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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your 4Runner?
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#761 of 2055 Re: 2005 4runner Limited V6
Nov 07, 2004 (11:45 am)
Bought it yesterday (11/6/04)
Had the following options:
running daylight, side airbags, X-Rear suspension, Sun roof, carpet/,mats, JBL disc-changer/10 speaker. Pacific metal blue.
Got it through a Costco deal:
Sticker, all included: 39,990
Invoice, all included: 36,030
Purchase price (Costco = Invoice + $1,000) = 37,030
Seamless deal, excellent payment for trade-in
Added the 6/75K warranty for $990
Financing (through the dealer): 30,000 at 3.74%/60m (better than my own credit union's 4.25%).
We already have a 2001 Toyota Sequya (bought from new), which we absolute love, and have no dobut the 4Runner is going to be great.
We actually have used the Sequya off road (up to medium difficulty or 5/10 --> awsome) and intend to do the same with the 4Runner.
#762 of 2055 Re: Edmunds TMV is high for the 2005 4Runner Limited [jwarthman]
Nov 08, 2004 (2:33 pm)
>So, did you get the SR5, Sport, or Limited?
Its an SR5.
#763 of 2055 Re: 2005 4runner Limited V6 [slcfbp]
Nov 09, 2004 (11:31 am)
I noticed that you paid $1000 over invoice through the COSTCO program. What state do you live in? I live in California (San Diego) and I went through COSTCO initially, too. They a COSTCO dealer quoted me $300 over invoice and I ended up paying $100 over invoice on my 2005 4Runner, once dealers started negotiating with me. I'm just curious.
#764 of 2055 Price of 4Runner SR5 4x4
Nov 12, 2004 (6:54 pm)
I am looking to purchase a 4Runner SR5 and wondering if this is a good deal.
Dealer Holdback 595
Whsl Financial Reserv. 297
Total Inv. $28166
They are offering to sell it at $28665. Why are they including their holdback in the invoice price and what the heck is Whsl. Financial Reserve?
Please help with some good advice.
#765 of 2055 Re: 2005 4runner Limited V6 [yobow1]
Nov 14, 2004 (6:53 pm)
Hi, I also live in San Diego and looking for the same. What dealer did you end up with? Thanks.
#766 of 2055 Holdback, financial reserve
Nov 14, 2004 (9:53 pm)
snarkus, they're just throwing some stuff on their version of the "invoice" price and hoping you'll fall for it. To determine what they actually pay for the vehicle after all is said and done, holdback and wholesale financial reserve should be *subtracted* from the invoice price and not added to it. Silly games that a surprising numbers of dealers play, now that customers are commonly working from invoice prices.
You can search elsewhere at edmunds.com and find out more about these fees.
One can over-analyze these figures, though. Dealers have legitimate costs of doing business that aren't itemized on invoices, so I think it's best to haggle with several dealers and/or use a buying service that cuts through all this. I had some good luck with carbargains.com.
Nov 15, 2004 (7:09 am)
I am planning to purchase this vehicle shortly. If someone could tell me, based on his/her experience, what is the lowest a typical dealer would take for this vehicle, I would appreciate it. I am in NC. I am posting this in the smart shopper as well as the 4runner forum.
Model: Toyota 4 Runner SR5 4wd V6 (5 Spd Automatic)
Model Year: 2005
Interior: Stone Fabric
115v Ac Power Point-NAAT
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof w/Sunshade-SRAT
Curtain & Side Airbags: Driver & Front-GYAT
Carpet/Trunk Mat (req. DD Cargo Sys)-PV60
Daytime Running Lights-RLAT
Double Decker Cargo System W/-CMAT
Black Roof Rack & Cross Bars-DRAT
Leather Steering Wheel and shift knob:-NEAT
17" Alloy Wheels w/265/65R17 Tires-AWAT
#768 of 2055 Re: 2005 4runner Limited V6 [jiminsd1]
Nov 15, 2004 (12:36 pm)
I bought my 2005 4Runner from Rick Taylor in the internet sales dept. at Escondido Toyota. They have expanded their new car operation and it's one of the biggest and nicest in the San Diego area. I was very surprised at how "state of the art" the dealership is now. If you need more info, I'd be happy to share it with you.
Nov 15, 2004 (12:46 pm)
corancher is right on. It appears they've futzed with the numbers so they can say they're doing $500 over 'invoice'. They know customers are looking for a certain amount over invoice, so they are moving the goalposts to be able to say what customers want to hear.
Just use base Edmunds invoice+dest and ask the dealers to give you whatever markup they need over this to make the deal, including all their costs. You're looking for the best deal, not some magic number over 'invoice'. This may be a good deal, depends on your local market. And be cautious when you hear reports on the net of someone getting a great deal - the dealer may have pulled the same trick to make the customer think they're getting a great deal. In the end, the best price is what you can negotiate in a given market on the day you're ready to buy.
#770 of 2055 Where am I going wrong?
Nov 15, 2004 (2:31 pm)
Central NJ, best price thus far is Costco, $500 over invoice for '04 Limited V8. With the '05 V8 coming soon, they shoudl want to move these.