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Toyota Sienna, Van
#1615 of 2021 Dealers in Ny/NJ
Mar 06, 2003 (7:13 am)
I have bought from three different Toyota dealers in New Jersey, but have shopped at several others:
I bought my 1994 Tercel and 1998 Sienna from Route 22 Toyota in Hillside, NJ. This is a depressed area economically, so when someone comes in eager to buy, they are more willing to move to close the sale, although they can be slightly high pressure - I was there negotiating for 6 hours when I bought the Sienna and started to walk away twice...
I bought my 1992 Corolla from Dayton Toyota. This was my first new car purchase and although I got a good price, I felt I could have done better - my in-laws buy all of their cars from them and I felt some sense of loyalty. When I shopped for the Camry, they were very obstinate in negotiations..
I bought my 2001 Camry from Brunswick Toyota in New Brunswick for under invoice, because it was one of the last of the 2001's on the lot. They were very professional and very polite. This is where I am going to give them the first chance to sell me a car.
I have also shopped at Autoland on Route 22. They are high pressure and if they gain a sense that you know what you are doing, they politely ask you to leave, or at least, they did with me when looking for the 1998 Sienna. More or less, at that time, they quoted me sticker price and said that that was what everyone was going to pay. I proved them wrong, of course. I will not even visit them this time around.
I also shopped at Sansone Toyota on Route One for both the Sienna and the Camry. They are high pressure - In 1998, they asked for my driver's license "to run a credit check" and then wouldn't give it back so I couldn't leave... They changed their tune when I began to call the local police.... Now I know to bring a copy of my driver's license.... I returned to them in 2001 for the Camry and they only wanted to sell me a 2002 for MSRP+.
I've also dealt with Freehold Toyota in 1994 but got a much better deal on the Tercel in Hillside.
Hope this helps.
#1616 of 2021 danhirsch/Dealers in NJ:
Mar 06, 2003 (10:17 am)
We were very pleased with our purchase of a 2002 Camry at Brunswick Toyota in NJ. Fair price, good negotiations, we worked with a great guy who I gladly recommend- gentleman named Mike (Anyone who cares for his last name can email me, I will have to look it up). But recently went shopping there with a friend, was not impressed by the sales staff (Mike wasnt in).
I REALLY liked how we were treated at Dayton Toyota, but they didnt have the Camry we wanted in stock (LE 4 cyl, ABS, alloys, pwr drivers seat, keyless, floormats in Stratosphere Mica)so we did not wind up purchasing from them>
Hudson Toyota on 440 in Jersey City should be avoided at all costs, as should Freehold Toyota (interesting, because it is owned by the same company as Brunswick). Terrible experiences with rude, uninformed sales staff at both places.
#1617 of 2021 Dealerships in IN/MI/OH?
Mar 06, 2003 (10:24 am)
I live in Ft Wayne, IN and have been calling around to find out allocation etc. on the 04 Sienna, what a joke. We have 2 dealers in town, both are without a clue. Has anyone dealt with a fair dealer w/ some knowledge in Indianapolis, Detroit area, or Toledo area? All are a short drive away and at this point welcome the idea of speaking to someone.
I asked about allocation and they said there is no way of knowing, even better they said it would be 3 or more months to actually get a van...Oy Veh!
Can anyone help?
#1618 of 2021 Costco Members?!!
Mar 06, 2003 (1:13 pm)
For those of you who are Costco members, check out their auto buying program. The 2004 Sienna is listed in their Vehicles.
#1619 of 2021 Costco Members?!!
Mar 06, 2003 (2:05 pm)
warde have you tried???
I had tried their service last year for odyssey and got MSRP ...
I decided not to buy the Van...
#1620 of 2021 NJ Dealers
Mar 06, 2003 (2:38 pm)
Autoland - just like their radio ads.
Bait and Switch all the time. 3 hrs to negotiate back in 1989 - Bought once, never went back.
Bob Ciasulli's in Little Falls, near Rte 3 and Rte 46 - okay, gotta watch, sale staff and sales managers don't give a crap after you sign. Also took 6 months to give me back the part of the registration fee they didn't use - 3 phone calls. Wonder if they would return it without a call - doubt it. One hour to haggle.
Also charged with something about lying - do not remember outcome, maybe settled without admitting guilt.
Crestmont in W Caldwell(?) Smaller, gave a no haggle higher price than BC. May be okay.
Green Brook Pontiac (Vibe) Gave okay pricing on phone, asked for better and they said to show up.
Got a little better, but their doc fee was $299.
Decent service, and the registration check showed up in two weeks, no calls.
Honda - Rte 46, or something else in Pompton Plains - 20 min for an ad car, ad deal, back in 1991.
Doc fees -
Other doc fees were $150 or less.
Had a Nissan quote of $95 for doc fee and invoice for an Xterra three months ago.
Doc fees = dealer profit.
But at that point, most people do not want to negotiate.
James Toyota advertises as a good place with no haggle prices.
Never went there though - yet.
#1621 of 2021 Some dealers have it! (?)
Mar 06, 2003 (2:49 pm)
It looks like some dealers have them in inventory already. Mods - I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do this but this sight also has some nice pics in a pop-up window:
Don't mean to break any rules here but that dealer shows the car as being in inventory. If so, other dealerships might have them available for evaluation.
Mar 06, 2003 (3:23 pm)
$36,700 for a mini van seems like a lot of money judging by the window sticker.
What's the invoice on that?
Mar 06, 2003 (3:39 pm)
No I have not tried, We are waiting until August to buy. I did fill out the form for the Ody., Pilot, and the Sienna. It said only the Sienna was offered and I would get a call with in 24 hours. I did call one of the dealers that works with Costco and they said that the Sienna SHOULD be on the list and it SHOULD run from 250 to 750 over invoice, depending on demand and stock. But nothing was very definite. But I thought it was worth a try. I have also been told that each region negotiates separately in vehicles and price, so that information might be different depending on where you live.