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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1739 of 1843 Re: SR5 availability [stevengs2]
Jan 07, 2010 (6:55 am)
I think that is a great price, you are buying below invoice with no cash incentives. I am using Overstocked.Com and was able to get a price of $732 over invoice. The price of the vehicle has gone down since I ordered which is reflected on Overstocked .Com.today.
Timing is everything and had I waited the price would have been at invoice today using Overstocked .Com.in the area that I am buying.
The vehicle I am buying had to be special ordered as none were in inventory.
I was willing to pay a little more to get the exact vehicle with the options and colors that I wanted as opposed to being forced into buying something that came close.
Prior to using Over Stock. Com one dealer told me to pick a first and second exterior color and they would try and find the vehicle. The salesman was told that our agreed opon price was dead if he could not get the vehicle as requested . The deal was terminated for several reasons options and color were of no concern to the dealer.
The end result was the good fortune in finding the overstoked.com site where the vehicle was special ordered $556 dollars less than the above deal. I then sold my 2001 Sequoia to a private party $1,300 higher than offered by the dealer.
Toyota might offer some cash incentives later this year but your price is the best that I have seen by anyone so far.
#1740 of 1843 Purchased a Platinum
Jan 07, 2010 (10:31 am)
I bought a Platinum last week at $1,000 below invoice. I used the USAA (my insurance carrier) car buying service to get a quote and then took it to a dealer that had the Sequoia I wanted. They accepted the price even though they weren't a USAA certified dealer.
BTW, the USAA price was the same as the overstock.com price.
#1741 of 1843 MSRP on Sequoia SR5 4x4
Jan 08, 2010 (5:44 am)
I could be mistaken but it looks like Toyota raised the MSRP price up $500 dollars on the SR5 4x4 Sequoia. The price was $43,330 and now is listed as $43,830.
#1742 of 1843 Good price?
Jan 13, 2010 (12:20 am)
2010 - Platinum
Silver Sky Metallic
Paint Protection Film
Drive off price incl regn & dmv: $54,500/- (no sales tax in Oregon).
Is the above a good price?
P.S: We moved from a 03 Ford Exp EB.
#1743 of 1843 Re: Good price? [magesh]
Jan 14, 2010 (10:17 am)
That seems like a reasonable market price. Without incentives, this $54.5 - 56.5K area seems to be the price range I am seeing for these Platinums. They go up or down perhaps based on where you are in the country. I just priced another Platinum in the Mid-Atlantic today, and the total price (everything except tax and tags) was $55,193.00 if I bought today. Still, no incentives though.
I also checked all the 50 or so dealerships' inventory in the greater Wash DC area (all the way to Baltimore) and there are (assuming their web sites are somewhat accurate) only 16 Platinums, 19 Limiteds, and 5 SR5s sitting on lots. Again, that sounds like very low supply for a major area like this, so even with low demand for this big SUV, Toyota is keeping supply very low it seems to me to avoid the need for incentives.
I can't imagine any incentives coming out on the Sequoia if they have only 40 sitting on lots in this region. So, again, I am at a stalemate. Not sure anything will happen soon to push this under $54K here, so again I plan to maybe posotpone the purchase another year (and see if I can make do with what I got) while I also weigh the Infiniti Q. Nice thing though, is I am somewhat lucky and can afford to wait (I know not everyone can).
#1744 of 1843 Re: Good price? [mjohnr99]
Jan 14, 2010 (11:08 am)
The New Jersey area has more inventory on the lots but that might be too far north for you. The best price for a 4x4 Platinum on overstoked.com was $ 55,881. The price seems to go down 3 to 5 hundred dollars at the end of the month as dealers scramble to meet a quota.
#1745 of 1843 LTD 4x4, DVD/NAV $51344
Jan 15, 2010 (3:08 pm)
Got a 2010 4x4, LTD, Navigation, RSE for $51,344, $1,500 7yr / 125k mile warranty. Right now it's a buyer's market. The dealer gave me the car close to invoice and made $400 on the warranty. I was ok with that. I guess the ext warranty for the 4x4 sequoia is the most expensive because of the type and size of the vehicle. In one of the dealerships I was at, I was the only customer in a 2 1/2 hour period. And this is in San Diego. Still a slow time out there. Buy now if you can.
#1746 of 1843 Price for 2008 or 2009 Sequoia SR5 4WD 20k miles
Jan 17, 2010 (7:01 pm)
Hi, This is my first time posting a message. My family and I wish to purchase a nearly new 2008 or 2009 Sequoia SR5 4WD with less than 30,000 miles. I've searched Autotrader.com and Cars.com and have found approximately 15 vehicles (formerly rental/lease vehicles) which would meet our needs and all of these Sequoia's are priced at the approximately $34,000 (Toyota dealers and other dealers). What is the best price I can hope to pay for these amazing Sequoia's in January 2010? I would appreciate any tips or advise on the best strategy for making an offer (online or in person) from readers of this forum. Thanks very much. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best Regards, Brian
#1747 of 1843 Re: Price for 2008 or 2009 Sequoia SR5 4WD 20k miles [familyguy11]
Jan 20, 2010 (11:55 am)
FWIW, there is 'no' good price for any car. It is your mental make up & belief and buying parameters, based on need/want, living/driving conditions that you will end up putting a value on and hence justifying it against the purchase of any car - used or new.
Hence, with that said, you can find TONS of info on pricing that will make your head swim and want to close the computer. You will get varied advises on what are good / bad prices. You will find info on this and other forums as to what each person paid and you will need to do your own due diligence in driving the dealer towards the price you want. Don't make the purchase an emotional one since then you will be negotiating against yourself, if that makes sense.
I paid $54.5 for a new platinum. I WANT to think and believe I paid the lowest price; however I know that there is someone out there who paid lesser than me & someone who paid full MSRP and above.
My $0.02/-: I moved from a 03 Ford Exp Eddie Bauer. I blv that the Sequoia beats the Ford Exp hands down in terms of creature comforts, driving style, interior space, abundance of storage & cup holders, and a slightly elevated driving position. I like the Seq so far.
P.S: You may want to buy an extended warranty and ask the dealer to throw that in as part of the price.
#1748 of 1843 Toyota Sequoia - Extended Warranty
Jan 20, 2010 (12:02 pm)
I have not seen a lot of threads on extended warranty. Has anyone bought one?
I'm planning to keep my Seq for at least 7 years and at least for $80K miles. Is an extended warranty a good thing, especially reading some threads on nav issues, drive line/engine issues, etc?
Also, any prices paid will be appreciated. I have been given a quote for 8yrs/100K/$0 ded for $1150/- thru' the Toyota Vehicle Assurance Program.
Also planning to buy into the 4yr/55k vehicle maintenance pgm that will take care of ALL scheduled maintenance. This is for $850/-. (Yes I did the math on this & unless I'm very disciplined and detail oriented in collecting, which I'm not, in collecting the promo coupons and oil change service specials, the plan works out saving me money in the long run, especially twds year 3 & 4.)