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Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by kcaustin66, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Dec 22, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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    kcaustin66

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    Why do so many people look down on this. If you plan on keeping it long term, and you know the repairs. I got my for under $18K with 45,000 miles was hit in the rear. It was cheaper to replace the bed and bumper. Runs perfect, I got it through a auction in Austin. 2015 Toyota Tundra CM 1794 4x4, waxes up really nice. I have wanted a Tundra for a long time was able to come up with the cash. Also I carry full coverage with State Farm Insurance. Everything works as good as new.
    I do understand most people say it has no trade in, I have not had a new car since highschool by choice. Will be debt free in 12 months. So blessed in so many ways

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  2. Dec 22, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    I don't look down on it, but I don't prefer it for me.

    Personally I have seen how vehicles aren't quite the same after being repaired, depending on the extent of the damage and quality of the repair of course.

    I may be looking for a short trip commuter vehicle soon and I haven't ruled out an R title for that as it will be a bit of a beater.

    I have a touch of the vehicle OCD so I prefer to have a crash free vehicle for my normal vehicle. Also I transport some precious cargo and I feel more confident in the safety of a vehicle that hasn't been involved in a crash.

    I'm in no way saying that as fact, just the way that I feel about it, even if I'm wrong.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    Nice truck by the way!
     
  4. Dec 22, 2018 at 7:28 PM
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    @Coolhardy has a rebuilt title truck that’s really nice if I remember correctly.

    I won’t consider it, but to each their own.
     
  5. Dec 22, 2018 at 7:41 PM
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    Not bad for $18K. It all depends on what happened. My friends F-250 4X4 got rear ended and was totalled. Rear frame tweaked a bit. Fixable but too much to repair. He bought it back. Replaced the fracked up bumper and brackets. Left the frame alone since the damage wasn't even noticeable. Still driving it with zero issues going on over 7 years now.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2018 at 7:54 PM
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    Welcome from Ct and Merry Christmas. Nice truck
     
  7. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    BTBAKER

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    Nice score! Glad you found a good deal. I would never consider it because I would never get it out of my head that an insurance company thought a 35,000 dollar vehicle wasn’t worth repairing. To me that means there was extensive damage. If my truck ever is in that situation you can bet your ass I’m taking the money and buying another clean titled Tundra.
     
  8. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER THE AVS GOT SCREWED.

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    I’m curious. You paid 18 and then stuck money into it to be repaired? If that’s the case how much did you put into it??
     
  9. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:24 PM
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    We are not most people. Most people do not keep vehicles long term.

    Branded titled trucks wirk fine for me, but I am aware of the pitfalls.
     
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  10. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    Thats awesome Kevin, you are a smart thinker and got a great deal! Who cares what people think, as long as your happy thats all that counts!

    Congrats brother! :cheers:
     
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  11. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:38 PM
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    I picked mine up for a $11k and stuck $5k to get it back to like new condition. I've had it for 5 years.

    I drive mine all over the east coast.
     
  12. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:44 PM
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    I carry full coverage as well.

    Be aware that full replacement value will not be the same as a clean title truck. If you wreck it, you are not getting KBB value for that year of truck. The insurance company know that you have a branded titled truck. The check they write you will not be close to the value of the truck. If that was the case, you would see more people buying wrecks, fixing them then wrecking them and buying a clear titled vehicle with the insurance money. If there is a scam to be pulled, you can be sure someone will pull it.

    They can pull any number out of a hat and there is nothing we can do about it.

    With that said, I'm okay with that. I'll just rebuild it again or buy another wreck.

    The people that buy already fixed rebuilt titled trucks are the ones I worry about the most. Most don't know these little things that can turn out to be a big headache.
     
  13. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:46 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Yes, Gorilla beats T-Rex EVERYTIME!!

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    Following the Ramsey way?
     
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  14. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:47 PM
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    There is nothing wrong w salvage title if u plan on keeping it for the long term. Its easy to sell salvage titled vehicles after a few years vs fixing it and selling it right away. Buyers normally buy it when they see salvage vehicle is on the road for a few years and operating fine.

    People don't need to know if its a salvage or not. Who ask a sexy chick at the party about her past? You can hold her hand and observe a bunch of jealous faces but that's the closest they can get to her.

    I bought mine in 2015 for 12k with 20k miles and its a 2014 Tundra. I didn't plan on buying it. It was a wrong click in an online aution but in the right direction. I don't keep any of my cars for more than 2 years. I bought Toyota because its much more reliable than a wife...

    Your wife can leave u, your Tundra won't die on u.
     
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  15. Dec 22, 2018 at 8:51 PM
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    I've never read or heard a word from DR, but I know enough that being low debt is generally a good thing.

    But yeah, no debt is great and I owe much of that from buying wrecks fro the last 20 years.

    If you have simple wrenching skill, why not rebuild a truck? It only easier now. All info to put these together is available at an instant.
     
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  16. Dec 22, 2018 at 9:00 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 Yes, Gorilla beats T-Rex EVERYTIME!!

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    Absolutely. 100% on all points. Sadly people who think like us are looked at as having a “fringe mentality”. Even members of my family have made fun of mine and Doc’s (my wife) decision.
     
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  17. Dec 22, 2018 at 9:11 PM
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    “fringe mentality”.

    That's a pretty good label.
     
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  18. Dec 22, 2018 at 9:14 PM
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    Law323 Yes, Gorilla beats T-Rex EVERYTIME!!

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    Considering the alternative, I take it as a compliment LOK
     
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    Yep, cars are horrible investments. I'm going to do whatever I can do put more money into saving and less into something that will give me absolutely no financial advantage.

    ( I still want a supercharger, but know I'm too cheap to every buy one)
     
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    Dammit! now I gotta go lurk Co part and see what's out there.

    Wife gives me shit for always looking at the wrecks even thought we are not even close to needing to replace current trucks.

    I tell her "I still look at pretty girls, but I don't want to sleep with any of them".
     
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  21. Dec 22, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    That’s one way to simplify it!
     
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    Twinky Keep the shinny side up!

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    I would consider buying a salvaged titled vehical if i had all the funds readily available and the repair know how. My tundra is actually the first vehical that i havent paid in full for when i got it.

    But like it was said earlier, theres a lot of little things that most ppl, like myself, dont know when it comes to buying/owning a vehical with a salvaged title.

    Nice truck, though.
     
  23. Dec 22, 2018 at 10:14 PM
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    3” lift, black step bars, aftermarket wheels, LT305/55R20 was this way when I brought it.
    I found a complete bed and bumper $1500, and installed it myself. So for less than $20k my trucks runs perfect no codes air bag fine, since it was hit in the back. I would not have bought it
    from someone else I wanted to know what was wrong and that it was fixed right. but there was only light body damaged the drive train and cab and engine all OK. I have been driving it for
    1 year now. Before I drove a 1998 Ford f150 ext cab, So it was a big step up.
    since then I have installed fender flairs, and a Roll n Lock bed cover. On Facebook Marketplace I found a roll n lock (customer in Waco TX ordered a new tundra and wanted a bed cover, someone installed it for Toyota and the customer didn't like it so they ordered a different style) The custom shop sold it for $400 with full warranty and they installed it also.
     
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    As someone who used to buy vehicles from an auction myself, i don't personally cringe, frown upon, etc on salvage vehicles. I prefer seeing the original damage to gauge whether it will run to my standards. If the airbags deployed, i don't touch it only because it may not be worth replacing them and reflashing any modules. If i plan to keep it, i'll buy a salvage one if it comes up at a good price. (my current vehicle isn't a salvage though) If it's the wife's daily driver or the kid hauler, that's a different story.
     
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    Salvage title on mine with full coverage
     
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    Nice! Sounds like you scored bro. I’m happy you found a great deal. It just seems odd that the insurance company totals a truck like that for a couple grand worth of damage.
     
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    It funny you mention knowing what you had to do to fix the truck.

    My wife commented something similar.

    "When you buy a wrecked truck, you know what is exactly wrong with it". "When you buy a used, no damage truck, you don't know what kind of repair history it may have at all".
     
  28. Dec 22, 2018 at 10:28 PM
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    3” lift, black step bars, aftermarket wheels, LT305/55R20 was this way when I brought it.
    the body shop wanted $2500 just to repair bed side not counting tailgate and bumper, that is why I looked for a complete bed and did the work myself
     
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    So what website do you use
     
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