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#784 of 838 2010 Tundra/Jim Barkley Toyota
Apr 02, 2010 (1:16 pm)
Purchased a new 2010 Tundra SR5 (8241) 2WD . Base price ($27,240) Extras included 18" Alloy Wheels ($1,020), Cold Weather Pkg ($160), Deck rail system ($135), AM/FM/CD/MP3 (($510), Fog lamps ($110), Power heated mirrors ($30), Cloth bucket seats ($605), Daytime running lamps ($40), SR5 Pkg ($915), Power sliding rear windoe ($425), Delivery, processing, handling fee ($795) TOTAL MSRP= $31,985. SELLING PRICE= $26,508 3.79%. My wife and I had excellent credit scores to get the rebate and what I thought to be an excellent rate. Best I could have done locally was 6.1%. Barkley posts their no-haggle price online.
We got there on a Sat morning and closed the deal without a hitch. There were no surprises. The tank was full, and we were on our merry way. They are located in Asheville, NC. It was worth the 500+ mile drive from the Memphis area, IMO.
#785 of 838 Re: 4.6 or 5.7 [scottlaroque]
Apr 03, 2010 (2:47 pm)
Well it's actually a 2 part answer. If I get a Tundra I will be getting a vehicle that has less miles per gallon then what I get today, whether 4.6 or 5.7. Even though the 4.6 vs the 5.7 is only 2 miles per gallon more, since I drive it daily (approx 50 miles) it will indeed have a long term dollar impact. Also the 4.6 is approx $1500 less than the 5.7, yet another cost factor. I know it seems minor but I don't need the extra power and over long term will save a few dollars. I don't even really need to buy a truck, it's just one of those like to have, especially the crew cab for kids and dog.
#786 of 838 Re: 4.6 or 5.7 [robbt]
Apr 03, 2010 (8:18 pm)
well in that case save a little more $ and mpg and get the 4.0L V6.
lol, jk. i take your point for sure man. have fun with those new tundras guys! sounds like your all getting very good deals!
Apr 05, 2010 (10:24 am)
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#788 of 838 Re: 4.6 or 5.7 [scottlaroque]
Apr 06, 2010 (6:49 pm)
Only problem is the V6 gets worse gas mileage than the 4.6. On the double cab, the V6 would save a wopping 145 bucks bought new. If a person does drive 50 miles a day as he described, then in a little over a year with gas at $2.75 a gallon, the 4.6 will start saving money over the V6. The V6 makes no sense at all, but the 4.6 sure does.
#789 of 838 Re: 4.6 or 5.7 [bamacar]
Apr 06, 2010 (8:57 pm)
if you would have read my post, you'd realize your post was completely unnecessary.
#790 of 838 Re: 4.6 or 5.7 [scottlaroque]
Apr 07, 2010 (3:05 am)
I did read it ,but the post seemed totally unnessary except the claim about the V6 so I felt the need to comment. Any reason Toyota still puts the V6 in any of the Tundras? Until they find a way to get better fuel economy with one than the 4.6, they should just drop it. The issue was almost as bad with the 5.7 getting as good or better mpg than the 4.6 a couple of years ago. At least in that case, the initial savings was much more than 145 bucks.
#791 of 838 Re: 4.6 or 5.7 [bamacar]
Apr 07, 2010 (7:37 am)
my post seemed unnecessary? i was responding to someone who had responded to me. my post, however didn't require a response, which you provided, making your post unnecessary, not mine.
But that aside, i thought the 5.7L was a new engine. was it available on 1st gen tundras? also, i thought the 4.6 was new as well. i know someone with a 1st gen, and he's got a 4.7L engine in his.
my initial point was that there really wasn't much difference between the 5.7 and 4.6 in terms of gas mileage and is worth the extra 1k+ for the extra power, payload, and towing capacity.
#792 of 838 Re: 4.6 or 5.7 [scottlaroque]
Apr 07, 2010 (7:38 am)
I think to each his own preferences. But when I asked my salesman at Midwest Superstore he gave me some pretty good information. If you don't really need the extra horsepower you can save yourself a ton of money off of the price of a new truck. Most people buy a truck and never really use it for what it was made for. Which is true. Most ruck companies already know what most consumers want and exploit that information to inflate truck prices. But if you are willing to bend just a little and take a little smaller engine and maybe a double cab instead of a crew cab, you can save huge on the price of a new truck. Several thousands of dollars. After Doug explained it to me and I was willing to admit it to myself that I didn't need the extras I bought the perfect truck and am enjoying it everyday. How many salesman would talk you out of a bigger more expensive truck. Thats taking care of your customers and thats why i will buy from them again. Thank you Doug and Midwest.
Apr 08, 2010 (5:32 pm)
I have been looking at a new Tundra. Wow! What a big disconnect in the shopping experience. I "built" my own Tundra on their web site and walked into a dealer to order it. Nothing too unique but I didn't want to pay anything extra for anyone's erotic dream. Just a basic cab, 4x4, 4.6, Tundra grade with the 8 foot bed and the tow package in Silver or Grey.
Turns out that you can't really "order" a Tundra. Rather the regional Toyota distributor orders them and your dealer tries to find one that is a close fit. Sorry guys. I'd like to order what I want, not what something thinks I want.
The resulting experience left me with a couple of questions:
Why do they even have a web site configurator if you can't order your own spec?
Why are there some options in the catalog like the payload package that are not on the "build your own configurator"?
Why can't you get the added payload package with the tow package? Wouldn't that be a natural? What is the payload package? It wasn't described.
Why do you have to buy a package with bigger wheels etc.if all you want are bucket seats?
I wonder what the extra layer of distribution, i.e, the 'regional distributor", adds to the price? Maybe 6%?
This is nuts. By adding the extra overhead inherent in a "regional distributor" set up and not letting the customer oder his own options Toyota is hurting themselves.