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#11567 of 12252 Re: TX: Reasonable Price for 2011 Sienna V6 LE? [carpenter6]
Oct 29, 2011 (10:34 am)
I got the 2011 V6 LE for $291xx+TTL without the $1000 rebate (used 60mo special financing) with no factory options but with distributor (GST -Gulf States Toyota) installed Window Tint (though LE comes from factory with privacy glass!), Premium Carpet mat set (include door sills protectors), Vehicle Shield Package.
I honestly believe i paid too much as it is a 2011 - could have gotten at least another $2K off it on that basis especially as i traded in a newer vehicle that gives them another $3K-$4K profit margin.
The thing with CR is that they probably are not adding the GST regional AD fee of $948 (sucks to be in TX suckered by the distributor) plus maybe the $810 destination fee.
So for a V6 LE, around $29K+TTT in TX might be a reasonable price but for current model (2012) - the 2011 should be discounted further.
#11568 of 12252 Re: 2011 Sienna XLE base [mac718]
Oct 29, 2011 (11:37 am)
I was offered $30,989 +TTL for 2012 XLE base.
#11569 of 12252 Re: 2011 Sienna XLE base [mmgg]
Oct 29, 2011 (12:26 pm)
Yeah, i realized i paid too much. basically i was happy with paying less than invoice but should have gotten more discount for an outgoing model. But I intend to use this van for next 7-10 years and for now i got a safe family vehicle and am happy about it - not going to stress over it
#11570 of 12252 2012 sienna xle purchased
Oct 29, 2011 (5:02 pm)
i just wanted to share the deal i got today since this board has been helpful to me. I purchased a 2012 sienna xle w/ carpet floor mats and door sill protectors (msrp 34340) for 31200 plus ttl. i might have been able to get a couple hundred more but ive already wasted 2 months researching and haggling pricing. that was the most i was gonna pay and feel i got a great deal considering truecar was at 31360. hope that helps everyone get a great deal on theres. this was in the chicago area incase you were interested.
#11571 of 12252 Re: 2012 sienna xle purchased [count0123]
Oct 29, 2011 (6:53 pm)
Glad to hear that.. I got mine today too & I am in Chicago area.. enjoy the ride!!
#11572 of 12252 Driver in a wheelchair
Oct 30, 2011 (1:45 pm)
We plan to purchase a new 2011 Sienna, adapted for disabled driver. It needs 3 factory modifications: a dropped floor; a side-entry power-driven ramp; removable Captains' chair and front passenger chair. All these are Toyota-factory-modifications; then, sent to Convert-A-Van type of dealers. We would love to know the price-to-the-dealer, so we can estimate how much profit margin he has. Otherwise, very difficult to negotiate with him.
The prices that 3 dealers have quoted, are all approx. $ 55,000. The new
2011 off-the-shelf Sienna is $ 23,000 - $ 24,000.
#11573 of 12252 Re: 2012 XLE TX [jmass3]
Oct 31, 2011 (12:52 pm)
Pat Lobb Toyota of McKinney
#11574 of 12252 Re: TX: Reasonable Price for 2011-2012 Sienna LE V6 ? [mejazz]
Oct 31, 2011 (4:32 pm)
I talked to several dealers. The second dealer was in Bryan, Texas. They had a few 2011 and 12's to chose from. Best deal on a 2011 LE was $27,800 this one had the extras except for the alarm system.
I talked to another dealer between Spring, and Huntsiville. Best deal on a 2012 LE with Several extras was $29,000 +TTL
The dealers have the options marked up several times. They claim they don't, but how do they suddenly start marking down a vehicle when you lose interest.
The hold back of $810.00 can usually be negotiated away. That money is used for advertisement from the manufacturer. The first thing to do is ask the salesman or look at the sticker to see when they got the car. If they just got it, holdback is pure profit. I rarely see the same vehicles in the paper as the ones on the lot.
SECOND: Options are on there to make money, not lose it. There is always negotiation in options since they are marked up several times. I take the total amount of options and divide by four. Now I know the number to offer them for options. Don't pay etching fees, usually dealers can do this for $50.00 and charge several times more.
There is usually profit built into the base price as well. Do you really think they show you the real invoice price when they flip the screen around to show you invoice? Why do you think they get up and go see there manager. They don't really sell the vehicle under invoice unless they have taken you on your trade. It's just a shell game, learn it, then win it.
#11575 of 12252 Thailand flooding
Oct 31, 2011 (7:10 pm)
Will there be any impacts to Sienna inventory like how Honda is being impacted?
#11576 of 12252 Gap between front fender panel and A-pillar
Nov 03, 2011 (6:25 am)
Purchased a xle with nav, cross bar and other stuffs for 32000 +ttl with 36mo at 0% and dealer matched the trade in offer with carmax for our old car. Compare with our 99 sienna xle, I agreed with those complains others that Toyota is making new xle’s interior looks so cheap, plus many useful options are dropped from xle line from where it used to have, however, the longer I own it, the better I feel that we are making the good purchase decision (as opposed to the odyssey).
One thing that I do notice and did not see anyone mention here is that Toyota is really, really making this van cheap. If you open the front door all the way, then stands behind the door looking toward to the front, and looking at the front bender panel via the gap between front door and the A-pillar (around two door hinges), you will find the metal front bender panel stops short of covering the whole area and something looks like insulation material (black form of some sort) extend out of metal bender panel. The metal front bender panel is “screwed in” to the body instead of “soldering” (or whatever you call it) to the body frame like the way I understood what it should have been done. While I question the integrity and strength of such design (cost to fix the fender bender), I don’t know if this short fall will cause any problem in the long run. I suspect at minimum it will trap some dirt as the time goes by and eventually disintegrate the insulation form, eventually causes more problems in the future.
I know all 2011 are designed this way, but I am wondering if it changed for 2012? I would appreciate anyone been driving sienna and park outside for 6mo+ please provide your observation if you see any problem.