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Toyota Sienna, Car Buying, Van
#10472 of 12252 Re: 2011 Sienna LTD 2WD [jacobsmomma1]
Jun 03, 2010 (5:01 pm)
We bought this from the Kansas City Dealership which has been mentioned several times in this thread. We originally purchased on 05/07/2010 the Extended Warranty from our dealership here in Cincinnati 7yr/75K. They wanted $2,200.00. At closing I talked them down to $1,480.00 they would go no lower.
I just cancelled that policy (remember you have 30 days to do this from DOP). And went with the 7yr/100K warranty for $889.00. I look at it this way...I am saving $591.00 with this transaction. That is way much more than my payment per month.
Keep in mind kids that Toyota is offering an incentive on this thing. If after the 7years/100K and I don't have to use this policy for anything TOYOTA REFUNDS THE FULL AMOUNT TO ME AFTER THE POLICY PERIOD/MILEAGE ENDS.
Make sure you get something in writing to this effect. It has to do with the Toyota guarantee and its an attempt to rebuild their reputation after a disaterous PR battle.
Any questions let me know
#10473 of 12252 Re: Tow Prep Option Question [jquach]
Jun 03, 2010 (7:48 pm)
I just bought a 2011 Sienna Limited and am concerned about it not having the tow prep package. Which dealership are you talking to because both dealerships I have tried are clueless.
I want to buy a receiver and if necessary the wiring harness but want to make sure I can tow my trailer before heading out.
Thanks in advance!
#10474 of 12252 Re: Sienna AWD Ltd., Northern NJ [balancesheet]
Jun 04, 2010 (7:56 am)
I tried to get the car in March, after it first came out. The best they would do then was $42,700. I went there last Friday just to look and show my wife the car. After we drove it, and she decided that she liked it, I talked with the salesman for a few minutes. We were close, but not there. After a few trips to see the "manager" an actual sales manager came out and talked to me. He pulled up carsdirect.com on the salesman's computer and within a few minutes we had a deal at the lowest carsdirect.com price.
I didn't expect to buy a car when I went in there, but the price was right and the savings on my lease payment made the deal worth doing now.
#10475 of 12252 Re: Sienna AWD Ltd., Northern NJ [toy_fan1]
Jun 04, 2010 (8:31 am)
Yes, I may have been able to do a few dollars better on the purchase price. But they took me out of my current lease (on a 2008 Sienna) seven months early, which saved me almost $4,000 in lease payments. It made sense to do the deal since I would have purchased the new Sienna at the end of my lease. Now, I have the same new van (a 2011) minus the lease payments. Given the circumstances, I didn't feel that walking out and starting to negotiate a with another dealer all over again was worth it.
FYI: The lease buy-out on my 2008 Sienna was $25,341. According to Edmunds, the trade-in value of that van was only $23,468. The dealer originally offered me $24,600 for my old van and wanted another $600+ to get me out of the lease. After some negotiations, he agreed to call the lease termination a "wash." -- there is the extra $600 or so dollars so that you were talking about.
I believe that people who use this forum are looking for (and often get) the best prices possible. But there comes a time when you look at the deal and realize that it is not worth knocking yourself out (or wasting a beautiful weekend in car dealerships) for the possibility of saving a few bucks. I don' t know if I could have gotten a better deal, but in this case, the deal certainly made sense.
Thanks again to all of the posters here. These posts really enable one to walk into a showroom on a much more leveled playing field. To all those who read these posts and save money on their cars, please post your experiences so that the chain of good fortune continues.
#10476 of 12252 Toyoyta Sienna
Jun 04, 2010 (10:56 am)
I bought a 2011 Sienna XLE for 30,0200$ in Elgin. Lokks like they are all selling The XLE around 30k in Chicago Land.
#10477 of 12252 Need Advice: 2011 AWD XLE w/Entertainment
Jun 04, 2010 (11:47 am)
I have never purchased a new car and am panicking that I am not getting a good deal. I have two dealers offering me right around 36K for a 2011 AWD XLE w/ entertainment package added on. Manu. price is 38,134. Would 36k be a good price or should I try to get them to go lower? Also, have any of you used an auto broker? Is it worth it or can I get just as good of a price on my own? Any advice is appreciated!!
#10478 of 12252 Re: Need Advice: 2011 AWD XLE w/Entertainment [seattlemama]
Jun 04, 2010 (12:55 pm)
Using information from truecar.com, invoice price for your car (XLE V6, Entertainment package, Floor mats) is about 35100. Dealer holdback is around $700. So it looks like the dealer is making 36000 - 35100 + 700 = $1600. Looks like they are offering $900 above invoice price.
I am too looking for a 2011 Sienna with your specs.
I think you could get them to come down $200 or 300 more or consider a dealership further away and use that price as a basis of negotiation.
#10479 of 12252 Re: 2011 Sienna LTD 2WD [toy_fan1]
Jun 04, 2010 (1:35 pm)
I also contacted the Kansas City dealer about the 7yr/100k extended warranty. However, he said there is no refund even the warranty is not used after 7 yrs.
Anyone know where can I find the detail information for this incentive policy "TOYOTA REFUNDS THE FULL AMOUNT TO ME AFTER THE POLICY PERIOD/MILEAGE ENDS"?
ps. A friend of mine did get the full refund after his camry extended warranty expired (of course warranty was not been used).
#10480 of 12252 Re: Need Advice: 2011 AWD XLE w/Entertainment [seattlemama]
Jun 04, 2010 (3:44 pm)
We just got ours sienna limited thru www.zag.com, what it does is you specify your car, and they will give you a zag price with dealership they deal with to get that price. We got ours for $4600 less MSRP. You can also try www.autobrag.com, dealers will compete for the price you want, and if the dealership likes the price you want, they will accept your offer.
#10481 of 12252 Re: Sienna AWD Ltd., Northern NJ [foxyesq]
Jun 05, 2010 (8:20 pm)
You say Navigation and Premium package: isn't it an extra $3200 for the Navigation system? I am also looking at purchasing what you bought. But our MSRP is $46,XXX.XX. Did you get both Nav and Ent for $4,025 combined?