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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#4187 of 5208 Re: Highlander Base V6 AWD [dan1917]
Dec 24, 2009 (6:25 am)
The $ 28,500 is $ 3,530 less than the MSRP of $ 32,030
I don't have my figures right in front of me so I may be off by a few dollars either way, but I thought it would be more useful for me to reply more quickly than to be 100% accurate on the amounts.
I just purchased a 2010 Toyota Highlander Limited FWD for about $ 3,880 less than the MSRP.
I will post much more detail as soon as I can.
I am in the Gulf States Toyota Distributor area, so we pay $ 55 more for Delivery and that Distributor adds options to all of the Toyotas it sends to its dealers - so we generally pay a little more than the rest of the country.
Your's is a Base, but it has AWD which would be a tad more than a 2 Wheel Drive, so if you had bought a 2 Wheel Drive, that $ 3,530 could be better by at least a couple of hundred dollars.
You didn't say in what part of the country you are, but that would have some bearing on just how good that deal is.
Bottom line is I think that is (as True Car would call it), a "great deal".
You are buying at the best time of the year because all of the dealers are trying to increase their total # of sales for the entire year 2009. I don't think you could get that price after 1-1-10. Of course, there is always the chance that Toyota will start offering Cash Rebates on it's Highlanders - so it is always a crap shoot.
Certainly can't guarantee this, but if you wait until after XMas, their pencil could get a little sharper between 12-26-09 & 12-31-09. But, there is always a chance that they might sell it to someone else since you probably have not put a deposit on it.
For unrelated reasons that I won't bore you with, I had to purchase mine before 12-31-09 & before XMas was even better for me. Also, there was only 1 Limited within a few hundred miles that could suit what I wanted, so I decided to take the plunge & possibly pay a few dollars extra for something that was there as oppossed to them trying to find one "out of the region" which may have delayed my purchase beyond 12-31-09.
Another benefit of buying beforethe end of the year is that you can deduct the sales taxes on your federal return even if you do not itemize. Depending on your tax bracket, that would save you a few hundred dollars more.
Just to satisfy yourself more as to how good a deal this is, I would visit TrueCar.com and this website to enter all of the details & options of your proposed purchase. Both of them will give you a price that they think is a good deal.
I know it is easier to just get some random opinions, but there is no substitute to doing a little research & determining your own answer to your question.
#4188 of 5208 Re: Highlander Base V6 AWD [steven1357]
Dec 24, 2009 (7:12 am)
Thanks so much for your detailed info. Truly appreciate that. Yes, according to Truecar.com, it was a great deal, but I would like to get more info from this community to improve my negotiating aspects. I plan to buy it before year end to get the tax deductible benefits.
Again, thanks for your help. Have a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.
#4189 of 5208 Highlander SE
Dec 26, 2009 (6:57 pm)
I am looking for a Highlander Sport (in San Francisco bay area) and was told that the Sport model will be replaced by SE model in 2010. However, I can't find any SE model in any dealership. Does anyone know why SE model is so hard to find? Any idea what would be a good price for Highlander SE?
#4190 of 5208 2010 Highlander Limited AWD
Dec 26, 2009 (7:38 pm)
Looking for deals on 2010 Highlander Limited AWD w/navigation and without. Not sure about extra value package 1 and 2, but I need towing package, blue tooth and satellite radio. Any information would be appreciated.
#4191 of 5208 Re: 2009 Highlander Limited EVP8 (with NAV) [maddy11]
Dec 26, 2009 (8:35 pm)
Hi Maddy : did you have any other options besides EV pacakge #8 ? Was the price you quoted above, $35925, include sales tax, Registration and title fees ?
#4192 of 5208 Re: 2009 Highlander Limited EVP8 (with NAV) [maddy11]
Dec 26, 2009 (8:45 pm)
what was the price before taxes, TTL ?
#4193 of 5208 Re: Highlander Base V6 AWD [dan1917]
Dec 27, 2009 (7:28 am)
Looks like you are in MD. What dealership are you dealing with? I am ready to buy a Highlander Lmtd AWD before 12/31 too.
#4194 of 5208 Re: Highlander Base V6 AWD [fbd]
Dec 27, 2009 (9:48 am)
Email me at datanguyenhotmaildotcom. I 'll give you more detailed info.
#4195 of 5208 Highlander V6 Base w/ leather seat & moonroof
Dec 31, 2009 (9:16 am)
Just got a quote for a 2010 HL Base 2WD V6 (stock#6946) with these option:
towing package 5000lb
Is it a good deal? I try couter offer for $32k but successful, should i jump on this?
Thanks! happy new yr!
#4196 of 5208 2010 Highlander Ltd 2WD EVP#7
Dec 31, 2009 (2:59 pm)
Wanted to report our price and experience.
2010 Highlander Limited
Extra Value Package #7
Power Rear Door
Towing Prep Package
(plus rear bumper protector and sport-styled rear spoiler, which we didn't want)
Out the door price was 34,533.60. This included a $499 doc fee, taxes, tags, inspection. "Selling price" before doc fee, taxes, tags, inspection was $32,900. MSRP was $36,589.
We received e-mail quotes and this was one of them. When we went to purchase at this price, the dealer said he had made a "huge, huge mistake", saying he was looking at 2009 incentives. Therefore, the price was going to go up $1,000 from his quote. We walked and opened a case with Toyota Corporate regarding not honoring their quote. We were contacted by the dealer later that day saying they would honor the quote.
Signed the papers and wrote the big check. Car is scheduled to arrive Monday, 1/4/10.