Originally Posted by Pokahpolice
I'm an Executive Elite status with National and rent 4-5 days a month around the entire country. I'll stand by my statement. There are ZERO 1794 Edition Tundras for rent.
Next time you spot one take a pic. Send me your unicorn pics too please.
My point was.. That you can find a used TRD Pro in better condition than some platinums or 1794 Tundras. Saying that 1 will have better resale than the other is a fallacy. resale is effected by many things like service history, amount of owners, modifications done, how clean it is, color, demand. I still stand by that as well. I would rather buy a stock, 1 owner trd pro with full service records than a platinum or 1794 that has had multiple owners, no service history, or has been modified.
This thread was about how much different resale value will be between a white CM 4x4 Tundra in TRD Pro, Platinum, or 1794 trim. The difference in resale value will be directly tied to msrp. If all other things are equal, the more expensive truck will be worth more used. That does not mean you should spend extra money on a more expensive truck. using made up numbers for simplicity; if you get 50% of msrp after 10 years, and your choice is 40K for a TRD Pro or 50K for a 1794. you would get 20K for the TRD Pro, and 25K for the 1794. Spending the extra 10K upfront does not justify only getting 5K more at the end. You still Lose an extra 5K of your money. This is of course if the buyer is buying just for resale, and does not actually want / need the 1794.
There is no need to get butt hurt over who rents what kind of car how often... That is just silly. IMHO buying solely for resale value is silly. If protecting your money is the most important part of buying a car, don't buy a car. or buy the cheapest one you can find and do something else with your money.
for the OP I still sand by my advise to buy which ever trim level you want the most. The difference in trim level on the same 4x4 CM Tundra will have 0 effect on how much of your money you get back. If you want to preserve the value of the truck take care of it, and keep it stock. Keep up on all the regular maintenance, and keep records of it. you will get more money back from any Tundra than you would a comparable ford, GM, Dodge, or Nissan.