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#1828 of 1842 Are these lease payments for 2012 SR5 4x4 Sequoia for real???
Mar 02, 2012 (11:18 am)
I went to a local Toyota dealership (Towne Toyota, Ledgewood , NJ) to get a monthly lease quote on 2012 SR5 (no other options added). It came out to be $599/month + NJ tax (7%) which was rounded off at $640/month. This is with $2000 down + $500 toyota incentive running promo until April of this year and standard 12, 000 miles/year for 36 months. All the formulas that I know of- when plugging in the selling price ($41, 268) and residual value ($26, 181 instead of $24, 181 that they quoted) point to a payment of $500/month including tax. Where am I getting screwed in this equation??? Shouldn't a residual cost for 2012 Sequoia be more than 52% of the MSRP ($44, 780)? What's the lowest I can go on the final price of this SUV? Thank you all in advance for your posts.
#1829 of 1842 Certified 2010 Platinum 4X4
Mar 31, 2012 (6:42 am)
Just bought it through Sewell Lexus in Fort Worth. I worked with Christina Brown, and she was great to deal with. I am actually working in Brazil at this time, and had no issues with the purchase. I actually had my brother who lives in the Fort Worth area go and test drive it for me. He was very impressed with it, and said that it was in excellent condition.
The only issue now is going to pick it up. I don't get home until the 25th of April. So I am flying my wife, mother, and son to Fort Worth, they will get to visit my brother in the process, and it is cheaper doing it this way than driving. You gotta love frequent flyer miles.
#1830 of 1842 Recent Success Stories
May 24, 2012 (11:56 am)
Anyone have any recent success stories with a Sequoia purchase? Limited or Plat. 4wd.
#1831 of 1842 Re: Recent Success Stories [usa_bigs]
May 26, 2012 (6:07 am)
I just purchased a 4WD platinum for $4,800 off sticker which turned out to be about $200 less than Edmund's TMV price. Still it was more over invoice than I wanted to pay. I tried the e-mail method of sending requests to multiple dealers looking for best prices. Very few want to budge on price and no one gets near invoice unless the vehicle is a demo with lots of miles. The offers that came back made me laugh ($1,500 - $2,000 off sticker). One dealer offered me a 2012 demo Platinum with 11,000 miles for $59,000 and wouldn't budge on the price. I quickly found out that buying a Sequoia is nothing like buying a mainstream high volume vehicle like a Camry. The volume is low so basic supply and demand allows them to still sell for a premium. Ultimately I found a dealer that had about 20 in stock which is very rare. I knew exactly what I wanted so went there with checkbook in hand and got the deal done in about 20 minutes. Good luck.
#1832 of 1842 Re: Recent Success Stories [txpackersfan]
Jun 26, 2012 (10:30 pm)
I have been looking for a new Limited with 2nd row captain chairs and after talking to several dealers, determined that a factory order was the only way to get what I want. Can't get leather in an SR5 with 2nd row captain chairs. I have been offered an invoice deal. It is close to the end of the production year, but the offer seems decent given the need to order. In So Cal area. Thoughts?
#1833 of 1842 Re: Recent Success Stories [eagleeye3]
Jul 13, 2012 (5:26 pm)
I'm actually a 2012 Tundra owner visiting ; just purchased my vehicle with the SR 5 package- didn't have leather either- but for $ 2000, I had the TRW leather installed, with the brushed aluminum running boards, and heated seats. If I had waited for a limited - I would have spent like 6 k more.
You shouldn't have a problem doing a similar deal.
Pays to think outside of the box.
#1834 of 1842 2012 Limited 4WD Pricing in Mid-Atlantic
Sep 20, 2012 (1:18 pm)
OK, here is pricing for you right now in mid-Atlantic area. I just spent a week researching the same vehicle at 7 dealerships that had one on their actual lots. The vehicle is a 2012 Limited 5.7L V8 4WD with 2nd Row Bench seat, Navigation Option, Rear Seat DVD Option, and the Floor/Cargo Mats with Door Sill Protection. This is a pretty typical configuration out here, and the MSRP on this (which included the destination charge) is $58,725.
I was amazed at the range of prices in a 50 mile area around Washington DC. These are the last of the 2012s and we are right at the end of the sales quarter, but some dealers are still attempting to rake uninformed consumers for all they are worth. In getting my bids, I did not use Edmunds TMV pricing (too high in my book), but rather sent emails directly to Internet departments, and then I go from there.
Here are the costs on this same vehicle in descending order. These reflect the dealers' best overall cost to me (i.e., including all the hidden little costs). The only thing you would add to any of these numbers below is the tax (3.2% in VA) and the tags (~$75).
So, this is a true apples to apples comparison of pricing on the same vehicle:
I obviously went with the last one (which was an advertised online price believe it or not). I then negotiated it down to $52,139. It was not a demo and had under 30 miles.
My out-the-door price was thus 52,139 + 1,653 tax + 70 tags = $53,862!
This was a great price for a week's worth of email work. $52,139 is far under invoice on the vehicle ($54,139) as well as far under the TMV price. It was as close to true cost as you get.
If you look at some of the car websites that show the actual prices of recent sales in this area, my price is at the extreme end of the Below Market range. The one dealer asking $54,955 (a very large one with tons of advertising and lots of inventory in this area) was really out of line asking for that price, as I was out-the-door with my vehicle for over $1000 less then their price (which did not include taxes or tags).
The moral of the story: contact dealers directly, do your home work and go beyond these "recommended" fair prices you see on car websites. I saved thousands of dollars doing so.
#1835 of 1842 Current Price 2012 Sequoia Platinum 4x4
Oct 04, 2012 (9:51 pm)
Wondering if anyone is looking or bought one recently? Prices seem to vary greatly from dealer to dealer. I am in PNW, any good dealers to work with up here? Also, anyone thinking of waiting and seeing what is next model; since this is end of cycle?
Invoice seems to be around 57,500. Any dealer holdbacks or incentives that I am not seeing?
#1836 of 1842 Re: Current Price 2012 Sequoia Platinum 4x4 [jac1304]
Oct 13, 2012 (10:10 pm)
You might want to look at a QX56. Big discounts. Seems to a be much nicer vehicle.
#1837 of 1842 Platinum lease $1,125 per month
Nov 01, 2012 (10:53 am)
Just got quoted $1,125 per month zero down for 36 months on a 63k msrp Platinum. I leased the same vehicle in 2008 for $675 back than. Anyone able to lease one for around $700?