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#11163 of 12252 Bought the XLE finally
Feb 09, 2011 (11:28 am)
Finally got my XLE couple of days ago. PreDawn Gray Mica color. I did a deposit on that on Dec 31st at Libertyville Toyota, IL. Finally, the Sienna arrived on Feb 7th and I picked it up. The price was 30,594 which I had negotiated based on the best zag.com prices as of December 31st. I know that the prices went up but the dealership gave me the exact price without any hassles.
Included accessories: Cargo Organizer, Roof rail Cross bars, and Floor Mats with window sill protectors.
This dealership was recommended by ldkronos. The dealership was awesome to deal with. Just emailed him and got the price without any hassles. I never had such a smooth experience ever before. No cross selling anything by the sales guy. Though the business manager did try to sell the extended warranty, and other protection stuff which I declined and they did not push. Awesome experience and I will definitely be my go to and recommended place for any Toyotas.
The sales guy is the Internet sales manager, Scott Waller. The best of the best. Note that I am not working in any way for Libertyville Toyota. Just a happy customer and went with the dealer based on ldkronos recommendation. Thanks a ton to him.
Here is the breakdown.
Price (including the listed accessories which are roughly 400$): 30,594 $
Trade In (2000 Maxima : 3200 (I could have got 3500 if I had gone with the white color on Dec 31st but chose to wait for the Gray mica one.
EFF Fee: (license sticker transfer) : 25
Documentary fee: 156.08
Total: 27575.08 $
Tax: 1930 $
REG/LIC/TAG Fees: 120.00
But the main thing to note is the price of 30,594 which was way below invoice. I can't believe I am saying that but I love the Sienna. I never ever thought I would actually ever buy a minivan. Too much pressure from the wife but am really happy.
Hope the info helps.
If u are ever going to deal with Scott Waller, u can give my name: Sanjeev Thallikar. I think he will be happy to hear that he has a happy customer. Don't worry. Nothing in it for me.
#11164 of 12252 Re: Okay price? [dell1180]
Feb 09, 2011 (12:00 pm)
Definitely a High price for the SE. Get a price through zag.com or truecar.com for various zip codes around ur area. Ur price is more than 3000$ for what I can get here in IL through zag.
Without any options, the price is $29,211 for an SE FWD and $30,576 for the XLE FWD through zag.com
#11165 of 12252 Re: Okay price? [indianrider]
Feb 09, 2011 (12:05 pm)
Yeah, I started to notice that after talking with a few more dealers,
prices went from 32,900-32980-32000.
Newest quote I rcv'ed was,
$31,975 + Tax & License
Se Preferred package
Carpet Floor Mats/Door Sill Protector
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof with Sunshade
on truecars, avg was paying 32,817, factory invoice was 32146..
sigh this is hard work..
#11166 of 12252 Re: Bought the XLE finally [indianrider]
Feb 09, 2011 (4:00 pm)
Glad you too found that Libertyville treated you great. I didn't see Scott when I was there. I dealt with August Reyes (sales) and Joe Gunther (sales manager), and both of them were awesome. My F&I guy was Dan Fernstrom (was that the same guy as you), and I didn't find him the slightest bit pushy on the warranties either. He explained all the warranty options and then said "or initial here if you'd like to decline" and left it at that. Really great.
I think the fact that we've now dealt with at least 4 different people there and they've all been wonderful to work with says a lot about that dealership. I can't recommend them enough.
#11167 of 12252 Re: Okay price? [dell1180]
Feb 09, 2011 (4:10 pm)
It's not really that hard of work. If it is, you are doing it wrong Use zag for your pricing.
I just checked and for zip code 90001 it came up with a dealer selling the SE with preferred package for $30,339 with a $55 doc fee (+ tax, title, and plates). That's showing up as the lowest zag price in the state of california.
#11168 of 12252 Re: Okay price? [ldkronos]
Feb 09, 2011 (4:27 pm)
ha, maybe I am going upon it wrong..
Well I looked at the last quote again and compared it to zag quotes and it was pretty similar to a good price.
like I stated above,
Vehicle Base Model ....................: $ 30850.00
Total Accessories .....................: $ 3124.00
MSRP - $34,784
Dealer price- $31,975 + tax/license...
INVOICE FACTORY YOUR PRICE
Base $29,751 $31,660 $29,041
Options $2,505 $3,124 $2,505
TOTAL $32,256 $34,784 $31,546
Savings off MSRP: $3,238
I guess im just reading into it too much, reason why its so hard.. lol
#11169 of 12252 Re: Okay price? [dell1180]
Feb 09, 2011 (5:00 pm)
Sorry, I was going by your original post, where you said the only option was the SE preferred package, so that's what I was pricing. I see now that you also had towing, moonroof, and mats. Adding those in, I come up with $31,436 as the best price. To get that price, use zip code 90001, even if that isn't your zip code. You can then change your zip code when it asks you for you name, address, etc. This is how you get around zag's 3 closest dealer limitation to.
So that's $100 less than your zag price, and $500 less then your non-zag quote.
#11170 of 12252 Re: Okay price? [ldkronos]
Feb 09, 2011 (5:26 pm)
Cool, Thanks! I will try that.
Hopefully I'll be behind a new car soon
#11171 of 12252 Re: Bought the XLE finally [ldkronos]
Feb 09, 2011 (6:39 pm)
Yeah, Dan was the F&I guy. He was not pushy at all. Scott waller is the internet sales manager who sold it to me. Another guy who was great was the store sales manager named Dustin Boundy. Yeah, everyone was great to deal with. Was really surprised totally. They will be getting my business again and my recommendations. Thanks again.
#11172 of 12252 Toyota Sienna Question
Feb 12, 2011 (8:01 pm)
I have been looking to buy an 06 Toyota Sienna that really looks great, I'm just a little concerned because the man said he bought it at an auction. I'd like to see if it has a clean carfax. The VIN is 5TDBA22C36S075435. Would someone be able to look that up please? Thank you so much!