Then just buy what they offer and quit bitching
I hear you. I wanted black because my last 4 trucks were black. Did that stop me from still getting a $40k truck? No. It was best for me to get what I like. Never I repeat never go buying a vehicle with one color in mind or tell the salesman you like what color. I like several dark colors so I went with this Nautical Blue. I like it better than the black now. Guess what? It doesn't come in the platinum pkg colors. That won't stop me from buying a platinum on my next ride. If you're going to buy a Raptor just for the color then you wasted $50k on a color. As mentioned before what doesn't sell they make changes. If not look at the article about Pontiac, Mi. To keep competitive you don't have as much colors as before. Also the factory now makes Tundra's alongside Tacoma's Too many different colors so now they both use the same paint colors. Cost effective. It's okay to vent but to change manufacturer's on a color and as mention before you can get it painted your color you like for less than a Raptor then it's all about you, not the truck. Just so you can see I don't own a ferd nor chebby anymore
As you can see they are black but was I did you hear me (I) wasn't still satisfied. If I tell you how many trips to the shop I made with both trucks I could write a short story and be on the New York finest best seller's list.
you are only paying under 35k for a 2wd full sized. 30k is not much money these days, back in the day a fire fighter brought home 27k and that was a good amount of money now on average in Texas one will start at 45k yet we still are in the same tax bracket. the us dollar does not buy as much as it used to. hell a coke from the gas station is 1.25 now when it used to be 5 cents. not calling out trucks cheap but its just a full sized truck, its not some big named dripping in leather and class vehicle. my truck was 26k otd and its all just engine and power my interior is total crap lol black cloth and a stereo with a loose aux connection but its what i paid for. it looks good on the outside and goes like a stuck pig but it still has huge areas to improve on. saying our trucks are 30k is not saying much anymore, if they were 50 grand and exactly what they are now then yeah i'd agree that we should get whatever we want done to them.
Yeah, only the dark blue now.I can't understand why they dropped the Blue Streak Metallic. I have a 2009 Corolla S in that color and it looks great. Other than where my daughter backed over it.
I don't care about research on safest colors. I want the best looking color and for me, dark metallic colors look better on a full sized truck. Never will I get white here in WI since it is totally unseen and not visible 5 months of the year in the snow. I almost hit a vehicle in a blizzard and never saw it coming at me and it was white.There is some research to suggest that the colors White and Silver make a vehicle that is slightly more visible. I am not sure if that is enough to sway your opinion but it is worth consideration. A study in Australia concluded that Silver was the safest, but I think that only applies to the night time. White is considered more visible except in snow. I am not sure what the percentages are, but I would guess White or Silver is ten percent more visible? Colors like sand and grey that blend in more, and, in my opinion less likely to be seen.
"An Investigation into the relationship between vehicle colour and crash risk."
"Investigation of the Relationship Between Vehicle Color and Safety."
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Copy the vent but like I said when Toyota started building the tacomas at the San Antonio plant alongside the Tundra you have to see Toyota's point. First and foremost how many Tundra's are sold per year? Now compare that to GM and Ford. That's why they can tailor to the customer better than Toyota can In actuality the Tundra is a near failure because they aren;t putting out the #'s they wanted. So in saving cost and keeping the Tundra going Toyota brought in the Tacoma to the same plant for cost savings. Now look at the Tacoma paint and Tundra paint. Only a few matched so Toyota went with saving cost and keeping the price down by downsizing the paint colors and putting those on both trucks.Just venting fellas.... no need to get all bent out of shape. I'd just like to see Toyota offer customizations, or at least more options.
This is what makes everyone different. It's not a big deal to you, but it is to me. I'm not asking for your approval or for you to agree with me. I'm just complaining because I can.
Now you're talking. Keep what you like. Being close to 128k miles you got a long time to enjoy your truck.About what time next year should the 2014 models be out??
Hell, I may just do a few more mods to my current truck (and install the ostrich skin leather seats ive been wanting - with blue stripes), and just get the new model!
Thanks. It was my last house off the Intercoastal Waterway.fishin guy, I used to think and hope, like you, that if I as an individual would just give a reasonable explanation to a big company they would understand and try to help; they won't.
Mickey, nice yard! :thumbsup:
yah, cost savings pinching pennies but they also have the barcelona red and magnetic gray and other colors on most of the toyota lineup and the other toyota vehicles all are not made in the same plant? It is not that hard of a job to switch paint assembly from one paint color to the other with all the automation going on in the plants. It just seems that the same exact colors are on almost all the other vehicles in toyotas' lineup and the designers at toyota who make up those colors are not very original.Copy the vent but like I said when Toyota started building the tacomas at the San Antonio plant alongside the Tundra you have to see Toyota's point. First and foremost how many Tundra's are sold per year? Now compare that to GM and Ford. That's why they can tailor to the customer better than Toyota can In actuality the Tundra is a near failure because they aren;t putting out the #'s they wanted. So in saving cost and keeping the Tundra going Toyota brought in the Tacoma to the same plant for cost savings. Now look at the Tacoma paint and Tundra paint. Only a few matched so Toyota went with saving cost and keeping the price down by downsizing the paint colors and putting those on both trucks.