Posted by: XXX_er
The frames are stacked up like cord wood behind the dealer and they just give you a new one on warranty, I think its a 40hr job probably a good charge back for the dealer to Toyota, the local dealer will call you up thru that week and say this is also fucked up what do you wana do ?
the " its a toyota " thing never happened for me, IME shit still wore out, I got my 90 at 96,000 kms, stuff broke then it was pretty good between 200,000 and 300,000 and then it needed big repairs
I should have dumped it at around 275,000, I noticed there were alot of used 4-runers for sale with 275,000 kms
at the end it was averaging 1100 $ a month for fuel & repairs on a 10 yr old SUV,
it cost me the same $ to buy/run a brand new VW TDi
New frame wasn't happening for me when I still had my Tacoma. Had it looked at and all they offered was undercoat (lol). I didn't have rot holes but it was heading in that direction. Even if I was eligible it was a long process and I'd be paying for all the other broken & worn out parts. 05 & 06 had a thin spot where the motor mount tabs are welded on, they were prone to punching through the frame (lol). My engine (4.0L) had a bad knock on cold starts, upper ball joints and steering rack were thrashed and the autotragic was doing weird shit so I took the $11k trade value with a big smile on my face.