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AREA? THE DEALERS THAT I HAVE TALKED TO DO NOT HAVE A STRAIGHT ANSWER FOR THIS QUESTION.
I guess if I were you I'd get in touch with the Fleet Mgr (Hector Castillo) and if he could't do something fast, look somewhere else. If you want, e-mail me and I'll give you the names of the "top dogs" at that dealership. They were given to me in case I was not a "completely satisfied" customer.
I have been told that they can't even order one?
Or do you know a company that makes a shell for the regular cab Tundra?
Monday maybe three] Toyota Dealers in Central
Arkansas. The main problem seems to be an
incessant need to low ball on the trade and creep
upwards of 25% over invoice on the new.
Armed,(thru Edmunds),with the facts these
"professionals" seem to look at you as if you're
from Mars when you give them an honest offer. I
have remained consistent on my trade's appraisal
and offered a flat $500 over invoice. In each case
I have watched every dealership creep those
figures back up to 27K-29K while I stand there and
tell them I know the cost is just over 25K. One
"rocket scientist" even wrote his "bottom dollar"
on the actual invoice. When he showed me his
figure I saw that the invoice on it was $24,975.
He said he had to get $28,000 for it. I shook my
head and laughed and said "I hope you get it...but
it won't be from me".
If we all would do this we could bring these guys
back to reality.
where my figures and 'theirs' take opposing turns.
In each case 'the dealers' have items such as:
MAF and PIA and PIO added to their invoices. Ask what they are and they "can't tell you". All I get is that this is something that all the cars have tacked in and advertising and floorplan and financing is drawn against it. Can you get out from under any of it by pre-custom ordering? NO.
What has happened is all the 'splurge' money I was intending to use on optioins I wanted would now be eaten up by these non-existent costs that "the factory puts on there". Not this time, Toyo. Keep your Tundras til you decide to play fair.
It's really great to finally be an informed consumer. I'm ready for a Tundra - After test driving several and comparing them to Ford & Dodge - it's definitely a better ride, performer and superior fit & finish
Does anybody have any insight into what deals are going on in the midwest? specifically, IN, OH, IL, KY? All the dealers in central IN are asking $1500 + over invoice (then they act like their performing some type of miracle to get to that cost!). I think the 2% hold-back plus $500 over invoice is more than fair. Certainly willing to travel 500 - 600 miles if I must!
I purchased this truck on 2-9-00 from Crown Toyota
Tundra 4x2 SR5 V8 Access Cab
FULL TANK OF FUEL 30.00
Destination Charge 480.00
Total MSRP $25,199
Paid $22,982 (plus CA tax and lic)
This was $500 over dealer invoice including the
ad fee of $247.
I called the Fleet manager for the price on 2-8-00. The truck and docs were ready the following
day. I spent about a half hour at the dealership
to take delivery of the truck. (No pressure to
purchase additional warranty, alarm etc.) I am sure this is not the absolute lowest price possible, but it was reasonable and saved the 2 to 3 hour haggle time.
$25228 + they are going to add a Tonneau Cover.
Rich Toyota in Huntington WV.
They acted like they had never done a deal like that before.
I am pleased with the deal, only 20 miles from home. Man what a great ride, I LOVE IT.
Factory Option group;
CK- All Weather Guard Package with Heavy Duty Battery, Heavy Duty
Starter, Heavy Duty Heater, Anti-Chip Paint
EJ- Premium 3-in-1 AM/FM/Cassette/CD Player, 6-Disc in-dash CD Changer
with Six Speakers and Power Amplifier
AB- 4 wheel Anti-ock Braking System, Daytime Running Lights
OF- Off Road Package with 16" 5-spoke Cast Aluminum Wheels, Front/Rear
Contoured Mudguards, Wheel Ornament, Fog Lamps, Painted Overfenders, BF
Goodrich 265/70 tires, Bilstein Shocks, Off-Road Tuned Suspension
LA- Leather Package with Captains Chairs, Power Driver's Seat, Synthetic
CF- Carpet Floor Mats-Set of 4
9Z- Wiring Harness for rear bumper
List (MSRP) Price . . . $30964
Invoice Price . . . $27893
Market value . . . +4%
I can offer this vehicle to you for $29008 plus tax, license and
documentation fees of $2821.37
I have this vehicle in stock and available in Black with Oak Leather
This was just his first quote, but it seems pricey to me.
The cost- $ 0 down $ 410 p/month for 39 months.
By far the best vehicle I have ever owned, even better than my 97 4 Runner. Loads of power, comfort, options and room for my 2 kids as swell.
This truck is worth every $ I spent.
I found the best price from autoweb.com and picked it up at a local dealer here in New Jersey.
This is my #9 Toyota truck and by far the best.
DO NOT PURCHASE THE TUNDRA FACTORY ALARM (VIP RS3000). I found out too late (after paying $250) that it does not automatically lock the doors. It will "arm" passively, but not lock the doors. In addition, there is a "entry delay". Which means, if you forget to arm the truck with the remote (which DOES lock the doors), it will only arm. Now, a would-be theif simply opens the door (which is unlocked), and takes a cell phone, radar detector, purse, whatever - and leaves. The alarm will start going off 15 seconds after he opens the door. Great design! Toyo will not credit for the alarm.
I don't know about you guys, but the whole idea to a "security" system is that it secures your vehicle. If it doesn't lock the doors, it's not a security system.
I don't monitor this site, so if you have comments/questions, email them to [email protected]
Oh, one other thing... the dealer may tell you (as mine did) that an after-market alarm will void the electrical warranty. I didn't know it then, but that is ILLEGAL for them to say. Get them to put it in writing, and you've got a lawsuit... They won't put it in writing.
However, having the doors LOCK when the truck passively arms is not an option. Please verify that your dealer was able to make the alarm lock the doors without you pressing the key remote. If so, I'd like his phone number, so he can tell me exactly how he did it.
Try this for me, if you have a moment:
With passive arming on, start the vehicle, then turn it off. Exit the vehicle. Close the door. DO NOT LOCK THE DOORS WITH THE REMOTE. Wait about 15-20 seconds. You should hear a 2 second long beep (sounds like a microwave that's finished warming your coffee). Check the LED, it shoudl be blinking, indicating it's ARMED. Now, simply go to either door, and open it. Bet it's not locked. If it is - I will worship the ground that your dealer walks on.
Here's another thing... After the truck has armed on it's own, un-arm it with your key remote. Open the door, and then close it. It will now NOT re-arm automatically.
So, let's say you and your significant other are just exiting the vehicle. You arm it (or it arms itself). Then she says, "oh, unlock it real quick, I need my purse". After she closes the door, you both walk away, ASSUMING (you know what happens then...) that the alarm will ARM - wrong. It won't. The alarm will only arm passively under two conditions:
A) you removed the key from the ignition (after it was in the ON position), and the last door was closed.
the vehicle was disarmed by remote, but the doors were never opened. It will then rearm automatically.
If you open a door after either A or B, the vehicle will not re arm.
Geezer3, I really hope you can prove me wrong. I'd rather be wrong with an alarm I can live with, than eat the cost of replacing this "Fisher Price" alarm.
If you don't mind, please reply to [email protected]
By the way, why you don't just give the info here?
Tundra SR5 2WD Access cab W/V8 and Automatic. captains chairs(cloth) 5 spoke wheels, sliding rear window,convenience package(power windows,locks,etc.carpet floor mats,fog lights,Cass.,CD and six speakers,chrome wheel arch ,bed liner and a tank of gas. Final price after tax and license was $24,500 out the door.
I don't put too much info here because I like to refer individual that are serious. I do this so that I can track my referrals to the dealer. If I get a bad report from someone I referred, I stop referring people to them. I do this with anything I refer someone to. The way I look at it, if I refer someone, both parties are linked to me in some way. My reputation to the person I refer, as well as the referee, is important to me (I still do business [I'm planning to buy another vehicle from them, as well as I get my cars serviced there] with the dealership and I want to continue my relationship with them).
I used to be in retail sales (a long time ago), and I know the value of a referral. Like everything in life, this dealership has it's good points and bad points. I think it would be un-fair to publisize my views to the world, where others might have a completely different experience, especially since the dealership doesn't have an opportunity to respond to anything I post (just my opinion).
I will, however, give you my honest - to the best of my knowledge - opinion on any question you may have with my dealings with them on a personal basis.
If you have any other questions, I will be happy to answer them via e-mail.
Hope hearing soon from you.