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Toyota Sequoia Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • cpsc32cpsc32 Posts: 1
    Have owned Toyota's in the past but never long enough to hit 200,000. Looked at a 2001 Sequoia Limited with 200,000 miles tonight and wondering people thoughts on that. Is that a bad purchase with that mileage or do you current Sequoia owners think it has another 100k in it? Thoughts? Vehicle seems to be well maintained.

  • 774774 Posts: 101
    I sold my 2001 Sequoia with 98,000 miles on it in 2009 after special ordering a new 2010 4x4 Sequoia.

    Toyota puts a a great product but a 10 year old vehicle with 200,000 miles has seen its better days.
  • Thank you Edmunds Forums for all your past help with vehicle information and its now time to contribute. Was originally going to go with the Costco Auto Buying Program for simplicity, but went on for kicks and giggles. You basically input what car you want with options. Got these price quote certificates followed up with some quick telephone calls from local SoCal dealers as well as a few email msgs. With the options above, the average price was $51,500, which was basically invoice. I asked one dealer if they would sell it for below $50K and to my surprise they said yes. So, went there and sure enough, tried to do the bait and switch with a similar car (everything but without the remote start). Dealer said they "just sold" the one with the remote start option. I started to walk out the door and told the "closer guy" that this he was the pure definition of why people hate going to the dealers and talking with a typical car salesman. Bottom line, after a few hours of insisting that a verbal agreement over the telephone should be honored, I got the car.

    2012 Limited, Silver Sky Metallic, 4x2 with NAV, DVD, Remote Start and Pref Pkg (carpetted floor mats, cargo net, etc.) = $49995 plus T/L/Docs
  • Just adding my two cents....after calling a few dealerships in Orange County, pretty much every dealer could be talked into selling at invoice. We bought a 2012 SR5 with leather/lux package for $500 below invoice at Irvine Toyota. Important to note is that every dealer tried to sneak in the"TDA", or Toyota Dealer Advertising for $649, which has nothing to do with the invoice. Several dealers would not budge on that BS charge....we negotiated it out of the deal completely. MSRPof $46,255, price paid was $41,500.
  • I went to a local Toyota dealership (Towne Toyota, Ledgewood , NJ) to get a monthly lease quote on 2012 SR5 (no other options added). It came out to be $599/month + NJ tax (7%) which was rounded off at $640/month. This is with $2000 down + $500 toyota incentive running promo until April of this year and standard 12, 000 miles/year for 36 months. All the formulas that I know of- when plugging in the selling price ($41, 268) and residual value ($26, 181 instead of $24, 181 that they quoted) point to a payment of $500/month including tax. Where am I getting screwed in this equation??? Shouldn't a residual cost for 2012 Sequoia be more than 52% of the MSRP ($44, 780)? What's the lowest I can go on the final price of this SUV? Thank you all in advance for your posts.
  • lsuz20lsuz20 Posts: 3
    Just bought it through Sewell Lexus in Fort Worth. I worked with Christina Brown, and she was great to deal with. I am actually working in Brazil at this time, and had no issues with the purchase. I actually had my brother who lives in the Fort Worth area go and test drive it for me. He was very impressed with it, and said that it was in excellent condition.
    The only issue now is going to pick it up. I don't get home until the 25th of April. So I am flying my wife, mother, and son to Fort Worth, they will get to visit my brother in the process, and it is cheaper doing it this way than driving. You gotta love frequent flyer miles. :)
  • usa_bigsusa_bigs Posts: 1
    Anyone have any recent success stories with a Sequoia purchase? Limited or Plat. 4wd.

  • I just purchased a 4WD platinum for $4,800 off sticker which turned out to be about $200 less than Edmund's TMV price. Still it was more over invoice than I wanted to pay. I tried the e-mail method of sending requests to multiple dealers looking for best prices. Very few want to budge on price and no one gets near invoice unless the vehicle is a demo with lots of miles. The offers that came back made me laugh ($1,500 - $2,000 off sticker). One dealer offered me a 2012 demo Platinum with 11,000 miles for $59,000 and wouldn't budge on the price. I quickly found out that buying a Sequoia is nothing like buying a mainstream high volume vehicle like a Camry. The volume is low so basic supply and demand allows them to still sell for a premium. Ultimately I found a dealer that had about 20 in stock which is very rare. I knew exactly what I wanted so went there with checkbook in hand and got the deal done in about 20 minutes. Good luck.
  • eagleeye3eagleeye3 Posts: 44
    I have been looking for a new Limited with 2nd row captain chairs and after talking to several dealers, determined that a factory order was the only way to get what I want. Can't get leather in an SR5 with 2nd row captain chairs. I have been offered an invoice deal. It is close to the end of the production year, but the offer seems decent given the need to order. In So Cal area. Thoughts?
  • yipeokia1yipeokia1 Posts: 1
    I'm actually a 2012 Tundra owner visiting ; just purchased my vehicle with the SR 5 package- didn't have leather either- but for $ 2000, I had the TRW leather installed, with the brushed aluminum running boards, and heated seats. If I had waited for a limited - I would have spent like 6 k more.

    You shouldn't have a problem doing a similar deal.

    Pays to think outside of the box.
  • OK, here is pricing for you right now in mid-Atlantic area. I just spent a week researching the same vehicle at 7 dealerships that had one on their actual lots. The vehicle is a 2012 Limited 5.7L V8 4WD with 2nd Row Bench seat, Navigation Option, Rear Seat DVD Option, and the Floor/Cargo Mats with Door Sill Protection. This is a pretty typical configuration out here, and the MSRP on this (which included the destination charge) is $58,725.

    I was amazed at the range of prices in a 50 mile area around Washington DC. These are the last of the 2012s and we are right at the end of the sales quarter, but some dealers are still attempting to rake uninformed consumers for all they are worth. In getting my bids, I did not use Edmunds TMV pricing (too high in my book), but rather sent emails directly to Internet departments, and then I go from there.

    Here are the costs on this same vehicle in descending order. These reflect the dealers' best overall cost to me (i.e., including all the hidden little costs). The only thing you would add to any of these numbers below is the tax (3.2% in VA) and the tags (~$75).

    So, this is a true apples to apples comparison of pricing on the same vehicle:


    I obviously went with the last one (which was an advertised online price believe it or not). I then negotiated it down to $52,139. It was not a demo and had under 30 miles.

    My out-the-door price was thus 52,139 + 1,653 tax + 70 tags = $53,862!

    This was a great price for a week's worth of email work. $52,139 is far under invoice on the vehicle ($54,139) as well as far under the TMV price. It was as close to true cost as you get.

    If you look at some of the car websites that show the actual prices of recent sales in this area, my price is at the extreme end of the Below Market range. The one dealer asking $54,955 (a very large one with tons of advertising and lots of inventory in this area) was really out of line asking for that price, as I was out-the-door with my vehicle for over $1000 less then their price (which did not include taxes or tags).

    The moral of the story: contact dealers directly, do your home work and go beyond these "recommended" fair prices you see on car websites. I saved thousands of dollars doing so.
  • jac1304jac1304 Posts: 33
    Wondering if anyone is looking or bought one recently? Prices seem to vary greatly from dealer to dealer. I am in PNW, any good dealers to work with up here? Also, anyone thinking of waiting and seeing what is next model; since this is end of cycle?

    Invoice seems to be around 57,500. Any dealer holdbacks or incentives that I am not seeing?

  • You might want to look at a QX56. Big discounts. Seems to a be much nicer vehicle.
  • jwh2ojwh2o Posts: 3
    Just got quoted $1,125 per month zero down for 36 months on a 63k msrp Platinum. I leased the same vehicle in 2008 for $675 back than. Anyone able to lease one for around $700?
  • $57,100 out the door on a 2013 Platinum, Black with Red Rock interior. Added remote start for $350, fender flares for $750 which was dealer cost. Very happy with the car so far.
  • Childerj,

    Thanks for posting....

    Could you please elaborate on where you purchased and more details on the vehicle....

    I'm being quoted 57k on 2012 models...platinum 4x4....

  • I bought the car in Greenville,SC. I kind of lucked out in they quoted me the 57k number on a 2012 but found out the one they could get was a demo with 6k miles. They ended up giving me a 13 to get the color I wanted. But it means they can go that low and still make money on a 13.

    The vehicle is black, red rock interior with the other options I lited above. So far I love the car. It is so quiet compared to my MDX. It's bigger but not too difficult to drive.
  • Was quoted $56,900 for a 2013 Toyota Sequoia Platinum, 2WD, Blizzard Pearl with Red Rock interior, dealer options include Remote Start, glass break sensor, and premium carpet mats. Just want some confirmation that this is a good price before we pull the trigger as we have never spent so much on a car.
  • colddudecolddude Posts: 4
    edited February 2013
    Just bought from Toyota of Berkeley, CA. Last of a new 2012 Platinum, 4WD, Metallic Gray, 50 miles, with floormats, $63K MSRP, paid $52,900 before tax/fees. Good experience overall.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
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  • In the market for a 2013 or 2014 Sequoia 4x2 Limited and trying to get an idea of what people are paying / have paid.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • mlevinemlevine Posts: 397

    @slimchady said:
    In the market for a 2013 or 2014 Sequoia 4x2 Limited and trying to get an idea of what people are paying / have paid.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  • mlevinemlevine Posts: 397

    I looked at Platinum 4x4. Deals were about $4,000-$5500 off MRSP on 2014. Limited availability at local dealers. End of the month and year suspect may be able to get a better deal. Dealer may be able to get one to your specifications from the port. Where I am, toyota is run by the Southeast distributor which can redirect a model.

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