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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Highlander Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • typesixtypesix Posts: 320
    In Boston area they have been advertised past few months for around 18-19K, but that may be because they are only 2wd and 4 cyl. Most want the awd 6cyl in my area. I bought new 2004 Highlander with same features as yours for 19.5k before taxes and that was low then.If you live in area with little or no snow, the basic 4cyl 2wd may be more popular with less discounting.
  • Just purchased a new vehicle, but changed mind later, want a different model, anybody can point out where to look at the laws regarding vehicle exchange or retun? I did a google search, but get few useful info.
  • that's an awesome price, was it a new '04 still in inventory or a certified preowned w/ some miles on it?
  • unfortunately, unless there is a major defect in the automobile so your purchase is warranteed under the lemon law, rule of thumb, as soon as you drive that new car out of the showroom it depreciates a minimum of 10%. it's no longer a 'new ' vehicle, no one could lease it certainly. but if you have a good relationship w/ your dealer and w/ your salesperson, and it's toyota w/ a great residual you should be able to return to the dealership and work something out for the car you really want. which model did you purchae and which one do you want?
  • Hi, First timer for this great forum. I need help in deciding which crossover is good for the price for the following: Highlander versus honda pilot/cr-v or even Lexus RX330. Also I need the best deal you got in Ohio for AWD/4WD models. Thanks :confuse:
  • cubssoxscubssoxs Posts: 139
    I can answer the first part of that question in saying that the highlander is good for the price. But the pilot is bigger than the current generation highlander. The Lexus RX330 is basically a more luxurious highlander that is more expensive. Also if you want to buy a highlander wait till they redesign it next year because they are supposed to make it bigger around the size of the honda pilot. The next generation highlander from what I have researched is supposed to come out in spring 2007 as a 2008 model. I have not yet found though any photos of what the next generation highlander will look like most likely there will be photos of it in December or January right before the autoshow.
  • jbolltjbollt Posts: 734
    Not everyone thinks a bigger car (SUV) is better. I happen to think the current size of the Highlander is perfect. But each has his/her own needs, likes etc. I am anxious to see the next Highlander, but hope it isn't as big as the Pilot. JMHO

    Price for what you get, is also personal. Thats what makes USA so wondeful..lots of choices. Highlanders or Pilots, both should be able to be purchaed at or near invoice.
  • ct9805ct9805 Posts: 4
    Hi all,
    I am about to pay $36,000 + tax for HYBRID HILANDER 4WD V6 LIMITED without 3rd row and Nav system. Is it a good price. Need advice.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Read over the three or four pages previous to this one for some recent posts by those who have bought the same model as you.

    I beleive for that price, many have gotten the Nav system as well..... ;)
  • ct9805ct9805 Posts: 4
    Thanks. But I've already paid for the car. I did check the Fitzgerald Auto Mall and all the same model as the one I bought are all more than $36,000. I like the car so far. How do you think about the extended warranty 84 months or 75,000 miles for $1500 with no deductible?
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    From the Edmunds main site, they link to Warranty Direct....I have been pleased with their service and good AM Best Company rating. They have been around over 25 years, and offer a warranty that wraps around the already-longer powertrain warranty. ;)
  • gasman1gasman1 Posts: 321
    It's listed at $875 on and shows $1,475 as full list price.
  • ct9805ct9805 Posts: 4
    Thanks, $875 is a good deal. 40% saving there. Do you know what are they covered. (bumper to pumper?)
  • ct9805ct9805 Posts: 4
    I got a quote $935 for 84 months or 75,000 miles for the hybrid (platinum protection) with no deductible.

    This is from their FQA's website (Toyota of Iowa City):
    "If I buy the warranty from a dealer in Iowa, will it be honored in Florida, California or New York?"

    "Yes, This is an actual Toyota Financial Services Warranty and any franchised Toyota Dealer can repair your vehicle."

    How does it sound?
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    WarrantyDirect offers true bumper to bumper coverage, 7 years, 100,000 miles, $100 Deductable for $1,100. You can have your car repaired at any Toyota dealership, anywhere, or any licensed repair facility.

    It includes, for $165 more than your quote, besides the greater mileage:

    Virtually every mechanical, electrical and computer related part of your vehicle is covered. Just like your factory warranty, it lists only a limited number of items not covered.
    Type of coverage Mechanical breakdowns
    Wear-and-tear failures
    Unlimited number of claims
    Coverage includes, but not limited to Engine, Turbo/Supercharger, Transmission, Transfer Unit (4x4), Drive Axles, Steering, Electrical, Front and Rear Suspension, Brakes, Anti-Lock Brakes, Air Conditioning, High Tech Electronics, Cooling, Fuel Delivery and Seals & Gaskets.)

    What else is included? FREE Deluxe 24x7 Roadside Assistance Membership
    $100 towing benefit
    Lost Key/Lockout Service
    Mechanical First Aid
    Emergency Tire Service
    Battery Boost and more…
    Car rental for up to 8 days per occurrence
    Travel interruption benefits
    60 day money back guarantee

    You may use ANY repair facility of your choice. Choose your dealer, trusted mechanic or national chain, it's up to you.

    Claims are paid directly to the repair facility with our corporate credit card. There are no paperwork, billing hassles or waiting to be reimbursed.
  • katzjamrkatzjamr Posts: 146
    to my knowledge the extended warranty does cover these things however the , hybrid system, traction battery and its components are excluded. they are of course covered by the toyota mfg warranty.
  • gasman1gasman1 Posts: 321
    It's a TOYOTA Platinum (bumper to bumper)warranty, not some after-market that can go bankrupt and leave you with nothing. Get on the web site and check them out. Call or email to make sure that $875 is for the Hybrid or not.

    I purchased this warranty from them with no issues.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Dear have had this happen to you personally, an aftermarket insurer going bankrupt, and leaving you holding the bag :confuse: My sympathies.....

    The larger companies in this, have been around longer than 25 years, and are top-rated by A. M. Best, the company who rates all insurers. Some of them actually handle the warranties that the manufacturers sell, at a nice profit. ;)
  • gasman1gasman1 Posts: 321
    IF (and that's a big if) I purchase an extended warranty, it has and will always be from the manufacturer. IF, I do purchase it, I won't pay the inflated (FULL) price. Do whatever you want, but buying from a third party is asking for trouble.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    Well, we all have our preferences, and what is good for you, or me, isn't necessarily good for someone else....

    I have used Edmund's sponsor, Warranty Direct for nearly 18 years, and have had less hassle from them, and gotten more coverage, more items included, than with GM, Ford or Toyota's house coverage. I have always paid less, and gotten longer terms and miles as well.... :)
  • Any word yet on rebate and finance incentives for November 2006? I could not get my act together by October 31.

    If the offers are different by region, I am in the Philly area.
  • terry92270terry92270 Posts: 1,247
    The Federal Tax Credit is now half what it was, but better than nothing. Check the prices paid forum, for what users have recently paid. :)
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  • We are looking to buy a 2007 Highlander V-6 2WD with 3rd row. Please advice on a good place to buy around LA and how much. I got quotes so far $26,945 O-T-D. Is it good enough? Thanks.
  • You might want to use one of the Internet Buying Services where the dealers bid against one another. And also check out invoice prices for your particular model and accessories. And look at Dealer Incentives etc. It is always nice to know just how much the dealer has to put out for that Highlander.

    I know of someone who shopped Dealers in person. And thought had the best deal, after talking with several dealers. Then she went on the Internet and got an ever lower price from the same Dealer that swore he couldn't go any lower.

    She was disgusted with that Dealer to say the least.
  • Hi,

    I have the vehicle inquiry report for 06 highlander(toyota) and it does not have any amounts for whsl. financial reserve, dealer holdback, tda and gasoline.

    Am I looking at the correct document? or is there a different "invoice"/buyer report that may possibly have the amounts filled in against these????
  • Last offer was:

    $32,400 @ 2.9% for 60 months, 5k down


    2006 Oasis Green Limited Highlander with all thats jazz: Leather, Sun Roof, Sirius/6 Disc Changer, Heated Seats, Wood Paneling, Climate Control etc etc etc

    Can I get better then that?
  • Is that about 3K off MSRP? Around here they are offering 2006 Highlanders for 7K off MSRP. The 2007s I suspect will be about 3K off MSRP with some negotiating.
  • With all the options the sticker prices is 36k... but the MSRP without options is only like 32k...
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