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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your 4Runner?
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#1083 of 2055 Re: 2005 4runner SR5 4wd V6 with Sun roof [amychowus]
Jul 28, 2005 (10:40 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 2055 Re: 4Runner towing trail-lite (was: Re: Did I get a reasonable deal? [susieq1]) [sdowdy]
Jul 28, 2005 (10:45 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 2055 4Runner - 4x2 V8 Limited with NAV
Jul 28, 2005 (11:07 pm)
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 2055 Re: Quote for 4runner SR5 V6 with no options [oscar01]
Jul 29, 2005 (6:37 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 2055 4runner 4x4 limited V8
Jul 31, 2005 (7:00 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.
#1088 of 2055 FYI.....Changes for 2006
Aug 01, 2005 (9:16 am)
The Toyota 4Runner mid-size SUV receives freshened styling and interior enhancements for 2006. All models receive a restyled front fascia that includes a newly designed grille, front bumper, integrated fog lamps, and projector headlamps along with restyled rear combination lamps and rear bumper. Additional styling changes include redesigned lower cladding, mudguards, and overfenders. All 4Runner models include a reinforced center pillar for improved rigidity and increased thickness on the front windshield and front door glass for reduced wind noise. All new 18-inch alloy wheels are standard equipment on the Limited grade.
Inside, the 4Runner features an updated meter cluster appearance, and mini-port in the center console for connectivity to most portable music players. Power adjustable fabric seats are standard on Sport Edition and SR5 V8 models, and optional on the SR5 V6 grade. The Limited grade now receives standard memory seats and black wood graphic interior trim.
With all of its added standard equipment and refreshed styling, 4Runner retains its excellent value. The 4Runner 4x2 will carry a base MSRP ranging from $27,635 for the SR5 V6 with a five-speed automatic to $36,110 for the Limited grade V8 with a five-speed automatic. The base MSRP for the 4Runner 4x4 ranges from $29,910 for the SR5 V6 with a five-speed automatic to $38,385 for the Limited grade V8 with a five-speed automatic. Total 4Runner average MSRP increase is $150 or 0.5 percent.
Aug 01, 2005 (11:31 am)
Was offered a 4x4 V6 Sport w/ Moonroof for $29,522 (33,369 MSRP) +TTL in Tennessee.
Would have been lower if I bought yesterday, but they said this price was good for a month (assuming $500 rebate). Anyone think this is a good deal or should I hold out for a lower price or the above mentioned 2006?
#1090 of 2055 Re: FYI.....Changes for 2006 [tommyg12]
Aug 01, 2005 (12:08 pm)
Very helpful information - can you please post the link to the webpage where you got this info? Also do you know when the 06 models will hit the dealer showrooms?
Aug 01, 2005 (8:25 pm)
Just got home with my new 4 Runner. I leased a Limited v8, with Nav, rear spoiler, side airbags, moonroof, and the preferred accessory package(Z1). MSRP was $42,781. I Leased it for 39 months w/ 15K miles a year. My monthly payment is $520.56 and I put zero down.
How does that sound to you guys?