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#461 of 596 Re: 2010 Venza V6 FWD in L.A. region (2812) [jkim069]
Dec 31, 2009 (3:31 pm)
No problem at all. Thank you.
Have you tried searching your Grey Venza in the L.A. area? Might have better luck.
Hopefully by Feb when the demand tapers off, you will be able to negotiate a better deal if the inventory piles up.
There were 3 other Venza V6 on the lot, but they weren't fully loaded like the one you want having LX, NV, SR, and CF or Z1. Will let you know if I come across any.
I also plan to drive the Venza for a long time. Just purchased Toyota Extra Care Platinum from Midwest Superstore. Hopefully this 8yr coverage is worth the investment.
#462 of 596 Re: 2010 Venza V6 Fwd in SF Bay Area (East Bay) [jb_turner]
Dec 31, 2009 (3:36 pm)
I wish buying Toyota is as simple as Honda.
Everything being equal, yes, the easier way is to shop OTD. However, when dealing with vehicles with different options and difference MSRP/Invoice prices, shopping for OTD would not be a comprehensive comparsion.
#463 of 596 Re: 2010 Venza V6 FWD in L.A. region (2812) [jkim069]
Dec 31, 2009 (7:14 pm)
I picked up a Venza today and I think the price was very fair.
2010- V6 FWD
Premium Package #2
Tow Prep Package
SE Destination Surcharge $25
Drop Hitch Receiver
I paid 32,600- plus 589.50 doc fee, plus tax, tag, title. Along with oil change/all service at 5k and 10k miles and a full tank of gas.
Even with doc fee- I'm thinking I paid less or very close to less than what they paid for it. It was a cash deal, no trade in.
#464 of 596 Re: 2010 Venza V6 FWD in L.A. region (2812) [mlinenb]
Jan 02, 2010 (1:47 am)
Congrats on closing the deal before year end. Glad you got a good deal. There were a lot of people at the dealership when I picked up the car on the 31st. The fleet manager was so busy that he basically just handed me the key, sign here and ready to say bye to me. Didn't even bother to show me features on the car. I understand he wanted to get back to close more deals. We shook hands and that was it.
On the way driving back home, I noticed a light clicking noise from the tranny around 1-2mph and car sitting at stop light has noticeable vibration coming from the brake pedal and the steering wheel. Is that normal? I expected Toyota to run very smooth. Has anyone experienced the same thing? (I'd owned 2000 Acura 3.2TL and 2008 Honda Odyssey). This is the first Toyota for me. Kind of disappointed on the rough idle.
$589.50 doc fee? Was that a typo?
#465 of 596 Re: 2010 Venza V6 FWD in L.A. region (2812) [actionjh]
Jan 02, 2010 (10:22 am)
Dealer 1 didn't ask me to sign any paperwork or provide a deposit for the car scheduled to arrive later this month, so hopefully I'll actually get to purchase the car for the agreed-upon price. He seems pretty up and up compared to the some of the other salesmen I heard from here in the Bay Area.
The estimated license fee is $519, the document fee is $55.
#466 of 596 Re: 2010 Venza V6 FWD in L.A. region (2812) [actionjh]
Jan 02, 2010 (11:08 am)
I haven't felt the tranny noise you are mentioning- but I only have driven my car about 40 miles so far. Yeah- that was the document fee- $589.50. All the dealerships around here (GA area) have doc fees in the $500 to $600 range. One sales guy called it the 'boss's retirement fund' and it's pre-printed on the final sales invoice. Still adding in the doc fee- getting the car for $600 under invoice, the end of the year tax credit, 2 oil changes/and all other service work at 5k and 10k, and a tank of gas seems like a fair deal. Oh- they tax the doc fee too- so it's really a $632 doc fee! You have to negotiate appropriately realizing this huge junk fee add on.
#467 of 596 Re: 2010 Venza V6 FWD in L.A. region (2812) [jkim069]
Jan 02, 2010 (11:12 am)
If someone else offers them more $ they will sell it.
#468 of 596 Re: 2010 Venza V6 FWD in L.A. region (2812) [jkim069]
Jan 02, 2010 (12:05 pm)
I found out signed paper work means nothing to dealers.
I had a signed deal at a GM dealer on Friday with the car promised to ready on Monday. The salesman calls me on Saturday and says his Gen Mgr gave the car to another dealer in a swap he had promised. I went back to the dealer to make sure they shreaded all my personal info I gave them and to give them a piece of my mind. They all just shrugged their shoulders -tough sh*t. It was incredible. They asked If i wanted to see if they find another car in a swap for me. I told them to go ahead and they found one. They said they would have it in 3 days. I called them back in 2 days and said I just bought a Toyota so forget your car. I'll never go back to GM dealer again.
#469 of 596 2010 Venza V6 FWD in Chicago region
Jan 23, 2010 (3:20 pm)
I have an offer for 2010 Venza V6 FWD in Chicago region with below options.
Is it the best deal to find?
Edmunds MSRP - $33,350
Edmunds Invoice - $ 29, 610
Dealer offer - $ 29,995+doc fee $175 (they are firm)
Panoramic roof pkg
Tow prep pkg
color - Metallic Grey
#470 of 596 Cash & Trade-In for a Better Deal ?
Jan 23, 2010 (6:40 pm)
My wife and I are looking to buy a new Venza (09 or 2010 doesn't matter) on May 1st. We are saving and are going to pay cash. We have a trade-in, 99 Isuzu Rodeo-kbb = ~2,000. I want to offer 20k and my trade-in for a base model Venza with keyless entry and the moon roof. Does anyone have any experience with using "cash" and a "trade-in" to get a better deal similar to this? Thx for reading my post.