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#1072 of 1138 2010 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab - price paid
Jul 20, 2010 (7:48 pm)
Thanks to everyone who has posted prices. I learned a lot from this and hope that I can contribute by posting my experience.
Read the forums, and my goal was to get about $4k off MSRP to be happy. I wanted:
2010 Tacoma, 4x4, double cab, SR5 package, Tow, running boards, 16 wheels, *leather*
MSRP $30300 (or something very similar) + $1800 leather dealer added = $32,100
I had a trade of a 05 Sonata. Blue book said $7400 trade value, black book said $5700 trade value. I personally feel the trade value was $6000 (blue book was too high) after my research of what they were doing locally.
So basically I wanted $32k - $4k off MSRP - $6000 = $22k + 10% tax/title/fees = $24,000 OTD.
Went to the dealer, told him what I wanted and why. They gave me 82 reasons why I was unreasonable.
The moral of this story is this: THE MOST POWER YOU HAVE IS TO WALK AWAY.
The first time I went to the dealer, my intention was to GO AND WALK AWAY and show them I was serious. Didn't call them back.
24 hours later, I received a call offering $26,800. Said no.
48 hours later I received a call offering $25,700. Said no.
Now we were talking. 72 hours later I received a call offering $24,000 OTD. I asked - with the leather? No, they "forgot" about that. They said $24,900.
I said $24,200 and they went for it.
I closed down the dealership that night and as the manager was leaving I asked how I did since the deal was done. He said he never would have done the deal but another guy set it up. He "claimed" they lost $1k or so on my sale.
Whether what he told me is the truth is almost irrelevant as I feel I got a good deal and am happy with it. I believe what the manager told me and had a positive experience with them, hopefully there is some kickback somewhere that they get, but I'm not too concerned as they wouldn't have agreed to the deal if it didn't benefit them as a whole.
I was definitely happy. Purchased at Arlington Toyota in Jacksonville, FL. Definitely a positive experience. Not supposed to post salesman names on here, but PM me for the name of the salesman, he was worth dealing with again.
#1073 of 1138 2010 Tacoma Double Cab - price paid
Aug 03, 2010 (8:50 pm)
Got this deal over the weekend in Columbia, MO - took possesion of the truck today.
2010 Tacoma, Double Cab, 4x4 w/ TRD Sport Extra Value Pkg - Black Sand Pearl
Floor Mats/Sill protectors
Daytime Run Lights
Front Skid Plate
(No JBL, no Bluetooth)
MSRP on sticker was ~$31,686. Got them down to $28,700 - then also got the $750 cash back incentive with 4.9% for 48 months - so final price paid was $27,950 (including all fees and temporary tags). Put about $10,500 down and will have payments of ~$402/mo for 48 months.
From info off Edmunds I calculated invoice + destination charge of ~$28,750 - so my out the door price was about $800 under invoice. Was going to wait to buy until Jan/Feb 2011 - but when I started talking to the guy and realized what I could get the truck for now - I pulled the trigger - figured I'd pay at least $1000-$1200 more for a 2011 between Oct'10-Feb'11. Dealership was really easy to work with too - no pressure, not much haggling - I was only there about 90 minutes and spent most of that time test driving a truck and looking at/sitting in others on the lot. Also - they had to go get the thing for me - wanted black or magnetic gray - they didn't have one - so got one from Topeka, KS - didn't charge me a dime to go get it either. Made the deal on Saturday afternoon - picked up the truck on Tuesday night. I love the thing - glad they found me a black one instead of the dark gray - the black truck with the hood scoop and 17" wheels looks killer. I only put about 8000-9000 miles per year on my primary vehicle - so I plan to drive this thing FOREVER.
#1074 of 1138 Re: 2010 Tacoma 4x4 Double Cab - price paid [alanmiller]
Aug 04, 2010 (7:40 pm)
Just wanted to thank you. Used your advice and purchased a very similar truck from Arlington Toyota based off your post. Drove 1 hour to make the deal but it was worth it. Nice deal, easy to deal with. Didn't have to walk away but bargained hard and got a similar deal on a Tacoma from them. Very happy!
Thanks and I'm now the proud owner of a Tacoma!
#1075 of 1138 st louis metro
Aug 11, 2010 (5:55 pm)
New to forum, so i hope this is the right thread to ask. Owned tacoma in early 90's---sold when 3rd kid arrived. Finally talked my wife into letting me get another one. Which dealership in st louis metro can i get the best deal on a new tacoma? appreciate any input.
#1076 of 1138 2011 Tacoma Lease Prices?
Aug 22, 2010 (10:57 pm)
Curious if anyone has any experience on 2011 Tacoma Lease deals. Went to dealer today for a 36 month lease, 12K miles/yr, TRD w/JBL pkg, 4x2, Double-cab, Gray metallic, dealer had indicated they want $384 + tax with $2K down. Based on these boards that seems high. MSRP $29,300 but there is an $1100 addenda for tint and some sort of paint sealer (extra fluff if you ask me) bringing the vehicle to $30,400. They indicated they will give $3000 off sticker making it $27,300 (off the inflated price). I am in Phoenix, AZ...... any thoughts on a comparably equipped 2011 Tacoma out there with the packages above?
#1077 of 1138 Re: 2011 Tacoma Lease Prices? [az_shopper1]
Aug 23, 2010 (8:44 am)
Seems like you could buy it for a few more dollars a month . Lease you will never own and Toyotas hold their value .If you wanted to sell down the road you could get some of your cash back. Lease you dont ever get your money back.Its like rent.
#1078 of 1138 Re: 2011 Tacoma Lease Prices? [nasincali]
Aug 24, 2010 (5:29 pm)
Actually purchasing would increase my monthly payment to about $550/month which is out of my budget at this point. I have seen some good lease rates on this board and trying to figure out what might be causing the rate to be higher here in AZ vs other markets. The one thing i am not sure of is how much control I have over money factor. I have great credit....
#1079 of 1138 Re: 2011 Tacoma Lease Prices? [az_shopper1]
Aug 24, 2010 (6:29 pm)
have you looked and frontiers? If we could do it again we would purchase a Nissan Frontier. They got better deals and every Nissan we have owned they have been great about problems. Our Tacoma is a lemon .Its been to the shop 3 times and Toyota has yet to fix or replace the truck. They just want us to keep testing it . To me its unsafe and we dont even drive it now . Toyotas customer service is really bad .Toyota Chula Vista Service Center is the worst place I have ever been for repairs and they cant say if they fixed it but they want us to take it because they think they fixed it. So Im suppose to test it with my family .I dont think so . Shop other vehicles. Tacoma and Toyota are going down hill fast. Look into a ridgeline or frontier .Tacomas have a shifting problem too . Look at the other reviews .Toyotas SUCK and so does their customer service.
#1080 of 1138 Best price on 2011 Tacoma Regular Cab Automatic
Sep 09, 2010 (5:25 am)
Can anyone share what they paid recently for this truck?
I've been debating between the 4X4 and the 4X2 (which I could get in 2010 for less) but I'm pretty sure the 4X4 is the way to go. Any comments on 4X4 vs. 4X2 would be appreciated too!
Sep 15, 2010 (4:12 pm)
Looking to buy 2011 Prerunner 4 by 2, with SR5 package. Bottom line on MSRP was 23.909 which includes the SR5 pkg. Delivery charge is 810. Will pay cash, and have a trader but will probably sell it myself. Just found this forum and will go back thru the ,YIKES, 1080 posts, but could someone point me in the right direction. Seems the difference between the invoice and MSRP is about 1,560, or 1600+ if the SR5 package is included. TIA for any help.