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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1609 of 1843 Re: Good deal? $40,529 for '08 Limited, $47,270 MSRP [a8silver]
Jun 10, 2009 (4:53 am)
I have been reading this thread, and looking at an 08 Sequoia Limited. I just want to make sure that I am on the same page with everyone with regard to pricing. The 08 that I am looking at is a new vehicle (44 miles), and the dealer has several. The story that I get (from the dealer, as well as someone that works in Toyota production) is that production was decreased on 09's during the $4.00 per gallon gasoline period, and these are 08's that still haven't sold.
Now, I have also read within this thread that $9,000 - $9,500 off of MSRP is the going rate, but even on an 08 (although brand new) that has been on the dealer's lot since March of 2008, that will be a 2 year old vehicle in about a month when the 2010's arrive.
By the way, I have also heard that the number of 08's remaining on a dealer's lot will negatively impact that dealer's ability to secure 2010 models. Is that correct?
#1610 of 1843 Re: Good deal? $40,529 for '08 Limited, $47,270 MSRP [texassuvdriver]
Jun 10, 2009 (7:53 am)
To all who are going to purchase an 08, does not really matter what model. Use this as a bargaining chip against the dealers, and salespersons. I am witness to this, I bought my SEQ 08 LMTD for 43K (tax and fees included), all the bells and whistles. Retail value right now is between 35K and 37K and I only have 1400 miles on it. Value decreased by 20%. You ask the dealer, sales person this. If I were to buy this vehcile now from you at this price, what would the price be tomorrow if I wanted to trade it in for something else. You can work it from there. Just an idea that I wished I had thought of when purchasing my SEQ. I still love my truck though, it is sweeeeeet. Especially when people turn their heads to look at squeaky clean look ride.
Anyway 9 to 9.5K seems to be right.
#1611 of 1843 Re: Good deal? $40,529 for '08 Limited, $47,270 MSRP [tenekram]
Jun 11, 2009 (3:28 am)
Got a quote on a 08 LMT 4WD w/NAV 0 miles for $45500 - 14% off MSRP. Bringing in from another dealer so I am sure I'll have to pay for transfer. Anyway, got a quote for 9% off MSRP for 2010 LMTD 4WD and we had not even started to deal. When I put the same amt down, 3.99 finance on 08 and 5.5 on 10, I am only saving $2K.
If I could get the 08 down to 18-20% off, I would make a move. What do you think?
Also thinking about the 07 - got a good deal on one w/15K miles for $35K. How different are the 07 to 08? Body design yes but what about the ride?
#1612 of 1843 2008 Sequoia Limited Price Paid
Jun 11, 2009 (7:37 am)
Any comments on this deal is appreciated:
2008 Sequoia Limited, Super White
Navigation, Back-up Camera, Winter Mats
MSRP $53,902.00 Started negotiating car at $41,188.00
Trading in a 2004 Sienna with 97,000m and quite dinged up. Fair KBB Pricing for Siena is $8675.00 at best.
Final deal in Boston Market:
$34,000 with trade-in If they gave me 100% of the fair KBB Value, then the car cost me $42,675.00 or about $11,000 off MSRP.
#1613 of 1843 Re: Good deal? $40,529 for '08 Limited, $47,270 MSRP [fbd]
Jun 11, 2009 (5:31 pm)
There is a BIG difference in the ride and the safety between the 07 and 08. I traded my 06 in on a 08 and trust me, the rides are night and day. Also, the safety is a huge difference. The wider axle brings a lower center of gravity so there is a big reduction in risk of rollover. Second, the 08 and 10 have all the anti-rollover technology as standard vs. as options on 07 and earlier. I believe that most of the older models did not have the safety features.
As for the price on the 08, the 18-22% range would be where i shoot. It depends on the features on what the % turns out to be. The more features, the bigger % off. It gives them more dollars to deal with. Good luck on the decision.
#1614 of 1843 Re: 2008 Sequoia Limited Price Paid [tkamens]
Jun 11, 2009 (5:33 pm)
23.6% off retail is an awesome price reduction. I would take it and run. I cannot comment on the trade in. I usually sell my vehicles. Although this time, I traded since they gave me what i wanted and I got the tax advantage of trading.
#1615 of 1843 Re: Good deal? $40,529 for '08 Limited, $47,270 MSRP [fbd]
Jun 12, 2009 (9:06 am)
I think you could do better on the 08 deal. Like you said, get that down near 20% off MSRP before you buy. The 2010 deal is OK as well. But don't even think about buying a used 07 for $35K. That is a terrible buy. The 08s had a ton of improvements over the 07s.
#1616 of 1843 Re: 2008 Sequoia Limited Price Paid [tkamens]
Jun 12, 2009 (9:10 am)
That sounds like a good deal. Go for it. Can you say which dealer. I am in the same Boston market. Just curious. I bought an 08 Plat (MSRP $59K) in January for $42K including roughly $5K for a trade in (2003 4runner Limited w/ 160K miles). That was from Mcgee Toyota.
#1617 of 1843 Dreaming of a 2008 Limited Sequoia
Jun 22, 2009 (1:59 pm)
Just joined to ask for advice / tips on purchasing a 2008 Limited Sequoia. I've been wanting this vehicle since they came out but only now do I think having one may be a possiblity because of the drop in pricing with the dealerships wanting to move these vehicles.
I would like a Limited with the factory installed navigation system.
I would also like the DVD entertainment system but I also found out that you can have an after-market DVD system installed in the seats. Does anyone have that? What's your opinion?
My sister has the factory installed DVD entertainment system and loves it but says that the screen does impede her view out the rearview mirror.
I live in Ft Worth TX and am having a hard time finding one. I'm from Californa so I've begun my search there too. There doesn't seem to be a lot of Limited's with factory installed DVD systems out there. I'm told one can be installed for $2K but I doubt it's integrated like the factory installed unit.
Does anyone know of some dealerships that I can contact that have some Limited's with the options I desire? I'm willing to have it transported if the deal is good.
Also what is the going rate for auto loans? We have great credit over 800.
Thanks for any and all help.
#1618 of 1843 Re: Dreaming of a 2008 Limited Sequoia [sequoiadreamer]
Jun 25, 2009 (7:46 pm)
I have the navigation system and rear DVD entertainment system.
I find the nav system to be pretty mediocre. Since it is the only one ever had, I can't compare it to others but for the price I am sure you could get better. The large touch screen is nice. I live in the Boston suburbs. I find a lot of the directions to be not the fastest way to get to places. It is very tedious and nonintuitive to save routes and locations. I tried learning to use the voice commands but they are really so complicated it is not useful.
Built in bluetooth for cell phones is good to have.
The rear DVD system does obstruct the view through the rear view mirror. Not fully but noticeable. Other than it is excellent. Very well integrated to the stereo. Two wireless headphones for the kids allows them to watch and hear the DVD while you play CDs or whatever through the car audio. Very nice. However, you can get headrest systems with wireless and individual DVD players for each side for less than the Toyota system. A good installer can probably integrate to the car stereo as well.
Crutchfield has some good headrest systems and good explanations.
Hope that helps.