Pop-ups (well, blocked ones), flash, fucking shit-tastic forms, and generally all around full of fail. That's every Toyota website I can find.
I'm e-kicking the tires on trading the 'Bimmer in on a truck, since, while I love my car, having storage and not having to borrow Atrace's truck every time I buy lumber would be sweet.
So I'm hunting for something simple, a 2009+ Tacoma TRD sport, Auto, 4x4. Ideally, in this color:
So I hunt, hunt, hunt and really, the search on just about every site sucks.
So I email a few dealers, saying "Hey, I configured a brand new Tacoma on toyota.com, and I'm considering ordering one. What's the delivery time on a truck configured to my specs?"
Five dealers get back to me, and every one of them basically says "Oh, we don't have one of those in stock. How about some_model_you_don't_want?" or that they'll call me if one comes in. I'm sure the Configured-Just-Like-Chris-Wants-It model is super popular. What the fuck is the point of the automaker's config tool if I can't actually buy the configuration I've setup?
It's a sign. I'll just stay a fuckin' snob, and buy a second beater for wood.
I find that actually going in and talking to them works a hell of a lot better because I hate all this stuff as well