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#737 of 1138 '07 Tacoma Pre Runner Access Cab V6 Auto
Mar 15, 2007 (10:03 pm)
I paid the said invoice price of $22,995 at Elk Grove Toyota (Northern California)
The stunning Indigo Ink Pearl truck has
*16" alloy wheels
*door sill protectors
*SR5 pkg #2
*Limited Slip Differential
*carpeted floor mats
I added an alarm $670, and the finance guy gave me the 72 month/100,000 mile warranty/oil change package for $1895.
Out the door, I paid $27,720 (Uncle Sam got $1837)and the rest was licensing fees, etc.
I love my truck, but have an ongoing problem with the passenger access door. It gets stuck off and on. I only have about 2,200 miles on this truck. The door has been a problem since I purchased it in Dec 2006. It has been in for service 4 or 5 times for this problem, and they still can't figure it out. I am hopeful they can fix it soon. It's hard for them to diagnose it because it's not stuck all the time.
I am still happy with my Toyota so far. I owned a '98 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Sport 5.9 V8 for 8 years before the Tacoma. My new truck is a little less thirsty at the pump. ; )
I must say the stereo in the Dodge was far superior to the one in my Taco, but I guess you can't have everything.
#738 of 1138 Car dealers
Mar 17, 2007 (2:35 pm)
I am looking at a Tacoma access cab, 4x4,V6 with maybe the auto trans. The dealer in Des Moines appears to have a very good thing going as he sells them as fast as they come in so I'm getting the impression he doesn't care about getting close to invoice. I asked about getting one that had been turned from a lease. He said if they come in, they don't stay on the lot more then 2 days. He had few to look. As a COSTCO member, I will have to start looking into that real serious like.
#739 of 1138 So what's the Secret
Mar 18, 2007 (1:54 pm)
I am looking at the 4x4 access or crew cab sport. These dealers in AZ are not going below $29k and change out the door. What are some things I can do to get them to lower the price. I want it out the door for no more than $28k.
#740 of 1138 "The Secret" for me...
Mar 18, 2007 (2:58 pm)
was Internet Sales.
Start emailing a few different dealers. Check their inventory online, and find a truck that fits your specifications. This will take a few days to a couple weeks. Get a feel for which dealer really wants your business. Ask in the email what kind of deal they can give you on the truck in question. Don't be shy. Then you play the dealers against each other. Email dealer 2 that dealer 1 will give a Tacoma with X options for whatever $$$$.
I stated in my emails that I didn't want any phone calls. You really get to see which dealers pressure you, and which ones respect your wishes. When you are ready to buy, see who wants to be there.
That's my $.02
#741 of 1138 Re: "The Secret" for me... [cawwie]
Mar 18, 2007 (7:02 pm)
Yeah I sent in a request for quotes on edmunds.com and all I got were a bunch of solicitation calls. I will try to do it that way and see what I can do. What was the original MSRP on your vehicle and were they reluctant to deal with prices via the internet? Right now I have one dealer to about $300 over the invoice not including tax and licensing. Again, I'd like to get the car for about $28,500 OTD, but your deal would be the best case scenario.
#742 of 1138 Recent Tacoma '07 purchase - base model 4x2
Mar 18, 2007 (9:14 pm)
I just bought my father-in-law a new 2007 Tacoma for $16000 OTD at Fred Anderson Toyota in Durham, NC. This included a $1000 incentive to get to that price. The only options added were all-weather floormats, air conditioning, and they installed cruise control. The dealership said this addition is covered by the 3/36000 warranty since they installed it. According to Edmunds, this is several hundred dollars below invoice and TMV without even adding the cruise control, so I'm happy. I only had 48 hours to make the deal since his last car was totaled. In all, I think I got a decent deal, and I would do business with this dealership again.
#743 of 1138 MSRP...zhampton21...
Mar 18, 2007 (9:57 pm)
Style: PreRunner V6 4dr Access Cab SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Exterior Color: INDIGO INK
Stock Number: xxxxx
They sold it for $23,995 before tax, and license.
#744 of 1138 Internet Sales...
Mar 18, 2007 (10:05 pm)
A dealer who wants your business is not reluctant to work with you on your terms. I found that some were way too pushy, and I wrote them off rather quickly. The dealer that got my business did just as I requested in my emails...*NO Sales Calls*. It's your money, you make the rules. I really recommend looking at the dealer's inventory online if you can. Narrow it down to which truck you like by stock/vin #'s. Just bluntly ask "What kind of deal can you give me on this truck?" That's it. Good luck!
#745 of 1138 Re: Internet Sales... [cawwie]
Mar 18, 2007 (10:23 pm)
How much below invoice did they go? I know it's not how much they got the car for, but we will never know that. The invoice seems to represent a number that they will bottom out on.
The deal I'm working on now is $300 over invoice. The truck is loaded, but I still think that I should be able to get them to around $28k to $28,500 out the door.
#746 of 1138 Re: Recent Tacoma '07 purchase - base model 4x2 [joriki]
Mar 19, 2007 (2:02 pm)
Did you get an automatic? What did they charge for the cruise control?