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#587 of 596 Re: New Owner - 2011 FWD V6 Venza [mmccloskey]
Nov 15, 2011 (3:53 pm)
I purchased a new 2011 Venza last week and installed the mud guards myself. I had to drill three holes on the edge of the side panel to properly align the holes for the installation. I had to jack up the car and remove the rear tire to drill the holes because I didn't have a right angle drill. After removing the tire it's easy to install the mud guards but don't try to do it without removing the tire.
#588 of 596 Re: New Owner - 2011 FWD V6 Venza [golfer625]
Nov 16, 2011 (4:43 am)
Thanks for your reply and info on the Venza mud/splash guards. I ordered a pair the same day I got my 2011 Venza. The guards arrived 4 days later and I installed them w/o issue. The front ones were a snap - just turn the wheel away to clear the rear of the front wheel wells to install. The rear guards (as you noted) were more of a challenge. They fit/look great and will provide that extra protection to the lower portion of the car.
I've got about 750 miles on my 2011 FWD V6 after 4 weeks of ownership and the mileage is averaging 24.5mpg which I calculate manually. This is with mostly rural 2 lane roads and divided highway driving. I hope it will improve and achieve the 26mpg that is advertised.
Dec 13, 2011 (1:33 pm)
Live in the NYC area and looking for a new Toyota Venza I4 FWD. Anyone have any idea when the 2012s will be on the lots?
Any suggestions for tri-state area dealerships and suggested pricing? In terms of options, we really only need the Security Package and maybe the Panoramic Glass Roof. Is the roof worth the extra $1K?
So far the pricing I've gotten from 1 dealer in Queens, carsdirect, and Amex for the I4 FWD with Security Package are all in the $28K region including destination charge and tax. Is that much cheaper than the 2012s?
Do you recommend using a car buying service like carsdirect, Amex, or Costco?
#590 of 596 Re: New Owner - 2011 FWD V6 Venza [mmccloskey]
Dec 13, 2011 (10:55 pm)
Which dealership and your OTD was 32999?
#591 of 596 Re: New Owner - 2011 FWD V6 Venza [adi4]
Dec 14, 2011 (4:39 am)
I purchased the car at McGeorge Toyota in Richmond, VA. As my message stated, the price of the car was $32,999 (33K) PLUS 3% sales tax, registration (22.00) and dealer processing fee (395.00). They had another similar car but it was in the showroom and had a build date of 6/11 so the one I bought was a later build (10/11) and they had just received the unit a week before I purchased it. The pickings are slim for the leftover 2011's with mostly 4-cyl FWD for about 28K and loaded up V6/AWD models w/msrp of nearly 40K!! The car is nice but not worth that lofty price so the 33K I paid for my loaded FWD V6 was a good price.
I calculated the price of a similar 2012 model and the MSRP is about $410.00 less than what mine listed for but since I got a good discount plus zero percent interest on the balance (12K) I am pleased.
The 2012 production began on 12/5 so the 2012's should be arriving at dealerships near the end of the month.
#592 of 596 2011 Venza V6 AWD Loaded Price
Dec 15, 2011 (9:37 pm)
Hello, I am dealing on a 2011 V6 AWD Blizzard Snow ext/ Tan Leather int. ( build/ ship date of 12/5/11 ) that is loaded with Nav, JBL stero, Panoramic MR, VIP Remote Start, Option Pac #2, Floor and Cargo mats, Rear Bumper Cover, Side Molding, Mud Flaps, and Tow Prep Package . Sticker is about $41500, and I offered $39000 out the door including TTL and all other cost. I am putting $21000 down, and financing $18000 at 0.0% from Toyota. Sales Tax here in PA. is 6 %, so with that and the other cost, I figure I am paying $36500 or a little less for the Venza, is this a good deal?
#593 of 596 Re: 2011 Venza V6 AWD Loaded Price [jdc47]
Jan 02, 2012 (7:30 am)
I just bought an identical, white, V6 AWD Peruzzi Toyota in SE PA, save the bumper protector, side molding, mud flaps, remote start, and tow pkg. Sticker = $39.6k; settled = $34.6k. I think you're getting a quite fair deal.
#594 of 596 Re: Toyota Venza Prices Paid and Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Jan 05, 2012 (11:30 am)
2011 FWD, I4
Conenience package (pushbutton start, power lift gate, etc)
Carpet Floor Mats
(add 6% sales tax, $200 MD allowable dealer free money, $20.00 tag transfer)
Jan 07, 2012 (8:45 am)
looking at used venza how would i know if it's awd or fwd? is there something i look for under the vehicle?
#596 of 596 Re: awd or fwd [choochooman]
Jan 09, 2012 (10:43 am)
The AWD models have a "AWD" badge on the right rear of the hatch door.
OR, you could look underneath and see if you spot a drive going to the rear wheels.