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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#1306 of 1560 Re: Toyota Avalon,how much did you pay? [googlestars]
Oct 16, 2007 (6:02 pm)
Located in Seattle, Eastside. Purchased an Avalon Limited today with the following options:
NV - Voice activated Navigation System
PE - 8-Way Adjustable Passenger power seat
VS - Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control
Z1 - Preferred Accessory Package
V4 - Remote Engine Starter
This is my 4th Toyota: 1982 Corolla, 2003 Avalon, 2007 Highlander, + 2008 Avalon Limited.
Traded a 2005 Porsche Boxster 6-Speed Sport package with Bose sound system.
#1307 of 1560 Re: Why the extra cost for Blizzard Pearl? [tjc78]
Oct 16, 2007 (8:08 pm)
I appreciate the information. My wife and I favor the white, and in fact, have a white 2000 XLS now. I was looking at the Blizzard White, but wondered why the extra cost. Also, thought about the Magnetic Grey with the tan leather. For your info, talked to a local Toyota service manager today, and he said they are having very few problems with the new 2008 Avalons. Hopefully, more will post prices, so we can get a better idea on discounts, if any.
#1308 of 1560 Re: Why the extra cost for Blizzard Pearl? [geo123]
Oct 17, 2007 (3:28 am)
I know there were some problems with the Avalon, however, my early 06 has been flawless through 16K miles. I came out of an '03 XL and prefer the '06 in every way except the seats. The '03 seats were a little wider.
I think the Mag grey only comes with either light grey or Graphite interior. With the new wood colors the light grey looks great. I have the graphite because it was the only way to get dark wood in '06.
#1309 of 1560 Re: Toyota Avalon,how much did you pay? [googlestars]
Oct 18, 2007 (5:45 am)
Just got Avalon Ltd 08 (VC and floor mats only) in magnetic gray - love it.
MSRP - 35,924
Paid - 31,700 + tax 6.25%, doc and license (ood 34,000)
Have very pleasant buying experience in Libertyville Toyota, IL. That is my third Toyota which I bought there. I got all of them with the same dealer. Very nice and easy to deal with, person. If someone is looking to buy Toyota in northern sub's of Chicago , give Ross Ball a try.
My first Toyota was 96 Avalon XL (new), it has 120,000 on it now and it still runs as a champ, my daughter is driving that one now (happy).
My second was Camry LE in 98 (replace with Rx330 04)
#1310 of 1560 Re: Just Bought an Avalon [jtb364]
Oct 18, 2007 (6:21 pm)
Is this out of door price? Which dealer in NC? thanks!
#1311 of 1560 time at dealership
Oct 18, 2007 (7:07 pm)
Does anyone know how to check how long a car has stayed at the dealership by the vin number? thanks.
#1312 of 1560 Warranty work by local dealer when bought out of town??
Oct 22, 2007 (9:24 pm)
This site has made for some wonderfull reading. I just got through building an '08 LTD with a couple of options on Edmunds. MSRP w/destination = 36,025. Invoice = 31,705. TMV = 35,943. It is quite obvious that if others in the Tulsa area are actually having to pay within a few dollars of MSRP I will not be buying in the local area. It looks like skydiver 1978 just got a new one for just over invoice in the Chicago area. Right now on ebay a dealership in Hutchison, KS is offering an'08 that has an MSRP (assuming the $660 destination charge is added to the picture posted on the site) of 36,573 for a buy-it-now price of 33,569. Not as good a deal as skydiver's but a whale of a lot better than MSRP.
My main concern is if I fly to Chicago or drive to where ever will the local dealership provide the routine maintenance and warranty work on the car? How closely linked are the sales department and the service department or is that a dealership by dealership thing. I read one post from a person in the Atlanta area that said he paid more at a certain dealership because he/she liked their service dapartment more.
One last comment - The OTD price for a vehicle doesn't do anything for me. Especially if the local ttl is not broken out to see what the car cost BEFORE all the extra stuff. It is very simple for me (and I like to keep things simple) to devide what was paid for the car by what the MSRP was to get a percentage of the MSRP paid. Skydiver paid about 88% of the MSRP. The one on ebay is about 92% of MSRP. Others on this site have run 88% to in the 90's. Once again, this site has been great reading and I will continue checking out the latest and greatest deals.
#1313 of 1560 Re: Warranty work by local dealer when bought out of town?? [musgrove]
Oct 23, 2007 (3:40 am)
You can have your car serviced wherever you want. It doesn't matter that you bought it elsewhere. However, what I would do is get pricing back from other dealers and bring it into your local dealer. They will most likely match it or come close enough so that it makes more sense to buy the car locally. Better yet, offer a few hundred over invoice and see what they say. If you don't like the deal you can always walk.
#1314 of 1560 Re: Warranty work by local dealer when bought out of town?? [musgrove]
Oct 23, 2007 (6:57 am)
Post #1313 is always a good start. Bought my '99XL with a similar idea. Found the best local deal, asked the nearest dealer to beat it (8 local dealers in Atlanta). And yes, the warranty is from Toyota, not a dealer, any Toyota dealer can service and repair if needed.
It appears that 10% off Toyota MSRP is the minimum you should get on a Limited. More is possible. And don't count the minor "dealer added" stuff on any additional window sticker - extra wax, polish, stain treatment, even pinstipes - should all be ignored.
As always, the service department is more important than the sales dept at any local dealership. You see service all the time, sales only once... unless they want to sell you a newer model. Good luck!
#1315 of 1560 Re: Warranty work by local dealer when bought out of town?? [tjc78]
Oct 25, 2007 (7:57 pm)
I called Toyota of Muskogee. Limited at 91.7% of invoice. I'll get it service in Tulsa.