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#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.
#1792 of 1843 Re: Toyota discounts in Houston [c550]
Jul 23, 2010 (4:51 am)
Forgot one thing, do you mind telling which dealership you bought your car?
#1793 of 1843 Re: Toyota discounts in Houston
Jul 23, 2010 (7:49 pm)
I got it at Gullo Toyota. I dealt with the salesman who does fleet sales and USAA sales. He was very good to work with, I would recomend him.
#1794 of 1843 Re: Toyota discounts in Houston [c550]
Jul 24, 2010 (3:16 pm)
Thanks for the post. In fact went to a local dealer and took the print out of posts here with me. To my surprise, this time the print-out did not work at all. They only gave $1800 discount. When I showed the sale person your post, he said you bought 2009 year model. Left without agrument. Clearly told the sale person I would not come if there was no $4000 discount.
Would you please give me the contact information of your sale person to me: yu101us at yahoo.com?
I will certainly contact the sale person for information.
I am not in despair to buy a car now, but would buy if there is a good discount. You really had a great deal.
#1795 of 1843 Re: Toyota discounts in Houston [farmer20]
Jul 25, 2010 (10:09 am)
Whatever dealership you went to, never go back. They did not really make a 2009 sequoia. There might have been a few that hit the streets, but Toyota really scaled back when the economy tanked. To sanity check the 2009 sequoia issue, do a national search for a used 2009 and see what you come up with. I neglected to post this on my Original post but sticker on the one I bought was 41,600. I got less of a discount on mine due to the scarcity of the 5.7 engine with the sr5 package. Toyota had the upper hand on the supply/demand on my deal. I think if you hold out a bit, you can get a good deal. Are you looking for a 5.7 or 4.6? Also, the dealer I worked with said he has delivered to Houston on occasion.
#1796 of 1843 Re: Toyota discounts in Houston [jlewistx]
Jul 26, 2010 (11:55 am)
In fact I am not in a hurry to buy the car and can wait until the end of the year. SR5 4.6 will be fine. I went over your post and also checked website of Cavender Toyota at San Antonia. Did not find the color my children like (black). Without Incentive or rebate, I think most dealers would only give around $2000 discount for a SR5 basic model. So probably the best time is to wait until Toyota has incentive or rebate.
Jul 26, 2010 (12:38 pm)
Good luck on the incentive or rebate.
I've been waiting for a year for some kind of break. Nothing so far has been offered on the Sequoias but the Tundra is being pushed in our area (NC) with low or no interest.