I just drove the new TRD-Pro 4 door. - Page 3 - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
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post #41 of 47 (permalink) Old 04-15-2017, 03:36 PM
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There is still a pending class action settlement for the Tacoma rust issues and it's expected to be decided this month. I have an 05 Tacoma, and didn't take mine in for inspection because I live in a dry climate and see only minor surface rust on my frame. The law suit will provide another chance for frame inspection/repair for those who missed the first deadline. I'll take it in this time because I'm thinking of trading for a Colorado and want a clean Carfax on my truck.
My truck was a 2007 and the frame looked perfect form the outside (I live in PA). These frames rust from the INSIDE out so you can't see it from the outside. I actually found a 'soft' spot on the inside of the frame rail under the drivers side door - but it was still painted black on the outside. It just looked 'odd' and when I pressed on it, it was soft. Dealership poked a hole right thru it at that spot. If they're able to find (or poke thru) a 2"hole - they fail it and don't bother inspecting the rest of it.

I could've let it go and not done anything - but you probably won't get as much for it in trade-in value. Guaranteed, they will look for that to reduce the value. The GM dealership I traded it to...was extremely happy my frame had already been done. Less work for them to throw it on their lot to sell it.

BTW... The frame replacement DOES NOT affect the Carfax report. It's strictly a warranty repair. It will never show up on the Carfax. It will only show up on Dealership /Toyota Computers.

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My truck was a 2007 and the frame looked perfect form the outside (I live in PA). These frames rust from the INSIDE out so you can't see it from the outside. I actually found a 'soft' spot on the inside of the frame rail under the drivers side door - but it was still painted black on the outside. It just looked 'odd' and when I pressed on it, it was soft. Dealership poked a hole right thru it at that spot. If they're able to find (or poke thru) a 2"hole - they fail it and don't bother inspecting the rest of it.

I could've let it go and not done anything - but you probably won't get as much for it in trade-in value. Guaranteed, they will look for that to reduce the value. The GM dealership I traded it to...was extremely happy my frame had already been done. Less work for them to throw it on their lot to sell it.

BTW... The frame replacement DOES NOT affect the Carfax report. It's strictly a warranty repair. It will never show up on the Carfax. It will only show up on Dealership /Toyota Computers.
Thanks! That's good stuff to know.
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And this thread degenrates unto a GM -vs- Tacoma thread. Again.

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And this thread degenrates unto a GM -vs- Tacoma thread. Again.
Popular threads on both forums. As someone shopping for a new truck, it sure looks like GM is winning.
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And this thread degenerates unto a GM -vs- Tacoma thread. Again.
at least it ain't gm vs honda. again.
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Thanks, sorry about this frame related issues but my main topic discussion was the new TRD-Pro and my thoughts on it. I really was just putting this out there and would like to talk about this new truck, has anyone else test driven it? I am still anxiously awaiting the ZR2 and hit this forum daily. Honestly , I think Toyota is trying to compete here and the next model for 2018 and on could see some changes due to the GM twins moving in on this market.
I'd also like GM to include a few other extras and I am sure it will happen sooner or later and welcome Ford and Nissan to join in.
If anyone has any other comments or news, let's hear it.
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Haven't driven one yet, but sat inside and checked out the interior compared to a Colorado Z71. I think the Z71 interior is much nicer. The specs show it is a little roomier than the Tacoma and it definitely feels like it.
I need an off road truck, so I'm watching for the ZR2 also. If I got a Z71 I'd have to remove the front spoiler, install a leveling kit and replace the tires with some off road capable tires. I'd rather just get what I want off the line if possible, so that's the TRD Offroad or the ZR2.
I've followed Tacomas for a long time and I don't think they will offer any significant changes for another 8 years. Although they could make some transmission changes due to all of the complaints about the 16 and 17 automatics.
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