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#27 of 95 Re: Shopping for a 05 or 06 Tacoma Crew Cab 4x2 Longbed [blacklab4]
Feb 11, 2007 (11:55 am)
I found that when buying cars from dealers that the used cars often were more expensive then the new cars. This could be due to factory incentives? So if you want used over new then I would suggest you not shop dealers and check your local newspaper, Ebay, etc. If you're in Cal email me and I can recommend a dealer who gave me no haggling prices on a 2006 4x4 Tacoma access cab. I spent months shopping, visiting dealers, calling around etc.
I had a really bad experience at the Ventura CA Toyota dealer.
I took a walk on the lot and as expected was attacked by what seemed a new salesman. He walked me around the lot, they had plenty of truck but not exactly what I wanted. I agreed to a test drive, which is what I wanted to do. Then they switched the sales person and I took my drive with another guy. He gave me this long spiel about how that day they had a special Toyota was putting on and for every one car they sold Toyota would replace it with two. So I could make an offer for almost anything and it would be accepted. OH BOY! So after the test drive I told the salesman I was interested but they did not have the exact model I wanted "Well if we gave you a SUPER low price would you buy this one?". The difference would be the same truck however a Sport package instead of an OFF Road package. SURE I told him, then into the dealer and office we went. Now to my surprise another sales person (Number 3) arrives, he takes a seat, looks young and unexperienced, starts out at regular price, I explain that Salesman 2 told me to come inside and I would be given a super low price. Ok so he starts to drop the price $100 then $200 and finally $500. He asks why I don't want to pay that price and that is what most people pay. I tell him A. it's not the exact truck. B. Salesman 3 told me about this special Toyota day deal. He tells me to wait and 10 minutes later Salesman No. 4 arrives. This guy now seems like the veteran salesman, who asks me "Do you really want to buy a truck today?". YES, but what is the price,"Well I can't tell you that until you commit to buy". That's funny you want me to commit to buying a truck without knowing the price first, I can't agree to that. Well then we can give you a price. Why? Cause you might take that price and shop it.
Intesting concept that this dealer is using, im 49 years old and have bought dozens of cars over the years, even Toyota and I have never heard of commiting to buy before you know the price. The next day I bought my truck from another dealer, EXACTLY what I wanted in options and a fairly low price. I actually did better shopping the web emailing dealers for prices then walking in. However the dealer that sold me my truck, I did walk in before email contact and there was not haggling, he showed me invoice, gaave me the figures and costs and total and stuck to that. He did not care that I still shopped his quote.
#28 of 95 Stingy with rebates?
Feb 11, 2007 (1:57 pm)
#29 of 95 Stingy with rebates?
Feb 11, 2007 (1:57 pm)
I'm in N/E Ohio and am getting close to buying either a DC or AC with the TRD off road package. The dealer I went to said the Toyota is stingy with rebates (right now the $500 rebate is all thats out there) however I've heard that manufacturer's will offer better rebates around the time of the auto shows. Anyone have any input on this? Thanks.
#30 of 95 07 Toyota Tacoma Dealer actual cost
Feb 28, 2007 (2:21 pm)
#31 of 95 07 Toyota Tacoma Dealer actual cost
Dec 12, 2006 (8:04 pm)
I was wondering if any one knew what the Real dealer cost is for a basic 07 Tacoma? I know a lot of figures are thrown about. What is the actual amount that the dealer writes the check to the Toyota Motor company for a Tacoma?
#32 of 95 Re: 07 Toyota Tacoma Dealer actual cost [max2006]
by kcram HOST
Dec 13, 2006 (8:57 pm)
Unfortunately, Toyota dealers don't buy their vehicles from Toyota. Each region of the US has a distributor who the dealers buy from. Their system is unique compared to most automakers in that regard. You can use the Edmunds invoice price as your baseline, but the dealer is not obligated to tell you what they actually pay.
Be sure and stop by the Toyota Tacoma: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences discussion to see how others are doing with their purchase price.
kcram - Pickups Host
#33 of 95 Re: 07 Toyota Tacoma Dealer actual cost [kcram]
Dec 14, 2006 (9:16 am)
I Am aware of the useless Edmunds invoice price, Thats NOT what I want to know. If you don't know the answer DONT repsond!!!
I have already looked at the Toyota Tacoma Prices
#34 of 95 Re: 07 Toyota Tacoma Dealer actual cost [max2006]
by kirstie_h HOST
Dec 15, 2006 (7:43 am)
Good luck in your quest for a dealer to stop by and tell you exactly what he/she paid for each base Tacoma on the lot. Quite frankly, that's not going to happen. Additionally, it is likely that the final price that a dealer pays varies, and may be based on a number of factors such as location and/or sales volume.
Also, getting snippy with those who try to assist you makes it less likely that knowledgeable members will bother to answer your questions. If we can help you with other pricing questions, or questions about the vehicle, we'd certainly be happy to point you in the right direction.
#35 of 95 Re: 07 Toyota Tacoma Dealer actual cost [kirstie_h]
Dec 15, 2006 (9:10 am)
Thanks for the email. IF you DON'T know what a Dealer writes the check to purchase a car from the Manufacturer for, Then Don't respond!!! Who said anything about asking a dealer for this? That was the whole point of looking for the info here. Snippy? Just answer the question, if you know next time, and not giving me something totally unrelated to what I want to know. Edmunds must be bought and paid for by the car companies.
I was at the car buying forum, That thread had no value to me.
Dec 15, 2006 (9:13 pm)
She (kirstie s) is the host of this forum, and she's trying to help you, so chill out...(ALL CAPS MEANS SHOUTING< OK?) What the dealer really, truly pays is something between the dealer and mfr, and they will never tell you, trust me..you'd have as much luck getting codes from the military for smart bombs. I bought an '07 Tacoma two weeks ago, and you may as well figure on paying close to retail,as these trucks are in very high demand everyhwhere and hold their value much more than any other midsize/compact brand--$400-$600 less than MSRP is usually about right for a new one.As long as the price is in the ballpark and you get the truck you want, no worries. I'm happy as a clam with my truck, and nickel and diming it to death at this point would take the pleasure out of owning it.