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Toyota Venza, Car Buying, Car Leasing, SUV
#234 of 596 Re: When will Toyota have low interest rates on Venza? [toyotaslast]
May 18, 2009 (9:46 pm)
I was wondering when you guy's think there will be some used venza's out threre?
There may be dealer demos that hit the market towards the end of the year. I'm a little suspicious of "brand new" used cars -- makes me wonder why someone would take the financial hit and trade it.
For what it's worth, I just came back from Las Vegas and did not spot a single Venza, which mirrored my experience at home (other than mine, of course).
Granted, most of the vehicles driving in the touristy areas of Vegas are rentals or taxis, but I did see at least two 2010 RXs driving around (one of which, interestingly, was being used as a taxi).
#235 of 596 Picked up my V6 FWD yesterday
May 19, 2009 (9:11 am)
I ordered my Venza on March 13th and it came in on May 13th but I was out of town and picked it up yesterday. Blue, with Prem Pkg #2, JBL Sound Pkg, Tow Pkg, and Pano Roof. It's beautiful and handles really well. Interior and exterior are good - no mis-aligned panels. Paired my Iphone 3g up in no time. I'm short (5' 1") so I'm still trying to figure optimum sitting position but the seats are way comfortable. Found good storage for all my stuff and the console works as an armrest even for me with the seat pulled way up. Didn't get Nav because my Garmin will work just fine, but I love the back-up camera for backing into the garage.
I bought my car at Scott Clark Toyota in Charlotte and paid $31,483 + TTL and doc fee. MSRP was $35,300.
#236 of 596 Re: Picked up my V6 FWD yesterday [lal_clt]
May 19, 2009 (10:36 am)
Were you happy with the deal you received along with the interest rate?
How did pari your iPhone 3G up?
Where does the backup camera monitor at?
Did you order the FWD or AWD with V4 or V6?
Thank you very much for your help.
#237 of 596 Re: Picked up my V6 FWD yesterday [ffmsk]
May 19, 2009 (12:32 pm)
I was happy with the deal I received - checked with FitzMall and CarMax first, got their prices, then dealt with dealers locally. Went to Truliant Credit Union and got interest rate of 4.45%. I like to support local businesses when possible. I paired up the IPhone using instructions from Toyota Lets Talk website; there was a label on the car audio directing me to that website for Bluetooth. The backup camera shows up on the information display - it's small but useable. I ordered the FWD V6. Thought I might want the I4 but after seeing some write-ups about noisy engine and tires that are hard to replace, I decided to go with the V6. My car came with Goodyears and I wanted to change out to Michelins, but everything that came in lately to the dealership has had Goodyears. So there was no other car for swappping tires. It rides fine though.
Hope this helps.
#238 of 596 Re: When will Toyota have low interest rates on Venza? [qs933]
May 20, 2009 (8:35 am)
I bought a new wagon last year for the wife after we had our first child, and didn't plan to have another child for a couple years, by which point we'd trade in my commuter and I'd get her car.
God had other plans, now the wagon is too small when you factor in there'll be 2 car seats and 2 strollers (or 1 huge stroller) to lug around, so I'll be bending over and taking a beating on the trade in for a low mileage, 1 yr old Audi we love.
#239 of 596 Finally Picked Up My Venza I4
May 21, 2009 (12:51 pm)
Ordered my Venza on March 16 in St. Louis, MO., came in May 8th. What an ordeal it was, I was trading in an 07 Camry Hybrid which was hit by a 16 year old in a Starbucks parking lot the morning of the 8th. Two hours after she hit me, I got a call that my Venza was in-what a nightmare. A week later the dealer took the hybrid as is and the insurance check.
I LOVE my Venza! It is the best car I have owned!
APR 7% (Not as good as the Camry, but I added a year which made it jump up from 6.4%) Can be paid off ahead without any penalty.
FYI- the I4 has a lot of pep and I don't think the noise is that bad (all cars sound a bit loud after you own a hybrid).
May 21, 2009 (2:35 pm)
I picked up my Venza and I love love love it!!!!!!!!!! I got the back-up camera, the 6 cyl., leather seats.....I'm not sure what the package is called, but I'm VERY satisfied!
This is going to be the hottest car on the market!!!!
May 24, 2009 (12:08 pm)
I just test drove the i4, and im a little surprized after reading some reviews, that this was an excellent experince. It was smooth and very powerful for a i4. The engine noise was what i would say normal. I will be getting mine soon, i can't wait. I'm looking to get about 10% off the MSRP, is that about right?
#242 of 596 Re: Test drove i4 [toyotaslast]
May 24, 2009 (5:15 pm)
"I'm looking to get about 10% off the MSRP, is that about right?"
The best way is to compare apples to apples and OTD price.
Jun 03, 2009 (5:48 am)
Does anyone have a sense of dealers willing to deal more on the 4 cyl now that it's been out a while ?