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Toyota Tundra, Car Leasing, Car Financing, Truck
#7 of 46 Mackabee
Dec 12, 2003 (8:56 am)
Are the double cabs moving pretty well in your area? Even without the 2.9% financing?
#8 of 46 Bought one last week
Dec 13, 2003 (11:51 am)
04 D-cab Salsa Red, like it a lot. Dealer said that they had sold around 10 in the last two weeks. Dealer had several on the lot, including Ltds and SR5s, 2WD and 4WD.
Dec 18, 2003 (12:12 am)
Hi folks. I currently am leasing an F150 supercab, and my lease is up in mid April. I started looking into a replacement, and from these message boards figured I would end up with a Titan. I drove both a Titan and F150 supercabs, then almost as an afterthought drove a Tundra doublecab. It blew me away. The fit and finish was great! It drove better than either the Ford or the Titan, and now I want to know what people are paying for them at this time. Is invoice realistic, or will it be necessary to wait a while?
#10 of 46 Received my DC this week
Dec 21, 2003 (12:20 pm)
Love it! I bought the Salsa Red Double Cab Limited loaded.
Jimbob - Invoice was realistic in my case. Cash deal, no trade. In fact, due to a dealer error, I got it for less than invoice.
Dec 22, 2003 (1:34 am)
Cojack - That's great to hear. Congratulations! I ordered one with a guarantee of no more than $300 over invoice, so any ammunition (information) I can gather about invoice prices will help my case in three to four months when my truck comes in. Would you mind sharing the details of what city and state you are in, and what dealership you bought from? Thanks in advance for the info.
I also loved the Salsa Red, but as my last two were red, it was my second choice, and I went with the white.
Dec 23, 2003 (6:30 am)
I live in Ormond Beach Florida and all Toyota dealerships get their vehicles through Southeast Toyota. I went into the local dealerships and found the Tundra I wanted in their new vehicle search. This shows all Toyotas (There were 125 Tundra Limited Double Cabs), how they are equipped, their MSRP and heir availability. I was able to get the interim VIN and asked for their best price for that specific Tundra. It turned into a bidding war between six dealerships and Lighthouse Toyota in St Augustine beat everyone else. They were exceptionally easy to work with and all paper work was completed via fax. Probably my best new vehicle buying experience ever! Hope this helps.
Dec 23, 2003 (4:55 pm)
That is a great story. It combines the best of being a smart consumer and the power of the internet. By the way, were you compelled to pay an advertising fee? I am looking at paying 2% for an advertising fee, which I understand is assessed on all Toyotas, but in varying amounts depending upon the zone. Is that true for your deal too?
And thanks again for the information. It is very helpful.
#14 of 46 D cab purchase
Dec 30, 2003 (11:03 am)
I just got mine. Had to get rid of the mini van because my dogs out grew it. It's a smooth ride for a truck and plenty of room for passengers. I'm on the west coast, San Francisco area. Didn't shop around much because it was hard to find dealerships with D cabs on hand. Remember edmunds includes the Toyota hold back $579 plus wholesale financial reserve $289 in their invoice listings. I paid $250 over "invoice." I bought a "base model" SR5. The accessory package was the smallest I could find which included the following; all weather guard pkg, keyless entry, privacy glass, towing pkg, floor mats, auto dimming mirror for a total accs invoice price of $841. So far dealer cost for truck is $25352 + 841 = 26193. Then you can add in dest charge $540 + TDA $507 + $6 Gas + Dealer holdback $579 + Whole fin resv $289 + my offer $250 = $28364. It's up to you to decide if you're happy or savy enough to pay over the true invoice or the inflated invoice with the Dealer holdback and WFR. Shop around there should be more available now.
#15 of 46 I'm torn between this and the Tacoma...
Jan 01, 2004 (7:35 am)
I went to the dealership yesterday just to look around, and they didn't have much in stock; I am in northern NJ. I just hate the idea of spending 40K for a truck with everything I want in it, I could save some cash by going with the Tacoma double cab, but I wonder if I am going to want more room down the road.
Anyone here have a Tacoma and moving up to the Tundra?
#16 of 46 Carry the Groceries
Jan 01, 2004 (8:22 pm)
I guess Toyota feels that you had also better own a flatbed trailer if you buy their trucks because there is only room in their pickup beds for the wife to carry a few bags of groceries. But the fit and finish of that cute little bed is impeccable, though...