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Suggestions on platinum tundra in AL

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Taco2tundra12, Aug 22, 2018.

  1. Aug 22, 2018 at 12:12 AM
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    Taco2tundra12

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    hey everyone,long time observer first time poster here from auburn, AL area. I currently have a slight situation on my hands and would appreciate some feedback from anyone willing to give some.

    Currently I drive a 2013 Tacoma trd off road 4 door 4x4 that has roughly 65k miles on it. I purchased this vehicle new mainly because I knew the resale would be pretty good (my first truck was a 99 Tacoma with 113k for 10k $sold it 120k miles later for 5.5k)and up until recently had no intention on getting rid of this vehicle mainly because it is paid off.

    My wife and I have a new 5 month old son at the house and honestly his car seat hits my seat so I can’t drive in my normal position. I was recently offered 23k for my truck which got my wheels spinning about purchasing a tundra so my search began. I spent two weeks emailing dealerships and have finally had a few competing with each other.

    My question is I have an offer Out the door price at 49.5k for a 2018 platinum 4wd. This includes predator step bars paint protection etc... they have come off the MSRP roughly 6-7 k. Is this a good price? Should I jump on this deal?

    Again I don’t have to get rid of my taco but have been wanting a larger upgrade for space and towing. I also would like to ask if I do sell the taco I’ll essentially have 23k$ at my disposal. I am not a“you got it spend it” kinda guy so that’s not an option. My question is financially is it wiser to pay off my wife’s car (13k/rav4) and out the other 10k$ down on the tundra or just put 5k$ down and pocket 5k in savings. Pay all towards tundra? Dealership says they do free maintenance for 4 years and send tailgate stamp in the deal as well. The finance manager says they are 1,111 negative on this deal at the moment but are able to do so because of Toyota’s 2,000$ incentives closeouts currently happening. Any advice is appreciated. Again I’m definitely more of a financial planner for my age so I don’t get the whole money is burning in my pocket concept as I enjoy saving. Any help/advice would be beneficial keep the taco with no payment? Or upgrade this is a good deal?
    thank y’all

    Blake
     
  2. Aug 22, 2018 at 2:15 AM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier “DO it!”

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    Hi, Blake; welcome from SoCal!

    I understand there can be a bit of difference depending on what part of the country you are in, but I think that's not a great deal and they're not 1,111 negative on this deal. As for financing vs. putting some cash into savings, that depends on what financing rate you get. High-volume dealerships can often give you a lower rate than your credit union, but otherwise I'd go with the credit union every time to avoid the dealership putting hidden charges into the price.

    Since it sounds like you are not rushing to do this tomorrow, and you're all about maintaining your long-term goals, I'll tell you what I suggest regularly: go online and buy the fighting chance reports for about $50. Get reports for a 2018 Tundra 4x4 and it will break out what a dealer pays Toyota for every trim and package option (at which point I think you'll realize the dealer will make money charging you less for that truck you want.) I've posted all the ways dealers make money from Toyota as well as from retail buyers, elsewhete on this forum, if you want to search. Seriously, you don't have to worry about shorting the dealership. Being informed about what they pay will help you bargain.

    I know this website looks hoakie, but the cost reports are legit:

    http://www.fightingchance.com/
     
  3. Aug 22, 2018 at 4:29 AM
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    Welcome!

    If it were me, I would (as you listed as an option) pay the Rav off as its one less debt item.
    The 10k would probably be in my savings as a cushion should something occur.

    The dealership isn’t “negative” any amount of money here. Why would they sell you this while they lose money?
     
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  4. Aug 22, 2018 at 4:31 AM
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    @Taco2tundra12 I'm somewhat in the minority here, I don't buy new vehicles, never have, never will. So my recommendation is to shop around for a couple year older 3rd Gen. Find a 3rd gen CM with around 50k on it for somewhere around $32k. Let someone else eat the initial depreciation, "drive it off the lot, lose 10%" applies to all new vehicles. But, after that initial hit Toyota's really are the king at holding their value.

    If you're dead set on buying new, then I would still shop for a better deal. There are a lot of reasons to buy new, known maintenance of vehicle, long warranty period, the smell.....
     
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  5. Aug 22, 2018 at 4:34 AM
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    Taco2tundra12

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    I appreciate everyone’s feedback so fast on this. I realize a dealership is not going to lose money and is quick to “blow smoke” up anyone’s rear however doing research I assumed that 49k out the door may of been almost a steal seeing as how most threads on here show people paying 50k plus taxes tag etc. just so there wasn’t confusion 49.5 has all that included so I believe the actual sale price on the tundra is around 45-46k before my tax tag etc. thank you again all for the informative responses.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2018 at 4:45 AM
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  7. Aug 22, 2018 at 5:33 AM
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    I will have to agree with this. Unless you are blessed with a really nice income or unlimited funds, a few year old Tundra is a smart way to go.

    As for debt, pay off the smaller loans for sure.

    Good Luck!
     
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  8. Aug 22, 2018 at 5:35 AM
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  9. Aug 22, 2018 at 5:39 AM
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  10. Aug 22, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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    I found a used ‘18 1794 CM with 10k on the clock for $44k. Shop around for a low miles used one and buy when you find what you want if you don’t have to do it right now. Hasty decisions are rarely the best, in my experience. I’ve been looking at full size trucks since November of last year, and when I found that truck on Monday it was just the right thing at the right time. My $0.02 having been through 5 vehicles in 9 years.
     
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  11. Aug 22, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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    Howdy from NM! :hattip:
    Your boy will enjoy growing up riding in a Tundra as much as you!
    45-46k sounds pretty good for a Platinum.
     
  12. Aug 22, 2018 at 2:55 PM
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    If it were me, and it was 3 months ago, I’d find a used one and not lose $5k driving it off the lot, you’ll either save a ton on something stock, or get something with solid mods already. I paid the same as what your looking at now, and have a ton more truck than what comes new; I still have a warranty and plenty of life left on this beast.
     
  13. Aug 22, 2018 at 3:52 PM
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    Personally, I don't want anyone driving my truck but me. The first 5-10k miles are the most important "break in" miles... Do you really want some douche who has no intention of keeping the truck, driving it like they stole it to "break in" your truck. No thanks. If a used truck has 5k miles... why? I'm sure they fall into the above douche category. Have everything written up to the penny, and signed by them. $49.5 otd is a great price for a NEW Platinum. this means you get to decide the entire life of the truck, and not hope you get one that wasn't abused. I own long-term (10-15yrs) so new is the only way to go for me. You'll get better financing on the new truck vs used and if you trade in you get the tax deduction too. You don't lose any money driving it off the lot if you you keep it. I traded in my 06' with 150k and still got 15k for it... I took care of it from day one, and the service records showed that... I made my "drive off the lot depreciation" back right then... It all depends on YOU.
     
  14. Aug 22, 2018 at 3:57 PM
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    4x4 or 4x2?
     
  15. Aug 22, 2018 at 4:01 PM
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  16. Aug 22, 2018 at 4:04 PM
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  17. Aug 22, 2018 at 5:09 PM
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    I'd keep working on them. it's good but there is always room for negotiation. every $ you whittle away is money in your pocket.
     
  18. Aug 22, 2018 at 5:28 PM
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    Good price for an ‘18 4WD Platinum, IMO. If $23k is all your cash, definitely hang on to some!! If on the other hand it’s “play money”, look at the rate you get vs what you can earn investing it. We prefer to pay cash for cars but the with the wife’s car the rate in was so low it made more sense to finance it.

    Either way, if you can do it responsibly, get the little guy a Tundra. He deserves it!
     
  19. Aug 22, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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  20. Aug 22, 2018 at 5:34 PM
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    I agree with people advising that they would never buy a new vehicle because of depreciation. However.....in looking at used Tundras that were a few years old I was able to buy a new Tundra cheaper than buying some of the used ones I looked at due to finance rates along with warranty and factoring in maintenance costs (new Toyota I purchased came with free lifetime oil changes and lifetime power train warranty.)

    If buying any other car brand I would say buying new is rediculous. However a Toyota is different in my opinion. Thus the reason I bought new. I would also say if you can get 6-7K off of a Toyota MSRP than you are getting a good deal.
     
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    The significance of the timing of your message and substance made it seem appropriate for me to reply. I bought my truck from someone even a level up from your dedication to care. I agree you don’t want to buy from a douche bag, who would? My 2014 has 24k miles and was kept in a heated garage it’s entire life by the director of a Fortune 500 company; I have dozens upon dozens of records and receipts as well as an extended warranty and maintenance package not to mention every oem part he removed. I got a $90k+ truck for half the price. I definitely wouldn’t swoop a new one over what I bought. Did you read about dude in here with 1k miles and an incurable squeaky bed? No thanks to that, I’d rather know the truck works proper. But, to each there own.
     
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    Welcome from Tennessee I agree with OBXtundra.Let someone else loose money on a new truck.There are all kinds of nice slightly used tundras out the there with alot of accessories with good prices! I bought my last new truck in 2000 when I bought my 2000 limited access cab TRD
     
  24. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:08 AM
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    There are rare finds out there... And you are smart to take advantage of that type of purchase. Now it's up to you to continue that care and you'll enjoy an awesome truck for a very long time.
     
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  25. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:15 AM
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    Thank you for all of the helpful insight. I too am the type when I purchase a new vehicle I plan to keep it long term. Selling the taco was just kinda thrown in my lap so I started shopping. This tundra will be a long term vehicle. The next question is what to do with the 23k. I’m also curious as to when Toyota will make remote key start and folding side mirrors standard on the limited models. In my opinion sales on limited s would increase from just these two options. Part of me wants to wait until the redesigned tundra but I know the price will be a lot more than 50k. Thank you all again for the info.
     
  26. Aug 23, 2018 at 10:39 AM
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    This is my current written offer:
    Ok here's the deal.

    2018 super white platinum tundra 4x4

    MSRP - 54,141.00
    INVOICE - 50,874.43
    YOUR PRICE - 46,991.04
    That's over 7100 off! Insane
    TAX - 1603.96
    Title/Doc/Tag/Dlv - 905.00

    Out the door including everything - 49500

    Opinions????
     
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  28. Aug 24, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    $90k+ Tundra? "Extra Platinum"?

    You paid $45K ish for a 2014 Tundra?
     
  29. Aug 24, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    It has $45k+ of mods, yes, Extra Platinum sounds about right. ;)
     

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