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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#2352 of 5158 Used 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 22k miles, $28,700
Dec 20, 2006 (11:51 am)
In the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, I purchased a used 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 2WD (only front wheel drive) for $28,700. It has 22,000 miles. The only option is the 3rd row seat. Carfax reported this vehicle had one commercial owner; this vehicle was registered in North Carolina for one year one month. The dealer bought this vehicle at an auction.
All new 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrids (2wd or 4wd) in this area have the extra value package # 1. Prices for new 2007 Toyota Highlanders are around $31,900 to $32,500 with only this option package.
Dealer experience was normal with some price negotiation on both new and used Highlander Hybrids.
#2353 of 5158 Too High OTD Quote for 2006 2WD Highlander Ltd?
Dec 22, 2006 (9:19 am)
OTD quote of $31,586 seems high for '06 Highlander. Quote includes $5000 trade-in price for my '99 Jeep Grand Cherokee, leather seats, moonroof, upgraded sound system, tinted windows, underbody paint, tow prep, side curtain bags, etc. MSRP is $35,358. Tucson, AZ dealer
#2354 of 5158 I need peace of mind...
Dec 24, 2006 (11:32 am)
Help! I had a 'chick moment' - and after months of researching, and learning how to buy a car on my own - I completely did what I WASN'T supposed to do and bought a car the first time I drove it! Ugh.
Long story - in essence, I researched a car on autotrader.com, edmunds.com, and the dealer's actual website. Based on the price - and what I thought were the options - I thought the car was a good deal.
Longer story - I bought the car. It doesn't have the same options as all the web pages had listed. I went back to the dealer - and was faced with a nightmare-ish experience. Don't ask.
Bottom line - I bought a used 2006 Highlander 4x4 V6 with 9,212 miles on it. It is a base model with the accessories package. I got it for $26,350 - not including the $3,000 trade on my 1996 Honda Accord. I will say - I got more for the trade-in, based on what I know needs to be done to the car. So, with my trade, I got the car for $23,350 (not including T&L). Also, 0% financing for 60 months.
What do you all think? I am stressing myself out more than I probably need to be, as I have looked online an noticed many similar cars are advertised for more...
Happy Holidays to all...
#2355 of 5158 Is this a good deal?
Dec 26, 2006 (5:28 pm)
Highlander 4x4 4wd, V6 with 3rd row, with this added options
PE - worth 328 dealer price
Value Package 6 -worth 914 dealer price
Tow Prep - worth 128 dealer price
Cargo Mat Set - worth 126 dealer price
Price offered is $27,723 which includes all other fees except for taxes and DMV fees.
I am from the Bay Area in California.
Thanks so much for your help
#2356 of 5158 Re: 2007 Highlander V6, Atlanta, GA [autiger2]
Dec 26, 2006 (9:05 pm)
Is it 4WD?
What does Apperance Package #5 include? Is it standard Highlander Apperance Package?
I am in MA, the dealer doesn't have the package/options you had.
They have 2007 V6 4x4 (no 3rd row)
EH - Cold weather package
RL - Daytime Running Lights
VP - Value package (I beleive it's VP #5)
CF - Carpet Floor/Cargo Mat Set
It's around $25,000 before tax. I cannot believe the 2007 car doesn't have mp3 as standard.
#2357 of 5158 Re: 2007 Highlander V6, Atlanta, GA [car2000]
Dec 27, 2006 (9:54 am)
Yes it is a 4WD. regarding the package, it is not exactly the same.. but close. I got the info about the packages from the Toyota website. Your 25K is a very good deal. I wonder if there are other considerations for being in California, like emmissions and all.
Package 5 seems to be for no third row seats and package 6 is the same essentially but for third row. I got this info from: http://www.toyota.com/highlander/options.html
Highlander V6 2nd Row Package:
Extra Value Package #5 -- includes color-keyed front and rear mudguards, color-keyed rear spoiler, power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade, privacy glass on rear side, quarter and tailgate windows, fog lamps, 16-in. 6-spoke aluminum alloy wheels with high-gloss finish with P225/70R16 tires and full-size spare tire on aluminum alloy wheel, engine immobilizer, illuminated vanity mirrors and HomeLink®  universal transceiver
Highlander V6 3rd Row Package:
Extra Value Package #6 -- includes color-keyed front and rear mudguards, color-keyed rear spoiler, power tilt/slide moonroof with sunshade, fog lamps, 16-in. 6-spoke aluminum alloy wheels with high-gloss finish with P225/70R16 tires and full-size spare tire on aluminum alloy wheel, engine immobilizer, illuminated vanity mirrors and HomeLink®  universal transceiver.
#2358 of 5158 Ready to buy---any word yet on rebates/incentives for 2007
Dec 27, 2006 (11:04 am)
Ready to buy but paralized by 2nd guessing this process! COSTCO deal is $1000 over dealer invoice - Looking for a 2007 Limited with Navagation. In Northern Virginia so LOTS of competition to use for leveraging - anybody have thoughts or recommendations ? Thanks
#2359 of 5158 Re: Ready to buy---any word yet on rebates/incentives for 2007 [nleeder]
Dec 27, 2006 (12:30 pm)
Talk to the Internet Sales department at Miller Toyota in Manassas. We got a 2007 Limited AWD with all options (leather, value package, towing, heated seats, 3rd row, etc..) *except* Nav for $31,500 OTD. Koons in Tysons was about the same price also. Other dealers in the area seemed quite a bit higher.
#2360 of 5158 Re: Is this a good deal? [jso1]
Dec 27, 2006 (5:52 pm)
I am looking for V6 4x4 too. But don't want 3rd row. I am not in CA area. Based on my experience, I would push it to at least $26,500 for the options they offered. I don't think for a new car there is a big difference nation wide.
#2361 of 5158 What should I do next
Dec 28, 2006 (6:37 pm)
I live in Oregon but bought a 4WD V6 Highland from a deal in WA. They said they will send me the MCO and other documents for me to register in OR once my check has been cleared. They have not do so 3 weeks after my check being cleared. Got an e-mail saying that MCO has been sent but not true again. I have called Toyota customer help, and waiting for responses. Anyone has same experiences and what should I do next? Oregon allows 2 trip permit only, if I could not get the vehlcle registered, I won't be able to drive after 42 days.