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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
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#1230 of 2055 How is my deal? 2005 SR5 V6 4x4 black 4Runner
Nov 28, 2005 (10:37 am)
After months lurking in different forums, I finally pulled my trigger on above car. I have to thank everybody who had input info into these forums. To provide helpful info for others, I would like to give the details of my purchase. Please bear with me.
I have struggled between car and truck for a long time (mainly because of cost of the purchase and cost of fuel consumption). Wife had got a Honda Odyssey 2 years ago, and she thought a Accord or Camry will suit my need. I was sure having different opinion. Let's make long story short. I started to looking at SUVs, and narrowed my searching down to Nissan Pathfinder and Jeep Grand Cherokee. I gave both dealers my best offer: (1)2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE with Premium package for $25,000, and (2)2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with Side Airbags, tow package, cargo convenience package for $22500. They both seems willing to deal with me cause there were massive (10 or more) of those on their lots. But none of them would take my offer. My impression is that they were waiting to see how their November's sale goes. One Jeep dealer even asked me to be patient while they worked on their end. I have seen my local Toyota dealer's Ad. about 2005 4Runner 4x4 for $26,582, and thought it's still way above my budget. Last Sunday (11/20), I saw the extra $1,000 off your best deal Ad. from Toyota, and decided to take a look at the dealer's lot. It's about 5:00pm Sunday afternoon, and it's getting dark. The dealership was closing. I caught a guy (he is actually the financing manager) walking to his car. After a short conversation he lead me to the cars I want to see, and quickly forward me to a salesmen who was also ready to go home. After getting a business card, I were all alone standing in front of a row of 4Runners. I found there were only two 2005 left: a white one(MSRP $32,000+) and a black one(MSRP $31,286). I called the dealer the next morning, and asked to talk to their Internet sales manager. He gave me $28,500 final. Well, I almost gave up. I decided to try one more time. This time I called the guy who gave me his business card. He told me the manager wanted $26,300+. He also found out for me that this car is a dealer trade, and has 540 miles on it. I was invited to testdrive the car. I went there after work, and did the testdrive with the salesman. The car pulls left on highway, and the salesman agree with me. We went back to the showroom and starting to deal. After couple rounds of game play, manager walked in and gave me $25,599 + 1 year free oil change + $95 Doc. fee + TTL. I stood on my feet firmly on $24,700 (I had planned to go up to $25,000). At this point, I am ready to take off. The salesman was still trying to persuade me to offer $25,400, and I said $25,100 + $95 Doc. fee + TTL. They agreed the deal, and wanted me to drive off the lot that night. I insisted I need the alignment done and a full clean up of the car before I take delivery. Luckily, their computer system was down, and my deal could not run through. The guy who worked in the finance Dept. tried to sell me a Toyota extended warranty 7 years/75000miles for $800. I didn't bite the bait, and told him I have to discuss with my wife. Got the car on Tuesday, the financing manager that I met on the lot on Sunday sold me same extended warranty (7year/75000miles) for $655. Alignment had been done, and the car was cleaned and waxed.
Here is my deal:
+ Ext. Warranty (7years/75,000miles) $655
+ Tax (7%) $1,977.85
+ Doc. fee $95
- Rebate $1,500
- $1,000 off best deal $1,000
What do you guys think about my deal?
#1231 of 2055 Re: How is my deal? 2005 SR5 V6 4x4 black 4Runner [dealkiller]
Nov 28, 2005 (11:47 am)
By the way, the car come with 17" wheels, Z1 package, and DR package.
#1232 of 2055 Good Deal or Should I Negotiate?
Nov 28, 2005 (6:02 pm)
I'm looking at the lease incentive for the Sport Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and I wonder if this is a good deal. With a money factor of 0.00119, and residual value of 20,990 it has a fairly low lease payment, but I'm somewhat concerned about the cap cost. The base cap cost is $32,288, which seems a little high since it's right at MSRP according to this site. I can use the $1000 coupon and another $400 in other incentives to bring down the cap cost to 28,590 with a down payment of 2,600.
Should I be able to negotiate down the cap cost price, or is that pretty set on deals like this? Thank you.
#1233 of 2055 Re: How is my deal? 2005 SR5 V6 4x4 black 4Runner [dealkiller]
Nov 28, 2005 (6:50 pm)
What about the coupon? Regional? Googled and found it for Cincinnati/N. Ky.
#1234 of 2055 Re: INVOICE price: what is the REAL bottom line? [chuck1]
Nov 29, 2005 (3:38 am)
Wasn't that tough. Plus, my salesperson was GORGEOUS and gave me a big hug and kiss on the cheek after I bought it.
I got the 8 and am getting 2mpg less on regular than I got on my 325i on premium.
#1235 of 2055 Re: Need opinions on my deal here in SoCal... [jsa23]
Nov 29, 2005 (8:35 am)
Just to add a bit more detail on my purchase...
The vehicle price was $26995 and they said they would only give me $1000 for my car as trade in...My car was a 1993 prelude si with 180k miles on it; but in good shape as i've kept it up to date with everything...
They ended up giving me $2000 trade in for and that was pretty much it, nothing else...This happened as I decided to walk out the door...
It was obvious that they were going to offer me a lowball price and then give me the price I wanted and make me feel like I got something accomplished...They never dropped their price or threw in anything else, ie. I wanted the 6 disc in dash cd changer...
All in all, I think I could've gotten a better deal with them but I don't think I would've found the same car with the options they had in it elsewhere...
Can I get some opinions on this or some feedback?
#1236 of 2055 Re: How is my deal? 2005 SR5 V6 4x4 black 4Runner [rsorganize]
Nov 29, 2005 (9:48 am)
It's maybe regional, I'm not quite sure about it. It was on local newspaper, and it looks like offered by Toyota. Yes, I got my car in central Ohio.
#1237 of 2055 Re: INVOICE price: what is the REAL bottom line? [ponytrekker]
Nov 29, 2005 (11:51 am)
"Wasn't that tough. Plus, my salesperson was GORGEOUS and gave me a big hug and kiss on the cheek after I bought it."
Glad you "liked" your salesperson so much. The only thing is as the car business goes - she will be gone in six months and your next Toyota you will buy from someone else......
#1238 of 2055 Re: INVOICE price: what is the REAL bottom line? [chuck1]
Nov 29, 2005 (1:54 pm)
Better run in and buy some more mats, then.
#1239 of 2055 should I take the deal??
Nov 30, 2005 (3:05 pm)
In the market for 2005 4Runner 4x4 Sport Edition V8. I live in INDIANA. dealer offered out of door price $31325( that includes taxes and all the fees. also included is $3000 rebate). vehicle has $ 2000 worth option B package. can I get a better price? and by how much ??? any help is welcome. I am a newbee. please help.