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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#885 of 1843 Re: Newbie in MD [lumber2]
Jun 07, 2005 (5:39 pm)
Just bought a Toyota Certified Used Sequoia in the Atlanta area. 2003, 30K miles, SR5, 4 wheel drive, leather, power sunroof, running boards, 3-in-1 stereo, roof rack, curtain airbags, power driver and passenger seats, jade green with the smoke/black chrome package (looks extremely nice!), dual AC, trailer hitch, tinted windows, bug guard (so much on it that it's almost a Limited), 30K Servicing already completed, 4 brand new gorgeous, huge Michelin tires....and the dealers don't budge on price at all for the Certified Toyotas. Pretty arrogant at times. Paid $32,900 for it. Had them drive it to my mechanic pre-purchase for an inspection, worth every penny ($100) for the mechanical peace of mind. Was able to get a 7yr/100K Toyota Platinum Warranty (with no deductible) for an additional $760, which will also provide enormous peace of mind....especially after reading some of these forums!
I know we did not get a great deal, but for Atlanta, it was a fair price. And how long would we have to wait before a Certified Used Sequoia loaded with all the stuff we wanted showed up again on a dealer's lot? Like I said, it was a fair price, just a bit below what Edmund's said we should have paid. So far we are thrilled with the vehicle, satisfied with the price. If this Sequoia performs half as well as our 2000 Sienna has, we will be very, very happy!
What are other folks paying for comparably loaded, 4-wheel drive 2003 Sequoias?
#886 of 1843 Re: Elmore Toyota - Experience? [tanakasan]
Jun 07, 2005 (5:42 pm)
So, it seems that the 4 wheel drive option is what makes dealers less willing to budge on price? That was certainly our experience, but I was surprised that this one option would make them so inflexible on price. Especially with the 2006's coming out soon.
Can anyone confirm that the 4 wheel drive really does make the price much more expensive, and dealers less likely to bargain?
#887 of 1843 Re: Elmore Toyota - Experience? [gina171]
Jun 08, 2005 (7:43 am)
4wd does make a vehicle more expensive, but less willing to negotiate? I don't think so....
#888 of 1843 Sequoia Limited - NAV without luxury pkg?
Jun 09, 2005 (4:34 am)
I am currently shopping for a 05 Limited, 4x4 with read dvd, airbags etc... We were looking at the Nav system but do not want the 2nd row buckets. One dealer told us that the nav system is only available with the lux pkg on the Limited (He happens to have a limited coming in with out the nav system).. So is he just trying to steer me to the vehicle coming in or is it true that to get the nav system, you have to get the lux pkg?
#889 of 1843 Re: Elmore Toyota - Experience? [lumber2]
Jun 09, 2005 (9:24 am)
Here in So. Cal, its true. For every 4x4, there must be 100 2wd. Or more. Not much wiggle room if there are not any other trucks available. Dealer know what others have in stock. SR5/2wd tons. Ltd/2wd-tons. Here in L.A. county, most people are looking for loaded ltds...nav/dvd/lux, lux, lux. I went North 200 miles to get my 4x4.
Once you get to Ltd/4x4, next (and usually last) step up is nav/dvd/lux pkg-usually all or none. Thats why I jumped on my ltd w/o dvd/nav/lux. 6CD, side curtain, everything but nav/dvd/lux. Nav would be nice, but needed dvd and already included lux-console and buckets a no go for me. I have a 61" home theater and doubt if my wife or I would ever sit in the 2nd row to watch a movie.
Mavric probably could special order but your "dealing hand" goes even further south!
#890 of 1843 Re: Elmore Toyota - Experience? [tanakasan]
Jun 09, 2005 (2:46 pm)
it's alot less about the price than about the service. When a dealer offers a quote on a car that is at the lot then i expect it to be there. When they offer to bring it to my house and then rescind that offer, then I wonder if they're just playing games. Negotiation becomes alot easier if you decide what you want and how much you want to pay for it. Finding a dealer with good business ethics seems alot more difficult. I'd avoid Elmore Toyota at all costs. Power Toyota of irvine and Toyota of Orange seem much more reputable
#891 of 1843 Toyota Dealerships in Long Island, NY
Jun 09, 2005 (6:35 pm)
I want to report on a horrible experience I just had with Atlantic Toyota in Amityville, Long Island. I received an internet quote from them on a 2005 Toyota Sequoia, and after a bit of negotiation by phone and e-mail, we agreed on a price of $47,360 for a fully loaded Limited 4x4 (DVD, Nav, Luxury package, etc.). I had the price confirmed in e-mail with approval of the Internet manager. To make a long story short, when I went into the dealership (45 minutes drive from my home), they reneged and refused to sell the vehicle for less than $51k. And they were nasty - it was as if the customer just doesn't matter. Rather than apologize, the salesperson and internet manager refused to argue with the dealership manager, and I was ultmately offered the demo model for the agreed price. Needless to say, I walked out on this obvious bait and switch scam. I drove over to Millenium Toyota in Hempstead, did a similar deal (paid a few more bucks) but could not have received better service - they were great.
Needless to say, I would recommend that all Toyota purchasers stay very clear of Atlantic Toyota in Amityville. They are unethical and downright nasty. please do not give them your business.
#892 of 1843 Re: Sequoia Limited - NAV without luxury pkg? [mavric]
Jun 22, 2005 (12:54 pm)
I have been looking for the same thing and ran in to the same problem. We just moved from Dallas, Texas (Gulf States Toyota Distributor) to Atlanta, GA (Southeast Distributor) and found out that the Southeast Distributor does not like to order Navigation without the luxury package. In Texas, it was easier to find. So, we are having to give up the navigation system to get the 2nd row bench seat. We should have bought the Sequoia over there instead of waiting to move to GA.
You have to special order it if you want Nav and Bench seat in the second row in the Southeast.
Just curious, what kind of price are you getting? The best deal I have found is the following:
4X2 Limited with 2nd row bench seat and the following options for $41,000
DVD (10.4 Dropdown)
Rearview Camera Mirror
Sunroof wind deflector
Molded Dash Applique
Window Tint (in front windows)
Daytime Running Lights
Interior Light Package
Custom Pin Stripe
Is this a good deal?