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



  • Where can I get a new 2005 4 Runner SR5 for $25000. Is this in Colorado or do I have to travel out of state for this deal?


  • w/ 17" wheels, spoiler, roof rack, side air bags, hitch, tourneau cover, upper $27K (after rebate) + TTL. Is this an ok deal or an awesome deal? I'm in the early stages of my research. Thanks!
  • dima1dima1 Posts: 17
    Are 2006 4Runners made in Japan?
    I am getting V6 SR5 quotes of about $30K for package C in NY with the $750 rebate.
    It looks like it is 1K below invoice. Good deal?

  • locomolocomo Posts: 29
    I bought a SR5 4WD V8 in Memphis, 6 weeks ago for $25,300. A V6 was $27,500 which sounds weird, but hey this is Memphis. I was in CO, about a month ago, and in the Denver paper they were advertising V6 4WD for the same price I paid for the V8. Later got an oil change in Colorado Springs, and they said Memphis pricing was the exact opposite of theirs.
  • woodywwwoodyww Posts: 1,797
    I'm looking at 2 different 2005 Limiteds (on one of the on-line used car sites), both with around 10K miles. One at a dealer for $29,987, the other by a private seller for around $32K. Obviously, the one at the Toyota dealer is a much better deal, "if it's still available"--I can't call today because it's a Holiday. But, are these fairly good prices for low-mileage '05 Limiteds? In the ballpark? TIA!
  • after months of indecision am the very happy owner of a new 06 ltd.
    loaded with x-reas,side air, hitch, stereo upgrade, lugs, + all the standard stuff of the ltd. Almost bought the sport but the ride of the 18" tire, nice leather seats, and very nice JBL stereo pushed us into the ltd for few thousand more. 37,754 with the 3.9 financing and got 1000 more on my trade then expected. Nice folks at Beaver Toyota in Santa Fe, NM.
    What a ride this suv is!
    thks to all for all advice! Anybody know much about the protective coatings on body & inside that dealer it negotiable after the sale? Is it worth doing?
  • I found a new 2005 LTD at the dealer. V6 with a navigation system. MSRP is $42k and I am curious to see what type of discount I can get.
  • Ready to buy in California: 2006 Toyota 4Runner V8 Sport Edition 4x4

    Here is what I found today: the dealer invoice was shown to me for "Model 8686A"

    $31,812. Invoice price which shows total model & FIE
    Then they add
    605.00 Del Proc & handling fee
    434.00 TDA (Toyota Dealer advertising fee!)
    32,861 total invoice price (before rebate)
    +150 over invoice is what they want (fleet price, supposedly)
    $33,011 is what they are asking

    45.00 Doc fee
    2562.00 sales tax CA
    311.00 DMV fees

    -750 rebate

    35,178 out the door

    QUESTIONS: am I obligated as they claim to pay the following:
    605.00 Del Proc & handling fee
    434.00 TDA (Toyota Dealer advertising fee!)
    or Are those negotiable? (the salesman claimed that it's written in stone...)

    And: The invoice stated "Invoice does not reflect dealers ultimate vehicle cost in view of $672 reserve and $336 wholesale finance reserve which are returned to the dealer, and any rebate allowance and incentive which are paid to the dealer"


    So it looks like there is another $1000+ in there as padding too... suggestions on which of the above to push back on, and what is a realistic price to expect to pay would be appreciated! Seems to me the advertising fee is just a rip off and the processing and handling fee is mighty suspect... Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode with the fee on the fee fee... ( I will reciprocate with the final price paid after the deal is done!)
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    605.00 Del Proc & handling fee
    434.00 TDA (Toyota Dealer advertising fee!)

    These are "garbage fees". You can do research here on Edmunds for the correct price. I would go to a large mega-dealer" and offer 250.00 over invoice. These things ARE NOT IN DEMAND. I purchased an '05 Sport w/V8 (4X2) at Crown Toyota in Ontario. They will deal here, or Longo Toyota as well. Remember, $250.00 0ver invoice OR WALK.
  • I offered invoice minus rebates but I bought the mats.
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    "I offered invoice minus rebates but I bought the mats."

    Good job! It can be done but you have to be real tough!

    Like I said, as good as the 4Runners are, they are very soft in the market due to fuel prices.....
  • mattamatta Posts: 1
    with 3rd row seat. Price is OTD 32250 after rebate. Is it a good price? Anyway, just FYI..
  • One opinion (thanks!0 that These are "garbage fees"
    605.00 Del Proc & handling fee
    434.00 TDA (Toyota Dealer advertising fee!)

    I looked on Edmunds and they mention the Destination charge as standard (that's the 605.00 fee) Does anybody know for sure if that is a negotiable fee? Also about the advertising fee? Hate to leave $1000 on the table without checking around... gotta love the internet!
  • Destination Charge is non-negotiable. The other fees mentioned are junk fees.
  • If it says the following on the invoice they presented as being the actual invoice, does that mean the following are junk fees padding the invoice?

    The invoice stated "Invoice does not reflect dealers ultimate vehicle cost in view of $672 reserve and $336 wholesale finance reserve which are returned to the dealer, and any rebate allowance and incentive which are paid to the dealer"

    In other words, the invoice they gave me "hides" the above costs but some regulatory agency has forced them to add the clause in fine print. Seems the consensus is that the advertising fee is as absurd as it sounds, but what about the above hidden "reserve" fees the dealer keeps? Are we as consumers being duped into believing that the reserve fees are not negotiable as the lying sack of $#!# sales person tried to assure me with a greasy smile and clammy hand shake...

    I just loved how he kept a straight face while explaining that I was wrong to ask why they are charging me a fee for their advertising on top of what I pay for a car which makes them a profit based on the advertising that I do not wish to subsidize beyond the profit they already make on the car...

    Nice vehicle but WHEN will we ever be able to just go into a dealer and stand at a kiosk, or go online select features and price and buy it without hassle like we can with almost every other product on earth. This stone age dealing with Neanderthal sales goons trying to rip you off at every opportunity really makes the experience... no fun

    But I AM Looking forward to the ride!!!!!!
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    Yes, your right. I was thrown off by the extra words on that line. You need to pay for the freight(i.e. delivery).
  • jsa23jsa23 Posts: 13
    I just drove off with a 2005 V6 2WD 4runner sports edition with two tone leather seats, spoiler, floor mats, exhaust tip by Valor and the sports bumper trim for $29520 out the door.

    Wanted to get feedback to see if this was a good deal or not...Comparing the standard 2005 sports edition with cloth interior, I think its a pretty good deal...

    One last thing...I was shown the price the dealer paid for the vehicle on their system and it was $29300 with all the options listed above...
  • After months lurking in different forums, I finally pulled my trigger on above car. I have to thank everybody who had input info into these forums. To provide helpful info for others, I would like to give the details of my purchase. Please bear with me.

    I have struggled between car and truck for a long time (mainly because of cost of the purchase and cost of fuel consumption). Wife had got a Honda Odyssey 2 years ago, and she thought a Accord or Camry will suit my need. I was sure having different opinion. Let's make long story short. I started to looking at SUVs, and narrowed my searching down to Nissan Pathfinder and Jeep Grand Cherokee. I gave both dealers my best offer: (1)2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE with Premium package for $25,000, and (2)2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with Side Airbags, tow package, cargo convenience package for $22500. They both seems willing to deal with me cause there were massive (10 or more) of those on their lots. But none of them would take my offer. My impression is that they were waiting to see how their November's sale goes. One Jeep dealer even asked me to be patient while they worked on their end. I have seen my local Toyota dealer's Ad. about 2005 4Runner 4x4 for $26,582, and thought it's still way above my budget. Last Sunday (11/20), I saw the extra $1,000 off your best deal Ad. from Toyota, and decided to take a look at the dealer's lot. It's about 5:00pm Sunday afternoon, and it's getting dark. The dealership was closing. I caught a guy (he is actually the financing manager) walking to his car. After a short conversation he lead me to the cars I want to see, and quickly forward me to a salesmen who was also ready to go home. After getting a business card, I were all alone standing in front of a row of 4Runners. I found there were only two 2005 left: a white one(MSRP $32,000+) and a black one(MSRP $31,286). I called the dealer the next morning, and asked to talk to their Internet sales manager. He gave me $28,500 final. Well, I almost gave up. I decided to try one more time. This time I called the guy who gave me his business card. He told me the manager wanted $26,300+. He also found out for me that this car is a dealer trade, and has 540 miles on it. I was invited to testdrive the car. I went there after work, and did the testdrive with the salesman. The car pulls left on highway, and the salesman agree with me. We went back to the showroom and starting to deal. After couple rounds of game play, manager walked in and gave me $25,599 + 1 year free oil change + $95 Doc. fee + TTL. I stood on my feet firmly on $24,700 (I had planned to go up to $25,000). At this point, I am ready to take off. The salesman was still trying to persuade me to offer $25,400, and I said $25,100 + $95 Doc. fee + TTL. They agreed the deal, and wanted me to drive off the lot that night. I insisted I need the alignment done and a full clean up of the car before I take delivery. Luckily, their computer system was down, and my deal could not run through. The guy who worked in the finance Dept. tried to sell me a Toyota extended warranty 7 years/75000miles for $800. I didn't bite the bait, and told him I have to discuss with my wife. Got the car on Tuesday, the financing manager that I met on the lot on Sunday sold me same extended warranty (7year/75000miles) for $655. Alignment had been done, and the car was cleaned and waxed.

    Here is my deal:

    + Ext. Warranty (7years/75,000miles) $655
    + Tax (7%) $1,977.85
    + Doc. fee $95
    - Rebate $1,500
    - $1,000 off best deal $1,000

    What do you guys think about my deal?
  • By the way, the car come with 17" wheels, Z1 package, and DR package.
  • cjericcjeric Posts: 23
    I'm looking at the lease incentive for the Sport Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A), and I wonder if this is a good deal. With a money factor of 0.00119, and residual value of 20,990 it has a fairly low lease payment, but I'm somewhat concerned about the cap cost. The base cap cost is $32,288, which seems a little high since it's right at MSRP according to this site. I can use the $1000 coupon and another $400 in other incentives to bring down the cap cost to 28,590 with a down payment of 2,600.
    Should I be able to negotiate down the cap cost price, or is that pretty set on deals like this? Thank you.
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