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Toyota Sequoia Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Good deal! How your friend got the deal for his sequoia? Thru internet or one only in the newspaper? I want to get one with the white color.
  • Hello,
    Received the following quote, and wish for some feedback. Notice that the Dealer is offerning me the options at "invoice". Is this a good deal?

    ExMile Opt Pkg D $1,345
    Cargo Net $34
    Window Tint $75
    Vehicle Shield Package $99
    Custom Tape Stripe $59
    Sun Roof Wind Deflector $55
    Alloy Wheel Package #2 $1,468
    Convenience Package $204
    Roof Rack with Rails $176
    JBL Am/Fm/Cass/ 6 CD $536
    Dr and Fr Pass Seat Mounted Side Airbags, First and Second Row Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor
    Front Fog and Drv Lmp $88
    Sun Roof $800
    Daytime Running Lights $32
    Stainless Steel Exhaust $42
    Leather Interior Upgrade Including Leather Seats, Door Trim, Liquicell Comfort Technology, Power Lumbar Support.
    Molded Dash Applique $225

    TOTAL OPTIONS $7,372

    Freight $595
    MAF $446
    TDA $275
    Base Vehicle H.B $649
    Pio HB $426
    Finance Reserve $324

    TOTAL MISC COST $2,715

    Base Vehcile Price $27,924

    Total Price $38,011

    OTD price $40,786

    Please let me know if you think this is a good deal
    Thanks for any insite...
  • Seems to be a good price. The cheapest deal I've found so far is in (i live in Metro DC area). This dealership is selling their '05 for an average of $200 above invoice.
    What is OTD? Did you already buy this vehicle? And at what price? Thanks.
  • aggiedogaggiedog Posts: 238
    OTD = Out-the-door price.

    I bought a 4runner from Fitz in 2000. They had the best prices around then. I check back periodically and they are still well below anyone else. Carmax is not even in the ballpark of being reasonable on Sequoias. I don't know if you've checked Koon's in Tysons Corner (I think). Since they claim to be a volume dealer, you may be able to haggle them down below Fitzgerald's prices.
  • I have not purchased this vehicle YET.
    When you say you priced a 05 @ 200 above invoice, does that also include:
    Based Veh HB
    PIO HB
    Fianance Reserve?

    I keep hearing/reading I should go for OTD price, but i don't know if i am getting the best deal without knowing if i should be paying the above stuff.
    Any help would be appreciated.
  • Freight is definitely included but I'm not sure about the rest. Best thing is to go to These other stuff are probably written somewhere. I believe they also have an toll free number to call.
  • Aggiedog, thanks for the info on Koon's. I will check them out.
  • Just bought a 2004 SR5 4X4 with all the usual options (convenience, daytime running, sunroof, alloy #2 pckg, roof rack, side airbags, fog lamps,a nd floor mats) plus leather preferred package. We got it at $36,718 (MSRP $41,718)out the door. Is this over or under invoice? Anyone know? According to it's $88 over invoice which seems like an okay deal for an over 40K SUV.
  • when you said, Out the Door (OTD), does this mean Taxes included? Thanks.

    Also does anyone know what (1) Black Pearls emblem and (2) Owner's portfolio means??
  • aggiedogaggiedog Posts: 238
    1) Black Pearl Emblems are just that: Black. Or charcoal gray. You know the emblems and badges on most cars are silver or gold. On a dark color car, you almost can't see them.

    2) I'm not positive about the owners portfolio, but a good guess would be just the owners manual wrapped in some fancy (leather?) binder.
  • No, the price was $36,718 without tax and without the $1,000 rebate. The price was $38,249 including all taxes.
  • smokesmoke Posts: 4
    You should be able to get the sequoia for about 5k off list price they are not in demand like they used to be.I bought 04 limited in 12/04 and got 5k plus off list price couple hundred over invoice.The Dealer was Coughlin automotive Newark Ohio
  • Was quoted by a local dealer here:

    2005 Limited 2WD
    $42,377.00 which includes Document fee,Sales tax, License fee and Destination charge. Is this a good price?
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,017
    Since taxes and license fees vary widely from state to state, city to city, it's impossible for anyone to evaluate your deal unless you post the price before taxes & license fees. Thanks!

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  • Does anyone know how extensive the exterior redesign will be on the Sequoia? I have narrowed it down, but am concerned about buying one now with a redesign coming so soon.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,017
    Hi txerickson - this discussion is about pricing & purchasing experiences only. If you want to talk about vehicle features and potential redesign, please visit our regular Toyota Sequoia discussion, or start a new topic about the redesign on the Future Vehicles board.

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  • Got a $33,225 quote for a Sequoia SR5 05 with the following options. Is that decent? Also, has anyone tried Costco pricing and whether or not it helps save any money off invoice? Thanks.

    EJ - Radio/CD
    KE - Keyless entry
    GY - Curtain airbags
    DR - Roof rack
    AG - Alloy wheel package #2
    CQ - Convenience package
    CF - Floor Mats
  • hawaii1hawaii1 Posts: 25
    We are in the process of buying another car and I will be the one driving it for the most part. We came out of a Honda Odyessy, went to a GMC Yukon (not good for my back and an american car,do I need to say more?) I have back problems and need something comfortable with running kids around all over. Any advice on what people think of this vehicle for comfort would be appreciated.
  • mark1mark1 Posts: 5
    Dealers here in NY were quoting $500-700 over invoice inclusive of all fees and would not, repeat, would not break off of their price. Even after explaining how aggressive Nissan was being on the Armada, each and every one said, in sum and substance "Good for you, go ahead and buy the Nissan."
    I went with the '05, at an increased cost of about $5K, because of the changes to the powertrain, 4WD system and the second row console that came with the LX package.
  • lin1lin1 Posts: 1
    Where did you buy your vehicle. I am looking in the Boston area for a loaded 2005.
  • Hello members,

    I have found a local car dealer advertising a 2004 SR5 for around 28000 dollars with 22000 miles on it. It looks good from outside in pictures and retail price of a similar car from is 24 to 26K.
    1) What would be an ideal price for this SUV?

     Also I found 5 entries in the CARFAX request (free version), but couldn't believe a new SUV can have 5 entries in it in the firs years itself. have to buy the report and verify it.
    2) But does this many number of entries mean an accident or so? How do I verify it?

    3) Since it is still under warranty, should I get it inspected by another dealer before I buy it?

    This is the first time I am buying an expensive SUV from the secondary market and look forward to your advice.

  • BUY THE REPORT or make the dealer pay for it!
    You should take it on a LONG TEST DRIVE! Be SURE it Starts, Stops, Turns Properly, is Quiet and Smooth, Rattle Free, and All Accessories Work.
    Doors, Hatch and All Windows Open and Close OK.
    Check the body lines for proper fit and finish.
    Any Part well out of line could be it was Damaged
    It is still under the bumper to bumper 36k mile warranty so you shouldn't have to worry much.
    I take no chances and get the 100k extended warr.
    But, that's up to you. Bring someone familiar with SUV's or have it inspected. You should price compare too, at and other internet sites, a new one is only 30k to 35k depending on how many options you choose!!
  • Can anyone recommend a dealer and/or suggest reasonable pricing for the Sacramento area? I am looking for a 2005 Sequoia Limited 4x4 and have received two quotes from two different dealers: $42530 and $42800 (before tax/license, etc). These are for 2005 Limited 4x4 with:

    RF - Rear Spoiler

    EJ - CD Changer

    GY - Curtain Airbags

    CF - Floor Mats

    Both dealers claim invoice is around $42000 (although I haven't actually seen the invoices). My Consumer Reports Car Buying Kit report indicates that the invoice should be around $41100 and there is a $900 holdback so that according to them the true wholesale price is around $40,200. Has anyone else used these Consumer Reports reports, and are they accurate?

    With all that being said, does $42,530 or $42,800 sound reasonable? (My choice would boil down two different dealerships with different color combos, the more expensive dealer has more color choices on the lot).

    And I know the local Sales Tax is 7.75% which will be added on, can anyone tell me what else I should expect to pay for licensing fees and or any other misc costs (or what I should fight to have removed if it's unneccesarily added)?

    Looking to buy in the next 3-5 days if possible, so any quick response will be appreciated and thanks in advance for any and all advice.
  • Hey sactoguy, I did a little research and found that the invoice price for a Limited w/4-wheel drive is approx: $39,675.00. The prices you are being quoted sound more like MSRP prices. I too am in the process of getting my first Sequoia Limited with the following options:
    RL Daytime Running lights
    GY SRS
    RF Rear Spoiler
    EJ JBL system w/10 speakers
    EY Rear DVD system
    Have already ordered it and should be arriving at the end of November. I will be paying approx $44000.00 Which is $3050.00 below MSRP. With only 3 Toyota dealers here on Oahu, getting the price down is like pulling teath. The things sell like hot cakes when they become available since there are so few of them on the Island....Good luck.
  • ttsuittsui Posts: 4

    Last week I purchased a 05 Limited 2WD with Navigation, DVD entertainment, Luxury package, moon roof, side curtain airbag, rear spoiler, floor mats for just below $42000 + tax & fee. I thought it is a very good deal.

    The only thing that I didn't purchase is the extended warranty. The finance guy tried to sell me the platinum extended warranty package which costs $2000. Is it worth the cost? Anyone knows the difference between platinum vs basic warranty package?

  • The MSRP for the vehicles I was quoted are about $46550, so price quotes of about $42530 is definitely below MSRP. I estimate my quoted prices to be about a 6% markup over wholesale, and according to the dealer, just $500 over invoice. A few more calls to other local dealers and I can't seem to do any better, so I think I'm just going to purchase the vehicle for the $42530 quoted. I also want to purchase within the next few days because this would be a business vehicle and I am concerned about the Section 179 deduction being reduced. If you haven't heard, Congress just passed the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 which limits Section 179 deductions for SUVs and other vehicles under 14,000 pounds to $25,000 (down from $100,000). But this provision does not become effective until the President signs the bill, and with Bush campaigning, the President had not yet signed the bill. That means there is still time to purchase an SUV or other vehicle under 14,000 pounds and write off the entire cost for 2004 as a Section 179 deduction. I think he may sign the bill soon after Election Day.
  • Uh oh, I just searched and it looks like the Prez signed the American Jobs Creation Act on Friday October 25! It's not the end of the world as I think all but about $8600 of an approx $46500 vehicle (tax, fees inlcuded) is still deductible in 2004, and then $2150 each the next 4 years.
  • I too am going to buy a 2005 LX loaded with everything except the captains chairs in the back. I need the bench seat. I would be interested in who you ended up buying from and what you had to pay.

  • I ended up going to Fairfield Toyota because they were the only ones within an hour's drive who had the color/options I wanted. I paid $42,600 (before tax/license) for a 2005 4x4 Limited with RF - Rear Spoiler, EJ - JBL 10 speakers / CD Changer, GY - Curtain Airbags, CF - Floor Mats, E5 Exhaust Tip by Valor. MSRP was $46,753.
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