Hey everybody. I'm glad I found this site. I will most likely be getting a new Tundra within three months, so i'm doing some research on it. Out of everything that I looked at, it looks great. The question I have will be followed with the customized Tundra that I created on the Toyota web site, for it is pretty much exactly what I want.
I went to the dealer today. I asked him questions about the truck options that I picked out below. He said there would be a problem. He said that because I live in Chicago, I am OUT OF REGION for the TRD Off-Road Package. He said that for some reason Toyota thought that people in Illinois would not like this off-road option. I obviously disagreed.
He told me that because this TRD is out of region, Toyota in TEXAS will have to build the truck with every option that I picked, EXCEPT for the TRD option. They would then have to send the truck to MICHIGAN, where they are in region and would then set up the TRD package. Then the dealerships would have to trade trucks, from Michigan and Chicago, and I would obviously have to pay that charge.
Have any of you ever heard of this? Did anybody ever get told they were out of region? If it comes down to, heck, I'll make the deal over the phone in Michigan and go pick it up myself.
Any input would be great. I also promise to never write a post this long again.
Standard Bed, Regular Cab, 4x4, 5.7-Liter V8, Tundra, 6-Speed Automatic
Cold kit includes-heavy-duty battery, heavy-duty starter, enhanced anti-corrosion protection, windshield wiper de-icer grid with timer, 50 state emissions, All weather mats, Cloth bucket seats with passenger-side fold-flat and 2-way adjustable headrests, driver-side power 10-way adjustable, passenger-side manual 4-way adjustable, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, console shifter, trip computer and center console box, Front skid plate, Heated outside mirrors, Mudguards, front and rear-black,
TRD Off-Road Package includes off-road-tuned suspension, unique 18-in. alloy wheels with P275/65R18 BFGoodrich® tires, fog lamps, front tow hooks, TRD Off-Road Package graphics, sliding rear window with privacy glass, colored-keyed upper and chrome lower front bumper with chrome grille surround and rear bumper, engine skid plate, power windows and door locks, cruise control, remote keyless entry system, variable intermittent windshield wipers, SR5 fabric, carpet flooring, SR5 badge