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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#3743 of 5207 Re: 2008 recall - make sure dealer fixes before you buy [curlyman72]
Mar 03, 2009 (7:39 pm)
Here's more information about the recall:
Toyota halts 2008 Highlander sales as part of recall
by Dan Roth on May 3rd 2008 at 10:33AM
Slightly more than 90,000 Toyota Highlanders are being recalled for a seatbelt problem in the third row. The recalled crossovers are all 2008 models built between May of 2007 and March of this year. The stock belts could prevent secure mounting of a rear-facing child seat in the third row, and dealers will install a redesigned part on affected Highlanders. The problem with the third row belts hasn't spawned any complaints or injuries, and owners will be notified starting in June. Still, Toyota has put the brakes on Highlander sales until current stock is retrofitted and assembly lines are resupplied with the new part.
#3744 of 5207 New '08 H/H Ltd purchase
Mar 05, 2009 (9:08 am)
After a couple months of research, shopping for used vs new, we settled on a new '08 on 2/21. Shopping by internet through the fleet departments at a few southern CA dealerships was very easy. One large outfit in LA area included free delivery.
MSRP is 46,524. We got white, which was to us the best of a less than stellar color palette. It has NAV, Front and rear Auto Climate Control, Moonroof, Carpet mats & Cross bars, in addition to the special color.
Price paid was $39,350, plus Tax & Lic.
They claim less than inv., even with $2,000 from Toyota, but who knows?
Had to be close.
We are happy with the car and got 26.6 mpg on a recent 330 mile trip to the mountains. We own two Prius and love them.
The dogs are happy to have a roomy back seat and smooth ride.
#3745 of 5207 $3500 Incentive on highlander 09
Mar 07, 2009 (4:38 pm)
Where is this inctive listed on toyota, the dealer didnot tell.
The dealer offered 10% off MSRP
#3746 of 5207 Used 2008 Highlander Value
Mar 07, 2009 (10:51 pm)
I am trying to buy a used 2008 Highlander with around 20,000 miles in Dallas. What would be a good price for a base model. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
#3747 of 5207 Re: Used 2008 Highlander Value [dallas12]
Mar 08, 2009 (8:53 am)
Three weeks back i went to toyota of plano, they have silver 08 used one. he was saying 23k, i offered 19k diveout price , he came up to 20k drive out. i walked out. he keep calling , but now i am looking for new one not used anymore.
Richardson also have some used ones , i saw in lot duing my visit for new limited edition.
#3748 of 5207 Re: Used 2008 Highlander Value [skanagala]
Mar 08, 2009 (9:38 am)
Thks for your reply. I was also looking for a price between 19-20K but have not been successfull. I had been to grapevine but they did not come below 22K.
Vandergriff does not have any stock they just advertise that they have a lot of inventory. I would advice people not to go there at all, its a waste of time.
#3749 of 5207 Re: Boston area purchase [hammersjsl]
Mar 08, 2009 (4:07 pm)
Hello; what dealer did you use?
Mar 08, 2009 (4:10 pm)
Toyota's sales in the U.S. dropped 40% last month and were down almost the same (38%) for all of 2008. You would think they would be aggressively trying to sell all their cars, including the Highlander. Yet, in the Wash. DC area (includes parts of Maryland and Northern Virginia) prices for the '09 Highlander are the same or worse than they were in October-November! What gives?
Mar 09, 2009 (5:52 am)
prices for the '09 Highlander are the same or worse than they were in October-November! What gives?
For the most part Toyota has never jumped big time into the large rebate / give vehicles away game that the Big3 have played. It's why they are simply sick right now while the others are on their deathbed. As one who purchases new Toyota's they are doing their part to make my resale as high as possible by keeping ths prices on their offerings stable.
I enjoyed huge discounts on my new Expedition, but now the resale is horrible.
Mar 09, 2009 (6:24 am)
Yeah, same here in Canada. No rebates on 09s, and until a week ago, even the financing was not even close to being on par with other Asian competitors (ie Nissan, Mazda etc). Now at least they are offering 2.9% on 36 months, still a far cry from 0% being offered by some others.
Reason being is that, at least for Cda, Toyota began cutting production before x-mas in anticipation of low sales. Most dealers (about 6 in total) in my area don't have any HLs on their lots....I had to order mine and it will be about 7-8 wks before it arrives from Japan at the end of this month. That said, I was able to negotiate a price of approx 3% over invoice plus some accessories, which is pretty good for up here.