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How much are you willing to pay for a CrewMax?

I'm tossing the idea around of going full size.

I want to get a loaded CrewMax 4x4. I see that the MSRP is about $48k and dealers aren't taking much off.

But then that is in the same price range as a loaded Ford F250 lariat crew cab 4x4 power stroke diesel. However Ford is always taking $12k-$15k off sticker price on them which turns out to be around $35k.

It doesn't make sense to me buying the Tundra for that much while the F250 offers a lot more. You used to be able to get the previous generation Tundra loaded for less than $30k, which seam resonable
 

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Mine was $45K and some change sticker I think and I got just over $3K off. Not bad for a brand new "hot" model but your point about domestic discounts is very valid and is the biggest problem facing Toyota with the release of the new Tundra.

We all know that it is the superior truck in terms of quality, reliability, and mechanical performance BUT sales will depend on "real world" pricing. If Toyota prices itself too high - which I think they have done - I think sales won't be as strong as everyone predicts.

How do you compete with $10-15K discounts?:confused: Do you guys see the new Tundra's going for $10K off sticker a year from now?
 

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I certainly don't think we are going to get a competitive price while these units are trickling in a couple at a time over the next month or so. I keep thinking, though, about how quickly the $1000 factory incentives showed up on the regular cab barely a month after launch.

I'm not crazy about this system, right now, where you are told "This is what it has on it and this is when it's probably going to arrive" I'm willing to wait for more of a selection. More importantly, I'm not willing to settle on a price that far ahead of when I take delivery just in case the price goes down. If the economy stagnates, gas prices go up, etc. who knows what kind of price discounts domestics are going to launch which will absolutely have to be responded to by Toyota.

It looks like some internet sales departments are offering about $3K off MSRP which puts a Limited 4WD in the $43-$44K range with 20"'s and moonroof, but no nav. If you are willing to travel to get it. It's not too bad.
 

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I think that Toyota will have to start being more aggressive on pricing near the end of the year, particularly if they want to meet sales numbers. Obviously they won't do $10K off, but I don't think it unreasonable to do $5K to $7.5K off in the fall/winter selloff. Dodge and Ford are already offering big discounts and 0% financing at some dealerships.
If Toyota treats this market like the car market they will be in for a surprise. People in the truck business really do expect big discounts and Toyota will need to warm up to that going forward. For now, they can charge a premium, but they'll have to back off of that once trucks start sitting on the lots and sales start to slow or back off a bit. Patience pays!!
 

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Re: How much are you willing to pay for a CrewMax?

I am willing to pay about $300 above invoice, would like a nice wash job, free floor mats, courteous service, a good cup of coffee while the paperwork is being done, and I want them to light my cigar before I drive away.
 

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Re: How much are you willing to pay for a CrewMax?

I am willing to pay about $300 above invoice, would like a nice wash job, free floor mats, courteous service, a good cup of coffee while the paperwork is being done, and I want them to light my cigar before I drive away.
Or have them relight your crack pipe:D
 

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My plan is to get one at the end of summer, or the end of the year. I really want a Crewmax Tundra but I don't want and can't afford to get one higher then $35K. So my plan is to just save save save and get a large downpayment, then I won't feel as bad when i take her home :)
 

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Re: How much are you willing to pay for a CrewMax?

I'm tossing the idea around of going full size.

I want to get a loaded CrewMax 4x4. I see that the MSRP is about $48k and dealers aren't taking much off.

But then that is in the same price range as a loaded Ford F250 lariat crew cab 4x4 power stroke diesel. However Ford is always taking $12k-$15k off sticker price on them which turns out to be around $35k.

It doesn't make sense to me buying the Tundra for that much while the F250 offers a lot more. You used to be able to get the previous generation Tundra loaded for less than $30k, which seam resonable
I'm in the exact same boat as you. I tried to time my lease so it would be up when the 07 came out and I could just swap them out. But now that the pricing of the 07 is here I have started looking at 3/4 ton diesels. I've always considered myself a Toyota loyalist, but getting a 3/4 ton diesel for less than a new Tundra is awfully tempting. Especially now that the loads I haul and tow are getting heavier the thought of saving some gas money by going diesel is another bonus. I would never buy a domestic truck because of the depreciation, but leasing one might be the route I end up going if Mr.T doesn't make me a hell of a deal when I go to drop off my 05. Brad.
 

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Re: How much are you willing to pay for a CrewMax?

I am willing to pay about $300 above invoice, would like a nice wash job, free floor mats, courteous service, a good cup of coffee while the paperwork is being done, and I want them to light my cigar before I drive away.
Sorry, I just saw your location. Now I do believe you.
 

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Re: How much are you willing to pay for a CrewMax?

I'm in the exact same boat as you. I tried to time my lease so it would be up when the 07 came out and I could just swap them out. But now that the pricing of the 07 is here I have started looking at 3/4 ton diesels. I've always considered myself a Toyota loyalist, but getting a 3/4 ton diesel for less than a new Tundra is awfully tempting. Especially now that the loads I haul and tow are getting heavier the thought of saving some gas money by going diesel is another bonus. I would never buy a domestic truck because of the depreciation, but leasing one might be the route I end up going if Mr.T doesn't make me a hell of a deal when I go to drop off my 05. Brad.
I've always wanted to ask: If you lease a new truck does that mean you cannot accessorize or modify it? Suppose you want to do a lift kit or switch out the rims, or get an exhaust job? I've never leased before but I wondered what restrictions come with it, since you really don't own it.
 

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Re: How much are you willing to pay for a CrewMax?

I've always wanted to ask: If you lease a new truck does that mean you cannot accessorize or modify it? Suppose you want to do a lift kit or switch out the rims, or get an exhaust job? I've never leased before but I wondered what restrictions come with it, since you really don't own it.

I don't really know what's allowed as far as mods. I put rhino lining in the bed but other than that I left it stock because I didn't want to be fined or forced to buy the truck after 3 years. In my opinion you don't really own a truck if you have to finance it either, the bank does. Brad.
 

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I'm waiting to get 7% off MSRP on a CM 5.7 4x4 LTD. Best offer from a local NW dealer so far was 3.3% off on a preorder. I know I can do better once they're sitting in the lots.
 

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i'll go 1000 over invoice right now, that is all. 1000 total, not 1000 plus etched glass(ha), doc fee(ha), etc. etc.
im 1500 over right now, and i may just take it.
going to be pissed when 2-3K rebates come out in a few months, but oh well.
 

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Not as much as some of you here because I have absolutely no interest in the Limited model.

The reason is simple enough: I don't want leather seats or colored bumpers. It's a truck afterall. I'm also indifferent to navigation, but then I could get a superior Garmin system.
 
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