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  • zone4zone4 Posts: 46
    Sorry for the confusion. I didn't know you purchased the vehicle. I don't blame you for not wanting to give out the VIN. I thought they were trying to sell you the vehicle and you hadn't made up your mind whether you wanted it or not. With all the options I think you got a really great deal. ;)
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    I have never seen a 4X4 Plat MSRP at 58K - perhaps it is missing some of the other stuff.... In my region 4X4 Plat's are 60's.

    You would be hard pressed to buy a 4X4 Plat in Las Vegas - I was told LV orders only 4X2's.
  • Here is a link to the inventory of Platinum Sequoia's at the dealer where I bought mine. Sorry the link is so long but if it doesn't work just go to the home page and check out the new inventory. 2 of the 3 Platinums left in stock are under $60K. Final price is all about options. Base MSRP for a Platinum with 4 wheel drive is $55,600.00. I don't think that varies across the country but I could be wrong. I agree you will probably never see one with no additional options. Mine only had 4 options which were:

    Rear DVD system : $1670
    Daytime Running Light: $40
    Laser cruise control: $600
    Cold Package: $100
    Total options: $2410

    + Base = $58,010
    + destination charge = $745

    Grand total = $58755.00

    That was mine. Of course, as I stated in great detail before, that is not what I paid. Maybe where you live all the Plats are just more loaded with options. Most accessories like mats are way overpriced at MSRP. You can get all that stuff on-line for much cheaper. tory:reset=InventoryListing&inventoryView=listview&invtype=new&SByear=clear&SBma- ke=Toyota&SBmodel=Sequoia&SBbodystyle=clear&start=0
  • hdfatboyhdfatboy Posts: 324
    If you're looking at an MSRP of $60K on a Platinum then you're definitely getting ripped off by a dealer that's loading up the vehicle with dealer installed options. The MSRP of a 2008 4x4 Platinum Sequoia is $55,600 as shown on the Toyota website.
  • When I bought my Plat a few weeks ago, my salesman basically told me XM was already built in. All I needed to do was subscribe. I didn't check it thoroughly and now I find I do not have it. It is just XM-ready. The guy apologized profusely and admitted it was his mistake. I actually believe him because he is about 25, nice as pie, 1st Sequoia he has sold, and clueless. Maybe I am the sucker but what can I do.

    At any rate, they have offered to install it for free if I buy the Toyota system which will cost me $350. My question is should I let them do it or should I go aftermarket. I know I can get it much cheaper but I am concerned with how well integrated it will be. Plus whether or not I will have some hideous box on the floor or mounted to my dash. Any ideas?


  • hdfatboyhdfatboy Posts: 324
    $350 for xm installed by the dealer is a very good price. The best price for an xm tuner for the Sequoia is $279 from ebay. Having the dealer install the OEM unit for $350 is an excellent deal since alot of dealers try to get anywhere from $500 to $800 if you attempt to buy it after you've taken delivery of the vehicle.

    Go for it, the dealer is treating you fairly for their mistake.
  • Thanks for that hd. I saw the DIY installation for ebay $279 unit on another thread. Looks like a lot of work for $80 difference. One question maybe you know. Does the Toyota unit have a mini receiver. One that you can remove and bring in your home and connect to another antenna (like the Ebay one). Not that big of a deal. If I subscribe to XM, you can get the on-line version free. I'm sure quality is not as good but that's not my goal anyway. Just wondering.

    I'll have to sneak this by the wife. She already gave me flack for getting the sport shift knob and sport pedals. That's OK. We spend $40 some K on a car and she gives me grief for jazzing it up. She spends more on haircuts! But I digress. :)
  • hdfatboyhdfatboy Posts: 324
    I don't know if the OEM tuner has a mini-tuner. I have the version from Ebay however I didn't set it up so I can remove the minituner. Just buried it under the center console.
  • xierxier Posts: 99
    That looks about right - for some reason I was thinking higher but looking at my details mine was just like yours but I had the option package with mats, door sill protectors, first aid kit, rear cargo mat and cargo net - it was pretty much a standard add on Plat's in my area. 4X4 Plat's in my region were either low 59 0r just over 60.

    Gotta love the daytime running light add - Wonder how many Plat's dont have this..
  • hdfatboyhdfatboy Posts: 324
    "Gotta love the daytime running light add - Wonder how many Plat's dont have this.."

    I'm not 100% sure however I don't really think this is an option (even thought they are listed that way on the window sticker). DRLs are required in all states therefore I doubt there are any Sequoia's without them (other than Canada and other exports). There's no switch to turn them on/off and in reality all the DRLs do is turn on the front orange marker lights while driving in the daytime. Very different from the DRLs of other car makers where the headlights are turned on during the daytime.
  • clark4clark4 Posts: 9
    Bogart, would you mind posting the dealer that you used? That is a great price.
  • 774774 Posts: 101
    Does any one know if toyota is going to offer some real incentives to sell the 2008 inventories of Sequoias. I could be wrong but I would think this vechicle has not sold as well as more efficent vehicles and the inventory levels would be high. I own a 2001 Sequoia and the vechicle has been great with no problems.The vehicle has 90,000 miles on it and is due for some expensive maintenance. I would like to buy a new 2008 Sequoia. The market for new car sales has been the worst I can recall and it is a buyers market. I would expect some serious price cuts on this vehicle.
  • "Kinderhook Toyota" in Kinderhook, NY (Capital District Area)...

    They were *amazing* to deal with...simplest automobile transaction I have ever participated in. They had two 2008 sequoias, the other one was a platinum...I think the MSRP was something around the $51k mark, advertised price was around $34k (and I assume the rebate on top of that), but I think it has since been sold. They also had great deals (I thought) on 2008 4runners (they had one or two advertised for around $23k (and I assume they were applying all rebates on top of that as well). They had a long list of "2008 specials" on their website, but the list appears to be down to just a couple of vehicles now...

    It was the kind of deal that I kept waiting for the "surprise", and it never came. Turned out to be the best car buying experience I have ever had...they didn't try to sell me extended warranties, didn't try to put me into a loan, no "paperwork fees"...the salesman was great...they didn't even take a deposit from me. Price aside even, I am glad I bought from them and will definitely give them a look the next time I am in the market again. The price was so low, I did not even bother trying to negotiate...I had talked to several other dealers in the capital district and western mass area, and none could come close.

    Feel free to drop me a note if you want more info...
  • Thanks Dave. I will let you know how it turns out.

  • buzzy8buzzy8 Posts: 31
    Just brought home a Limited for $41,500....

    That did not include tax and tags but does include:
    Cold Kit
    Rear Entertainment
    20 Inch wheels
    Power back door
    Daytime Running Lights
    Preferred Accessory Package
    Wood Trim
    VIP glass breakage sensor
    Sirius Satellite Receiver.

    Nothing but good things to say so far except going through the car wash for the first time......well, lets just say I will have to get used to the size.

    Thanks for everyones help here in the past.....especially one person in know who you are!! Thanks!
  • seems like a heck of a deal, buzzy. I assume that included the $4000 dealer cash in that number?
  • buzzy8buzzy8 Posts: 31
    That included the $3,500 rebate in there.....
  • sang1sang1 Posts: 5
    Is that the current cash incentive? I know there was the $3000 ($4000 in some areas but not here in Southern California) in January plus the $500 marketing support from Toyota to dealer.

    Did your dealership indicate this month's incentive is $3500? I have not been able to find the current rebate data on the web.
  • buzzy8buzzy8 Posts: 31
    that was with a rebate that expired 02/ was on Toyotas and the dealers website. I am not sure what if any rebate is running now....
  • Hi, Thanks to all previous posters to help get a good deal. I bought this in the Northeast Ohio area, and think that this is typical of at least two dealers.

    I figure the invoice was $37,700, and they let me have it for $36,800 including doc fees. I got a reasonable trade and the rebates.

    Here are the options:

    AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER -inc: (8) speakers (N/A w/EY Rear Entertainment System or NV Navigation System)
    PWR DRIVER SEAT PKG -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, 4-way pwr passenger seat
    DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS -inc: on/off feature
    TOWING PKG -inc: receiver hitch, aux trans cooler, 7-pin wire connector, HD alternator, 4.30 gear ratio
    COLD AREA PKG -inc: headlamp cleaner, windshield de-icer, heated exterior mirrors

    Bob Yahoo
  • I was offered by one dealer in san francisco. 2008 sequoia SR5 4x4 mrsp $41,000 $33588 with the $3000 rebate... i think it is not bad. Toyota doesn't offer special financin this month. I think i will wait when they offer low APR...
  • I'm not sure this is such a great deal. I posted my own purchase a couple of months ago and my purchase is very similar to yours. I purchased a SR5 5.7L 2wd nautical blue Sequoia brand new with 50 miles on the odometer and the MSRP was $38,304.00, I bought the Sequoia for $32,000.00 with 0% financing and no down payment, I could have gotten it for $29,000.00 if I took the $3,000 rebate instead of the 0%. The options I have are the same as yours except for the running boards and the cold area package, of course I live in Oklahoma so cold area package is not prevalent in this area, I do regret not finding a model with the running boards but I can always get those through the dealer or aftermarket. Anyway, you can compare but I've realized on the forum, there's always someone who has gotten a "better deal".
  • Which dealership did you get it from?
  • Friends...We are looking at a new 2008 Platinum. We are struggling with the purchase at we understand that 2010's will be on the lots in late April or early May (or so our dealer said....). What in the world is a 2008 with an MSRP @ $50 really worth (cash deal)? Should we wait until April/May to bid on the 2008? We are in the Southeast. Any help would be appreciated...
  • I think it depends on inventory. If your dealer has many 2008s left, then they will most likely have some left in May when the 2010's come out. If so, they will be anxious to move the 2008s with good deals. Certainly you won't get as good a deal on a 2010 than a 2008. But if you wait, you risk not getting what you want. Also, I doubt the deals on the 2008s will be drastically better in May than now (maybe slightly). I bought a Platinum about one month ago. Overall I am very happy with it. Mine listed at $49K and I paid $37K in MA. Some have done better and some have done worse but I was happy with that. You should be able to get $10K off list without too much hassle. Good luck!

  • Thanks for the info. Were you able to find out what your dealer's true invoice was? I'm just trying to find a starting point for negotiations (I haven't bought a car since 01' so this is kind of a new game to me). Thanks
  • shwaaagshwaaag Posts: 9
    Anyone else notice that dealerships in the San Diego area aren't really giving out deals on their Sequoia stock? Also, Toyota pulled back all the incentives here a while ago, does anyone know why that is?

    I've been reading this forum for a few weeks now, and I've found that some of you have got some really good deals. I'm hoping to hear from somebody in the So Cal area that with the same news....

  • I'm in the same boat as you it although it does look like they did add 4K down south I checked Longo Toyota. But I don't really see anybody getting 10K+ off MSRP. Hopefully people who have bought will chime in. I was actually looking at going down south and buying there. This month Toyota does not have any good financing. just the 4K.
  • shwaaagshwaaag Posts: 9
    Hmm. I'll check Longo's site...have you called and verified it? I sometimes think these car dealerships aren't very proactive with their websites...and is more of an afterthought (better have one up because corporate mandates it, or because the other dealership down the road has one up).

    Also, I've noticed when they were offering the incentive (on the Tundra) they advertised/negotiated as if the 4K was taken off the price of the vehicle, when really, the incentive is taken out AFTER tax/title/license (thanks CA) - telling you that you're paying 40K for a truck after rebate/incentive, but the cost is actually 44K. I find it a little underhanded...maybe it was just the dealership I was at. Hard to believe it was a simple "oversight" (as it was explained) for an "experienced" salesman not to mention up front, and only "clarified" after really pressing him for why the numbers didn't add up.

    Also, I've expanded my search to NorCal (Bay Area specifically - where I'm from originally) and I've found some really good deals on the Platinum 4x4 models, but the one in particular was a corporate demo with over 10K miles...not sure if I'd be willing to buy one of those even at the discount they're offering them at. But I'm not sure, and would appreciate any thoughts on that, or if anyone has bought a corporate demo and would like to share their experiences with it...

    Thanks again.
  • shwaaagshwaaag Posts: 9
    Actually, I just checked a few dealer sites down here (in the San Diego area) and it seems that a few are also listing the $4K rebate. I wonder if that's different than the "Manufacturer to Customer Incentive" they had on the Tundras? It would be nice to actually take 4K off the cost instead of getting the money back after taxes.

    I'm wondering if all dealers in SoCal are seeing this come up, and some are just slower in updating their site....?
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