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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#4389 of 5211 Re: 2010 Toyota Highlander SE AWD [nanwar786]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 02, 2010 (7:03 am)
They are asking exact information like name of person who bought the care, when did he bought and who was the sale person etc?
They ask for that information, because they know you can't get it... and, in the unlikely event that you do get it, they'll have some other reason that they can't sell it to you, for that price...
Just tell them the price that you want... and, if they won't do it, tell them you are going somewhere else..
As friendly as we all are, here... no one is likely to give you their personal information..
#4390 of 5211 Re: 2010 Toyota Highlander SE AWD [kyfdx]
Apr 02, 2010 (9:18 am)
Unfortunately, I think some of us waited too long... The stock is so low at these dealerships now they know that they'll have no problems selling through their stock with the incentives at decent profits. I'm now getting quotes for WAY above invoice... and that's if I can find a Highlander at all in stock.
#4391 of 5211 Re: 2010 Toyota Highlander SE AWD [timmychen]
Apr 02, 2010 (2:57 pm)
I think the same that we waited too long.
It is now almost impossible to find a Highlander in stock and even if there is one, it is way way overpriced.
I am coming to the conclusion that perhaps it not worth at this time to pursue it any further.
#4392 of 5211 might pull the trigger...
Apr 02, 2010 (3:20 pm)
Rumors are, that the incentives will be extended... since the buyers this month were most likely just people looking to buy in the near future taking advantage... and not really conversions or new business. And since April is generally a slow month, they probably don't want to kill the momentum.
The only thing I'm worrying about is that they may keep the incentives on a lot of cars, but since the Highlander has very low stock, they may not continue it on this particular vehicle.
I found a AWD, we're going to go look at it in the next hour... may have to pull the trigger even though it's not FWD or the exact color we want.
#4393 of 5211 Re: might pull the trigger... [timmychen]
Apr 03, 2010 (12:01 pm)
This drives me nuts. you are going to spend 25--35K on a car that you will likely drive a long time. and you'll settle for 4wd when you want fwd and a color that is not your first choice. you will look at that car every day for years. be sure that you get what you WANT.
Apr 03, 2010 (3:46 pm)
It does seem like the inventory is down considerably since I bought my Highlander SE FWD a week ago. Again, I bought mine at Crown Toyota in Lawrence, KS. I got it for $30,229. That included 3rd row seats and the 3rd row carpet and everything else except taxes. They even found the exterior and interior color that I wanted from another dealer in another city. They didn't charge an extra fee to do this. This is the second Toyota we have bought from them (Avalon 06) and they are great to work with. I have found that the big city dealers are less likely to go down on their price, but if you look outside your city and locate smaller city dealerships, they might be more willing to deal with you. Hopefully this helps someone.
#4395 of 5211 Re: 2010 Toyota Highlander SE AWD [nanwar786]
Apr 04, 2010 (2:26 am)
It is hard to say whether its worth it or not right now. I am going to try and get a HL SE tomorrow and its only one of two that I could find in all of Orange County, CA after calling all around. With the first one I saw yesterday the dealer wouldnt work with me at all. I had all the numbers and everything but they knew they had one of the last ones. I am hoping that with the 0% ending soon that the one tomorrow will want to make the sale on the other one. With 5%(best case) interest I would expect to pay about 3835$ for the loan I would need. I figure I will be willing to bump up my offer some bc of the 3835$ saving in interest. MSRP is 34378 total bf ttl. Does this make sense or do you think it would just be wise to wait. I believe sales will dwindle for the next months bc everyone who wanted to buy has bought already. Also 2011 will be coming soon. What do you think?
#4396 of 5211 2010 Highlander Purchase
Apr 04, 2010 (4:39 am)
I drove one home yesterday that I had put a deposit on 3/24 (arrived 4/2). SE AWD that has bluetooth (which I wanted), carpets, mudguards, and wheel locks, silver with ash interior; MSRP $35,484, I paid $32,475 or $125 over invoice with 0% financing for 5 years. I consider this a fair, not a great price considering the market. I started shopping on 3/20, just about the time that these vehicles started flying off of the lots. I know the dealer could have sold it yesterday for much more than I paid, and would have gladly given my deposit back. I also wanted a factory fresh vehicle built in March, which this was so I was willing to pull the trigger. Another factor was the dealer was close to work and home and a shuttle to drop me at work if needed. Vehicle is showing about 21 MPG, I will be pleasantly surprised if this continues. I expect Toyota to have low interest financing on this vehicle after 4/5, but do not expect them to continue 0% for 5 years so I jumped.
#4397 of 5211 Re: 2010 Highlander Purchase [germil]
Apr 04, 2010 (8:58 am)
So.... We drove one home on Friday night. We may have compromised on a few things, but they were things that we were kinda on the fence on anyway. For color, we were choosing between black, white, and magnetic grey. And as for FWD or AWD.... We were thinking that if we got AWD, it wouldn't be THAT bad since we might visit friends living in snowing areas in the winters anyway. Lastly, we had been hoping for ash grey leather, but when we saw black, we really started to like it. Turned out the one the dealer found for us had the black interior. So here's what we bought:
2010 Toyota Highlander SE AWD
Magnetic grey exterior with black leather interior
Price paid: $32,419 + TTL
0% financing for 60 months
Thinking about adding mudguards, running boards, and nave system that looks and feels like the factory nav.
#4398 of 5211 2010 Highlander SE 4WD
Apr 05, 2010 (7:20 am)
Took me 3 weeks to get the color I wanted. Wanted Magnetic grey with black interior, carpeting and bluetooth. I picked up mine last week Friday. MSRP 35,400 and paid 32,200. I was willing to wait and risk for the 0% offer to expire to get exactly what I wanted. I read the news that most likely incentives are here to stay for April too.