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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Sienna Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • rmcmrmcm Posts: 4
    In reply to: "We bought a 08 Sienna XLE with EVP#(leather and moonroof), Tow prep at $400 below invoice (27.9K) +TTL. We also have a trade in but the trade-in value we received from this Toyota dealer is the highest among 5-6 dealers we visited. It beats the next highest by $1100. I'm sure they still make money on both the new van and the trade-in but seems like a good deal for us."

    Where did you buy from? My dealership is telling me the Edmunds invoice is incorrect and won't even come close to that deal. We live in Oklahoma.
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    You can hold your grounds to the info that you got on buying price and trade in price but the problem with that transaction is most dealers will try to get you coming and going and you have to be careful on how much are you willing to give in on the purchase and on the trade in. It is a difficult balance to maintain..good luck to you
  • mary36mary36 Posts: 52
    How much would it cost for a Sienna with DVD, Navigation, sunroof, power doors, leather and XM?

    Can you get a back-up cam? Is there in-floor storage?

    Thanks... I'm just a bit confused about all the packages Toyota offers.
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    go to the TOYOTA USA site and build your Sienna..that will be the only way to tell for sure..
  • mary36mary36 Posts: 52
    But wouldn't that price differ from actual deals made? Are there any dealer incentives going on right now or rebates?

    How about this... I'll scroll back through this thread and get an idea about pricing... but what trim level and package should I be looking for (with the above options)?
  • ucltuclt Posts: 2
    So you are $400 below the dealer's invoice? What is the delta between Edmunds invoiced and the dealer's invoice? What is the MSRP of your purchase? Thanks.
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    Mary36,go to the Toyota Usa site and look around and build a Sienna the way you want it,is that simple. The price given there is MSRP(window sticker). Then go to Edmonds and build the vehicle again,but in Edmond you will get the MSRP,invoice (what dealers pay) and what most people are paying in reality.
    Your main toll is to be informed before you go to the dealer,remeber their objective is to sell as high as possible and your to buy as low as possible.Must times we shiuld meet in the middle right?..good luck to you
  • Thanks, Juice. I will be asking you a few questions about the vehicle soon - let me share a story (purchasing experience) with yall. Lots of drama going on with this minivan purchase - long story medium -

    The family vetoed my decision to buy the minivan. The logic - "You get all your goodies like HID and Dynamic cruise, we want the DVD, nav, and backup camera, too. Besides, we know you have been saving up for an Acura MDX, so now don't skimp on us". I tried to convince them about Portable Navi and 12.2" screen aftermarket DVD for $900+installation, but they just wont budge. Sooo -

    A few days back we test drove a Sienna like that with dealer A, and I rejected it because of high price ($41,397+TTL). The deal for $34,805 was at dealer B. I went to dealer B, explained the situation and offered him the difference of MSRP between the 2 vans, if he could do a dealer transfer. He wanted $600 more for the transfer, realized that it didnt make sense for me, and gave me back the $1K I put down for the van the day before.

    I call up dealer A, offer him my negotiated price at dealer B + difference of invoice between the vans - $37K for the $41,397 van. He agrees. Next morning he calls me to say he cannot sell me the van for $37K, I need to pay $146 more, and that was his best price. So I agree to $37,146+TTL.

    Yesterday we (the whole family) went to the dealership, signed up the paperwork while they detailed the van, gassed it up, etc. One interesting conversation with the F&I manager trying to sell extended warranty and services - he wanted me to buy the 7yr/100K miles for $1,450. My response- "Yes, I would like to buy it, but on Edmunds, I read that I can buy it for $880 and any time before the 3yr/36K mile warranty expires. Why should I buy it from you, and now"? He didn't try to sell me anything else.

    By the time all this was over, the babies got cranky, and we had to rush back home. So the sales guy could not show us how to operate all the thingies in the van. I just drove the van home and somehow parked it in the garage (couldn't figure out how to fold those external mirrors). I plan to go back to the dealer sometime and ask for these things.

    Summary: Got the minivan for $37,146+TTL, Sienna Limited with EVP#2 (DVD, Navi, Backup Camera), Package (HID+Dynamic Cruise), running boards, spoiler, tow package, leather, moonroof, power folding 3rd row seat, that Vehicle Shield package - the whole 9 yards. I guess having a happy wife is more valuable than spending an extra $2,341+tax. It still comes down to $4,251 below MSRP, and on a 2008 model, so I am a happy camper.

    Best wishes, - M.S.
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    You did better than you think the average difference between invoice and sticker is about $4k...now you mentioned that you got power folding 3rd seat....I thought that that option was only on the FWD and not the AWD..congrats and enjoy it in the best of health and you are right a happy wife is a must...I am picking up my Sienna limited AWD with evp #1 and towing package tomorrow...do we need a mnivan?..NO!..we are retired but wife thinks about the garnd children (1 so far and she id 21/2)...lol.....
  • You did well. I hopefully will pickup my XLE LTD tomorrow. The final price $36,067.00 for below:
    XLE Limited w/ options FE-emissions, GV-XLE Limited base model comb, HZ-Laser Cruise/HID headlamps, QL-XLE package #2, RM-daytime running lamps, TH-power third row seat, and CF-floor mats.
  • dhishidhishi Posts: 4
    I got my 08 LE $3K below MSRP looks like yours too is similar.
  • Are there any active cash back programs that are currently active on 2008 Sienna? Any help will be apppreciated
  • hause7hause7 Posts: 153
    I am not sure, but in my area Sacramento,CA this weekend you can get an 08 LE for $23,400, they have like 20 in stock.
  • no cash back, but following APR on 2008 Sienna.
    3.9% APR for 36 months
    4.9% APR for 48 months
    5.9% APR for 60 months
  • Now that sounds like a really good deal!!
    I just cannot see spending 40K on one of these ?!?!?
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    I just picked my Sienna this morning (Limited AWD,evp#1 and towing packge) the only I bout extra was the tire insurance,since the run flat tires acn be VERY expensive.That added another $10 a month on my lease and I think is worth it (remember no spare!)ah..it also covers the wheels....
  • Hi..I am in Central NJ and just wondering HOW you got this deal! What was the MSRP?...I have a lease on an 04 ( which was somewhat disappointed with little things going wrong ) and am debating an Odyssey or (GASP!) the Caravan or T&C with the new 2nd row swivel seats...Haven't bought American yet.....TIA
  • madhuvmadhuv Posts: 2
    Hello All:
    what is the best price to pay for it fully loaded ( Guesstimate) is fine.
    I tried to configure one by one pkgs and missing lot of stuff.
    any help
    thanks
    madhu
  • svofan2svofan2 Posts: 440
    Try Glen Toyota )David Geyer business manager, can be very helpful ,very nice people all around,willing to work with prospective cuatomers..it will be worth your while..what do you have to loose?...I was very happy...Toyota Sienna great van..
  • Oh, my van is FWD, not the AWD. I figured that in the plains, I won't need the AWD. Hmmm, so I got the 8 yards, not 9. Guess we needed the minivan because we need some vehicle to carry 4 adults and 2 infants in carseat around.

    Good to see so many people are jumping on the bandwagon of XLE Limited - I didnt want to be one sore thumb sticking out - M.S.
  • We have 4 adults and 2 infants in car seat in a 7-seater Sienna. Where should we put the car seats, and why?

    Our initial thoughts - move the 2nd row right pass seat to the center, to have easy access to 3rd row. Then, we tried 2 configurations - (A=adult, B=baby, top=vehicle front)

    Conf #1:
    A.A
    BB.
    A.A

    and
    Conf #2:
    A.A
    BA.
    .BA

    With Conf #1, it is easier to put the car seats in, but adults have no easy access to babies. On the plus side, you dont need to fold any seat for getting into 3rd row.

    With Conf #2, an adult can reach each baby to stick in a pacifier, but we have to fold the seat and climb into the van to put the car seat in the 3rd row.

    We also tried Conf $3 briefly -
    A.A
    BA.
    A.B

    Now the A in the 3rd row is complaining with a feeling of being unable to get out of the car all by herself. We still need to fold the seat to get the car seat in. So far Conf #2 is what everyone is OK with. Any other suggestions?

    Hosts: Please move the post to an appropriate forum if this is not the right place. Thank you, - M.S.
  • nmh3nmh3 Posts: 2
    Thanks M.S.,
    Your post is very helpful. I am deciding between the usual suspects (Odessey & Sienna). I am in Dallas too and would like to know which dealers you visited. I understand disclosing dealer names is acceptable in this forum. Appreciate your help.

    Thanks,

    NH
  • HELLO!I have been to 2 dealerships in SoCal one guy pushy and annoying BUT without knowing my credit said he could get me lease for $350, the other guy ran the credit and said $480 leased with 12K when I said no that i wanted less and more miles said no I was going to walk out then another guy came around said he would see what he can do after much bs finally got 420 but as we were going to sign says that only 12K I said no we discussed with other guy and said 15K got in my car and they running after us said OK We still left because I got sick from all this anxiety and pressure sales pitches BUT now I am worried because I originally wanted $400 payments and they said no way with my credit so why did they go to $420 from almost $500 PLEASE help me tell me if I can get a lease of $400 or better with poor credit BUT have great income and am rebuilding my credit after a BAD last 4 years. I need ADVICE soon I need to lease soon or should I wait till November will there be more deals then. HELPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!
  • Hello NH,

    Dealer A: Pat Lobb Toyota in McKinney, TX.
    Take US75 North from Dallas, as you enter McKinney, you can see the dealership to your left. Take the 1st exit (I think ElDorado Pkwy), and make the double 270 turns to get on SB access road.

    Dealer B: Toyota of Plano, 1001 Preston, 75093.
    Take Preston Road North. After you cross Pres George Bush Turnpike, the dealership is to your left. Basically, NW corner of Preston and PGBT. If you need the sales person details, send me a private e-mail.

    For Honda, I visited Lute Riley Honda in Richardson (on SB US-75 between Arapaho and Campbell) and Frisco Honda at the crossing of US121 and Dallas North Tollway (N-W corner).

    Hope this helps. Good luck on your car shopping, - M.S.
  • Where are you located and did you have a good FICA score, average or poor just curious because I want to lease my Sienna LE 2008 and only has DVD (the large size) that is it nothing else oh yeah the 2 sliding doors and they are being really .... on price. I walked out and they called saying they would do 9 dollars less and that was it it had to be done deal I feel like I am being stiffed AM I????
  • I am located in the Dallas area, and yes, I do have good credit score. Having said that, I wouldn't know whats a fair deal on leasing a Sienna LE. Personally I think leasing is a waste of money, but thats my opinion. Good luck in your car shopping, - M.S.
  • luckylouluckylou Posts: 308
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  • siennamisiennami Posts: 116
    Your lease deal sounds much better than mine and than others that I've seen. Of course no one can tell you what to do, ultimately you must make that decision. Some will tell you that leasing is a bad idea, but sometimes depending on the company, you might convert to a conventional loan. The prices that you've mentioned don't sound that terrible. Keep working on those salespeople until you get the deal that you want and need!

    Best wishes!
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,896
    A reporter seeks to talk with owners and serious shoppers of the 2007 or 2008 Toyota Sienna who are also parents. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to jfallon@edmunds.com no later than Thursday, November 15, 2007 and include your city and state of residence as well as the age of your child/ren.

    Thanks for your consideration,
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    Corporate Communications
    Edmunds Inc.

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  • I need help! I'm looking at buying this in the next 2 weeks. I'm sooo lost! I'm a truck girl so this is a BIG change for me!

    Looking at the Toyota 2007 LE. The one main option I know I want is the sliding doors on both sides being power. I do not care for the entertainment system of DVD. What option am I looking at going with for the sliding doors being power? I also live in suburbs of Chicago, so will the snow be an issue???? Please any help is appreciated!

    Jan :confuse:
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