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Toyota Sequoia Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • kdhspyderkdhspyder Posts: 7,160
    This is typical for most Toyota stores. I'll confirm that. At chevy and possibly frod it is different but the volume is a lot lower too.

    Examples: ALL Corolla's, Matrixes, Scions, base Camry's and ANY sale vehicle earn the sales person $100 ...maybe $150 Max but no more. If a typical sales person spends the normal 23 working days a month including ( every Saturday for the rest of their lives ) and finishes with 13 new car mini payments then he/she earns ... $1500 that month or about $18000 per year... or about $7.00/hr... most leave after 4-5 months.

    As my colleague posted above it doesnt matter whether a salesperson sells a $14000 Corolla or a $41000 Sequoia if its a mini deal then the sales person gets $100.
  • We live in Seattle, WA and we purchased our 2006 4x4 Limited for $45300 (excl tax and license)

    Here's what we got:
    - 4x4 Limited
    - Timberland Mica (Green) with Taupe (Beige) leather seats
    - 50 State Emissions
    - DVD Rear Entertainment System with 2 Wireless Headphones
    - Rear Audio Controls & 115 Volt Power Outlet
    - JBL AM/FM/Cassette/6 CD Changer with 10 Speakers
    - Driver & Front Passenger Seat Mounted Side Airbags
    - First & Second Row Side Curtain Airbags
    - Rear Air Suspension
    - Rear Spoiler
    - Daytime Running Lights
    - Preferred Accessory Package
    - Exhaust Tip by Valor
    - 7 Pin to 4 Pin Adaptor
    - Extreme Cargo Mat
  • I filled out the internet bidding form at pricegrabber and received a quote for a toyota sr5 sequoia from Manhattan Toyota dealership. When I called the dealer the next day , they told me that the salseperson was no longer there and to come in to negoitate the price. They claimed not having any knowledge of any quotes they had given out on the internet the day before. Typical bait and switch, low quote to get you in the dealership. I was surprised.
  • I am looking at buying a 2005 or 2006 Sequoia. In general how much better should I do on a comparable 2005 vs. the 2006? My early impression is that better than invoice pricing is well within reach on the 2005.

    Has anyone used a Costco membership to buy a Sequoia?
  • Just picked up a 2006 SR5 4x2 with FE, CQ, DR, EJ, AG, GY, KE, LF, SR, & CF. MSRP 38,529. Got it for 34,000 - 1,500 rebate. Net price 32,500+TTL. Bought this at Tustin Toyota. Great people and service. Highly recommended.
  • lk888lk888 Posts: 3
    A fully loaded truck with the following options:
    Touch screen Nav System
    Convenience Package
    Roor Rack
    Alloy Wheel Package #1
    Dr&F Pass Seat Mounted Side Airbags
    Kelyless Entry
    Front Fog Lights
    Prefered Package (Leather)
    Carpeted Floor Mats/Door Sill Protector

    Ticker price $45,474, I paid $39,292(excl tax and register).

    Dealer is Prestige Toyota in Ramsey, NJ.

    Actually I got the same quote from North Toyota but they need 6~12 weeks to special order the vehicle for me. I went via and Presitige Totyota offered me a 2006 Limit for $43,000 (not bad at all), I decided not to pay 4000 extra for DVD. I emailed them about the SR5 with Nav and they told me they had the exact same vehicle (with my prefer color: Grey) available within days. They even delivered the vehicle to my office (40 miles from them). I also got the $100 coupon from pricegrabber by purchasing the vehicle through them within 14 days. So far, everything is cool, I love the vehicle.
  • Just finished purchasing a New 2005 Sequoia SR5 4x4 with roofrack, foglights, floormats/sill protector, keyless entry for $ 30782. Only after agreeing to this price deal, did I ask the dealer for a financing offer, which they were able provide exactly to my specified terms for 5.99% with no early payoff fees. Recommend West Herr Toyota of Buffalo, NY.
  • I chatted with the dealership finance guy, and I asked him for a ballpark estimate on a payment for a $41k vehicle with no money down, superb credit with current Lexus vehicle status (encore tiers)...he said my payment would be around $550-560 a month.

    I can't figure how this can happen. He said I would have to pay the first months payment, but he didn't mention a security deposit or any other fees. Did he 'forget' to mention these things, or can I negotiate my way out of the fees? How do they figure the leases?

    I want to get a 2005/2006 Sequoia SR5 with leather, moonroof, air bags, tow, rear audio, and DVD.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,724
    Most fees can be rolled into the lease payment..

    Your dealer can probably give you a ballpark figure off-the-cuff, because he sees quite a few of them every day.. Most 3yr/45K leases range from 1.1%-1.5% of MSRP, with only 1st payment and security deposit upfront..

    Of course, the 1.1% of MSRP payments are the ones you want...

    What is negotiable?

    1) The purchase price

    2) The money factor... this is the equivalent to the interest rate.. The bank sets the base rate, but the dealer can mark it up for extra profit, just like they would a loan rate.. always insist on the base money factor.

    3) The acquisition fee... this is a bank fee.. sort of like closing costs.. again... there is a base fee, that the dealer can mark-up.. insist on the base fee..

    4) Residual percentage.. This is set by the bank.. it varies by model and lease term/mileage.. This is not negotiable and the dealer can't change it.

    Your dealer's estimate of $550-$560 monthly for a $41K vehicle certainly sounds like a good ballpark figure.. but, it would be dependent on the vehicle and lease program..

    If you have specific questions about a Toyota Sequoia lease, then please post those questions here: Toyota Sequoia: Lease Questions

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  • I am in the market for a 2006 Sequoia SR5 with the options listed below. What is a good price for this vehicle? Does anyone have any experience with the Costco program, especially with regard to buying a Sequoia? Does anyone have any comments about the Dealers in the area, especially Ourisman and Miller?

    Has anyone heard anything about the 2007 Sequioa? When will it be out and what changes will be made? I don't want to buy one, but was wondering if it would significantly affect the prices of the 2006 models?

    Thanks in advance.


    Option Combination #D
    - Alloy Wheel Package #2(AG)
    - Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror(IV)
    - Convenience Package(CQ)
    - Driver & Front Passenger Side Airbags and Front &
    Second-Row Side Curtain Airbags [4](GY)
    - Integrated Fog Lamps/Driving Lamps(LF)
    - JBL 3-in-1 AM/FM/Cassette/6-Disc In-Dash CD
    Changer w/10 Speakers in 6 Locations(EJ)
    - Keyless Entry(KE)
    - Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof w/Sunshade(SR)
    - Preferred Package #2 includes: Leather-Trimmed
    Interior w/Power-Adjustable Heated Front Captain's
    Chairs w/Adjustable Headrests and Steering
    Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls(PT)
    - Rear Seat Audio(HY)
    - Roof Rack(DR)
    - Running Light System(RL
  • I recently bought a 2004 Sequoia Ltd/4WD/TV/DVD with 22,500 miles. I negotiated the price from $34,999 to $32,200. I used all the research acquired from Edmunds and also told the dealership that I was also looking at a 2003 Sequoia Ltd/4WD/TV/DVD with 35,500 miles from CARMAX in Sacramento which was listed for $30,998. I stood my ground and got what I think is a decent deal. Any and all input is appreciated.
  • scw18scw18 Posts: 5
    I am looking to buy a Sequoia this weekend in Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Has anybody had any recent experiences with dealers (good or bad)in this area that they are willing to share?

  • Did you buy your Sequoia yet? I am buying tomorrow and found that I could get a better deal than Costco. Costco's numbers are (Dealers Invoice + a few hundred). You can probably negotiate below invoice.
  • I also just purchased a Used 04 Sequoia Limited, but mine is 2WD, also no DVD or TV.

    Package includes, door jam covers, Spoiler, Moonroof, Heated seats and fold up mirrors, 6CD indash changer, cargo and floor mats, 26K miles, dealer was asking $34,999 ended up paying $27,400 with darker tinted windows included (extra add-on).

    For anyone else that has put addons into the vehicle, what do you suggest?

    K&N Style filter?
    Mod performance chip?
    What kind of MP3 compatible player is available?
    any other MPG and/or power increasing addons available?

  • 5ofakind5ofakind Posts: 3
    2006 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4x2 Phantom Grey Pearl

    --DVD Nav Touch Screen System AVN E7006
    --DVD Rear Entertainment System w/ 2 Wireless Phones, Rear Audio
    --Luxury Package
    --Dr & Pass Seat Mounter Side Airbags
    First & Second Row Side Curtain Airbags
    w/ Rollover Sensor & Cut-off Switch
    --Rear Spoiler
    --Daytime Running Lights
    --Carpeted Floor Mats/Door Sill Protector/First Aid Kit
    --Air Delector for Moonroof
    --Chrome Exhaust Tip by Valor

    $40,895 + tax 3,327 + tags 375

    Out the door $ 44,642.60

    Toyota of Escondido

    Let me know what you think of the price.
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  • obelixobelix Posts: 2
    Everything is negoatiable on a lease. Go to and you'll see how it works - don't buy the kit, just understand the mechanics.

    If you want a ballpark for residual values (big deal on a lease) go to, enter your car, miles, term and look at the residual you get in the offers (they'll be a % of MSRP - for example, 36 month, 12k miles/year residuals are around 44-48% MSRP) the residuals vary big time between vehicles (compare US vs Japanese vs German cars and you'll see) and drives the lease cost big time.

    Calculating a lease is easy - there's two components:

    Depreciation = (Selling Price - Residual)/# months

    Finance charge = (Selling Price + Residual) * Money factor.
    now the money is just to throw you off:
    Money factor = Interest rate / 2400 = Interest rate / (12 * 2 * 100)
    Thus Finance charge = (Selling Price + Residual) * Interest rate/ (12 * 2 *100)
    with some algebra:
    Finance charge = (Selling price + Residual)/2 * (Interest rate/100) / 12
    Finance charge = Average loan amount from lender * Interest rate as decimal / 12 (to make it monthly)

    Then Depreciation + Finance charge = Monthly payment.

    (note, Ford Motor Credit adds a ~2% "fee" into their lease calc and so the above formula falls short - they were getting sued big time about it, not sure where it ended up)

    As you can see it's no different than a loan in that the selling price and interest rate are a big deal (the dealer will never tell you interest rate, they talk money factor - just multiply money factor * 2400 and that's your interest rate and should be comparable to loan interest rates) - so haggle the price!! The residual is a % of MSRP and is not negotiable, it is what it is for a particular vehicle - yet varies big time by vehicle and lender. The captive lender will usually give you better residuals to make their leases more competitive.
  • carhockeycarhockey Posts: 4
    Does anyone know if they are changing the Sequoia model for 2007? Thanks!
  • stokeslstokesl Posts: 2
    Car man, can you price me a Toyota Sequoia Limited lease priced at $44,950 (also use, the 2K incentive) for 36 month lease 15K miles
  • sifi_007sifi_007 Posts: 10
    We just had the brake light come on on our Sequois SR5 4x4 while driving down the interstate. It only has 15k miles on it. It went away when we parked the car and pushed on the hand break. We smelled burned brakes s0 we took to the dealer. The dealer said the brake fluid was low and that the breaks were fine. Has anyone had this problem? How did you go about resolving it? I hope the dealer is right. I dont want to get into an accident because of faulty breaks. :sick:
  • sifi_007sifi_007 Posts: 10
    Is anyone having a hard time opening the rear window on their Sequoia? I had noticed that sometimes the rear window would not roll down until I push the button several times.

    Does anyone know why this is and how to fix it?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,724
    Hi, sifi_007..

    This is a pricing discussion.. You'll probably have better luck getting your questions answered here:

    Toyota Sequoia: Problems & Solutions

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  • abahriabahri Posts: 4
    I am looking for a Sequoia and I think you got a good price. Can you tell what the invoice price was?

    Right now Toyota has a $2000 cash back.

    So is "Invoice minus $2,000 cash back" a good price?
  • Luxury Package
    Rear Spoiler
    JBL 6CD 10 speaker stereo

    $42,500 OTD

    Is this a good price?
  • wolfekmwolfekm Posts: 18
    Looks like the last message on here is a few months old - does anyone have current pricing on the sequoia? Is there a certain time of year that is best to buy a Toyota (ie - incentives)? We're looking to get one sometime between now and September and are a little flexible with timing... Thanks!
  • ggesqggesq Posts: 701
    IMHO- try and hold out for as long as possible. When the redesigned Sequoia hits the showroom or right before it hits the showroom there will be crzy incentives for the current Sequoia like there is for the current (outgoing) Tundra.
  • wolfekmwolfekm Posts: 18
    Thanks - I think we'll do that. This way we can take a peek at the 2008 and make sure we won't regret not waiting for one of those. To be honest though, I like the size of sequoia as it is, and don't see need for it to be much bigger....
  • Carsdirect price for 2007 Sequoia SR5 4x2 with Rear Entertainment system is $30,959

    Anyone get better deals than that?
  • dgrazdadgrazda Posts: 18
    Any word on when Toyota is going to get aggressive on their 2007 Sequoias? I can't believe that they have not started moving these it so bad in San Diego, that as I return to the dealership lots, I am seeing the same vehicles week after week...some "test drive vehicles" have been there soooo long that they have nearly 800 test drive miles on them....hardly a new car at that point! I am interested to see what the April incentives look like. If it is the same 1500 back, then I have to wonder what they are thinking?

    Let make this forum a good resource for prices paid. I have gained some understanding of the Southern Cal market but am interested in seeing other's observations.
  • wolfekmwolfekm Posts: 18
    Personally, I think it will be a while before they start with aggressive incentives. Most of the dealers seem to know NOTHING about the 2008 redesign, so what's the hurry in their opinion?
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