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#11504 of 12159 LE v XLE and timing?
Sep 17, 2011 (10:47 am)
Trying to decide between LE and XLE. Hate spending extra money on the XLE (don't need to have all of the other extras), but we have 2 young kids and a medium-sized, but hairy, dog so we are leaning toward leather seating. We're concerned about being able to keep the seats clean and relatively fur-free. We have leather in our cars right now so I don't know how hard/easy cloth (what does "easy clean" mean?) would be to maintain with kids/carpools/dog.
Additionally, our local dealer says 2012's arrive by 9/26 (toyota.com is also now showing Sienna 12 instead of 11). What's the best timing? Wait for a 2012 (don't buy first model year?) and maybe pay slightly more or try to hustle to get the best deal on a 2011?
Thanks in advance!
#11505 of 12159 Re: 2011 Sienna LE [vincey]
Sep 17, 2011 (8:25 pm)
No, No special discounts. Just the Zag.com price.
#11506 of 12159 Re: LE v XLE and timing? [kacm]
Sep 17, 2011 (9:13 pm)
I am not sure if the LE comes with leather. I have two and we travel a lot so wanted to get the limited with AWD.
In regards to the 2011 or 12. I looked around with the honda as well. I heard a lot of complaints on the transmission. I had a accord which died due to transmission, granted i got out about 300,000 miles almost. Most of the problems with transmission started at about 100000 in the honda. So I decided to stick to the toyota and i don't think there is much change with the 2012. And since toyota is making the sienna for awhile i will take my risk with the 2011. Will get a better price i feel.
Can you post the price quotes that you get from the dealers?
#11507 of 12159 Bought new Sienna XLE AWD with premimum for $37500
Sep 19, 2011 (4:58 pm)
I bought new 2011 Sienna XLE AWD premimum package for $37,500 from Fremont Toyota in East Bay area. Is this a good price?
Color is South Pacific Pearl. This car looks different color in different shades.
Total OTD is 41,300.
#11508 of 12159 2012 XLE - Base (No DVD or Nav)
Sep 21, 2011 (9:23 pm)
I started looking for a 2011 Predawn Gray base XLE without DVD or NAV about 2 weeks ago in the Northern VA, DC, MD area. However, none of our local dealers had this specific car on their lot which made it difficult to negotiate a good price. The only one on the ground within 100 miles was at a no haggle dealership and the offer was not good enough to warrant buying the 2011 (OTD at 32,300 after the 1,000 rebate). However I used this one 2011 to negotiate against other dealers on the 2012's.
Today I ended up with the following:
2012 XLE with floor mats (includes processing) $31,500
taxes & tags $1,100
The van will arrive this weekend with the first batch of 2012's at this dealership. I lost the 1,000 rebate but am getting the color we wanted without overpaying for a 2011. Probably could have gotten a substantially better deal on the 2011 if the wife wanted Salsa Red or South Pacific Pearl.
Don't have much to go on as far as 2012 pricing, so just curious what you guys think of this deal.
#11509 of 12159 Re: 2012 XLE - Base (No DVD or Nav) [novaxle]
Sep 22, 2011 (6:09 am)
We are in the same situation. Looking for Silver XLE FWD, no NAV, no DVD in Richmond, VA area. One dealer thinks they might find a grey one (my 2nd choice).
My quote on a 2011 XLE is:
MSRP : 34.109,00
Sale Price : 32.000,00
Total Tax : 1.024,00
Processing Fees : 395,00
Registration Fees : 60,75
Total Delivered Price: 32.479,75, then take $1K off for incentive
The did get a 2012 XLE in stock yesterday. I haven't seen it yet, but was quoted via email:
MSRP : 34.600,00
Sale Price : 33.500,00
Total Tax : 1.072,00
Processing Fees : 395,00
Registration Fees : 60,75
Total Delivered Price : 35.027,75
Your deal is clearly better than what I received for the 11 and the 12-- thanks for posting since I now have something to work with.
Am wondering if any incentives will pop up in Oct for the 12s??
#11510 of 12159 New Sienna LE engine noise
Sep 22, 2011 (7:15 am)
I bought a brand new Sienna LE V6 FWD recently. I found there is metallic tapping, knocking engine noise from the hood when I drive (fully warmed up). Also feel this engine runs not smoothly. The noise gets louder during uphill or acceleration. The current milleage on my Sienna is 1,200 miles. Here is the video sound I took by iPHONE.
I just wondering is this sound normal or I have to bring it back to dealer soon?
#11511 of 12159 Re: 2012 XLE - Base (No DVD or Nav) [kacm]
Sep 22, 2011 (8:48 am)
I don't think dealers are giving a big enough discount on the 2011s to justify buying a car that is over a year old - unless you plan to keep it forever and don't care about resale value.
If you do, then I think it is worth ponying up for the 2012. Since the msrp pricing has not changed on most models, you should get a similar price as the 2011s, losing only the manufacturer rebate (presently 1K).
Experts say that in Nov/Dec, there will be more incentives from Toyota and Honda so they can attempt to regain their lost market share. If you can wait, I would suggest holding off until then for maybe a 0% interest financing deal on 2012s.
If you can't wait, then you should look for 6-8K off the 2011s. But somehow, dealers think their Siennas are the world's best thing and won't let them go for that much.
#11512 of 12159 Re: 2012 XLE - Base (No DVD or Nav) [kacm]
Sep 22, 2011 (9:21 am)
Your deal on the 2011 was much better than mine because I was quoted 32,300 which included the 1,000 incentive where you were at 31,400 with the incentive.
However, as the previous poster stated I donít believe the deals on the 2011ís are not good enough to justify purchasing the 2011Ö.just my opinion.
There is no way to tell what the incentives will be in November in December, but if you look at last yearís Toyotathon incentives there was a 1000 cash back on the Sienna but it excluded the XLE and Limited.
Right now I am debating whether or not to wait until the end of the year and see if there are any incentives on the 2012 XLE.
#11513 of 12159 Re: 2012 XLE - Base (No DVD or Nav) [lxowner2]
Sep 22, 2011 (1:53 pm)
I agree about the pricing. I called today to a dealer who also wouldn't budge on a 2011 in spite of the fact it was $3000 over what dealers were selling last year.
I'm going to wait for the 2012. The dealer mentioned the first one was shipped locally today.