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Toyota wants my car back #277480 Sep 17, 8:51am Sep 17, 8:51am
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Toyota wants my car back
I got a letter from a local dealership saying that they need to buy my car back because they need to "fill urgent vehicle requests." They have authorized to buy back my car for the highest possible "market value." I'd also get a whole bunch of other incentives...
Has anyone else received one?

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Steven] #277481 Sep 17, 8:53am Sep 17, 8:53am
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i havn't..but i wish they would. i just put my car in the shop this morning for a blown rod or valve or something.

what do you think you are going to do? i've never even heard of anything like that going on before..are you sure it's legit?

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #277482 Sep 17, 8:56am Sep 17, 8:56am
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yea it's legit, they want to buy it back and put me in another toyota. this letter came from the same dealership I have my car serviced at all the time.

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Steven] #277483 Sep 17, 9:01am Sep 17, 9:01am
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tons of people have received those...(no offense intended) but its nothing "special" as though you were the only one picked.

They just wanna sell you a new car.

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Celicacutie] #277484 Sep 17, 9:03am Sep 17, 9:03am
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I know,,, I don't really think they want it back if they really knew what I put it through. It still runs like a champ though

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Steven] #277485 Sep 17, 9:06am Sep 17, 9:06am
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have yet to receive my letter...

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Steven] #277486 Sep 17, 9:09am Sep 17, 9:09am
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steven...it's a dealer scam. the first rule of car salesmenship is to "get people in the door". that is what they are doing. to have you trade your car for a newer one...i get these all the time. if your car still runs great and are close to paying it off, don't do it. 5 more years of car payments is not worth it.

and comming from toyota corp. they are disconinuing the celica and mr-s due to lack of interest. why all of a sudden the demand for one??? you can go in and have them say what they have to say but more often than not you'll be disappointed as you go through the whole process of 'the pitch'. plus they will NOT GIVE YOU WHAT THE CAR IS WORTH. THEY WILL IND AND MAKE UP THINGS TO TRY TO DEVALUE THE CAR SO THAT THEY CAN SELL IT FOR MORE. IT'S ALL ABOUT PROFITS AND NOT YOUR WELL BEING. thumbsdown


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: ct] #277487 Sep 17, 9:13am Sep 17, 9:13am
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thumbsup agree with Casper. Most likely they will try to make you by a Scion inexchange for your celi. grin

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Pnoy] #277488 Sep 17, 9:35am Sep 17, 9:35am
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That's hillarious! Those fuckers will do anything to screw ya over! eek rofl

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Celicacutie] #277489 Sep 17, 9:43am Sep 17, 9:43am
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Originally Posted by Celicacutie
tons of people have received those...(no offense intended) but its nothing "special" as though you were the only one picked.

They just wanna sell you a new car.


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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Blue Batmobile] #277490 Sep 17, 10:08am Sep 17, 10:08am
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I had my celi for a month or so, was having the fuel problems, while I was waiting to pick it up, I was in the showroom sitting in some cars...dillhole sales guy comes up and says "you like that, yeah, you should think about getting a new car, with new cars, you won't be sitting here waiting for repairs"

I just looked at him and said, I just bought my car from you guys a month ago.


He said "oh" and walked away.


Dealers are always trying to scam you!

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Celicacutie] #277491 Sep 17, 11:04am Sep 17, 11:04am
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I havenot recieved any screw over letters, just don't take it back. Tell'em to go to hell thumbsup


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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Steven] #277492 Sep 17, 11:17am Sep 17, 11:17am
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I would love to get an offer like that and march in there with a major skeptical attitude and see what those dickwads have to offer. I got my new Celi last week after 6 months of e-shopping, and could tell you dozens of stories about sales reps that are major league out of touch with reality, or anything other than their lofty profit margins!

Arm yourself with KBB and black book valuations for your particular vehicle, and test those bastards sense of what is a "great offer". With all the MSRP info, dealer invoice info, and consumer info available these days, the car salesman is nothing more than an administrative conduit between us and the fine products we use on the ROAD TO HELL!!! (...sorry, got carried away there - all better!)

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: jonnyess] #277493 Sep 17, 12:53pm Sep 17, 12:53pm
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Tell them you want $4000 over dealer retail value for the car.

That will shut them up.


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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: DiabloGTS] #277494 Sep 17, 1:23pm Sep 17, 1:23pm
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Got it two days ago. Read the last line where it says something about making sure you get the most blah blah. wink


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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: GOLDCELICA] #277495 Sep 17, 1:37pm Sep 17, 1:37pm
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haha def dont do it man!!!! but, just for shits and giggles, find the oldest piece of shit car you can find and drive it in their and see it they will offer you the same deal on it. spineyes

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: 2003cbgts] #277496 Sep 17, 2:07pm Sep 17, 2:07pm
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Yeah my friends mom had a ford and when they opened a new dealership they tried to send her those letters to buy her car...they just want to get you in a new car...

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Angelica] #277497 Sep 17, 2:25pm Sep 17, 2:25pm
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GM is doing the same thing as well...

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: GOLDCELICA] #277498 Sep 17, 2:38pm Sep 17, 2:38pm
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Here's what the form looks like so far 7 of my friends that own Celica's or bought their Celica at this dealership all got the same one in the San Diego area. KMT is Asking them to trade in their vehicle for a new one. I took a couple things out hehe privacy reasons. thumbsup

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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: GOLDCELICA] #277499 Sep 17, 2:51pm Sep 17, 2:51pm
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i wonder if they would take it back looking like this.

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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: qt1ncelica] #277500 Sep 17, 3:07pm Sep 17, 3:07pm
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^^ maybe, they dont care how it looks aslong as they make money off it... one of my friends bought a TRD celica gts, loaded with TRD parts, for 14k,(at the dealership) it has 48,000 miles on it though... its a pretty nice car

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: CelicaRacer05] #277501 Sep 17, 3:12pm Sep 17, 3:12pm
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haha i'd buy it back looking like that but don't know bout' the dealer those guys drive a hard bargain thumbsup


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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: ct] #277502 Sep 17, 3:29pm Sep 17, 3:29pm
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Originally Posted by ct
steven...it's a dealer scam. the first rule of car salesmenship is to "get people in the door". that is what they are doing. to have you trade your car for a newer one...i get these all the time. if your car still runs great and are close to paying it off, don't do it. 5 more years of car payments is not worth it.

and comming from toyota corp. they are disconinuing the celica and mr-s due to lack of interest. why all of a sudden the demand for one??? you can go in and have them say what they have to say but more often than not you'll be disappointed as you go through the whole process of 'the pitch'. plus they will NOT GIVE YOU WHAT THE CAR IS WORTH. THEY WILL IND AND MAKE UP THINGS TO TRY TO DEVALUE THE CAR SO THAT THEY CAN SELL IT FOR MORE. IT'S ALL ABOUT PROFITS AND NOT YOUR WELL BEING. thumbsdown



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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: CaLiGTS] #277503 Sep 17, 6:29pm Sep 17, 6:29pm
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Weird.. at first I thought maybe they needed the car to sell to another one because there was some really ODD demand for the Celica in that area and that they would pay you what you paid for it.. wouldn't that be nice eh? Although that would make absolutely no sense at all.

The only way I'd trade my Celica in for a differant Toyota is if I got a really good trade value on my car and it was for a MKIV TT, that is the ONLY way. Although, same would go for any 911 or a 350Z grin


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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: GOLDCELICA] #277504 Sep 17, 6:35pm Sep 17, 6:35pm
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Originally Posted by GOLDCELICA
Here's what the form looks like so far 7 of my friends that own Celica's or bought their Celica at this dealership all got the same one in the San Diego area. KMT is Asking them to trade in their vehicle for a new one. I took a couple things out hehe privacy reasons. thumbsup


My best friend just bought a Scion xB from that dealership. eek I shouldn't be surprised at the kind of rapeage one might receive at a car "stealership" rofl


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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Sancho] #277505 Sep 17, 7:13pm Sep 17, 7:13pm
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its all scam, scam, scam,

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: grcelica] #277506 Sep 17, 11:11pm Sep 17, 11:11pm
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yea, kearny mesa toyota has some celicas for sale for 2 months in a row. since i was looking for celicas, i always noticed that they had a few used all the time. btw there price for the used cars they asked was aight

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Angelica] #277507 Sep 18, 8:39am Sep 18, 8:39am
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Originally Posted by Angelica
Yeah my friends mom had a ford and when they opened a new dealership they tried to send her those letters to buy her car...they just want to get you in a new car...


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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: superderk] #277508 Sep 18, 8:44am Sep 18, 8:44am
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My dad got one of those for his MRS... we still have the mrs thumbsup

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: spaztikid] #277509 Sep 18, 8:57am Sep 18, 8:57am
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thats crazy. they cant make you sell the car back can they? if not fuck them. keep the celi.. haha


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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: khmer215] #277510 Sep 18, 5:35pm Sep 18, 5:35pm
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Try bringing your car to a dealership, and say you want to sell it to them -- but in return, you only want to buy the cheapest piece of shit they have.

Which won't work. 'Cause the only reason they want your celica, is to sell you something even more expencive.

So drop by, give them the finger, and drive on and enjoy your celica.

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: celicat23] #277511 Sep 18, 7:09pm Sep 18, 7:09pm
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dont do it, just keep ur celica thumbsup

Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: Clos] #277512 Sep 19, 11:58pm Sep 19, 11:58pm
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I'd go on in, let them show you and pitch you all the Toyotas they have out there... Then (if it's an automall type place), point across the street to one of the other dealerships and tell them you'd really rather have a Ford... See if they will actually try to get one for you wink

And even if they do, decide in the end that you're not really interested.

It also makes them happy when you do this right before lunch time wink


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Re: Toyota wants my car back [Re: ArumnDark] #277513 Sep 20, 5:45am Sep 20, 5:45am
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tell them you want back whatever you plaid for the car plus mods if you got any thumbsup then get a 350Z lol

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