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Toyota Sequoia Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • jmmurphyjmmurphy Posts: 4
    Got an email quote on a Sequoia (actually a blanket statement on all in stock) for MSRP less $10000. The only one I'm interested in is an SR5 with $7k worth of options, most of which I don't want. I've got another dealership I'm negotiating with now that has a Limited with power back door, daytime running lights, and sunroof (MSRP + dealer fees = $47,870). Assuming they match the 10k offer ($37870), what would be a reasonable counter offer?

    This price seems lower than what I'd been offered up until now, and somewhat lower than most of the posts in the forum. Is this going to be as good as it gets for me?

  • a8silvera8silver Posts: 24
    It seems like a reasonable offer. I have a feeling that the dealer fees ( such as doc fees) are close to $500-700. In CA, these are fixed at $55, and most other states these are variable ( I've seen them range from $350-800). Taking this into acct. you are most likely at $9700-9200 below MSRP - in my opinion is quite good for these days.
  • DTbrokerDTbroker Posts: 5
    Sorry for joining the thread late but one this price quote you received for an '09? I was under the impression that Toyota was skipping production on the '09 and going straight to '10. I tried to look up specs on the '09 on Edmunds and found nothing. Regardless, the 10k off dealer cost is a good deal but if it turns out that it is for a brand new '08 they are probably factoring in the additional depreciation despite the fact it is new. Good luck.
  • jmmurphyjmmurphy Posts: 4
    Of course, you are right. I meant '08. I appreciate the feedback on the price, guys!
  • Any apple folks out there that can help me with something? One of the accessories for the 2010 Sequoia is an ipod interface cord "allowing you to control the ipod through the head unit and steering wheel." What I want to know is....can I hook up my IPHONE and have my movies play on the dvd entertainment system? I can do this with an adaptor cord on my tv at home, but would be beside myself if I can do this with the car....I have so much kids tv and movies on the iphone that I hate to buy or rent DVD's for the car...not to mention my own shows....Anyone, anyone?
  • a8silvera8silver Posts: 24
    The ipod interface cord can be installed on the '08 also ( about $200). It is the same as Lexus. You won't be able to play the movies off iPOD products in your vehicle. Music ..YES, and Music Videos..NO. Sorry !!!
  • melrose88melrose88 Posts: 1
    I was looking for a new '08 in Boston area and they are offering $10,000 off MSRP for a limited. I found a couple with MSRP in the $50k-$52k range. So I am confident I can purchase one of these for $40,000. But I just found a demo with similar features and 5,000 miles with MSRP at $52,000. How much of a discount should I be looking for on this demo as compared to similar brand new vehicle?
  • dwong408dwong408 Posts: 7
    I was actually thinking about purchasing a 08 sequoia but after further debate, the price is not much of a discount considering that its 2 yrs old. Currently, its either 3500rebate or 1.9% finance. 2010 invoice pricing shouldn't be too bad since I pan to do financing. In addition, I can get the color and options I like instead of the leftovers at the lots that has been sitting for 1 plus year. Let me know what you think.
  • Well, I found that they were not dealing on the 10's yet. You might want to reconsider, but do it quickly. I just got a 08 Sequoia Limited MSRP -48890 for 39890 plus I had them add XM receiver that it did not not have for free ($465 option). The dealership also essentially gave me retail (Edmunds retail) Sequoia and when I drove it up to pick up the new one, they took it from me, because they had it sold already. The best discount that I could get on a 10 was about 3k off. I went to Edmunds and ran the price for a used 08 Sequoia with 15k miles and same options. Price difference was about $1500. So, that led me to pull the trigger and get the 08. I hope this gives you some perspective on what is going on right now. There are not many 08's left out there in the SE right now. Enjoy whatever you get, there are major improvements on the new 08's vs. the older one that I had.
  • warwickmonwarwickmon Posts: 27
    I think people make too much about these 08's being 2 years old. Sure it has been sitting on a lot getting rain and sun but with the paints they use these days, there should be very little wear and tear if any. Mechanically should be no problem at all. Mine (I bought a Platinum in January) had 10 miles on it even if it may have come out of the factory 18 months before that. Maybe I am biased because I bought one but it was spanking new in every regard when I got mine. Saving 10K from a 2010 is a much more tangible difference.

    Psychologically, you have decide if having a 2010 in the driveway is more important than $10K in the bank for essentially the same car. Simple as that.

    Good luck.
  • I just bought a 08 Sequoia Limited MSRP 51,625 for 42,288 from Doxon Toyota in Auburn Wa. Real nice folks to work with, no hard push. Got 5.99 percent on a 84 month loan. Really like driving the new beast. The dealership had 4 08 limited's with the same options, I think I got a pretty good deal. I did not like the sales tax 9.8 percent, ( Ouch!).
  • hdfatboyhdfatboy Posts: 324
    Warwickmon....Good to hear all's well with your Platinum Sequoia. My 2008 now has 28,000 miles and I like it as much or more than the day I bought it. Can't say that about to many other vehicles I've owned.

    BTW I agree with the sentiment that since the '08 and '10 models are essentially identical, I would take the 08 plus $10K in the bank any day over buying a 2010 model.
  • fbdfbd Posts: 6
    Was your deal on 2WD or 4WD. What features did you get? Thanks.
  • fbdfbd Posts: 6
    What is a reasonable offer for 08 Limited 5.7 V8 Nav, DVD, Power Back Door, Moonroof, Cold Pkg, 20" wheels, Back Up Mirror, and Moonroof? MSRP $55,215 - Internet Price $45,984. Any guidance is appreciated.
  • Here in Washington State it seems the going price is about $9300 dollars off MSRP. Dealer hold back is about $965. For the limited dealer cost is about 41k then add your options. A good web site is you can see past tranactions prices for the vehicle with options added. To me your price is pretty good, maybe try 45k to see if they will budge.

    I had heard that the $3500 rebate is now $3000 starting 2 Jun.

    I bought my Limited 4x4 sunroof, air suspension, rear spoiler, cold kit, power rear window, carpeted floor mats for $9337 off from MSRP. The dealer really wanted to move his 4 sequoia's and gave up his holdback to do so. Just my two cents. Hope this helps.
  • a8silvera8silver Posts: 24
    Hi Guys,
    I can get the extended platinum Toyota Warranty on a 08 Sequoia - 7yrs/100k for $845. What do you think? Is this a good deal or not worth the money?

  • FBD - sorry for the delay in responding. I have a 2WD Limited package. 7 passenger, with XM added, moonroof, glass breakage alarm, the SE toyota package that includes window number etching, free oil change, road side assistance. 18 in wheels. I hope that helps.
  • It all depends on what it covers. That seems low for a Toyota warranty. I know that the overall warranty is 3 yr/36 mo, but the powertrain is 60k. I generally steer clear of extended warranties and I have not been burned. I do make sure that my maintanance happens when it is supposed to and so I have not had any problems on my three Toyota's that I have owned. Just my opinion though, and I know people buy them all the time and have had to use them.
  • a8silvera8silver Posts: 24
    It is the Toyota's Platinum coverage. Similar to their std. 3yr/36k (without normal wear & tear). $0 deductible.
  • That seems to be a good price and if you prefer to buy extended warranties, then I would buy it. Heck, with the traveling that I do, I might need to check into it.
  • kwfkwf Posts: 1
    Last week I received an internet quote for $40,529 on a '08 Limited. MSRP of $47,270 with sunroof, power back hatch, and daytime running lights. I replied saying I would come in that day and buy it if they accepted an offer of $38,000.

    Their reply was simply thank you for the offer but no....they didn't counter. I didn't respond and have been looking elsewhere since then but haven't been able to find a '08 I like....there aren't many '08's left in the Southeast. I checked today and the Sequoia is still available. I thought I would stop by the dealership this week and try to negotiate in person.

    Any advice on a fair final price is greatly appreciated.
  • tenekramtenekram Posts: 6
    Don't wait to the last minute, if that is the vehicle you want, get it before someone else walk's of with it. I bought mine about 6 weeks ago noticing that Blue Sequioas were starting to dissapear of the lots at an alarming rate in the SE region. Don't play the wait game if that is the vehicle you want. Call the internet manager directly and offer a price that is between the 38K and their price. You got to be flexible with these guys, and remember, what really worked for me was to be pleasant with these guys but steadfast on your final price. Don't let your dream vechicle slip away from you, you may regret it when you see someone riding the vechicle that should have been yours.
  • ponytrekkerponytrekker Posts: 308
    >>Call the internet manager directly and offer a price that is between the 38K and their price.

    The first rule of negotiating: don't negotiate against yourself. If you offer 39K they will simply say no, make another offer until you reach 40529.
  • hdfatboyhdfatboy Posts: 324
    I would wait for another week to pass from your original order. Never fall in love with a vehicle until you own it.

    The dealer's floor space interest cost is drying up the value and eventually they'll want to unload. You might consider a higher offer but with something else included this way you're not negotiating with yourself. Maybe offer $39,000 but include a 5yr/100K extended warranty at no charge. Maybe toss into the deal your first 5 oil changes from the dealer at no charge. See if that approach breaks the dealer down to make an offer to unload the vehicle. then its back in your hands to decide if you want to accept their offer.
  • a8silvera8silver Posts: 24
    I'd say 38K is a reasonable offer. Based on the previous posts, $9200-9500 off MSRP is the going rate these days. I paid $9300 off MSRP ~3 weeks ago.
  • FYI, an 08' Limited showed up on CarMax in TX yesterday @ $38 with 13K miles. Not that CarMax sets the market, but I think any reference point is helpful....
  • a8silvera8silver Posts: 24
    There seems to be a big disconnect between KBB/NADA or Edmunds TMV and dealership pricing on used vehicles. In recent months, there seems to be unrealistic expectations built into used car pricing, and I've seen several cases where buying a new one was a no brainer.
  • Now I am confused. I know the 10' had a USB port on the dash (not sure about the 08'). I'm assuming that is how I would connect the ipod/iphone. Why would I need the accessory?
  • I have been reading this thread, and looking at an 08 Sequoia Limited. I just want to make sure that I am on the same page with everyone with regard to pricing. The 08 that I am looking at is a new vehicle (44 miles), and the dealer has several. The story that I get (from the dealer, as well as someone that works in Toyota production) is that production was decreased on 09's during the $4.00 per gallon gasoline period, and these are 08's that still haven't sold.

    Now, I have also read within this thread that $9,000 - $9,500 off of MSRP is the going rate, but even on an 08 (although brand new) that has been on the dealer's lot since March of 2008, that will be a 2 year old vehicle in about a month when the 2010's arrive.

    By the way, I have also heard that the number of 08's remaining on a dealer's lot will negatively impact that dealer's ability to secure 2010 models. Is that correct?
  • tenekramtenekram Posts: 6
    To all who are going to purchase an 08, does not really matter what model. Use this as a bargaining chip against the dealers, and salespersons. I am witness to this, I bought my SEQ 08 LMTD for 43K (tax and fees included), all the bells and whistles. Retail value right now is between 35K and 37K and I only have 1400 miles on it. Value decreased by 20%. You ask the dealer, sales person this. If I were to buy this vehcile now from you at this price, what would the price be tomorrow if I wanted to trade it in for something else. You can work it from there. Just an idea that I wished I had thought of when purchasing my SEQ. I still love my truck though, it is sweeeeeet. Especially when people turn their heads to look at squeaky clean look ride.
    Anyway 9 to 9.5K seems to be right.
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