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Toyota Sequoia Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • xierxier Posts: 99
    Dookie - the deal sounds about as good as it has been for the Platinum.... That's the problem with the Platinum's - I was told they are less than 1 percent of total sequoia production (not sure this is true) and as we know there are not as many left - especially if you are set on a color...

    I never looked at the QX - actually did not like the look of the Nissan version but I love GADGETS and I hear the QX has some must have's (Keyless is one).

    Btw - what color did you want - what one are you settling for?
  • Thanks for the feedback. Wife doesn't like black or white or graphite interior and she is the primary driver for this one. "Settling" for Desert Sand Mica. Closest Toyota dealer to me has no platinums.

    Advantages of QX versus Sequoia Platinum in my humble opinion are more "bling," keyless fob entry, interior much nicer with wood in dash, better and more leather, better NAV system, CD burn option. But you gotta like the exterior look. Advantages of Platinum are better room in 3rd row, better designed 2nd and 3rd row, very nice center console, Toyota quality, and less expensive. Ultimately decided the advantages of QX were not as important for us and have owned Toyota before.

    kmrboston: yes, Libertyville also. They've got 3 Platinums if not mistaken. I'm sure the Internet price quoted included all of the cash rebates. The $5,000 is now $4,000 in Chicago area.
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    I'm with you on the Plain White - but I have never seen a Platinum in the Arctic White -- only in the Pearl which I actually like. I 2 ended up with the Desert Sand (I call it GOLD) and really like the color. Originally Wife liked this color and the Pearl White but when it came time to "PULL the Trigger" Desert sand it was.... for some reason I was KEYED on getting a below 8 mile car... and the Gold had 2 miles on it so I was sold.... had looked at a Pearl but at 100 miles and in rough condition it was no go.

    QX- Good thing I did not look at the QX - I may have been sold on the interior and options as I tend towards Gadgets. Ultil I got serious about buying a Platinum I could have been swayed -- but once I was in the thick of it a Platinum Sequoia was buy that would work.

    I did not realize they changed the rebate -- when I purchased it was 4K + 1K Cash Back. Which part did they reduce?
  • Now 3K + 1K cash back or 1K + 0% for 60.

    Glad to hear you are happy with Desert Sand.
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    Interesting they would reduce the rebate.... perhaps they are selling through at a better clip than forcasted -- although I find this hard to believe.

    I like 72MO/Zero on the QX - that's the kind of financing I'm talking about...
  • dookie86 - yes, the internet price that they have listed on their website includes the rebates...about $11-12K below MSRP on their Ltds. i was quoting a spec. sheet the dealer had emailed and subsequent phone calls made, but they couldn't find the color combo with options we wanted. plus we felt rushed with only a couple days before their 'clearance' event ended.

    we were hoping for more incentives, but it's been a disappointment. hoping it gets better as the '09s roll out. we'd like to buy before baby #3 comes and we run out of room in the 4runner.

    are the sequoias moving in the midwest? i certainly haven't seen a lot of the road in the chicago area. the incentives here didn't seem as enticing as other regions... $5500 cash back in san diego, 0% for 72 months in the southeast, $6000 cash back in boston! (all places we have lived in the past couple of years, so i was curious)
  • Purchased a 2008 Sequoia Limited 6 months ago. No problems and just had it in for the 5000 mile service..

    One question however, there is a small round light built ino the botom of my side view mirrors that i assume would illuminate down towards the running boards. I cannot find any info in the manual on how they turn on, etc... ? I have never seen them on with marker lights, interior lights etc...

    any ideas on this?
  • You did not mention what engine you have ? 4.7 or 5.7 ?

    I guess those winds are treating you well sir, cause my platinum ( 5.7) has never seen better than 15.8 yet..... I average 14 between local and highway...
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    Plat 5.7 Here - and on 3rd tank and am happy being in the 14's.... think High was in the 15's but had a good bit of freeway on that tank. Overall not unhappy with the fuel economy -- I just look at 08 MDX's on the road and know they get a bit less than my BIG V8 :-) and all worries about gas go away...
  • I agree there does not seem to be too many '08 Sequoias on the road in Chicago area, but here are the national facts. Toyota sold 3,195 Sequoias in August, UP 86% from a year ago. Year-to-date they sold 22,562 Sequoias, UP 38% from 2007. That does not sound like a vehicle that is struggling as much as people say it is. To be fair, last year was probably lower than expected as buyers waited for the new model to be introduced. But for all of 2006 Toyota sold 34,315 Sequoias, so 2008 can't be viewed as disappointing.

    There are very, very limited numbers of Platinums with the scheduled Toyota plant shutdown now underway. Before I bought in L'ville I checked six surrounding dealers and four did not have a single Platinum. Happy hunting.
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    Dookie - did you pull the trigger?
  • yeah, I did the deal I posted earlier. Now that we've had it for a few days I really like the Desert Sand color. Kids and wife love it!
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    Congrats - Did you have the mat+first aid package and Laser Cruise?

    Did you opt for the 47.5 or 50.5 option? Were you able to get them to throw in any accessories - how about the 7/100 warranty?

    I'm about to pull the trigger on a new Platinum, but wanted any feedback. I've read all of the recent posts here. I'm in the Chicago area. MSRP is $59,045. Pretty much fully loaded. In my area Toyota is offering either $3K + $1K = $4K cash back OR $1K and 0% for 60. You can't get the $3K if you finance. Dealer will sell the vehicle for $47,500 OR $50,500 with 0%. I compute invoice at $52,417. I might try to get a couple accessories in the deal, but this seem consistent with other posts. I want Platinum for a few reasons and there are not many of them. I've already compromised on color. Any and all thoughts much appreciated. BTW, I compared mainly to QX which I can get for $54,500 with 0% for 72. Thanks.
  • iontrapiontrap Posts: 138
    Has anyone had success recently getting $2-$2.5k below invoice and 0% financing? Earlier this week I made a crazy low offer to a dealer near Atlanta that I've been talking to for a few weeks now. I told the saleswoman that I'm in no hurry to purchase but if I was offered a deal I couldn't pass up, I'd jump on the deal. She invited me to make an offer so I offered $36k OTD and 0% financing, for a Limited 2WD w/nav. It's been a couple of days with no response, maybe I'll hear something by Monday. If this doesn't work out I've found a couple of low mileage used QX56's to look at.
  • sbell4sbell4 Posts: 446
    iontrap said....."It's been a couple of days with no response, maybe I'll hear something by Monday. If this doesn't work out I've found a couple of low mileage used QX56's to look at."

    I will help you out and answer for her.....go ahead and take a look at the couple of low mileage QX56 and let her know if there is anything she can do for you in the future.

    oh, and thank you for your time and the opportunity.
  • iontrapiontrap Posts: 138
    You may be correct, I did take a look at an 07 this morning, it was very nice! The only question I now have is do I want a 2nd row bench seat or bucket seats. The biggest advantage the Sequoia has is the engine!
  • I made the drive from Albuquerque to Phoenix this past week to pick up my 2008 Sequoia SR5 4x4 with 5.7 engine. The two ABQ dealers are owned by the same person and are known for not negotiating with you. I called Camelback Toyota in PHX to ask about a Sequoia they had listed on their website. They emailed the specs with a price of $33,900. Sold!!! That’s with the $4000 rebate they currently have going. In addition to the options listed above, its white with grey cloth interior, towing package, cold weather package, back up camera, standard radio (but still sounds pretty good) and tinted windows all the way around. As for MPG, we had to keep it under 65 mph all the way back for the engine break in period. Coming through the mountains just outside of PHX, we got 17 mpg. That’s with 6 and 7 degree inclines / declines. Once we got on the open and mostly flat highway, still keeping it under 65 mph, we got an impressive 20.9 mpg. So far, I love this vehicle, a ton of room inside for passengers and cargo, lots of power to muscle your way up the mountains and the 6 speed transmission is smooth and refined.
  • Folks,
    I just purchased a SR5 4x4 and drove for about 135 miles (local and Highway mix). The Accessory meter keeps showing 10.4 MPG. Is this display accurate? I see some posts here for 18 or 19 MPG. Is anything wrong with my new car? Appreciated if you can share some experience with me.

    thanks
  • I'm not sure what to tell you. I didn't get the MPG read out on my Sequoia so I'm having to do it by hand. Probably not as accurate as the computer read out but its the best that I can do on mine. I already posted what I figured, 20.9 Highway, under 65 mph. From previous post, people are getting better MPG once they break in the engine, hopefully yours will do better in the near future.
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    Congrats on your purchase. Buying in Albuquerque is a pain in the [non-permissible content removed] - too small of a town for any real competition... Been there and done that.

    MPG - Foks tend to average 13 to 14 in town and 17-19 on Highway... I'm on my 3rd tank (08 4X4 Plat) and my high was 18 with 99 percent Highway and 14 with Mixed.

    10 Sounds a bit low -

    When you say accessory meter - I have a Plat so I'm assuming you are using the built in computer? -- That's where my readings are coming from. I did not realize this is an "ADD/Option".

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    Folks,
    I just purchased a SR5 4x4 and drove for about 135 miles (local and Highway mix). The Accessory meter keeps showing 10.4 MPG. Is this display accurate? I see some posts here for 18 or 19 MPG. Is anything wrong with my new car? Appreciated if you can share some experience with me.

    thanks
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    Iron - what was Invoice on the model you offered on?
  • iontrapiontrap Posts: 138
    I believe invoice on the Limited is $43,658 with these options:
    5.7L engine
    Leather
    Nav
    2WD
    Roof Racks
    Fog lights
    Running boards
    Auto dimming mirror with Homelink

    Got a reply saying they couldn't do the $36k OTD on the Limited but could do it on an SR5 with the same equipment listed above accept JBL instead of Nav. Invoice on this, according to Edmunds, is $36,515 and this is with 0%.
    How does this deal on the SR5 sound?
  • Thanks for the reply.

    Mine is SR5 5.7 4x4. I read the manul again after I posted this question. There are two MPG can be displayed when you press the INFO button. One is AVG MPG, the other is INST MPG. Today I reset the AVG MPG and drive a few miles local, now it is better: it shows 12.5 ~ 13.5 AVG MPG. I feel much better :)
  • I'm looking to purchase a 08 LTD which has an msrp of $55,900. I was hoping to get near invoice or around $50,000 since dealers are clearing them out in anticipation of 2009. Is it reasonable to expect the $4000 rebate (assuming I don't use the 0% financing) in addition for a final price around $46,000?
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    Iron - Depending on what your tax rate is 36OTD on that would be a good deal. If you can live w/out having the limited decal on the side then I'd say go for it.

    Or - you could ask for their best offer on the Limited if you really want Limited. In general 12K under MSRP was near the best number posted - that was w/out Zero Percent.
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    You should be able to get it for 4K under invoice w/out the Zero Percent. Again posted above 10 to 12K under MSRP has been a target for folks looking for best deal w/out zero.

    Cashback when I purchased was 1K - and it was taken off the total purchase - I actually had to pay "TAX" on this amount - and I have heard that others have had to as well... Pita.
  • iontrapiontrap Posts: 138
    Here are the details of the offer I was given. Tell me what you think. I'm going to ask them to FedEx me the paperwork signed by the sales manager before I make the 3 hour trip. My tax rate is 7%.

    SR5 2WD with these options: 5.7L engine, leather seats, power driver seat, JBL 6 disk changer, roof rack, fog lights, running boards, auto dimming mirror with Homelink. You will pay off my last remaining lease payments of approximately $1647.49 and accept my offer of $36,000 OTD with 0% financing for 72 months and I will pay my end of lease fee.
  • This site was very helpful to me so I thought I would let you know the deal I got at David Maus Toyota in Sanford, FL. (Just north of Orlando)

    2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited
    Paid $43,750 out the door. No trade. Options: Leather; floor mats; Moonroof; navigation; rear backup camera/sonar; roof rack; automatic trunk; running boards; electric rear fold down seats; center DVD; rear spoiler; captain chairs second row. Lots of other little stuff that is either standard or small options on the Limited. I think I covered the biggies.

    Hope this helps someone.
  • Please share your experience, if anybody bought in and around Atlanta, GA
  • Hi! Wonder if toyota would ever offer rebate plus 0 percent APR if they end up with still too many 08 sequoias as the new year draws near. I got my running shoes ready and pointed to the closest dealership just in case.
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