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#1782 of 1843 2010 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7L Sport Package
May 28, 2010 (4:00 am)
Just purchased Silver Sky Metallic 5.7L. Interesting experience here in TX. I am not sure why, but basic SR-5's are very rare in the SE region, and the 5.7's are almost non existent. Paid $39000 even through USAA car buying service. Had to fly from Houston to San Antonio to get a deal, but that worked out fine.
I was dealing with Fred Haas and ended up really disappointed. It was the classic "I brought my car in for service but let me go talk to the sales guy while I am waiting" mistake. Ended up with a "deal" on a 4.6L SR5 for ,$39,600 that they were going to have to trade from another dealership. And they offered me $15.5K on my Tundra that I had an offer for $17K on from car max. While we were sitting there as the sales guy did the standard 45 minute intervals at the manager stand, I started my internet search. I even had their own internet sales dept quote the same vehicle and for almost $1000 less. They still would not budge. On the other hand, my deal in San Antonio consisted of 3 emails back and forth , 2 phone calls and about 45 minutes in the fleet managers office. The fleet manager even offered to pick me up at the airport when I arrived in San Antonio. So my lessons learned are, start with USAA and look further away from home.
#1783 of 1843 Re: 2010 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7L Sport Package [jlewistx]
May 28, 2010 (6:43 am)
I had to buy outside the five state area controled buy Southeast Toyota to get the 5.7 liter (non flex fuel engine) in a 4WD SR5 model. The vehicle had to be special ordered as the color pyrite mica is hard to find in the SR 5.
I gave the dealer a $500 .00 deposit with a signed contract on the agreed to price to special order the vehicle. The price paid was $730 .00 over invoice which was obtained using overstocked.com cars. I had two New Jersey dealers competing for the sale offering the same deal
The price from the New Jersey dealer was 556.00 dollars less and I sold my 2001 Sequoia privately for $1300.00 more than what was offered by the Fla dealer.
I flew up to New Jersey for $130.00 and was picked up by my brother in law. We drove to the dealership picked up the vehicle. Everything went smooth and I was able to visit with relatives over the weekend driving home a couple days later.
I really like the vehicle and enjoyed the drive back to Fla
#1784 of 1843 discount pricing by dealer in ontario oregon
Jun 25, 2010 (6:08 am)
hi, i have been waiting for better pricing also on a sequoia...sr5; steves home town toyota is advertising new 2010 sequoia sr5 list at 43,229 at 37971....ad includes the following: sr5 package, 5.7 l v8, 3rd row seating; nicely equipped stk # 5697.
#1785 of 1843 Re: discount pricing by dealer in ontario oregon [inquiry12]
Jun 26, 2010 (6:37 am)
Price out the Sequoia you want on True car .com and overstocked .com cars . The price has come down a little since I ordered mine back in Oct 2009. The vehicle was not built until Jan 2010 but I got the vehicle exactly as ordered.
No regrets I would do it all over again the vehicle has been perfect a real joy to drive. This is my second Sequoia so I knew what to expect as the first one was fantastic and problem free. This one rides better and handles better than my first Sequoia. Great vehicle
#1786 of 1843 Re: 2010 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7L Sport Package [jlewistx]
Jul 07, 2010 (2:47 pm)
I had a very similar experience at Fred Haas. I ended up going elsewhere. I was wondering if you could tell me what dealer in SA as I might liker to send them an email?
#1787 of 1843 Re: 2010 Toyota Sequoia SR5 5.7L Sport Package [c550]
Jul 08, 2010 (5:25 pm)
I bought at Cavender Toyota in San Antonio. Because I went through USAA worked exclusively with the fleet sales team.
#1788 of 1843 What discount I should ask for 2010 Sequoia SR5 out of MSRP $41,000?
Jul 20, 2010 (6:27 am)
While there are many detailed purchasing price in Highland, I did not see many here in Sequoia section. I plan to buy a 2010 Sequoia SR5 base model with MSRP as $40,500 to $41,500 in Houston this month. Hate to spend several hours to negotiate, hope to have a quick experience. I would greatly appreciate if any friend here is willing to post his/her purchasing information of MSRP and Out of door price. I do not want to annoy the sale person by asking unreasonable discount, on the other I hope to get a good deal since it is almost end of month and Toyota National Clearance Event is on now.
My question is:
Is it reasonable to ask $4000 discount out of $41,000 MSRP? that is about 10% discount. No financing from the dealer.
My wife purchased a Benz E350 at the end of June and the negotiation took less than 30 min because I printed out the purchasing price information from Benz message board and it really helped. When I gave the print-out to the sale person, we quickly set the discount as $5000 out of MSRP $55,900, which was in the middle ground of $4000 - $6000 discount posted. I hope to have a same experience to buy Sequoia
#1789 of 1843 Re: What discount I should ask for 2010 Sequoia SR5 out of MSRP $41,000? [f
Jul 20, 2010 (6:13 pm)
I paid 39k for my 5.7 sr5 with sport package. I priced 4.6 sr5 at about 38k. Not a lot of deep discounts right now. Use one of the zagg tools from consumer reports , usaa, overstock once you find a specific one you want and that will put you in range. Whatever you do, deal with their Internet people. Dealing with Toyota sales people as a walk in is an exercise in futility. I really liked my experience with Cavender in San Antonio. Sequoias are a little scarce right now, so if you have particular features you want broaden your search outside houston. A one way ticket to Dallas ,Austin, or San Antonio is cheap, and you could save quite a bit. If you want the rep at Cavender I dealt with let me know.
#1790 of 1843 Toyota discounts in Houston
Jul 22, 2010 (3:31 pm)
I just picked up an SR5. it stickered at 41,700 and I got it at 37,500. I don't know if they would have gone much lower, but based on true car and other internet pricing I think I did well. I would second the coment on using the internet sales guy as you would never get a floor salesman to give you this deal. Most of the internet pricing seems to indicate about 3000 to 3500 off of sticker as a reference.
#1791 of 1843 Re: Toyota discounts in Houston [c550]
Jul 23, 2010 (4:25 am)
Thanks, jlewistx and c550 for the reply and information.
c550: you got almost $4000 discount off the stick price, so ask 10% discount is not unreasonable.
It is surprising that people travel to other cities to get the deal. With children around, it is even hard for me to go to a local dealer. I have not visited any dealer yet. Friend has one and it drives and rides good. Will see a dealer soon.
Again thank you both for your responses.