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Toyota Tundra, Truck
#667 of 838 Why won't they take my order for 5 units?
Sep 27, 2008 (4:22 pm)
Toyota continues to amaze me. Unlike every other manufacturer, they insert a "distributor" between the dealer and the factory. This adds cost and hassle to the transaction. All the local dealer can sell is what the "distributor" orders from Toyota. In the Northeast the distributor pushes 4X4 trucks.
Case in point: I'd like to buy 5 two wheel drive standard cab Tundras with the 5.7 engine and 8' box for my company. No can do. The distributor for New England doesn't order them like this, preferring to push 4X4.. Sorry guys. I'd like my spec, not yours. I figure that a Tundra if specced like that would have all the capability and durability of a 3/4 ton pickup (the payload is over 2000 pounds). As a fleet buyer we don't want 4X4. This is nuts.
Oct 04, 2008 (8:35 pm)
In july 2008
Purchased 08 Tundra SR5 MSRP was $31,602. Riverside, CA Toyota took $11,000 off of the MSRP and gave me 4.55% financing for 60 months. There were a few dealers in S. CA that were advertising this $11,000 reduction. Riverside was not one of them, but they did match the price. Quality Toyota 10 miles down the road in Corona laughed at me a stated " Its all a game. They won't sell it for that price". Obviously, they were wrong.
#670 of 838 Re: Price Paid [rambler16]
Oct 06, 2008 (7:14 am)
5.7? Crew Cab or Double cab? Any other options like TRD or 4x4?
#671 of 838 Re: Price Paid [rambler16]
Oct 08, 2008 (5:59 pm)
I've heard the same story... "They won't do that"...I had the internet guys from a Dealer in Bakersfield, Ca called me dishonest.... Then I emailed them the quote from the other dealer - Sierra in Lancaster, Ca. All of the sudden a different sales guy from the Bakersfield dealer started email me....
Right now I'm finding $500 below invoice plus the rebate on anything at any of the dealerships. I've got one at 1,000 below invoice - Las Vegas. I'll see if the local guys will match it. Vegas's region has less rebate so the net is about the same either way right now. But if I can work another 500 out of them before I buy, I will!
At this point I'm tempted to just sit out and wait until the incentives go up. ( I get a good deal on a rental.... )
As I remember November was about peak last year...should be this year. Sales down and the '09's out.
Oct 13, 2008 (7:20 am)
Looking for a 4x4, double cab, 4.7, other options flexible - any suggestions or experiences with James Toyota? Should I look for $500 under invoice plus cash back?
#673 of 838 Re: Prices in NJ [kitkat14]
Oct 13, 2008 (7:27 am)
I purchased from James a few months back. A very good transaction; great price, service, and best of all no games. I solicited prices from many of the 50+ dealers in the within 75 miles and James was best. You can see my earlier posts about the price I paid. Good luck!
#674 of 838 Re: Prices in NJ [kitkat14]
Oct 15, 2008 (2:15 pm)
In California that would be an EASY deal to make...
You might get 1000 off invoice and the rebate. I'd tell'm you'll buy right now for 1000 under and the cash back. If they say "no", leave your phone number and tell'm you're going to another dealer...and another... and see who wants to sell a truck.
I bet you don't make it off the lot.
#675 of 838 Re: Price Paid [indiomonk]
Oct 16, 2008 (7:23 pm)
It was an SR5 Double Cab with the 5.7 and tow package. No 4X4 or TRD package
#676 of 838 Re: Price Paid [rambler16]
Oct 17, 2008 (7:40 am)
U got one Hell of a deal.
Thanks for the info