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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1488 of 1843 2008 SR5, 5.7 V8 (albany ny area) MSRP $46,538, sale price $28,995 + tax
Jan 22, 2009 (12:19 pm)
Hey Folks - Just figured I would post my recent Sequoia purchase experience here for all those who are in the market...
I am in the Albany NY area...while considering an offer from a couple of dealers, I came across an advertised special at a small local toyota dealership...2008 Sequoia, SR5, 5.7 V8...MSRP $46,538, advertised price online $31,995...which I thought was a great deal, so imagine my shock when they applied the $3000 rebate to that price! Total price was $28,995 + tax + reg. I am very happy with the price!
The dealer was great, I can't say enough good things about them. No obnoxious "paperwork" fees, no obnoxious salesman, really great dealership to work with. I didn't haggle at all...the price was just too far below what I was negotiating with everyone else...I was getting offers of $34,500 (rebate included) for stickers of around $43000 at other dealers...I think I could have pushed the other dealers a bit harder and gotten a little bit more off, but not much, and my sense was nowhere even close to the deal I got.
Anyhow, the deals are out there for the 08's folks...good luck!
#1489 of 1843 Re: 2008 Sequoia LTD 4WD in Portland. OR [warwickmon]
Jan 22, 2009 (5:11 pm)
Sorry for the confusion. I didn't know you purchased the vehicle. I don't blame you for not wanting to give out the VIN. I thought they were trying to sell you the vehicle and you hadn't made up your mind whether you wanted it or not. With all the options I think you got a really great deal.
#1490 of 1843 Re: Platinum Sequoia buying experience in MA [warwickmon]
Jan 22, 2009 (6:24 pm)
I have never seen a 4X4 Plat MSRP at 58K - perhaps it is missing some of the other stuff.... In my region 4X4 Plat's are 60's.
You would be hard pressed to buy a 4X4 Plat in Las Vegas - I was told LV orders only 4X2's.
#1491 of 1843 Re: Platinum Sequoia buying experience in MA [xier]
Jan 22, 2009 (9:49 pm)
Here is a link to the inventory of Platinum Sequoia's at the dealer where I bought mine. Sorry the link is so long but if it doesn't work just go to the home page and check out the new inventory. 2 of the 3 Platinums left in stock are under $60K. Final price is all about options. Base MSRP for a Platinum with 4 wheel drive is $55,600.00. I don't think that varies across the country but I could be wrong. I agree you will probably never see one with no additional options. Mine only had 4 options which were:
Rear DVD system : $1670
Daytime Running Light: $40
Laser cruise control: $600
Cold Package: $100
Total options: $2410
+ Base = $58,010
+ destination charge = $745
Grand total = $58755.00
That was mine. Of course, as I stated in great detail before, that is not what I paid. Maybe where you live all the Plats are just more loaded with options. Most accessories like mats are way overpriced at MSRP. You can get all that stuff on-line for much cheaper.
http://www.mcgeetoyota.com/new-inventory/index.htm?reset=InventoryListing#invHis- tory:reset=InventoryListing&inventoryView=listview&invtype=new&SByear=clear&SBma- ke=Toyota&SBmodel=Sequoia&SBbodystyle=clear&start=0
#1492 of 1843 Re: Platinum Sequoia buying experience in MA [xier]
Jan 23, 2009 (9:08 pm)
If you're looking at an MSRP of $60K on a Platinum then you're definitely getting ripped off by a dealer that's loading up the vehicle with dealer installed options. The MSRP of a 2008 4x4 Platinum Sequoia is $55,600 as shown on the Toyota website. http://www.toyota.com/sequoia/features.html?trim=7933
#1493 of 1843 aftermarket XM or dealer installed?
Jan 24, 2009 (12:05 pm)
When I bought my Plat a few weeks ago, my salesman basically told me XM was already built in. All I needed to do was subscribe. I didn't check it thoroughly and now I find I do not have it. It is just XM-ready. The guy apologized profusely and admitted it was his mistake. I actually believe him because he is about 25, nice as pie, 1st Sequoia he has sold, and clueless. Maybe I am the sucker but what can I do.
At any rate, they have offered to install it for free if I buy the Toyota system which will cost me $350. My question is should I let them do it or should I go aftermarket. I know I can get it much cheaper but I am concerned with how well integrated it will be. Plus whether or not I will have some hideous box on the floor or mounted to my dash. Any ideas?
#1494 of 1843 Re: aftermarket XM or dealer installed? [warwickmon]
Jan 24, 2009 (1:05 pm)
$350 for xm installed by the dealer is a very good price. The best price for an xm tuner for the Sequoia is $279 from ebay. Having the dealer install the OEM unit for $350 is an excellent deal since alot of dealers try to get anywhere from $500 to $800 if you attempt to buy it after you've taken delivery of the vehicle.
Go for it, the dealer is treating you fairly for their mistake.
#1495 of 1843 Re: aftermarket XM or dealer installed? [hdfatboy]
Jan 24, 2009 (8:15 pm)
Thanks for that hd. I saw the DIY installation for ebay $279 unit on another thread. Looks like a lot of work for $80 difference. One question maybe you know. Does the Toyota unit have a mini receiver. One that you can remove and bring in your home and connect to another antenna (like the Ebay one). Not that big of a deal. If I subscribe to XM, you can get the on-line version free. I'm sure quality is not as good but that's not my goal anyway. Just wondering.
I'll have to sneak this by the wife. She already gave me flack for getting the sport shift knob and sport pedals. That's OK. We spend $40 some K on a car and she gives me grief for jazzing it up. She spends more on haircuts! But I digress.
#1496 of 1843 Re: aftermarket XM or dealer installed? [warwickmon]
Jan 25, 2009 (12:19 pm)
I don't know if the OEM tuner has a mini-tuner. I have the version from Ebay however I didn't set it up so I can remove the minituner. Just buried it under the center console.
#1497 of 1843 Re: Platinum Sequoia buying experience in MA [warwickmon]
Jan 25, 2009 (1:10 pm)
That looks about right - for some reason I was thinking higher but looking at my details mine was just like yours but I had the option package with mats, door sill protectors, first aid kit, rear cargo mat and cargo net - it was pretty much a standard add on Plat's in my area. 4X4 Plat's in my region were either low 59 0r just over 60.
Gotta love the daytime running light add - Wonder how many Plat's dont have this..