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I love your FJ's - how much are they?

I currently own a 1996 Ford Mustang Cobra, in Mystic color (1 of 1,999 ever made). I am looking to buy something else, and am in love with the FJC, especially with a few "beefy" mods (wheels/tires, slight lift, roof rack, etc.). At the Toyota website the 4x4 with a manual transmission starts at ~$22,800. Is it possible to get this price, or are there major markups? If so, should I wait until I can get a slightly used '07 in a few months, or buy a new '07 in 4-6 months when the 08's roll out?

Also - anyone want to buy a Cobra?
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you can get one at that price just go to your dealer and be preprared to wait a couple months

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you can get one at that price just go to your dealer and be preprared to wait a couple months
I can wait no problem. If I get really serious about it, I'll have to sell the car first. A Toyota dealer will short change me BIG time on my Cobra.

I should go test drive one soon...
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Yea, be sure to tell the saleman what you saw at the website too......
Your going to find that these guys are proud of these things but if your smart enough and patient then you can get a good deal somewhere. Read threads, Dealer negotiations.

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just be careful. you'll buy it right there on the spot

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Yea, be sure to tell the saleman what you saw at the website too......
Your going to find that these guys are proud of these things but if your smart enough and patient then you can get a good deal somewhere. Read threads, Dealer negotiations.
Thanks, will do. I just read that someone paid $500 under INVOICE - that's what I'm talking about! Must have been right around $20,000 or so, which would be excellent for me.

How's the resale value on these trucks? (I know it's early in the life of the truck, but I'm sure there are estimates).
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Haha, maybe. I'm super anal when it comes to buying anything - I do TONS of research and ask lots of questions everywhere (forums, people, etc.). I had an infatuation with the Mini Cooper S, and when I test drove it, it felt ANEMIC compared to my Cobra, and I kind of lost interest. (that's a given, I guess, but if I'm buying another sporty car, it has to be on par or close.) This isn't really a priority with a truck, however.
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Unfortunately, where I went wrong. I had to have it. I know if I had gone to Milwaukee I could have saved at least $500.

I purchased on 6/28 for MSRP.

I've seen my dad swing better deals by walking into a dealer 100 miles away. If they think you're a serious buyer they know that if they don't close the deal right then and there you won't be coming back.

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Hmm.. I looked at some dealers' sites here in the Bay Area, and the ones that list the price on their inventory have MSRP's of $32,000! What the hell? That's $10,000 over base MSRP - are there even $10,000 in options on these things? Makes me a bit nervous about calling some places and never getting a price of below $26-27,000 for a base car, when it's $22,800 on the Toyota website.
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Don't check inventory talk with them. Let them know that you are aware of invoice and demand as well as dealer holdbacks. Again, the "Dealer Negotiations is the thread for you.

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