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#6210 of 12250 Re: 05 LE Pkg#8 25.8k OTD [makeadeal]
Dec 20, 2005 (12:31 am)
For now, I can only say, Southern California. More info to come later. Actually, the dealer name and location wouldn't help very much. I believe this price could probably be had in any dealership, so it's not that this dealership is particularly generous. For example, I purchased a brand new Camry in 2003 from Buena Park Toyota for 16k + tax & lic, which comes out to $18.7k Out-The-Door. This is a V-6 with a moonroof and upgraded wheels. The typical price for a Camry is aproximately 20k OTD with no options on the lowest LE trim, but we actually got this camry out the door for less than that, with options. This time when we bought the Sienna, it happens to be a different Toyota dealership.
#6211 of 12250 Re: 05 LE Pkg#8 25.8k OTD [ravenings]
Dec 20, 2005 (1:34 pm)
Did you use the email method or go into the dealership? I try email 10 dealerships in the south cal area, but they wouldnt go below $25.5k before TTL. $27.9k OTD.
I call power cerritos, they said the $23.9k is only a loss lead price and wouldnt match it on the other minivans.
#6212 of 12250 Re: 05 LE Pkg#8 25.8k OTD [makeadeal]
Dec 21, 2005 (12:50 am)
I didn't use the email method. I just went into the dealership and wanted to buy a 2005 knowing that there won't be very many left so I might not get my choice of color or options and that the dealership will discount it to the hill to get rid of it. Considering we didn't have a color in mind, and wanted only the LE with minimum options, we weren't sacrificing much. So for someone who wanted a 2006, with their color and options, then they probably won't be able to get this price.
#6213 of 12250 Re: extended factory warrany prices [petras2]
Dec 22, 2005 (2:55 am)
I currently going through this experience, so I will share what I have learned from reading this forum and doing a little research.
First, the Toyota backed Extended Warranty (Platinum) is popular. The various packages and MSRP are listed on www.toyotafinancial.com.
Second, except for FL and perhaps other southern states, many other states honor the same Platinum warranty which nearly all Toyota dealerships should honor. Apparently in some southern states the coverage and contract varies. For example the Toyota Platinum warranty for non-Southern states is not refundable whereas some contracts which are underwritten with other policies or protections could be if you do not issue a claim against the policy while it is active.
Third, price for the Platinum warranty's vary GREATLY. For example, the popular 7 years / 100K miles, $0 dedutible plan has an MSRP of $1450! I've read here that people are offered this for $3K----but to pay under a thousand dollars is not unreasonable.
Fourth, one business manager at a local dealer quoted me a price which I caluclated was 25% off MSRP. The next day a different business manager at the same dealership quoted me 15-20% off MSRP for the same thing! When I challenged him on it, he simply stated the other business manager was giving me a great price. Yeah, right. He also told me I had about a week after my new purchase to decide. From everything I know this is not true. I beleive you can purchase the extended warranty during the first 3 years or 36K miles but it is not retroactive, it is only from the date of purchase forward.
Fifth, some dealers have made a good repuation selling the Toyota Platinum warranty's via the Internet for a modest profit. For example, Greenfield Toyota in Massachusetts has been doing this for a few years and they sell a lot of them. My quoted price for the 7/100/$0 is $880 which is only 61% of MSRP! You probably should confirm with your local dealer that they 'participate' and will honor the Platinum warranty purchased from another dealer or out-of-state.
I hope this helps some of the people who are now wondering the same things I was only a couple of weeks ago!!!
#6214 of 12250 Toyota Premium Autocare Prepaid Maintenance
Dec 22, 2005 (3:21 am)
With all of the vehicles I've owned in the past I've never considered prepaid maintenance until now. After reading the forums here, I decided it was worth a closer look. That I have learned will save me (and you) a lot of money.
For a new Toyota Sienna purchase (<1000 miles?) you have the option to purchase a prepaid premium maintenance package which basically can cover oil changes, tire rotations, and As the proud new owner of a 2006 Sienna XLE Limited AWD with Navigation and DVD, and those 'questionable' Dunlop run flat tires I figured I'd do some digging. First, you need to be aware that the OEM Dunlop run flat tires are not cheap, about $200 or more from tirerack.com and the customer reviews clearly show that without proper maintenance and rotations these tires may only last ... 12-20K miles! I hope to do better than that with proper maintenance. Second, according to toyotafinancial.com you will pay $990 MSRP for the 4 years, 55K miles Premium package (oil changes and tire rotations at 5K miles, plus the 3 service packages at 15K, 30K, and 45K miles). They offer many other packages but this is the one I wanted. Third, I shopped around and found out that I can purchase this Toyota backed prepaid maintenance plan for $670 at an in-state dealer. You need to confirm that your local Toyota dealership "participates" and will honor this Toyota prepaid maintenance plan when purchased elsewhere---apparently not all honor it. Fourth, I then called two major Toyota dealerships north of Boston, MA to compare prices for oil changes, tire rotations, and the 3 service packages. The results were very interesting. Atlantic Toyota (Lynn,MA) would charge $1226 w/tax but not including the occasional discount or coupon they offer. Ira Toyota (Danvera, MA) would charge $1452 for the same. I figure the dealerships make a nice markup on service and maintenance, and they probably include services in their 15/30/45K service packages which make it more costly but not necessarily in the Toyota recommended scheduled maintenance plan. For example, why replace a part or do service that is not factory recommended? It's wasteful, no? There you have it, within an hour I was able to find out that the prepaid maintenance for $670 would be a much better deal than the $1200-1450 the local dealerships would charge me and I don't even need a coupon -KJ
#6215 of 12250 18,500 for 2005 SIENNA LE, scratched up bad, good deal?
Dec 23, 2005 (9:41 am)
HI, hoping to get some feedback for a possible sale of this car!
Private party looking to sell sienna 2005 LE, bought in Jan 2005, has 12K miles, package #1. ALl sales records are accountable to them being the original owners car purchased in PA.
Aesthetically the car has not been taken well care of for example inside seats have fabric marks on from car seats, carpet is slightly dirty, scuffs on interior plastic of car near all doors and in the rear trunk areas.
Car has excessive scratches on the exterior, looks as if someone took a key or two and went around the WHOLE car front to back and side to side. TO picture there is almost one solid line of deep scratch all the way around. Also, all four corners of the car bumpers are scuffed, not terribly but some paint is removed on 2 corners. Otherwise mechanically appeared in great shape. NO apparent body work done, and everything else on exterior looks fine.
The reason for the marks was told has 4 boys and their bikes did all the damage in and out, certainly could be bike scratches. Price is good, and we could possibly live with the scratches but if we were ever to resell, I think the value would be hurt, hence what we pay for the car issue. So my question is, is this a good enough deal for this minivan given the info above?
thanks so much for your help!
#6216 of 12250 Re: 18,500 for 2005 SIENNA LE, scratched up bad, good deal? [wantavan1]
Dec 23, 2005 (3:16 pm)
Why spend $18,500 for a damaged vehicle? I would think you could buy a new '06 comparably equipped for about the same (or less) than combined cost of the vehicle and needed repairs.
You are describing minor damage that would cost major dollars because a majority of the vehicle needs to be refinished. It's not likely you'll be happy driving it in its present condition.
#6217 of 12250 Re: 18,500 for 2005 SIENNA LE, scratched up bad, good deal? [wantavan1]
Dec 23, 2005 (4:41 pm)
God, it sounds like the car is NOT nice inside out! The owner does not take good care of the car. Who knows how he abused the engine/tx in the whole year? I would think about it if $15k. No way for $18k. A brand new 2006LE + pkg 1 for only $23k after $500 rebate.
#6218 of 12250 Re: 18,500 for 2005 SIENNA LE, scratched up bad, good deal? [lovesienna]
Dec 23, 2005 (5:07 pm)
I was unable to get a quote that low 23K with LE package, and some options #1, floor mats , etc.... I think best so far was 25 and change with TTL....but I was a non committing buyer at that point, so maybe they move a bit more once I show that I am ready to sign. Thanks for the feedback both of you, nuch appreciated.
#6219 of 12250 2006 Sienna Buying Experience
Dec 23, 2005 (6:45 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 Toyota Sienna XLE(fwd) with package # 7 in Arctic Frost Pearl. I sent out numerous requests for price quotes to dealers in Virginia. The best price quoted was from a dealer in Northern Va (this is 200 miles from my home). They quoted me a price of $30,888 (after $500 rebate) for the vehicle(the MSRP was $36,429) I then called dealers in the Hampton Roads area and they told me there was no way they could match this price as they were losing money. I then called a dealer in Williamsburg, Va. and they had the vehicle I wanted. The MSRP on the Sienna was $ 36,179 and I was able to talk them down to $ 30,886 (after $500 rebate). My total out the door price was $ 32,584. Just wondering if this was a pretty good deal or could I have gotten it cheaper. Thanks.