Author Topic: Selling off most of our collection to pay for unexpected vehicle repairs  (Read 772 times)

Offline phr34k5h0w

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Re: Selling off most of our collection to pay for unexpected vehicle repairs
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2019, 03:58:15 PM »
And the finance company did not mess around,  dealership just called me said they were gonna get the parts delivered to my mechanic and that they were going to get the truck fixed :)

Offline Key2871

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Re: Selling off most of our collection to pay for unexpected vehicle repairs
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2019, 07:37:16 PM »
That's great news! Glad you contacted the finance company they know the laws the dealership don't want you to know.
Next time go to a more reputable dealer.
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Re: Selling off most of our collection to pay for unexpected vehicle repairs
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2019, 10:58:03 AM »
Great news! I'm very happy for you.
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Offline Dan/Panther

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Re: Selling off most of our collection to pay for unexpected vehicle repairs
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2019, 01:11:17 PM »
Harry, Ken;

I also have had great success with Toyota.
My first new car in 1969 was a Toyota Carolla, $1,699.00, No Issues.
1970 Hilux Pickup $2,500.00 New, no issues.
1976 Toyota Highlander Used, no issues.
My current Tacoma, is in Great condition, not abused as far at it appears. I was a Mechanic for GM for many years. The truck seemed solid and runs great.
I purchased it at a Toyota Dealer, So I figured they would have checked it out for issues. Apparently not.
The truck only has 155,000 miles on it.

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Re: Selling off most of our collection to pay for unexpected vehicle repairs
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2019, 02:56:39 PM »
Toyota's with basic maintenance are bullet proof.
With my arthritis I can't get in and out after sitting a while not much legroom for a 6' 4" guy. But they are well built.
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Re: Selling off most of our collection to pay for unexpected vehicle repairs
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2019, 06:40:41 PM »
Dan, I also had a 70 Hilux. WOW, have not hurd that word in years.
What an incredible truck. right down to the "EYE BROWS" on the fenders!!!
I know they only made 3 or 4 of them ;) But I saw the other 2 in junk yards when lookin for parts for mine.
They did not have A SINGLE BOLT left in them.
Never seen anything like that.
I thot I had the only surviving one.

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Re: Selling off most of our collection to pay for unexpected vehicle repairs
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2019, 07:23:19 PM »
My HILUX is 1984. 22R w/ automatic tranny.  I bought it in 2003 with 35,000 mi on it for $3,500. It has about 135,000 on it now. It was my daily driver until January, It need tires and I have an oil leak that I need to fix. Currently it is my spare vehicle and local truck. I plan on keeping it around forever.
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Re: Selling off most of our collection to pay for unexpected vehicle repairs
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2019, 06:22:34 PM »
To the OP, I would recommend getting at least a Haynes manual for your truck.  The rear end would have been a tough job, but there are many repairs one can make on those trucks.  I have a '96 F150 and have saved many bucks in doing my own repairs on it. 
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