In doing some research on the passing of Carroll Shelby, an interesting side note came about. Shelby was approached to be the first Toyota distributor in the U.S. The question that came up is why did Toyota need distributors and how does this affect your truck price today?
Here is a hopefully helpful list of all the known 2008 Toyota Tundra Problems. We are still big fans of the truck, we just thought a reference guide would be handy.
An unfortunate part of being a buyer of any company’s product is that sometimes you have to complain to get an issue resolved. While we expect our Toyota’s to work perfectly, this isn’t always the case. Here’s our recommended process for registering your customer service complaints with Toyota:
- Calm down – if you get emotional, you’re more likely to be viewed as a “crazy person” rather than a person with a legitimate problem.
- Make a plan – Decide what you want the dealer or Toyota to do to solve your problem.
- Call the local dealership and ask to speak to the General Manager FIRST – do NOT call Toyota’s national hotline right away. Instead, gradually escalate from the local dealership to the regional office to the national hotline.
- Certified mail is legal correspondence, so use it if all else fails*
Here’s a breakdown of all the steps, with explanations as to why we recommend this process.
Automakers are making it obvious that they see Compressed Natural Gas as the best complement to gasoline in their new Bi-Fuel trucks. Governments are jumping on board too and mandating their fleets be switched. Wait a minute, what about AutoGas (propane)?
Happy Monday! Couldn’t resist putting this photo up of a Police Cruiser pulling over a Krispy Kreme doughnut truck. The police probably had good cause to pull over the truck, but come on that’s funny.