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#697 of 1138 Buy Now or wait until December?
Oct 15, 2006 (1:55 pm)
I am pricing Tacomas in the Southern California area.I found a new 2006 Tacoma,Automatic,V6, 2WD, Double Cab,Shortbed with the following options. CF, EJ, FE, GY, OC, RL and TO. I was quoted a price of $26,010 and I was told it was $500 over factory invoice.
I also found a new 2006 V6 4WD,DC,SB with options of CF,FE, PY,and TO for $26,000.
Any thoughts on these Taco quotes. In my area, Toyota is offering 4.9% financing on 2006 Tacos.
Oct 15, 2006 (8:20 pm)
check with carsdirectdotcom before u go to the dealer
Oct 22, 2006 (10:48 pm)
I began looking at Tacomas last December as my “92” Toyota truck was beginning to show signs of wear, and the extended cab just didn’t seem a good fit for my daughter. I started looking in MN (where I live) but none of the local dealers were willing to deal; they only quoted MSRP. I wanted a 4x4, V6, manual transmission, double cab, SR5 #2, with LSD. Over the next several months I expanded my search nation-wide and settled on two locales: SE US, and OKC. SE area as they seemed to have the most aggressive pricing and OKC as I have family there and I would be flying to pick it up where ever I went, so could see them. I worked with a few internet dealers between then and March, letting them all know that was my planned purchase date.
I settled on a deal offered by Dub Richardson Toyota. We had an agreed upon price of $24,350 out the door, and I made a $500 deposit on said vehicle.
Five days (3/2) before my planned on departure date, (3/7) he (slimy salesperson) informed me that he had made a mistake in ordering (extended as opposed to double cab), but could offer me a more expensive model upon my arrival. He also suggested that no one would have offered me that price on a double-cab model, so the pricing difference was on the up-and-up. Funny how I have over two months worth of emails between he and I wherein both he and I noted “double cab”, and never “extended cab”.
I waited until now to post this experience, as I was just too angry previously to avoid using foul terms to depict my level of disgust with the unscrupulous practices of this dealership.
I did end up purchasing the desired truck, from Bob Howard Toyota in OKC, as they were able to get me one in quickly, however I ended up paying $25,849 by the time it was done. I easily ended up paying five to seven-hundred more than I would have, had I not been pressed for time. That said, the folks at Bob Howard Toyota treated me very decently and I would certainly work with them again.
The main mistake I made was not insisting on a signed (with VIN) sales contract before purchasing an airline ticket—I could have made the trip anytime. When I pressed the slimy salesperson at Dub Richardson about a sales contract he became somewhat defensive and wrote: “I'm surprised you feel uneasy with me after all that we've been through to get you this truck, I'm sorry you're not more comfortable with me.” I should have paid more attention to my instincts. My advice to anyone engaging in an internet purchase is to (from the first email exchange) state clearly your need for a purchase agreement with a VIN. That very suggestion is stated earlier in this thread, and had I followed it, it would have saved me tons of aggravation. I also suggest steering as clear of Dub Richardson Toyota as possible.
By the way, I love the Tacoma—get one, you will too! I did put a new head unit and Infinity Kappas in and am very pleased with the result.
all da best,
#702 of 1138 Re: internet sales [toytacstuph]
Oct 23, 2006 (12:14 pm)
When I decided to purchase my truck I sent the Internet sales manager 4 messages. It was a tuesday. He never responded to me. I drove to tampa that evening and bought the truck from some salesman. When I got home the message and price finally arrived. To high and to late.
How do you like your head unit. Price, brand. Did you install it yourself. I hate my factory unit but I don't know if I want to replace it. I did replace the speakers. Sounds a little better.
#703 of 1138 Re: internet sales [fslaugts]
Oct 24, 2006 (7:43 am)
I put in a Sony head unit, and that alone improved the sound a great deal. If I had to choose between head unit or speakers I would go with the head unit. I did it all myself with Crutchfield directions and it was a bit challenging (especially getting the clock assembly, head unit and new dash kit to fit together) but doable. I have put in a number of components in other vehicles so have a little experience with this kind of endeavor. There are many useful ideas over in the Tacoma: Stereo/Audio board, probably a good idea to check it out before you start.
One thing to keep in mind replacing the speakers, if you go higher end, is that many need much more power than a typical head unit puts out. The Kappas run at 2ohms so apparently require half the power as contrasted with most other 4ohm high end speakers. Another thing is that you will likely have to purchase or make speaker adapters. If you hit the Tacoma: Stereo/Audio board you will find links to useful sites that can help with both.
I gotta say these boards are really helpful and I appreciate the information I get here; now if I would just pay attention to it...
all da best,
#704 of 1138 Re: internet sales [toytacstuph]
Oct 25, 2006 (12:52 am)
Thank you for the useful information. I may try and do it myself. I am very happy with my truck over all.
#705 of 1138 07 PreRunner 4x2 Double Cab
Nov 07, 2006 (4:54 pm)
Vehicle has V6, Auto, TRD, Tow pkg, JBL 6 disc, all weather mats and the infamous ToyoGuard. MSRP is $28,010. Invoice from dealer shows $25,503. Dealer offering at $25,253. Adding tube steps...OTD is $26,872....Sounds like a fair deal to me. What do you guys think?
#706 of 1138 Good Price on leftover 2006
Nov 10, 2006 (5:54 pm)
Anybody have an idea about what a good price would be on a 2006 dub cab 4x4 sr5 with auto and off road package now at the end of the year with 07s rolling in? A quick inventory search of some So. Cal. dealers shows plenty are still on their lots.