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Toyota Sienna, Car Buying, Van
#9148 of 12252 sneaky dealerships IE: Curry Toyota NY
May 26, 2009 (5:30 pm)
ok, ive been in the market for the 2009 LE sienna with the EVP #1 package. I had the car for 23,500. the dealer (fordham Toyota) agreed on that after alot of back and forth. He located the car, but the car he located had mats, emergancy kit cargo net, came out to 340 extra. I walked away from the deal as he would not budge a penny lower. The bill of sale was already drawn up. I deposited 500. Long story short I got my money back no problem. I went to a local toyota dealer (Curry) and their "best " price for the same car, with the same options was 25,150.!!! They told me that was with the 1000 rebate!!! LOL I told them I already had quotes around 23 500. they told me the other dealers were lying to me, hidden fees, etc. I just smiled, told him have a good night and went home. What is with some car dealers? Do they really think people do not do their homework? Plus whats with the aggressive attitude? the guy was leaning over the desk at me, geting all puffed up. lol anyway, the search goes on. I may just go back to fordham toyota. thanks to everyone here who has given out some tips on buying.
#9149 of 12252 Re: sneaky dealerships IE: Curry Toyota NY [frankiestyles]
May 27, 2009 (8:18 am)
No offense, but I'm sure that first dealer is probably asking "What is with some car buyers?"
They matched the deal they agreed to, and it's not their fault the extra $340 worth of equipment was on there. So long as they were giving you the invoice cost for those extras you should have jumped on it.
The fact that other dealers are charge $1600 more for the same van ought to tell ya...that first dealer was being fair.
I would have bought that first one.
May 27, 2009 (8:25 am)
Anyone know if 2010 will be redesigned sienna or is that 2011?
Any rumors of what incentives for the month of June?
#9151 of 12252 Re: sneaky dealerships IE: Curry Toyota NY [frankiestyles]
May 27, 2009 (9:47 am)
Can dealerships take out the mats, emerg kits, and cargo nets so you didn't have to pay for the extras? Or, do they need to keep them with that particular vehicle? I truly have no clue!
#9152 of 12252 Re: sneaky dealerships IE: Curry Toyota NY [scrappywyf]
May 27, 2009 (10:44 am)
That's probably more trouble for them then it's worth. If they don't find a buyer for all of those items they're going to eat the loss.
#9153 of 12252 Re: sneaky dealerships IE: Curry Toyota NY [ateixeira]
May 27, 2009 (10:46 am)
It IS their fault. They should have located the customer's vehicle with the options he wanted before letting the deal get that far!
#9154 of 12252 Re: sneaky dealerships IE: Curry Toyota NY [fxguy]
May 27, 2009 (12:33 pm)
If they traded it was what another dealer ordered, not them, plus they have to make do with what is currently in stock. Purely a crap shoot.
Unless the buyer is willing to factory order and wait 6-8 weeks (which I've done once, and you get exactly what you want and just that), that's the best any dealer could do.
Why blame the dealer?
#9155 of 12252 Re: sneaky dealerships IE: Curry Toyota NY [ateixeira]
May 27, 2009 (1:04 pm)
or maybe your just a pain in the a$$, and they don't you to sell you a car
#9156 of 12252 Re: sneaky dealerships IE: Curry Toyota NY [eka1]
May 28, 2009 (8:00 am)
In this economy I doubt that. Dealers cannot just turn customers away like that.
I'm sure the deal was pretty bare-bones and didn't leave enough margin for them to eat the loss on the options he didn't want.
They gotta pay bills, too, and feed their families. We can't sit here and get below invoice prices and then expect them to drop another $3-400 just because a very specific color/model/option package isn't on the lots right now.
To conclude - if you're not flexible about color/model/options it may be harder to get as good of a deal. Don't you think?
#9157 of 12252 ateiexiera they are still crooks, lol
May 28, 2009 (2:26 pm)
Ateiexiera you are right about being flexible. But should i be spoken down to? questioned whether or not i got phone quotes or really spent time at another dealer? Why cant some of these places (not all) use courtesey first? I try not to waste peoples time. I walked into this place, told them what i was offered and if they could do better. I dont want to waste my time, nor theirs. do they really have to get all bent out of shape over that? I do not think so, and if anything I will take my busines elsewhere in the future. I just got another quote today, that was 1000$ lower than curry. So it seems to me they are trying to get over on me. and personally I do not like that. I work hard for my money, and I want to spend it wisely. thats all for now.