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Went to the Toyota dealer locator website and emailed every dealer within a 50 mile radius of me, something to the effect of "Looking to trade BD 07 FJC w/ 15 k miles for a used 07 VB with higher miles" (so I wouldnt have to pay anything, just give them the lower mileage vehicle, and me take the higher mileage VB, the color I want)

Within 5 minutes I probably had 10 phone calls. Some I answered, some I didnt. Theyd immediately start trying to sell me a NEW one, or theyd say they didnt have the info in front of them of what I was looking for specifically (even though they got my phone number somehow), one broad tried to sell me a NITRO for godssake!

Turns out only 1 dealer had one, but the build date was 6/06, so no A-trac/Rear diff lock fun there. Thats another point - Toyota "salespeople" who have no clue what A-trac or other features are. Unreal! Rant over.
 

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Well, I don't know for sure, but most dealers (and especially sales people) are there to make money...so an even swap doesn't really get them excited. I can't imagine why they would be trying to sell you on a new one.....oh yeah, to make some money.... :lol:
 

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The hit you'll take on the trade will pay to get it painted any color you want....purple with dots even:lol:

And like others have said.....they ain't making any money....why call???
 

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it is hard to maintain the bd but it looks so sweet when clean
 

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I hear wal-mart has a sale on paint and rollers this week.........:cowfrown:
 

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So they couldnt make more money selling an FJ w/ 15k on it then say one with 25k? I thought it seemed like simple logic.

While we're here - what does a decent paint job cost? Im guessing 3-5k?
(Homedad-the purple w/dots sounds tempting!)
 

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"Why don't dealers LISTEN???"

-Because, unfortunately: It's their job to sell you what they have, not what you want.

A.W.D.
 

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if youre worried about the resale value of the FJ (cause some people get spooked when they find a car thats been repainted) you could do a vinyl wrap, not sure how much those cost though...
 

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if youre worried about the resale value of the FJ (cause some people get spooked when they find a car thats been repainted) you could do a vinyl wrap, not sure how much those cost though...
I do a vinyl wrap ever day.:wave:
 

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used voodoo in Asheville dealer lot and a new voodoo in Hendersonville dealer lot
Asheville dealer jim barkley
Hendersonville= Bryan easler
 
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