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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by ramonortiz55, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Jan 19, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    Tundra4Lyfe

    Tundra4Lyfe New Member

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    New member here and soon to be Tundra owner. OP mentioned this process only works for NEW vehicles, is that just so dealerships can't pull the "well that tundra has less miles"? I've been trying to get dealerships to bid against each other without much luck.

    I'm also wondering how much on average this approach can save? $5k? $8k? My budget is $35k pre sales tax.
     
  2. Sep 25, 2020 at 7:55 AM
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    PaPerry34

    PaPerry34 New Member

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    Tacoma driver here.
    Future Tundra owner.
    Does this car-buying process work if I want:
    Crew
    Cement
    Blackout package
    Spray in Bed
    Black rims
    Predator steps?

    What if I were open to leasing or financing options once the dealer and I get down to that step?
    Does that matter?

    I am patient but would like to take advantage of the end of 20 model year.

    Thanks
     
  3. Jan 9, 2021 at 11:37 AM
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    PlaysARobin

    PlaysARobin New Member

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    2014 SR5 Crewmax 5.7 Super White - 2021 TRD Pro Super White
    (2014 TSS) - BAMuffler, 5/20 Tint, Tech12Volt Door speaker and amp, DIY sub and amp. (2021 TRD Pro) AMP Steps, Ceramic Tint 5/20/70 windshield, Kilmat floor, doors and rear with Audiofrog/Arc audio/JL speaker upgrades and factory HU. AJT blackout.
    End of 20 model year trucks are moving, so if you're picky, it'll get slim, fast. I'm loosely following the new buying guidance, and haven't had much luck. So far, sitting at $4k under MSRP without incentives. For context, I'm after Super White or Cement SR5 Crewmax 4x4 with the convenience package, and nothing more. I'll pick my steps, rims, tires, tint, and add TRD Pro grill aftermarket, etc.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2021 at 9:16 AM
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    2mchfun

    2mchfun Lead foot, left lane, loud stereo

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    Seat covers, dash mat, ext. Trans. Cooler, sumo springs, oem pwr fld tow mirrors
    Just one question, did you forget to add those nudes to your post? I mean geez! How can one possibly forget the highlight of the story? Pretty certain you would get more likes!

    Edit: oops wrong forum, sorry!
     
  5. Jan 25, 2021 at 5:50 PM
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    ramonortiz55

    ramonortiz55 [OP] I don't Even Own A Tundra

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    PM sent
     
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  6. Mar 9, 2021 at 8:16 PM
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    Gass_Passer New Member

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    ramonortiz55 - well done sir, well done.

    I am a brand new member to this group (within the hour) but feel like I got to know the forum well over the last 4 days. I'm an old man, with learned patience, time and nothing but first world concerns. I've hated dealership disco since I was a young man who once was counting quarters and dimes trying to afford a used POS Nissan at a dealer because my tennis shoes were wearing out from walking. Round Table Pizza wage wasn't meant to take you far. The Ortiz method on this thread is pure GOLD.

    Tundras.com is what cemented my decision to obtain a 2021 Tundra TRD Pro in Lunar Rock - I simply fell in love with the color while visiting a dealership to check out 4Runners. This is where I learned about the infamous TRD Pro ADM - $15K above MSRP because it's a "hot item!" WTH? I had noticed this dealer tactic once upon a time while buying a Porsche where the 918 on the showroom was dramatically above MSRP, but hey, they only made, well, 918 of them. Seemed logical. We are talking about a Toyota here. Great cars but $15K? Jeez. Well, the 4Runner was a bit small, I still wanted a truck, the Tundra Platinum test drive was amazing, so I set out on my quest. This forum was amazing for advice, tips, vehicle interest fodder, and most importantly a ton of pictures of the Lunar Rock in various scenes - this solidified my lust for it.

    After 4 days of heavy research, moving on from the Ram Truck idea (what a beautiful ride and cockpit, but man, it's still a Chrysler and I haven't forgotten when Iococca ran the joint churning out POS after POS), I finally found my deal today for the exact rig I want for exactly MSRP. After hearing so many "I have no idea if we will get one anytime soon" or "we are selling for $$$ over MSRP, but you get the PermaPlate for $10K!" I feel like I scored one for the team at MSRP out of state. Yes, Mr. Ortiz, I was willing to go from Cali to Main to get what I wanted!

    Pretty damn happy old man here. Thank you all for being such great contributing members!

    Now, to figure how to get it safely from Texas to California without driving it home, then getting it CARB certified. See, first world concerns.

    Cheers!
     

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