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Toyota Tacoma, Truck
#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.
Apr 06, 2004 (10:46 am)
If you are going to respond to this please e-mail me at drdjacobsdcoptonline.net. I found a dealer with 13 fully loaded 4x4 tacomas left over from 2003 brand new with 11 miles on them. who cares but the sticker price is $25,545, I told the dealer I will pay $20,500 and no higher, the dealer told me $21,900 possible $21,400, but I will not budge on my price, what do you think of my situation and what direction do you think I should go. I dont know what the invoice is, but I will throw in this piece of info just for laughs. The dealer told me that the $21,900 is a steal and I should get down there ASAP before they sell them all for $23,000 (lets get real its April 2004 already)
#68 of 1138 Re: 2003 Tacoma Leftover [clearance_item #67]
Apr 09, 2004 (12:15 pm)
21,400 sounds like a bit much, especially for a 2003. My father bought a brand new loaded Tacoma 4x4 (2.7L Auto)in 2002 for just above $20,000.
I just purchased a 2004 Tacoma 4x2 XtraCab 2.4L Automatic for $16,250. That included the SR5 Chrome Package (LX), Convenience Package (CQ - Power Windows & Locks, Tachometer, Sliding Rear Window, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control), Bucket Seats (BU), and Carpet Floormats (CF - which is NOT worth ~$90)
This price isn't something amazing that I can go brag about, especially since this is the last model year for the current style Tacoma. I do feel that the price is OK though.
This truck reminds me of a car with a bed in the back. The gas mileage is good for a truck, but the 2.4L and 2.7L engines definitely lack power for any heavy duty hauling.
#69 of 1138 Re: Re: 2003 Tacoma Leftover [clearance_item #67] [spyd3rm4n #68]
Apr 11, 2004 (4:09 pm)
Thanks for responding, but when you add in 4x4 add $2000 then add in V6 engine add $2000 and I am basically at my price compared to yours, do happen to remember what you paid for dealer fees and all of that crap before they gave you the keys to drive home? What state did you buy it in
#70 of 1138 Rebate
Apr 20, 2004 (6:09 pm)
Does anyone know if the current $1000 rebate on Tacoma will really end on May 3 like Toyota says? Or is it just a marketing tactic to get people to hurry and buy now but then just keep extending it?