VIN# expertise sought

Started by Petrus, October 1, 2022, 23:30

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Carolyn

Quote from: Petrus on October  5, 2022, 08:18Thanks.  Which seems to confirm that Toyota stamps the VIN# region specific and thus the 10th digit on Europeas cars is nót the year code.

Is it a 2002?

2001
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Petrus

Quote from: Carolyn on October  5, 2022, 08:402001

Ok. That is in line with the serial#s of other cars I am aware of. Both USA and EU (then incl. UK).
So the latter digits are sequential for all markets.


Dev


 My VIN is
 JDTFR3201Y0006593

  The year of manufacture is July 1999.

Petrus

Quote from: Dev on October  5, 2022, 14:20My VIN is
 JDTFR3201Y0006593

  The year of manufacture is July 1999.

Thanks Dev. The use of ´Y´ for the USA market for a ´99 asks for a bit of flexibility for ´módel year´  :)) but it does fit in with the logic.
Serial# fits too.

Dev

Quote from: Petrus on October  5, 2022, 14:32Thanks Dev. The use of ´Y´ for the USA market for a ´99 asks for a bit of flexibility for ´módel year´  :)) but it does fit in with the logic.
Serial# fits too.

 The model year is 2K and that is all that matters not when it was manufactured or sold. New cars are generally sold in the fall, for instance 2010 model cars are offered for sale in September of the 2009. This is so they can clear out the inventory of the current model year along side the new ones at a lower price before they become considered a year older.


fawtytoo

Interesting this. I'm another with 2 zeros. JTDFR320300

What I found about year is that it's the year that model was introduced. Hence why we all have a zero for 2000.

Toyotas' website says my VIN is invalid. :o
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Petrus

Quote from: fawtytoo on October  6, 2022, 18:52Interesting this. I'm another with 2 zeros. JTDFR320300

What I found about year is that it's the year that model was introduced. Hence why we all have a zero for 2000.

Toyotas' website says my VIN is invalid. :o

Go to the Amayama website. @Ardent put a link in his post above.

fawtytoo

I've tried all those links @Petrus . Amayamas is vague just stating 02.0008- (does that mean facelift?).

One of them suggested mine is a 2005 Spyder. Nope. It's a 2002 PFL Roadster.
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TheTigerUK

Mines JTDFR32070004xxxx

Note the xxxx are in place of the numbers on the vin.
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