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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#1768 of 1843 Re: I don't get it.... [jrya]
Feb 20, 2010 (8:33 pm)
I completely hear you on all points. As you've probably seen from my previous posts, I've special ordered a Limited Silver Sky Metallic Sequoia knowing it would be sometime in March when it comes in. I figured by March there would be some type of incentives to make my deal even better. If Toyota is too stubborn and conceited to give some type of cash incentive on the Sequoia, I'll consider getting my $500 deposit back and holding off on taking delivery on my special order. I'm with you, Toyota doesn't really have any recourse but to put some type of incentive out there. Toward the end of 2008 they were giving 3000 or 3500 cash back on the 2008 models. Given all the problems, they should be doing something like that or better.
#1769 of 1843 Re: I don't get it.... [damos516]
Feb 22, 2010 (4:25 pm)
If the news today is true, and they hid the recall and bragged about saving 100 mill on recalls....its lights out for toyota. The family members of the people hurt or even killed due to the accelerator problems...will own toyota... Bad business, immoral business, unethical business, deadly business.....
#1770 of 1843 Re: I don't get it.... [jrya]
Feb 25, 2010 (8:34 pm)
I see where you're coming from but I don't think Toyota was actually bragging in the memo. Call me gullable... They may have discussed this by way of the "memo" to include commenting on the savings. To a large extent, I believe they put quantity over quality but I have to question how many of these reported incidents are Toyota's fault and how many are hoaxes. Believe me, I'm concerned but I'm trying to way all sides of the equation before dismissing Toyota altogether. I've been looking at the Sequoia for about 5 years and finally pulled the trigger on making a deal a few weeks ago. I've since then questioned whether I should move forward with my purchase because my KIDS are my prize possesions and I don't want to put them at risk.
We've heard of Braking, Steering and Acceleration Issues with regard to the recent toyota recalls. These are the highest priority aspects of DRIVING. The question is, how valid are these concerns. At the same time, is the American government biased against Toyota because the government has stock in the American Auto Manufacturers. Think about it, the more our Government can get Toyota owners to turn against Toyota, the more likely a person is to buy AMERICAN. Think about the extra discounts Toyota Owners are getting when if they BUY AMERICAN. Ultimately, Toyota does appear to have delayed dealing with "reported issues". I believe this was done in the name of GREED from the perspective of "BEING #1" but not from the perspective of "NOT CARING". Toyota will undoubtedly suffer from this. My intent is to capitalize of the situation. More Specifically, I intend to monitor its stock pricing. Once it appears to stabilize at a lower number, I will purchase a bit of it and let it sit for a few years because TOYOTA will undoubtably be back and its stock will get back to above 100 per share. I'm hoping it continues to drop so I can move into a position to buy.
Back to the topic at hand. I'm still considering a Sequoia because the other vehicles out there in the same price range don't really impress me. Case an point, I believe you mentioned the Denali in a previous posting. That triggered me to go take a look at the Denali. It's price point is a bit higher than the Sequoia but it was still worth a look. I went to the dealership and it took me to flag a salesman down after 15 minutes of being there before they even noticed me. Then the salesman who did come over seemed not to interested in showing me the vehicle and didn't seem to care whether I wanted the short or long version. He grabbed the keys for the Denali XL. It definitely looks nice. However, when I pressed the but to "Power fold" the 2nd row passenger seat, it didn't work. The back of the seat folded down but the bottom didn't flip up as designed. While not a breaking, steering or acceleration issue, its a brand new vehicle on the lot with a noticeable issue. THis was NOT a showroom vehicle that may have gotten abused either. This was completely NEW. Anyway, I left with a not so good taste in my mouth. I didn't even get a chance to test drive it. Again, it didn't seem like the salesman was too enthusiastic about showing it to me. I may go back just to give it a test drive but again, the power seat bothers me because it begs the question "How much will fixing it cost if it breaks after expiration of the warranty?
#1771 of 1843 2010 Sequoia Platinum - Good price for a Demo?
Mar 09, 2010 (11:40 am)
Wanted some feedback on the price of a demo. Traditionally I've avoided demo's since you don't know how they've been treated. But given the pricing I'm thinking about it.
I've been looking at fully loaded used 2008 Platinum CPO's and range seems to be between $47K - $52K. A dealer has a 2010 Demo Platinum with a CPO for $49.9K. But it does have 24K miles on it. Claims the GM's wife drove it back and forth between cities as a commuter car.
I won't pay $49.9K, but if the price got into the $46-$48 range I'm might think about it. What's the difference between a used 2008 with 24K miles vs. a demo 2010 with 24K miles? Seems like if the price is close the 2010 is maybe a better deal because you have 2 more years on the 7yr/100,000miles CPO warranty.
#1772 of 1843 Re: 2010 Sequoia Platinum - Good price for a Demo? [chris217]
Mar 09, 2010 (4:51 pm)
I'd go with the 2010 demo even if it is a few hundred to a thousand more. As you stated, you have more warranty time left. With regard to the price, are you talking about an ON THE ROAD PRICE or is that the price you are looking for before taxes, tags, etc.? Given the fact that Toyota's reputation is suffering and the "resale values" are going down, you should be able to confidently go into the dealership and tell them what you are GOING TO PAY for the car (On the road price). They have the choice to either take it or leave it. You just have to be willing to walk away if you don't get the price you're looking for. You should give them your absolute price so you don't have to worry about negotiating. If they try to up the price you should get them to throw in something of value to you if possible... perhaps 10 oil changes or something... with synthetic oil.
#1773 of 1843 Re: 2010 Sequoia Platinum - Good price for a Demo? [damos516]
Mar 10, 2010 (5:03 am)
I should amend my initial post. Technically because of the milage on the car (24k) it is now considered "used" but it was a demo and was never titled so the full warranty would be in effect.
The internet price is $49.9K before taxes/tag, etc. No idea how low they would be willing to go given there are used 2008 models with the same mileage going for $48K+.
Might give it a day or two and then go back with a firm offer. Agree that I want to give them my absolute price and not get into a haggling situation. I have no problem walking away. There is always another car around the next corner.
#1774 of 1843 Re: Price for 2008 or 2009 Sequoia SR5 4WD 20k miles [th3rdson]
Mar 10, 2010 (9:32 pm)
Dear Mr. Toyoda,
You win. My patience has expired and necessity dictates that I purchase a new car now. I had high hopes that a tarnished brand and declining sales would result in cash incentives but they have not ... Instead I see you have opted to spend your money on slick advertising campaigns designed to tug at the heart strings of America. And while I understand that some American jobs depend on Toyota sales, I also understand that American safety depends upon a quality product. So while past consumer loyalty may have made you the #1 car brand in America, your arrogance will take it away.
Best of Luck,
PS: Mr. Nissan wanted me to personally thank you. I'll be driving home in his Armada on Friday and I couldn't be happier.
#1775 of 1843 Price for a 2010 Sequoia Limited Demo?
Mar 12, 2010 (2:26 pm)
I am trying to find out if I am being quoted a good price for a 2010 Sequoia Limited Demo. I am being quoted $47,900. The demo is in excellent condition, has 6k miles on it, and includes the rear entertainment system, navigation, wheel locks, and remote start. This is before tax/tags etc. I am located in NJ. ( I was previously quoted $47,999 on a 2010 Sequoia Platinum Demo with 12k from the same dealership. The Platinum sold to another customer and is no longer in play.) Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated. I love the Sequoia and want to make sure we are getting a fair deal. Thanks!
#1776 of 1843 Re: Price for a 2010 Sequoia Limited Demo? [aasb]
Mar 12, 2010 (5:37 pm)
Well, fyi, I was looking at a Limited over the weekend...loaded out MSRP was 56000. I went in, offered 48500 expecting they would counter offer..or just laugh me out of the dealership....but before I could take a breath they said, "ok, we can do that". Food for thought...on another note, directed to Mr. Toyoda....I am very pleased with my 2010 Denali...yes, you suckered me into your elaborate dealership with 0.0% for 60 plastered all over the windshield of a 2010 Sequoia...pen and check in hand...I was going to sign the papers and drive off into the sunset....apparently, this was a mistake on the 16 year old working at the dealership....fooled me. Come to find out, you place a picture of the sequoia right by all your 0% financing adds. That's ok though..my 2010 Denali will suit me just right. US Govt 1.....Japanese 0
#1777 of 1843 Re: Price for a 2010 Sequoia Limited Demo? [aasb]
Mar 13, 2010 (6:53 am)
aasb- I bought a ltd in December- needed to buy last year for tax reasons - looks like dealers should be much more flexible now - I'm guessing they will come off the 47.9 - isn't it a used auto now? there is lots of advice on comparing prices on previous posts - my 2cents - if you really still want a ltd find a fleet or internet manager and skip the floor salesperson.
mynew - We moved from a Yukon to Seq last Dec - we would probably be in a new Yukon if they had automatic rear seats - getting too old to lug those things in and out and I wasn't impressed with the Ford alternative.