This vehicle shortage is making the process of buying a new vehicle more difficult by the day. Perhaps even more challenging than during any period in the entire history of automobile sales.
Take Toyota, for example.
One of the most popular Toyota models, 4Runner, is proving to be quite difficult to find.
Toyota 4Runner Shortage
Yes, we all need to admit to ourselves that we are in the middle of a vehicle shortage. One that envelopes and is affecting nearly the entire automotive industry.
Across all brands and models.
Like Toyota 4Runner.
Many people have placed orders for their ideal 2021 4Runner and still have not received it yet. In fact, for several of these buyers, their orders were placed several months ago.
The trickiest 4Runner model to get is TRD Pro. Especially exclusive 2021 color Lunar Rock. Many dealerships across the country have waiting lists approaching and exceeding ten potential purchasers.
With supplies low and demand extremely high, time is running out for people to get the 2021 they ordered.
Get Ready for 2022 4Runner
Those people who have not had luck finding their 2021 4Runner will more than likely be offered a 2022 4Runner instead. Most dealerships have begun receiving shipments of 2022 models, including 4Runner.
Here is the tricky part though. Those waiting for a 2021 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro in Super White, Magnetic Gray, and Midnight Black can still get these colors for the 2022 model year.
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However, if you were waiting for a Lunar Rock 4Runner, you will be asked to switch to a new color. Maybe white, gray, or black. Or you can now be on the waiting list for Lime Rush.
Lime Rush is the official exclusive 2022 4Runner TRD Pro color, replacing Lunar Rock.
Next Toyota 4Runner Steps
If you missed out on your 2021 4Runner, there are several next steps you can take.
First, reach out to your dealership and determine a game plan for your order.
Confirm pricing for your original deal and make sure you are on the same page with your dealer for a 2022. Pricing may have changed between model years.
Also, work with your dealership to outline what exact vehicle you want. You may be able to switch to a different 4Runner trim level.
Especially if you have been waiting for Lunar Rock color TRD Pro.
For 2022 4Runner, Lunar Rock is now available in other trim levels. You could switch to a 4Runner TRD Off-Road or Off-Road Premium in Lunar Rock.
With a considerably shorter wait time.
Time for Your Toyota 4Runner Comments
Have you had a personal experience ordering and waiting for your ideal vehicle? How long is/was the wait and did you end up receiving yours yet?
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