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2013 and Earlier - Toyota 4Runner Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,101
    I just bought an '05 4R 4WD SR5 last month with spoiler, sunroof, upgraded wheels/tires and floor/cargo mats. Those prices sound about in the ballpark.....if you take the 3.9% financing over the $500 rebate (if those are available in your area).

    To me, that 3rd row seat was about useless.

    So far, it's been a very nice vehicle. Rides nice (for an SUV), handles well....seems well put together. Plus, I'm getting about 20 MPG in all city driving with the A/C blasting away.
  • sdowdysdowdy Posts: 1
    Susieq1:

    I realize this is a non-timely posting, but i'm having trouble finding many good anecdotal towing references for the 4runner matching my situation.

    I'm looking at a 2005 4runner V8 for towing a Trail-Lite Trail-Cruiser C21RBH. dry-weight's 3,000 lbs, so probably 4,000 lbs on the road. It's 23' long and 8' wide (nice wind-resistant front profile :-( ) The size of the trailer vs. the 4runner's short wheelbase and narrow track concern me somewhat.

    I'm curious which model you have and what towing equipment you're using. If anyone else has feedback on this, i'd appreciate it. Anyone make a deal contingent upon a test-drive with trailer attached to the sale vehicle? (i'd think dealers would shy away on that for liability reasons)

    thanks,
    --stephen
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,824
    Hi stephen. This topic mainly focuses on pricing and the purchasing experience. If you want to talk to others who might have towing experience, there are several better topics where you'll get more feedback. Here are a few:
    Towing tips for SUVs
    Towing with 4Runner V6 (not quite, but you may find some tips)
    Toyota 4Runner

    Those are all very active discussions, so any would be a good place to find help.

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  • amychowusamychowus Posts: 5
    I gotten a few quotes for a 4runner SR5 V6. MSRP 31,141, invoice is about $28,350. quote price $28,050. That's $300 below invoice. Is this the best price in Maryland? I just heard Toyota is giving a $1,500 rebaete on the V6 this week, it that true? Thanks in advance for any help! :)
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,101
    I'm in OH, but the rebate on the V6 is $500 for it (in lieu of 3.9% financing). $1,000 rebate on the V8 models. You must be looking at a 2WD?

    In your neck of the woods, I would imagine the 4WD would be the one that would do better on resale, however.

    Don't know for certain, but Toyota doesn't usually give rebates for just one weekend. It's usually a monthly or quarterly offering.
  • smt150smt150 Posts: 1
    I was quoted 2.5% over invoice. How does this sound? I am looking for a 2005 V6 4X4 Sport with sunroof and leather (will need to be aftermarket). I am in the Philly area, and they are saying there are no rebates or special financing.

    Am I getting taken?
  • biglatkabiglatka Posts: 78
    Go to New York then, to buy it. Do most of your research over the Internet. There is a $500 rebate on V6's and $1250 on V8's in New York (ends 8/1/05). I think you can do better than 2.5% over invoice at this time of year and gas prices what they are. Your selection may be limited, although I've seen a lot of 4Runners around on dealer's lots. The V8 is a better buy, I just traded my 2004 V6 SR5 for a 2005 V8 Sport Edition (both 4x4). I should have bought the V8 in 2004. The V6 SR5 is a great truck, but V8 SE is even better. Hope this helps.
  • yuenyuen Posts: 5
    Just brought on MSRP 31,190. Got it for 27,800. That's about $500 below invoice. I am very happy with it. You should be able to do better than $28,050.
  • dawneedawnee Posts: 59
    How accurate have you found your trip computer to be with showing the total miles to fill up? Had someone tell me they show approx 420 or 430 total miles til fill up when their tank is full but have read in other posts where the computers are not too accurate on some vehicles and may vary right much so just curious of others experience with computer accuracy on 4Runners.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 7,101
    Toyota prices can vary dramatically by region. Personally, I found carsdirect.com to have the most realistic prices of any of the on-line sites for 4Runners in my area.
  • totstots Posts: 2
    You can get it for $28,500 with third row seat and floor mats The price includes dest. and handling and the dealer is Hudson Toyota in Jersey City, NJ. The internet director, sales manager and salesman are really nice and they are very helpful. They will not pressure you to buy the car. Go now because they have this good offer of 3.9% apr if you qualify. This offer is only good till end of the month. Good luck on your 4runner shopping. This is the best midsize SUV on the market.
  • captjoe06captjoe06 Posts: 3
    Are there any stripped down 4runner 4x4 v6 sr5s?
  • totstots Posts: 2
    What do you mean by stripped down?
  • cub2000cub2000 Posts: 2
    Bought a 2004 limited 4wd 4runner on July 25. I paid $29.5k for it. I think it was a good deal. The thing needed a jump start though since it sat in the lot for a while. I also bought the Toyota extra care. The salesman tried to sell me the dealer extended care, but I did research and heard enough horrors of the 3rd party extended warranty.
  • oscar01oscar01 Posts: 3
    I also just bought one MSRP 31,600. They pressured me into believing 29,100 was $100 under invoice and that is was a good deal. We walked thru the Cars.Direct website and it did say that it was $100 under invoice. But ...........now I see how bad of a deal it actually was !!!!!. Oh, and yeah, the $500 rebate is only on the V6 and only if you do not want the 3.9% financing deal. Its one or the other. The V8 rebate is $1000 or 0.0%. I assume that they are trying to get rid of the V8s due to less demand because the gas prices are so high lately. They did try to convince me that the gas mileage is the same whether its V6 or V8. Not sure about that one. I am pretty sure that I got ripped off and fell into their pressured tactics.
  • oscar01oscar01 Posts: 3
    Hi. I just bought SR5 4wd V6 with Sun Roof and Wrapped Leather Steering wheel package (audio controls on steering wheel...kind of cool.) Also had daytime running lights. MSRP 31,600 Buy Price 29,100 (not a good deal as far as I can tell.) I bought it at a Toyota Dearlership in Northern NJ on Rt17. I think you can possibly get it for 27,900 or at least 28,500. I knew it wasn't a good deal; but stayed with it cause the pain that comes with visiting a dealership was too much for me to endure on yet another Saturday. Such a waste of time. I love the car and its options; although the seats are not as comfortable as my old Ford Explorer was. Very dissappointed there.
  • oscar01oscar01 Posts: 3
    I just bought (July 26th) a SR5 V6 and plan on towing a Trail-Lite Bantam Flyer (17 feet) dry weight listed at 2600. I'll let you know how it tows. I haven't picked up the trailer yet; but the dealer convinced me it tows fine (of course he did). I absolutely would have LOVED to be able to test drive while pulling a trailer; but you're right; I doubt they would let that happen. And, also, I thought the 4Runner came equipped all ready to tow. I just opened up my glove compartment and found the trailer wires. Apparently it is not wired up yet; so I assume I'll have to 'pay' someone now to have that part done.
  • blaskyblasky Posts: 15
    Hi -
    Just picked up a fully fully loaded 2005 , V8, Limited 4runner with navigation. Only option I did not get was 3rd row seat and 4x4. Paid $34.4K + tax (includes $1500 cash back)

    I shopped this car for a while and think i got a very good price. Turns out it was $300 below dealer invoice before $1500 incentive. After sending out emails to various local dealers, I found the best price through CarsDirect.com. I actually found the best price at my closest dealer, but of course they did not have the color i wanted in stock. CarsDirect matched that price and located my car in the color i wanted. I figure if im spending that much on a car, Im going to get the color i want. No compromises at $34k right? Interestingly, some of the other dealers couldnt even match the non-reduced Carsdirect price available to everyone just by going on their website.

    While it may seem like i work for CarsDirect, i dont. It was just a very pleasant purchase experience and thought i would share the insight. This is the first time i shopped for a car online. Once I told my contact at carsdirect my exact specs, he located the car within a few hours and i picked it up the following day. It was speced as desired and there were no surprises. the entire process at the dealership where the car was at took 30 minutes. no joke!!!

    I bought my car over 4th of July weekend. A few days later the incentive on the V8s (in California) jumped from $1500 to $2000. I guess this is the game you have to play - it could have very well gone back to $500 which is what the rebate was the month before.

    Couple of suggestions -
    1) shop the price on the internet.
    2) get the very best price and then compare it against cars direct.
    3) CarsDirect will price match - dont settle for a color you dont want to save a few bucks. Also, the delivered car had an aftermarket exhaust tip that I did not spec. I told him i was not interested in it, so they threw it in free.

    Hope this helps.....
  • tcpoobtcpoob Posts: 30
    hey oscar01, dont feel bad about what you paid. from what i could tell, while certainly not the best deal, it aint bad at all. keep in mind no one is gonna get the best deal there is just like you'll never sell your stock at its highest. it's a decent deal and you saved more trips to the stealers. just take good care and enjoy your ride. think about it - over the years you own it, the diff in cost (a few 100s) isnt that big a deal.
  • New Toyota is just fabulous! The titanium metallic matches my Trek Madone bike like a dream. I can't wait to throw it on the roof rack and go! I have an '04 Sienna XLE limited so I had to get the limited 4runner. Drove the Highlander and felt cramped and sluggish. Drove the Sequoia and just felt sluggish.
    Side airbags, sport suspension, Navigation, moonroof, and spoiler =37k after rebate.
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