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Toyota Tacoma Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • kee0017kee0017 Posts: 3
    would like to know where to get that 2008 trd sport for 26000.00.thankyou
  • kee0017kee0017 Posts: 3
    would like to know where to get that 2008 trd sport for 26000.00.thankyou
  • gruntgrunt Posts: 6
    I am looking at a 2008 Tacoma access cab 4X2 with the TRD package with auto transmission. The MSRP for the truck is $26,108. They are telling me that they are selling me the truck for $100.00 over invoice at $23,820. With the current $1,500 rebate the total price for the truck is $22,320 before tax and tags. I like to get feedback to see if this is a decent price.

    I am looking at the Nissan Frontier 4X2 with the NISMO package with auto and the audio package. They are only coming $900.00 of the price but they have a $2,500 rebate. The MSRP for the Nissan is $25,900. Trying to decided which way to go.

    Any help would be appreciated.
  • hangtime03hangtime03 Posts: 13
    Hi - apologies, but typo above. It was 26.6K. That said, the dealer offering the price has not responded to my inquiries to verify...so I'm going to say it wasn't a valid offer.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    A 2wd access cab for 22300 is mediocre. Even worse if it is 4cyl. A Frontier 2wd like it with a v6 and alloys with pwr should be about 19000.
    You could probably get a Frontier Crew cab 4 dr 4wd auto with hitch and power package (bed extender, pwr, alloys etc) Msrp 27500 for 22500 or less. This may even be for the long bed also. Nismo like it (if you could find it) would be about 24000 or perhaps less.

    With a well equipped Honda Ridgeline AWD RTX available for 22000 or less (MSRP 29000) all day long and possibly the RTS(msrp 31500) for 23500 I would definitely research that before any 2wd options. It is a helluva truck and in addition to being able to haul drywall and such between the wells and being a roomier truck has a turning circle less than the Frontier and possibly Tacoma. Lockable trunk in bed is a unique touch. Tailgate flips down as well as opens sideways like station wagon and is still rated a higher tailgate load than the others. Gas mileage is probably the same as competition. All V6's

    Good luck
    --jjf

    I am looking at a 2008 Tacoma access cab 4X2 with the TRD package with auto transmission. The MSRP for the truck is $26,108. They are telling me that they are selling me the truck for $100.00 over invoice at $23,820. With the current $1,500 rebate the total price for the truck is $22,320 before tax and tags. I like to get feedback to see if this is a decent price.
  • kee0017kee0017 Posts: 3
    hangin there handtime in a couple of months they will be begging you to pay them 26.600.
  • ocautoseekerocautoseeker Posts: 425
    In regards to the Nissan... when you say they're only coming off the price by $900, do you mean they are only discounting the truck $900? If so, that's ridiculous - this is an invoice or below truck.

    Rule of thumb - any vehicle that has manufacturer incentives (i.e. rebates) = at or very near invoice on the selling price. There's a rebate for a reason. Vehicles that are in high demand (not the case here) will have no such offers.

    Fwiw... I like the Tacoma over the Nissan, but do a side-by-side comparison before you make up your mind.
  • agc409agc409 Posts: 5
    Every time I walk out of a dealership I feel like I've paid too much, although I've always done my research on Edmunds and KBB and always get very close to my target price. Today, after buying the Tocoma, I feel worse than I've ever felt and I'm not sure why.

    Got the Indigo Ink Pearl Tocoma, Access cab with SR5 and floor mat option. They had to go to another dealership so claimed they didn't get the holdback of $416 on the truck. Edmunds invoice was $719 lower because in the dealer cost was included a T.M.F. (Toyota Marketing Fee). Sticker on the truck was $23989 and closed on it at $21682 after $1150 cash back. He said he was selling it at employee pricing at $22832 or $400 over invoice minus, of course the $1150 cash back. Using Edmunds I figured my high offer at $20984; a difference of $698 or very near the T.M.F. fee they claim to have to pay.

    I don't know why, but I feel almost dirty after this deal. I purchase a new vehicle about every 2-3 years and have never felt this bad. Don't know why.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Edmunds TMV can be unrealistic, especially on trucks. The kbb wholesale (trade in) price of a used 07 v6 with auto is probably in the 16k range. 5k+ is too much to eat for the 1st 12 months of driving, especially with the dismal mkt for trucks.

    Dealers are pretty good at working the Tacoma crowd for money though, numerous stories of 200000 miles etc out there. You've got a fairly mediocre deal there, but you could have done much worse. If the truck was of a particular color and type and you are picky, if you had to pay up you had to pay up.

    Happy drivin
    --jjf

    Every time I walk out of a dealership I feel like I've paid too much, although I've always done my research on Edmunds and KBB and always get very close to my target price. Today, after buying the Tocoma, I feel worse than I've ever felt and I'm not sure why.

    Got the Indigo Ink Pearl Tocoma, Access cab with SR5 and floor mat option. They had to go to another dealership so claimed they didn't get the holdback of $416 on the truck. Edmunds invoice was $719 lower because in the dealer cost was included a T.M.F. (Toyota Marketing Fee). Sticker on the truck was $23989 and closed on it at $21682 after $1150 cash back. He said he was selling it at employee pricing at $22832 or $400 over invoice minus, of course the $1150 cash back. Using Edmunds I figured my high offer at $20984; a difference of $698 or very near the T.M.F. fee they claim to have to pay.

    I don't know why, but I feel almost dirty after this deal. I purchase a new vehicle about every 2-3 years and have never felt this bad. Don't know why.
  • agc409agc409 Posts: 5
    I think I could have eaten into some of the TMF and DHB if they hadn't had to go 91 miles up I-10 to snag the right color truck for me. At least that's how I'm trying to justify this deal in my mind.

    They had a black tocoma on their lot they were offering a better deal on, but again, that truck was on their lot. Can't do black vehicles; way too hard to keep clean.

    I guess you're right, being picky cost me a few bucks. Thanks for helping me justify : )
  • flashsimflashsim Posts: 2
    Just bought a base 2008 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 4dr Double Cab 5.0 ft. SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A) with carpets and door sills.

    MSRP: $23225
    Invoice: $21114
    Got it for $19677 + T/T + fee ($99).

    My 300K miles tacoma is ready for retirement :-)
  • heywood1heywood1 Posts: 839
    Here in western PA, I paid $22,750 ($23,750 minus $1,000 rebate) + tax for '08 Access Cab 4x4 V6 Auto base model. Only options were sliding rear window and mats/door sills. MSRP was $25,139. Dealer (close to my home) had to locate due to color (silver), and I could have had a white one in stock at another nearby dealer for for $210 less. (Silver and white seem to be what's left of '08's with rebate in my area). I probably could have trolled the internet for a dozen quotes and saved a few hundred more, but time is money-- and the service manager at Baierl Toyota has been helpful with the frame issue on my '01. Inspection is tomorrow.

    Amazingly, two other nearby dealerships that provided initial quotes never followed-up. And I clearly indicated I was ready to buy (cash) within 24 hours.
  • gruntgrunt Posts: 6
    After looking at various trucks I decided on the Tacoma. I bought a 2008 double cab 4X4, off road TRD, auto, tow package, and floor mats.

    MSRP: $30,194.00
    Purchased: $26,444.00 before tax and tags.

    I went with the 2.9% interest rate instead of the $1,500.00 rebate. There was one other dealer that had two trucks like the one I bought but they had the TRD sport package and me and my wife did not like the hood scoop. They were taking $5,000.00 off the truck not including the $1,500.00.
  • nvabruinnvabruin Posts: 1
    Last week got an '09 Tacoma Access Cab 4x2, 4-cylinder, auto transmission, and SR5 package #2. Got for $20k including destination fee in Northern Virginia. Looked for 4-cylinder '08 but from my research, difference for '09 was only $500. Also '09 has side airbags and traction control as standard, and '09 SR5 #2 option includes rear camera (and maybe some other things that weren't as important to me). Wanted the 4-cylinder for gas mileage and they weren't easy to find in an '08 anymore. Really wanted 5 speed manual but couldn't find one with SR5 #2 option.
  • ocautoseekerocautoseeker Posts: 425
    agc409,

    Don't feel badly - it sounds like the dealer was "fairly" straight with you. He was correct about not receiving the holdback - that will go to the original dealership. The advertsisng fee 'aka' TDA is a legit fee that Toyota dealer's pay directly to their distributors. This charge is on the factory invoice and thus why the price you see on edmunds differs by a few hundred bucks.

    That truck probably could have been had for invoice or $100 over, but you certainly didn't get taken advantage of at $400 over. Plus, $1150 is a pretty generous rebate on a Tacoma - they're usually not much more than $500-$750.

    You did fine - now enjoy your truck!
  • agc409agc409 Posts: 5
    ocautoseeker,

    Thanks for the vote of confidence. After careful consideration, the fact that they went up I-10 a good distance to another dealer to snag this specific truck, and had to cross state lines another 70 miles to a Mazda dealer in MS to get the best Bid to Buy on my trade (an 06 Mazda 3) I couldn't be happier. I have never enjoyed a vehicle as much as this Tocoma. I love everything about it. The ride is fantastic, it's very comfortable, and there is almost no road noise whatsoever. It's actually quiter than my wifes fancy dancy Chrysler 300M. The composite bed the Tocoma has is fantastic; all models should emulate.

    I couldn't be happier with this truck.
  • linusboylinusboy Posts: 1
    I am looking at a 2009 Double Cab 4x4 w/ Sport TRD & Towing Package, Mats.
    MSRP is $30,500 Invoice is 28,050.
    I have gotten a quote at Invoice - is that good or should I be able to better - this is on a 2009.

    Same Dealer has a 2008 similar equipment except the 08 to 09 differences like Side Airbags, VSC etc. I can buy that for $2,400 less (Includes the current $1750 rebate).

    They don't seem to want to discount further - I am inclined to go w/ the 2009 - seems like a year difference exceeds the price difference down the road when it comes time to sell.

    Any Comments??

    Is Invoice decent for a 2009??

    Thank You,
  • wvj100wvj100 Posts: 1
    I don't know about 2009 prices.

    I have been looking for a 2008, similar to yours, in Indiana, Double Cab 4x4, Long bed, w/ Sport TRD & Towing Package.
    MSRP $31,443 Invoice $27,561
    My best price so far $26,705
    I think I may be able to get about $25,900 or so but not there yet.

    I think that $2,500 depreciation from 2009 to 2008 sounds about right.

    The side airbag would be the only reason for me to consider a 2009.

    Good Luck
  • sounds like a good deal. Whatever you do ,do not go to kings toyota in ohio.We had terrible experience there and costed us a lot of money. The dealer lied his foot off to us. Part our fault for not catching the trickery he pulled on us.We let are gaurd down and tried to trust this person and he took full advantage of this.Called the manager and wasnt willing to help.Why should he done got are signature.Please any one going to kings toyota, be very very cautionshed. They will tell you one thing and sneak in something else.Read papers 10 times before signing if you have to,dont let them pressure you or take advantage of you cause your disabled.Will go into more detail later to upset to keep going.Good luck
  • Thought I'd run this by you guys as it's my first brand new purchase. I'm getting a completely basic Tacoma, with the only option being air conditioning.

    Their listed invoice price is $15174, which includes the air conditioning package, silly floormats/spare lock and destination/TDA/holdback/holding fees. I was told I could get this for $15000 even, so with other random fees (dock fee, electronic vehicle registration) and tax/tags I'm at $16720. Then they will apply $1000 cash back, and a $400 recent college graduate rebate making the final out the door price $15320.

    Sound like a good deal?
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