Last post on Mar 03, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#10974 of 10987 Re: Selling a Highlander Yourself [jrfiero]
Sep 08, 2012 (6:07 am)
The sales guy was probably being flippant but should have explained more. Having sold a couple of cars on my own, I would say that generally speaking, selling it on your own gets you a better price than as a trade-in. A lot depends on the convenience/inconvenience factor. There's some amount of work in getting a car sold. 8250 is still a good price.
#10975 of 10987 Re: Selling a Highlander Yourself [jrfiero]
Sep 09, 2012 (7:33 am)
That's a 12-year-old car with 105k. Never mind the in-service date, the 2013 model year has been upon us for a while.
No way would I pay $8 for it unless it's super maintained in a rust-free climate and I wouldn't mind eating off the engine.
Keep in mind that online ads never show you what cars are "going for." They show very precisely what they are NOT going for... ebay's completed auctions can be helpful, though.
What was the dealer offering you? It appears that your salesman saw trouble looming over the trade-in value, so he sent you on your way. OTOH, if he offer $6,500 -- CarMax tends to be high -- then you're still clearing around $1,500, give or take depending on your tax laws.
I'm not sure what your boeuf is...?
#10976 of 10987 Re: Selling a Highlander Yourself [steine13]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 09, 2012 (9:22 am)
I think the Edmunds price of around $8300-$8500 for a very clean specimen with that mileage was right on the money.
I did a search on Autotrader and plugged in all the modifiers for your truck and found 172 examples nationwide, from dealers, private party, etc and came up with an average "asking price" of $9250---and since "asking" is always bargained, the $8500 number is looking very accurate to me.
I'd take your friend's offer and be happy at this point unless you want to hold out for another couple hundred bucks.
#10977 of 10987 Re: Selling a Highlander Yourself [jrfiero]
Sep 09, 2012 (11:05 am)
Here are the online value estimates for private party sale, 2001 Ltd 4wd V6, ~105K, loaded, good to excellent condition.
Well, there's your problem. Ain't no such thing as a good-to-excellent car with over 100k miles. It is average. The end.
#10978 of 10987 Re: Selling a Highlander Yourself [jrfiero]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 11, 2012 (6:41 pm)
I have always tracked my vehicle's values on NADA, since I think/thought that's the source banks use for loan limits.
Sure, that's what I heard from my banker friend when I bought my Outback from her.
I pointed out that her asking price was high because the more the bank can loan out the more money the bank can make. And I've always heard that NADA caters to banks so they can "inflate" their loans. Ditto state taxing authorities.
I paid closer to True Market Value for it after that conversation. No calls in a month tells me that you are priced too high for your market.
#10980 of 10987 2011 highlander navigation
Dec 04, 2012 (5:53 am)
is there a way to make the default display the radio/xm screen and not the map?
#10981 of 10987 2013 Navigation/Audio issue
Dec 20, 2012 (7:36 am)
Has anyone experienced their navigation/ audio system-shutting off (by itself) while in use and then rebooting? Just picked up my 2013 Highlander limited yesterday. Have driven about 400 miles since pick up and have had the navigation/audio system shut down and then reboot at least 5 times. It has done this both when there is a destination set and when there is no destination set. In all situations the system was connected to my iphone 4S via bluetooth and music was playing via bluetooth
any and all help will be appreciated!
#10982 of 10987 Re: The Infamous Whistling Noise [golfnit]
Feb 03, 2013 (12:19 pm)
I had the same issue on my 2008 HL Sport
After much investigation I found it to be the rubber gasket on the lip of the hood directly above the grill.
The way the HL is designed, when you go to open the hood to release the secondary hood lock you naturally stick your left hand under the hood to lift it to release the secondary latch with your right hand. By doing this over time the rubber gasket in this area comes loose because there is a plastic clip in the underside of the hood that comes undone. I pushed it back in and the noise went away. The analogy here is like blowing air between a blade of grass in your fingers, The resonance point is between 40-45 MPH. To help ensure a good seal, I added a piece of foam weather stripping (black) 7/16" x 3/4" on the top of the grill between the grill and the gasket on the underside of the hood.This makes a better seal in this area. Nice and quiet (and now so is my wife!!!) :rofl2:
#10983 of 10987 Questions
Feb 18, 2013 (7:38 pm)
Does anyone know if the 2013 Highlander is made in Japan or the US. I've seen different web sites list both.
Also, any one know why Toyota would put a 6 speed A/T in the 4 cyl and downgrade to the 5 speed for the 6 cyl. Doesn't make sense. Thanks....