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Toyota Sienna, Car Buying, Van
#9088 of 12250 Re: 2009 Sienna XLE [usaf_fam]
Apr 22, 2009 (8:02 am)
The dealer's cost on the Sienna had little to do with the cost of a Honda Odyssey, and more to do with what they pay Toyota for a Sienna. They compete on pricing with other Toyota dealers.
To answer your question, I do think your offer is too much of a low-ball.
These pricing services are pretty consistent and while I think you probably can beat it, it would be by a few hundred, if that. Not thousands.
You didn't mention your state, but here in MD tax is 6%, so you're really only offering $28,300 (tax would bring the total to $30k) when the no-haggle price is $3 grand higher.
That's not realistic. The dealer would take a massive loss on that sale.
That is a very well equipped van - Bluetooth, premium audio, parking assist, etc.
If Honda is giving away the Ody it will put pressure on dealers to reduce their already razor-thin margins, but they are not going to lose money selling cars. They have to pay their utility bills just like we do.
#9089 of 12250 Re: 2009 Sienna XLE [ateixeira]
Apr 22, 2009 (12:33 pm)
Thanks for the feedback. One thing I absolutely hate is the negotiation involved in car sales/buying. Of course, the salesman was trying to undercut me initially on the trade in, but then as that improved they didn't want to budge on the sale price of the car. He got flustered when I wanted to negotiate these numbers independently.
I may go in with this number, knowing it's low, so that we have a starting point from which to work up instead of starting at MSRP and working down. For some reason, I feel like I'm likely to get a better deal this way. That may or may not be true, but that's how it feels to me.
#9090 of 12250 Re: 2009 Sienna XLE [usaf_
Apr 22, 2009 (2:42 pm)
Joe, who posted in previous posts that he got a LE 8 passenger with EVP3 for 27.1k out the door (if he did the financing), well, i just wonder how recent a deal this was (Castle toyota doesn't even exist anymore). I've talked with every dealer in the mid-atlantic area that has this vehicle and nobody can come within even 1k of this deal. So here you go people, thrive off of the hard work i've come to find out, that in the mid-atlantic area, if you want an LE 8 passeng. w/EVP3, the best deal you can get, out the door with md 6% tax and still have the 1.9%, is 28,800. The only thing i can think is there are very few of these vehicles around (which is true), so the dealers don't have to budge? Or does my caller ID show as 'stupid idiot' when they pick up my calls? If people get a deal like this, please contact me with the dealer/salesman
#9092 of 12250 Re: 2009 Sienna XLE [rolz]
Apr 23, 2009 (11:58 am)
I went aftermarket for the DVD as well.
A factory 7" or 8" screen usually runs about $1800 or so.
I paid half ($899 installed) that for a whopping 12" screen. Plus I got 2 wireless headphones and it added a dome light for us.
I got a Nuvi as a GPS as well, just $199.
#9093 of 12250 Re: 2009 Sienna XLE [ateixeira]
Apr 24, 2009 (8:22 am)
thanks guys for the aftermarket dvd info...
ateixeira, can you tell me what 12" system you got and who installed it? thanks
#9094 of 12250 Re: 2009 Sienna XLE [sjenne]
Apr 24, 2009 (11:26 am)
Sure, it's a Jensen, and it was installed at the Circuit City in Rockville, MD, now sadly out of business.
The installers weren't perfect - left some cut wires and debris in the interior, so while it all worked well they weren't as neat as I'd like. A quick vacuum addressed that.
Any good stereo shop should be able to install them. I'd shop for an "installed" price, though, not pay separately.
#9095 of 12250 Re: Toyota Sienna Xle package 3 [betty65]
Apr 24, 2009 (5:04 pm)
Where in Atlanta did you get that deal?
#9096 of 12250 Re: CE with towing package [big_chief]
Apr 25, 2009 (7:27 am)
Get the best deal without Power Pkg and then add the Power Pkg on after the deal.
#9097 of 12250 Re: 2009 Sienna XLE [usaf_fam]
Apr 25, 2009 (7:35 pm)
WHY do you want the Sienna XLE when you will have to pay thousands $$$$ more for a Sienna XLE that depreciates faster than a comparable Odyssey EX-L?
The BEST price I could get for a new 2009 Sienna XLE MSRP $ 33,448 was $ 31,448 while an Odyssey EX-L MSRP $ 33,825 was $ 28,1095.
My 2006 Sienna LE is worth less now than my niece's 2005 Odyssey EX that has twice as many miles and cost her less money than I paid for my Sienna. Needless to say, we still have our 2006 Sienna since the trade in is so pathetic.