I was able to get Texas Toyota (Grapevine) down to MSRP, it took two days and I had to walk out twice. I was very polite, never lost my cool and just maintained that I would buy at no more than MSRP. I said I understand why they wanted more (cause someone else is going to pay over MSRP right after I leave) and left it at that. Turned out that the dude that did offer MSRP + 3K on my rig had crappy credit and the deal fell through. Their finance department tried all kind of tricks too, get pre-approved from an outside lender first at a low rate, bring the documentation and use it as a bargaining tool to lower the TFS rate. Try Toyota of Dallas too, my buddy bought an FJ at MSRP there.alikhanh said:I had the same problem this week with Toyota of Richardson in Dallas. Gave me a quote that was $3K over MSRP. They didn't even bother telling me that the $3K was just a markup. Leaving the dealership, I had the impression that it was dealer installed options, etc., that drove the price up. No wonder they had 2 black FJ's in the lot. I've never paid anything close to sticker for a car, but I am willing to do that this time because I LOVE THIS CAR!!!! I haven't been this excited about a car since I bought my RX-7 Twin Turbo back in the mid 90's!
Great to have a car I can be this excited about. I really do think it's going to get way worse before it gets better. Just think about it, there has not been an ad campaign yet and most people have not even seen one.
I saw a Hummer H3 TV ad yesterday and thought that if it was the FJ in that ad, there would be a mad rush that would be 50X greater than the interest that is out there now.
Currently, only enthusiasts know about it. In a few months, it will be the masses.
I just hope we are all ready for the roads being filled with them. I do think they are that good looking and fun to drive (and the price is dirt cheap for something with this combination of good looks, coolness, and reliability). It is even cooler than a Wrangler (which I consider getting everytime I have a new car decision), yet is reliable and much more practical as an every day driver.
Is it just me, or is it super fun to drive? I thought it was zippy and light on its feet on the test drive. Got the same feeling from it that I had with my Miata.
I'm now trying to find somethign out of town at MSRP.
Wish me luck.