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Toyota Tundra Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • is dealer invoice - 1500 cash back a good deal ?
  • kdw1kdw1 Posts: 2
    I am looking at a Tundra X-SP myself and wanted to ask where you purchased?

    Also tried using the Edmunds site to calculate pricing etc. with the X-SP package but could not locate the X-SP package... Help anyone??
  • kdw1kdw1 Posts: 2
    can you tell me what dealer you got your X-SP from? Thanks!
  • motomanjdmotomanjd Posts: 4
    I've been looking at a 2005 Tundra V-8 Access Cab also. $26,544.00 is the sticker and best I've been able to get them to is $22,000.00 even out the door. I'm still not sure I'm going to get a Tundra yet. Still may go for something smaller. I looked at a 2005 Tacoma 4 Cyl. Auto Access cab SR-5 package 2 and it was $21,000.00 OTD. I would like to have something a little smaller and a little better on fuel but man only $1,000.00 difference between the two.
  • motomanjdmotomanjd Posts: 4
    Bought the Tundra listed above yesterday. E-mailed the dealer back Friday night and told him what Toyota of Cerritos was selling it for. We finally worked it out to $21,496.45 OTD. I was happy with that and not having to drive into the L.A. area to buy the truck. Overall very pleased with Toyota of Oxnard. Dealt mainly with the salesman online and they were very easy to work with. No pressure or hassles. Great info off of Edwards.com and these forums really helped out. I got the truck I wanted with more options and less money than I ever thought I would.

    Thanks

    Jim
  • awilks23awilks23 Posts: 5
    I am also looking at the Tundra X-SP. It is currently listed here at the Mall of Georgia's dealership for $32,000. Can anyone give me input on what the max I should pay? With Edmund's info, I cannot seem to get a clear view of what the invoice price would be (X-SP package). Thank you for any help you can provide!!
    I would really like to be able to go to the dealership and just order one specifically the way I want it. But I am not able to determine the specific packages offered...
  • awilks23awilks23 Posts: 5
    Tripp,
    When you say out the door, is that including TTL? Also, out of curiosity, what dealership did you buy from... I really want one!!!
  • dgh11dgh11 Posts: 2
    Thanks for all the posts- I’ve been researching here for 6 months and finally found the deal.

    2005 Tundra double cab 4 x 2 silver with charcoal

    limited slip, JBL audio w 8 speakers, 17" alloy wheels, homelink, overfenders, keyless entry,mats

    MSRP $28,892
    sales price $23,150 out the door $25,500

    Claremont Toyota (southern California) ad car ($22,977 two only). I got there Friday around noon and drove it, told the salesman I wanted it and sat down to do the paperwork. Another salesman comes over and asks to see the keys because one of his customers wants to see it. I reluctantly agree and hand them over. They come back 5 minutes later and give me back the keys. No problem, right? Then the sales manager comes over and says they have sold the truck already to this other guy. Incredulous, I say ok, give me another one at the same price and I’ll be happy. He says no, we can't do it but I’ll sell you one for $900 more with LoJack. I don't want it and tell him I’ll be glad to pay $200 more than the ad truck to get another truck with the same package- it's a loss leader and I know I’m getting a great deal. Plus I’ve got to drive 65 miles home on a Friday afternoon in LA traffic. He says no and comes back with $25,800 out the door. I say $25,500 out the door. He won't budge. I say fine and walk.

    In the parking lot I leave messages on the GM and General sales manager’s voice mail describing the incident and my disappointment in the way I was treated. I tell them they have 2 days to get back to me to resolve it or I post my experience on Edmunds and a couple of other websites that buyers check.

    Not 5 minutes after I get home I get a call from the GSM apologizing for my troubles and what time would I like to come in to pick up the truck at my offer price. Stand up guy.

    Picked it up on Saturday without any hitches. Everybody was courteous and professional. I got to hand it to them- they made it right and I got exactly what I wanted for what I wanted to pay.
  • Tundra SR5 4x4
    X-SP Sport Package 2
    All Weather Guard Package Includes:
    Limited Slip Differential
    Overhead console with Compass, and
    Performance Dual Exhaust
    Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof
    Towing Package w/ClassIV Hitch,130 Amp
    JBL AM/FM/Cass/CD w/8 Speakers
    Rear DVD Entertainment System w/2
    Sticker $38,764

    For $33,608 not including tax, etc.

    Is this a good deal?
  • I copied and pasted the options so it didn't paste correctly so here's what the options look like

    Tundra SR5 4x4
    X-SP Sport Package 2
    All Weather Guard Package
    Limited Slip Differential
    Overhead console with Compass
    Performance Dual Exhaust
    Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof
    Towing Package w/ClassIV Hitch,130 Amp
    JBL AM/FM/Cass/CD w/8 Speakers
    Rear DVD Entertainment System w/2
    Sticker $38,764

    For $33,608 not including tax, etc.

    Is this a good deal?
  • edwardtxedwardtx Posts: 2
    I'm looking into getting a 05 Tundra 4x2 SR5 Texas Edition with 20" wheels. The MSRP on this truck is $29,500. I've been reading alot of posts lately on how much people are paying, seems like its around $5K less than MSRP, the thing is that I'm looking at a special lease program with Money Factor of .00001 (Basicallly 0%) for 36 months. Would $5K off MSRP be too aggressive with the special lease? Plus I'm putting $6K - $8K down.
  • toyotakentoyotaken Posts: 897
    The amount off of MSRP will vary depending on the particular truck. I would suggest that you make an offer based on invoice for the truck. If it is a reputable dealership, they should not hesitate to show you the factory invoice. Keep in mind also that with the special leases from Toyota, you do not get the rebates in addition to the special lease factor.

    Hope this helps.

    Ken
  • edwardtxedwardtx Posts: 2
    Thanks for the advise toyotaken. I'll see what they can do for me this evening, they told me that it would be around $28K plus TTL for this truck with MSRP of $29500. Sounds like I can make them do better than the $28K.
  • marie5marie5 Posts: 4
    I'm lucky enough to have cash at the moment, and am looking at a Tundra double cab 4x2 with a bunch of options, some of which I wanted, and some I would not pay extra for. It's white, and I'm not sure about that, but I guess it's good as any. I wonder why they chose that particular truck to show me. It's got 17" fancy wheels which I do not want, and bucket seats I would want them to trade for a bench seat. They showed me a price of $31-something. Salesman said they're the highest-volume dealer in Dallas TX.

    Trade-in - I've got a '99 Chevy Suburban that another dealer offered me $6K trade-in for (was looking at a used truck).

    I kinda want 4WD, but maybe I don't really need it (just don't like the feeling of getting stuck). This truck has the Limited Slip Differential.

    Should I try to trade-in the Suburban, or what should I offer, and then what should I expect for a final deal? I've never bought a new car before.

    :confuse:

    thanks!
  • marie5marie5 Posts: 4
    I mean - how much better price might I expect since I'm paying cash, or does that make much difference to a dealer?
  • toyotakentoyotaken Posts: 897
    Paying Cash doesn't really affect the pricing for a vehicle. Actually, they lose some revenue from handling the financing.

    Ken
  • jhs70jhs70 Posts: 213
    Who knows why they showed you the truck they did. Their intentions could have been honorable, and then again, maybe not. The truck they were offering may have been their first attempt to "show you" something, or it may be the truck no one wants. And since you don't know what you want, they may be thinking they could unload it on you.

    SO, my first bit of advice as a new buyer, would be to figure out what is, and what isn't, important to you in a truck. (You MUST have a truck, right?) Write down what you MUST have, and then some other things you might like to have, but could do without. All of this has to fit within your budget. NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF THAT. Do not be suckered into buying more than you want or need. NEVER NEVER NEVER.

    Ok, now that you have that list, research the heck out of the truck here on Edmunds, other "car" sites, and of course, Toyota.com. In fact, Toyota.com has a place on their web page where you can actually "build" your own vehicle to get an idea of what it'll cost. Add and subtract features until you land where you want to land. At that point you can either special order it with your dealer, or try to find something similar in a dealer's inventory close to you. Again, the website can help you through that.

    You can always "build" the truck you want, then take it to that dealer to see whether he has it (or something close) in stock.

    Pricing. You will need to get a real good idea on what the invoice is for the base truck you want, plus all the features/options you've added (or found on a truck the dealer has in stock). Research Edmunds to find out what rebates are available in your area.

    OK, once you find a truck that fits YOUR needs, you're ready to make an offer. The approach you take depends on what you're comfortable with. If the market you are in seems to be pretty competitive, consider this formula: total invoice price - rebates + $300 profit. Or give them more/less profit if you like. (Invoice includes the destination charge, but does not include taxes and doc fees. Beware the doc fees. Don't pay more than a couple of hundred for those. They may like your offer or counter it. Only you can decide how much or how little you want to pay. But ALWAYS REMEMBER, you have two feet with which to walk out on if you don't fully like what you're hearing. NEVER succumb to pressure. It's YOUR money. OR you can tell them you'll take the info home, re-work the numbers and get back to them. They sure don't like to hear that, because they think you'll never return, and maybe you won't, but maybe you will. You're driving this bus, not them.

    Bottom line, research, know what you want/need, you what you're willing to pay, and stick to your horses. Never succumb to pressure.

    Lastly, when you hit the finance office, don't buy anything you don't want or need there as well. And that includes the finance rate. You may want to get yourself approved at your bank or credit union BEFORE you go to the dealer. That way you might save yourself time and headaches. Do not ever buy rust proofing or fabric protection or paint sealant. If they offer something you think you might want, approach it as you would any other thing -- ask for time to think about it. But again, as far as many car dealers are concerned, they want to RUSH you through the process. DO NOT let them rush you into ANYTHING.

    Be respectful, and have fun. It can be fun. This has always been my approach and I've been pretty successful I must say. Above all, I am honest and respectful. If I say I'll return, I will. And I leave when I feel uncomfortable.

    I hope this helps.

    PS, As for the trade in, research what it's worth both as a "trade in" and as a "private party sale" (you should sell it yourself if you are willing and able -- you'll get much more for it). You can use Edmunds, Kelly blue book, and nada to name a few to get an idea of its value. The numbers between these sources will vary, but at least you will get an idea of what it's worth ballpark.
  • nebmedmannebmedman Posts: 3
    I "tried" to buy a tundra from riverside Toyota in tulsa in May. The lady trying to sell it, a very nice, professional, had to run back and forth visitng with the"managers " located on an elevated platform, their offer for my trade was absurd and their bargaining was nil, the so called"managers" were either ignorant, inexperienced, or ill informed,they could not do basic bargaining for me to purchase. A really sour event.
  • mreaganmreagan Posts: 2
    my husband and i got the Tundra double cab 4x4 today w/ about $1000 dollars worth of extra features. I felt really uncomfortable during the transaction but i wasnt doing the signing and before i knew it we paid 37,000 out the door.
  • Can I ask what the sticker price was? I have been looking and with the options I wanted the sticker was almost 40k and even more if I had included everything I wanted.
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