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Toyota Heritage scheme ( I mean scam!)


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So as some of you know i was involved with the UK side of the heritage scheme with Toyota UK. There was some talk about a few parts being released such as door handles (which we don't need), brake boosters (we don't need) and pre facelift plastic headlights.....

The eta on the headlights was Dec 2020, well now as of today, you lucky sods can buy the plastic pre-facelift headlights again......

HOWEVER.......they have a retail of £4902.68 EACH.

I thought it was a joke / glitch at first and have been going back and forth with toyota uk about this and its confirmed that you can order them and that's the price! I can show you the emails but they are saying down to the new tooling and production line costs that's why its high..... i think they are high personally and i told them that too!

So you can ring any dealer and ask for part numbers: 81130-1b160 and 81170-1b160 and if you feel flush, order a pair lol.....

If anyone gets a chance, ring you local dealer and ask to see what they say also......

But this whole Scheme (Scam) is looking to be a complete waste of time and sadly the mkiv supra in the next few years is really going to struggle with replacement parts.......

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5 minutes ago, Peter P said:

Pointless - why bother to advertise and get people’s hopes up only to make it so ridiculously priced no one will use it?! Don’t understand?? 😕

Simples, to push sales of the Heritage edition parts for the new supra where their actual focus is. They don't actually believe there is any money in the Mk4 for Toyota any more.

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I rung my dealer a few days ago, gave him the part number, he searched it and said it was 4k+, he then laughed and said what on earth is it? I said its a headlight and he was genuinely shocked and said "well I don't know what to say, I guess you don't want it" 

9k+ for a set of headlights is genuinely the biggest joke I've ever heard 

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I've just rung my local Toyota and have confirmed the above pricing, though at first when the guy I spoke to ran code 81130-1B160 through his system he gave me a price of £183.94 + vat, the other one came out at £4902.68

He then checked the manual ordering system which apparently is more accurate and then confirmed that both headlights were indeed £4902.68 each inc vat.

That price obviously cannot be sustained and am hoping it's a pricing error that Toyota UK haven't really bothered to question with Japan and just stated the ''price is the price'' otherwise Toyota have spent a lot of money to see no return on their investment.

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That's ridiculous. I've been involved with tooling quotations and it looks like to me they are clearly struggling with a part of the manufacturing process.

I actually had really high hopes for the headlights.

I'm going to look at making my own lenses reading this.

If they began making gearboxes or engines they'd be onto a money maker. But this is just silly.

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2 hours ago, Samurai 20V said:

Anyone got any idea on how's Nissan's R34 parts pricing?

 

 

No but theres videos floating around of nismo doing the restorations of skylines so Nissan are clearly doing what they said they would do.

Silly Toyota they could be making much more of all the supra owners worldwide and im sure all the presses and master moulds are still around to do it all.

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18 minutes ago, evinX said:

No but theres videos floating around of nismo doing the restorations of skylines so Nissan are clearly doing what they said they would do.

Silly Toyota they could be making much more of all the supra owners worldwide and im sure all the presses and master moulds are still around to do it all.

Agreed mate.. Toyota always find a way to shortchange their customers..

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21 minutes ago, Swampy442 said:

Surely its the owners?

 

Sure is.

I find it's typically people with one form of income attempting to make a quick buck.

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7 hours ago, Samurai 20V said:

Anyone got any idea on how's Nissan's R34 parts pricing?

 

 

Not really comparable as the Supra is generally a  bespoke car, the R34 is a range of Nissans.  

RX7 or Z32 would be a good comparison thought. 

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bit of an update from an insider for toyota.... those prefacelift headlights after some hard thinking from japan Toyota and my comments on their facebook pages etc..... they have kindly reduced the prices down to £2067.54 plus vat (£2481.05 inc) retail price..... 😂

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1 minute ago, norman1979 said:

Looks like a lot of Supras will be written of with minor damage if these are the prices 

We had all better buy shares in Keron enterprises in that case, the aftermarket parts bin will be filled to overflowing.

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2 hours ago, norman1979 said:

Looks like a lot of Supras will be written of with minor damage if these are the prices 

They have been for years now! If a parts discontinued they write it off instantly. I do assessments all the time and this is always the case! 
I offer alternative solutions to not categorise them/write them Off and most don’t want to know. I.e facelift wings and headlights for a prefacelift car as no prefacelift wings, bumpers and headlights have not been avail for a couple of years.

ive had them wrote Off for being keyed down both sides, one had the smallest of grazes on the door just into the Qtr , all sorts! The ins companies just want the quickest, cheapest way out. 

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16 hours ago, keron said:

They have been for years now! If a parts discontinued they write it off instantly. I do assessments all the time and this is always the case! 
I offer alternative solutions to not categorise them/write them Off and most don’t want to know. I.e facelift wings and headlights for a prefacelift car as no prefacelift wings, bumpers and headlights have not been avail for a couple of years.

ive had them wrote Off for being keyed down both sides, one had the smallest of grazes on the door just into the Qtr , all sorts! The ins companies just want the quickest, cheapest way out. 

I had an NA a few years ago. It got reversed into and got a dent on the drivers door. The insurance company we’re gonna write it off as they couldn’t source a new door. 
 

They eventually found one for £900 odd

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I watched a video the other day on youtube of a Youtube Yankee complaining about "Off Brand Nismo."  His statement was clear that Nismo Heritage or Nissan Heritage is buying up all remains parts on Murican shores and adding them to the Nissan Heritage program and jacking up all of the prices.  Ex. a clutch master cylinder cost so much, then overnight Nissan raised the price almost 200%.  Seems like the apple didn't fall too far from the tree and Toyota is following suit.  Only time will tell, but the whole Heritage program to make us die hard Supra owner fans "Believe" that they were actually going to help us out, in reality give us the shaft!

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