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Toyota Dealers #4621068
01/01/18 07:31 PM
01/01/18 07:31 PM
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Seattle, Washington
CJWinWA Offline OP
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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?

Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621084
01/01/18 07:41 PM
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Domestic car MSRPs are more of a suggestion. Toyota and Honda MSRPs are pretty close to what you're gonna pay. shrug

Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621087
01/01/18 07:44 PM
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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!

Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621095
01/01/18 07:50 PM
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Omaha, NE USA
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The big 3 usually have some rebates to knock down the MSRP a bit. Pretty much unheard of at Toyota. It’s a great truck and they are pretty proud of it as you can probably tell by now!


2015 Toyota RAV4 Limited 41k
2016 Nissan Frontier Pro-4x 18k
Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621104
01/01/18 07:57 PM
01/01/18 07:57 PM
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Rio Rancho, NM
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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,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

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Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621109
01/01/18 08:01 PM
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Utah
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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.

Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621114
01/01/18 08:06 PM
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Omaha, NE USA
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Have you considered the Nissan Titan? There’s still leftover 2017’s 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 I’m sure they are incentivized to get rid of the 2017’s pretty heavily.


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Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: fisher83] #4621166
01/01/18 08:49 PM
01/01/18 08:49 PM
Joined: Jun 2013
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Seattle, Washington
CJWinWA Offline OP
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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.

Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621203
01/01/18 09:35 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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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.

Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621204
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Phil Meador Toyota in Pocatello, ID I've had nothing but good experiences with.


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1969 Mustang Mach 1 5.8 V8: PYB 10W-30 Napa Gold 1515 filter
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Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621208
01/01/18 09:38 PM
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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?


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621218
01/01/18 09:51 PM
01/01/18 09:51 PM
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Connecticut 06033
oilmutt Offline
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Connecticut 06033
Check out fitzmall.com


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'92 Ford Tempo ,4cly 26k Conv oil (managed)
Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: PimTac] #4621223
01/01/18 09:53 PM
01/01/18 09:53 PM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 23
Seattle, Washington
CJWinWA Offline OP
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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.

Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: PimTac] #4621225
01/01/18 09:57 PM
01/01/18 09:57 PM
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Seattle, Washington
CJWinWA Offline OP
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Seattle, Washington
Tacoma is first choice, may consider Tundra but I'm not in need of full size anymore,

Re: Toyota Dealers [Re: CJWinWA] #4621229
01/01/18 09:59 PM
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Where the wind comes sweepin'
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Where the wind comes sweepin'

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