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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1373 of 1843 Re: '08 Platinum Deal [kmrboston]
Sep 16, 2008 (4:45 am)
I agree there does not seem to be too many '08 Sequoias on the road in Chicago area, but here are the national facts. Toyota sold 3,195 Sequoias in August, UP 86% from a year ago. Year-to-date they sold 22,562 Sequoias, UP 38% from 2007. That does not sound like a vehicle that is struggling as much as people say it is. To be fair, last year was probably lower than expected as buyers waited for the new model to be introduced. But for all of 2006 Toyota sold 34,315 Sequoias, so 2008 can't be viewed as disappointing.
There are very, very limited numbers of Platinums with the scheduled Toyota plant shutdown now underway. Before I bought in L'ville I checked six surrounding dealers and four did not have a single Platinum. Happy hunting.
#1374 of 1843 Re: '08 Platinum Deal [dookie86]
Sep 16, 2008 (6:59 am)
Dookie - did you pull the trigger?
#1375 of 1843 Re: '08 Platinum Deal [xier]
Sep 16, 2008 (8:11 am)
yeah, I did the deal I posted earlier. Now that we've had it for a few days I really like the Desert Sand color. Kids and wife love it!
Sep 16, 2008 (8:19 am)
Congrats - Did you have the mat+first aid package and Laser Cruise?
Did you opt for the 47.5 or 50.5 option? Were you able to get them to throw in any accessories - how about the 7/100 warranty?
I'm about to pull the trigger on a new Platinum, but wanted any feedback. I've read all of the recent posts here. I'm in the Chicago area. MSRP is $59,045. Pretty much fully loaded. In my area Toyota is offering either $3K + $1K = $4K cash back OR $1K and 0% for 60. You can't get the $3K if you finance. Dealer will sell the vehicle for $47,500 OR $50,500 with 0%. I compute invoice at $52,417. I might try to get a couple accessories in the deal, but this seem consistent with other posts. I want Platinum for a few reasons and there are not many of them. I've already compromised on color. Any and all thoughts much appreciated. BTW, I compared mainly to QX which I can get for $54,500 with 0% for 72. Thanks.
Sep 20, 2008 (10:55 am)
Has anyone had success recently getting $2-$2.5k below invoice and 0% financing? Earlier this week I made a crazy low offer to a dealer near Atlanta that I've been talking to for a few weeks now. I told the saleswoman that I'm in no hurry to purchase but if I was offered a deal I couldn't pass up, I'd jump on the deal. She invited me to make an offer so I offered $36k OTD and 0% financing, for a Limited 2WD w/nav. It's been a couple of days with no response, maybe I'll hear something by Monday. If this doesn't work out I've found a couple of low mileage used QX56's to look at.
#1378 of 1843 Re: [iontrap]
Sep 20, 2008 (12:36 pm)
iontrap said....."It's been a couple of days with no response, maybe I'll hear something by Monday. If this doesn't work out I've found a couple of low mileage used QX56's to look at."
I will help you out and answer for her.....go ahead and take a look at the couple of low mileage QX56 and let her know if there is anything she can do for you in the future.
oh, and thank you for your time and the opportunity.
#1379 of 1843 Re: [sbell4]
Sep 20, 2008 (1:05 pm)
You may be correct, I did take a look at an 07 this morning, it was very nice! The only question I now have is do I want a 2nd row bench seat or bucket seats. The biggest advantage the Sequoia has is the engine!
#1381 of 1843 Re: Is Toyota extending the cash back and 0% financing past 9/2/08? [zcygnusx]
Sep 21, 2008 (2:49 pm)
I made the drive from Albuquerque to Phoenix this past week to pick up my 2008 Sequoia SR5 4x4 with 5.7 engine. The two ABQ dealers are owned by the same person and are known for not negotiating with you. I called Camelback Toyota in PHX to ask about a Sequoia they had listed on their website. They emailed the specs with a price of $33,900. Sold!!! Thatís with the $4000 rebate they currently have going. In addition to the options listed above, its white with grey cloth interior, towing package, cold weather package, back up camera, standard radio (but still sounds pretty good) and tinted windows all the way around. As for MPG, we had to keep it under 65 mph all the way back for the engine break in period. Coming through the mountains just outside of PHX, we got 17 mpg. Thatís with 6 and 7 degree inclines / declines. Once we got on the open and mostly flat highway, still keeping it under 65 mph, we got an impressive 20.9 mpg. So far, I love this vehicle, a ton of room inside for passengers and cargo, lots of power to muscle your way up the mountains and the 6 speed transmission is smooth and refined.
Sep 21, 2008 (6:05 pm)
I just purchased a SR5 4x4 and drove for about 135 miles (local and Highway mix). The Accessory meter keeps showing 10.4 MPG. Is this display accurate? I see some posts here for 18 or 19 MPG. Is anything wrong with my new car? Appreciated if you can share some experience with me.