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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#4098 of 5211 Re: Group Buy? [ironjeff]
Oct 09, 2009 (3:02 pm)
i'm looking to buy a highlander also and i'm in san jose area.
maybe you can pm or email me and maybe we can get one or more other in and see if we can make a better deal.
i've been buying from a toyota fleet manager i known for years here in the san jose area and he has always been forthcoming and truthful and prices he gives me i've check around and no one else has been able to match.
i've purchase 6 toyota from him the past 16 years and the referred a good number of friends. my last toyota from him was a 2006 avalon and my wife is still driving it.
#4099 of 5211 Rejected offer
Oct 09, 2009 (3:39 pm)
2009 Base FWD V6 with Extra Value Package 2(QB),AM/FM/6CD w/6 Speakers(DJ), 8-Way Power Driver Seat(PE),Tow Package(TQ)
I was just quoted
My family friend was quoted
We are both live in FL. They rejected our asking price of 28000 OTD. Will keep looking.
#4100 of 5211 Re: Group Buy? [tl_s]
Oct 09, 2009 (3:39 pm)
Hey tl_s, that sounds good. I tried to friend you on this edmunds forum but otherwise I don't see an option to pm you.
Here's an email I just made so we can get in contact with eachother:
#4101 of 5211 Re: 2009 Highlander Limited EVP8 (with NAV) [maddy11]
Oct 10, 2009 (8:17 pm)
Price is OTD price includes tax, title, registration etc..
#4102 of 5211 Re: 2009 Highlander Limited EVP8 (with NAV) [mc98]
Oct 10, 2009 (8:19 pm)
yes its the OTD price
#4103 of 5211 Re: 2009 Highlander Limited EVP8 (with NAV) [maddy11]
Oct 10, 2009 (8:50 pm)
that is a very good price. what state are you in? Best price I can get here in Ca is $34,623 plus fees which would be about $38k
how did you manage getting the price??
#4104 of 5211 Highlander LTD Quote
Oct 12, 2009 (11:35 am)
I'm getting quoted fairly consistently over the phone and on email at around $3,000 below MSRP on 2009 Highlander LTDs. Does this sound right? Has anyone had trouble with dealers honoring those email quotes when they show up at the dealership (i.e. bait and switch or additional fees). My plan is to require a faxed quote with OTD taxes and fees. Any advice appreciated...
#4105 of 5211 Re: Highlander LTD Quote [brian1127]
Oct 12, 2009 (11:58 am)
According to the article linked to below, the 2010 Highlanders are now being built (Link is Courtesy of Message # 51 in the 2010 Highlander Release Date thread).
Since the 1st year depriciation loss on a 2009 Highlander once the 2010s come out is approx $ 9,000, you may want to consider waiting for the 2010s. Of course, the longer you plan to keep that 2009, the lower the "average" yearly depreciation loss is.
IMHO, phone & E-Mail "quotes" by dealers don't mean a thing.
I would get a very specific price on a very specific vehicle so that you will know for sure what options and packages you are actually getting. You could do that by fax or E-Mail, but the final proof as to whether you will in fact get the vehicle you want for the price you want to pay is to then go down to the dealer in person.
#4107 of 5211 Re: Highlander LTD Quote [steven1357]
Oct 13, 2009 (8:23 am)
Wilde Toyota near Milwaukee is selling '09 Base V6 FWD models for $26867 plus $119 doc fee (plus any sales tax/title) with the EV Pkg #2, Pwr Driver Seat, Tow Pkg & Cold Weather Pkg.
I just bought the same from Hudson Toyota in Madisonville, KY for $27150 + $150 doc fee (before tax/title) with more stuff than Wilde's had, They even drove 180 miles to get it! It was white ($200 extra cost) plus had crossbars and floor mats, in addition to EV Pkg #2, Pwr Driver Seat, Tow Pkg & Cold Weather Pkg. I was very happy with this deal since they were only 50 miles away from me.
BTW: does anybody have an 09 Base V6 with leather steering wheel? Half of them on my dealers lot have leather wrap wheel even though Toyota insists it's NOT an option on Base Model. What's the best aftermarket leather wheel cover (Wheelskins?) The reason I'm curious is because I may convert the upholstery to leather and would like the steering wheel to match. Most upholstery shops won't touch the steering wheel.