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#10182 of 12250 sienna 2011 price
Mar 21, 2010 (11:50 am)
FYI for price comparison: just purchased 2011 XLE with premium package for 36390. I think someone else also got around or little less on that price. Sticker 39200 w/o mats. No other crazy add on fees. Straight up offer w/o negotiation-was quoted 38 something by Amex dealer in MD and 37 something from PA. Since Holman Toyota Mt laurel was straight off honest price bought from them. Gave me good deal on trade in 2002 Sienna
#10183 of 12250 Re: just got a xle fwd 8pass with premium package [golls]
Mar 22, 2010 (8:45 am)
Most of the internet quotes I received where 37k range. Capitol toyota quoted their price of 36817 for a xle+prem packa without mats-msrp of 39200.
Fairfield gave me a a lowest of 36k, but i don't think they have the vehicle in stock.
The internet dept at Piercey toyota quoted me 37+. So I just walked in and negotiated with someone else. I worked with the salesperson named glaus. Bought the xle+prem package with floor carpet and door sill protector msrp 39524 at 36k without tax/fees.
#10184 of 12250 3 records on carfax for a new vehicle!!
Mar 22, 2010 (6:34 pm)
On Friday, I booked a Sienna XLE. After I have my loan check received from the bank, I will go take delivery of the vehicle. While browsing, i just happened to do a VIN check on carfax.com and discovered that there were 3 records for this VIN number. I then registered on carfax.com. here's how the records read
1. Vehicle offered for sale (01/19/2010)
2. Maintenance inspection completed, Pre-delivery inspection completed (02/08/2010)
3. Vehicle offered for sale (02/19/2010)
What makes it even more strange is that for 1 and 2 above, the vehicle is listed to be at a completely different dealer. I am buying the car from a different dealer
The carfax report does say that there are no problems with the vehicle. but I am just a little concerned on why this vehicle has three records, and why was it with a different dealer and my dealer isnt even listed as having this vehicle even now!
Can anyone help here. If there is a problem, i will just change to a different vehicle (VIN)
#10185 of 12250 Bought XLE fwd without dvd/nav
Mar 22, 2010 (6:37 pm)
Thanks to everyone who shares such incredibly helpful information on this forum. I pulled the trigger on a 2011 sienna fwd 8 passengers without dvd/nav (predawn mica). It comes with floor mats and roof-top rails. Price paid: $30700 + ttl (total $34k, no financing) in SF bay area. I emailed 10 dealers two days back, and the lowest quotes received were in the $31.3k range. Looking at nitc's post, I emailed back with an offer of $30,700 and one dealer accepted it (two others refused). The buying experience at the dealership was very smooth with no hard sells. Based on my findings on this forum and looking at truecar.com/carsdirect.com/fitzmall etc., I think the price is good, we may have saved another couple hundred bucks or so with more effort. The dealer suggested that we apply for a Toyota visa card and pay $4k with it, which pays back 5% so that takes $200 off the price. Thanks everyone!
#10186 of 12250 Re: Bought XLE fwd without dvd/nav [golls]
Mar 23, 2010 (12:02 am)
I bought my 2011 sienna XLE (with floor mats, but no DVD, no Navi.) for $3560 off from MSRP a week ago, also in SF bay area. That makes the pre-tax/fee price below $30K. I think the price will still coming down more soon. But since I needed the car, just pulled the trigger to get one. So far, I am very happy with the new sienna.
#10187 of 12250 Re: Bought XLE fwd without dvd/nav [sienna_owner]
Mar 23, 2010 (12:14 am)
The best I have seen on this forum before your post for a 2011 Sienna XLE is $30500. You should definitely post the details for others' benefits. I have already bought the car for much more than you paid, but others can surely benefit from more information about where you bought the car and what approach you took to get that price. Thanks!
#10188 of 12250 Re: Bought XLE fwd without dvd/nav [golls]
Mar 23, 2010 (12:32 am)
Not sure about this forum policy. Can I mention the dealer name here? Anyway, you can just check the San Jose Mercury News ads. One dealer has all the 2011 sienna XLE for $3500 off from MSRP (The dealer ads now is even cheaper than when I bought it). There is still some small room from this discount, I guess it depends on what options you pick
I asked other south bay dealers. No other dealer would match this ads price. But the news paper ads was real. Because I got my sienna XLE
#10189 of 12250 Re: Bought XLE fwd without dvd/nav [sienna_owner]
Mar 23, 2010 (1:01 am)
By the way, if you can manage to go to southern california (LA area), the price is even cheaper. One dealer here told me, even the MSRP are the same, the dealer cost in southern cal is cheaper then SF area. Toyota sells the same car to southern cal dealer cheaper than SF dealer, due to some marketing and other cost different in different areas.
The only problem is Toyota doesn't sell any base XLE sienna to LA area. All XLE there comes with Navi. package.
Mar 23, 2010 (3:13 am)
You may include the dealership name, city and state in your post. Please do not post names of salespeople, telephone numbers, email addresses, or other contact information.
#10191 of 12250 Re: 3 records on carfax for a new vehicle!! [nitc]
Mar 23, 2010 (4:46 am)
Dealers often trade vehicles around to get what they need for a specific customer. Sounds like this is what has occurred with the Sienna you are considering. The Sienna was origionally sent to dealer "A". Dealer "A" needed something from dealer "B" (the dealer that now has the vehicle you are considering). So they traded, and now you are at dealer "B" looking at the Sienna that was origionally sent to dealer "A".