Buying a 2009 Toyota Highlander, and saving $500 off of MSRP.
It was definitely advantageous to know the wholesale price of the vehicle. However, there was another key factor involved in my ultimate decision. I had a trade in. I had a mint 2006 BMW 330i with 40,0000 km. They all (I was negotiating between 3 dealers Nissan, Subaru and Toyota) tried to give me black book or auction pricing for my trade. I also knew that there were factory trade in incentives from the factory to move the current year inventory. What my final decision was based on was the total difference price I had to pay as well as what tax savings I was getting relative to selling privately.
Buying a 2009 Toyota RAV4, and saving $1000 off of MSRP.
We chose a Toyota because of the overall quality compared with everything else we tried. To the sales rep, it is all about getting the deal done "today". Go to the dealer knowing what you want, test drive it at another place before if possible, walk into the next dealer and tell them you want to make a purchase "today". They want to sell it to you and are willing to deal a bit rather than see you leave. Also nonchalantly mention some other vehicles you have test driven. This all seemed to work for us.
Jason from Kelowna, BC
reported on Thursday, May 14, 2009
Buying a 2008 Toyota RAV4, and saving $500 off of MSRP.
Toyota dealer states, after conducting a buyer survey, buyers were interested in a no haggle price and therefore that's what they offer. They will not reduce MRSP price, however the MSRP was within $2,000 of invoice price on a $35,000 vehicle