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Toyota Tundra Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • mreaganmreagan Posts: 2
    The suggested retail was $29,550. With optional equipment it came to $32,702.

    On the contract, the cash price vehicle is $30,675 and the cash price optional equipment is $1,015. I should clarify that we purchased the 6 year warranty ($2627.88) w/ gap (600). Tax and license came to $2459.46.

    We got the truck for invoice + $500. We were charged $31,690 invoice price and got a $1500 rebate. The line that sais 37,422 (which made me panic) did not include the rebate. SO without the warranty and gap what we really paid is: $32,694.46 (which includes $1,015 in accessories, tax and licensing and rebate).

    So maybe its not such a bad price. Maybe i could have done a little better but oh well. One thing that did bother me though was the way I was treated after I called and spoke with a sales manager about my concerns. I went through Maita Toyota and spoke with a sales manager about the whole thing and he said "if you think you got a bad deal then its your problem" then he hung up on me a minute later. Also the whole thing moved very quickly and I felt rushed through the process. I want to get a camry in 2006 but will definitely not go through Maita again for this purchase.
  • toyotakentoyotaken Posts: 897
    I think what is unclear is what was the $1,050 in "optional equipment"? AS for the Warranty and gap, most likely you might be able to purchase the warranty for less expense, and you can still "shop around" for other quotes as you can still cancel the one that you purchased already if you get a better quote. The cost for gap does seem a bit high, but if you didn't put a downpayment towards the loan or didn't have a trade with equity, it does give you quite a bit of protection.

    Hope this helps.

  • heypeaceheypeace Posts: 3
    In 2002, I brought a Toyota Tundra 2002 SR5 access cab cloth seats for $24,500 with tax included from Toyota of New Orleans. And here in New Orleans our tax rate is 8.75% . Please don't even follow the dealer's invoice. They our overprice to make more money off of you. I've had over 90,000 miles since then with no problem and have only change brake pads, tires, timing belt, transmission fluid, and coolant only once.

    Since this truck ran so well, I also brought another one. Last year in 2004, I brought a 2004 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Limited for $30,200 Leather seats TRD package with tax included from Toyota of Lakeside in Louisiana. Wish I could have wait for the 280 hp 2005 tundra.

    I also like ford f150 but they wanted $33,000 for their trucks similar to the 2004 tundra.

    The 2002 Tundra has pull my 6,500lb boat and trailer with no problems, but I only get 10 mpg while towing. And I've delivered goods that were 1300 lbs with no problems.
  • marie5marie5 Posts: 4
    I made a deal for a new Tundra; salesman tells me I need to give them a deposit ("you can bring a check for $500", he says) for this truck that they can have here in a couple days. I read some things that said "never never give them a check for the deposit; use a credit card". I don't have a credit card, only a bank debit Mastercard. Any advice?
  • miata007miata007 Posts: 129
    It totally sounds like you didn't do your hw nor shop around. If you are the type of buyers who do not like to negotiate, you should consider using to request quotes from local dealers or using Costco purchase program. This is probably the easiest way other than walk into a place and pay msrp + acess+ ttl. As with the warranty and gap insurance, I suggest you go get it refund if it's possible. If you really need the warranty, shop and buy it else where.

    I don't mean to give you a hard time, but things like this always tick me off when a person is buying something and he/she is not involved in the details. My fiancee is like that and I have to keep an eye over her back all the time. In return, she thinks I am a controlled freak. Whatever!!! The most important thing is I have to make sure no one is taking easy money out of my wallet.

    Regarding to your next car purchase, it doesn't matter if you go to the same dealership or not. All of them are the same. They will try to make money out of you as much as they can as long as you allowing them. You are the one in control so you will have to be in control. If you are not sure or have any questions, I suggest you post the deals you got on this forum and plenty of people are willing to share their thoughts with you.

    Good luck!

  • kantuckidkantuckid Posts: 4
    Please tell me if you know a dealer within ~500K of KY that is selling new Tundras for invoice. I paid $500 over on my 2000 Tundra when they were a little scarce and payed $500 over on my 2003 Tundra as well(but got overpriced value for my trade)(2003 is for sale@ edmunds TD-IN $ with 32K-access cab TRD truck! Thanks
  • limited1limited1 Posts: 1
    I picked up a grey 2005 Tundra 4X4 Limited last week (6/29/05) from Piercey Toyota in San
    invoice price plus rebate. $34273-1500 = $32773 Cash Price. MSRP was $37632. I
    opted for warranty and maintence. OTD $38661.99, that includes Taxes (8.5%) and
    reg (~$400). I looked around for a while and nobody could beat the Costco
    membership price. Costco program was no hassle unlike the many other dealerships I went to.
    I was also considering the Tacoma but liked the Tundra better due to its size
    and options.

    The options: FE, LD, CK, EJ, HD, JC, KG, LP, CF :shades:
  • torchtorch Posts: 2
    I am beginning my search for a Reg Cab 2Dr Lb 4.0 v6 Automatic.Can anyone relate their buying experiences in the MA. / RI. area for a similar vehicle and what they were able to purchase the vehicle for?
    I am also looking for clarification on a feature, Edmunds lists as an option a VD package (vehicle stability control) said to include,vehicle stability control,traction control,limited slip differential,daytime running lights and fog lamps.Requires purchase of AC or TW(tilt wheel) also. This is not a problem since I would want the features listed but from the Toyota web site, and my discussions with dealers ,I have been told a limited slip differential is not available with the v6 automatic package.
    If anyone can clarify this I would appreciate it.(I do not want to purchase 4wd vehicle but I may have to consider v8 for option instead of v6 in order to get limited slip diff.)I'm sure fuel economy would be less with v8 pkg.
    Thanks!! Torch
  • heypeaceheypeace Posts: 3
    This message continues the discussion of the pricing of my 2 Tundras from June 26, 2005.

    It looks like I paid too much, about $24,500 OTD, for the 2002 Tundra V8 SR5 access cab with cloth seats. After discovering this board a couple of months ago, I compare what I paid then to what others have paid now and I think I should have paid only $21,500 or $22,000 at most OTD price for that truck. Oh well, being ripp off $3,000 to $6,000 from the dealer is the usual.

    And I think I also overpaid for the 2004 Tundra Double Cab Limited $30,200 OTD with tax. It came with Leather, TRD, towing. Looking at what others have paid, the price I should have probably paid should be $27,500 OTD.

    This is why I hate going to buy new vehicles at the dealers. We will never know their bottom line price.

    I guess we should keep in mind to take $7,500 off msrp instead of the usual $5,000 off msrp. They are marking up their prices like ford and hope to make some easy money.

    Good luck on buying your new Toyota truck.
  • miata007miata007 Posts: 129
    I am looking forward to purchase a Tundra Acess Cab V8 with some +/- options(very flexible) in the Dallas/Fortworth Area. Does anyone have any recommendation on good dealerships out there? The truck I am looking at has an invoice price around $23,000. I know there's a $1500 rebate going on right now. The big question is can I get this truck at below invoice($500 to $1000) and get to keep my rebate? I am looking torwards to buy at the end of this month. Any help or opinion is appreciated.

  • xsp_ownerxsp_owner Posts: 4
    Just bought a new X-SP Sport Package 2 . MRSP $31,327 Paid $28,300 OTD 7% sales tax.

    What do you guys think of this deal?
  • marie6marie6 Posts: 2
    We had the most amazing buying experience at Antioch Toyota in Antioch, California. We paid $28,116 for a fully loaded, 4x4 2005 Tundra (new). The MSRP was $32,550 and invoice was $29,301 (per Edmunds). Sue Runge was a fabulous, honest and fun salesperson. Tatiana in the finance dept., was amazing as well!

    This vehicle has the following options: AA CC LD KE JZ JC LF CK PG FE with a towing package. We were in and out within an hour!
  • miata007miata007 Posts: 129
    If you don't mind, can you post how much the truck cost before ttl. I can almost figure out how much you paid for the truck since tll is about 10% here in CA. Just curious did you have to pay for any advertisment or junk fees. What rebate is currently availabe? $2000? Thank you for posting your sales.

  • marie6marie6 Posts: 2
    We paid $28,116 after $1,500 rebate. We did not pay for any fees including advertising. This price was $2,500 lower than the next best price offered. We had four price quotes in total. The 'other' dealership in Walnut Creek still cannot understand how we were offered that price for the same vehicle. I was pleased with the entire experience. Absolutely no pressure.With the current rebates, the Tundra can be more attractive in price than the Tacoma.
  • miata007miata007 Posts: 129
    Thanks for your info. Looks like you paid about $300 over invoice before the rebate. I am currently looking for the same truck as well. Looks like I am going have to wait til end of year for some major discounts. By the way, anyone know when the complete re-design of the Tundra is going to be out? I heard rumors that is going to be full size that's all.

  • awilks23awilks23 Posts: 5
    Awesome.. Congrats!!! Just out of curiosity, was $28,300 including tax, tags, title?
    Also, what does the X-SP 2 package have differently than the X-SP 1 package?
  • miata007miata007 Posts: 129
    In general, out the door (OTD) means tax, title, and licensing are included.

  • xsp_ownerxsp_owner Posts: 4
    $28,300 includes everything. X-SP Sport Package 2 has 20 inch wheels. X-SP 1 has 18 inch. I believe that is the only difference.
  • awilks23awilks23 Posts: 5
    Awesome!!! thanks for the info. Last question... What geographical area did you buy in? Thanks....
  • xsp_ownerxsp_owner Posts: 4
    I bought in Atlanta.
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