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Price of my first Truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nicks79, May 20, 2009.

  1. May 20, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    nicks79

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    Hello TW community,

    Been reading this forum for a while, and want to get me 09 DC tacoma. I am thinking black, with Auto and long bed, SR5 and towing.
    Just want to check what others have paid for the same configuration. Some dealers around Bean Town are quating anywhere between 25-26k for a 30k MSRP truck.

    Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. May 20, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Get the invoice price from KBB for the exact truck you are talking about and offer the dealer $200 over that price.

    Do not go by MSRP.
     
  3. May 20, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    Sounds like a good a deal to me. After quite a bit of shopping the best I could do was a hundred under invoice - a $26k sales price on a $30k MSRP would be even better than that.
     
  4. May 20, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    Over? try $500 under! In 2007 I got everything he has posted but in a short bed for $500 under invoice.
     
  5. May 20, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    Nick,

    I’m not sure what the going rate is now but in May 2007 I got my father in-law a new SR5 DC short bed with, Tow package, upgraded wheels, and LSD for $ somewhere around $24000 OTD, this included all DMV fees and 7.775% sales tax. If the $25k qoute is OTD I think its a fair price.
     
  6. May 20, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    Leave. Works to get the price lower everytime. Show that you're really interested, get a price, then leave. Don't go back until they call offering a price you find suitable.
     
  7. May 20, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    So KBB shows Invoice w/ SR5 and Towing at $26,9K. I was quoted $25,400 from Herb Chambers in Boston. Plus tax and fees. I haven't done any serious negotiations, but I'd am sure I will be able to have them install remote start and some other small things at no cost.

    Thanks for all the replies.. Keep them coming.. Would be really nice to here from someone in Boston area.
     
  8. May 20, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    Plus tax and fees. You probably already know this but look closely for additional fees and add-ons at the last minute. After settling on a price around invoice - watch out cause here it comes. People get all giddy over the deal they got, and the thought of driving that new rig off the lot. That's when they start slipping in all kinds of add-ons that you probably don't want or need - and have an incredibly high profit margin for the dealer. that's where they make it back.
     
  9. May 20, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    SOme of them actually list it, Tax 5% and fees for registration and title and doc (around $400). I mean I could go and negotiate out the door price, but it doesn't matter.

    One other thing that I'd like to clear up. The current cash back from Toyota is about $2450 for DC with options (on their website). So should I try to have the dealer come close to Invoice and then subtract $2450 from toyota? because the way I see it, they present the offers from toyota in their discount to my final price...>
     
  10. May 20, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    That $25,400 quote most likely includes the 2450 rebate so if you add them together, $27,850, that is your truck price they are offering you. Almost $1000 over invoice.
     
  11. May 20, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Invoice does not include the rebates being offered by Toyota. I think a couple hundred over what the dealer paid for the vehicle is fair. Subtract manufacturer rebates and that is the price you should expect to pay.
     
  12. May 20, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    Dealers will cringe at anything less than 500 over invoice, but regardless wether they sell at or below invoice, Toyota gets a 2k kickback check for the tacomas they sell. It doesn't matter in the end where they sell it in relationship to invoice.
     
  13. May 20, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    My friends parents own a Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler dealer (Hillview Motors - rated 10th in the country). They have quota's each month. If they meet the quota, they receive a kickback on each vehicle sold.

    If it is nearing the end of the month and they have not met their quota, they will sell the vehicle for thousands under invoice. The kickbacks (and service dept) are where they make their money.
     
  14. May 28, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    So gave a shot to one more dealer here south of Boston yesterday (Boch Toyota).
    DC, Auto, LB, SR5, Tow (Black) - $24.9k
    DC, Auto, LB, TRD Sport (Speedway Blue) - $25.9K

    Now I am debating whether to get TRD sport - really like the color.
     
  15. May 28, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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    Just for the resale, I'd spend the extra $1K and get the Sport package. The seats are better and hood scoop gives it style.
    Although I'm not personally a fan of SWB.
     
  16. May 28, 2009 at 11:03 AM
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    whats SWB??

    ALso, driving ON Road, whats everyone's impression of SPort, Off/Road and Base suspension.. I drove all, just want to know what others think. I'll be doing mostly highway driving to the mountains....
     
  17. May 28, 2009 at 11:06 AM
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    SWB is the blue color
    and i have an 08 sport dbl cab and am very impressed by the ride quality. did a 6 hr trip one way recently and have no complaints, pain, roughness nothing
     
  18. May 28, 2009 at 1:01 PM
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    I just bought my 2009 SR5 DC Short bed Prerunner V6 Auto with tow package, in white, 6 disk cd stereo, Grey interior.They took my last 2 lease payments of $404.64 (ea) plus my turn in fee of $350.00 for $24,850.00 out the door tax,tag and fee's included.Your best bet is find a car broker who could get you the best price out the door, or speak to their fleet sales guy.:D
    Also as for the rebate that they usualy keep when they make the deal and good luck.
     
  19. May 28, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    So what should my starting offer be when I go tomorrow to shop for one.
    1. 2009 DC Auto L/B SR5, Tow,
    2. 2009 DC Auto L/B SR5, Tow, TRD Sport
     
  20. May 28, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    Nicks79,

    I purchased a 09 dbl cab TRD off road @ Boch Toyota Attleboro on 4/30/09. sticker-$31,294.
    negotiated price-$25,900 (including $1500 cash back).
    Add in $300 documentation fee (non-negotiable) and $1310 (5% Mass sales tax)= $27,510 out the door. Invoice was +/- $28,500.

    I researched on here and other sites monitoring prices. After finding the exact vehicle I wanted at a bunch of dealers, I fired off emails either making an offer or requesting their best quote for said vehicle.

    Picked the lowest 2 and called the "internet dept" at each asking if that was the best they could do. Both said that was their lowest price. I said Ok, I'll be in touch. Boch called back saying if I was a serious buyer that they might be able to do "something" if I bought before month end.

    Went down the last day of month, saved another $200 off the best price that I had received so far, and signed the paperwork.

    The dealers are certainly hungry, but they are not "giving" away these bulletproof trucks. But I'm very happy with the price I paid.

    Good luck Nick, it's a great time time to be buying a Tacoma!:thumbsup:


    I miss my 2000 black access cab (rust), but I'm LOVING my 2009 mag gray dbl cab!!!!!!

    wmb67
     
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