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#57 of 1138 my buying experience
Sep 24, 2003 (11:52 am)
I bought 2 new toyotas during last 1.5 years
(2002 Tacoma PreRunner & 2003 Corolla LE).
In both cases paid invoice prices.
It took about an hour for the Dealer to get down from MSRP to invoice and was not very hard really. Just stick to your guns and make sure the dealer understands that you can walk away at any time. All attempts to negotiate below invoice have failed though.
My advice - do not pay a penny above invoice!
They already have the dealer holdback + factory-to-dealer discount + advertising fee + other crap.
Plus they will "milk" you in the future on maintenance and repairs...
#58 of 1138 2004 Tacoma Price pd
Dec 21, 2003 (10:15 pm)
Just bought a 2004 Tacoma V6 xtra cab 4x4 5 spd, TRD. MSRP $24,562. Paid $22,000 (after $500 rebate) + tax, etc. Bought from Camelback Toyota in Phoenix, AZ. I was very pleased with my experience. I live in Las Vegas, and after the dealers here wouldn't back off of their $1,500 over invoice + $700 doc fee (I think half of this was for VIN etching that I was not interest in), I began looking outside of LV. Saved enough to pay for my girlfriend and myself to fly and drive back (and some!). We were at the dealership for maybe 20 minutes. I showed up with check in hand, signed the paperwork and drove away. No BS from the finance dept., no trying to sell me extended warranties. The internet/fleet department was awesome to work with...on the first phone call, the salesperson faxed me the invoice of my truck (which was also the sales price). We are considering buying a Highlander in the near future...will definitely bypass the local doc-fee-happy dealers here and go elsewhere. BTW, could have done a little on price in So. California due to $1000 rebate, but wanted to go to AZ for personal reasons (to visit friends).
#59 of 1138 2003 tacoma price
Dec 26, 2003 (3:42 pm)
i am looking for 2003 toyota tacoma.
double cap v6 4x4 with of road pkg, ix pkg cq pkg and floor mats. they asking for $22999.00 plus tax and tilte.
i offer them 22k out the door.
it is good enough or too low for them.
i live in columbus, ohio
#61 of 1138 New or Used
Feb 02, 2004 (11:52 am)
I'm considering a purchase of a Tacoma Prerunner V6 crew cab 2WD and am amazed at how they hold their value. I just priced a Prerunner V6 2WD crew cab with no options:
2004 $18300 TMV
2003 $18021 12K miles, certified, gold color
2002 $17108 24K miles, certified, gold color
2001 $16447 36K miles, certified, gold color
Why even buy a used Tacoma when for just a little more you can get a new one? Yeah, I know Toyotas rep. for reliability (I'm a Honda man myself), but even a 2-3 yr old vehicle will soon need a fair amount of maint.
Feb 03, 2004 (7:04 am)
Figure out the invoice price of the truck with all packages. Then give 3% on top of that (dealer has 2% holdback so they make 2% on every truck even if they sell it for invoice.) for 5% profit for dealer. This is the price you offer to the dealer, and then you add all applicable rebates.
Thats what I did, and I bought my 2002 (in Dec 2001) for 21.4 (SR5, TRD, V6 5spd) when MSRP for it was well over 23K.
#63 of 1138 Just bought 04 Prerunner V6 Dcab
Mar 09, 2004 (11:22 am)
Lunar Mist with V6 Auto, DCab, TRD, SR5, floor mats, power doors/windows, spray-on bedliner, bed extender for $21998 + tax/fees.
I went back and forth w/3-4 dealers. I'll purchase future vehicles through the Internet from now on. The whole process was so easy.
#64 of 1138 Central-south California Internet experiences?
Mar 12, 2004 (4:38 pm)
I'm looking for a 2004 V6 PreRunner with SR5 and power packages, and I live near the Camarillo, CA area. I'd prefer to start the deal through the Internet, but the dealerships in the area seem to be linked, the Web sites are generic, and they don't lead me to Internet contacts.
Am I missing something? Has anyone had a good experience buying through the Internet in the Camarillo, Ventura, Thousand Oaks areas? Or, maybe a fleet dealer in the Los Angeles or Ventura counties?
#65 of 1138 Just bought in San Diego
Mar 12, 2004 (11:53 pm)
Rumpletzer- I had multiple offers from Longo in El Monte, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego. All of them were Internet sales. Just forward your quote request, sit back, and wait for the quotes to come in. Then, start with the lowest and work from there. Most dealers want your business so they'll try and beat each other's prices. I actually got more than I originally asked for (Linex, bed extender, alarm, TRD package).
#66 of 1138 On order
Mar 15, 2004 (7:44 am)
I just ordered a 2004 Tacoma double cab, Limited with the TRD package 4X4 and got it for $26,460 out the door.