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Toyota Sequoia, SUV
#862 of 1954 Re: Red Rock got old quick [3rd4rnnr]
Jan 11, 2008 (9:55 pm)
I would appreciate your posting pictures of your Black/Sand beige when you receive it. That is the color combination I am considering if I purchase a Sequoia Platinum. I am in Canada and a dealer here tells me that combination won't be available in Canada. Black will only be available with graphite or RR. I hope he is wrong. The release (including pricing) in Canada is scheduled for Jan 21 or 29th.
The main consideration will be pricing. If close to US pricing I will probably purchase, but if $10 - 20,000 more I will forget it and probably purchase a 2007 Escalade. The used prices are coming more in line with US pricing as they can easily be imported. Apparently Toyota won't allow their US dealers to sell new vehicles to Canadians.
#863 of 1954 Importing Toyotas to Canada
Jan 12, 2008 (12:13 am)
If your interested in importing a Toyota or Honda to Canada you can check with states that are farther from the border and have the car shipped to a US city close to your crossing. It is also helpful if everyone would email their protest of this ridiculous policy to the car manufacturers themselves. Canadians are importing thousands of US used vehicles every day and restricted them from new is discrimination! Why should a vehicle cost so much more just because it was driven across the border????
Wise up Canadians and protest!!!!
#864 of 1954 Re: Importing Toyotas to Canada [vip3]
Jan 12, 2008 (3:35 pm)
Thank you for your interest and suggestions.
I have written about 3 emails to Toyota Canada suggesting the price of the 2008 Sequoia should be comparable to US pricing (as well as to a govt. minister) and it will be interesting to see how the new Sequoias are priced upon their release.
I agree, we Canadians should just not buy the new vehicles until the pricing is more in line, now that our dollar is at about par. That is my intention and if they don't come around to this line of reasoning, I will look into your suggestion of buying further South, or the 2007 Escalade (my 2nd choice). If you are interested in how they are priced, check out Toyota.ca in a couple of weeks.
#865 of 1954 Chocholate Brown for Platinum 08 Sequoia?
Jan 13, 2008 (3:48 pm)
I had read on the internet that they were going to make a chocholate brown vertion for the platinum series only.
Has anybody heard if they are going to have other colors soon that are only in the platinum?
#866 of 1954 Classic Pearl Oak Paint
Jan 13, 2008 (5:05 pm)
We have just returned from purchasing a new 2008 Sequoia Platinum in Norman Oklahoma.
It's interesting to note that the paint color is indeed a pearl "oak" with the light tan interior. This paint color is not shown on Toyota's web site so it was a surprise for us when we saw it. We liked it and it grows on you the more you drive it.
The paint is sort of a maroon brown with a reddish tint and the pearl really stands out in the sunlight or under lights and the sand interior compliments with it really nice. My wife fell in love with it so we bought it even though we didn't get competitive bids to see if we could get a different one for less.
The Sequoia, equipped out with all our options, MSRP' at $61,551 and we got it for $57,000 + $200 doc. fee. In addition we were talked into Toyotas extended warranty which, this is terrible but I'm not quite sure, cost an additional $2,500.
This gives us full warranty coverage on everything for 6 years or 100,000 miles basically extending full bumper to bumper coverage from 3 years to 6 years. (I don't know if that was a smart move on my part but this car is loaded with very expensive electronic equipment and three more years coverage on that could pay for its' self, well maybe. Anyway it's done and we love the car/suv.
Mixed driving around town and on the interstate home (about 40/60) averaged 15.5 mpg and you can burn regular gasoline as opposed to premium required by all the others in this class.
#867 of 1954 Re: Classic Pearl Oak Paint [rtribble]
Jan 13, 2008 (5:38 pm)
There are Toyota dealers that will sell you a $0 deductible/ 7year/ 100,000 mile Toyota Platinum extended warranty for a 2008 Sequoia for about $1000. You can still cancel the warranty you bought from the dealer you paid $2500 and purchase the extended warranty from the dealer at the link below.
I've not worked with him but many folks on the internet have been quite positive on his service.
Here's his email address and a website with others that have used his service.
#868 of 1954 Re: Classic Pearl Oak Paint [rtribble]
Jan 13, 2008 (6:21 pm)
What's the name on the window sticker called? Desert sand, Cassis Pearl or maybe Pyrite pearl?
#869 of 1954 Re: Classic Pearl Oak Paint [rtribble]
Jan 13, 2008 (6:34 pm)
One other thought regarding the $2500 extended warranty. I really don't understand what extended warranty could have possibly cost $2500 from your dealer. The retail price on the most expensive extended warranty (Toyota's) for a 2008 Sequoia is $1850 at full list price. This would be Toyota's 100,000mile/7yr/$0 deductible policy. This includes unlimited towing to the nearest Toyota dealership, hotel and food upto $100/day if you're more than 150 miles from home, $50/day for a car rental and the warranty is transferable if you sell the vehicle.
I can't imagine what else the dealer could have included to get the bill upto $2500 for an extended warranty on a Sequoia.
#870 of 1954 Classic Pearl Oak Paint
Jan 13, 2008 (6:45 pm)
Thanks for the information. like I've said, I'm not really sure what I paid for the warranty because the finance officer at the dealership was packaging it with other protective packages ( car ding repair, coverage for the deference my insurance company would pay and the outstanding balance on the loan on the car, sealants- which later I found were supposed to be part of my "vehicle Shield Package" I had already paid for in the original purchase price of the car,etc) none of which I wanted but was convinced by his sales pitch that the reduced rate he gave me would let me have all the protection for just a little more than for the extended warranty's cost. All this was figured into my total financing costs for the car and I really never knew the total final cost of all the packages until I had time later to sit down and go over everything I had signed.
I know, it was stupid of me to sign all those papers without really going over them with a fine tooth comb but I did. Dumb.
As I've said we have just gotten home from purchasing the car and don't have any registration papers on the car yet and even still have to go back to the dealer to get some of our purchased option installed.
Everyone reading this needs to make a mental note that they should learn from my mistake and insist that any documents you are asked to sign be given you to TAKE HOME AND REVIEW before you sign them.
While I knew I was not getting anything for free, I did think I was being offered an extended warranty at afair market price, which after time for review and research does not appear to be the case.
I'd like to say lesson learned but it seems that as I enter into the "seinior citizen" realm the wisdom I was supposed to have aquired over the years has somehow faded into obscurity.
#871 of 1954 Re: Classic Pearl Oak Paint [rtribble]
Jan 13, 2008 (6:54 pm)
I'm sorry to hear that the deal may not have been everything you thought it was. You might consider contacting "Troy" at the link I provided earlier. He has helped others cancel their "inflated price" extended warranty from high priced dealers and transfer to his more fairly priced warranty. Just a thought to maybe help your situation. Can't hurt to contact him for some advice if you think your deal was less than fairly priced.