Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 12:45 PM
You are in the Prices Paid - Buying & Leasing Experiences
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Highlander, SUV
#4904 of 5211 Re: New 2012 V6 AWD Highlander [harryo2b]
Nov 26, 2011 (9:20 pm)
If it is the same audio system, I wonder how easy it'd be to add usb support to it. Where is the USB connector located?
How good is BT in the tech package? I checked BT on other toyota models and found it not that great, particularly when road noise is present (>60mph)
What is "Driver seat with five 10-way power"? Can you adjust the height in the base model?
what is 2nd Row Seat One-Touch Fold Flat Levers?
Was it really $1800 extra for this package?
#4905 of 5211 2012 Highlander SE AWD
Nov 27, 2011 (5:50 am)
Paid $33,517 including everything but taxes and registration. Price includes processing fees and freight, with towing prep and roof rails (no floor mats). Could have saved another $500, but decided to take the 1.9% financing. Was offered a similar price from another dealer.
#4906 of 5211 2012 Highlander Limited
Nov 27, 2011 (5:58 pm)
I must acknowledge "True Car" for helping me out with the price for my new 2012 Highlander Limited.
Purchased this car (in Illinois) for $37,370, after foregoing 500$ manufacturer rebate in lieu of 1.9% financing. I agreed for the maintenance / breakdown insurance which was about $2600 extra. I also had the Viper remote start, lo-jack and a rust prevention, paint and leather protection treatment installed - for approximately an additional $1800. Not sure how good the paint, rust and leather protection treatment will prove to be, but the remote start has started to pay itself back this winter!
#4907 of 5211 Re: 2012 Highlander Limited [leolion9]
Nov 28, 2011 (11:38 am)
I also bought the extended warranty for $1,895 for 7 years, 75K miles, but then my insurance company (GEICO) offered a similar plan for 7 years/100K for only $840 with $250 deductible. I called to cancel my warranty, but was offered a different option for $955, with 100K/7years of coverage with a $50 deductible. I had to redo the paperwork, but it was worth the effort to save almost $1K.
#4908 of 5211 Re: 2012 Highlander Limited [cars25pad]
Nov 28, 2011 (2:11 pm)
Thank you for the tip, cars25pad!
I did not know this was possible. Was it a difficult task to get the dealer to modify the plan? I was thinking the dealer will not budge once the papers are signed! I too will try to talk to the dealer for a modification. (BTW, I am also with GEICO).
#4909 of 5211 Truecar Leads to a Good Deal in Nor Cal
Dec 04, 2011 (4:14 pm)
I just purchased a 2012 Highlander Limited with options added of voice activated touch screen DVD - NAV (code NV), Tow Prep Package (code TO), Cross Bars for roof rack
(code 3T) and Carpet/Cargo Mat (code CT). This is the way the dealer had it in stock.
MSRP on the sticker was $41,216.
TrueCar provided the dealer cost for this of $36,742 but that did not include the cross bars as that option does not appear on Truecar. MSRP on the cross bars is $229 so probably add another $175 to the Truecar dealer cost for a total of $$36,917. Truecar has factory invoice at $37,983 without the cross bars. Visit their website to learn the difference between dealer cost and factory invoice.
Through Truecar my request went to 4 dealers in my area and all contacted me via email with their quote. They were very similar in price and I ended up paying $36,849 plus tax, license, etc. The $36,849 did include the dealer delivery and handling fee they were charged by Toyota which was $810 on the sticker. My price included the $500 Toyota rebate currently offered, that went to the dealer to bring my price to the $36,849. I received 60 month 1.9% financing with zero down. Since I took the $500 rebate the 1.99% Toyota financing was not offered, I had to push for it but it wasn't too hard to get. It was a very smooth and pleasant experience. The dealer commented Truecar and similar websites will change this industry significantly in due time.
I purchased from Folsom Lake Toyota in Northern CA and all those who assisted me would get an A+ for their service. I have only had the car 24 hours but boy I couldn't be happier with the decision to buy the Highlander. Ditto for the decision to dig into Truecar and utilize their great website at no cost.
#4910 of 5211 Re: Truecar Leads to a Good Deal in Nor Cal [hankster9]
Dec 05, 2011 (10:36 am)
I forgot to mention the car is 4WD.
#4911 of 5211 Re: Highlander 2012 $500 under invoice price [gms111]
Dec 06, 2011 (5:52 pm)
who is the dealer in Houston , i am looking for the same combination
please reply ASAP , How did you get the price / contacted dealers , i mean true cars , edmunds etc.
#4912 of 5211 2012 Highlander Limited Nav + Ent System in Atlanta
Dec 06, 2011 (7:45 pm)
Just purchased a 2wd 2012 Limited with Nav, Rear entertainment DVD, tint, tow prep, running boards, and cargo + floor mats. Paid $36,850 + $600 dealer fees + $23 tag & title + tax. They gave me $750 off in lieu of 1.9% financing. Got 2.85% financing anyway. I pushed for the 1.9% and could not get it. I am very interested in the 100k/7 year warranty I saw posted a few days ago with a $50 deductible for $1k. Is that through Toyota? Any particular name or discount code I can request from the dealership?
Truecar.com was awesome in helping to negotiate the price of the car.
#4913 of 5211 2012 Highlander SE V6 4WD lease rate?
Dec 11, 2011 (11:10 am)
Can you please post December residual and money factorfor a 36 month, 12K/year lease of the 2012 Highlander SE V6 4WD.
I have an offer for 33,300 before 500$ incentive.IS THIS GOOD PRICE?. I will try to negotiate my trade in first.