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#11576 of 12160 Gap between front fender panel and A-pillar
Nov 03, 2011 (7:25 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.
#11577 of 12160 traded 2004 LE for 2011 XLE
Nov 03, 2011 (7:32 am)
Oct 28th, we purchased a 2011 XLE with NAV, DVD, and 8 passenger seating for $36,000 and took the $1,000 cash from Toyota to bring price down to $35,000 (the Sticker was $39,500ish) . We added the 100K extended warranty for $1200. The warranty was through Toyota and has no deductable. With today’s complex cars that have tons of electronics the warranty seemed like a good idea.
We traded in our current Sienna, 2004 LE with 159,000 miles and had some problems. The Driver door had the popping sound, VSC/Trac-off/engine lights were on, the Driver Sliding Door power lock was broken, the Pass Sliding Door wouldn’t open because the power door cable broke, also it was flagged for frame damage from a previous repair after a deer ran into the back corner. They gave us $6,000 for it, which was the same as Carmax offered. The Dealer said that Siennas hold their value better than most cars and that it is best to trade with just under 100K miles so that you get the most use out of it and the most value for your trade in. They said that ours was hurt by the previous repair and the high mileage.
We knew that it was time to replace the van and shopped many sedans, SUVs, and vans and even with all the door related problems on the prior van we ended up with another Sienna. The new van doesn’t have the Safety Connect, a power passenger seat, or auto head lights. I believe that the 2012 would have had these but would cost more.
#11578 of 12160 Re: Sienna 2012 XLE AWD [minivan3363]
Nov 03, 2011 (7:20 pm)
My quote was 2012 xle AWD standard $35,500 plus TTL plus cost to get car because it was out of state. Did you ever hear back if other poster's quote of $36,500 include entertainment package was out the door price?
#11579 of 12160 Re: 2012 XLE 7 pass AWD with entertainment pkg [3boys1dog2]
Nov 03, 2011 (7:27 pm)
Was your $36,500 otd price? I'm looking for 2011/2012 AWD XLE standard and quote I received was $35,500 plus TTL plus cost to get car bc none in state for both. Odd that the price was the same for both years.
#11580 of 12160 2011 Sienna LE AWD Quote
Nov 04, 2011 (8:18 pm)
I received a out of door quote for a 2011 Sienna LE V6 AWD in the NY/NJ area at approximately 32,300 without any additional options. This so far is the best quote I've gotten in the area among dealers who still have this model.
Do you think I'll be able to negotiate the price down a little more? It was priced about $1600 below invoice and what are realistic car options I can get thrown in if the price remains as is. Thank you.
#11581 of 12160 Re: 2011 Sienna LE AWD Quote [awd2011]
Nov 05, 2011 (8:46 am)
I got an out the door quote for 31300 for the same vehicle at toyota of henderson in NC. It was from Sean- internet sales manager I believe. You probably don't want to travel all the way here, but if they ave you a quote in writing, you might be able to use it as leverage to get your price lowered.
#11582 of 12160 2012 XLE wit NAV + Ent. for 35,000 TTL
Nov 08, 2011 (8:07 am)
I have an offer for 2012 XLE wit NAV + Ent. for 35,000 TTL in TX area, it's good to go OR working out more on this? Please help us
#11583 of 12160 Re: 2012 XLE wit NAV + Ent. for 35,000 TTL [houston77498]
Nov 08, 2011 (11:04 am)
Not a bad offer at all. I got a much higher offer than that for the same model.
#11584 of 12160 Re: 2012 XLE wit NAV + Ent. for 35,000 TTL [houston77498]
Nov 08, 2011 (11:13 am)
It's a great deal! I just bought the same van in the Dallas area last week for about $1000 more! I thought I had a good deal!
#11585 of 12160 2012 LE for $27500 in bar area, CA
Nov 08, 2011 (11:49 am)
The price includes $750 rebate (seems to only apply to SF bay area). OTD around 30200 (28250 + 55 doc fee + tax + registration fees - 750 rebate). It has only 3 miles on it and it is our favorite color.