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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your 4Runner?
Share your experience here!
#1732 of 2053 Re: 2008 Toyota SR5 V6 4WD [bamafan7727]
Sep 24, 2008 (5:56 pm)
It's a tough call in this market since 4runners are sitting on lots. That being said, asking a dealer to eat $3500 or so is a lot.
If you conservatively figure their cost as invoice minus hold back (let's say $500) minus any mfr to dealer incentives (currently $1000 marketing support) then they break even at about $1500 under invoice. Of course that assumes they are getting the holdback and not using the marketing support.
Now, maybe they would be willing to lose some money to clear some inventory - maybe not.
An earlier post said he got $1000 under invoice and that seems real good. Also don't forget those additional fees (processing fees, transportation, etc). That is really just profit for the dealer. If they insist on charging you those, your offer should be that much lower.
So the answer is: "Who knows" I would guess $3500 under is way too low, but in this market maybe not. There just isn't enough data points in this thread to get a good idea on an exact number. But you have given us one more.
Have you tried e-mailing dealers outlining the exact truck you want and stating if you get me that truck I will buy today for $XXXXX? I think I would try that at $1500 or $2000 under and see how it goes. Please post your results - this thread is sorely lacking hard numbers.
#1733 of 2053 Any body bought in ATLANTA, GA
Sep 28, 2008 (7:22 pm)
I'm looking to buy a 4runner limited in Atlanta area. Please share your experience, if anybody bought in Atlanta Area.
#1734 of 2053 4Runner, wh?
Sep 29, 2008 (5:06 am)
Here what you need to consider before purchasing 4Runner.
It starts to rust under the hood in the first 4 months, Toyota says it is rusting from the outside in, so they don't fix it or cover it under warranty.
Audio system starts to go crazy during hot humid days. CD player starts to spit out CDs in the cd changer, words on the stereo are all scrambled
And of course, gas milege is not the best...
If you don't believe me, google it and you will see what other problems 4runners have.
All my statements are based on the 2007 4runner Sport (purchased in Sept 07 as new). The car started having above issues in Dec 07 (rust) and July 08 (audio).
#1735 of 2053 Re: 4Runner, wh? [i30rls]
Sep 29, 2008 (10:38 am)
"It starts to rust under the hood in the first 4 months, Toyota says it is rusting from the outside in, so they don't fix it or cover it under warranty."
No rust on my 2003 4Runner, and I take it out on the beach for 2 weeks every year.
"Audio system starts to go crazy during hot humid days. CD player starts to spit out CDs in the cd changer, words on the stereo are all scrambled"
No radio/CD problems on my 4Runner.
"And of course, gas milege is not the best... "
Agreed. Of course, it is just about what you would expect from a heavy, body-on-frame, SUV.
I've had put 73,000 miles on my 4Runner since new. In that time, I've had the following replaced:
- brake disks and pads
- AC condensor clutch solenoid
- rear hatch motor and strike plate
Other than that, I've just done standard maintenance. Mine has been very, very reliable.
#1736 of 2053 Re: 4Runner, wh? [i30rls]
Sep 30, 2008 (8:39 pm)
Wow. These aren't perfect, but in the long run you'll be happy with your vehicle. At 1100 miles the radio died. At 11,000 miles the VSC died. Both were promptly repaired and no problems since 2004. Mpg = 14 city, 18 highway.
Vehicle > 2003 4Runner V6 4WD
#1737 of 2053 Pacific Northwest - Dealer Really Not Budging
Oct 08, 2008 (11:16 pm)
Does anyone have experience with any of the dealers budging in the northwest for a sport v8? Except on a few certain models, dealer do not appear to be reducing prices below $3000 under MSRP + the $2500 rebate. So $5,500 off MSRP. Comparing to invoice is worthless, since dealers have difference invoice prices for the exact same vehicle; whereas, MSRP is constant and determined by Toyota. I see posting for phenomial deals, but I can not seem to locate them. Or are the good deals primarily for used 4Runners?
#1738 of 2053 Re: Pacific Northwest - Dealers
Oct 09, 2008 (8:18 pm)
I have been working with about 4 different dealers. One has finally agreed to sell at invoice, although I know they are still making holdback + options cost. ANother agreed split the holdback ($600 so $300 under invoice) and a third said that they would give to me with most of the holdback to get the vehicle moved. That is about $600 under invoice. He said Toyota is not giving any dealer cash yet and he only makes money on the options and holdback. THe interesing thing is that the dealers are NOT moving them off the lots and should be more willing to deal, but not yet. I am waiting in SEA area for another month and then try to see which 4Runners are left.
If you want to take a road trip, a dealer in Alabama offered me $1000 under invoice and a $4000 rebate for a 4WD SR5.
#1739 of 2053 4Runner 2WD 4.0L V6 in the Dallas Area
Oct 13, 2008 (6:51 pm)
I am interested in getting the 4Runner 2WD 4.0L V6 in the Dallas Area. Would appreciate if anybody could share their experience, if anybody bought in the Dallas area recently.
Oct 17, 2008 (12:14 am)
I only every compare relative to MSRP, since that is consistent across all dealers. Invoice varies by dealer and location. 4-Runners continue to set on the lots for months, but I really can not do much better than $3K under invoice on a sport in the northwest. Higher discount are available on certain Limiteds.
#1741 of 2053 Re: Not Budging [tangman]
Oct 27, 2008 (8:29 pm)
I'm new to the whole SUV world but looking to get a 4Runner.
According to Edmunds, a new 08 Sport Edition is 25,149 after destination charge. Assuming no trade, and 0% financing through Toyota, what should I consider a good deal or steal? There are a ton of these on the lots, and I'm quite interested. I'm thinking $25,000 flat would be good + TTL, but any guidance would be a great help, thank you!