The Team Vizslamobile is no more. We took it to the dealer to get an oil-change and a tire rotation... and to get a frame inspection. The most interesting part of this whole story is that we found out about the 'not a recall' of 1995-2000 Toyota Tacomas not from Toyota, but from a guy we ran into at the gas station in Bernardston back in mid-April who'd just had his truck bought back.
In any case, we took Team-V-Mobile to our dealer and lo! 'rust perforation'. We had planned to replace our 1996 195K Tacoma in the next two months anyways, so the fact that Toyota is apparently now going to buy back our truck for allegedly 150% of the Kelley Blue Book value at 'Excellent' Condition feels pretty good.
Now we have to find another one. As much as we would love get a better mileage vehicle, having the boys and Their Taj Mahal means that we're pretty much commited to a pick-up... and we do love our Tacoma.
And so while we wait the likely month for Toyota USA to come up with a $$$ number, we have a rental car free-of-charge. Having said that, Enterprise is still trying to find me a pick-up so we can go empty out the Team-V-Mobile and take the boys on some road-trips before hunting season.
In the meantime, here's some Vizslamobile pictures: (from the top): Andrew + Rich after a morning's skeet shooting; the V-Mobile sneaking into the background (also with Andrew + Rich, I think) at the CVVC 2007 Fall Hunt Test; and finally, the back of the truck blessed with Bob + Belle after a day sharing some hunting up in Newburgh.