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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#4052 of 5158 2009 HL Sport
Sep 27, 2009 (4:56 am)
I just took deliver of my 2009 4WD Magnetic Gray Highlander Sport and am LOVING IT! I bought it from Bernardi Toyota in Framinham, MA and when it was all said & done, I paid exactly $35,000 out the door (which includes .0625% sales tax, plates, registration, doc fee, etc.). MSRP was $37,508 and it came with the folloiwng options: FE, LA, PB, PN, SR (extra value package #5), SR, TO, CT, BM, and 3T. I could NOT find the vehicle I wanted anywhere I looked, so they had to trade from another dealer (not sure where). I could have waited for a 2010, but I was in a jam and needed a car since I sold my BMW. I never thought I would say I love my toyota more than my BMW, but I do. The thing just rocks!
#4053 of 5158 Re: Limited vs. Sport - Pricing seems similar fully loaded [ironjeff]
Sep 27, 2009 (4:59 am)
Limited also has a power passenger seat, sport does not.
Sport has a pop up glass on the tailgate, I do not believe the limited does.
I opted for the sport based on looks (I like the rims better), and the faux wood trim on the limited looked a bit chincy to me.
#4054 of 5158 2010 Highlanders being made in Indiana?
Sep 27, 2009 (8:51 pm)
Should I be worried that the 2010s are being made at a new plant?
#4055 of 5158 Re: 2010 Highlanders being made in Indiana? [ironjeff]
Sep 28, 2009 (6:18 am)
Hoping some can answer me asap as I am going out to a dealer today...
I read alot of you say to wait for the 2010 due to them not really dealing with us well....
My question is this: For example, say a 2010 LTD comes out with MSRP of $36k (MAKING THIS UP)...How much do dealers really come off of that with a brand new model? Are you saying you pay full price by waiting?? (maybe those of you who know this time last year approximations)
Also...are there generally incentives/cash backs in Oct/Nov for the new models as opposed to just buying an 09 now??
I need to get a car really..but will try to hold off if I can..but really trying to decide how much I can get a 09 ltd for vs a 2010 if I wait...
Thanks..been reading for a while...
#4056 of 5158 Re: 2010 Highlanders being made in Indiana? [zelduh]
Sep 28, 2009 (7:13 am)
Just my 2 cents
But, "I" am waiting for a 2010.
Prices for 2010 are the same as 2009 except for Sport which is $ 50 more because you now get a shiny exhaut tip.
IMHO, you will pay close to or exactly MSRP for the 2010 & I do not expect any incentives at the very beginning.
Price you pay for 2010 over 2009 will be more than offset by the depreciation loss on a 2009 as soon as the 2010s come out.
#4057 of 5158 Re: 2010 Highlanders being made in Indiana? [zelduh]
Sep 28, 2009 (7:20 am)
i'd get the '09. if you need a car now, then you need a car. the 2010's won't be discounted until well into the late spring/early summer. esp if you're looking to buy a 4x4 which are in high demand in snow season. if the economy sinks back down you
may get a chance at a good price for a 2010...but even so, this car is in high demand
and the dealers know it. good luck.
#4058 of 5158 Re: 2010 Highlanders being made in Indiana? [steven1357]
Sep 28, 2009 (11:08 am)
The dealer I've been talking with was showing me some of their pricing guidelines, and for current 2009s, they're doing about $500 over invoice, and for the 2010s even though they don't know the exact pricing, their sheet shows they will do about $1000 over invoice. So I don't expect to be paying MSRP for a 2010 highlander, but it will be a little bit more than the 2009s.
#4059 of 5158 2009 FWD Highlander Sport - NoCal
Sep 28, 2009 (4:42 pm)
New Blizzard Pearl with leather Ash interior
Base price = $30,000
LA - Leather
PB - Power Rear Door
PC - Special Color
QG - EVP #6 (Dual auto climate zone, Auto rear air, Homelink, Cold Weather, Navigation/JBL 4 disc changer, Hands free phone, XM ready, MP3 playback)
SR - Moonroof
TO - Tow prep
CT - Carpet/Cargo Mat
3T - Cross Bars
MSRP = $37,309 (after Extra Value Package MSRP discount of $1,200)
Paid $33,000 + TTL
Consumer Reports buying guide shows bottom-line dealer cost (as equipped) is $32,600.
Plus the dealer added an additional $1,000 to the trade-in value of my Expedition over what 3 other dealers would offer.
Caught them late Sunday on the last weekend of this month. They had a sales push and seemed to be intent on hitting a "sold" number.
#4060 of 5158 Re: 2009 FWD Highlander Sport - NoCal [jayt]
Sep 28, 2009 (5:34 pm)
What dealership did you go to?
#4061 of 5158 Post Purchase Maintenance Contracts
Sep 28, 2009 (6:18 pm)
Just picked up my 2009 4WD Highlander limited today and turned down all service/maintenance contracts which run as high as $3000.00 plus. Any opinions on these when you sit down way down the hall with the finance guy who has a sheet all ready for you with your name on it. First ? from him was how long do you keep your vehicles. He asked me if the problem was price-said yes-then gave me a "deal" which I also rejected.