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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1515 of 1843 Southern California - 2008 Sequoia
Mar 03, 2009 (3:34 pm)
Anyone else notice that dealerships in the San Diego area aren't really giving out deals on their Sequoia stock? Also, Toyota pulled back all the incentives here a while ago, does anyone know why that is?
I've been reading this forum for a few weeks now, and I've found that some of you have got some really good deals. I'm hoping to hear from somebody in the So Cal area that with the same news....
#1516 of 1843 Re: Southern California - 2008 Sequoia [shwaaag]
Mar 04, 2009 (10:50 am)
I'm in the same boat as you it although it does look like they did add 4K down south I checked Longo Toyota. But I don't really see anybody getting 10K+ off MSRP. Hopefully people who have bought will chime in. I was actually looking at going down south and buying there. This month Toyota does not have any good financing. just the 4K.
#1517 of 1843 Re: Southern California - 2008 Sequoia [sequoiahunter]
Mar 04, 2009 (2:59 pm)
Hmm. I'll check Longo's site...have you called and verified it? I sometimes think these car dealerships aren't very proactive with their websites...and is more of an afterthought (better have one up because corporate mandates it, or because the other dealership down the road has one up).
Also, I've noticed when they were offering the incentive (on the Tundra) they advertised/negotiated as if the 4K was taken off the price of the vehicle, when really, the incentive is taken out AFTER tax/title/license (thanks CA) - telling you that you're paying 40K for a truck after rebate/incentive, but the cost is actually 44K. I find it a little underhanded...maybe it was just the dealership I was at. Hard to believe it was a simple "oversight" (as it was explained) for an "experienced" salesman not to mention up front, and only "clarified" after really pressing him for why the numbers didn't add up.
Also, I've expanded my search to NorCal (Bay Area specifically - where I'm from originally) and I've found some really good deals on the Platinum 4x4 models, but the one in particular was a corporate demo with over 10K miles...not sure if I'd be willing to buy one of those even at the discount they're offering them at. But I'm not sure, and would appreciate any thoughts on that, or if anyone has bought a corporate demo and would like to share their experiences with it...
#1518 of 1843 Re: Southern California - 2008 Sequoia [sequoiahunter]
Mar 04, 2009 (3:27 pm)
Actually, I just checked a few dealer sites down here (in the San Diego area) and it seems that a few are also listing the $4K rebate. I wonder if that's different than the "Manufacturer to Customer Incentive" they had on the Tundras? It would be nice to actually take 4K off the cost instead of getting the money back after taxes.
I'm wondering if all dealers in SoCal are seeing this come up, and some are just slower in updating their site....?
#1519 of 1843 Re: Southern California - 2008 Sequoia [shwaaag]
Mar 04, 2009 (5:49 pm)
Looks like Toyota has this offer as regional up in the SF Bay Area its only 3K. I wold like to see what people are paying. I got a quote from a SF dealer for $43888.00 on a $50890.00 MSRP. It should be better than this. The lease option is horrible right now on these, they really low balled the Residual value.
#1520 of 1843 Re: Southern California - 2008 Sequoia [sequoiahunter]
Mar 04, 2009 (11:32 pm)
Any phone or internet quote you get will certainly not be the lowest they will go. Your job is to try to get to that magic number. It starts with you making an offer. For the Plat that I bought (list $50K, paid $38K), I offered $36K initially. After the usual back and forth, they finally settled on $38K. At the time, I said no because I wanted to look around. That was the first place I ahd checked so I had no isea if I could do better. After checking, I realized I could not. So I offered $38K and got it. There is no magic answer. You just have to start with an offer. It can be low but it has to be real. If they accept it, you are set.
Looking back, that doesn't sound too helpful. Oh well.
#1521 of 1843 Re: Southern California - 2008 Sequoia [warwickmon]
Mar 05, 2009 (9:43 am)
Heh! I definitely understand the gist of what you're saying. However, a quick question for you, warwick, where in the heck did you get an MSRP of $50K on a PLATINUM? I can't even find a Limited here in SoCal for that! Every Platinum I've seen is right around 58K or 59K (MSRP that is).
I just got a quote for a Limited 4x4 for 41K, but that's with the current rebate applied...
Mar 05, 2009 (10:06 am)
I understand as well warwickmon as that is the what most buyers will do that have done their research, which is why I have posed the question as to what CA buyers are paying, but I would have to agree where are you finding these prices on a PLATINUM in CA?
#1523 of 1843 Re: [sequoiahunter]
Mar 05, 2009 (11:57 am)
Sequoiahunter, how goes your search?
I just got an initial "Internet Price" from DCH Toyota in SimiValley for $10K off the MSRP off a Limited. Also, have you heard about any rollout dates of the 2010 models of the Sequoia? I've heard rumblings of the new models rolling out in April (generally speaking that is, nothing specific about Sequoias). I figure that if we can hang off a little longer, with '08 inventory sitting on dealer lots, Toyota might sweeten the pot even further (and maybe even direct dealer discounts). While I don't think this is a very new idea, and was already mentioned earlier as a possible strategy in this forum...I think that the crippled auto industry is in uncharted waters here, and might be willing to take extraordinary measures to get vehicles into the driveways of consumers....but that could be me being optimistic...
Mar 05, 2009 (1:53 pm)
Yes the search still continues. I heard the same thing about the 2010 arriving in April. I do see some dealers listing 09 in their inventory and I was thinking the same thing about holding out till then unless some canít refuse deal comes up. The financing terms right now are horrible not to mention the leasing terms and the residual is in the tank well below 20K, maybe with all this money being pumped into the banking system will bring about better rates but you know how that goes. Weíre the last benefit if we do in-fact benefit from whatís going on. Hopefully and it does seem that there is still a lot of 08ís in California.