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#11985 of 12176 Buying Experience Boston Area - 2012 Sienna LE 8-Pass V6 FWD
Aug 21, 2012 (9:32 am)
Bought a 2012 Sienna LE 8-Pass V6 FWD (has Towing package & Carpet floor Mats w/door sill protectors) for 26,401 - including 750 cash back (in lieu of 0% APR). Only TTL extra. The dealer is IRA Toyota of Danvers. It was my best experience buying a car. Requested an online quote from their website, for a car they have in the inventory which is the largest in the area, noting that I will purchase immediately if the price is right. They gave me the best price (compared to all quotes I got for same trim) in the first attempt. I paid an advance on phone via CC (refundable if deal fails) and fixed an appointment for next day. Went to the dealership next day, test drove the car I was quoted and then paid the balance of the amount. Please try them, I think they are the best in the Boston area.
This forum has been of immense help to me to gauge the prices paid by educated consumers and to approach the whole process of buying a car in the 21st century way. Thank you, fellow buyers and Edmunds for this knowledge platform.
#11986 of 12176 I'M BUYING A NEW SIENNA XLE, NEED HELP
Aug 21, 2012 (12:33 pm)
I'm buying a new Sienna XLE, not sure if I want a basic package or a Navigation, the reason I would get a Navigation is because it adds some other features like smart key, I dont really care about dvd, my girls rather use their Ipads, I think dvds is a thing of the past.
The lowest price I have gotten for the sienna XLE basic package is $30300 is this a good price?? I was also thinking of waiting for the 2013 but it may be more expensive.
What do you guys think and how much have you paid for your Sienna, by the way I'm located in San Francisco Bay Area.
#11987 of 12176 Re: I'M BUYING A NEW SIENNA XLE, NEED HELP [carranzal]
Aug 22, 2012 (7:42 am)
You going to keep the Van for a long time ? I am expecting you will not trade in Within 3 years. If you are going to sell it then better get latest model.
You are getting 4K off MSRP, Plus 0% financing for 48 or 0.9% for 60 months financing. Thatís really good deal. Go for it
I think you will not get the same financing deal for next 2013 model.
#11988 of 12176 Re: 2012 Sienna XLE with RES price [j06]
Aug 22, 2012 (10:13 am)
Yes, 34,900 was out the door--this included the state $500 registration fee. This was a decent price for the vehicle at the time of the order (late March). I still think that an XLE front wheel drive with the RES, door sills, mudflaps and block heater could be obtained for less now, if it is in existing stock at a dealer. This was from a dealer in Montana.
#11989 of 12176 Re: I'M BUYING A NEW SIENNA XLE, NEED HELP [j06]
Aug 22, 2012 (11:26 am)
I'm financing through my Credit Union, but I have a new quote for $29950 for a basic xle, but now I'm having second thoughts, I may go for the one with Navigation with entune just because it also adds, backup sensors and push start.
I al so want to add the remote engine starter (RES) If it all works out I might close the deal today, Toyota is also running a promotion on their facebook page, I'f I buy a new toyota before sep 4 I will get a $250 card!
#11990 of 12176 Re: 2012 Sienna XLE with RES price [albertabound1]
Aug 22, 2012 (11:37 am)
does you xle have navigation? or just the dvd? also how does the RES work for you? I heard that when you start it and you open your car the engine shuts off, is this true?
Thanks! I'm buying an xle as well, I'll probably get the one with Nav w/entune no dvd
#11991 of 12176 Re: I'M BUYING A NEW SIENNA XLE, NEED HELP [carranzal]
Aug 22, 2012 (5:06 pm)
Play around with the etune/navigation if you really think you want it, I haven't heard much good about it from the people that have it installed. I understand the desire for a clean looking GPS system, but honestly most folks are happier with a portable unit for a fraction of the cost that is much cheaper to update and which a passenger can still use while the car is in motion. IMO I don't see what all the hype is about the smart key either, I've heard more than one story of a spouse driving off with the car only to realize the person they just dropped off had the key and now they are stuck with the car in the middle of nowhere when they shut it off.
#11992 of 12176 Deal Cancelled
Aug 23, 2012 (7:07 am)
My deal was cancelled. This is what happened. The dealership had few base LE, few upgraded LE, one SE, and one XLE. The XLE is white with Navigation package, includes push start & touch lock/unlock feature. I think it is the premium package without RES. The MSRP was 36K.
The sale rep showed us the white van with all the features. Then told us I will try to bring a silver one from a different dealer. It will have all the features. Except for the Navigation you will get the DVD package. The MSRP for that was 36.8K. Based on that I agreed for an OTD price 600 below MSRP, due to 8.875 % tax rate the best we can get in NYC probably 1,000 below MSRP. Two days later I went to pick the Van. The van was silver with leather and DVD but no push start & touch lock/unlock feature. I did not really care about touch lock/unlock, but I really wanted push button ignition. I requested them for refund of my deposit. The dealership will not refund my deposit because for me they added this Van to their inventory. I called AMEX to cancel the charge.
#11993 of 12176 Re: Deal Cancelled [j06]
Aug 23, 2012 (12:12 pm)
WOW, I had a very frustrating day yesterday, I spent all day negotiating the price with different dealerships, first they quote me a white xle with tan interior thats my first choice, with nav ann push start and backup sensors for $31950 that was like $4k below msrp, I called other dealers to see if they match it and they were telling me that the dealer that quote me this, didnt even have it, in stock. I called the sales person that gave me the deal he said he was out of town and had me talk to someone else, very unresponsive and finally got a hold of him and told me that he is trying to locate the van because it was traded to another dealer.
My next quote was $32400 from another dealership and $33400 for a 2013 from a different dealer, they added the blind spot monitor into the xle's and raised the price on them.
#11994 of 12176 Re: Deal Cancelled [j06]
Aug 23, 2012 (9:31 pm)
I am also in NYC and shopping around for Sienna XLE. Can we exchange information about it?
My target is 4K off MSRP, Plus 0% financing. Which dealers do you recommend to contact?