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Drove by a dealer on lunch today and spotted a blue X on the lot...figured I had about 20minutes to kill, lets go see how dumb the salesmen are. Boy was I in for a treat.

I pull up and park with about 6-8 salesmen and women sitting on benches and tailgates of trucks on the lot (very professional). One stands up and asks if I want to trade that in, I reply with no, but I want to look at the blue X I saw from the street. He points at it and sits back down. I get up to the truck and see that its a 05 and has 15k on it. Mods were extang tonneau, the dealer wing, and some cheap 18" aftermarket wheels. Then I see the sticker...26,500...on sale for 23,800!

I walk back to the group and ask.."are you guys serious about that X?" Yes I know it was an ******* thing to do but come on...They reply with "its the only blue one in the country right now" I laugh again and say ...."no..but maybe in the Tampa area..maybe" He responds with, "well what would you be willing to pay for it" I tell him 19..MAYBE. He says why so low, so I tell him what an 07 costs, he tells me you can't get them yet. At this point I'm trying really hard to be polite and mature, but its really hard as you can imagine. So he says "what would you sell yours for" I tell him "25, mine has a few more things done to it than the blue one..but even then, I doubt it, I love the truck"

So him and his little crew start laughing and say, "goodluck finding one of these for cheaper than 20...even used" So I start the truck and they hear the windows startup theme..I say "jump in..I'll show you plenty" 4 of them walk back inside and the rest start to try and look busy while the guy I've been talking to the whole time just says "I belive ya man...its ok, I don't think my boss would want me to do that anyway".


Honestly, when I think I can't hate dealerships and salesmen anymore...I get to expierence something like this.


Trading this thing in for an escort...or lawnmower parts.
 

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So you went to a dealership and expected them to be truthful, reasonable, smart, or what? Just making sure I understand the point!
 

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what dealership was it
 

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Clearwater...who would have thought lol.

Come on Racer...I expected SOMETHING...this is pushing it...even for a dealer lol.
 

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XRobber said:
lol....
I have a dilemna....
I sell my truck for about 25-29...... depending on how much it is worth with the supercharger.....
Or I remove the S/C, sell my truck for 21.... sell the S/C here or on ebay or something.....
and buy this....
These guys are local to me.
http://www.titanmotorsports.com/glwhpesu.html

Decisions decisions....
you getting rid of the X

Screw those supras...yes they are nice..but being just as much as they where new all because of the first F&F movie put them in the spotlight. keep the X
 

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Dibs on SC...Ill trade you my ford escort for it:)
 

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Clearwater...who would have thought lol.

Come on Racer...I expected SOMETHING...this is pushing it...even for a dealer lol.
Well, I'm wondering what you really expected? were you looking for adulation for your truck, or we you just going to fuk with them... please believe they know what's up when you show up there with the same vehicle as they have on their lot... and honestly most of the cat's at dealership don't care anyways... unless your truck is super modded, and you're coming for maintenence...
 

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total opposit here.
Everytime I stop at toyota..to get a book, or i was there checking out a Yaris to buy as a DD..i pull up in my X and EVERYONE comes running out and stands around it and I am standing at the yaris and none of them even come over for a few mins...But all dealers are retards..Its funny when they ask stupid questions...like is that a stick as they are looking RIGHT at the shifter..lol
I also had one of the techs ask me if it was the 3.4 S/C
 

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total opposit here.
Everytime I stop at toyota..to get a book, or i was there checking out a Yaris to buy as a DD..i pull up in my X and EVERYONE comes running out and stands around it and I am standing at the yaris and none of them even come over for a few mins...But all dealers are retards..Its funny when they ask stupid questions...like is that a stick as they are looking RIGHT at the shifter..lol
I also had one of the techs ask me if it was the 3.4 S/C
I don't want to get into what think at the dealers around here... you know how many times I have heard... that's a fu cking sick ass Syclone you have... mind you the stock yota grill was still on the front... so I have learned not to expect much!
 

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I didn't come to show off the truck at all, I honestly stopped to see if there were any changes to the 07...thinking that it was an 07, as I had yet to see a used X on the lot. Then everything just kind of snowballed when I saw they were asking almost 24 for an 05. I could care less if they see my truck, or anything done to it. I was just being an ******* at the end for the hell of it.
 

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I'm pretty lucky, as I actually have a pretty good dealership to go to. Everyone there knows me and my X, as I frequent the place at least once a month.

But last visit they had a new guy working there, and I told him about the X (that was the day before I got it back from the shop), he asked me "Oh, is it a nissan?"

I stopped, and my jaw dropped for a minute, then I recovered and said, no, it's a Toyota. (Why the f*ck else would I be at a Toyota dealership?) I really hate it when people at dealerships don't even know their own vehicles.

And that "This is the only blue X in the country" bull****? It just hurts me that they are in possession of an X.
 

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I have come to find that we have sitty as dealers around us! I got my XR at Percision Toyota (Now Toyo of Tampa Bay) and they were cool as ****. But they are so far away. I had crap service at Clearwater and Sun. So I will not take my XR there for any kind of service. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet and take my XR to Tampa.

Yep, the ppl at Clearwater are sooo unprofessional... They are always sitting down! I asked them about the Yaris and when they were expecting some in. They looked at me like wtf is that? I find that most younger ppl who work there know what a XR is...
 

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00yota4x4 said:
total opposit here.
Everytime I stop at toyota..to get a book, or i was there checking out a Yaris to buy as a DD..i pull up in my X and EVERYONE comes running out and stands around it and I am standing at the yaris and none of them even come over for a few mins...But all dealers are retards..Its funny when they ask stupid questions...like is that a stick as they are looking RIGHT at the shifter..lol
I also had one of the techs ask me if it was the 3.4 S/C
Simular situtation- I had a salesman, standing next to the tailgate, talking to me and we were both looking at my X and still he asked if it was a Prerunner.:looney:
 

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This reminds me of my own story...

Even before I thought I was going to buy an X-Runner, I got my friend hooked onto it and we were looking for his new car. We stopped by Poway Toyota to see if they have X. Salesman comes up to me and ask if he could help me. I said "do you guys have X-Runner in inventory or can i order them?" The reply was like what? what's that? Let me talk to my manager. The fleet manager comes out and asked me what the X-Runner is. I said "It is 2WD, comes with bodykit and only in three colors. I checked the Toyota website and MSRP is around 24k." Then they were both laughing at me "Good luck finding that near that range... but we can special order one for you for 29k"

I fell little sick from listening all this BS and just got the broschure and left.

When it came to buy my X, I just went to Bob Baker and they knew what I wanted right away. The salesguy was like "You know it only comes in 3 colors right? we have black and red in stock right now. Want to test drive?" So i knew that was the place to get it from... I got a good deal too.. i think... 22.9k (excluding extended warranty and paint sealant).

by the way, that Supra is nice X-Robber but Supras are almost 10 years old even the youngest one that is... your truck is one of the cleanest one.. keep the X.. (personally I'd buy IS300 and mod it)
 

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XRobber said:
Thanks!
And dont get me wrong guys, I dont plan on selling my beast :)
I just LOVE the old TT Supra
word... just to add.. first car i ever fell in love with after legal age of driving was TT Supra in 95 (when i set my foot in US soil) :lol:
 
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