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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your 4Runner?
Share your experience here!
#458 of 2055 2004 4Runner
Jan 21, 2004 (9:58 pm)
I bought a used 2004 4Runner with 3900 km (2500 miles) and 6 weeks old for about a $5000 discount from new, including transportation charges. My employer pays me 44 cent per km when using the vehicle for business.
When I was looking at 03's (in December 2003), the dealers offered no discounts on the painted cladding models, only Toyota Canada's $1000 rebate on the V8 models as well as a discounted finance rate. Grey cladding fetched a $2000 rebate.
Hope this helps
#459 of 2055 4K less than MSRP
Jan 27, 2004 (4:08 pm)
A dealer in VA is offering any 4 runner in the lot for 4K less than MSRP. Is this a good deal?
#460 of 2055 Re-4K less than MSRP
Jan 27, 2004 (6:44 pm)
Go with dealer invoice price which could be found on this website, that would be a good starting point.
#461 of 2055 Re-4K less than MSRP
Jan 27, 2004 (6:58 pm)
The asking price is about $600-$700 under invoice price.
Asking price 29868 + Tax + Tags + $200 processing fee
Can I get a better deal?
#462 of 2055 limited w/3rd row
Jan 28, 2004 (3:40 am)
It has been 3 weeks that I have been trying to buy this car and out of 6 dealers, I can't get one of them to even order one for me. I don't know if these guys are so busy or lazy but it is completely annoying. And honestly, they haven't even spoken prices! Can anyone tell me if they do have a Limited with a third row???? Loudog had been nice enough to share his midwestern dealers, please let me know if you have one or have seen one. I am getting the hugest run around and never the same answer. So unimpressed with Toyota's sales people. I find them uninformed and arrogant and completely apathetic. And anywhere I go to on the internet simply connects me to the same local dealers. I find this whole thing ridiculous as they clearly show the Limited with a third row in the 2004 pamphlet interior overviewshot. I can understand if the dealers just misread the demand of the market and didn't order them but why can't any of these people just order one! It's really pathetic.
#463 of 2055 limited w/3rd row
Jan 28, 2004 (6:38 am)
If you want to spend more money you can get the Lexus version of the 4R, the GX 470. I have the opposite problem; can't get one with just two rows, dealers only want to sell three rows.
#464 of 2055 Custom Order Finally Arrives
Jan 28, 2004 (8:32 am)
Well, one day after 18 weeks ago when I placed a custom order, my new SR5 4Runner 4x4 came into the dealer. It's Black with a Taupe interior.
The options I have are:
Alarm System (PN)
Garage Door Opener (NJ)
Luggage Rack (DR)
Power Outlet (NA)
3rd Row Seat (TH)
Leather Steering Wheel (NE)
17" Wheels (AW)
Accessory Package (Z1) - I actually didn't order this but it came this way from the factory so the dealer just threw it in
All-weather floor mats (not sure on the code or price)
Total MSRP was $32316. Paid $30350. Invoice $28654.
I'm not super happy about the price but the dealer had such great service and was the only one in the area willing to work with me on a custom order without charging me MSRP that I don't mind paying a little extra.
Took advantage of the 2.9% financing for the Chicago region (I'm up in Wisconsin).
Took the platinum warrenty for $970. Not sure about this but I plan on keeping the vehicle for a long time so hopefully it pays off. Although my last Toyota I had for 8 years would have never needed it.
The dealer metioned that while they had it in their showroom for a couple of days before I could pick it up that a lot of people were interested in it. Due mainly to the fact that it was an SR5 (and not a Limited) that had quite a few options that were not really available from Toyota anywhere (even though their brochure said that it was possible). Especially with no sunroof.
#465 of 2055 Custom Order Finally Arrives Follow-up
Jan 28, 2004 (10:19 am)
Forget to mention that they came with Michelin Cross Terrains which I was real happy about.
#466 of 2055 klo1 and custom ordering.
Jan 28, 2004 (1:49 pm)
Klo1, I feel your pain. I custom ordered my 4x4 sport about 3 months ago, and I am going to be picking it up Feb. 3. Toyota dealerships are the most shady dealerships i've seen so far. I looked at Nissans and Fords and there dealerships are much nicer and more helpful. They don't like to custom order b/c they are more interested in selling what they have on the lot, and it takes 3-4 months and several hours of work to do it.
I got invoice and I went in armed with information. I had print outs from KBB, and edmunds saying what the invoice was. It still took a while, but I finally got invoice on the last day of the month.
Jan 28, 2004 (5:37 pm)
Congratulations on your purchase. I have black Highlander w/beige interior and when its clean it is sharp looking. I am also in Wisconsin. I am looking for a 2004 SR5 also with a taupe interior, but would like stratosphere mica. I see a lot of stone interiors but not many taupe interiors. Can you tell me your contact at the dealership and the dealership name? I am in the Milwaukee area. Thanks.