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#9666 of 12250 Impact Introduction of 2011 Sienna Will Have on Used Vans
Dec 10, 2009 (11:11 am)
We live in Sacramento, CA. We have owned two Chrysler minivans and are considering purchasing our first Toyota. Our neighbor owns an XLE with 30,000 with leather interior, power sunroof, running boards, and alloy wheels which he plans to sell in January or February of 2010. The vehicle is in perfect condition inside and out and he purchased an extended warranty which is transferrable to a new owner for a small fee. He is going to ask $21,000 for it which seems to be in line with the Kelly Bluebook private party price.
There are also three other vans available here from dealers which have caught our interest: a 2008 LE with 36,000 miles for $18,000; a 2009 LE with 3,400 miles for $24,000; and a 2010 LE with 10,400 miles for $24,400. The Carfax reports for all these vehicles indicate no problems. While our neighbor's car is in perfect condition and has been well cared for, we are looking at these other vans because the sunroof and runningboards are not important options for us, and we want eight-passenger seating.
I understand that Toyota is going to introduce the 2011 model in February or March of 2010, but I have not seen any pricing information. It seems logical to me that the introduction of the 2011 model will reduce the value the vehicles listed above and all existing Siennas. However, if the prices of the 2011 Siennas are higher than the 2010 models, that may drive the price of used Siennas up a bit.
Care to share what you think is going to happen?
#9667 of 12250 Re: Impact Introduction of 2011 Sienna Will Have on Used Vans [boxerbob]
Dec 10, 2009 (11:46 am)
I don't have a crystal ball, but it seems very unlikely that the prices of used Sienna would go up, given how many improvements the 2011 models get. The LE, for instance, will add a standard backup cam, a 2nd power door, and a power tailgate, not to mention a 6th ratio on the automatic.
I don't see how values of the old model will go up (I own a 2007, BTW).
Depending upon how many are left over, if they have a lot of them they may have to clear them out, and then prices could actually drop.
#9668 of 12250 California Sienna's
Dec 10, 2009 (1:51 pm)
08's are nice, I would also consider a low miles 07 Certified- you still get 4-5 years of power train warranty, 3 month comprehensive, plus the 07 and 08 models are nearly identical.
Cars.com and Toyota's Certified websites have good search engines to seek out Certified cars locally and nationally. You are in luck - there seems to be a bunch of good deals throughout California on low miles Certified Siennas.
Before my purchase- I talked with 3 local Toyota Mechanics and each of them suggested the CE model since I am planing on keeping it long term. Power doors are really expensive to fix and they do break.
For the price difference between a new CE and LE you can get a very nice after market stereo system, DVD player, tinted windows, tow bar and a set of snow tires. Or better yet keep you $ for that trip to Costa Rica you have been dreaming about.
#9669 of 12250 Re: 2010 Blizzard Pearl White Sienna XLE with EVP1/LF/AW/FE [kanzos]
Dec 11, 2009 (1:39 pm)
I am just starting my search - what do LF, AW, and FE mean?
#9670 of 12250 Re: 2010 Blizzard Pearl White Sienna XLE with EVP1/LF/AW/FE [aslovik]
Dec 11, 2009 (7:20 pm)
LF Fog Lamp Package
AW 17" Alloy Wheels
FE 50 State Emissions
#9671 of 12250 strange quote for 2010 Sienna LE?
Dec 12, 2009 (9:56 pm)
Recently got some quotes for 2010 Sienna LE. Besides the prices of base model and options, there are some fees of $577 TDA (Toyota Dealer association), $9.84 gasoline, $524 dealer holdback, $262 Whsl financial Reserve. Is it normal? never hear them before.
#9672 of 12250 Re: strange quote for 2010 Sienna LE? [cuh103]
Dec 12, 2009 (10:13 pm)
There is a fee for everything they can think of - if you let them get away with it.
Mine had only a $55 doc. fee (I think they have spent way more than that on fedex) and an $8 fee for emissions. Its a certified used - like comparing apples to oranges.
#9673 of 12250 Re: 2010 Blizzard Pearl White Sienna XLE with EVP1/LF/AW/FE [kanzos]
Dec 13, 2009 (11:30 am)
Did you get your Sienna XLE 2010? I am curious how you can get your price with 0% APR ? but definetly it is good price.
#9674 of 12250 Re: 2010 Blizzard Pearl White Sienna XLE with EVP1/LF/AW/FE [alex46015]
Dec 13, 2009 (7:22 pm)
Hi Alex -
Yes - I actually drove 4 hours yesterday to pick up the car and I am very satisfied with the vehicle.
Getting that price was not easy but it was not impossible. It looks like the dealers with the most inventory are more willing to negotiate with you.
If you are in the area (Northeast), I can give you the name of sales person and the dealership.
Let me know.
#9675 of 12250 Re: New 2011 Sienna [s2kmr2]
Dec 13, 2009 (7:25 pm)
It is back to $27,495!