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#10317 of 12176 XLE with premium package
Apr 28, 2010 (11:11 am)
I recently purchased a 2011 Sienna XLE with the premium package MSRP: $39,776, from Boch toyota in Norwood, MA.
I emailed for a price, they came back immediately with $35,000. I contacted a few other dealers and no one was even within $800 of this price, only two other dealers had a similar car so my options were somewhat limited. We did not discuss my trade in at all.
$35k seemed pretty good to me so I put a deposit down over the phone and headed to the dealer with my trade, 2005 Honda Odyssey EXL.
My trade-in story may or may not be relevant to you, but here it is. At the dealer, I did not haggle over the new car price at all. Instead, I put my efforts into getting the most for my trade. I expect that they would have come down a bit more on the new car, but not much, without a trade I would have pushed them more on that number. We came to an agreement on the trade in value of my Honda (which had a few issues) that worked for me. They said things like, “the Sienna is nearly $5k off sticker, we are losing money on this deal, most blue book trade in values are based on paying MSRP for the new car.” I said things like, “You gave me $35k right away with no haggling, it must some financial sense for you to sell the car at that price, I will take less than blue book for my trade but not that much less.” I hate bringing a trade into the discussion, I would have preferred to sell my Honda beforehand but it had too many issues I was not eager to pay $2-$3K to have fixed. Every time I finish a new car transaction I vow to avoid dealing with a trade next time, oh well.
The final price of the vehicle, not including TTL, was $35,399. Boch has a $399 doc fee that they add on at the end. I might have pushed them on this fee a bit more but instead I haggled with the finance manager who gave me 3.9% for 6 years, and a 7 year bumper to bumper warranty with no deductible for an additional $1,250.
Looking back, I probably should have agreed to $35k doc fee included for the new car, before I entered to dealership. Even with my trade it likely would not have been asking too much. I probably could have done better with the finance guy too, maybe got 2.9% like some others on this board or paid less for the warranty but I was ready to be done with the whole process at that point. I advise anyone to go after this guy, even though you are weary and longing to drive the new car away, there is room to squeeze more out of them at this point, don’t be satisfied until he gives you more than he initially offers.
All in all, I am happy with the car. I debated about the DVD and Nav but they are worth it. My kids, ages 3 and 6, are spellbound by the RES, it is much better than the days of hand held entertainment in the old Honda. I have hooked up my ipod touch and an old playstation2 successfully and watched TV shows and played games side by side with a DVD. It feels just as big as the odyssey, I am not ready to render a verdict on fuel economy just yet. The ride is ultra smooth and the handling effortless. Finally, and most importantly, my wife is thrilled to death, which, of course, matters most of all.
#10318 of 12176 Buying expereince for XLE w/ premium package
Apr 28, 2010 (2:22 pm)
I just bought XLE with prem. package here in Portland, Oregon. I bought through Tonking Toyota in east portland. I worked with a guy through email, settled on a price over the email. MSRP was $39,574, paid $35,600 + DMV fees. I got financing through Band of America for 3.2% APR.
I have been looking into buying a Sienna for the last 6 months and have been in touch with this particular person since then. He worked with me patiently as I switched my preference from 2010 model to 2011 and also changed some option preferences. We could never come to an agreement on the price, till just recently. He even got the van on a flat bed truck from 200 miles away. I may have bargained for a couple of hundred dollars less, but since we have been wanting a van for a long time, I decided to give in a bit.
Their finance department is not the best and tried to push me a little bit into buying all sorts of stuff, but after being on this forum for long, I knew better.
So far, loving the Van and all aspects of it, well, may be except that third seat mechanism in the second row. Right now we are keeping the seat in so I dont see the cup holder on the floor. The seat pushes forward enough for people to get into the third row. The audio system and GPS is very good, but I still have a lot to explore with this gadget packed vehicle.
Good luck in your respective searches. This forum has been very useful. Thanks for everyone who contributed.
#10319 of 12176 Purchased Mica Grey Sienna LE
Apr 29, 2010 (3:49 am)
Thank You everyone for their input and guidance. Spent hours reading through the posts for the past 3 months. Turns out the tow prep optionthat I wanted was not available in the greater NY/NJ/CT area. Only carpet and door sills (which came with the vehicle).
My tactic was to see who would pricematch Russel's Toyota's prices in Maryland and the start dealer shopping. Drove to several dealerships but only Hudson Toyota in NJ was willing to pricematch Russel Toyota's price let alone have the color that I wanted.
I'm sure I could have gone lower, but this dealership is closer to me. Below was what I paid.
Paid 26,882 +TTL and 274 documentation fee. Satisfied with the deal since no other dealership was being aggressive for my business and needed the car this weekend.
Paid in cash but still did a credit application. Even for a tier 1, I only got 3.9% for 60 months.
#10320 of 12176 Re: Purchased Mica Grey Sienna LE [jericoholics]
Apr 29, 2010 (7:04 am)
That rate isn't bad. MSN says the average rate right now is 5.42%, so you're well below average.
Congrats and enjoy the van.
#10321 of 12176 2011 Sienna LE V6 8-Passenger 2WD
Apr 29, 2010 (7:59 am)
2011 Sienna LE V6 8-Passenger 2WD
No options (towing prep kit credited back to me since I don't need it).
27856 out the door (excluding tax, tag, and title).
Sunshine Toyota, Battle Creek Michigan
Apr 29, 2010 (2:52 pm)
Just was quoted 33,400 OTD price for Black with tan interior here in MN. No additional options. Figured 2500 is TTL so roughly paying 30,900. Is this a good deal?
I can get a 2010 Odyssey for 30,700 OTD without having done any bargaining. Either vehicle would suit me ... just want a great rock bottom price for that particular vehicle.
Anyone know if this is a good deal? any thoughts? Plan to purchase REALLY soon.
#10323 of 12176 2011 sienna XLE with or without DVD??
Apr 30, 2010 (4:17 pm)
After returned the defect (AC problem) 2011 sienna XLE back to dealer. Now, I am in the market looking for the car again. Th best quote I got now is $29788 + tax&fee (for XLE, no DVD, no Nav, MSRP 33299). But that dealer doesn't have the color I want. For the color I am looking for, they only have XLE w/ DVD. But it will be $31788 (+ MSRP 35794 ). I got another dealer willing to get a dealer trade XLE at $30300 for any color I am looking for.
Now, I am facing the tough decision, either
XLE w/o DVD for $30300, or
XLE w/ DVD for $31788, or
XLE w/o DVD for $29788, but don't know when they will have the color I want
The DVD is nice to have, but the price difference is kind of big.
#10324 of 12176 2011 XLE Sienna no extras Toledo OH
Apr 30, 2010 (5:15 pm)
Felt obliged to share since this site has been so helpful in our purchase. Just brought home a 2011 XLE w/ no additional options for $29,198. (30,198 prior to rebate) MSRP quoted at 33,500. Tack on $250 doc fees, 6.5% sales tax, a $1000 military rebate and the bottom line was almost palatable. If anyone is planning on using the military rebate, you must use Toyota financing the only financing option you have is for a 60 month term. We were permitted to finance only $4,000 so that we could take advantage of the rebate. I guess they plan on getting that back from you slowly. We opted to not get the factory DVD. Apparently that has been a trend because our sales rep actually referred us to an after market installer that provide essentially the same thing for $800 installed. Overall, very happy with our experience. We purchased from Rouen Toyota in Maumee OH.
#10325 of 12176 Re: 2011 Sienna XLE price [kingofnothin]
Apr 30, 2010 (6:47 pm)
Pretty good but you may be able to do about $300-$400 better. Check out www.truecar.com Really good site to see prices paid on exactly the same vehicle.
#10326 of 12176 Re: 2011 Sienna XLE price [raketa1]
May 01, 2010 (9:49 pm)
First of all I want to thank everyone who posts on this forum site. It has been so helpful!
Signed and $$ down for 2011 FWD Sienna XLE to include floor mats and mud guards. Also to be from factory (brand brand new). 33400 OTD (6.75%sales tax)
Feel it was a pretty fair price that we worked for ... maybe could have gotten another 100 or so off ... maybe. A few other dealers basically said they were calling our bluff when we told them what we had for an offer. I am happy to report it really was a legitimate price. Had a couple dealers say they would match it but that's it.
Thank you everyone ... now just waiting for delivery!