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Toyota Highlander, SUV
Apr 12, 2009 (8:19 am)
Hi, I'm looking to make my first car purchase without the help of my parents. As an early college graduation gift, I wanted to buy myself a car. I've always loved Highlanders, but am in no position to buy a new one. I just wanted to get some feedback on a potential HH that is for sale at a dealership here in town and see if you guys thought it was a good buy or not?
- Is that too many miles?
- What is the battery life and have any of you experienced problems?
- I appreciate any feedback!!! Thanks again!
They are asking 18,871.
2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER/HYBRID
* Mileage: 73,894 Miles
* Body Style: SUV
* Exterior Color: Black
* Interior Color: N/A
* Engine: 3.3L V6
* Transmission: CVT
* Drivetrain: FWD
* Doors: 5
* Wheelbase: 107 Inches
#3799 of 5158 new 2008 highlander price
Apr 13, 2009 (5:04 pm)
I have located a 08 highlander sport in blizzard white with an MSRP of $35325 and the dealer has given me a price of $28215. How does this price sound to you guys? Options include cold weather package, homelink system, towing package, moonroof, Anti-Theft Pkg, Front Seat Dual Zone Climate Control, and Rear Air Conditioning. I would appreciate any feedback.
Apr 15, 2009 (6:35 pm)
Is this a fair deal? I see some discussions that you can get a limited for $30000. Am I overpaying with this deal in Illinois?
LA, QF, PN, TO, SR, mat and net for $31950 plus sales tax.
I don't need all the bells and whistle but mrs. needs leather and this is the first offer I got.
#3801 of 5158 Need Help!
Apr 25, 2009 (11:51 pm)
I went to a dealer yesterday and they offered $31000 for 2009 highlander 2WD V6 Base. I thought that doesn't make sense. what's the right price for it?
I thought of buying 2009 highlander sport 2WD v6 w/ navigation sys. and leather seat. How much is right the price? Im thinking around $29000.
Apr 26, 2009 (10:38 am)
I am not an expert on auto pricing but based on my recent purchase experience here is my opinion.
Navigation and leather seats are higher end options. It is unlikely you will find one with those and not other options already added. Several options are tied to packages where you have to get other options just to get the one option you want. Based on the MRSP prices for Sport V6 the starting MRSP is $30,0000. Add navigation $2500 and leather seats $1840 and you are up to $34,370 MRSP. There will likely be a destination charge and several other options already on the car. In California there is also a mandatory emissions package, I don't know what other states might charge. The dealer had to pay for all of the options on the car so even if you don't want them they will charge you for them. Take a look at the example of prices for some common options in my post #3788 a couple of pages back. Find out what all of the options are on the car you are looking at buying and look at the total MRSP. In today's market you should be able to get that down a few thousand dollars. We paid $400 above invoice which I think is reasonable and that was around $4500 below MRSP.
The price is even more complicated than we sometimes think. We were looking a two different cars with pretty much the same options but one was about $1000 more (based on invoice price +$400) Apparently the invoice was higher on one because one of the two cars was purchased by the dealer when Toyota was offering the dealers a bonus on purchased and the other car did not have that bonus.
So, the bottom line is each car price is going to be a little different. It is not really possible to tell what price is good for the car without knowing a lot of detail about the exact car you are considering and any mandatory state requirements.
#3803 of 5158 2009 Toyota Highlander Sport 4x4:
Apr 27, 2009 (1:22 pm)
Hi All - Hope some one of you can help me. I got a quote 31542 - includign rebate of 750USd as follows :
SELLING PRICE 32292.00
final price - 31542.00
Pl. note that it is for Sports 4*4 and Extra Value Package #5, Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof w/Sunshade and Carpet/Cargo Mat - 3 Row Seating .
I know this is buyers market - how much I can go on this ?
Appreciate your feeback...
#3804 of 5158 Re: Okay, I guess someone has to go first... :-)) [goldston]
Apr 27, 2009 (5:48 pm)
2008 Highlander AWD Sport
Tow, Sunroof, etc.
I think I got a good deal! St Charles Toyota, IL
#3805 of 5158 2009 Highlander Hybrid Pricing
Apr 29, 2009 (12:55 am)
I'm interested in buying a 2009 Highlander Hybrid. I'm not sure if I want the limited. Does anyone know what the best pricing available is for this auto?
Apr 30, 2009 (7:58 am)
Where you got this deal.
#3807 of 5158 Need Help With 08
May 05, 2009 (7:07 am)
I am in the market for an 08 Highlander. It appears that I missed the end of the year specials. I am looking to spend NO MORE than $24K for a vehicle.
One of the local dealers has a Toyota certified í08 Highlander with the following options:
7 year/100K warranty
Light control Package (Daytime and auto off lights)
Cold Weather Package (heated sideviews and windshield de-icers)
KBB has this car at 22K. The dealer wants 21.9K.
What do you think is a realistic price? I am thinking of offering 19K. Iím pre-approved, have a blank check and ready to buy something soon. No trade-in.
Considering the deals that are out there, is it better to try for a 09?
Thanks a bunch!