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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#2282 of 5207 Are all the Toyota non-hybrid rebates gone?
Oct 04, 2006 (6:57 am)
Just wondering if there were/are any rebates for a non-Hybrid Highlander (2006).
Also, what are people's thoughts on car buying services such as carcash? There is another outfit only in NY called bigbucksauto. Anyone use this service?
I have a 99 Mercedes ML320 SUV that I want to sell and I can either take a bath by trading it in at Toyota when I buy a new Highlander, or sell it on my own (don't want the hassle), or use a car buying service. Unfortunately, the nearest carcash place to me is 100 miles away in Hartford CT (I live in White Plains NY).
#2283 of 5207 Re: Are all the Toyota non-hybrid rebates gone? [sammys]
Oct 04, 2006 (7:52 am)
I checked out a few places. Manufacturer to customer rebates dropped from $1,000-1,500 to $400 for 2006 non-hybrid HL starting 10/3.
#2284 of 5207 Re: Are all the Toyota non-hybrid rebates gone? [cowboy7]
Oct 04, 2006 (9:36 am)
Ok, I just got back from Toyota City in Mamaroneck NY. They said there is a $1500 rebate for Highlanders until the end of October.
BTW...for a non-hybrid Highlander (base - 6cyl, AWD, options of AG, CF, LF, EH, RL) they would sell for $26,500. The sticker MSRP is $28,914
#2285 of 5207 Hybrid Tax Credits
Oct 04, 2006 (1:39 pm)
Credits dropped on Oct. 1st.
Here are the 50% credit amounts for October 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007:
2005 Prius: $1,575
2006 Highlander 4WD Hybrid: $1,300
2006 Highlander 2WD Hybrid: $1,300
2006 Lexus RX400h 2WD: $1,100
2006 Lexus RX400h 4WD: $1,100
2006 Prius: $1,575
2007 Camry Hybrid: $1,300
2007 Lexus GS 450h: $775
2007 Lexus RX 400h: $1,100
2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid: $1,300
2007 Toyota Prius: $1,575
#2286 of 5207 Re: Highlander bought at one dealer serviceable at any dealer? [terry92270]
Oct 04, 2006 (1:42 pm)
Toyota dealers make a killing in their service dept. Their net revenue and margins are very high and they are not going to turn away work (warranty or not) just because a car is purchased elsewhere.
Only thing you could lose out on is any local specials -- my dealer has free lifetime car washes -- you take the car in anytime and run it thru their stand alone wash. Not a huge deal, but nice to have I guess!
#2287 of 5207 First Time Buyer needs help
Oct 05, 2006 (8:38 pm)
Went to ask about a 2007 highlander today and this was their initial offer..
2wd, 4X2, V6
5 speed auto
value package 5
8 way pwer driver seat
daytime running lights
lighted color keyed running boards
color keyed rear spoiler
tow prep package
Sale price: 27,900
Process fee: 400
total purchase: ~31k
plus tax, title fee
obviously not gonna pay that but what would be good offer for that or how much would they come off of that. In the southeast and newbie so any help appreciated.
#2288 of 5207 Re: First Time Buyer needs help [kwood1]
Oct 05, 2006 (11:08 pm)
Easiest, simplest way is for you to go to this link: Edmunds.com and plug in the numbers yourself using your own Zip Code. Just look for the new car area, select year, make, model, etc.
That will tell you what others are paying in your area for a like-equipped car.
It seems to me I have seen others post nearly the same price for a Highlander Limited and the Hybrid. Keep in mind the Hybrid will still get you a $750 Federal Tax Credit as well...
#2289 of 5207 Re: First Time Buyer needs help [terry92270]
Oct 06, 2006 (6:27 am)
If you are referring to the TMV prices Edmunds web site is quoting, I find it usually $1,000-2000 higher than what the true market prices are for MSRP ~30K cars.
One good source for what a fair price is is this exact forum you are reading- see what other people are paying.
Another good source is www.fitzmall.com. Check out the prices on their list, and compare the rebates between where fitzmall is (Maryland or Pennsyl for Toyota) and where you live. That will give you a good idea too. If you can match what fitzmall is offering, it usually means you have done well.
#2290 of 5207 Re: First Time Buyer needs help [cowboy7]
Oct 06, 2006 (9:42 am)
Goodness! You should email Edmunds!
#2291 of 5207 What wholesale buying guide do dealers use for trade-in?
Oct 06, 2006 (11:15 am)
Does anyone know what wholesale buying guide the Toyota dealers make use of when offering trade-in amounts for cars?
I was at two dealers in NY and they both seem to use the same guide, which I do not know the name of.
I'm also wondering if that guide is on the internet somewhere.