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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#3338 of 5207 2008 Toyota Highlander Lease
Aug 02, 2008 (4:04 am)
Thought I would post our experience from the Toyota dealer north of Houston, TX. They are part of the Gulf Coast Toyota group. I am a "Tier 1" customer they tell me, having bought 2 cars over the past 3 years via my corporate "discounted" deal. I leased this one back in Dec 2007.
This is my first leasing experience with Toyota, so I thought I would pass it along. I follow these boards, and generally agree that the Highlander does not lease "well." I will be open to leasing another vehicle in the future, but not this particular one. Here are the stats for a 36 month lease:
2008 HL Limited 2WD Sandy Beach Metallic. JBL radio (no nav), running boards, pwr lift gate.
Annual Mileage Allowance-18,000
Zero $ down
They tossed in free oil changes and tire rotations for the life of the lease. I got an extension to the basic warranty to 54,000 miles for dealer cost. No problems with the vehicle to date
#3339 of 5207 Cannot find the car I want in SoCal
Aug 02, 2008 (1:56 pm)
Why can't I find a basic sport model in SoCal???!!!
I have emailed multiple dealers and no one seems to have a basic sport model available. The lowest starting price i've been given is $33,845 with options of course. According to Edmunds the TMV on the sport(fwd, blizzard pearl) with no options is $29,015. Not including the new $1,000 rebate that came out yesterday. The lowest offer i've gotten is $30,110. I am about to pull my hair out!!! I am being offered $3,000 off but since the starting price is so high its not coming down to where i'd like it.
We are considering the base model too so waiting to hear back offers on that. But I dont feel confident that they will be very competitive. Also, does anyone know if the base model has the console display or does that just come with the sport and ltd models? It seems like a a really nice feature. The base just seems so much plainer to me, but my husband would rather go with that then spend the $$ on the sport.
Am I expecting too much? I've seen some of the deals on here and some are really good.
#3340 of 5207 2008 Highlander Limited price paid
Aug 02, 2008 (8:58 pm)
Just wanted post price paid on 2008 Highlander Limited paid on 8/2/08. Bought in Dallas, TX at Cowboy Toyota, very nice staff, and internet sales was great.
MSRP 36,030 - Paid 34785 OTD I added 7yr/100k plat zero deductible, for an addition 985 so 33,800 OTD before the warranty. They also gave me a fair price on the trade in. Not the best deal out there but not too bad.
Equipped with JBL, heated seats, power rear door, rear AC, tint, carpets set.
Hope this helps someone in the market.
#3341 of 5207 '09 Highlander Hybrid and Gas -when will they arrive?
Aug 06, 2008 (1:05 pm)
I am in Southern California. Asked here back in early July with no responses. Anybody know when dealers will take delivery?
Nobody seems to know for sure, just seem unverified rumors.
Thanks in advance.
#3342 of 5207 Highlander Limited edition 4x4 without Navi
Aug 08, 2008 (4:08 pm)
I am interested in purchasing a highlander Limited edition 4x4 without Navi in Southern CA. The prices I have been quoted ranged from 34.5K to 36K. What would be considered a good price given Toyota is doing the cash rebate this month?
#3343 of 5207 Re: Highlander Limited edition 4x4 without Navi [rocurium]
Aug 08, 2008 (4:25 pm)
Im in SoCal too looking for a sport model with minimal options and I cant get it for less than $33k. I had a dealer look at all inventory across the region and cant offer me any less. I stopped looking for now. Maybe when the 09s come out they will be willing to discount more. IDK
#3344 of 5207 Re: Highlander Limited edition 4x4 without Navi [rocurium]
Aug 11, 2008 (1:58 pm)
Could you tell me the dealer/location and if possible e-mail me the quote?
Aug 21, 2008 (5:59 pm)
Why has this thread gone dead? No new purchase posts in over 10 days? All the competition -- Pilots, CX-9's, MDX's -- have very active discussions. Highlander sales are about the same as Pilots and way ahead of CX-9's so I don't get it.
#3347 of 5207 Highlander Thread - Update Used 2007 highlander
Aug 21, 2008 (8:56 pm)
I dont know why it is dead but the prices here in Austin are pretty much stable. The 2007 all wheel drive highlander with 33K miles is still $17977 at Maund Toyota on 183.