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WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! #368453 Jan 8, 11:41am Jan 8, 11:41am
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WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks!
I was getting an oil change yesterday and I got a chance to see 2 customers come in because there was a weird noise coming from there car or something. Well the toyota mechanic checked it out and they told the customer that something was just lose and tightened it for him for no charge. They could have told him that something major was wrong (like the customer had thought) and charged him a lot then they should, but they were honest.

A second customer had a CEL light on and they told him it was something simple and that they reset the ECU and it should be fine now and there was nothing major wrong with it (like the customer thought once again).

Good to see some honest dealers!


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Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: jl2fast4u] #368454 Jan 8, 12:02pm Jan 8, 12:02pm
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I think most Toyota dealerships are pretty good. I took my car in with a lot of things to check out, and they did it all for FREE and just charged me hardly anything for oil change/tire rotation.

It all depends on the kind of management/people that work there. I've seen/heard of shady ones too.

Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: GTS_Rosh] #368455 Jan 8, 1:39pm Jan 8, 1:39pm
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While doing a bit of research for something completely unrelated to cars, I came across this article... its a long read and probably meaningless to most people of this site... but as I was reading it, I thought of certain managers of Toyota Service Centers being somewhat similar to that of Bally Total Fitness Center's managers...

the interesting read...
http://www.ballysucks.net/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=4;action=display;num=1076848752;start=0

Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: isaac] #368456 Jan 8, 4:04pm Jan 8, 4:04pm
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damn.. there's a forum for everything these days..


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Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: SquadOne] #368457 Jan 8, 4:28pm Jan 8, 4:28pm
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check this article out, its about how shady the auto repair shops are. http://www.totse.com/en/bad_ideas/scams_and_rip_offs/autoscam.html

Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: v4shj16] #368458 Jan 8, 4:36pm Jan 8, 4:36pm
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My dealership gives me free oil changes. They use the good stuff too. thumbsup

Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: KickScrew] #368459 Jan 8, 6:48pm Jan 8, 6:48pm
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wtf You should change your own oil and not have to worry about taking it to a dealership. thumbsup

Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: silverbeast] #368460 Jan 9, 1:31pm Jan 9, 1:31pm
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good to see some dealerships are actually customer friedly. sucks that those dealerships are a minority and that the vast majority of toyota dealerships are absolutely horrible with customer service.

Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #368461 Jan 9, 4:34pm Jan 9, 4:34pm
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Who in this forum told the story about a dealership trying to tell him that, on the GTS, the pre-installed aftermarket CAI was a turbo? rofl

There are still some artists out there drawing the wrong picture, but I must agree that Toyota dealers are generally vibrant and generous


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Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: LmtZero] #368462 Jan 9, 5:40pm Jan 9, 5:40pm
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Originally Posted by LmtZero
I must agree that Toyota dealers are generally vibrant and generous


hahahaha...

wait till its something that isnt as easily fixed as resetting the ECU...

or wait untill you actually go in for warantee work...


dealerships for the most part are all assholes... warantee's are fucking scams, because once you read the contract you see the giant loopholes for the dealers...

fuck corporate america thumbsdown

Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: spaztikid] #368463 Jan 9, 10:42pm Jan 9, 10:42pm
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i don't have that privilage of meeting the NICE manager at toyo dealer..hell i brought my car in to check for some noise and they charge me $75 for inspection..they charge me more for tightening the front axle bolt WITHOUT my consent, didn't even notice till they call and tell me it's all done..cost me $126total..brought in for inspection, got some shit done w/out consent, charge me over 100bucks..problem still exist, brought back charge me another $11bucks for replacing some clip that i could've done my f*ckin self..problem still there, probably don't know shit about the celica..they then told me it's my clutch release fork pivot that got dry out and making the noise, probably another bs...wat a bunch of shit head.. thumbsdown


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: celicafourotwo] #368464 Jan 9, 11:01pm Jan 9, 11:01pm
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my toyota dealership fuckin sux. they may wear a nice suit and shit but they talk a lot of bullshit and rip you ass off too thumbsdown

Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: silverbeast] #368465 Jan 10, 2:41pm Jan 10, 2:41pm
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Originally Posted by silverbeast
wtf You should change your own oil and not have to worry about taking it to a dealership. thumbsup


Why? I can drive a few miles down the road and have them do it for me for free while i sit inside and eat at the buffet table they have set up there. The manager is awesome. He drives a badass supra. eek thumbsup

Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: KickScrew] #368466 Jan 10, 3:45pm Jan 10, 3:45pm
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Originally Posted by KickScrew
Originally Posted by silverbeast
wtf You should change your own oil and not have to worry about taking it to a dealership. thumbsup


Why? I can drive a few miles down the road and have them do it for me for free while i sit inside and eat at the buffet table they have set up there. The manager is awesome. He drives a badass supra. eek thumbsup


lol

Re: WOW! My Toyota dealership rocks! [Re: GTS02] #368467 Jan 10, 5:34pm Jan 10, 5:34pm
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They are honest to your face, but not behind your back. Everyone wants to profit on something. Put two and two together...


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