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I finally decided on the truck I want which the dealer does not have in stock. They said they could do a dealer trade and get the truck in about a week, however it would have 100 miles or more on it. Or they could order it and it would take approx. 6-10 weeks. I would rather have a truck with no miles on it that hasnt been sitting on a lot for months. I'm just trying to get some more opinions on this. BTW, Im new to the toyota family, Ive been considering a tacoma for a while and after reading this forum for about a month now it made me make my decision to get one.
 

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most people around here would probably say that it's worth the wait, and it probably is.......but i don't like to wait......
 

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sure it's worth the wait, but the wait does suck pretty bad. IMO, i don't think 100 miles is really anything to worry about, but if it's something that you're not willing to deal with, than by all means order one.
 

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If I could get the exact truck without the wait, 100 miles would be nothing to me, I'd put that on in two days. I waited 8+ weeks for mine, but it was exactly what I wanted.

If its not the exact truck, I'd wait.
 

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For as much money as you have to pay for a new truck, you should get EXACTLY what you want. Otherwise, you'll be sorry later after the novelty has worn off. I say it's worth the wait.
 

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I was in the same boat. I didn't want to wait that long when the one I wanted was just under a 100 miles away and could be there in a couple of days. I opted for the dealer trade I didnt care about the few extra miles I wanted the truck.
 

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I bought an 07 Access Cab last week and faced the same type of choice over 44 miles. I decided against the wait because I wasn't sure what else would break on my existing truck. It turned out fine and I'm glad I got the truck quickly, esp. since the truck came with some extra bed D-Rings that I didn't have to pay extra for. You should get a chance to test drive and do a good inspection before signing (do it in daylight so you can sight down the sides and see any dings). I hate to wait :)
 

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Now I'm pissed.My dealer told me you cannot "order" from toyota.I called 1800 go-toyota and they told me the same thing.I've got a dc sport supposed to be here next week with a tow package I did'nt want.WTF
 

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I would just wait. 6 to 10 weeks? I had to wait 6 months for mine. However, as impatient as I was, I did get everything I wanted.
 

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Mine was a dealer trade and had 50 miles when it arrived to my dealer. No problems so far and it got a better deal than if I were to order one
 

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Forget the wait and get the truck. The 100 miles doesn't matter. If you are worried about the extra miles, don't forget that 2 months affects resale value more than the 100 miles.
 

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I custom ordered a Mini Cooper 3 years ago and waited 7 months. The vehicle arrived EXACTLY the way I ordered it. I say do it. The satisfaction of owning a vehicle EXACTLY the way you want is worth the wait. Otherwise you will feel as though you settled for something close.
 

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I was one of the lucky ones. I got the truck of my dreams and it was on the lot with 24 miles on it. (11/11/06) I now have 3700 on it. But after reading the fourms here, I realize i am a gaget junkie and have to ask myself...Did i get the truck I wanted? Of coarse i did. Ask yourself Is the mileage a real issue? How long would it take you to put another 100 miles on your truck. It doesnt take that long. Especially when you are all excited with the truck and drive it everywhere anyways. In Short...How bad do you want the truck if they have it at another dealer with the 100 miles on it and it has what you want? Enjoy the truck what ever you decide it is a blast.
 

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My dealer did not have the truck I wanted in stock either. He did however find one in Atlanta, Ga. I live in Decatur, Al. I did not want to wait 8 to 10 weeks for one to be delivered so I took the one he found in Atlanta. It had over 300 miles on it when I took delivery. I inspected every inch before I drove it off the lot. It looked great and even had a full tank of gas. So I don't think buying one with miles on it is a big deal. It's probably better than one that has set on a lot for months and been test drove all over town.
 

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Has your dealer never heard of a TRAILER if your really stressing 100 miles?

If they want to sell it, & you want to hassle over it, they will find one.
 

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I'd say it's worth the wait. lol I waited 6 years for them to redesign the double cab model to be big enough, and for me to be able to afford. 'Course when I finally DID pull the plug on getting one it only took a couple weeks as the dealer had 2 identical trucks available, one auto and one manual.


I had 100 miles or so on mine when I got it, but so what? What can they fuck up in 100 miles? :lol: Hell, it's not even broken in nicely until you have a few k's on the odometer anyway.

You can wait if you want, but I don't see the point in waiting 2-3 months over 100 miles.
 

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The truck I just bought had a little over 400 miles on it. I knew it was coming from another dealer, several miles away. What's the big deal. Unless you're planning on trading within a few days, who cares?
 

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It's not as much the miles I'm worried about, its how the truck has been driven during those miles and how long its sat on a lot. I worked at a dealership for 4 years and I know how many of the employees drove the sh*t out of the cars on the lot, not to mention all the people who test drove it all over the place. The dealers hire old guys to drive the vehicles from dealer to dealer when they do a trade so I'm not worried about that. I'm leaning towards waiting for the truck because I could use the time to get caught up on some bills although it would be nice to have a truck for the rest of the winter. I'll be stuck driving around my 02 Altima for the rest of the winter I guess.
 
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