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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your 4Runner?
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#1078 of 2053 Re: 2005 4runner SR5 4wd V6 with Sun roof [amychowus]
Jul 27, 2005 (9:05 pm)
You can get it for $28,500 with third row seat and floor mats The price includes dest. and handling and the dealer is Hudson Toyota in Jersey City, NJ. The internet director, sales manager and salesman are really nice and they are very helpful. They will not pressure you to buy the car. Go now because they have this good offer of 3.9% apr if you qualify. This offer is only good till end of the month. Good luck on your 4runner shopping. This is the best midsize SUV on the market.
#1079 of 2053 Re: 2005 4runner SR5 4wd V6 with Sun roof [tots]
Jul 28, 2005 (7:55 am)
Are there any stripped down 4runner 4x4 v6 sr5s?
#1080 of 2053 Re: 2005 4runner SR5 4wd V6 with Sun roof [captjoe06]
Jul 28, 2005 (8:24 am)
What do you mean by stripped down?
#1081 of 2053 Bought a 2004 limited
Jul 28, 2005 (9:26 am)
Bought a 2004 limited 4wd 4runner on July 25. I paid $29.5k for it. I think it was a good deal. The thing needed a jump start though since it sat in the lot for a while. I also bought the Toyota extra care. The salesman tried to sell me the dealer extended care, but I did research and heard enough horrors of the 3rd party extended warranty.
#1082 of 2053 Re: Quote for 4runner SR5 V6 with no options [yuen]
Jul 28, 2005 (11:32 am)
I also just bought one MSRP 31,600. They pressured me into believing 29,100 was $100 under invoice and that is was a good deal. We walked thru the Cars.Direct website and it did say that it was $100 under invoice. But ...........now I see how bad of a deal it actually was !!!!!. Oh, and yeah, the $500 rebate is only on the V6 and only if you do not want the 3.9% financing deal. Its one or the other. The V8 rebate is $1000 or 0.0%. I assume that they are trying to get rid of the V8s due to less demand because the gas prices are so high lately. They did try to convince me that the gas mileage is the same whether its V6 or V8. Not sure about that one. I am pretty sure that I got ripped off and fell into their pressured tactics.
#1083 of 2053 Re: 2005 4runner SR5 4wd V6 with Sun roof [amychowus]
Jul 28, 2005 (11:40 am)
Hi. I just bought SR5 4wd V6 with Sun Roof and Wrapped Leather Steering wheel package (audio controls on steering wheel...kind of cool.) Also had daytime running lights. MSRP 31,600 Buy Price 29,100 (not a good deal as far as I can tell.) I bought it at a Toyota Dearlership in Northern NJ on Rt17. I think you can possibly get it for 27,900 or at least 28,500. I knew it wasn't a good deal; but stayed with it cause the pain that comes with visiting a dealership was too much for me to endure on yet another Saturday. Such a waste of time. I love the car and its options; although the seats are not as comfortable as my old Ford Explorer was. Very dissappointed there.
#1084 of 2053 Re: 4Runner towing trail-lite (was: Re: Did I get a reasonable deal? [susieq1]) [sdowdy]
Jul 28, 2005 (11:45 am)
I just bought (July 26th) a SR5 V6 and plan on towing a Trail-Lite Bantam Flyer (17 feet) dry weight listed at 2600. I'll let you know how it tows. I haven't picked up the trailer yet; but the dealer convinced me it tows fine (of course he did). I absolutely would have LOVED to be able to test drive while pulling a trailer; but you're right; I doubt they would let that happen. And, also, I thought the 4Runner came equipped all ready to tow. I just opened up my glove compartment and found the trailer wires. Apparently it is not wired up yet; so I assume I'll have to 'pay' someone now to have that part done.
#1085 of 2053 4Runner - 4x2 V8 Limited with NAV
Jul 29, 2005 (12:07 am)
Just picked up a fully fully loaded 2005 , V8, Limited 4runner with navigation. Only option I did not get was 3rd row seat and 4x4. Paid $34.4K + tax (includes $1500 cash back)
I shopped this car for a while and think i got a very good price. Turns out it was $300 below dealer invoice before $1500 incentive. After sending out emails to various local dealers, I found the best price through CarsDirect.com. I actually found the best price at my closest dealer, but of course they did not have the color i wanted in stock. CarsDirect matched that price and located my car in the color i wanted. I figure if im spending that much on a car, Im going to get the color i want. No compromises at $34k right? Interestingly, some of the other dealers couldnt even match the non-reduced Carsdirect price available to everyone just by going on their website.
While it may seem like i work for CarsDirect, i dont. It was just a very pleasant purchase experience and thought i would share the insight. This is the first time i shopped for a car online. Once I told my contact at carsdirect my exact specs, he located the car within a few hours and i picked it up the following day. It was speced as desired and there were no surprises. the entire process at the dealership where the car was at took 30 minutes. no joke!!!
I bought my car over 4th of July weekend. A few days later the incentive on the V8s (in California) jumped from $1500 to $2000. I guess this is the game you have to play - it could have very well gone back to $500 which is what the rebate was the month before.
Couple of suggestions -
1) shop the price on the internet.
2) get the very best price and then compare it against cars direct.
3) CarsDirect will price match - dont settle for a color you dont want to save a few bucks. Also, the delivered car had an aftermarket exhaust tip that I did not spec. I told him i was not interested in it, so they threw it in free.
Hope this helps.....
#1086 of 2053 Re: Quote for 4runner SR5 V6 with no options [oscar01]
Jul 29, 2005 (7:37 pm)
hey oscar01, dont feel bad about what you paid. from what i could tell, while certainly not the best deal, it aint bad at all. keep in mind no one is gonna get the best deal there is just like you'll never sell your stock at its highest. it's a decent deal and you saved more trips to the stealers. just take good care and enjoy your ride. think about it - over the years you own it, the diff in cost (a few 100s) isnt that big a deal.
#1087 of 2053 4runner 4x4 limited V8
Jul 31, 2005 (8:00 pm)
New Toyota is just fabulous! The titanium metallic matches my Trek Madone bike like a dream. I can't wait to throw it on the roof rack and go! I have an '04 Sienna XLE limited so I had to get the limited 4runner. Drove the Highlander and felt cramped and sluggish. Drove the Sequoia and just felt sluggish.
Side airbags, sport suspension, Navigation, moonroof, and spoiler =37k after rebate.