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Toyota FJ Cruiser, Car Buying, SUV
#169 of 215 Re: New York City [lauryn2000]
Jul 14, 2007 (4:32 pm)
i am simply angry at all the dealerships and their attempts to make a huge profit margin. while all of us allow them to do this. at least the june numbers show that toyota sales are hurting in the suv market. go to www.costcoauto.com and purchase your fj through here. dont add any options and if you need the electronic rear dif lock... inv. 272.00 msrp 340.00 i really dont think any of these fj come equipted without power windows.
here is the basics. 4X2 FJ GS model 22,810 20,820
4X2 FJ SE model 22,805 20,815
4X4 FJ SE model 24,395 22,262
4X4 FJ GS model 23,990 21,891
so since i dont understand what the se or gs .. if i was looking into a 4X4 i would order the SE model with the electronic rear dif lock as the only option.... i would gamble to believe that since its the se the power windows should be standard .. along with othere options that the dealer tries to get us to pay these ridiculos prices. remember when the miata came out... that was an example of what is going on with these dealers and the FJ i hope that since the sales are really low, they will get their act together and decide to be customer friendly and want repeat business. no one wants to be taken for a ride when buying a car. good luck to all.
#170 of 215 a simple way to purchase your fj and eliminate dealer b.s.
Aug 10, 2007 (5:24 pm)
i recomend going through carsdirect.com and purchasing this way. they show the rebate discount on the price and you get a no hassle purchase deal. try it out and post your expirience. i believe this is the best way to avoid paying those 28k to 30k for a car listed at 23k plus tax, lic. good luck
#171 of 215 Recent Purchase Price
Aug 13, 2007 (6:37 am)
Just bought an 07 this past weekend. MSRP: 30,004. Convenience package + Option #1 with running boards, floor mats, wheel locks. Got it out the door for $29,000..
Not bad. Looks like the dealers are starting to show a little flexibility here.
Aug 14, 2007 (11:30 am)
Hi, i'm in the market for a 4x4 auto FJ. i'm not in a rush to buy. is there any benefit to waiting towards the end of the year, or should i just wait for the end of the month like some here have advised? thanks in advance for the input.
#173 of 215 Re: Orange County CA [munchaussen]
Aug 21, 2007 (4:23 pm)
I just bought an 07 FJ Cruiser 4x4 with Convenience, Curtain Shield Airbag, Upgrade Package #2, Vehicle Shield Package, Extra Mile Option Package A, Dealer Tinted Front Windows, pretty much fully loaded except for no leather seats.
Bought it for Invoice minus 2% Holdback - $28,343
That was by just telling them up front that is what I was willing to pay.
#174 of 215 Re: Orange County CA [brianlewis]
Aug 21, 2007 (9:00 pm)
Where are you located Brian? I am assuming there's some pricing variance depending on location. If you got your FJ from a nearby dealer, I might be able to use that for comparison/negotiation.
Invoice less 2% sounds like a great deal in any case.
BTW, what is the Vehicle Shield Package and the Extra Mile Option Package?
Any way, congrats on your new FJ.
#175 of 215 Re: Orange County CA [munchaussen]
Aug 22, 2007 (5:12 am)
I'm in North Dallas Texas. Actually from Orange County, moved here 2 years ago. In any case if you go to www.toyotaofrichardson.com under new vehicle inventory it showed 380 FJ cruisers in the DFW area. In your case I would recommend talking to the internet sales manager at Toyota of Rancho Santa Margarita, I bought two Toyotas from them 2 years ago and they gave me a great deal then.
http://www.toyotarsm.com shows 14 FJ Cruisers at that location. Keep in mind they need to get these sold before Sept/Oct when the 08 models rush in. 08 models are already sitting in the toyota lots at port, waiting for the dealers to clear their inventory first. Vehicle Shield Package basically is a wax/polish coating that they apply and give you a free bottle to continue applying twice a year to keep the paint healthy. But it does give you a free rental car when your vehicle is being worked on at the dealership! The Extra Miles package is really nice because its really more of an accessories package with all weather mats, arm rests, roof rack, receiver hitch and wiring, spare tire cover, wheel locks, rear cargo mat, road hazard tire coverage, road side assistance. Some vehicles have alot of these options and the total price of the options comes close to the same package so you might as well get the package and have the additional features especially the receiver hitch setup. The pin stripping is a nice little touch as well, its a suttle silver strip on my Voodoo Blue FJ. Btw I got the Predator Step Boards instead of the Rock Rails, seems to have the same functionality of the rock rails yet has steps integrated so its a big plus, especially since I plan to install a Rough Country 3" lift kit.
Vehicle Shield Package
Rental Car Assistance
The Extra Mile Option Package A
Custom Tape Stripe
Passenger Arm Rest
First Aid Kit
All Weather Floor Mat Set (5 Pc)
Receiver Hitch / Wire Harness
Spare Tire Cover
All Weather Floor Mats
Rear Cargo Mat
Road Hazard Tire Warranty
(3 Yrs/36,000 Miles)
Roadside Assistance (3 Yrs/36,000 Miles)
The Extra Mile Service Rewards Program
(5 Yrs/60,000 Miles)
#176 of 215 Re: Orange County CA [brianlewis]
Aug 23, 2007 (7:39 am)
Thanks Brian. Sounds like it's pretty loaded. And a lot of fun!
I think I'll take some people's advice and wait for the end of the quarter (Sep) and check back with the dealers then. Hopefully, they will be more open to steeper discounts. Something like this is worth waiting for anyway.
#177 of 215 Re: Worst and Best service in Atlanta Area [kristymiss]
Nov 21, 2007 (10:16 am)
While the knowledge of people buying a car has improved enormously in the last 10 years dealers have still stuck to outdated selling tricks to extract extra money from customers using pseudo offer/demand capitalistic practices (I will say crook techniques). The selling of the FJ Cruiser is an example. Why charge more than the MRSP when at this price the dealer is already making a profit. Why does Toyota support this practice when its forecasting department already knew there was a lot of customer demand for this vehicle?
Nov 23, 2007 (3:18 pm)
I am thinking of buying an FJ. I just drove one and love it. Currently I have a Wrangler and they are night and day. I do have an infant and the suicide doors are handy. Thier seems to be plenty of room back there and the vehicle is safe. I was just wondering if anyone has children and how versatile the Fj is for children? Any input would help?