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Is end of model year best time to buy new?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by cycledrum, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. cycledrum

    cycledrum [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is September / October the best time to buy a new 08?

    I'm guessing the 09 models are announced around that time, then dealers bargain to move the 08s.
     
  2. 2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

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    it seems to be that when you hear about the sales going on
     
  3. nd

    nd Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    The best time is when they start getting the 09's on the lot, but at that point you have to stop being picky and may not get the exact model, color, trim pkg you want. If you're not picky then thats the best time. otherwise you should just constantly watch your local dealers and try to find good deals.
     
  4. Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey There's an evil monkey in my truck

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    The downside is that in a couple months it's already considered one year old. Plus, if you're waiting, you're not driving one. :D
     
  5. L_Jackson

    L_Jackson Well-Known Member

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    yeah, in a couple years it will be a year old, but if you are going to keep it a long time (well after it is paid off, who cares what year it is) and another thing, it will have low miles, when you've had it a year and 3 months, it will be "2" years old but only 15 months worth of miles.... and with tacoma's resale value being so high, condition of the vehicle and miles should out weigh 1yr diff. on the model....

    i say go for the good deal and get what you want! they were running deals on quad cabs when i bought mine, so with the rebates, a quad cab was cheaper than my access cab, but that isn't what i wanted..... main thing is, get what you want and what is gonna make you happy.... paying that monthly payment as bad when you making it on something you want and like.
     
  6. sawdust

    sawdust Unapologetic Texan

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    I bought mine last September and it was pre-marked down $3K from MSRP. That was a good place for me to start the negotiations. I honestly didn't show up at the dealer knowing exactly what I wanted, but when I saw this one, I LIKED IT. Now it's mine :D Penny pincher that I am, if this one hadn't already been marked down I probably would have gone for a less expensive model, however I'm happy with what I got (and I would have been pleased with an SR5 instead of TRD). So, in a way the dealer got what they wanted -- to upsell me, but I also got more truck for my money than I would have otherwise.

    If you're a strong negotiator, any time of year can work. Personally, I'm not, so the closeout of old model year worked for me.
     
  7. concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Ljack is right, make payments for what you want, not what you settle for.
     
  8. wormhole7

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    I got my mine new years eve of 06. So after 1 day of ownership it was 1year old.
     
  9. Leer

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    Funny, the Toyota dealers over here in Hawaii say that there is no room to negotiate. Even when you see then on sale in the paper, they are only marked down $500.

    I bought my Pre Runner for 24.4k out the door (with a trade in). That with the msrp and thats the only thing that they were gonna let it go for!
     
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