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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
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#1932 of 2055 Purchase 2010 4Runner Trail Edition
Jul 20, 2010 (6:15 pm)
Purchased a couple weeks ago. Got dealer within $150 of the TMV price. The Trail has just arrived a day or so before I went to sign the papers and pick it up. I told the salesman I wasn't happy with the tires, Dunlop Grandtrek AT 20, a highway tire rated on Tirerack.com as 57 of 61 tires in that category. (I suspect Toyota used this tire as it has low rolling resistance to increase the fuel economy.) I had not researched it until I got home. Called the sales manager I'd met earlier that day. He became convinced that I was a customer who needed to be satisfied. (We had purchased 7 Toyotas over 30 years including 2 previous 4Runners and its predecessor, the 81Trekker.) He told me to send him my preferences and my first choice being the Firestone Destination A/T which was no. 1 on Tirerack.com list of all-terrain tires. (I'd put them on my Nissan Frontier a couple months ago and have gotten good results, on and off-road.) He agreed and I had them installed by the dealer a few days later at no additional cost to me. As for fuel economy, I'm getting an average from 18 to 20 mpg with some city and some highway driving and only 300 miles on it.
I went to Capital One's web site and was quoted 3.88 percent for 60 months. I asked Toyota Financial to meet it and they did. We had a previous loan with them for the Camry we traded in and our credit it excellent. In addition, we had a substantial down payment.
The reason we selected the Trail Edition is that we wanted Navigation with a cloth interior due to my dog, an 85 lb. GSD. I'm not disappointed to have the "off-road" version as I've been enjoying off-road adventures for many years.
In addition to Toyota's stupid decision regarding tires, my other issue was no running boards which has been discussed elsewhere. (Had to use a stool for my wife to get into it.) Am having them added this week. Cost for the running boards is $300 and I'm guessing installation will be about $150. That's well under whatever Toyota would likely charge for them. The salesman did help me locate a source for the aftermarket boards, but I ultimately selected another vendor.
In summary, I was pleased with the entire transaction, our third with this dealer. The dealer is, I'm guessing, a medium sized one, in northern VA.
#1933 of 2055 Re: APR deals? [piernsurf]
Jul 21, 2010 (11:14 am)
I got mine a couple of months ago, $15K down on an SR5, 2.9% through Bank of America for 60 months.
#1934 of 2055 Re: APR deals? [duke15]
Jul 21, 2010 (5:24 pm)
Duke, were there any loan fees? I notice on bofa's site, that they mention and show an example of a $200 loan fee.
Also, rates differ from state to state, where are you? In CA they showed 3.35 APR but said to call a rep to find out about fees.
Is there any prepayment penalty?
#1936 of 2055 Re: 2010 4Runner SR5 4WD (4.0L 6cyl) Cincinnati, OH [careyk]
Jul 27, 2010 (12:09 pm)
same setup/options - minus mudguards and cargocover. 32,900.
#1937 of 2055 2010 4Runner Trail Edition - MD
Jul 29, 2010 (3:23 pm)
Purchased July 2010 from dealer in MD.
Trail Edition + KDSS, NAV/Audio, Floor Mats & Cargo Mat, Alloy Wheel Locks.
Purchase Price $37,000
Also included at no charge - spider cargo net, lower door paint film.
I live in an nearby state and will obtain title/registration/plates myself, so no dealer document fee.
#1939 of 2055 2010 4X4 Limited w/ Nav & Blizzrd Pearl
Jul 31, 2010 (6:30 pm)
Paint upcharge for blizzard pearl
Covenience Pkg, (mats, exhaust tip, crossbars)
Paid $38,300 & 300 Doc Fee. $38,600 & tax/tag/title.
Dealer said it was $1000 below invoice.
#1940 of 2055 Re: Purchase 2010 4Runner Trail Edition [81trekker]
Aug 24, 2010 (2:47 pm)
How bad were the original tires? What did they replace them with?
#1941 of 2055 Re: 2010 4X4 Limited w/ Nav & Blizzrd Pearl [coffeemlk]
Aug 24, 2010 (6:34 pm)
Sounds like good price.
That $300 doc fee is nuts. $50 is considered fair. Good overall deal nonetheless.