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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your 4Runner?
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#1354 of 2055 BUYING ADVICE FOR 2006 4RUNNER SE 4WD V8
May 22, 2006 (1:50 pm)
This afternoon in Orlando, FL I test drove a the 2006 4Runner Sports Edition 4WD V8 w/moonroof, upgraded JBL Synthesis 6-Disc In-Dash, Carpet/Trunk Mat, Double Decker Cargo System, Daytime Running Lights, and Southeast Toyota Toyoguard Protection Group ($699). Titanium Metallic w/dark charcoal cloth interior.
Given a MSRP of $37,160.00, and was offered a sale price of $31,150.00. What kind of deal does this sound like to all you Edmund Toyota Forum Members? Thanks.
May 25, 2006 (3:58 am)
sounds like invoice less the rebate. A good deal, although a dealer in Mass said he could do invoice less 2% and still give the rebate or low financing from toyota.
#1356 of 2055 Toyota SR5 4x4 with moonroof, trailer hitch, roof-rack
May 25, 2006 (4:51 pm)
First, thanks to all you who take the time to post your experiences. It was very helpful in purchasing our 4-Runner. I did not get the cheapest deal, but then I feel it was a fair deal and that is all that counts. I bought the SR5 4x4 with moonroof, roof-rack, trailer hitch, side airbags, etc. I could never match up a perfect invoice with Edmunds because they included some obscure items I didn't know about until after I purchased the car.
I did my shopping in Sacramento, CA and spoke with 4 major dealers before deciding on my car. One offered me $900 above invoice, the second one $125 over invoice and the last $150 over invoice (Elk Grove). I called Elk Grove back, and he then offered $100 over invoice. We never continued the negotiation because I ended up purchasing it at Roseville.
I don't believe any of their invoice prices were the same as Edmunds. The dealer I bought from actually claimed his invoice was $450 higher than what Edmunds was, but since I never gott an accurate match of items for a true invoice, I didn't argue it any further. I presumed because the deal was so simple that the salesman was more than happy with his price, but then so were we. Details were: MSRP $33,458, offered at $30,330 (supposedly $125 over dealer's invoice or $30,205) Edmunds showed an invoice of $29,655, or a difference of $426. I took the $1500 incentive for a net price before fees and taxes of $28,806. So I paid $551 more than invoice, but $1000 below Edmund's "what people are paying." Of course take away the incentive and I would be paying more.
I got impression after researching all available inventory that Toyota didn't have to bargain. There were very few models to choose from even with all the 4 major dealers. Only a hand-full of limited models (all white, red or silver) and only about 4 or 5 sport models (a couple in Dark Mica, but the rest in the aforementioned colors). All this right before Memorial Day blow-out sale. I probably should have waited until after Monday, but with only about 4 or 5 vehicles left in the color I wanted Driftwood Pearl and only 1 or 2 with the moonroof, I decided to purchase now. It's possible that they would get more stock in, but I didn't want to take the chance, nor miss the incentive. BTW, Roseville were very professional, and I have no complaints.
Biggest mistake--I purchased the pre-paid maintenance plan. According to Edmunds routine maintenance should only cost about $350 for the first 35K. I have it for 4 years, but I paid $900! I didn't think to negotiate it. Say no to all the extras! Good luck to the rest of you. May you make a wise and fair deal.
#1357 of 2055 Re: Toyota SR5 4x4 with moonroof, trailer hitch, roof-rack [upsandowns]
May 25, 2006 (10:22 pm)
Just FYI, you can ask for refund if you decide not to keep the 4-yr pre-paid maintenance. According to the dealers, it would take about 1-2 weeks for the paperwork to settle. You should read your agreement carefully. It's not too late to refund.
#1358 of 2055 Re: Toyota SR5 4x4 with moonroof, trailer hitch, roof-rack [upsandowns]
May 26, 2006 (9:13 pm)
yes you can still get a refund. and that is what i would do. you will never ever spend that much . so save the mula and buy something you really want or need instead.
#1359 of 2055 Re: did I get a good deal? [yujin]
May 27, 2006 (3:00 am)
Yujin, I got a similar deal, similar equip, which I thought was fair:
2006 4Runner 4WD Sport Edition, Galactic Gray Mica
Option pkg #2 (includes the tow package).
I also got dealer to add 115V AC power outlet which I think is a great option to have.
Edmunds TMV for vehicle w/o outlet = $31,673.
I drove it out at $31,236 (excluding state tax & title. Dealer "doc fee" was nominal).
I opted for the 2.9% financing over an additional $1,500 dealer incentive, as that is really cheap money if you are like most people and need to finance a purchase.
In my mind, this was a fair deal, especially since I did not have to sit there and do the salesman to the manager good cop/ bad cop routine. I am very busy and don't have time for that, the dealer recognized that right away, and quoted me an acceptable price range out of the gate. The whole transaction took less than 1 hour, mostly cut the deal over the phone, including the paperwork with the F&I guy.
By doing my research on Edmunds and other sites, and reading the comments in here BEFORE I purchased, I beleive I paid a fair price as a retail customer. Read the sites first everyone, don't have buyers remorse, not worth it on the wallet or the head!
#1360 of 2055 Looking for a 4Runner
May 29, 2006 (4:44 am)
I am about to return from overseas in the next month I will like to know where can i get a good deal on a Toyota 4 Runner i want one with Moon Roof,I will be on leave in the CT area .I also want to buy it cash.Hamilton
#1361 of 2055 $30,000 a reasonable deal on this?
Jun 02, 2006 (4:16 pm)
Paid $30,000 after rebate, plus $182 for fees to dealer. I liked the buying experience (internet) and the dealer (Fred Haas Toyota, Houston)
2006 SR5 V-6 4x4
Tonneau cover and double decker
Leather steering wheel
Daytime running lights
Weight carrying hitch
Option package B
Vehicle shield Package
Delaer installed alarm system
Shadow mica, gray seats
Jun 04, 2006 (4:33 pm)
06 sport 4x4 white all the toys, paid 100.00 over invoice 31,000.00 -2500.00rebate minus my trade inof 10,000.00 financed 18500.00 and kept the dealership open untill midnight on 6-1-06 took from 730pm till midnight untill we finished the paperwork what a ordeal that was but we got what we wanted
#1363 of 2055 X-SP package price 28994
Jun 04, 2006 (6:27 pm)
Looking at a Sr5 4x2, 2006 roof rack, double decker package, leather steering wheel and shift, tonneau cover, toyoguard, and mainly the x-sp package with the 20 in bbs wheels.
mfg delv, proc and handing 650
documentation fee 598.50
out the door 28994 ????
Is this a good price? I'm buying tomorrow ! any comments about this package ?
Many thanks in advance