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Toyota Tundra Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • rappcovarappcova Posts: 24
    I just learned from a dealer that Toyota isn't putting the TRD option on the 2007 DC SR-5 Tundra with bench seat. You can get the bench seat model without TRD and you can get TRD without the bench seat. But you can't get both. Tell me this isn't true!! What a bummer!
  • rappcovarappcova Posts: 24
    Cancel my last.....#276. I'm answering my own post. I got a little hasty after receiving some wrong information. A different dealer informs me that he has an SR-5 TRD with bench seat on his lot today. It's too bad when you run across a salesperson who either doesn't know his/her product, is too lazy to get facts, or just plain fibs when he/she doesn't have what you want in the dealer's inventory. I won't name the dealer because it might have been the person's first day on the job.........sure!!
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    1st try the manufacturers website or brochure for info like this. Generally try Edmunds.com 2nd when looking for options. (It is more error prone) Last try the salesman.

    -jjf
  • bugchuckerbugchucker Posts: 118
    Yes, it is sad when the salesperson doesn't know the vehicle as well as you. I had the same problem yesterday. The guy was trying to tell me that you can get the Tundra DC Limited with the 8 ft bed. I feel like I wasting my time educating him to do his job.
  • does anyone know when Toyota plans on putting sun roof on DC's? I know you could get an 05 or 06 with a sunroof but I do not see it offered as an option on any of the dearler websites only on the crew-max cab
  • gteegtee Posts: 179
    It looks like Toyota is already offering a $1000 discount or 'rebates' on Tundra regular cab. Only Toyota calls this rebate "Coupons". Here is the article from Road and Track magazine. I think that summer is when real discounts kick in on Tundra.

    http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=14&article_id=4993
  • bugchuckerbugchucker Posts: 118
    I'm hoping that some new Tundra owners step up and tell what they paid above invoice. Anyone?
  • dearmonddearmond Posts: 4
    I live in San Diego and would drive to the dealer in LA for that deal--who is the dealer? Thanks
    CD
  • Agreed. If I had $32K sitting in checking, which isn't smart in itself, over a higher interest bearing money market account, I would still finance at 6% and below, and more-so below ... and just invest the $32K. So why would anyone pay cash for a vehicle versus a low interest loan? Especially, if you understand the time-value of money.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    If you invested for the car or saved at 4-5%, for 5 or so years then paid for the car, thats what he did. Far superior to dopes financing at 7-8% for 5 years. Takes some self control though.

    And will blow most of it buying near invoice when all the other full size are discounted 7-9k. All that saving just to blow it.

    Toyota may be better, but not 7k better. I'd wait a month or two until the intro wears off. Reality will hit quickly in this segment.

    --jjf

    Agreed. If I had $32K sitting in checking, which isn't smart in itself, over a higher interest bearing money market account, I would still finance at 6% and below, and more-so below ... and just invest the $32K. So why would anyone pay cash for a vehicle versus a low interest loan? Especially, if you understand the time-value of money
  • neff2kneff2k Posts: 5
    Pompous is the first word that comes to mind. Words of advice: Life is short. What is right for one isn't necessarily right for all. Most people aren't in the position to write out a check for 40K. Does that mean that anyone that doesn't have 40K spare change sitting in the bank doesn't deserve something they really want, but can afford with payments. Your idea of calling those that finance, "dopes" is completely uncalled for. People with your attitude bring the word arrogance to whole new level.

    Of course there are those who borrow beyond their means. That is a completely different situation. Financing within your means provides a little slice of the nicer life with the penalty of paying more for the vehicle. Financing a vehicle is a drop in the bucket to some of the interest people pay on home loans. Spending your life saving doesn't guarantee you'll live to spend it. It's all about balance.

    Live life with no regrets, and you won't regret living life.

    -D-
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Actually, it was the inverse. I was defending the guy who really behaved like the grasshopper and saved or invested the money to buy the truck. Evidently in today's world he's enough of a freak to get the razamatazz.

    --jjf

    Pompous is the first word that comes to mind. Words of advice: Life is short. What is right for one isn't necessarily right for all. Most people aren't in the position to write out a check for 40K. Does that mean that anyone that doesn't have 40K spare change sitting in the bank doesn't deserve something they really want, but can afford with payments. Your idea of calling those that finance, "dopes" is completely uncalled for. People with your attitude bring the word arrogance to whole new level.

    Of course there are those who borrow beyond their means. That is a completely different situation. Financing within your means provides a little slice of the nicer life with the penalty of paying more for the vehicle. Financing a vehicle is a drop in the bucket to some of the interest people pay on home loans. Spending your life saving doesn't guarantee you'll live to spend it. It's all about balance
    .
  • mikefm58mikefm58 Posts: 2,882
    The problem is your choice of words..."Far superior to dopes financing at 7-8% for 5 years.". Those were your words, not the guy you're apparently defending.

    I guess I'm a dope.
  • bugchuckerbugchucker Posts: 118
    I believe too many people live above their means. In the end, the rest of us may be paying for their financial mistakes. It is called delayed gratification when you purchase a vehicle with your own money. It is a sign of being a responible adult. I'm sure some may disagree but I'll bet that I sleep better than them at night.

    But, I digress. How bout that Tundra?
  • Kirstie@EdmundsKirstie@Edmunds Posts: 10,676
    Correct... enough with the digression. I can give you the trap door to the Smart Shopper board if you want to continue there, but this topic is specifically about Tundra pricing.

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • bugchuckerbugchucker Posts: 118
    Anyone paid invoice or lower for the new Tundra?
  • brad993brad993 Posts: 8
    Here in the SF Bay Area, I couldn't find a single dealer willing to go below MSRP. I ended up finding only one who would do $500 below MSRP.
  • bugchuckerbugchucker Posts: 118
    I have seen a few dealers around MSRP. I would just tell them that is not competitive with other dealers. Gas is over $3 and you are not asking about a Prius. Check with L.A. dealers if you have not done so.
  • Just purchased double cab SR5, 4.7L, 4wd, SB. metallic slate. 300 over invoice in Oregon. Feel like that is a fair price.
  • bugchuckerbugchucker Posts: 118
    Which dealer? I can tell you that you did well.
    I have multiple dealers at $500 over invoice but that seems to be a barrier no one would cross.
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