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Sep 17, 9:51am - #277480 
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?

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Sep 17, 9:53am - #277481 
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?

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Sep 17, 9:56am - #277482 
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.

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Sep 17, 10:01am - #277483 
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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Sep 17, 10:03am - #277484 
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

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Sep 17, 10:06am - #277485 
have yet to receive my letter...

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Sep 17, 10:09am - #277486 
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.
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Sep 17, 10:13am - #277487 
thumbsup agree with Casper. Most likely they will try to make you by a Scion inexchange for your celi. grin

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Sep 17, 10:35am - #277488 
That's hillarious! Those fuckers will do anything to screw ya over! eek rofl

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Sep 17, 10:43am - #277489 
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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Sep 17, 11:08am - #277490 
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!

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Sep 17, 12:04pm - #277491 
I havenot recieved any screw over letters, just don't take it back. Tell'em to go to hell thumbsup


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Sep 17, 12:17pm - #277492 
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!)

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Sep 17, 1:53pm - #277493 
Tell them you want $4000 over dealer retail value for the car.

That will shut them up.


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Sep 17, 2:23pm - #277494 
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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Sep 17, 2:37pm - #277495 
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

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Sep 17, 3:07pm - #277496 
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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Sep 17, 3:25pm - #277497 
GM is doing the same thing as well...

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Sep 17, 3:38pm - #277498 
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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Sep 17, 3:51pm - #277499 
i wonder if they would take it back looking like this.

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Sep 17, 4:07pm - #277500 
^^ 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

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Sep 17, 4:12pm - #277501 
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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Sep 17, 4:29pm - #277502 
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



I agree with this thumbsup


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Sep 17, 7:29pm - #277503 
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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Sep 17, 7:35pm - #277504 
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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Sep 17, 8:13pm - #277505 
its all scam, scam, scam,

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Sep 18, 12:11am - #277506 
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

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Sep 18, 9:39am - #277507 
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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Sep 18, 9:44am - #277508 
My dad got one of those for his MRS... we still have the mrs thumbsup

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Sep 18, 9:57am - #277509 
thats crazy. they cant make you sell the car back can they? if not fuck them. keep the celi.. haha


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Sep 18, 6:35pm - #277510 
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.

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Sep 18, 8:09pm - #277511 
dont do it, just keep ur celica thumbsup

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Sep 20, 12:58am - #277512 
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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Sep 20, 6:45am - #277513 
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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