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Toyota Land Cruiser Prices Paid and Buying Experience

Has anyone paid near invoice for an 2006 Land
Cruiser? I recently recieved a quote for $54,500
( no nav or DVD)
plus tax and title. I may wait for the August and
September clearance sale. I'm assuming dealers will discount this SUV in September. Please correct me if I'm mistaken.
I'm also considering the 06 Q56 by Infinity and
will consider the 07 Escalade when it comes out
in February 06. Any thoughts on how Land Cruiser
compares to those two models?

Thank you for your input.
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Comments

  • loucapriloucapri Posts: 214
    No Infinity, no Escalade...
    Stick with your mind, the Land Cruiser.
    Nissan's big SUV and Infinity received more problems than Toyota based on Consumer Report. If you read their forums, you will know some people are not very happy with Nissan. I also noticed the resale value is not as good as LC. You will also pay more for insurance than TOYOTA if you pick the Q56 or and Escalade (high stolen rate).
    LC might not stands out as much as the other 2 but in the long run, I think you will be happy you pick LC.
    FYI- the Land Cruiser is directly made in Japan and been used over the world in tough places like Africa, New Zeland...
  • Curious whether you were able to purchase 2006 LC near invoice?

    Also interested in residuals Carman would advise using for 36 mo. lease for:
    1. 2006 LC w/DVD/Nav
    2. 2006 Sequoia Limited w/DVD/Nav
  • Has anyone ever ordered a LC? Can you even do this? Or do you have to buy off the lot?
  • I have not been able to purchase an 06 LC near invoice,
    on the other hand I have only contacted one dealer.
    The internet salesperson and I get in touch occasionally.
    ( a weak and miserable attempt I know ) I may be wrong, but since I'm not in a hurry I may wait until September for close out. I have not considered leasing and ruled out the Sequoia.

    Best regards
  • Dear Luvboxrs,

    I'm sure you can order a new L.C., however it must be at the dealer's price and does not leave much room for bargaining. You'd probably have more negotiating power
    if it was in stock. The dealer I spoke with in PA had two 06s in stock and a 2005 LC. This dealer did not want do
    bargain near invoice, however it is important to contact many dealers in your search for the best deal. Please share any information about a good purchase.

    Good luck
  • There are a few dealers here in New England that I am sure, depending on how their month is going, will work with you on getting a price for a small cost above invoice. Keep shopping around, I am sure you will find one. The best way to go is through the Internet. They know you are price shopping and will give you an aggressive price the first time around.

    ~Jackie
  • I ordered a 2004 TLC in April, 2004. I had to wait for two months for my favorite color and the manufacturer default packages and options only, i.e., navigation system; roof rack & running board; curgtain airbags; and 18" wheel.

    It was very difficult to get a better price of $2000 above the invoice . Most dealers in VA/MD just wouldn't sell at that price. I finally get the auto service from the credit union of Maryland(SECU) which is called 'UBS', http://www.secumd.org/html/secu/lower.htm?page=news.united_buying

    The final deal was $1900 above the invoice $51330 (including NV,RR,GY,AW packages and options) before destination, tax and title. I believe that it was a good buy.
  • I've finally made the transition from "just looking" at the Land Cruiser to the "buying @ best price" mode. Yep, I'm ready to buy NOW. I'd appreciate any tips, advice, and experiences from current owners, especially FL owners.
  • bdusa1bdusa1 Posts: 3
    I have gotten 15% off window sticker in opast expect to do it again, shop around out of big cities and travel, youll get it
  • luckylouluckylou Posts: 308
    Hi James.
    We are practically neighbors I also live in M.I.
    I bought my first LC in 2003 brand new , don't know why i waited so long.
    Check with the dealers in Orlando . I bought my from Toyota of Melbourne it was a fight,
    like pulling teeth.
    Go first to Mike Erdman Toyota they are good people to deal with but still is a fight.
    Send me an Email if you need names.
    Good luck
    Lou
  • luckylouluckylou Posts: 308
    Yes , 2003 TLC Black Garnett , Nav, Tow ,18 inches, fully loaded all the options available
    in 2003 . The Out The Door Price $ 60,000.00 , at Toyota of Melbourne , Florida.
    I planning on getting either 2006 or 2007 TLC.
    Lou
  • I am in the market for a fun A to B rig that will perform well with the occasional romp off road (not a daily commuter). I found a 1989 FJ 62 170K original miles. Only 20K since new factory Toyota engine was installed. The body is great; new paint (no signs of rust). I would gut the interior and start over again, but all in all it looks like a solid rig. I am going to test drive it today, what are some questions I should ask or things I should look for to determine if this is a good buy? Also is $8500 reasonable? Thanks
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,613
    This is a pretty rare find.. If you want an expert's opinion, re-post here: Shifty, I need your help!

    Mr.Shiftright can probably give you a good idea of what that rig is worth...

    regards,
    kyfdx

    MODERATOR
    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • Thanks for the help, I posted a message this morning.

    Many Thanks,
  • mdsdmdsd Posts: 26
    I paid $63,000 for a brand new 2006 TLC.
    It came with all the options but a rear dvd player, which i dont need to begin with, although there is a dvd player built right into the Navigation system, playable when the suv is not moving. This truck is awesome....my question: did i pay too much ?

    i just wanted to point out again, this came with all the goodies all the way down to the spare tire key !!!
  • luckylouluckylou Posts: 308
    Hi mdsd
    Those TLC's are worth every single penny.
    You are going to have many pleasure years ahead because of this great choice of vehicle.
    If you are as happy as you said , forget about what you paid and enjoy the LC
    Lou
  • mdsdmdsd Posts: 26
    i am so sure that i will enjoy it, i am really having a good time driving it, as a matter of fact i took it this weekend to Six Flags Magic Mountain (3 hours from San Diego where i live)and the drive was just breathtaking and many envious looks from people hehehe.....i would still would like to know if $63,000 is too much or is it about right for a brand new 2006 ?

    thank you for the respond luckylou...
  • jamesbass1jamesbass1 Posts: 75
    Luckylou gave you words of wisdom, and why even care at this point. Since I know you will not be satisfied with these words, I'll tell you what I personally would have felt comfortable...about $5,000 less than you paid, and as you're in SoCal, I would've contacted that LC Fleet Mgr gal over at Carson Toyota. Just my take on it, and could be wrong. Enjoy your great LC and don't look back.
  • joe116joe116 Posts: 3
    Hi mdsd. I bought a 06 LC in November of 05. Paid 60K even. Fully loaded with rear dvd, tow hitch etc. Can't think of an option it does not have.
  • mdsdmdsd Posts: 26
    unfortunately , mine did not come with the rear dvd, otherwise everything is in it...i guess i did pay too much, but nevertheless i am satisfied with my TLC.

    thanks everyone !
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