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Did I get screwed ?

I got the 16 TRD wheel upgrade with the BFG All terrain tires, I think its suppose to come with wheel locks, according to the invoice- "wheel and spare lock". Dont see it on the wheels.
And the dealer said comes with Remote Start, extended warranty, and other crap in the package. But they said they didn't make the remote start for the FJ yet, so they gave me a vocher and when they have the remote start, they'll call me.
No wheel locks, and have to wait for the remote start.
Wadda you guys think?
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*shrug* could be worse.

Call them on the wheel locks.

Otherwise, I dunno?

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I got the 16 TRD wheel upgrade with the BFG All terrain tires, I think its suppose to come with wheel locks, according to the invoice- "wheel and spare lock". Dont see it on the wheels.
And the dealer said comes with Remote Start, extended warranty, and other crap in the package. But they said they didn't make the remote start for the FJ yet, so they gave me a vocher and when they have the remote start, they'll call me.
No wheel locks, and have to wait for the remote start.
Wadda you guys think?
did you check your spare? That text is a bit ambiguous and I'd make sure it isn't just one lock for that wheel.
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I got the 16 TRD wheel upgrade with the BFG All terrain tires, I think its suppose to come with wheel locks, according to the invoice- "wheel and spare lock". Dont see it on the wheels.
And the dealer said comes with Remote Start, extended warranty, and other crap in the package. But they said they didn't make the remote start for the FJ yet, so they gave me a vocher and when they have the remote start, they'll call me.
No wheel locks, and have to wait for the remote start.
Wadda you guys think?
That "package" sounds like it's something the dealer put together to maximize profit.

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Toyota 5 wheel lock kits are in stock and readily available.
Same price as the 4 wheel lock set!
Good idea to get them on as soon as possible with those nice wheels & tires.
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Re: Did I get screwed ?

I know the dealer definitely wanted to maximize the profit. If i didn't take the package, they i said i have to order one and pay a $3000 premium. I didn't know about the remote start not being installed untill I purchased and asked for the remote. that's when they said, they dont have it yet. And there is no lock on the spare either.
Oh well,
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Your dealer sounds a little disreputable. If they sold you something that was not on the vehicle and did not disclose this until after the completion of the sale, that is illegal in most states. You cannot charge someone for goods or services they did not receive. I am not sure what state you are in, but you may want to look into the laws that govern vehicle sales. I am sure whatever they are charging for the remote start is well over what an after-market alarm/remote start system would cost. Personally, I would ask for a refund for any items not received. They "should" be listed on your purchase agreement as a line item. Just my two cents....

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True.. i'll have to go back to them and check.
Anyone know or have a remote start on their FJ. Do they make it for the FJ
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True.. i'll have to go back to them and check.
Anyone know or have a remote start on their FJ. Do they make it for the FJ
It's not something that's being offered by Toyota. Sounds like an aftermarket thing that the dealer is adding.

Why don't you just tell us what you got (options, accessories, etc.) and tell us what your pre-tax price was, and we'll tell you if you got screwed or not.

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Ok.. i'm gonna try not to leave anything out.
Yellow-automatic with

Base Vehicle $23,300

Add-Ons $7,167

DPH [1] $605

TOTAL MSRP [1] $31,072

Rock Rails $575
Roof Rack $649
Spare Tire Cover $169
Tow Hitch $349
16'' TRD 6-Spoke Wheel $1,899
Carpeted Floor Mats/Cargo Mat 5-pc set $199
First Aid Kit $29
Passenger Side Arm Rest $125
Rear Door Storage $89
VIP Security (R3200 Plus w/ Proximity Sensor) $479

I paid the MSRP- about $31K + 3k addendum(normally a premium if ordering ) but used the $3,000 for extended warranty- 7 years, 100,000, chemical treated paint, corrosion thing, and remote starter ( they said it cost $695).
I said i didn't want the addendum, but its required for this particular one in the lot. Otherwise I have to order one and pay a $3,000 premium.
So basically, about $34,000 and change
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