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#11436 of 12250 What to do?
Aug 10, 2011 (1:06 pm)
We have a 2004 Odyssey EXL w/ 65K mi. Given it's age (and the fact that it's still worth something), we're thinking of selling it and buying a new(er) van. I feel guilty b/c it's been a great car, but I don't like pouring money into older cars which I'm sure will happen soon.
Have to say I don't care for the new Odyssey-- feels small inside (esp. their price point & unavailability) so we've been looking at the new Sienna.
We're debating between the XLE and LE. I'm used to leather (although I hate it in the summer- we live in the south), but it's a big price jump to the XLE and I'm not sure it's worth it. I'm concerned about the "Easy Clean" cloth with 2 elem. age kids and their associated carpools and a dog (my husband swears he'll buy me great seat covers and have $$ leftover). What makes the "easy clean" fabric so EZ to clean? The salesman & mgr didn't have an answer. We have no interest in the towing pkg, Nav or Ent.
I received the following email quote for the LE (8pass, v6, FWD):
Selling Price $ 28,638.00
Processing Fee $ 395.00
State Tax $ 870.99
Gross Receipts Tax $ 57.28
DMV Online Tag Fee $ 10.00
Title and Registration $ 50.75
Sub Total $ 30,022.02
Toyota Cash Coupon $ 1,000.00
Total Out-the-Door Price $ 29,022.02
Should we proceed, I'm thinking there's still room for negotiations on the selling price. Am I wrong? Since we're in no rush should we wait for 2012s to see if some of the snafus are corrected? I saw 2012 pricing takes effect 9/6.
Thanks in advance!!!
#11437 of 12250 Re: What to do? [kacm]
Aug 10, 2011 (7:17 pm)
The 2012 pricing difference is negligible or nothing on all Sienna model trims, except the SE which is like a 2K difference.
#11438 of 12250 Re: What to do? [kacm]
Aug 11, 2011 (5:52 am)
We have a 2002 Honda Odyssey with 102,000 miles. Have only replaced brakes and done oil changes up till now. 105000 maintenance will be ~1200.00.
I would keep the '04 Honda Odyssey and drive it till 90 to 100,000 miles before selling it. You will not have that much in maintenance, and the depreciation on it will be nill compared to the 2011 Sienna. You will lose 3 to 5K when you drive it over the dealer's curb!
Now if you just have the hots for a new van and money is no object, go for a new van.
#11439 of 12250 Re: The Deal [lxowner2]
Aug 12, 2011 (1:28 pm)
I haven't been looking closely enough to even give you an educated guess. I'll defer to the others here...
#11440 of 12250 Re: What to do? [kacm]
Aug 12, 2011 (3:58 pm)
I have a 2003 Odyssey EX with 90K miles on and all I have done is brakes and the Aircon regulator went out a week ago ($140). I am also thinking of replacing my van, and after test driving both the Odyssey and Sienna multiple times, I am really trying hard to justify the additional cost. I much prefer the ride and build quality of the Odyssey over the Sienna, but is it worth the additional approx 2K. The Sienna just feels so cheaply built and plastic, but the scarcity of the Odyssey is keeping the prices up... What to do?
#11441 of 12250 Re: What to do? [davidk12]
Aug 13, 2011 (6:17 am)
If the Ody did not exist, would you still buy the Sienna?
What I'm saying is, try to evaluate it on its own merits.
Aug 14, 2011 (7:01 pm)
Am in the middle TN area, am looking for Sienna LE V6 FWD. Have been talking to Cumberland Toyota in Cookeville, After some haggling got a price of 28,319.26 incl. everything but tax,title, license. No options but flr mats and mudguards.Seem like they could do better, huh? Have also been using Zag/ Truecar, their lowest price dealer is Marietta Toyota in Atlanta, GA. Their online quote was 25,997. But what's gonna be added on? Anybody have experience with them? Marietta salesman is not very helpful, so haven't been able to ask all questions I have. Anybody have a dealer in Mid TN to recommend?
#11443 of 12250 Re: What now? [puzzled16]
Aug 15, 2011 (11:23 am)
For an LE V6 FWD I paid $27,183 plus a $700 Dealer Fee....Total before Goverment stuff of $27,883. That included Floor Mats. This was in the Tampa area. I have used Zag once.....They don't include Dealer Fees or Document Fees or whatever your dealer likes to call them.
Aug 16, 2011 (5:30 pm)
Thanks for input. I know there are advantages to staying local.
#11445 of 12250 Re: Thanx [puzzled16]
Aug 17, 2011 (3:21 pm)
I have talked to the Marietta guys too. They did mention they are getting the 2012 models mid Sept. I've been getting more contacts from Toyota dealers but with low inventory and inventory having to be shifted around, I'm thinking I'll get a better deal in Sept even on a 2011.