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#126 of 177 Re: Used 2007 LE or new 2011 LE? [loucapri]
May 15, 2011 (5:23 pm)
CR lowered the score for the new model, so you're not the only one to feel that way.
I'd probably look at a CPO 2010 if I were shopping today.
Funny thing is CR docked the Odyssey's score also. Both were downgraded.
#127 of 177 Re: Used 2007 LE or new 2011 LE? [ateixeira]
May 18, 2011 (8:25 am)
We went shopping for a 2011 LE, and ended up with the CPO '08 LE. Realize that our last 9 car purchases have been new vehicles, so buying uses was a new experience for us.
#128 of 177 Re: Used 2007 LE or new 2011 LE? [fibber2]
May 18, 2011 (9:21 am)
Please share the details and the reasons behind it. Thanks.
#129 of 177 Re: Used 2007 LE or new 2011 LE? [dillydill]
May 23, 2011 (8:28 am)
Sorry, didn’t see your note before now.
My wife is the primary driver of the van, so her preferences carry a lot of weight. Our first preference was another Honda Odyssey, having had an excellent ownership experience with our ‘02. We didn’t even get out of the parking lot with the new style ’11. She hated everything about it, particularly the exterior styling and the impact of those windows on drivers visibility. Next up was a CPO 2010 Ody, but the price was high and she didn’t like that the rear quarter windows are fixed. She frequently leaves them open to vent the van.
So now off look at others. The Kia Sedona felt too truck-like. It’s just not as refined. We drove an LE and XLE 2011 Sienna. They were both pretty nice, but there were issues with quality of materials, fit & finish, price, etc. She hated the way the middle seats move, and just couldn’t master folding them. The tracks look like a real liability. We’ve also been burned on ‘first year’ models before, and so when we looked at the recalls and owner comments were a little bit worried about the potential for problems.
Finally we tried a CPO van (I think it was an 8 passenger ’08). It had the most ‘familiar’ feel to her, and hit all the right buttons (look, feel, function, etc.). It took a tri-state search and some driving to find the best deal (we wanted a 7 passenger), but ended up with a ‘drives like new’ CPO ’08 LE with 20k miles for $19k. We added a Platinum warranty to that to be sure it was a good choice.
#130 of 177 Re: Used 2007 LE or new 2011 LE? [fibber2]
May 23, 2011 (8:43 am)
#131 of 177 Re: Used 2007 LE or new 2011 LE? [fibber2]
May 24, 2011 (7:29 am)
Thanks for the informative post. Good stuff. I appreciate it.
#132 of 177 2006 xle limited available
Aug 27, 2011 (4:58 pm)
i have the oppt to get a 2006 sienna xle limited which has 74000 miles on it. the inside is in very good condition-and the outside is also good.
my question is what should I pay for it? my trade is a joke-I am still driving a 1993 Taurus Wagon with 125 k miles. overall my wagon runs well-the engine is good but I do not want to put any more $$ in repairs -the rust on the sides and underneath is getting bad. To get $1 k for it is good. with that said- Edmunds is a saying that a 2006 XLE Limited at 74,000 miles trade in value is from $14,300 to $16,800.00
The dealer wants about $19 k. so what should I pay for this Van? lets say they gave the owner $16 k for this XLE -i would say thta to offer $18 K IS PLENTY. I get $1k for my wagon and buy this van for $17 k or is that too much-shoot for $16 k?
Hope you can help me with my questions. Much apprecited!
#133 of 177 Re: 2006 xle limited available [rangers6905]
Aug 27, 2011 (8:58 pm)
Question #1 is do you really need an XLE Limited. It was an expensive van to begin with, so it drives a higher resale value. Could you live with an LE, or is that just too stripped for you? I ask because if you go back a few posts you'll see that I bought a Certified 2008 with 20k miles for slightly under $19k earlier in the season. A full year bumper to bumper, and lots of time left on that 7 yr / 100k powertrain warranty.
The 2012's are about to roll out, and resale on used vans takes another step down. 2+ years older, relatively high miles, not much warranty (assumed). To me, that's a lot of money for more van than I have a need for.
#134 of 177 Re: 2006 xle limited available [fibber2]
Sep 10, 2011 (9:52 pm)
fibber2, thank you so much for you help on this forum. I'm also looking for a used 08. I'm wondering if the price you paid includes the "all fee" charged by dealer? If yes, how much is it? Thank you very much.
#135 of 177 Re: 2006 xle limited available [wtn928]
Sep 11, 2011 (7:13 pm)
2008 LE, 20,053 miles = $18,931
Dealer Doc fees & Gas = $75
NYS 2 yr Registration & Title = $151
NYS Inspection = $21
NYS Sales Tax = $1627
That's it.... No extra garbage fees.
Afterwards, I decided to add a Toyota Extra Care Platinum zero deductible 8 year 125k extended warranty. Yes, the Certified van does come with the 7 yr /100k powertrain, but only a 1 yr / 12k B to B. Given our projected usage, I think the 125k miles coverage will be about right. I have lousy luck, and tend to find that I at least break even on these or even come out a little ahead if I get a good price going in. I got a great offer ($1,450) from dealership in Illinois. I doubt that you will find much better out there.