Originally Posted by bullet_magnet
Thinking about getting a new vehicle. I'm considering a base model 4x4 4cyl access cab with the 5 speed.
What should I be expecting to pay? I had on stealership quote me at $24k
I priced one out a few years ago and got a quote of $20k....a $4k price increase just seems insane to me.
What kind of deal should I expect to get?
I was shopping about a year ago and I got a quote for $24K as well. As noted, Toyota doesn't deviate much from the list price. They also don't offer special deals as they do on Camry, Corolla and others. Because of the popularity of the truck, they get full asking price. I would still try asking for a better price as others have offered here in the thread, but I wouldn't expect them to move much (or any).
Also noted, the Tacoma retains good value as the years pass. The only reason I got a new truck quote was because the difference between that and a 2 year old used truck was negligible (where miles were low). I opted to get a first gen truck and was still amazed at how much value the truck retained. Bottomline: the trucks are an excellent value at $24K. With proof of proper care and maintenance, you can expect to recoup the majority of your investment even after 10 years of ownership.
PS - I was looking at the base unit