Toyota Tacoma General Shopping Questions
Why is the price of a used 05 Tacoma Crew Cab more expensive than a new 06 model?
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It comes down to what you want in a midsize truck and also styling.
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He's absolutely convinced the 4 cycl is the way to go and will save us lot more money in the long-run (gas mileage, maintaince, etc). I told him I don't think there is that big of a difference. I said the slightly bigger trunk will help us out with advertising too. Gives off a higher perception of success with our new logo and all written on the side (most of your two-bit outfits drive the smaller trunks). Also keep in mind most of the miles driven are highway. My commute is about 30 miles to and fro our office everyday. Then account for our stops throughout the day....
Now considering I know very little about cars/trunks, is there really a measurable difference between the 4 cyc and the V-6? mostly in terms of gas mileage and maintance. Is the 4 cycl that much more practical? know of any good articles or sites covering this topic?
Thanks guys, appreciate your help in advance.
Just my input. Good luck on your purchase.
Thanks for your input!
The 4 banger is going to work harder and not get that much better mileage unless you are constantly driving downhill with the wind behind you.
You my be right about the advertising. A better vehicle does give off a success feeling.
I can't give a maintenance projection, but from experience, a Toy is low maintenance no matter what the engine. Spend a few bucks to keep it up, and it will pay you back many times over (even if you own a Hyundai).
I am looking for a pickup for general use and firewood hauling. I still do a bit of a commute (48 miles), so I am looking for fuel efficient small pickup. many are trying to push me twd the ranger b/ it is a lot less expensive (grad student- tight budget), but i feel very drawn to the tacoma and I do love bearbones.
We have a taco near by at a dealer:
allegedly excellent condition
a little feedback: what do you think of this truck, specs etc. for a stripped down base model with low miles is this a good price? what price could I legitimately push twd?
(sad part is it has really BAD decals on both sides. If i removed these would the paint likely be dramatically different?)
Glue from most decals soaks down into the paint so removal may result in a worse problem.
I was wondering if any one knew what the Real dealer cost is for a basic 07 Tacoma? I know a lot of figures are thrown about. What is the actual amount that the dealer writes the check to the Toyota Motor company for a Tacoma?
Be sure and stop by the Toyota Tacoma: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences discussion to see how others are doing with their purchase price.
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I have already looked at the Toyota Tacoma Prices
Also, getting snippy with those who try to assist you makes it less likely that knowledgeable members will bother to answer your questions. If we can help you with other pricing questions, or questions about the vehicle, we'd certainly be happy to point you in the right direction.
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Thanks for the email. IF you DON'T know what a Dealer writes the check to purchase a car from the Manufacturer for, Then Don't respond!!! Who said anything about asking a dealer for this? That was the whole point of looking for the info here. Snippy? Just answer the question, if you know next time, and not giving me something totally unrelated to what I want to know. Edmunds must be bought and paid for by the car companies.
I was at the car buying forum, That thread had no value to me.
She (kirstie s) is the host of this forum, and she's trying to help you, so chill out...(ALL CAPS MEANS SHOUTING< OK?) What the dealer really, truly pays is something between the dealer and mfr, and they will never tell you, trust me..you'd have as much luck getting codes from the military for smart bombs. I bought an '07 Tacoma two weeks ago, and you may as well figure on paying close to retail,as these trucks are in very high demand everyhwhere and hold their value much more than any other midsize/compact brand--$400-$600 less than MSRP is usually about right for a new one.As long as the price is in the ballpark and you get the truck you want, no worries. I'm happy as a clam with my truck, and nickel and diming it to death at this point would take the pleasure out of owning it.
OK so I go down to the dealer and see him face to face. He actually has the exact 2006 or 2007 model that I want. He lets me know buying a 2006 means $750 cash back and it's also a bit less expensive. Even even goes so far as to check on financing for me (my request not his). 7% interest on 60 months was not that bad via Toyota direct.
OK so here are the figures which might be helpful for those interested in this sort of truck:
Access Cab V6 4X4 2006
Base Retail $23690
Trd Package Retail $3755
V6 Tow package Retail $650
Carpet Maps R3tail $170
Destination charge $605
So the total Dealer Invoice as im told is
$25266 plus then tax and license.
While the dealer invoice costs may be what you find in guides, websites and books im sure there are costs, incentives etc. that the dealer still gets. The small issue I have is the OTHER extras the dealer wants to charge for.
Gasoline $10 Im told this is what the dealer has to pay
Dealer Holdback $473
Whsl. Financial Reserve $236
Plus the $100 over invoice makes the total.
So I have another $1082 that the dealer wants to tack onto the so called invoice.
So normally the retail would be $28870 w/destination and options. My price with the extra tack ons is $26348
Plus regardless of retail of the discount price Toyota has a
$750 rebate till 12/02 so that brings my total to
$25598 The dealer offer via Costco
There is still sales Tax and registration fees.
If anyone has done better then this it would be nice to know. I think this is the only way to see how low dealers can go is by comparing deals.
How do you avoid paying it though...will the dealer accept it if you insist you won't pay it? Great post, btw. I found this chart of various holdback percentages from various dealers: http://www.safecarguide.com/gui/neg/holdback.htm
Anyway, the dealer isn't ripping anyone off. They sell good products at competitive prices. Do your research and you should pay somewhere around invoice. You'll be happy, the dealer will be happy and you can rest assured that you've purchased a fine product.
Can you explain more on how you got that deal?
thanks for the info!
I started to negotiate form invoice. I deducted the rebate (1500) and negotiated an additional $843 off as well. It's not that hard if you don't get tied up in the details and attached to any one vehicle (or option). Mine listed for about 29.5 and my price was 24.7. That was a cash deal since I had no trade. They mitigates any funny number games and makes it faster to take delivery. But I payed full taxes.
I'm looking to get a Tacoma 2x4 Double Cab long bed with an SR5 #2. Thank you