Car buying...learn me

brutus161 The Navy Guy
1,688 posts 23 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 20, 2023 8:31 AM
posted by Automatik

jmog and/or brutus 


Since you have brand new rides, have you looked into PPF and/or ceramic coating? I just scheduled to get it done in July. More than I wanted to pay, but shitty factory paint and I'm OCD...so fuck it.


Hadn't really thought about it. Got a few things I want to get done before I look at things like that. 

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 20, 2023 2:04 PM

BIGGER RUBBER!

jmog Senior Member
7,737 posts 50 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 20, 2023 8:16 PM
posted by Automatik

90k truck, no brainer IMO. Also, with PPF. 

I wish I would have done it immediately. 

That price is in line. In Denver, I was quoted at $1750, includes minor paint correction, two stage spray and includes wheels and windshield. The PPF adds a lot more to the cost but I’m still figuring out what option to go with. 

I did my taxes Monday. I thought I was going to break even again this year but forgot about a major medical deduction which means I am getting $6000 back.


I believe I will use $1600 on ceramic coating, some for spending on our upcoming vacation, rest to savings  


Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 163 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Apr 20, 2023 9:09 PM
posted by Automatik

Wut?

Meaning if you’re dropping 90k on vehicle, a few extra to protect it isn’t that big of a deal. I wouldn’t suggest it for a $5k commuter. 

My car does have shitty factory paint. It’s a known issue.

I just don’t understand the shitty factory paint on any average or above car/truck/SUV/van


Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 98 reps Joined Nov 2009
Fri, Apr 21, 2023 10:37 AM

It's a known issue for 5th gen 4Runners. Something I wasn't aware of until after the purchse. :/ 

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