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Toyota Sequoia Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • 774774 Posts: 101
    The QX 56 and Armada are basically the same vehicle. I am sure there are some differences but I was never interested in the vehicle to do any serious research to compare the two vehicles. I like the appearance of the QX 56 over the Armada and used it to compare to the Sequoia. I might see one Armada on the road for every Five QX56 I notice on the road.
  • Been reading/posting here for a bit, so I wanted to share my experience.

    Ordered a 2010 Platinum (Slate / Redrock) on October 12 and got it delivered on November 24. MSRP was about 61K...Paid 56,100 after $500 rebate Toyota is offering to vehicles placed in a business's name (did not find out this pleasant surprise until signing all documents)...also took advantage of 0% for 36months.

    Put almost 1,000 miles on it in one week. Nav and bluetooth are much better than expected, as I had heard others were disappointed. For long trips the Radar Cruise control rocks...it is amazing. I did not touch the gas or brake for a solid 2 hour stretch on the PA Turnpike...incredible technology. My 2 kids were were happy with DVD and the Boxer had plenty of room to stretch out and lay down in the cargo area next to all of our luggage.

    Very happy so far. :)
  • Just purchased a 2010 Black Limited. With DVD player, mats and tint, MSRP came out to 51078. Purchased for 47500 (50198 after TTL). Also got 7 year platinum warranty for 1800 additional. Not sure the original price on that, but the original offer was the 5 year gold warranty for 1600. So I saved something, at least.

    Not terribly impressed with the DVD player ($999 model, not the $1400 model shown on toyota.com), but overall quite satisfied.
  • Hi,
    Havent posted here in a while but just wanted to share my buying experience.
    About a month ago traded in my 2005 V8 4Runner and got $20K for it.
    Was really looking for a limited with Nav and DVD.
    Bought a 2008 SR5, 5.7l 4WD for $33K with 7Kmiles. It has leather seats, power 3rd row, flip down rear view camera, bluetooth, no nav, no dvd. Just installed headrest DVD system for $1300. Am planning to "limitize" it my self!! I have to say this truck is incredible and I think I got a pretty good deal. By the way I pay cash for my vehicles so I think for $13000 plus tax of 8.62% I made out OK. Good luck everyone else in your Sequoia hunting!!
  • mjohnr99mjohnr99 Posts: 193
    Here is November. Tepid sales continue. Not getting better, but not getting worse. Although, as sales started to die at the end of 2008, year-over-year comparisons may become more difficult to interpret.

    Same format explanation for November: Sequoia was down -18.9% in November 2009 versus November 2008.

    TOYOTA RETAIL SALES
    (INCLUDES FLEET & HAWAII)
    November, 2009
    ----- CURRENT MONTH ----- -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE --
    DSR % DSR %
    2009 2008 CHG 2009 2008 CHG
    YARIS 3,557 4,545 -14.9 58,726 97,911 -39.6
    COROLLA 21,899 21,807 9.2 262,654 328,878 -19.6
    CAMRY 27,385 25,224 18.0 321,878 411,342 -21.2
    VENZA 4,140 0 N/A 48,591 0 N/A
    AVALON 1,944 2,502 -15.5 24,361 40,354 -39.2
    PRIUS 9,617 8,660 20.7 127,907 151,025 -14.7
    SCION xA 0 0 N/A 3 39 -92.3
    SCION xB 1,392 2,161 -30.0 23,705 43,426 -45.0
    SCION tC 866 1,728 -45.5 16,951 39,632 -56.9
    SCION xD 822 1,386 -35.5 13,531 26,680 -48.9
    TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PASS. CAR 71,622 68,013 14.5 898,309 1,139,289 -20.6
    ES 4,110 4,116 8.5 41,954 58,899 -28.3
    HS 1,407 0 N/A 4,719 0 N/A
    LS 1,057 1,272 -9.7 9,249 18,804 -50.5
    SC 34 83 -55.5 670 1,870 -63.9
    GS 596 721 -10.1 6,367 14,559 -56.0
    IS 2,851 2,749 12.7 33,924 45,893 -25.6
    TOTAL LEXUS PASS. CAR 10,055 8,941 22.2 96,883 140,025 -30.3
    TOTAL TOYOTA PASS. CAR 81,677 76,954 15.4 995,192 1,279,314 -21.7
    SIENNA 7,488 6,153 32.3 75,509 109,043 -30.3
    RAV4 11,512 9,260 35.1 132,346 128,225 4.0
    FJ CRUISER 1,108 2,147 -43.9 10,338 25,500 -59.2
    4RUNNER 1,689 3,310 -44.5 15,161 44,171 -65.4
    HIGHLANDER 6,213 7,887 -14.4 73,676 96,870 -23.4
    LAND CRUISER 159 186 -7.1 2,071 3,574 -41.6
    SEQUOIA 1,397 1,873 -18.9 14,627 28,294 -47.9
    TOTAL SUV 22,078 24,663 -2.7 248,219 326,634 -23.5
    4X2 TACOMA 3,531 4,511 -14.9 50,414 75,486 -32.7
    4X4 TACOMA 4,102 4,137 7.8 51,913 60,478 -13.5
    TOTAL TACOMA 7,633 8,648 -4.1 102,327 135,964 -24.2
    TUNDRA 6,379 6,607 4.9 70,515 128,058 -44.5
    TOTAL PICKUP 14,012 15,255 -0.2 172,842 264,022 -34.1
    TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. LT TRUCK 43,578 46,071 2.8 496,570 699,699 -28.5
    LX 313 424 -19.8 3,230 7,407 -56.1
    GX 209 1,008 -77.5 5,733 15,044 -61.6
    RX 7,923 5,850 47.2 81,564 74,249 10.6
    TOTAL LEXUS LIGHT TRUCK 8,445 7,282 26.1 90,527 96,700 -5.7
    TOTAL TOYOTA LIGHT TRUCK 52,023 53,353 6.0 587,097 796,399 -25.8
    TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. 115,200 114,084 9.8 1,394,879 1,838,988 -23.6
    TOTAL LEXUS 18,500 16,223 24.0 187,410 236,725 -20.3
    TOTAL TOYOTA 133,700 130,307 11.5 1,582,289 2,075,713 -23.2
    MEMO:
    DOM. COROLLA 21,756 16,365 44.5 231,793 235,685 -0.9
    DOM. CAMRY 27,201 24,781 19.3 312,270 404,051 -22.2
    DOM. RAV4 4,500 37 13119.7 40,614 37 110451.6
    DOM. HIGHLANDER 3,919 0 N/A 4,942 0 N/A
    DOM. PICKUP 14,012 15,255 -0.2 172,842 264,020 -34.1
    DOM. RX 5,521 5,000 20.0 54,419 55,389 -1.0
    SELLING DAYS 23 25 280 282
  • md001md001 Posts: 2
    I wanted to know if Toyota will bring back any cash Incentives like last year's $3000 cash back or sweeten the deal on the 0% interest rate to 48 or 60 months in December. Looking to buy a Limited in a couple weeks. Thanks
  • Doubtful. In Mid-Atlantic current incentives run through 1-4-10. Also, the $3,000 last year was for the 2008 model late in the year. There are no 2009's to discount, so the incentives they are currently offering are on 2010's. IMO, you are better off in the long run with resale.
  • nomznomz Posts: 7
    A lot of folks are posting here about buying a GL vs. a Sequoia. I had a 2008 GL550 and just sold it. I couldn't be happier. Horribly designed car. Very poor quality tires and will hydroplane at the slightest drizzle on the road. I couldn't go faster than 70 on a highway when it would rain. Access to 3rd row is horrible. I have two kids. With the two car seat in the second row, the seat will not fold down for access to the third row rendering it useless. With a infant seat and a toddler seat, there was no room in between them for anyone to sit comfortably. GPS is horrible. Searching for a restaurant by name is like pulling teeth with pliers. No touch screen and rather the button and arrows to use. IPOD integration is even worse. You cannot select which song to play. The IPOD control is in the steering wheel only and all you can do is play next. The system will pick out the song on its own randomly. The DVD player in the back used to make me scream. Its located under the rear passenger seat. If you have to change a DVD, you will have to pull over, go around the car, get under the seat and change. The controls are via a remote and accessible by rear seat passengers only so the front seat people cannot change the song or movie. No wireless headphones. No bluetooth kit. For a $80k car, MB still wants you to pay $400 for a bluetooth adapter. I regretted buying that car and couldn't be happier kicking if off my driveway. Waiting for toyota to improve the incentive on sequoia so I can go get that. Save your money folks. Do not buy a MB just because it is a MB.
  • Wasn't sure if anyone knew for sure, but is it only the platinum that qualifies for the 179 deduction since it has a curb weight of 6045.

    After plugging some numbers into a calculator, I came up with a savings of around $19,000, assuming I use it all in year 1. This is based on a purchase price of $55,000 (taking the 500 deduction for putting in company name) for a loaded platinum - if so, what a great loophole!!
  • aujimaujim Posts: 4
    The gross vehicle weight (GVWR) is what has to be over 6000 lbs. All of the Sequoia trims are over that limit. The max Section 179 expense is $25,000 and there is also the 50% bonus depreciation in the first year.
  • kiiwiikiiwii Posts: 283
    May I ask how you calculated 19000 savings? Is it based on 100% depreciation and 30ish % tax bracket? Thanks.
  • So - does SE have incentives for December 09 for Sequoia Ltd? I was offerred only 3.9% last week...excellent credit score -
  • aujimaujim Posts: 4
    Yes, they still have 0% for 36 mos. and 1.9% for 48 or 60 mos.
  • 774774 Posts: 101
    The incentives offered on the Sequoia are a disappointment when compared to other companies like Nissan or GM. I was expecting Toyota to be competive but so far they have not been serious. Toyota should offer some cash incentives on this model if they want to move the inventory.
  • I traded a '01 Expedition for a new one....put 113,000 miles on the '01, other than tires,brakes, fluids and filters no problems

    Wonder what those '00-'03 Tundra owners whose spare tires are falling out because of frame rust have to say about Toyota quality
  • 774774 Posts: 101
    I have owned two fords bought brand new and they were a lot of problems.

    The E150 conversion van was a constant source of problems from the ac leaking freon to the windows jamming, ac fan switch burning out several times .The alternator also caught on fire while I was driving to work.
    The Grand Marquis torque convertor failed at 60,000 miles along with the jamming windows. I have two relatives who also bought the car new all different model years and they had the exact same problems. I still get notices from ford warning me of electrical problems that can cause the vehicle to catch on fire. My relatives now buy Toyota or Honda and would never consider ford

    One of my neighbors ford F150 burned to the ground while it was parked in front of his house. One of my co-wokers was able to experience the same joy of watching her mustang burn up in front of her house.
    My employment also gave me the opportunity to see a town car that caught on fire while parked in the owners garage causing extensive damage to his house.

    Wonder what all those owners of ford products think about when thier cars, trucks and vans catch on fire.I donot think fords motto of quality is job one comes to thier mind.
  • It is based on 100% depreciation, 35%, I just used this calculator:

    http://www.section179.org/section_179_calculator.html

    May not be right on, but there is enough to justify.
  • kiiwiikiiwii Posts: 283
    we recently got a recall notice for our 1999 E-150 cargo van. Some speed control module needs to be replce due to the risk of fire. They advice not to park close to buildings when shut off.

    It's good that recall is available. But, why would it take 10 years for Ford to realize the recall???
  • 774774 Posts: 101
    We can only speculate as to why ford does not fix reoccuring problems that are reproduced each year in the same models. Perhaps they want to use up the parts in stock to save money or they just dont care.
    The Grand Marquis I once owned had transmission problems that continued for several years into each newer model year.
    The vehicle also had window motors that had to be replaced more than once which was also a reoccuring problem from one model year to the next.
    The E150 van was just a complete nightmare with several electrical problems from the alternator, to switches, window motors, and even gears in the window motors going bad. The windows jammed at least 12 to 15 times each before I sold the
    vehicle. The air-condition system was worked on several times but continued to leak at the fittings used to connect the refrigerant lines. Gm used a screw on type fitting that was on my Oldsmobile and I never had a problem with the ac. The alternator on the 5.0 engine was also a reoccuring problem as they had a tendency to start fires. The speed control module is another reoccuring problem that continued for years in several models. The problems listed above would lead one to think that ford knew about the problems but they continued to use the same design and parts in each suceeding model year.

    The vehicles made by Toyota are not perfect but they fix problems once they are aware of the problem.

    I will never buy another ford product based opon personal experience on just how poor a vehicle can be made and designed.
  • Is anyone seeing more than a handful of 09 Sequoia's on the lots? They aren't going to have to put out "decent" incentives until a bunch of these start sitting on the lots for awhile will they?
  • Was the credit for opening a line of credit, or simply putting in business name. If the latter, what is the program name?
  • Just left the lot and purchased a 2010 Sequoia Platinum. Paid $1,000 over invoice ($55,300) and got the 0% financing for 36 months. Also got a 7yr/100k extended warranty for $1,800. I feel like i got a good deal but let me know what you think. Don't forget that if you buy by year-end, sales tax is tax-deductible under Obama's stimulus plan.
  • Keep in mind that this year sales tax is a deduction, not a credit. That means you will only get a % of the sales tax returned to you based on your tax bracket. If you're in the 15% tax bracket, you will only receive 15% of the sales tax back when you file your 2009 taxes. So if you bought here in TX, you would only get $518 back from the $3,456 you paid in sales tax. Better than nothing, but not as stimulating as it would be as a credit instead of a deduction.
  • 774774 Posts: 101
    I think that is a great price when you consider Toyota is not offering any cash incentives.
    I ordered one a couple of months ago at $732.00 over invoice or about $3,200 off sticker. The dealer called me last week and expects the vehicle to come in some time in January
    The extended warranty how does that work? Is the warranty from Toyota,or the dealer? Can a Toyota dealer out of state service the warranty?
  • sirrafsirraf Posts: 55
    Has anyone purchased Tire Chains for their Sequoia? If so, where did you get them and would you recommend the brand?
  • nomznomz Posts: 7
    Just picked one up. 2010, LTD, 4WD, Navi with rear seat DVD.
    MSRP: $55945
    Price paid: $50,333
    5year/100k warranty: $1100
    + TTL.
    There is extra $500 off if you put it under your company's name but the company must have established line of credit with Toyota Credit. I was told that this requires last 2 years of returns and an extensive review which is not really worth the $500 you can save.
  • I placed it in my company's name, utilized 0% for 36M, and signed on as a guarantor...so I did not have to give 2 years, they just went on my credit score. I would much rather do that than supply tax returns.
  • Just an FYI for those considering warranties after purchase. If you do you should get a toyota backed plan and check out Littleton Toyota out of Massachusets. I bought my 5yr/80K Platinum (same as new car bumper to bumper) for $699. Google them, you can get a no pressure quote online, unlike many others that require you to put in your info and then have a salesman call you.
  • nomznomz Posts: 7
    I did the same but was told that its not possible. I will call Toyota Financial to discuss this. Will update as soon as I get some resolution. It's a good price but why not fight for another $500.
  • mjohnr99mjohnr99 Posts: 193
    I also think that sounds like a good price. There are very few Sequoias on any of the dealer lots in the mid-atlantic. Based on the scarcity, I am not expecting incentives to come soon, so I decided to see what initial price I would be offered here on December 30th. For a Platinum with 60,073 MSRP, I was just offered tonight 56,170 + tax/title/tags. That seems to be a fair price for today's supply/demand situation, but probably not the price that would get me to buy tomorrow.

    It's almost like this situation with Toyota has reached a stalemate for me.
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