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Toyota Tacoma, Truck
#929 of 1138 Re: About to buy 2008 2WD/4cyl/5spd [manofteflon]
Jul 31, 2008 (2:15 pm)
I have no Idea of the taxes in your state but unless they are 8-10% that doesn't seem like a great deal.
The prices on trucks on in the dumper. Look up a used 07 version of your tacoma on kbb.com with avg miles. Add about 20% to the trade in price for the price (+ taxes and tags extra) for a new 08 one. This target price may be on the high side, but toyota dealers are good at working this truck for $$$ People are buying 27000 nissan crew cab 4wd se's auto loaded for 20000 or less (+ttl).
A SE nissan king cab v6 2wd auto with hitch, abs, 2 wheel limited slip may set you back 16500+- with tax/ttl additional and is 2x the truck you are looking at with alloys, best in class towing, luxury interior (compared to example) etc and comparable mpg. With the deals out there and comparable full size v8 silverado "strippers" going for 12000 or less, The concept of paying this for a little steel wheeled vinyl floored 4cyl manual reg cab tacoma doesn't seem very appealing.
Thought I'd run this by you guys as it's my first brand new purchase. I'm getting a completely basic Tacoma, with the only option being air conditioning.
Their listed invoice price is $15174, which includes the air conditioning package, silly floormats/spare lock and destination/TDA/holdback/holding fees. I was told I could get this for $15000 even, so with other random fees (dock fee, electronic vehicle registration) and tax/tags I'm at $16720. Then they will apply $1000 cash back, and a $400 recent college graduate rebate making the final out the door price $15320.
Sound like a good deal?
#930 of 1138 Looking for advice on fair deal
Aug 09, 2008 (6:41 am)
I'm in the market for a:
2009 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab 4X2
CP - Convenience Pkg
RL - Daytime Running Lights
WT - Window Tint
CF - Carpet Mat Set w / Door Sill Protectors
BM - Ball Mount
The MSRP on this is: $22,402.00
Dealer Discount : $858.78
Sale Price $21,543.22
There are no rebates for a 2009 Tacoma. I'm in the central Texas market.
Do I have some more wiggle room for negotiating? It sure looked like lot was full of vehicles
#931 of 1138 08 and 09 Prices
Aug 10, 2008 (6:37 pm)
if you still see the 08 laying around,
they want to get rid of these bad boys!!!
$30500K, you should able to get it like $255000
the 09s are pricey thou... but if you price the truck MSRP like $30800
Bitch at them until like $26500
#932 of 1138 Re: Looking for advice on fair deal [zzyzx]
Aug 12, 2008 (12:23 am)
1) It's an '09 and not yet "distressed" inventory.
2) It's probably a 4-cyl and because of fuel prices, they are selling very well.
In SoCal where there are like 60 dealers who all compete, there aren't even any rebates on the remaining '08 4-cyl! Probably because they're all gone. Pop for a V6 and bam! $1500 rebate.
There's not a large spread between invoice and msrp on the base ac's.
I would shoot for invoice - $500 over on that particular vehicle.
Just my opinion.
#933 of 1138 Help Needed for 2008 Tacoma Lease
Aug 13, 2008 (6:44 pm)
I am looking to do my first lease and I am still a little unsure how to know if I am negotiating a good deal;
I am between a '08 Tundra and '08 Tacoma;
I am located in Milwaukee, WI 53227, Tax rate 5.6%, and fall into a Tier 1 credit rating
The 2008 Tacoma I am looking at is as follows;
DoubleCab 4x4, Short Bed, TRD Sport Package
MSRP: $30,375 w/ delivery
Can anyone tell me what money factor and residual will be on this truck; I'm looking at doing a 3 year/36K mile lease and hoping to walk away with just 1st month, taxes, and registration.
Let me know what you think the best possible deal I can walk with this truck is. The dealer said they have a $1000 rebate through August and an additional $1500 if I can register it under my business name.
#934 of 1138 2008 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 Auto in So. Cal
Aug 15, 2008 (7:18 am)
My husband and I are looking at the 2008 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 Automatic. We are in Southern California. What good quotes are people getting in Southern California?
#936 of 1138 Terms used here
Aug 22, 2008 (10:04 am)
I turn my 98 toy in next Friday and Im trying to get into a 2009 Prerunner Access cab 2WD, 4Cy, manual.
Can any one define the terms used here:
My local dealer said he would sell me one at $300 over invoice but it sounds like you can skinned in 4 directions by toyota.
#937 of 1138 FYI....How to buy your next truck/car
Aug 24, 2008 (5:14 pm)
FYI....How to buy your next truck/car
1. Go to Carsdirect.com. Follow the instructions for the vehicle you want. The cost that they show is approximately the cost to the dealer (minus any dealer incentives, holdbacks, etc)
2. Go to NADA.com. Go to the vehicle you want. The dealer maked-up costs are shown side-by-side with the actual cost to the dealer (minus any dealer incentives, holdbacks, etc).
3. You could also purchase a new vehicle report from Consumer Reports. It will show the maked-up dealer costs as well as the actual cost to the dealer. This report will also show you the dealer holdbacks and any known dealer incentives.
I tried all three to see how close they were to the vehicle I'm looking at. Surprisingly they all were within a couple hundred dollars of one another.
The methods above are all great ways to understand approximately what the dealer pays for the vehicle, and make sure your getting a reasonable deal.
Good Luck, and have fun with it.
#938 of 1138 Re: FYI....How to buy your next truck/car [raventoes]
Aug 24, 2008 (7:42 pm)
I just purchased a new '08 Tacoma yesterday. Raventoes's advice is on target but I would add a few things:
1) Know what the vehicle you want is worth. I used the TMV from Edmunds as my reference, as it appears to be an attempt to determine the market price rather than the sticker price, but I cross-checked that value against Kelly Blue Book.
2) Decide whether you're in love with the car or determined to pay a fair price. If you're in love with the car, pay the sticker price and save yourself time and hassle. If you're determined to pay a fair price, get a couple of quotes then stand your ground. Especially in today's environment, the dealer wants to make a sale at least as much as you want to buy. Be prepared to walk out and do so if the dealer refuses to meet you, or at least get pretty close. In our case, I was ready to split a $400 difference but then the "manager refused". At that point, it was my price or no deal. When they finally realized we were serious about getting our price rather than theirs, they blinked.
3) A fair price is likely to be closer to the invoice price than to the sticker, depending on the model. If it's a slow selling model or a year-end close-out, you may be able to do a little better. If the economy is strong or the car is hot, be prepared to pay more. If your objective is to get a vehicle for well under the invoice price, it's my opinion you're probably wasting your time. Generally speaking, the dealer has to do better than break even and it is highly doubtful they will sell below their real cost.
4) Read link title to understand the dealer's thought process and the game you'll have to play once inside the dealership. Remember that the sales teams job is to make the largest possible profit for their employer (the dealer). Your job is to limit the dealer's profit to a reasonable level
5) Remember point number 2. If you're really in love with the car, they win. We knew what we wanted and had a very satisfactory, low mileage, used vehicle lined up to see two blocks away, so we were not bluffing when we walked out. We essentially paid the invoice price less a nice cash-back incentive on a brand new vehicle. Other than the color, which I mostly could care less about, we're very pleased with our purchase, too.
6) Also, be calm and polite but firm. No sense getting an ulcer or a heart attack. They probably hear people scream and shout all the time. They're used to rejection. Just keep telling them over and over again that you've done your research and the price you've offered is a price you think is fair.