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#1294 of 1446 2006 XE 4dr King Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
Nov 10, 2006 (10:40 am)
Need help to make a decision (I am not sure if this is the right place, but this forum seems to be pretty activ). Looking to purchase a XE 4dr King Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 5A). MSRP is $20,050 (with preffered and power package included as well as destination). I am elegible for some kind of VPP price of $17,248 plus 6% tax in KY ($1,034) plus $37 for registration and license plate adds up to be $18,318.41 OTD (they do not charge any fees with the VPP program). Now, they had the same vehicle advertised for $16,888 which makes me think that there is unadvertised dealer cash/hold back that they are not passing along (discounts are applied to the VPP price).
SHOULD I GO FOR $18,318.41 FOR 2006 XE 4dr King Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 5A) with preffered and power package. IS THIS A GOOD PRICE AND CAN I DO BETTER (they still have quite a few 06 out there)? Note: with the VPP program, I should do better than most, but according to what I have read out there, most did better than this with out VPP status.
Now, if I go for similar configuration of Toyota Tacoma, where am I going to be price wise?
Any help would be greatly appreciated here...
#1295 of 1446 Re: 2006 XE 4dr King Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 5A) [igorkr]
Nov 10, 2006 (11:14 am)
$3000 to $3600 off MSRP for an 06 Frontier would be the range that would be a good deal for Frontier.
$16,888 is reasonable, if they advertised it at $16,888, offer them $16,500 and work up to about $16,700.
$1500 to $2500 off a 2006 Tacoma is the the range of discounts I would be seeking for the Tacoma.
Fitzmall and Carmax are usally good price references to start off with, they just do not have many 06's available now.
If I were buying right now I would either make sure I obtained a screaming good deal on an 06 or wait until January and by then there should be rebates on the 07's.
#1296 of 1446 Re: Whoa...easy boy. My 2005 Toyota Tacoma DC TRD [trdprerunnerdc]
Nov 18, 2006 (5:29 am)
This is not the answer,you dont know how and when to properly use the cruise control with an automatic tranny on hilly or mountainous roads. Dummy
#1297 of 1446 Re: CR Reliability [moparbad]
Nov 18, 2006 (10:49 am)
What were the main reasons cited against the Tacoma's reliability? Most Tacoma owners will tell you the reliability is great (but then again, they would be bias ).
#1298 of 1446 Re: CR Reliability [marcusx]
Nov 18, 2006 (11:30 am)
What were the main reasons cited against the Tacoma's reliability?
Your question is not clear to me as "Consumer Reports rated both the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier as above average in the latest CR report" is not an "against" statement.
Above average is very good, and both the Frontier and Tacoma were rated above average for reliability.
Nov 18, 2006 (6:26 pm)
My 2006 CR rates the Frontier and Tacoma both average for new car and 05 used car prdictabity
but when you look all of the way down the col-
ums on both vehicles almost all better or much better than average. Not sure what happened for them to be rated average.
The Frontier did have one average and one much worse than average out of 15 catagories. The
Tacoma had two averages out of the 15 catagor-
I would say that the Tacoma would be a little better than the Frontier, but not by very much.
I own a Frontier.
#1300 of 1446 Re: CR rating [2005lekc]
Dec 19, 2006 (9:59 am)
If you were to compare the resale value lets say after 5 years of ownership of a Taco vs Frontier(equal level of equipment) the Taco will have a higher resale value. But more than likely you will have payed more for the Taco than the Frontier when you bought it. So it all comes down to $ and taste.
Living in a neighborhood of all GMC & Ford trucks(full size)the guys called my truck a 'grocery getter'. But their voices because very silent when the price of gas was at $3 bucks a gallon. I told them when they needed to go for groceries I could take them if they could not afford to put gas in their truck that week........
It's only a matter of time before we see another spike in gas prices. This time think about $4 gallon
#1301 of 1446 parts discount
Dec 19, 2006 (8:13 pm)
I had to replace the driver's side sunvisor on my wife's Toyota Solara this week. I took a ticket from my Nissan dealership showing they were giving me a 20% discount.
I told the parts guy to try to match it as parts pricing would be one of the factors as to whether I got a Nissan or Toyota for my wife
in the next few years when we replace her car.
He gave me a 32% discount on the visor which by
the way is a very pricey item.
Something else to consider when making a decision between the two.
#1302 of 1446 2007 Frontier LE king cab 4X2
Jan 27, 2007 (12:33 pm)
I'm considering a 07 Frontier 4X2 king cab LE with hard tonneau, side & curtain airbag pkg.,and active brake limited slip. Has anyone had any experience with the tonneau? Would an aftermarket to be better? Or maybe a roll-up? Also, most of the messaages I see are for the SE or Xe. I feel the LE gives me everything without having to buy any extra pkgs.
Jan 27, 2007 (3:35 pm)
I have am '05 LE KC with a Fold-A-Cover tonneau
on it. I have been very happy with it so far.
The LE 4X2's get pretty nice fuel mileage more
so than the Nismo's and other 4X4's.
You can see the Fold-A-Cover tonneau at their website www.foldacover.com or you can see my
truck at: www.picturetrail.com/okiescot