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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#2249 of 5207 Keep, Sell, or Trade In Highlander?
Sep 23, 2006 (10:21 pm)
I need advice. My lease is ending this month on my 2002 4 cyclinder Highlander. It has about 23,000 and the buyout is
approximately $12,000. My friend says instead of giving it back to Toyota I should (1) pay for it in cash; (2) not buy an extended warranty; (3) keep it for 2 years and bank about $9,000 in car payments; and, (4) then sell it or use it as a trade in. If I buy it, I'm going to have to pay about $1,000 in sales tax and I don't think I'll go through the hassle of a private sale. Does it make more sense to give it back use some or all of the $12,000 sitting in the bank as a downpayment and get new car with an interest free loan from Toyota? What would you do? TIA. Egan.
#2250 of 5207 Re: Keep, Sell, or Trade In Highlander? [eganopperman]
Sep 23, 2006 (11:24 pm)
Well, I like to keep a newer car, so I usually sell or trade mine every three years.
Sounds to me like that is what you like as well. For 0% financing, that is what I would do....depending on what you can swing monthly, I would put the absolute least amount down that I could, and take their interest free loan, and purchase a Highlander Hybrid Limited, and then I would be saving another $1,000+ per year in gasoline as well.
#2251 of 5207 06/07 Highlander and Bluetooth
Sep 24, 2006 (11:59 am)
Do either of these vehicles offer Bluetooth?
Comments on the NAV system?
#2252 of 5207 Re: 06/07 Highlander and Bluetooth [dzuba]
Sep 24, 2006 (12:38 pm)
JBLŽ 3-in-1 AM/FM Cassette/6-disc in-dash CD
changer, eight speakers in six locations and in-glass antenna with FM diversity reception
I don't see anything about Bluetooth....
The NAV system is slammin and like a microwave...once you have had one, doing without is impossible.
#2253 of 5207 Re: 06/07 Highlander and Bluetooth [dzuba]
Sep 25, 2006 (8:15 am)
Search for the video on Highlander Hybrid tech at cnettv.com. No bluetooth, or rear video camera.
#2254 of 5207 Newbie here: 06 HL Limited leftover
Sep 25, 2006 (2:08 pm)
Our 3 year old Volvo turbo wagon was destroyed last week while parked in an office lot by a poor fellow who had some sort of seizure, left the road and drove 100 feet more before hitting our car at 45 mph. I think he is ok.
We test drove the '06 HL and both loved it! So I made a deal for a leftover on the lot - I think I got a good deal using the info on Edmunds-did I?
06 Limited v6 4wd, 3rd seat
leather/sunroof/Jbl upgrade/extra airbags/tow prep/floor mats, cargo net/wheeel locks
$30,200. plus $299 Document fee, and $90 registration fee. Sales tax not included. Rebate included.
#2255 of 5207 Re: Newbie here: 06 HL Limited leftover [toyoconvert]
Sep 25, 2006 (2:17 pm)
Hybrid or not?
At that price you could snag a hybrid.
#2256 of 5207 help: what do you think about this deal?
Sep 25, 2006 (7:14 pm)
4Dr SUV; 3.3L 6cyl 5A;Black
Front wheel Drive
8-Way Power Driver's Seat
Towing Prep. Package
Daytime Running Lights
Out the door price(after tax & $1500 rebate):US$24,000
I need to make decision now, really appreciate your help!
#2257 of 5207 Re: help: what do you think about this deal? [lostcanyon]
Sep 25, 2006 (8:21 pm)
Looking at the post above yours, for the AWD Limited, with 3rd row, your price looks good to me.....
But I would press them and see if you can get the Hybrid for a couple grand more!
#2258 of 5207 Re: help: what do you think about this deal? [terry92270]
Sep 25, 2006 (9:13 pm)
another question: Is AWD only useful in snowing weahter? I just feel like that 2WD SUV is not real SUV. Maybe I am wrong