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#12037 of 12158 Re: Need opinion on Sienna LE quote [ywallet]
Sep 20, 2012 (12:48 pm)
From the mention of LE Preferred Package I guess it is a 4-cyl LE and the 26,500 for a 6k demo is on the VERY high-end of price scale (even after all the packages and accessories).
If you review some of the posts here you can see that New 2012 LE V6 8-pass FWD were purchased (with all those options plus more) for less than 26,500. I myself purchased one in Aug for 26,401 + ttl. In Sep Toyota has more incentives (750 vs 1000) so I think the best price to target on V6 LE 8-pass FWD is around 26,250 when 1000 cash incentive is used (including destination & dealer fees, mats, tow prep and roof rail cross bars), depending on the local market couple of hundreds more.
I would stay away from that LE 4-cyl deal, moreover V6 would be a better choice in my opinion (the 4-cyl only has miniscule mileage advantage and at times is underpowered for a van of such space & versatility). This may be the reason Toyota dropped 4-cyl all together for 2013.
#12038 of 12158 Re: Need opinion on Sienna LE quote [isodyok]
Sep 20, 2012 (2:02 pm)
Based on the MSRP and two-prep you noted, I see it is an LE V6 FWD that you are dealing with (separate mention of Preferred Package made me think it is LE 4-cyl). Even then 26,500 for a 6k used LE V6 is high. The guideline I noted earlier is a good gauge of new 2012 LE V6 FWD prices.
#12039 of 12158 Re: Need opinion on Sienna LE quote [isodyok]
Sep 20, 2012 (2:08 pm)
Thanks for your reply and valuable advise isodyok - it indeed is a V6 LE FWD but with the 6K miles I had a feeling this wasn't a good offer. I am in Chicago NW suburbs and unfortunately I haven't seen anybody post a purchase price from here since 2011 so am unable to make a fair comparison. We have a carmax that is selling the new 2013 LE at a price of 29,458 so my comparison was to see how much I can save my going with the older 2012 model that also has these additional 6K miles on it .. I will keep looking for more feedback and will continue to research further, will post the details here if I find something better.
#12040 of 12158 Re: Need opinion on Sienna LE quote [ywallet]
Sep 21, 2012 (1:02 pm)
Glad to be of help, this forum helped be immensely.
There was a post here recently that 2013 LE V6 8-pass FWD with tow-prep, mats and roof crossbars offered for 26,700 cash at the same Boston dealer where I purchased my 2012. Add about 400 dealer fee to that for final price of 27,100 excluding sales tax, title and license. Approx. 500 premium compared to the price offered on a 2012 with comparable accessories. These are the best prices on 2012 & 2013 V6 LEs I have seen in the posts here and elsewhere. I do not see how they can be any more expensive in Chicago, provided you find a volume/value dealership. A few hundred dollars more on what I noted may still be reasonable. This should given you an idea. Good luck with your search.
#12041 of 12158 Re: Need opinion on Sienna LE quote [isodyok]
Sep 21, 2012 (1:36 pm)
I am not sure why, but I interacted with all the dealers in a 100 mile radius and the best offer I got was still the 26,683 for the Demo with 6K miles, next best was 27K for a new one - difference being it was missing the tow-prep package and the anti-theft package.
All said and done I ended up buying the demo yesterday, I chose to do the 0% APR instead of the cash offer as it would help me span out the payments without any finance charge for 5 years.
Any ideas on the extended warranties on these - I have read some stories about issues with power sliding doors on the Sienna and was wondering if it was worth buying the warranty - my dealer gave me a best quote of 1540 for a 8 year/100 K warranty - I would appreciate if people can share their thoughts on both the price and value of an extended warranty on the Sienna.
#12042 of 12158 Re: Need opinion on Sienna LE quote [ywallet]
Sep 23, 2012 (8:07 pm)
Congratulations. One can only do what the local market and time affords. I traveled 170 miles for my purchase. Enjoy the new van.
In my opinion the extended warranty (called VSA - Vehicle Service Agreement by Toyota) is a good investment if you plan to keep the car well beyond the 3yr basic warranty. Given the complex systems in today's cars a single repair can be as costly as the price of protection plan. The non-powertrain related items (power doors etc) may not be as reliable as powertrain in the long-term.
If you decide to purchase, try toyotaofdanville, IL or Midwest Toyota, KS (midwestsuperstore.com) -- more details at siennachat. The same plan offered by the dealer can be purchased for about 1040 (the platinum plan, highest coverage with zero deductible) plus you may save on sales tax. All dealerships sell the same plans backed by Toyota and can be purchased before the basic warranty expires. While there are other coverage lengths I think 8yr/100k is the right period/mileage.
#12043 of 12158 Re: Need opinion on Sienna LE quote [isodyok]
Sep 24, 2012 (7:27 am)
Thanks isodyok for being supportive and providing your valuable suggestions on every aspect, truly appreciate it.
Yes, I was torn between the demo with 6K miles and a new 1 that was only $317 more but when I factored in dealer proximity and fact that the demo has engine immobalizer and tow prep package I thought that might be a better value down the road, we don't expect to put a whole lot of miles on the car.
Yes, sienna chat is a excellent forum - I did get the 1040 quote from Midwest and am now waiting on Doug's quote - the finance guy at my dealership said he can match any quote so I would just hopefully trim the warranty I bought at 1540 down to atleast 1040 hopefully !
Thanks again and I hope I will contribute more to the forum.
I have 2 more questions about the Sienna -
1. Are there different floor matts for the Sienna / Minivan's or the regular ones would work ? I got some from Sams Club and they seem to fit if I trim them a bit but was wondering about this.
2. Since I have LE not XLE with fabric seats that are light grey color and will be driving with 2 kids are there any good seat covers I can buy to protect them from spills/accidents etc ?
#12044 of 12158 Re: Need opinion on Sienna LE quote [ywallet]
Sep 24, 2012 (8:58 am)
Welcome. Given your deal is with 0% APR I think it is reasonable. The two-prep is a factory-only option and is good to have when needed.
(1) Only mats that are custom-fit for the model would fit neatly. I am looking to replace my carpet OEM mats with all-season ones before the winter. I heard good reviews about hexomats that cover all of 2nd & 3rd row space just exposing the tracks for sliding the 2nd row seats. People at siennachat like these compared to OEM all-season mats.
(2) I have the same "easy-clean" fabric-trimmed seats and two small kids to test them. Had not looked into covers yet, so please post if you come across something that are custom-fit.
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Sep 29, 2012 (5:23 pm)
Just purchased a 2012 Toyota Sienna LE V6 MSRP (313xx) from DCH Freehold Toyota in NJ. Bought it OTD for 29700. Process was relatively painless. i think the purchase price before tax was around 274xx. I think this is the lowest in the central NJ area from experience from emailing back and forth. Made a trip out to Dayton Toyota earlier, large selection of vans, but great unwillingness to negotiate. Thanks for the help through the posts guys!