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#10752 of 12254 Re: Pacific Pearl Blue XLE w/NAV [vudude101]
Aug 05, 2010 (7:52 am)
Our Sienna is a XLE 8 pass FWD. Model number 5348 I believe. We have the navigation package which comes with push button start, rear camera, rear sensors, ipod usb port, etc.
We declined all offered add-ons by the dealership (molding package, warranties, etc.) Got a 7yr/100K extended warranty through our credit union for $600, which includes the electronics package warranty with a $50 deductible. Much better price than the dealers $1800 warranty which I know they are making a STEAL off of. My advice: get a good deal on your "swagger wagon" and buy your warranty elsewhere. We also got Toyota's 2 year maintenance package FREE (it was an offer that Toyota was giving all new toyota buyers. I think it ended Aug 2).
So far at 300+ miles, we love our Sienna. This is our first mini-van - we traded our 2007 GMC Acadia for the Sienna. We test drove the 2010 Odyssey and it just didn't suit us. Felt a little stiff and antiquated in it's design. I know the re-design is coming for the Odyssey, but our local dealer told us to expect a wait list and MSRP pricing for the redesign when it comes out this fall. So the Sienna won!We are loving it!
Fitzmall.com was great to deal with. You probably can get a local dealer to haggle down to their price, but with their inventory, you can pretty much get the Sienna you are looking for in one stop. I didn't get a lower quoted price from any other dealer.
#10753 of 12254 Re: XLE-8 Passenger [kcdave1]
Aug 05, 2010 (8:13 am)
Last week two dealers in WI quote me 2011 XLE FWD 8 Passengers mats and door sills and cross bars $30200 and $29900. + $150 Doc. + TTL + TAX. I thought the quotes were OK although not the best. I haven't bought any yet because I am thinking to get one more option "remote engine start". Anyone can tell if the remote engine start is worth to have it. Thank you very much.
#10754 of 12254 Re: XLE-8 Passenger [kcdave1]
Aug 05, 2010 (9:24 am)
when i was pricing this vehicle, I wanted 30,400.00 and best i got in northern ca. was 30,800.00
#10755 of 12254 Re: Pacific Pearl Blue XLE w/NAV [lsouter]
Aug 05, 2010 (9:26 am)
Did your vehicle include the DVD or just NAV?
#10756 of 12254 Re: Pacific Pearl Blue XLE w/NAV [pats_fan]
Aug 05, 2010 (6:26 pm)
Sienna XLE with NAV only.
#10757 of 12254 20111 Sienna XLE Pricing
Aug 06, 2010 (9:28 am)
During my preparation for buying my new Sienna, I found this site to be very helpful. I wanted to post my final purchase costs and a few comments in hopes it will help someone in purchasing their new Sienna.
Using information provided on this site along with carbuyingtips.com, I worked the following deal.
2011 Sienna XLE with DVD, Floor Mats and Still protector.(silver ext / gray int). Not much inventory. I had to wait 2 weeks for the model to arrive.
Invoice: approx. 31,472.00
I emailed the dealership, internet sales manager (called to get his name) and explained the vehicle I was interested and the price I was willing to pay, 32,400.00. He came back and said he could offer me the Sienna for 33,800.00. I replied back that I couldn't accept his offer. I thanked him for his time and said I would keep him in mind for future purchases. I checked my email before work the next day and to my surprise, the internet sales manager said he could meet my price of 32,400.00.
I also want to mention, when it came to my trade-in (yes, I did a trade-in because my car had some electrical issues and I didn't feel right selling it to someone) I was able to squeeze another 700 bucks out the trade in by sending them a signal the deal could not be closed without some additional $$ on my trade-in. Once the dealer knew I was willing to walk away from the deal (which I really was), I got the extra 700 with little effort). Just something I wanted to share with readers.
Final Cost Breakdown:
Invoice: Approx. 31,472.00
My cost: 32,400.00
Doc Fees: 55.00
CA Tax (8.75!!!): 2839.00
CA State DMV Fee: 490.00
Out The Door Cost: 35,793.00
If you live in CA, the DMV has a great tool that allows you to verify the TTL fees, I did it and it was almost exactly what the dealer charged. (dealer was 20 bucks cheaper).
I know there were a couple posting that stated they were able to get the same vehicle for approx 31,600.00. I couldn't find any dealership in Northern CA that would come close to that price. I was looking in a 100 mile radius. I did take note that the folks who got the 31,600.00 pricing both lived in southeastern part of the US. I'm wondering/guessing the cost of living might have something to do with the pricing. Its a hell of a lot cheaper to live in Georgia and NC then CA. The dealerships current financial status also probably comes into play. The more I think about it, theres probably a bunch of factors that swing the price plus/minus $800.00. If anyone wants to comment, please do!
Although I probably didn't get the best deal out there, I felt like I did my homework and got the vehicle for a decent price. I strongly recommend to anyone buying a car, if you haven't already, take the time to learn as much as you can about the car buying process. I had a totally different car buying experience this time around versus 8yrs ago when I didn't do any research and basically got ripped off. Having knowledge about the car buying process is priceless. I couldn't believe how the salesman would change their approach once you started dropping terms like "factory holdback" and "floor costs". Once they know you've done your homework, its a different ballgame, they usually transfered me to the fleet manager or slaes manager once they knew what I was talking about.
I hope this write-up helps someone. As I mentioned earlier, check out carbuyingtips.com I got a lot of great information from the site.
#10758 of 12254 Re: XLE-8 Passenger [madbadger1]
Aug 06, 2010 (9:03 am)
We have an aftermarket remote start installed on our other 2 cars and absolutely love it. The aftermarket remote start has an effective range of between a quarter and a half mile depending on conditions.
We would have gotten the Toyota remote start on our Sienna but our option combination was pretty rare. When we bought our XLE w/ Nav, there were only 6 of them in Chicago. Toyota probably thinks that most minivan parents want just the DVD or DVD w/ Nav but not just the Nav. The only one equipped with Toyota remote start wasn't the color we wanted.
The option is about $500 on the sticker. I called a few dealers and they wanted around $650 to install it after the fact. For the Smart Key, I'm not sure if you can install it yourself or if you need to reprogram the Smart Key system to recognize the remote start. For the non-Smart Key, it seems that Toyota has issued a stop sale on the original remote start unit and has just introduced a new version.
Remote start is great for either Chicago or WI winters but I guess you need to decide whether you want the Toyota one or an aftermarket. Aftermarket versions will give you a much longer range, ability to get in the car without the engine shutting off, ability to leave the car running (and locked) when you step out for a quick errand, and 2-way capability. The BIG plus with the Toyota version is that everything is integrated and you won't need to carry 2 remotes. It will be fairly expensive to integrate the remote sliding doors and trunk into an aftermarket system.
#10759 of 12254 Re: XLE-8 Passenger [kcdave1]
Aug 06, 2010 (9:46 am)
Update: I now have an offer from a local dealer for $30,782 for a 2011 XLE-8 Passenger Sienna (Model 5348) with the Carpet Floor Mats/Door Sill protector, Pre-Dawn Gray exterior with Light Gray interior. I'm making some progress playing the dealers off against one another.
#10760 of 12254 Re: All Season Floor Mats for 2011 Sienna [madipac]
Aug 07, 2010 (1:06 am)
I recently purchased all season floormats made by Husky---Husky Weatherbeaters-- comes in gray, tan, and black. The gray matches very well with my light gray interior. You can Google it to see where you can purchase. I got mine from Sportomotoring.com. It shipped directly from the manufacturer-- about $220.00 for front, 2nd row, and 3rd row mats. This essentially covers all the carpeting inside the van and do not slide around. You need to remove the carpet floormats and hooks to install them in the front but can cover the carpet in front of the 2nd and 3rd row seats.
#10761 of 12254 Re: All Season Floor Mats for 2011 Sienna [lordkama]
Aug 07, 2010 (4:56 am)
How's the fit in the second row? With the mats installed does it still allow the second row seats to move forward and backward? I bought some cheapo floormats from BJ wholesale and when installing it in the second row I notice it impedes the forward and backward movement especially the when seats need to slide forward for third row access.