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Toyota Sienna, Car Buying, Van
#12177 of 12254 Red 2013 Sienna LE purchase
Jun 29, 2013 (7:29 pm)
Summary: Purchased 2013 Sienna LE FWD 8 Passenger in NY/NJ area for $27430. + standard add on fees such as destination fees, license, taxes, etc.
Sought internet prices from dealers listed through Edmunds. None committed to any firm price; very evasive. Some wouldn't give any price at all, trying just to lure me into showroom. This is disappointing, because it defeats the purpose of internet pricing. My policy is only to visit dealers who give a price.
I notice that so many are purchasing XLE, but I was trading in an Odyssey LX that I bought based on Honda's good reputation. The Sienna LE had more features than an upgraded 2003 Odyssey EX when I last shopped for a minivan. That said, I am turned off to Honda minivans with their reputation for transmission problems and their 6 cylinder deactivation engine design and its problems. This time, I would have purchased a Dodge Grand Caravan before another Odyssey.
The Sienna LE has more than enough bells and whistles for me. I would have gotten the "L" Sienna except I hate vehicles without privacy glass.
Sansone Toyota in NJ ignored my requests for a price, asking me the same questions over and over. Plaza Toyota in Brooklyn doesn't have a great reputation, but they treated me respectfully and their price was very close to my recent purchase price, maybe better. Manfredi Toyota on Staten Island, NY, is supposedly participating in the Costco Auto Purchase program, but they never even contacted me. I didn't pursue them because of their dismal reputation.
So I gave the benefit of a doubt to Rt. 22 Toyota in Hillside, NJ, based on their higher Edmunds rating. Rt 22 Toyota who finally offered the above price, but beat me up on my trade-in. I believe I could have gotten a better price, but in all honesty I didn't want to keep visiting Toyota dealerships. With the exception of All American Ford in NJ (who were impressive), I have never had a dealership be straightforward.
I believe the Sienna to be the best made minivan, certainly better than the Odyssey, but I don't know if it's $10,000 better than a Dodge Grand Caravan. I used to own the Chrysler minivan, and it gave me better, longer service than my Honda Odyssey. That said, I believe that Toyota's Sienna will give me the best service of all. Time will tell. Good luck, everyone. Keep helping each other out here, to help level the playing field between car buyers and unscrupulous dealers.
Jul 01, 2013 (5:52 am)
Was offered the following today (around Chicago)
5 Door 8-Pass Van V6 XLE FWD
XLE PREMIUM NAVIGATION PKG W/ENTUNE
MSRP : $ 38,915
OFFER: $34,000 + TTL
Do you think this is a good deal? TIA.
#12179 of 12254 XLE in Houston
Jul 01, 2013 (10:53 am)
XLE with navigation package, blind spot monitor, 10" DVD player (Distributer installed DVD) and window tint for MSRP of $39018. Bought it last Thursday for $35200 out of the door in north Houston, TX. Comes out to 32870+ 2055 (tax) +275(fees). Also great service from the dealer team( specially the sales manger). It was my first dealer I contacted but I couldn't resist and bought it on the spot. I hope it was a good deal. Got The loan from PenFed to get this price.
Jul 02, 2013 (4:43 pm)
Van2013's price for an XLE sounds much better than what the dealer offered to mmuller2 (post#12178, above), but you have to consider the Toyota rebate. In some of the Gulf states it is $2000, while where I am in the Northeast the rebate is $750. For some of us, it may pay to travel!!!
#12181 of 12254 XLE AWD in Denver Area
Jul 03, 2013 (12:35 pm)
Just took a delivery on a base (the only options were mats, mudguards and couple more minor things) XLE AWD for $33K + D&H + Taxes.
We were considering paying extra $2K for Navigation and BSM but decided we can live without them - would have been $35K otherwise
Both prices include the Toyota $1K rebate.
Wasted several days dealing with Stevenson Toyota East - and ended up getting this price at Autonation in about 20 min.
#12182 of 12254 Re: Sienna XLE AWD w/ DVD & NAV [v4victory]
Jul 09, 2013 (7:46 pm)
The price seems pretty good. Where is the dealership? Thank you.
Jul 09, 2013 (8:55 pm)
How is this deal? $36250 with premium navigation, roof cross bars, door sill protectors.
Northern Los Angeles County.
#12184 of 12254 Sienna XLE MSRP 35,079.00
Jul 09, 2013 (9:59 pm)
SouthEast Michigan deal:
got costco pricing at 32,495.00. Dealer said that's 300 below invoice, won't budged when I asked for another 500 off, so I walked out. They called back today, willing to drop 350 more to bring me back. This is set in stone, no way in hell they are dropping 500, that's made very clear. This would bring me of 2934 below MSRP. Should I take this deal? This is for XLE 2013 with add on of floor mats, roof rack, and lower body molding.
I read the post by van2013, and he got 6148.00 off MSRP??? I have no clue how that is even possible. I'm breaking teeth just to get close to 2900 below MSRP. I used costo pricing to set the bar, but it's no where near the deal van2013 got. Heck, it's cheaper to by it in Houston and ship it to Michigan (800 shipping cost).
Anyone feel Van2013 deal is extraordinary? truecar average saving is about 3K off MSRP.
#12185 of 12254 fwd xle with navigation package, roof cross bar, door molding for 36200 otd
Jul 10, 2013 (7:36 am)
I got quote for a fwd xle with navigation package, roof cross bar, door molding for 36200 otd in Southern Cal. Does anyone know how much more can I negotiate?