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I was offered a job at toyota or nissan to be a tech, but ive never worked on toyotas before. I was just wondering if toyotas are pretty accessible and easy to work on? any advice or information would help. thanks
 

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yup yup...the older models are for sure. toyota did some thinking for the majority of their designs lol

word though, is that the new ones, such as the cars with the 2gre-fe v6 (camry, avalon, is350, etc.) are a nightmare to work on though
 

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No offense, but if you can fix a Sentra, you can fix a Corolla. If you fix an Altima, you can fix a Camry. If you can fix a Titan, you can fix a Tundra.

Probably the biggest challenges of any car to work on these days is a FWD V6 vehicle, especially access to the rear bank of plugs. Engine bays are getting more cramped as more items are added.

Everything has a procedure, and I'm sure you'll find some Nissans are easier than some Toyotas and vice "Versa". I am too funny! ;)

I doubt you will have any problems transitioning from Nissan to Toyota.
 

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thats a very good point. I guess im looking at it the wrong way. Im having a hard time deciding on which dealership to go to. The nissan dealership is down the street from my house, but is paying me a dollar less than toyota offered. The service manager at toyota is a real cool guy and it seems like a good company to work for but is 25 miles away and traffic in the morning is pretty bad. also i have to walk about 5 blocks to get to toyota. Its hard to decide..lol
 

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like new models.

HAVE FUN Taking the Plastic Covers on those engine bays. lol


But for real. Its not that annoying to work on. Try to work on Most European cars. They tend to like to mess you up and go through lots of trouble to get to a simple part.
 

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thats a very good point. I guess im looking at it the wrong way. Im having a hard time deciding on which dealership to go to. The nissan dealership is down the street from my house, but is paying me a dollar less than toyota offered. The service manager at toyota is a real cool guy and it seems like a good company to work for but is 25 miles away and traffic in the morning is pretty bad. also i have to walk about 5 blocks to get to toyota. Its hard to decide..lol
You mentioned some other points that should be considered, such as commuting distance, pay, your potential co-workers and boss, and the company that you may be working for. YOU -- and only you -- have to decide which factors are more important.

If you do not like a long commute, maybe the Nissan dealership is better. If pay is important (and $1 more may be important), but if that $1 is not going to pay for the extra commuting...

Also very important is your relationship with your boss and co-workers. You will be spending a third of your life there, and if you cannot get along with your co-workers, or the company is terrible, you will not enjoy working there, and each shift is going to seem like it is dragging on forever. If, however, you get along great with the boss and co-workers, you will enjoy yourself and likely get a lot done, and learn a lot also.

Good luck!
 

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well...i think honestly if you take a job 25 miles further away in bad traffic for $1 and hour more you might be crazy. You'll probably waste that dollar an hour in gas sitting in stop and go traffic for 25 miles.

I mean unless the nissan people completely suck...then go work for the toyota dealership with the cooler people.
 

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Dont think toyota´s are hard to work on. Nissan is very similar as well mostly. So not to worry, aint volkswagens or peugeots. Get along well with those people from the nissan dealer, why bother to be stuck on traffic and walk 5 blocks ? for how much money man? :confused:
 

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ya youre right, id be sacrificing alot to work at toyota. I took the job at a different nissan and theyre going to pay me more than both of them so it worked out pretty good. thank you guys for all ur help
 
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