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#2533 of 4026 2007 new model, 2006 price drop?
Feb 20, 2006 (12:02 am)
I'm new to the forum... so hopefully I post at the right place. I'm trying to find other's experience with purchasing a Hybrid Limited. Since 2007 will be a new model, and we all know there's a dealer holdback offer so we should be able to bargin to get the absolute bottom price.
Being in So-California, Hybrid is still quite hot on the market. I think anything below 5% markup would be hard to get. So I am shooting for a 5%...
4WD 3.3 L, 268 HP Highlander Hybrid Limited
Dealership Invoice Price $34,021.00 from invoice
Edmunds Invoice Price $35,198.00 3.46% markup
KBB Invoice Price $35,803.00 5.24% markup
Toyota Published MSRP $39,290.00 15.49% markup
My target price $35,722.05 5.00% markup
Floor Mats Invoice Price $126.00
Navigation Invoice Price $1,700.00
Dealer Holdback -$785.00
Final Total Price $36,763.05
Sale Tax $3,032.95 (8.25 %)
Destination Charge $605.00
Doc Fee $45.00
Tire Tax $8.75
DMV Fee $306.00
Out-the-door Est. $40,760.75
Am I dreaming or not? I was able to find some other thread claiming that he/she got one from Carson Toyota for 34.6k?!?!?!
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!
#2535 of 4026 CA SF Bay HH Road Trial
Feb 20, 2006 (8:06 am)
For CA SF Bay area HH owners, if you need an opportunity to experience this car's handling characteristics, try driving up to Henry Coe State Park. The park is 15 miles south of San Jose in the mountains 12 miles east of HWY 101 in Morgan Hill. The drive is a narrow 1-lane climb with vertical drop on 1 side. Drive slow, safe and careful up this road as you experience the ease with which this 2-ton car confidently handles the many switch-backs and steep grade.
The park is beautiful this time of the year and with this season's rain and recent snow, spring bloom will be spectacular. As another mid-west poster (Gaz) suggested for mid-west owners, we can hold an informal, come-as-u-can SF Bay Area HH "rally" up in Coe park .
We were just up there this past weekend and got caught in a storm. The instant torque, the CVT and the handling response really made it easy through the rain, sleet, hail and then snow flurry as we gained elevation. We have the Goodyear SA Fortera tires, they probably helped too.
#2539 of 4026 discount auto insurance for hybrids
Feb 23, 2006 (3:45 pm)
My husband came home tonight and said he heard on the radio that Travelers Insurance was offering discounts on auto insurance for hybrid owners. As the first website I checked said, this is one for the small print. The brief bit of research I did said it was 10% for folks in their "preferred group" which is male or female drivers ages 41 to 60. Savings should add up to about $100/year.
I asked spousal unit if this looked good and he said not for us because we get both our home and auto insurance from same company which adds up to a savings of about $1,000/year. But for some people, maybe this deal is worth it. I "googled" Travelers Insurance for hybrids and lots popped up. Just wanted to pass this along.
#2542 of 4026 Re: discount auto insurance for hybrids [mmreid]
Feb 24, 2006 (11:14 am)
I called my agent, and yes I will save about $52.00 for the year. Yes I have my home and car with Travelers and I also get the safe driver discount. Anything will help today.