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Sep 21, 2006 (8:43 am)
Hopefully this is the right place to post this message. I'm new to the Edmunds Forums, so excuse me if thia ain't the right place.
What do you think about this deal: $37,126 + CA sales tax + license ($350 over Dealer Invoice)
2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited
Factory Installed Accessories
- Extra Value Package #3 (VO) - leather heated seats, moonroof, etc
- Limited Package (LL)
- Navigation (NV)
Port Installed Accessories
- E1 (I think)
3rd Row Seat
Preferred Accessories Package (glass breakage sensor, mats, 1st aid kit, etc.)
Silver / Gray leather
#3328 of 4026 Re: HH Ltd w/ NAV Pricing? [highlandhybrid]
Sep 21, 2006 (9:08 am)
Seems like a great deal to me, considering it is a 2007 and you won't be taking a hit on the first years depreciation...
I'd say go for it!
#3329 of 4026 Re: HH Ltd w/ NAV Pricing? [highlandhybrid]
Sep 21, 2006 (4:28 pm)
Why not get 4WD? contact Dublin Toyota, internet sales team.
#3330 of 4026 After-Market Navigation
Sep 22, 2006 (6:53 am)
I have a silver 06 HiHy Limited, and I am considering putting in an in-dash navigation system, specifically, the Pioneer AVIC D2 or Z1. I have found a sparing few reviews of these on the web. Can anyone comment on some pros and cons of these specific systems, and verify that these fit well in the HiHy (a local installer says it will fit.)
Thanks in advance, David in Seattle
#3331 of 4026 Re: HH Ltd w/ NAV Pricing? [annguyen251]
Sep 22, 2006 (8:24 am)
This sounds suspiciously like a sales pitch, in violation of forum guidelines and etiquette. Not cool.
#3332 of 4026 Re: HH Ltd w/ NAV Pricing? [highlandhybrid]
Sep 22, 2006 (12:11 pm)
No depreciation, but 1/2 the tax credit unless you take delivery by the end of this month. Didn't think they were avail.
Why the 3rd row seat? Pretty useless. If you really need it, check the 2006 Limited w/NAV and get 0% and the full tax credit.
If you don't need the 3rd row, opt for the AWD instead if you can, but otherwise a good price for a 07. Too bad they bundle all that stuff in the PAP just to get the mats. Check the price of mats alone as a part (probably same as the past 3-4 years) vs the PAP price.
#3333 of 4026 Re: HH Ltd w/ NAV Pricing? [desertfox1]
Sep 25, 2006 (8:27 am)
Thanks Fox - The 3rd row seat provides the flexibility to (short) haul extra kids that I lost when the minivan went south. I'm torn on the AWD vs FWD. Here in CA there's no snow to worry about and FWD works fine in rainy conditions. I understand that AWD provides more traction when needed at a cost of > $1,000 and 1 mpg. Small price to pay for added safety? I don't know since I'm a safe driver and the ABS kicked in only 2X in 13 years on the minivan. But the kids will start driving soon, and that added safety may be useful. I don't think the AWD does you any good in the high Sierra w/o snow tires since they'll require chains for even 4WD vehicles (and this system really ain't 4WD) that don't have snow tires. Your thoughts.
Agreed on the PAP. I've been working hard to get this thing before the tax credit drops in half, but there is very little '06 or '07 stock available here at this time. So, if it has the unneeded PAP, I'll take it.
#3334 of 4026 Re: HH Ltd w/ NAV Pricing? [highlandhybrid]
Sep 25, 2006 (9:04 am)
In CA, chain requirement is not always automatic for a 4WD or an AWD. It depends on where you drive and the road condition. When CALTRAN requires chains on all cars including 4WD with snow tires, it is condition R3 and they normally just close the freeway at that stage.
R1 and R2 are the most common conditions. R1 is chains required but all cars with snow tires (on all four) are allowed to proceed without chains. R2 is chains required for all cars except for 4WD & AWD with snow tires on all four wheels. Once in a while, R3 happens before they can shut down the freeway, then everyone stops to put on chains, no exception.
We have seen AWD vehicle with Snow Tires being waved through in R1 conditions in Sierras and up north. We have seen same in R2 condition up in the Redding, Weaverville area. We have driven in R2 condition up in the Sierras but did not pay attention to which vehicle they waved through. We were too busy putting chains onto our non-AWD van. We have not encountered any chain control yet while driving our HH.
We plan on more trips into the mountains this year, so snow tires is in our budget. Nothing beats sound solid traction where the rubber meets the road or snow or ice.
From experience, CA definition of "Snow Tires" is any tire branded with M+S, Mud and Snow, M/S and MS. I actually will not trust these rating because they normally show up on "All Season" and we have had unpleasant experience taking these tires onto packed snow. We buy real snow tires with the "Snowflake on the Mountain" branding.
#3335 of 4026 Re: HH Ltd w/ NAV Pricing? [highlandhybrid]
Sep 25, 2006 (9:07 am)
"I don't think the AWD does you any good in the high Sierra w/o snow tires since they'll require chains for even 4WD vehicles (and this system really ain't 4WD) that don't have snow tires."
The times I have been up to Yosemite, they allowed me through with all-season tires and AWD. Summer-only or "performance" tires would not be acceptable.
#3336 of 4026 Re: HH Ltd w/ NAV Pricing? [highlandhybrid]
Sep 25, 2006 (11:45 am)
The problem isn't how safe you drive, but the other guy.
Quite often, in the Winter, on Highway 330 from San Bernardino to Big Bear Lake, CALTRANS will require either chains or 4/AWD cars only. That's in Southern California, and Big Bear Lake is over 6500 feet.
So, your question is, having kids, should you spend an extra thousand bucks to be safe(r)?