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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#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.
#1619 of 1843 Need help in $ Offer for 2008 Sequoia to Dealerships
Jun 26, 2009 (12:59 pm)
I am attempting to buy a 2008 Sequoia Limited this weekend either in Missouri or Oklahoma. The dealerships in Oklahoma only have RWD. I was wondering if the RWD drive is alright in the snow?
Most importantly I need guidance on what everyone thinks is a really good deal for the 2008 Limited 4WD & the RWD?
Also, there is a $3,000 rebate for the 2008 Sequoia and the dealerships seem motivated to move these vehicles. I have looked on truecar.com and other sights but I am still confused, do you make an offer assuming the rebate (customer cash) is in your office price or the rebate is an additional bonus not in the offer price. I plan to throw out an offer price and say call me if you can meet this price. I don't want to haggle and I don't have to have the SUV.
Please let me know what everyone thinks would be a good offer price for the 2008 Sequoia 4WD & RWD...
Thanks in advance
#1620 of 1843 Re: Dreaming of a 2008 Limited Sequoia [sequoiadreamer]
Jun 27, 2009 (2:16 pm)
You should consider a Platinum. In Texas I see a $3000 rebate on 2008 models, but here in northern California there are no rebate or apr deals nor any Limited's, plus the dealers in my area are tight and won't deal (so I bought a Dodge Ram). The Platinum models will have standard nav and dvd. With the 2010's already on the lot, I'd be leaning toward a 2010 model solely for depreciation purposes. Try your local bank or credit union for their loan offerings. Capital One online also has decent new vehicle apr's.
#1621 of 1843 Re: Need help in $ Offer for 2008 Sequoia to Dealerships [chansmith]
Jun 27, 2009 (2:26 pm)
Offer the no haggle price price of $7,000 below msrp plus the $3000 rebate for $10,000 total. They should take it. Allow yourself a $1000 of wiggle room if they won't. If not, move on, as some dealers will never deal. You might do better, but most folks do worse. As for the snow, 4wd is recommended (by me), but 2wd with snow tires can be better than 4wd with no snow tires. When in doubt, slow down.
#1622 of 1843 Re: Need help in $ Offer for 2008 Sequoia to Dealerships [canddmeyer]
Jun 28, 2009 (7:32 am)
Thank you for the advice. One aspect of this process that is confusing is that MSRP on the SUV is $46,500 but then there are options that Toyota has put on the SUV which cannot be taken off. As a result the car sells at say $50,000.
In previous discussions in this forum I have seen posts talking about taking 20% of the price of the SUV.....is this 20% off the price with the included options or suggested retail or 20% off the SUV without the options.
#1623 of 1843 sequoia 10 platinum
Jun 28, 2009 (4:55 pm)
wanting to buy a 2010 platinum sticker 59,700. Dealer offered me 4000.00 off without negotiation yet. what would be a reasonable price. Thanks for your help.
#1624 of 1843 Re: Need help in $ Offer for 2008 Sequoia to Dealerships [chansmith]
Jun 28, 2009 (10:39 pm)
A vehicles sticker price includes all options. That is the MSRP including options. A Platinum Sequoia has a whole list of options that are standard on a Platinum. If you took a base Sequoia and added up all those same options, the sticker price should be similar. It's just that you find a base Sequoia with all those same options if you want them.
The 20% is probably a best case scenario for a 2008 model. Those are getting scarcer but now that 2010s are out, you can probably still get about 20% off MSRP (or close to that) on a 2008. Dealers need to move those in order to get 2010s from the factory. I doubt anybody will get close to 20% off of a 2010 model.
#1625 of 1843 Re: Dreaming of a 2008 Limited Sequoia [warwickmon]
Jun 29, 2009 (3:17 am)
Thanks for the post and advice, I appreciate it.
Not many vehicle out there with those options will probably have to go after market.
#1626 of 1843 Re: Good deal? $40,529 for '08 Limited, $47,270 MSRP [fbd]
Jun 29, 2009 (3:25 am)
Where are you getting 3.99% financing? That's great!
#1627 of 1843 PLEASE ADVISE! Have the 7yr 100,000m warranty...do I need another extended?
Jun 29, 2009 (9:49 am)
I am buying a used 06 Sequoia. It has the 7 yr 100,000m warranty. I was wondering if anyone has bought the extended bumper to bumper warranty. of course they are claiming it covers everything that the 7yr one doesn't. Also claiming it covers anything we might just accidentally break. i really don't believe any of it, but am scared not to buy what i need since this is a used vehicle. does anyone have problems with toyota paying for normal "wear and tear" or paying for anything that goes wrong with car. just don't want to pay an extra $1500 if it's not actually going to cover anything. Thanks for feedback.