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#4621068 - 01/01/18 07:31 PM Toyota Dealers
CJWinWA Offline


Registered: 06/08/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Seattle, Washington
I live in the Pacific Northwest, and for the past twenty years have resorted to buying new, mostly Ford trucks from a distance. With my last truck, I saved $8,000.00 by buying it from a dealer in Salt Lake City.

I intend to buy a Toyota truck this time, and am having great difficulty with the local dealers, and have not had much luck online.

I would like to find a Toyota dealer that sells in a way similar to how Dave Smith in Idaho works. is there such a place?

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#4621084 - 01/01/18 07:41 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
Domestic car MSRPs are more of a suggestion. Toyota and Honda MSRPs are pretty close to what you're gonna pay. shrug

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#4621087 - 01/01/18 07:44 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32637
Loc: ME
Toyota when it came to the US 50-ish years ago made some crummy deals to get dealers and distribution. There are "zone distributors" that cover a bunch of states. Some are crooked and add a bunch of dumb stuff like pinstripes for bigger profit margins. Even Toyota knows these guys suck so they did an end run when they invented "Lexus" so they could better control the buying experience.

IDK where the best one is but good luck in your search!

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#4621095 - 01/01/18 07:50 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
fisher83 Offline


Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 404
Loc: Omaha, NE USA
The big 3 usually have some rebates to knock down the MSRP a bit. Pretty much unheard of at Toyota. Itís a great truck and they are pretty proud of it as you can probably tell by now!
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#4621104 - 01/01/18 07:57 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
Pajero Offline


Registered: 05/05/12
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I know of several people who have gone to Houston, TX for new vehicles. Note: New not Used.


Good hunting!



Respectfully,

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#4621109 - 01/01/18 08:01 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
CKN Offline


Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3699
Loc: Utah
I can tell you that based on what I know about the Toyota dealers here in Utah (my son used to work for one) there will be no spectacular deals in this state for you.

I would look elsewhere than Utah.

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#4621114 - 01/01/18 08:06 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
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Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 404
Loc: Omaha, NE USA
Have you considered the Nissan Titan? Thereís still leftover 2017ís out there and I bet you can score a way better buy on that than you can get on a Tundra. Around here the Nissan dealers are a lot easier to negotiate with and Iím sure they are incentivized to get rid of the 2017ís pretty heavily.
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#4621166 - 01/01/18 08:49 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: fisher83]
CJWinWA Offline


Registered: 06/08/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Seattle, Washington
I have considered the Titan, and have found online deals for them. I've found XD diesels for less than my local dealers want for a well equipped Tacoma.

I'm not knowledgeable about Nissan, and desperately want to get away from the Big 3 attitude. I guess I should say big 2, as I've had far better luck with the two Jeeps I owned than the one Silverado and ten F series I've purchased.

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#4621203 - 01/01/18 09:35 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2968
Loc: USA
When I bought my Tacoma I was able to find the invoice price that the dealer paid for it from the factory.

Since Tacomas are or were in high demand, I factored in $200 hold back plus a little extra to not be a jerk and made an offer that stuck.

Later I compared my numbers with those on TacomaWorld and did pretty well. The only other people who got better deals had things like existing customer discounts or veterans discounts (amounting to a few hundred at most). Factory rebates will factor in but those were not common on Tacomas.

I would imagine the experience will be the same for you. Tundras might sell with more flexibility when gas prices are super high but that isn't the current case.

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#4621204 - 01/01/18 09:35 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
jongies3 Offline


Registered: 03/11/16
Posts: 800
Loc: MT
Phil Meador Toyota in Pocatello, ID I've had nothing but good experiences with.
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#4621208 - 01/01/18 09:38 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
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Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4292
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Fellow Washingtonian here. Going out of state will probably not help you much and only adds work as you have to pay the state taxes to get your registration and plates. How about one if the smaller dealerships outside of Seattle, say Puyallup, Tacoma, etc?

If you are a Costco member they have a car buying service that might appeal to you.

Are you thinking of a Tundra or Tacoma?
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#4621218 - 01/01/18 09:51 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
oilmutt Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 429
Loc: Connecticut 06033
Check out fitzmall.com
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#4621223 - 01/01/18 09:53 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: PimTac]
CJWinWA Offline


Registered: 06/08/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Seattle, Washington
Fortunately, I've fled Washington for Oregon, so the tax isn't an issue anymore. After airplane ticket, gas and hotel, I did save 8K on my last f150 buying out of Seattle.

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#4621225 - 01/01/18 09:57 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: PimTac]
CJWinWA Offline


Registered: 06/08/13
Posts: 18
Loc: Seattle, Washington
Tacoma is first choice, may consider Tundra but I'm not in need of full size anymore,

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#4621229 - 01/01/18 09:59 PM Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA]
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Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2968
Loc: USA

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