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#9349 of 12160 2009 Sienna LE
Aug 12, 2009 (12:45 pm)
Purchased my vehicle at Capitol Toyota on May 1, 2009 in San Jose, Ca.
MSRP=$27,774 for 8 passenger (5338) with LE EVP #2, CF, Cargo net, etc.
Price quoted for the salsa red pearl pictured on the internet was $23,900 after factory rebate but before TTL.
Dealer was the only one to respond with a quote for my exact specifications.
Considering the safety equipment and other standard items vs. my 2005 Highlander I feel this vehicle was a good value.
#9350 of 12160 C4C caused our deal to fall through!
Aug 12, 2009 (5:04 pm)
We are in the market for a 2010 Sienna Ltd AWD. We went through Carsdirect.com and they found us one for invoice. We were all set to receive the car tomorrow when we got a call telling us that the dealer reneged on the deal. Apparently, because of C4C, the dealer they were working with closed down their internet sales department and wanted MSRP+500 for the vehicle.
Unfortunately, Carsdirect could not find any other vehicle at a reasonable price now because of inventories being so low and buyers now bidding up the vehicle prices. The next batch of shipments is not due until Sept/Oct...
Sorely disappointed at the recent turn of events...
#9351 of 12160 My Experience in Southern CA
Aug 13, 2009 (10:16 pm)
San Diego. Was getting quotes for 2010 LE with EVP2 one week before C4C started in anticipation of a quick C4C transaction. Got many low competitive quotes and was ready to buy the lowest one at $24.5k but had to go on vacation for a full week when C4C started. When I came back ready to buy the the cars quoted were all sold and suddenly new quotes for same options were much higher, the lowest at $25.8k (Escondido). Now the dealers basically wouldn't quote and would say "Drop by and we'll talk. The dealers gained the upper hand in one weeks time and refused to go lower!
I negotiated at Escondido for 3 hours ($25.8k) before driving to Kearny Mesa to purchase the same vehicle (EVP2, daytime lights, mats, towing package) on a special internet priced deal for the 8-passenger LE at $24.9k. Got the $3.5k off for an old Windstar worth $500. Pretty happy with the savings but unhappy with the paperwork involved and confusion on the dealers side in doing a C4C (the process was still new).
#9352 of 12160 Re: How does $31,850 sound for an XLE EVP4+options? [bamboo222]
Aug 15, 2009 (6:02 pm)
Please let me know if you were able to negotiate a better price. I'm currently shopping for the same model.
#9353 of 12160 Re: How does $31,850 sound for an XLE EVP4+options? [ezeko]
Aug 15, 2009 (7:48 pm)
$31,850 is about invoice price.
I purchased xle evp4 with extra pair earphones on july 30, 2009.
price: 31,050 (plus tax, doc)
it might be difficult to duplicate this b/c of low inventory due to C4C; i suggest you wait a little while for inventory to increase. C4C is a disaster for the consumer.....and soon we will see increased in repossesion ...similar to the foreclosure situation. our govt just is so short sighted!
good luck with your purchase!
#9354 of 12160 Re: How does $31,850 sound for an XLE EVP4+options? [vjkl]
Aug 16, 2009 (8:56 pm)
I live in NC and I bought sienna 2010 XLE with EVP#4,fog light,alloy whell and toyoguard for $33350 OTD. I dont know weather is good price or not.
#9355 of 12160 Re: How does $31,850 sound for an XLE EVP4+options? [rama2010]
Aug 17, 2009 (11:29 am)
It's hard to gauge OTD pricing since each state has different taxes.
What is the MSRP and buying price?
Your price looks very competitive.
#9356 of 12160 Re: C4C caused our deal to fall through! [kens]
Aug 17, 2009 (12:47 pm)
That just stinks!
Wait for the C4C money to run out, then you will have leverage again. Right now it is a seller's market.
#9357 of 12160 Re: C4C caused our deal to fall through! [ateixeira]
Aug 17, 2009 (1:48 pm)
What if we wait for the C4C money to run out and the congress decides to refresh it with another $2 billion, citing the tremendous "success" of the program.
#9358 of 12160 Re: C4C caused our deal to fall through! [golls]
Aug 17, 2009 (4:04 pm)
Then wait for the dealers to get POed with it and stop accepting clunker trade ins. The latest news is the program has only paid out on only 2% of the applications and rejected 80% for procedural errors forcing the dealers to resubmit. Dealer margins are usually slim, and they are waiting a long time to get upwards of one third of the sale value paid. The cash flow crunch this is causing could pull some more dealers under.