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#1 of 838 Toyota Tundra: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Apr 29, 2004 (4:07 pm)
Share your Tundra purchase experience here.
#2 of 838 Re: Toyota Tundra: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [KarenS #1]
May 04, 2004 (8:32 am)
I don't know if this is a good deal or not but... I just purchased a 2004 Toyota Double Cab 4x4 SR5 with the following features: Moonroof, running boards, 3:1 JBL stereo, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, 17" Alloy rims, Floor mats, maybe a couple other small items and paid $200 under invoice. I live in Southern NH and picked the vehicle up in Northern NH at Berlin City Dealerships. Total before trade in was $30,300. It took 5 weeks to get the vehile but it was exactly what I wanted. They adjusted a vehicle they were allocated before it went into production. The dealer was awesome. I had bought my 2 previous Toyotas at Toyota of Nashua and they lost a customer by refusing to reply in a timely manner for my request for information (it has been 6 weeks now) Berlin City has been great, low pressure and very cost competitive.
May 05, 2004 (7:29 am)
I recently received my Double Cab Tundra, Phantom Gray, Oak Interior, Limited Model, 4X4, leather, heated seats, carpeted floor mats, moonroof, overhead console, rear-seat audio system, color keyed running boards, Limited slip diff. Loaded with everything except rear DVD player (have one in dash) and I paid $34,500 with no trade, sticker was $38 grand and some change, I ordered it in January and received it in March, with every option I ordered. I purchased from Superior Toyota in Parkersburg, WV
#5 of 838 Tundra Limited 4X4 Pricing/Negotiations/Reviews
May 21, 2004 (1:04 pm)
I'm 30-60 days away from buying a loaded Tundra. What is the cash price? Any feedback on negotiation strategies will be greatly appreciated. Any problems or thoughts on the 2004 models? Thanks.
#6 of 838 The right dealer MAKES a difference
Jun 16, 2004 (11:24 am)
We purchased our DC 4x4 SR5 just about a month ago. We don't even have 500 miles on the truck yet.
We looked for more than 3 months before finding a dealer who DIDN'T think the new DC was made out of pure gold! A total of 5 dealerships! WHAT A FIRGGIN' HEADACHE! Truth is... these five dealers gave us such little hope in the fact that we could get what we wanted that by the time we did find our eventual "selling" dealer we had (let's just say) a less than positive attitude! We actually had given up by this point.
After narrowing the 5 down to one, this dealer wouldn't come off the sicker any more than $1,000! And that... even after going on-line to build a DC with less options than on the one he had on the lot! We carried paperwork with us from a competing manufacturer whose crew-cab's sticker price was $3,000 more than the DC he had on the lot. He wouldn't even match the competitor's price! All he did was write on the "pre-deal" paperwork "but it's a Toyota!" Needless to say... we eventually walked out and just simply stopped looking.
Then by shear chance we were at our niece's graduation in early May and I stopped by a Toyota dealer there. Within a few days, my wife was on line at this dealership and found that they had a DC on the lot that she thought I would be interested in.
I called this dealer a told him of the "dead horse" we seemed to be beating and told him that I would much rather he be honest with me and just say no if he couldn't satisfy us. Especially, with consideration to gas prices and the distance to his dealership. He was so confident that he could get us the price and payment we wanted, he offered to pay for our gas to the dealership if he couldn't work everything out!! We bought our DC at less than what the last dealer wanted even after his measly $1,000 off offer! This dealer was SO accommodating that we ending up purchasing my wife a new Camry XLE as well! That right, TWO NEW VEHICLES! We drove home that evening with not one... but TWO new vehicles! The salesman asked me if was I satisfied with the truck and I said pretty much except for a few things. I wanted the 5 spoke Brawn Enkei wheels, which were not available with the TRD package. I also wanted carpet floor mats and keyless entry for my wife whenever she would drive the truck.
We got the wheels... for FREE; the floor mats... for FREE; the keyless entry... at DEALER COST; a spare keyfob... for FREE, and the dealer installed EVERYTHING... for FREE!
I guess the best advice I can offer for those still looking is... Keep looking until you find a dealer who'll work with you! It can and may very well take some time, but BELIEVE ME... IT'LL BE WELL WORTH IT!
#7 of 838 Re: The right dealer MAKES a difference [bluemax #6]
Jun 17, 2004 (9:28 am)
That's a great story! You left out one thing though, what's the dealer's name and where is it located?
#8 of 838 Re: The right dealer MAKES a difference [uwahusky #7]
Jun 17, 2004 (11:44 am)
Just as a FYI: I stopped off at one of my local Toyota dealers today. They had two Tundra DC Ltds on the lotand a whole lot more SR5 DCs. I asked the salesman how much they were coming off the LTD models and right off the bat he offered up "a couple thousand". Based on what I'm hearing on these boards, that's pretty good.
Although I think the closer and closer we get to fall and the arrival of the 2005 models, I think their willingness to deal on 2004 models will go up.
This salesman wouldn't comment on the 2005 models and a bigger engine available on them. I took that to mean the rumors are true. I told him I'd be waiting for the 2005 model to buy.
Jun 22, 2004 (10:45 am)
Bought new DC LTD every option 3 weeks ago except for DVD and Nav. Got a great deal. $4 over invoice. $1000 cash back from Toyota and 3.9% financing from a bank the Toyota Dealer found. They threw in front skid shield and chrome exhust pipe. Gave us a very good trade-in price on our GMC truck too. Another Dealer who sells GMC, and Toyota in the area wanted to give us $2000 less for our trade. This is in Mid West region. Love the truck. I tell my wife I have now have the "Lexus" of trucks. She drives a 2004 Lexus RX330. I had been a GM truck guy since 1996. No more!!!
#10 of 838 Re: Toyota Tundra: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [KarenS]
Jul 22, 2004 (3:49 pm)
I bought a SR5 doublecab 4x4 today for $27550.00....I feel like I got a heck of a deal....considering he knocked a thousand more off than most of the other dealers in my area....I had to shop long and hard for this price and was turned down numerous times......about two months worth of haggling....I live in st.Louis region. I even paid the $99.00 doc. fee since I felt like I did so well.......they even gave me $23,000 for my chevy Silverado....heck you can buy a new Silverado for about what they gave me in trade...... I ended up not getting the color of my choice (green) but the deal was so good I figured WTH.....I will sleep well tonite knowing I got the chevy out of the garage. This is my third tundra....