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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#4396 of 5209 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 5209 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 5209 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.
#4399 of 5209 Re: 2010 Highlander SE 4WD [pkad]
Apr 05, 2010 (8:45 am)
were the 32,200 before or after TTL? I"m getting a deal today for 30,000 for an SE AWD before TTL in Northen, NJ.
Please let me know.
Apr 05, 2010 (10:11 am)
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#4401 of 5209 Re: 2010 Toyota Highlander SE AWD [nanwar786]
Apr 05, 2010 (10:11 pm)
Highlander is Toyota's main bread and butter! This is typical tactics dealers use telling you that they do not have inventory and are asking way over invoice! One dealer told me I am helping you save over $7k in interest! total BS.
These are times when inventory gets squeezed intentionally, sales people will pressure you to rush you on to your decision. Same thing you see with real estate also. Buy now ! buy now! there is no inventory!
Dealers have totally forgotten that jury is still out on the accelerator issue and reason behind 0% for 60 months.
BTW: My current 2003 Hghlander I had also purchased at 0% financing which was good for 36 months.
#4402 of 5209 Incentives Reduced!
Apr 06, 2010 (5:58 am)
Blah.. I'm out of the market for a while.. Now up to 2.9 for 60 months.. This is from the Toyota website.
New 2010 Highlander - 0.0%/36 1.9%/48 2.9%/60 Months APR
#4403 of 5209 Re: Incentives Reduced! [tarpon6]
Apr 06, 2010 (7:23 am)
I had negotiated a lease deal on a base Highlander about a week ago and completed a buyer's order and left a deposit. Dealer did not have one in stock and was currently in process of locating. I didn't have very specific parameters as we were comfortable with multiple color options. Spoke to the dealer mid-week and they were still trying to locate.
They did not return my call over the weekend and now the lease special has expired. Due to the deposit and signed buyer's order which clearly indicates final monthly payment price, do they need to honor? Or should I say, "should" they honor? Or do I need to get my deposit back and get a Honda Pilot?
#4404 of 5209 2010 Highlander Limited in So.Cal
Apr 06, 2010 (7:52 am)
We took advantage of the 0% offer for 60 months, which Highlanders almost never offer on their vehicles. We conducted our search late so it was extremely difficult finding the vehicle that we wanted. We defintitely wanted Blizzard Pearl, sand beige with EVP#8. The dealership we worked with (North Bakersfield Toyota) could not locate this vehicle, they were all sold or did not have VIN numbers attached to them so he could not sell it.
Instead, he found us a Blizzard Pearl, with Grey Interior and EVP #8. I don't feel like I got the best deal for this, but considering he had to do a trade and ordered it in freight (we should be receiving it within 2 weeks) we will be driving it off the lot with less than 15 miles on it easily. I figured the price was fair. We literally signed the purchase documents on April 5th which was the last day to take advantage of the offer. This is what I got and paid for this vehicle:
2010 Highlander Limited 2x4 (NEW)
FE PC QI RF TO CT
EVP#8 (Navigation, Bluetooth, JBL, Multi-Staged Heated Seating, Moonroof)
Price I paid: $36,335.00 (so just $2k off the MSRP).
Not the greatest deal, but I had contacted other dealerships in S.Cal and they wanted closer to MSRP for this vehicle, and could probably sell it at a higher price because of the demand. Overall, I'm extremely happy with the purchase though I have not seen the vehicle yet.
The dealership offered a Platinum package coverage which would extend my new vehicle to 7 years/100k miles, but it adds $2k extra to my payments. Has anyone purchased this particular coverage and gotten a better deal with their Highlander Limited with Nav? We'll probably buy it cause if the Navigation fails, it is a very pricey item for them to fix without the insurance.
#4405 of 5209 Re: 2010 Highlander Limited in So.Cal [shopper55]
Apr 06, 2010 (9:39 am)
I got the blizzard pearl with Ash interior and actually think it flows better. The black dashboard ruins the beige interior look to me at least. Wait on the warranty, i was in the same boat but you can get a better deal on purchasing the warranties from other dealers. I have the same ride as you but in the hybrid version, enjoy!