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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your 4Runner?
Share your experience here!
#1815 of 2055 Re: HELP - Brush Guards wanted for 2010 4Runner [alancosmo]
Jan 19, 2010 (4:42 pm)
You will not be able to get anyting until late February or March. Toyota Does not have anything available. I already checked with Aries and Westin these are their release dates Feb. or March; they are in fabrication, but still have not made production. You might want to drag your feet a little if you are worried about cracked or scratched bumper.
Leave your receiver/ball or bike rack in the hitch for the time being.
#1816 of 2055 Re: re. Does this sound fair? [toymath]
Jan 19, 2010 (7:27 pm)
I agree that online price is just the start of the process. I did get rather far today using that method. I have been quoted $33900 for a Trail edition from just an email and one phone call, thats about $500 over invoice. I plan to do more negotiating tomorrow and head into the dealers thereafter.
I am just happy thus far that dealers are willing to negotiate on such on new vehicle.
I will report back, thank you!
#1817 of 2055 Re: re. Does this sound fair? [toymath]
Jan 20, 2010 (8:12 am)
From experience (toymath), I have to disagree. Having purchased/leased my last five vehicles using the internet as a starting point has saved me a lot of $$$. In fact, people have been amazed at how much money I've saved, including a couple of buddies who are in the car business. What works best for you - may be entirely different... w/ your packed lunch and all. Like I mentioned to you in another post, for the exact same vehicle one dealer quoted me $150 bucks more for a lease than another. That saves me a lot of time and effort.
If I ever had to spend a lot of time at a dealership, I'd go nuts. For me - getting quotes via the internet allows me to weed out the dealerships that may try to jack people around - not the other way around. I've saved a lot of $$$ this way.
Plus, its great when all you have to do is walk in, sign your name on the paperwork, hand over a check and then walk out the door in less than 15 minutes. Two of those times the dealers didn't even drive my trade-ins (though they were less than 2 years old).
If I had a relationship w/ a sales manager - like brandonWI has - that might be a different story. Regardless, I hope he gets to the price point he wants to be at.
#1818 of 2055 Re: re. Does this sound fair? [fxoffroad]
Jan 21, 2010 (9:47 am)
That's the beauty of this forum. We can all benefit from each other's experience. Have you made any more progress?
#1819 of 2055 Re: re. Does this sound fair? [toymath]
Jan 21, 2010 (10:08 am)
toymath... yup, i agree with you totally. Nope, I'm going on vacation for two weeks in February and will see what happens when I come back. Now I think I have to get a Limited, rather than an SR5 because of the 4WD thing. I am going to start getting broker quotes and see if I can do any better than the front range dealers.
#1820 of 2055 Re: re. Does this sound fair? [toymath]
Jan 23, 2010 (10:42 am)
Yesterday I went to two dealerships. To get a 2010 Limited w/ Nav the lease payment came in at $732. That was the lowest price compared of the two dealerships.
Today using the same numbers as the dealer, I went online and used lease calculators and the monthly lease payment was $100 - so either I'm whacked or am missing some dealer padding (aside from the doc fees).
Both dealerships told me the same thing - limited production and strong sales on the Front Range mean they don't need to deal.
I had hoped to get the deal done yesterday (cuz once I make up my mind, I just want to get it over with)... but clearly my original intent to wait awhile seems to make the most sense. If I can get a deal the invoice price - I'll be in good shape.
If you make a deal, let me know. I'd be curious to know how well you do.
#1821 of 2055 Re: re. Does this sound fair? [fxoffroad]
Jan 23, 2010 (12:19 pm)
Leasing a Toyota is a bad idea. Very little lease support.
Financing a 4wd limited w nav and 3d row (bought at 40,240) for 5 years, 0 down, 5% interest, will cost you 759.37 plus tax per month.
#1823 of 2055 Re: re. Does this sound fair? [fxoffroad]
Jan 23, 2010 (1:11 pm)
That was to finance for 5 years w 0 down, not leas .
For a lease at that price you could get a loaded BMW X5 or Mercedes GL.
#1824 of 2055 Re: re. Does this sound fair? [fxoffroad]
Jan 23, 2010 (9:33 pm)
Went to two dealerships in Denver today. There's no chance for a deal on a 4 runner when they can't even get any on the lot, and the money factor is .00255. What a joke. I think the smart thing for me to do is buy out my '07 for 18K and wait until next year when things calm down. If you're getting lease quotes for over $670 for a loaded Limited with NAV, no down, 36 mo. 12K per year, you're paying more than the $42020 MSRP.