Last post on Oct 23, 2007 at 12:22 PM
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Toyota Sienna, Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Town and Country, Van
#136 of 140 Re: Purchase price new vs. Trade In Value later? [hansienna]
Sep 09, 2007 (9:15 pm)
I think for 2008 model, the price is lowered about $1,500 (you have to get a higher package upto 2007 model year that is included now standard in 2008).
#137 of 140 Re: Purchase price new vs. Trade In Value later? [hansienna]
Sep 10, 2007 (12:12 pm)
Some say timing is everything.
There is actually a $2000 rebate on 2007s in some regions right now, though I don't see any left over in the local dealer's inventory. They only have 2008s.
They did lower the price a tad for 2008, and the new package, now called Extra Value Packages, cost a little less.
Don't be fooled, though, they did cut some content.
Basically, they added:
* VSC is now standard on the CE and base LE models
* Bluetooth is now included with the JBL stereo
But they cut more than they added:
* JBL is no longer standard on XLE, it's a costly option
* tow prep package is deleted, now a $220 option
* fog lights are gone from some models
* DRLs are gone from some models
My LE, the way it is, would have gained nothing at all. I already had VSC, and I didn't get the JBL so the 2008 model equivalent would add exactly nothing to my van.
I would have lost the tow prep package and the DRLs, however.
So for me the 2007 model is a better deal, especially when you factor the rebates, the prices are slightly lower for MORE content (DRL, tow prep pkg).
Sadly, nothing is free in this world!
#138 of 140 Re: How does ALG compute their depreciation data?[ateixeira] [hansienna]
Oct 19, 2007 (3:41 pm)
Everywhere. I got my 2008 LE 8 passenger for $24K. Minivan prices are not where they used to be in the past. I guess supply & demand plus rising gas prices. More pple are getting SUVs as they get bigger and has similar features as minivans.
#139 of 140 Re: How does ALG compute their depreciation data?[ateixeira] [hansienna] [dhishi]
Oct 23, 2007 (12:22 pm)
Better for us. Minivan prices make them a major bargain right now.