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#28 of 47 Re: OTD price? [dadof2plusdog]
Oct 24, 2010 (9:43 am)
Really appreciate the response. Would you mind if i ask which dealership this was from and if you have the sales contact. I understand that it's against the rules to post salesperson names...maybe you can just include the initial. This is a great help!
#29 of 47 sales tax
Oct 24, 2010 (6:39 pm)
So if you purchase a car in another state do you have to pay sales tax? As one person posted or only in that state?
#30 of 47 2011 Toyota Sienna SE
Oct 24, 2010 (6:40 pm)
It is hard to find SE models. I cant decide if I want white or black. Any advice?
#31 of 47 Re: 2011 Toyota Sienna SE [cjc4]
Nov 02, 2010 (4:25 pm)
Try Pre-Dawn Gray.
It matches the black interior very well.
We just bought one in SoCal on 10-24-2010.
It took me 3 months to find one.
I think ours is the only Gray SE in town.
#32 of 47 Re: 2011 Toyota Sienna SE [jabc]
Nov 02, 2010 (5:28 pm)
I say Pre-Dawn Gray as well. Have not seen another SE in that color in the Philly area since we got it in August. I think it is the best color, luckily didn't have a hard time finding it. I did read thought that only 15% of Sienna production this year were SE models, that might explain your difficulty in finding one.
#33 of 47 Re: 2011 Toyota Sienna SE [dadof2plusdog]
Nov 02, 2010 (8:42 pm)
In SoCal, all they ship over are either white or silver with just few in black.
Black is fine but it will need frequent carwash which is not a good idea in SoCal.
My pre-dawn SE looks really cool.
We got many compliments about the color.
Worth all the efforts to find our SE.
#34 of 47 Opinions needed on my offers for Sienna SE 2011
Jan 14, 2011 (12:15 pm)
I live in NY. I have been researching and considering to buy the Sienna SE 2011 (preferably in Black, pre-dawn gray 2nd choice). Below are the offers I am receiving through my internet inquiries. Please let me know what do you all think of this prices. They do not include the NY tax and the DMV fees. The tax is 8.875% and the new plates will cost me $350.
My selected options are:
PREFERRED PKG (SP)
· PWR TILT/SLIDE MOONROOF W/SUNSHADE (MR)
· DUAL SCREEN SEAT-MOUNTED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (9E)
· REMOTE ENGINE START (V4)
The offers are:
1) $33,038 + $249 dealer doc fee + tax (8.875%) + dmv (350) = OTD = 36569
Note: This dealer is NJ with 7% sales tax but I calculated as per NY state
2) $33,138 + $75 doc fee + tax + dmv = OTD = 36503
3) $33,538 + tax + dmv = OTD = 36864
Are these prices on the higher end in NY or is this what people are paying? How much more negotiation room do I have? The first and the 3rd quote is through ZAG. I understand the dealer would honor that, but do they go below that price as well?
The third quote is from a dealership very close to my house but they don't have the vehicle in stock but located one for me with the behind the seat mount dvd system. At one point, she told me without the dvd, it would cost me $31038. I really liked that option but she's telling me she can't find any without the DVD. I don't want to pay $2000 just for the dvd system.
So I filled out the form on ZAG including the dvd just to see what offers I get.
Another question is if I pay the NJ tax which is 7%, do I have to pay the remaining NY tax which is higher at the time of registering the vehicle or do states have some kind of an agreement where NY state would accept NJ state tax.
Is it better to negotiate on the invoice price or the OTD price? How much lower can I go on these invoice prices? And, will I have better luck if I told the dealer I will pay all CASH.
I would really appreciate all your responses. Also, if you see a similar deal in the NY NJ or PA area, please inform me, I am not in rush but do need to buy and I'm liking the SE.
#35 of 47 Re: Opinions needed on my offers for Sienna SE 2011 [elvism]
Jan 17, 2011 (9:40 pm)
We got our SE in October, 2010 $500 below invoice.
We used Zag.com as base line and got $200 lower.
It was a very good deal at that time (So Cal.).
You may want to do the same.
I believe Zag.com's price has dropped a little bit.
Good luck !
#36 of 47 Re: Opinions needed on my offers for Sienna SE 2011 [jabc]
Jan 18, 2011 (8:20 am)
Thank you for your response. You mind telling me the price you paid with the options you selected. And are you saying the dealers will still negotiate a bit on the ZAG pricing?
#37 of 47 Re: Opinions needed on my offers for Sienna SE 2011 [elvism]
Jan 18, 2011 (9:49 am)
I bought my Predawn Gray SE in August in Philly:
SE Preferred Package
Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof with Sunshade
Towing Prep Option:
Carpet Floor Mats/Door Sill Protector
MSRP was $34,299, I paid $31,142 ($32,532.83 OTD). I registered it in Delaware so no tax, but 3.5% title fee.
As for negotiating the OTD price vs Off the Invoice price, I read that the OTD price is a better way to negotiate. Some dealers may offer you a sweet deal under the invloice but then add closing fees to regain some money (ie $499 dealer processing fee). Also, I found negotiating the OTD price was much easier to compare the offers from different dealers. Just make sure to ask for a breakdown of the numbers in the OTD price so you can see everything.