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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5137 of 5158 2013 Highlander Limited 4x4
Feb 13, 2013 (7:44 am)
I am in the market for a SUV. I am considering purchasing a 2013 Highlander Limited. I visited a local dealer (Pauly Toyota) in Crystal Lake, Illinois area, and got a price quote of $36505 + TTL. The total OTD price came out to be $39383. This is my first ever Toyota Highlander so I am not sure of what others are paying for a car with similar features.
What do you all think? Is this a decent deal? How much should I offer as my final price (fair price)?
Thanks all for your help and input.
#5139 of 5158 Re: 2013 Highlander Limited 4x4 [mjhussain]
Feb 13, 2013 (12:15 pm)
What options are on the vehicle?
You can also use trucar.com to get an (undoubtedly incomplete) view of what others in your area are paying for a similar-equipped highlander.
#5140 of 5158 Re: 2013 Highlander Limited 4x4 [astac]
Feb 13, 2013 (8:56 pm)
The Limited edition include pretty much all options except DVD Rear Entertainment option such as Nav, heated seat, 19in alloy wheel, etc... Some of the accessory options are excluded.
#5141 of 5158 2013 Highlander Hybrid w/ Leather Premium Package
Mar 08, 2013 (7:26 pm)
I just bought a 2013 Highlander Hybrid with Blizzard Pearl exterior, black interior, and the Leather Premium Package, along with all weather mats and cross bars.
True Market Value®: $42,094
I agreed to add on 3M Chip Protection package for $995, which the dealer essentially discounted by 50%, yielding a base price, with options, of $44500.
I also agreed to add
Extended warranty (7 year / 125K miles): $2575
Gap insurance: $795
I originally signed up for 3.4% financing through Toyota.
I've decided to cancel the Extended Warranty, pay cash (and cancel Gap Insurance) and hope to cancel the chip protection package.
I go back to the dealer tomorrow, hoping to renegotiate a new deal. In the worst case, I've paid $500 over MSRP for a Chip Protection package I don't want and probably won't install, but am hoping to find a new, happy midpoint closer to the True Market Value ... or at least below MSRP.
The salesperson said that the color + leather package in the Hybrid were pretty rare around here (Bellevue / Kirkland area of Washington), and since I need a new vehicle within the next 3 weeks - giving my soon-to-be-former car to my daughter - and this one had exactly the color & leather package I wanted, he said it was unlikely that another model like this could be found in that time period ... which is why I moved forward in uncharacteristic haste in signing the deal.
I'm wondering if anyone else might be able to comment on the rarity of the Hybrid + Blizzard White + Leather package, and whether those typically fetch such a premium ($500 < MSRP ... assuming I can renegotiate at least to that level), or whether something closer to the True Market Value is reasonable to assume. Any other tips on renegotiation after purchase would also be welcome. I'm chalking all this up as a multi-dimensional learning experience, and will be happy to share the outcome here (if it is of interest).
#5142 of 5158 Limited Highlander in Chicago area
Mar 09, 2013 (11:27 am)
Hi, I'm in the market for 2013 Highlander Limited and was wondering what prices everyone has been paying? I live in the Chicago land area, but welcome all prices. Negotiation tips are also welcome.
#5143 of 5158 Re: 2013 Highlander Hybrid w/ Leather Premium Package [driveit4ever]
Mar 09, 2013 (1:23 pm)
I suggest you call the Phoenix area dealers (internet depts) and get them to quote on desired HHL (color in/out) + options. You may find their prices lower and either get a one way flight to Phoenix and drive it back, or the dealers frequently can pay a reliable driver to drive it to Seattle for a nominal fee. Their prices are usually considerably less than those in Puget Sound area, even when adding in flight and/or a driver to deliver your HHL. Anyhow, it's worth a try.
#5144 of 5158 2013 Highlander SE Houston
Mar 09, 2013 (10:21 pm)
Model: 6951 SE V6 FWD
Options: Mud Guards, Premium Carpet Mat Set(5 pc), Cross Bars, Glass Break Sensor
What do you guys think of this price?
Mar 10, 2013 (9:58 pm)
For everyone's reference, recently purchased a 2013 SE V6 FWD in Southern California
Black exterior, Gray Interior
Navigation, Carpet Mat Set(5 pc), Trunk net.
Price $32,490 + TTL
#5146 of 5158 2005 Highlander for $3,000!
Mar 12, 2013 (7:22 pm)
A crackhead got a title loan on his 2005 Highlander. They were going to confiscate it today, so I offered him an extra $200 to let me pay the loan and get the car, rather than just letting them take it. He did that. So I got the $12,000 car for $3,000! It's in Very Good Condition.