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Toyota Sequoia Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • sequoiasoonsequoiasoon Posts: 223
    Sent you an e-mail.
  • lee1lee1 Posts: 2
    All Southern Toyota dealers charge $575 for handling, is this firm. Dealer offer was 36,600 on MRSP of 40,750, any thoughts. What about rebates & incentives for next month (JUNE)
  • t1m4dt1m4d Posts: 2
    I'm in the market for a new Toytoa Sequoia SR5. It has to have 4WD and a sunroof. Other than those options I would take just a stock vehicle. I would appreciate any advice or instruction. I have never bought a new vehicle before so am inexperienced when it comes to beating salemen up.The local Toyota dealer is unwilling to negotiate and most of his vehicles are limiteds that are loaded. I'm in the NYC area and I will travel for a good deal. Thanks,
  • lee1lee1 Posts: 2
    Just bought Sequoia MSRP 40,750 dealer sold for 500 over invoice 36,500.
    Use internet to get pricing down (drive out price) between dealers.
    Then take that price to local dealer and talk to general manager.
  • sequoiasoonsequoiasoon Posts: 223
    How far are you willing to travel? Search on my pasts posts and see what I did. Most of the dealers stock what they can sell the most of (obviously a good idea). The region gets what the area demands. Everybody around here seems to want leather, sunroof, 4WD so that's it. Down south it's hard to get 4WD because everybody wants 2WD.

    Edmunds has great info for the pricing etc. so you know what a good deal is. I knew the options I wanted exactly and priced it here and got the TMV of what everybody else was paying. My dealer (Fred Anderson in Raleigh NC) ordered what I wanted and beat the TMV as the initial offer. I was happy with that, no need to beat up an honest salesman who needs to make a living also. The local NY dealers told me load leveling rear end was not an "available" option even though the brochure listed it. Surprise! Fred Anderson had some SR5's in stock with load leveler (but not my color at the time) so he ordered it. I brought it to the NY dealer for my first service and they were dumbfounded that I got exactly what I wanted. The look on their face was priceless when they realized they lost almost 40K because these couple options were "not available". You can also try PA dealers because they are in a different region (Central Atlantic) as opposed to NY region, New England, Southern States are some of the others.
  • aggiedogaggiedog Posts: 238
    Unless you like the headache of the haggle, try carmax.com. Check in the Washington/Baltimore area. That's only about a 4 hour drive from NYC. They have some Sequoia's that are a few dollars under invoice. Another no-haggle dealer in this area is Fitzgerald's automall (www.fitzmall.com). At fitz you can actually buy the car online and go pick it up. You may find a better price if you haggle but if you don't want the aggravation, just go to one of those guys and pick out what you want. They will have virtually all 4wd's.
  • bjacksonbjackson Posts: 6
    Thanks to everyone who participates in this message board. Some great buying information here. I am in the market for a Sequioa SR5 4x2 with CQ, DR, KE, LF, RL, PM Preferred Package. Looking to purchase in the Houston, Texas area. I am thinking that with current gas prices the dealers would be willing to sell at up to $500 below invoice and take their profit from the remaining holdback. Does the group think this is realistic? Also, does anyone in the group think that Toyota will come out with factory rebates in the next short while on 2004 models? Or is this only likely to happen late in the year to clear out the last few 2003 models. Any buying advice is appreciated. Thanks everyone!
  • madcat1madcat1 Posts: 1
    I'm buying a 2004 Limited and am looking at the pricing sheet.There is a line item for Dealer processing and handling for $575 on both the invoice and MSRP pricing. Also there is an Administration charge for $575 ONLY on the MSRP pricing. Should I be paying both in using the MSRP price?
  • nescovinnescovin Posts: 24
    Folks,

    Had the worst experience at Thomason toyota, Oregon. They quoted an invoice price on the phone for an SR5 .
    Guess I should've asked for that in writing.
    Wasted 4 hours haggling. They offerred me a horrible trade in price for my 02 Buick Rendezvous which is a pretty loaded car with 3rd row seat, leather and all. They wanted invoice + 3000 for the Sequoia. That was their last offer. Except they kept me waiting 4 hours before mentioning that.

    All in all walked away, feeling really bad having wasted most of a Sunday with these morons.

    Stay away from them. Really the worst possible customer service.
  • mksmks Posts: 3
    I bought brand new SR5 4wd 2004 toyota sequoia for $36,800. MSRP was $42,756 and invoice price was $37,337.

    Here is the options I got:
    AH alloy wheel package 1.
    PM Prefered Package includes leather.
    LF Front Fog & Driving Lamps.
    RL Daytime running lights.
    GY Driver and passanger curtain & side airbags.
    CQ Convience package
    KE Keyless entry
    DR Roof Rack w/Rails
    SR Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof
    EJ JBL Premium.
    C7 Convience package
    HP hood protector
  • nancymennnancymenn Posts: 16
    Just wondering where you got your SR5 4WD. I also assume that the $36,800 included all the listed options. Sounds like a good deal to me. Enjoy!
  • mksmks Posts: 3
    I bought this from Sansone's route 1 toyota in Avenal, NJ.
  • nancymennnancymenn Posts: 16
    Would you be willing to email me that salesman's name at this dealership? I would like to contact them. Also, please send phone number and/or email address. Thanks so much!
  • nancymennnancymenn Posts: 16
    Please clarify: the price you paid ($36,800) was the base price plus options? That was not the OTD price, was it? I still believe you got a good deal and I'm willing to fly somewhere for a good deal. Thanks for your help!
  • nancymennnancymenn Posts: 16
    I'm looking for recommendations of Toyota dealers in Macon/Atlanta, GA area. Anyone? Also, I'm willing to drive or fly for a good deal, so if you can have had a good OR bad experience, I would appreciate knowing. Private emails are also welcome!
  • mksmks Posts: 3
    $36,800 was the final price I paid including options + tax + tag + license fees.
  • I live in Jensen Beach Florida and am dealing with Toyota of Stuart. Today I settled on a '04 SR5 2WD with the following options:

    Fuel Surcharge
    Leather Faced Seats
    Daytime Running Lights
    50 State Emissions
    Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof
    Fog Lamps
    Rear Spoiler
    Roof Rack w/Rails
    Keyless Entry System
    Allow Wheel Package #2
    Convenience Package
    JBL Premium 6 Disc/10 speaker System

    MSRP: $38,984.00 (incl. Delivery)
    INVOICE: $34,371.00
    SELLING PRICE: $34,397.00 (Before TT&L)

    Spent about 25 minutes talking numbers with them. Everything went smooth since they advertise the selling price on their website. There was really nothing to negotiate. I, and they, were such an easy sale. I do wonder how much better I could have done if I were 1/2 Drew Rosenhaus. But I'm not and am happy with this deal nonetheless.
  • klinklin Posts: 54
    Hi all,

    Could any recommend a good dealer?

    Also appreciate the price you paid.

    Thanks
  • mark29mark29 Posts: 6
    I have notice rebates in TX & AZ (Southwest Region ?) of $750 for SR5 & $1250 for the Limited. I am in the Southeast region. Do you think these rebates will make it my way any time in the near future ?

    Thanks,

    Mark
  • nancymennnancymenn Posts: 16
    Have seen no rebate offers here in Georgia. Sorry.
  • t1m4dt1m4d Posts: 2
    There is a similar rebate in the DC area. I'm thinking of going for a drive. I'm in the NYC area and we do not have it.
  • nancymennnancymenn Posts: 16
    We just bought a 2004 Sequoia, 4WD, TR5 from a dealer 90 miles from our home in Marietta, GA. Did all the pricing on the internet before talking on the phone. Was easy and found better price than any local dealer, even after we gave them an opportunity to meet or beat the price. Internet is the way to go!!!
  • nancymennnancymenn Posts: 16
    Sorry...meant to type SR5, not TR5.....!
  • Hi Klin:
    I'm in the market for a Sequoia Limited 4x4 and right now the dealers in the Sacramento area are quoting $100 over invoice. For a nicely equipped vehicle.

    FE,GY,QA,HY,EJ,RF,E5,7R,32,HP
    Before TT&L: $42,007

    Do you think that's a good price?
  • chetgchetg Posts: 3
    Hi tom1,

    I'm currently shopping for a Sequoia as well but i have interest on Limited 2WD.I really am planning to buy by year end hopefully the 2005 model is available for test drive soon. (However, i would not mind a 4x4 Limited.) I wanted to ask what was your Total price (out the door $price) including the extended warranty for 7 yrs. Thanks for sharing your experience in buying your SUV. Sounds like you got a good deal. Do u mind sharing the info. on tax rate in your neighborhood? I live in Tempe AZ but not sure what they charge here for taxes on vehicle purchase. I've done most of my research on Edmunds and am very pleased to learn that it does WORK. Looking forward for your reply and other great experience in car buying that you've had.

    Thanks,
    chetg
  • Purchased a Toyota SR5 Sequoia with:
    Leather Seat Package
    DVD Entertainment System
    JBL Premium 3in1 w/ 10 Speakers
    Alloy Wheel Package #2
    Convenience Package
    Fog Lamps
    Keyless Entry
    Rear Spoiler
    Roof Rack
    Daytime Running Lights
    Toyo Guard Protection Group (This is an option I would have rather opted out of)

    Total: 35,900.00. According to the dealership, 20 bucks under Invoice. I would have gotten the $750 rebate in addition, but opted for 36 months with zero down and zero interest. I was on the fence on this one, but the zero down/interest seemed like a pretty good incentive.

    What do you think?
  • vargvarg Posts: 12
    Jdomin,

    Where in Sacramento have you looked? Roseville, Folsom, Maita, or Elk Grove? I am in the market for a 2004 limited 4X4. Thanks!
  • petro33petro33 Posts: 192
    I ahve purchased three new toyotas from Miata on Auburn Blvd. While they take the usual 2 hours of negotiation, they will make a fair deal. They always started out lower than sticker and eliminated some of the arguing that is the usual fair for some other dealers. Worked with some at Foslom Lake Toyota but their price was just to high, their service dept is top notch.
  • dowdydldowdydl Posts: 3
    Does anyone know of any dealers in the San Antonio or surrounding area that are willing to sell a Sequoia Limited for the TMV. At least within $500 of the TMV. Your responses are greatly appreciated.
  • Just drove the 2005 SR5 in Denver. Several dealers have one now. Ask local dealers, however several dealers we called said they didn't have any (sales people didn't know) and weren't expecting them until October. When we went in to drive the 2004 another salesperson said that they got one in the day before. It was an SR5.

    carpoolmom
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