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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#294 of 1559 Post 276-Toyoguard
May 29, 2005 (3:46 am)
A follow up comment to the post about Toyoguard. The S.E. Toyota Distributor puts this on most of its vehicles. I was told that since this is added at the port, it can be avoided if you do internet ordering and select a vehicle before Toyoguard is added and the vehicle shipped. Using this information, I have ordered a 2003 and 2004 Avalon without it. This was in central Florida.
If you wait for delivery to a dealer, I would guess that more than 95% will have Toyoguard!
#295 of 1559 HELP: What is correct Invoice Price for 05 Avalon?
May 29, 2005 (9:11 am)
I have found the Invoice Price for the 05 Avalon XLS on Edmunds and Kelly Blue Book, but my local dealer claims that the "real" Invoice price is approximately $1,000 more. The dealer claims that the additional $1,000 is a Gulf States charge for distribution to the various dealers in the southwestern states.
Is this a real charge or not?
#296 of 1559 You should be able to find any Avy, Here.......
May 30, 2005 (8:37 am)
I have purchased the XLS here in Arkansas for $500 over invoice.
I have also traded my other vehicle for the same price I had advertised in the paper, which was the trade in value in a few reference books.
I have tried all around my town for a deal that approached $500 over invoice with no luck.
I called Landers Toyota out of Fayettville, Arkansas and talked to a salesperson (be glad to give the name if you email me) that was a pleasure to deal with. We agreed on the out the door price and on what they would pay for my vehicle. What I wanted they had to order so I was asked to pay a $300 refundable deposit over the phone which they actually never charged to my account. And I know because I monitor my bank and card accounts online.
Now I live 4 hrs from that dealership and I was concerned that they would look over my trade in and find dings and little things just so they wont pay what we agreed on over the phone, but to make a long story short, once I got there, my new car was ready, all paper work was filled prior to my arrival and only the signatures required.
And for all of you around Fayettville, Arkansas which is in the upper most north west part of the state you can go to their web site, build your Toyota Avy limited with any color including the Pearl that seems to be so much in demand, and yes, they either will have it in stock, or available within 2 days.
Sorry about the long post, my hope is to be able to contribute and help the ones that are having a problem finding their specific avy.
#299 of 1559 Re: You should be able to find any Avy, Here....... [dmorcos]
May 31, 2005 (12:30 pm)
Could you please give me the name of the salesperson.
#300 of 1559 blizzard pearl color
May 31, 2005 (1:05 pm)
I ordered a 2005 Avalon Limited from a Toyota dealer on 5-11-05 in the color blizzard pearl. The salesman just called me today to tell me that blizzard pearl is a discontinued color and that I would have to choose a different color. He said that they had a Limited in stock in blizzard pearl but that it had a lot more equipment than I ordered and that I would have to pay a lot more for the car than the original order.He said that since Toyota doesn't make the car in blizzard pearl that I have no choice but to take a different color or the more expensively equipped car on the lot. Does any one know if the dealer is telling me the truth about blizzard pearl being a discontinued color.Is there a number I can call for Wisconsin to verify the validity of the dealer's statement?
#301 of 1559 Re: You should be able to find any Avy, Here....... [leo7]
May 31, 2005 (3:34 pm)
Please do not ask for or provide the names of sales people as this is prohibited in our forums, and any posts containing such information will be deleted.
#302 of 1559 Re: blizzard pearl color [rick8]
Jun 02, 2005 (1:07 pm)
I just ordered my limited in blizzard pearl. It is on my dealer's alotment sheet to be manufactured on June 6th and delivered to CA around June 15-20th. While it is true that it is "loaded" with everything except the remote starter, I can assure you that the color is still available. I cannot believe this would be a regional decision by Toyota either as they are being manufactured in KY. I'd call bull #$%& on the dealer and ask for someone up the food chain from them. the sticker on my order is in the $37800 range and I due to solid contacts I will be paying $33500+ tax/license. Since the limited trim models cannot even sit on the lot in my area without being already pre-sold, I'm pretty happy. Good Luck.
#303 of 1559 Avalon Delivery ?
Jun 03, 2005 (4:37 am)
So , I decided for a Toyota Avalon XL , I live in Florida , I found a dealer Headquarters Toyota in Miami and we did a the buyer sale contract , with an estimated waiting time of 2-3 weeks , after 3 weeks I received just the VIN # for my car , I wait another week and call the dealer to find out where my car is ? he told me at the Toyota Southeast distributor in Jacksonville , as of today I waited for 5 weeks in total , I become anxious and do not know what to do to get the car ? Please Help ?
I mention that I have already put a down payment on that car 5 weeks ago , I need your advice ?
Thank you !