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Toyota Tacoma Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • ceejayceejay Posts: 2
    Rumpletzer- I had multiple offers from Longo in El Monte, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego. All of them were Internet sales. Just forward your quote request, sit back, and wait for the quotes to come in. Then, start with the lowest and work from there. Most dealers want your business so they'll try and beat each other's prices. I actually got more than I originally asked for (Linex, bed extender, alarm, TRD package).
  • stygzstygz Posts: 1
    I just ordered a 2004 Tacoma double cab, Limited with the TRD package 4X4 and got it for $26,460 out the door.
  • If you are going to respond to this please e-mail me at drdjacobsdc@optonline.net. I found a dealer with 13 fully loaded 4x4 tacomas left over from 2003 brand new with 11 miles on them. who cares but the sticker price is $25,545, I told the dealer I will pay $20,500 and no higher, the dealer told me $21,900 possible $21,400, but I will not budge on my price, what do you think of my situation and what direction do you think I should go. I dont know what the invoice is, but I will throw in this piece of info just for laughs. The dealer told me that the $21,900 is a steal and I should get down there ASAP before they sell them all for $23,000 (lets get real its April 2004 already)
  • 21,400 sounds like a bit much, especially for a 2003. My father bought a brand new loaded Tacoma 4x4 (2.7L Auto)in 2002 for just above $20,000.

    I just purchased a 2004 Tacoma 4x2 XtraCab 2.4L Automatic for $16,250. That included the SR5 Chrome Package (LX), Convenience Package (CQ - Power Windows & Locks, Tachometer, Sliding Rear Window, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control), Bucket Seats (BU), and Carpet Floormats (CF - which is NOT worth ~$90)

    This price isn't something amazing that I can go brag about, especially since this is the last model year for the current style Tacoma. I do feel that the price is OK though.

    This truck reminds me of a car with a bed in the back. The gas mileage is good for a truck, but the 2.4L and 2.7L engines definitely lack power for any heavy duty hauling.
  • Thanks for responding, but when you add in 4x4 add $2000 then add in V6 engine add $2000 and I am basically at my price compared to yours, do happen to remember what you paid for dealer fees and all of that crap before they gave you the keys to drive home? What state did you buy it in
  • clseibclseib Posts: 8
    Does anyone know if the current $1000 rebate on Tacoma will really end on May 3 like Toyota says? Or is it just a marketing tactic to get people to hurry and buy now but then just keep extending it?
  • nidatcnidatc Posts: 3
    Toyota will not extend the date of a rebate. Pay attention to the rebate "window" and purchase before the rebate expires. Don't fret if you miss the deadline though. Another rebate opportunity will present itself in the near future.
  • nidatcnidatc Posts: 3
    Options: SR5 w/Chrome
             TRD Off-Road
             Convenience Package
             Bucket seats
             Carpet floor mats

    Dealers MSRP sticker: $22,756
    Invoice: $20,423
    Negotiated price: $20,342

    I made a phone call to the Fleet Manager at Sierra Toyota in Lancaster, CA, and I ultimately negotiated a price of $20,133. They didn't have the truck on the lot, but would have to drive it up from San Diego. She e-mailed the price breakdown of the truck, which I then presented to my home town Toyota dealer, who happened to have the exact same truck on his lot. The sales manager was not at all happy with that price, and I couldn't get him to match it. The best he could do was $20,342. I based my decision on the fact that my home town dealer is only a 15 minute walk from my house, and the Lancaster dealer is a 90 minute drive. I also wanted to support my local business. He threw in free lube, oil & filter for a year.

    Remember, do your homework. I spent a lot of time at Edmunds.com, checking prices and researching. Knowledge is power. During negotiations, the sales mgr. came down further on his price after I mentioned the profit they earned on "holdback". A little bluffing doesn't hurt, either. :)
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    What was your "out the door" price, including any and all dealer and Toyota add-ons, tax, tag & title? I've never bought a Toyota (looking at the Highlander and Tacoma) and what I've seen here in central Florida is that the dealers add on all kinds of crap fees.
  • nidatcnidatc Posts: 3
    My out-the-door price was $21,330.06 This includes tax (7.25%), license ($225),documentation ($45), and we here in CA have a $1 per tire "tire tax", so counting the spare tire (!) that's an additional $5.

    I refused to pay the $196 "TDA" (Toyota Dealer Advertising), and the dealer eventually backed off.

    Use the Edmunds "build your vehicle" tool that gives you the breakdown of each option on your vehicle. Pay no attention to the MSRP, but only utilize the invoice price. Remember the "holdback" which is 2% of the base MSRP. Edmunds has a good article on how to figure it out. The holdback on my vehicle was $359. ie:, If Toyota sold me the vehicle at invoice, they would still make a profit of $359, so don't let the saleman cry that they are "losing money on the deal" by selling at invoice.

    Hope this helps. Good Luck!
  • camroccamroc Posts: 1
    I had been searching around all over southern california all the way up to San Luis Obispo for this exact truck and I found that it was a rather hot commodity and the limiteds would sell out fairly quick. I recieved an online ad from the dealer in Ventura quoting $500 dollars under invoice. I was extremely skeptical and when I called other dealers to see if they could match it they called the specific dealers name and said, "He is Lying!" I had the guy in my hometown of santa barbara only down to $300 over invoice. So I went down to ventura and then stop at longo further south but when I got to ventura the internet saleman was true to his word!

    I Paid:
    21,977.00
    OTD 23,982.00
  • 4x4chris4x4chris Posts: 10
    Black'01 tacoma xtra cab 4x4 SR5
    V6 5 speed manual Trd
    power options
    plus a camper
     
    45k miles
    15995
     No accidents! supposedly in good condition
    havent test drove or inspected it yet but
    really considering to buy this!
    Let me know what u think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    You might try posting this in forum "Real World Trade In Values". There's some very knowledgeable folks there, specifically Terry. Be sure to include location info.
  • 4x4chris4x4chris Posts: 10
    i'll do that, thanks mikefm58
    i appreciate the help!
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    I just bought a 2004 Prerunner Xtracab 4x2 4 cyl, options include (LX) SR5 chrome package, (ST) 16" styled steel wheels, (WR) sliding rear window w/privacy glass, and carpet mats.

    MSRP $19680
    Price 17614
    Dealer fee 700
    tax tag & title 1383
    rebate -1000
                   ------
    Out the door 18697
  • I just bought a Dbl Cab 4X4 in Columbus, Ohio. It has a V6, Conv. package, SR5 color-keyed package, TRD off-road package, carpet floor mats, and bedliner.

    MSRP = 27,156
    Inv. = 24,300
    Price = 24,000
    Doc. fee = 100
    Ohio Sales tax = 1627
    Title = 15
    OTD = 25,742
  • I just bought a Tacoma Extracab, 2WD, 4 Cyl, 5 Speed.
    Got the SR5 w/Chrome, Bed Liner, Bed Extender,Cruise Control, Styled Steel Wheels, Carpet Floor Mats, Bucket Seats, Spare tire Lock, Lunar Mist color.
    Includes a 6 (six)Year, 75,000 miles Plat Wrap Around extended warranty
    Out The Door was $17,044.00 .... (includes all tax, doc fees, rebate) The truck had 1700 miles on it from previous owner who failed to get the financing. Since it was not ever registered with DMV, still classified as NEW. Suppose that is why they gave me the 6 year 75000 mile warranty.
    Have not checked to see what the DMV wants yet to register.
    Finding the truck was very difficult, few left or high demand ?? Purchased from major dealer here in Las Vegas. Only thing I was a little up-tight with was the part of doc fee that is nothing more than a theft insurance. I fee like I got a good deal and I guess that is all the really counts.
  • rollyso2rollyso2 Posts: 7
    Just wondering if anyone could provide guidance on a used Tacoma? I'm looking at a 1998 SR5 V6 X-Cab with TRD, 5-spd., all power, etc. Ask is $9,000.
  • antmanantman Posts: 1
    01 DoubleCab Limited V6 Auto
    2WD w Rear Locking Diff
    TRD Offroad Package
    Snug Top
    All Power, Fully Loaded
    Matching SnugTop, Bedliner
    Alloy Wheels
    31,000k
    Silver
    Very Clean

    $18,000 from private seller. I needed to take it in for the 30,000k service, which I'm glad I did, since they found a leaky water pump which was then replaced under warranty. Other than that, the vehicle seems to be in exceptional condition. Carfax was clean. I'm very pleased with this purchase thus far.
  • this will be my first truck purchase and could use some help. I am considering buying a
    04 tacoma double cab with
    LL Limited Package,
    OF TRD Off-Road Package
    DH Towing Receiver Hitch (Class II)
    LU Bedliner (Under the Rail)
    FB High 4 Selector Switch
    CF Carpet Floor Mats
    WI Spare Tire Lock

    dealer is looking for $25,000 includes $500 rebate. I live in Boston, the MSRP accoridng to this site is $25,667, is this a good deal, anything else I should consider. thanks
  • izenizen Posts: 1
    I would hold out for a much better price break on a leftover 04 model. Dealers are finding it almost imposible to moove them.

    Since the new and completely revised and improved 05 models have come out the resale on the older styles has dropped significantly. Even before they came out last summer I was looking at a couple hundred under invoice or about $2k under MSRP for the old model.

    check the price that the 04s are selling for on this site or someplace like carsdirect and I think you will find that no one is paying anything close to MSRP on 04s.
  • Last Tacoma I helped a friend buy (last year) I bought for invoice (u can get invoice price from edmunds), less the rebate. I can't imagine why u couldn't buy one for that now, since the 2005s are out. I used to sell cars, and help all my friends buy theirs now.
  • Purchased a black 05 Dbl Cab 4X4 Short Bed 6 speed manual Off-Road Package. Here's the details.

    MSRP-28,509

    Our purchase price= 26,650+ 5% WV sales tax
    with floor mats and cargo net included. Price already includes the 565 handling/delivery fee.

    We have 4 dealers in this area. After getting this price I called around. One dealer didn't even have the truck in yet, one said the best they could do was 27,500, the other said 26,700. All dealerships here have VERY limited selection. The one that I bought is the first 05 this dealership is getting. Arrives soon?.

    I know that if we had waited later in the year we probably could have got a better deal, but my wife just totaled our last car (she's ok) and we had to buy now. Anyway, does that sound like a decent deal? Thanks, hope this info helps others.
  • Need help w/ cost of a 05 Double Cab w/OG Package. I've been to 3-different dealerships in the Phoenix,AZ area. SS Toyota/Tempe Toyota/Big Two Toyota. The best deal is w/ SS Toyota which is offering me $24,200 for the 05 Tacoma. The salesperson states that's just $400 over his cost. Do you think this is the best deal I'm going to get or should try and negotiate for less?
  • I assume it is the 2 wheel drive. If it is the 4 wheel drive then you are getting one heck of a deal.
  • john500john500 Posts: 409
    The current Toyota rebate is $1,000 according to this site. For $25,000, I assume that this price also includes automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive (which you will need in Boston, 2 WD's have horrendous traction). Depending on availability, you could probably do a little bit better. I haven't seen many 04' Tacomas left on the lots here (Louisiana). Tell the dealer you are looking at an 04' Nissan Frontier 4x4 if he doesn't come down on the price. The reliability is reported to be as good and they don't nickel and dime you with all of the options.
  • I received quotes from two dealers in western Washington for $600 over invoice. Try Kelly Blue Book website or Consumers Report Car Buying Kit for invoice prices. Kelly Blue Book is free.

    I placed an order with the dealer who was located in a better sales tax area. Vehicle delivery due the end of January 2005. MSRP $33,500. My price $29,732.
  • Just picked up my Double Cab 4x4 auto with the Off-Road Package #2. I had to wait over a month for it to come in(it had to be white). options include 6-disc changer, bed mat, Exhaust tip, and floor mats. Invoice price was $26,688. I paid $27,008 which includes $144 for dealer locate fee, $124 title & doc fee and a few pennies over invoice for the dealer. I know they have there holdbacks, but I still thought this was a good deal. Another dealer was going to charge me around $700+ over invoice.

      

    I love the truck. Rides great! Steering wheel seams a little close to the dash, but no big deal. It's nice to have all the useful storage compartments inside. Maybe I'll actually be able to keep all my tools organized in my truck.
  • I bought a 2005 taco from a dealer costco sent me to. After I found the one i wanted he said the 2005's taco's were excluded from costco deal! I emailed costco auto people and they said 2005 tacos were included in the costco deal...anyone have any information on this?
  • I used different zip codes at Costco's website to obtain the names of the Costco reps at various dealerships from Tacoma, WA to Vancouver, WA. Only two of them provided me quotes: one in Tacoma at $600 over invoice, and one in Vancouver at $500 under MSRP. When I asked the salesman in Vancouver if his price was the Costco price, he lied and told me yes. I believe that he lied because Sam's Club in Auburn, WA had a vehicle displayed in front of their store, and it was about $2,500 under MSRP. These two stores are competitive in pricing.

     

    I thought I might go the Costco route, but the secretive pricing left a bad taste in my mouth. Evidently, each salesman makes their own "contract" with Costco on their prices.
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