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#684 of 1138 Re: looking at 04 4D 4WD Tacoma SR5 w/ camper top, 34Kmiles [dhm06]
Sep 07, 2006 (2:21 pm)
If we're talking about a 2004 4wd Tacoma double cab with 34k miles for $24k, then yes it is in your interest to low-ball them. $24k is extremely high for that car regardless of what the blue book is. The car is three years old and has been replaced by a new model.
I would expect to pay somewhere around 20k for that vehicle if only certified in excellent condition. If you are prepared to pay $24k, then start looking at 2005s with lower miles.
For measure, I have bought 2 used certified toyota trucks in california and payed substantially less than the blue book value. For example:
In 1996 I bought a 94 4wd truck for 11.5k, asking price was 14,995. In 2003, I bought a 2000 4runner for 14.5k, asking price was 17,500.
#685 of 1138 Re: looking at 04 4D 4WD Tacoma SR5 w/ camper top, 34Kmiles [benzy1]
Sep 07, 2006 (5:11 pm)
The Tacoma is probably THE vehicle with the highest resale value.
When you're buying used, this is not a good thing. There is no way I would pay $20 for a 3-year-old 4x4, much less $23 or $24. But I'm guessing that $20 is what it's gonna take; if you won't pay it, somebody else will.
A buddy of mine just unloaded a '99 ecab 4x4 v6 stick with 45k tiny miles.... for $12,500 !!!!! That is NUTS, but that's what these cars bring.
What all this should tell you is: Either bite the bullet and buy new, or go buy something else. Of all the vehicles out there, the Tacoma is the one to buy new.
Sep 07, 2006 (9:03 pm)
24K is a little (well, alot) over priced, but the fact is that people are spending $20+ for these every day. The fact that the truck has been recently replaced means that you have the last truck model year that has been verified to be top notch. Don't let anyone fool you about buying a final year vehicle. I love my 05, but the 04 was certainly a superior vehicle on many levels simply because the 05 is experimental. The fact is that 5 years from now, the 04 will still only be one year older than the 05 and both will be in far better shape than any other competition.
#687 of 1138 Buying experience in Texas, Austin area.
Sep 17, 2006 (6:03 pm)
Does anyone have any experience buying from any of the Toyota dealers in the Austin, TX area? I'm looking into buying a DCab Tacoma, but want to get as much information concerning their "practices" as possible (ex. the administrative fees as described in the posts above, holdback %, etc).
Also, should dealers be charging the buyer a holdback? I thought the manufacturer gave the dealer a holdback, not the buyer? When I purchased my last vehicle (in Louisiana), the dealer had a holdback charge in their itemized list they showed me. When I challenged that, they gave me some spill about them purchasing the vehicles outright or something along those lines and aren't financed through Toyota.
#688 of 1138 Anyone know if Toyota will offer cash back instead of just APR?
Sep 18, 2006 (9:00 am)
Right now the 4x4 tacomas have special financing offer (4.9% for 60 months etc) but wondering if anyone has any insight on whether they will be offering cash back after this expires? I'd rather do cash back if possible...
Sep 18, 2006 (9:02 am)
I wouldn't spend a penny more than 500 over invoice for an '06. Carsdirect in washington is basically offering 600 over invoice with no hassle. A friend of mine negotiated his tacoma purchase to 200 over invoice. Not sure how it is around the country, but the toyota dealers here are already getting a lot of '07s.
#690 of 1138 Re: exitus... [seatown1]
Sep 20, 2006 (8:19 am)
You did good! I bought 06 Frontier in April and couldn't get Toy any closer then 2 to 3k more for comparable equipted truck. Ended up with 06 Fronty KC SE 4x4 at, just couldn't get them close enough to the Nissan price. I like Toy and they maybe a little better,but I'm betting not that much. Toy dealers in general from my experince are arrogant,and that puts off right away!Goodluck with your new ones
#691 of 1138 2006 Prerunner TRD Off Road $600 UNDER invoice
Sep 23, 2006 (7:44 am)
Yesterday, I completed the transaction for a 2006 Prerunner DC with OC (TRD offroad), Tow Pkg, floor mats, and 6-disk changer for $23800, approximately $600 invoice.
The key was using Mycar.com, expanding the # of dealers to 25 which resulted in a winning bid of $500 under invoice. Then I sent a copy of the results to a handful of dealer to see if they could beat it. Toyota of Sunnyvale beat it by $100 due to clearance of 2006 models to make room for the '07s.
When presenting the bid results to Dublin Toyota, they basically laughed at me and said they do not sell under invoice. Toyota of Stockton whos bid was $500 under, was shocked when they call me during the transaction and I told them the deal I was getting. Finally, Walnut Creek Toy offered a 2007 (same options) for $24950 (MSPR $270XX).
#692 of 1138 New Tacoma Price
Sep 24, 2006 (2:08 pm)
I am interested in a 4wd 4cyl. manual access cab Tacoma with the SR5 package. I'm assuming all of the 2006's are sold out so what would be a good otd asking price for one? I think the msrp is around 22k.
Oct 04, 2006 (6:04 am)
I paid $23000 OTD for a new 06 4X2 TRD off road. That included the $1000 rebate. They agreed to my price easily. I guess I should of went lower. But the truck is really nice and I am very happy. I wanted this truck since it first came out in 05.