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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5032 of 5207 Re: 2012 Highlander buying experience [sandykom]
Jun 21, 2012 (7:31 pm)
It was Toyota of Greenville in South Carolina. I can't put his name or phone number or my post will get deleted again. The person that emailed me amd that I spoke with in person was their internet sales manager. Even if you aren't in their area you could go to website, find vehicle comparable to what you want, have them send you quote, and then use it as a negotiation tool with a high volume dealer in your area. I will give you the specific information off my quotes from him:
2012 Highlander SE V6 Crimson Mica/black leather
Dealer Invoice $33,762
Internet discount and Toyota dealer cash -$3,100 (off invoice)
Plus tax, tag, and fee $628 (sales tax in SC only $300)
Internet price out the door $31,290
Vehicle I wanted and he was getting sent from another dealer:
2012 Highlander V6 SE Silver/Black leather
Wording is different because it is a print out of actual dealer screen.
Selling Price $35,399
Adjusted Price $30,214
Total Purchase $30,214 (amazing price! )
Tag and title fees $39
Administrative processing fee $289
I am still pissed that I got lease from other company. I got caught up in the payment amount instead of actual lease calculations. Was for 4cyl SE with original quote of nothing out of pocket and payment of $416. This dealer offered V6 SE for $403. Other place then said $375 for the 4 cylinder. I got caught up in the payment game and figured well it's not worth it for me to pay an extra $28 a month to get a V6 (that I didn't need) and a different color interior. What I should of done is calculated the difference in price and divided it by 35 payments. I figure I should have only paid like $346 a month oh well. I'm better prepared for next purchase...
#5033 of 5207 Re: 2012 Highlander buying experience [sandykom]
Jun 24, 2012 (9:19 am)
Can you post contact info of dealer?
We are in the process of purchasing a highlander and live in NC so willing to drive. We are waffling bt. the SE V6 and Limited model as there really isn't a major difference bt. the two. Curious if we can get similar price.
#5034 of 5207 Re: 2012 Highlander buying experience [gmq1]
Jun 24, 2012 (12:19 pm)
Well a couple differences I found out (too late) between the SE V6 and Limited. The air conditioning in the SE, you can not control the fan speed or the temp form the front seat, only if the A/C is on or not. Otherwise it's however the last person in the back left it (unless you go back there and change it). Just a note also, it DOES make a difference if it's just A/C or if it's "climate control". All of my cars have had climate comtrol (auto A/C), the SE V6 does not, you have to keep messing with the fan speed and temp in the front as the interior car temp changes (bothers me more than I thought it would). Also, the drivers seat in the Limited has a "seatpan" or seat depth adjustment, that is not on the Limited, makes a difference if you have longer legs.
I always "overbuy", this is the first time I didn't...I will never do that again.
#5035 of 5207 Re: 2012 Highlander buying experience [edgeta]
Jun 24, 2012 (4:03 pm)
Thanks. That's a really valid point considering I have children who would be strapped into their car seats and wouldn't be able to adjust the temp on their own. What a pain!
#5036 of 5207 Re: 2012 Highlander buying experience [edgeta]
Jun 25, 2012 (2:06 pm)
Alot more differences than just those. It's 3 zone auto climate control, 19" wheels, premium perforated leather seating, puddle lamps, woodgrain accents. 10 way power driver seat, chrome roof rack, chrome door handles, and more.
#5037 of 5207 Re: 2012 Highlander buying experience [mtnman1]
Jun 26, 2012 (9:08 am)
Sorry, I should have clairified. Yep, there are lots of other changes.. the changes that I didn't notice that bothered me were...
#5038 of 5207 Re: Highlander 4wd Limited [mtnman1]
Jun 26, 2012 (9:15 am)
That was dealer invoice price...thank you for the advice!
#5039 of 5207 Avoiding southeast distributor fees
Jun 28, 2012 (7:11 am)
I am in Tampa and looking to purchase a 2012 Highlander Limited FWD with only a couple of options (floor mats and running boards). Email quotes from dealers are adding tow prep package and SE Distributor dealer fees and stating that they are unavoidable. Obviously most items are negotiable, but I have read about the issue with the SE distributor fees. Are there dealerships in Florida outside of this arrangement? I now have quotes just above invoice but looking for at least $750 below. Also - does anyone know when 2013s come out?
#5040 of 5207 Re: Avoiding southeast distributor fees [hptampa]
Jun 28, 2012 (1:47 pm)
Tow Prep is a standard "Option" on the V6.
#5041 of 5207 2012 Highlander SE V6 AWD (Crimson RED / ASH Leather)
Jun 29, 2012 (10:24 am)
Is this a good deal - Boston Area
2012 Highlander SE V6 AWD (Crimson RED Exterior / ASH Leather interior)
Final price from Dealer: 31000
Registration + tags = 529
Tax:6.25% = 1937.5
Total OTD: 33466.5
standard SE specs + All weather Floor mats