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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#847 of 11429 Resale value???
Oct 25, 2001 (10:15 am)
It sounds you had trouble with the dealer and not your resale value. My 2001 4Runner is my first Toyota and I must confess that I would of bought one years ago if it were not for the dealerships. One time in 91 I got so mad I wrote a letter to Toyota about a dealership. I am sure Toyota is rated near the bottom of the "buying experience". Even last year, they kept giving me a hard time and I was about to walk out and we made a deal. All of a sudden, they want you to be your best buddy and hope you are "Completely Satisfied". They even write you a letter saying "They want you to be Completely Satisfied". Of course you get a survey and they use that same term..."Completely Satisfied".
It is too bad you couldn't get another 4Runner and I hope your Pathfinder works well for for.
#848 of 11429 mytpyewriter
Oct 26, 2001 (8:35 am)
I don't know why the light takes time to come on, but it does. If you picked it up with a full tank, it means they didn't tighten it down. Temperature, barometric pressure and the seals on the cap all have a bearing on when the light will come on. Hopefully, this will be the end of this issue for you. You have a great vehicle which will give you years of great service.
#849 of 11429 responses to questions
Oct 26, 2001 (2:35 pm)
Just to respond to a couple of questions here, I too just purchased a 4runner SR5 4X4, with the sport package, moonroof, discount convenience package, painted running boards (although I did not want them, but there were none in the state that did not have them), and rear heater for $29,666. I was also offered the extended warranty and am now considering it. My dealer offered the 7year warranty originally at $1440, but came down to $746 before I wrote the check for the 4Runner, so I am now thinking I might go for it as I have a few days to decide.
This is my first Toyota and my previous main vehicle was a Dodge RAM, so if I were to loose my mind and purchase another Dodge (never again!!!) I would definately go for the extended warranty as it would have paid for itself many times over with that piece of junk. However, everybody tells me that Toyota's have much better reliability soooo........
As for the dealer experience, it was pretty good I guess, but purchasing a car is never a pleasant experience as they always try to get you on the trade in and the purchase price no matter where you go. The best I could get on my trade in at several dealerships was almost $1000 less than reported trade in values for that vehicle and condition, but I made them give me a better deal on the 4Runner to compensate. They also threw in $400 worth of NBA tickets to make me happy after a few screw ups with delivery that caused me to have to wait at the dealer for the ENTIRE day. (Good thing I had my Powerbook with me so I could get some work done.)
I do not yet know how Toyotas service quality will be, but my benchmark is a local Mercedes dealer that treats you quite well with a nice waiting area with coffee etc... and details your 'Benz before they give it back to you. Very nice.
#851 of 11429 For Droeck re: Pricing on Sport
Oct 27, 2001 (6:48 am)
The MSRP on our 2002 Sport was $33254 and we haggled a better part of an afternoon to arrive at $30,200.
#852 of 11429 For magchase & any recent buyers
Oct 27, 2001 (7:07 pm)
Did you go with Toyota's financing? If so do you know the eup. score that Toyota looks for in qualifying for 0%? or the 3.9%?
future 4runner buyer
Oct 27, 2001 (7:17 pm)
No, I did not finance. I took the $1000 cash to customer that Toyota offers. I do not know the details of the financing, I just know that there was 0% for 36 months going up to %3.9 for longer periods or they would give you $1000 cash back. Which, by the way I found out is taxed, so its not quite $1000 back. In Utah its more like $935.
#854 of 11429 tax on rebate ?
Oct 27, 2001 (7:29 pm)
How can this happen? Could be the dealer is ripping you off . Say you bot the car for 29k, you should pay tax on this 29k only. If you paid the dealer 30k and paid tax on this 30k, he should give you $1065, thats rebate plus refund for the tax you overpaid.
#855 of 11429 Question for bwjones1
Oct 28, 2001 (5:21 am)
You mentioned a price of $746 for the 7-year extended warranty. Was this for the Platinum ($0 deductible) 7 year 70,000 (or is it 75,000) miles?
Oct 28, 2001 (9:02 am)
To qualify for the low rate financing, you need an Equifax car buying Beacon score of 660 or higher. There are exceptions to this such as having a prior repossession with Toyota and you need adequate income to cover the payments.