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Have a '15 on hold. Second thoughts for '16?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by mgh-pa, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. Aug 23, 2015 at 11:19 AM
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    After about a month of unsuccessful attempts to locate a Magnetic Metallic DC, a local dealer was able to secure one and it was delivered yesterday right at close. I can pick it up tomorrow if I want.

    Another local dealer who was trying to find me one is willing to sell me a 2016 coming in October for about $1400 more.

    The 2016 has the larger tank, convenience package (BSM/Sonar), and Navigation, and of course the brake controller.

    The 2015 has the TRD package, bed liner, and rails, but no Nav or controller.

    Also 0% on the '15 is a given.

    It's a tough decision.

    The BSM/Sonar isn't a huge deal, but it is an extra feature. The fuel tank won't matter right now as I'm not towing regularly, but we will (TT) eventually. I think the Nav is a big selling point, and while I know I can swap units, they're impossible to find.

    I don't want to jump the gun or settle, but at the same time, don't need to be holding out for what I don't use.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Aug 23, 2015 at 1:49 PM
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    I never use Sonar- ever. I always keep it off as I back my truck in everywhere I go.

    I do enjoy the BSM, but I do not rely on it as electronics can always fail at anytime.

    What's there trim level on both? Just SR5?

    Go with the 0% APR, IMO. If they offer this on the 15, take it. This way you ware only paying for the truck and nothing else. Also you can try to get them to add in a few things on the deal.
     
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  3. Aug 23, 2015 at 1:57 PM
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    The 16 is SR5 trim with the SR5 upgrade.

    The '15 is TRD with the SR5 upgrade.

    The 15 has 0% for 48.

    The '16 would be whatever financing I could secure (1.49%/48 months through my credit union right now).
     
  4. Aug 23, 2015 at 5:17 PM
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    I would think the lack of navigation is the biggest negative detractor.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2015 at 5:21 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Stand alone navs are updated alot more than factory or aftermarket ones. Fyi.

    Last time I checked toyota charges for the update on navigation so.
     
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  6. Aug 23, 2015 at 5:25 PM
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    What about replacement head units? Do those void your warranty?
     
  7. Aug 23, 2015 at 5:26 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    No.
    Never heard of it void a warranty at all.
     
  8. Aug 23, 2015 at 6:38 PM
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    So I shouldn't let lack of navigation make my decision on the truck?
    :)
     
  9. Aug 23, 2015 at 6:56 PM
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    Larger tank, by itself, is worth paying extra $1400. Apparently, Larger Toyota gas tank is around $2000 in parts alone.
     
  10. Aug 23, 2015 at 6:56 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Nope there are plenty of opportunities. Stand alone or aftermarket. Why pay more and get less?
     
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  11. Aug 24, 2015 at 4:40 AM
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    Thanks. Tough decision for sure. Wish yhe prices were more spread sonit would be easier to chose.

    Can the dealer install the new tanks on the older trucks? It may be a negoiating point.
     
  12. Aug 24, 2015 at 5:32 AM
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    They can install larger tanks, yes.
     
  13. Aug 24, 2015 at 7:43 AM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    If fuel quality is a thing. Get a bed storage tank. Some are from 30 to 100 gallons I have seen.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2015 at 7:18 PM
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    i am sure you know this but the nav on the 2016 is phone based through the scout gps app. so updating is not a problem. it kinda sucks... there is no full time map view. the only map view is if and when you are navigating to a specific location. i am not impressed, but it is still new and im getting used to it. i just picked up my 2016 DC SR5 TRD 4x4.
     
  15. Aug 27, 2015 at 7:29 PM
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    Welcome from CO by the way.
     
  16. Aug 27, 2015 at 7:31 PM
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    Definitely a tough choice. Let me flip a coin......................Heads>2016
     
  17. Aug 27, 2015 at 8:14 PM
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    I would get the 16. Bigger fuel tank, brake controller and nav is worth 1,400.
    Not to mention a little better resale value.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2015 at 4:17 AM
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    Thanks everyone. Put a deposit down on a build on Tuesday. Should be here by October.
     
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    Now only a matter of waiting. :popcorn::jellydance:
     
  20. Aug 28, 2015 at 9:52 AM
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    Yeah, that part is no fun. :D
     
  21. Sep 5, 2015 at 12:13 PM
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    Did you get an actual build date for your truck? After you put your deposit down how soon did you get confirmation and build date?
     
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