I fully agree. The 4x4 has opened up a world of fun for me and the family. The 4x2 is capable but nowhere near the 4x4. It's a bummer when we have a trail run and some folks are restricted to the lesser trails. In my opinion there should have never been a 2wd option for a truck like this.I've had numerous purchases at Longo and have always been pretty painless. If I may suggest, you should not rule out 4x4s based on price. It is a lot more fun and chances are, you'll go to more places that you've never thought about before.
I agree with the post regarding Longo. They are the #1 Toyota dealer in the world, have a huge inventory and are very good with customer satisfaction. You can check the invoice prices on Edmunds.com to keep whatever dealer you choose honest however. I also would not rule our a 4X4. You can always keep it in 4X2 when you don't want or need it, but if you don't have it when you do need it, you are screwed!I've had numerous purchases at Longo and have always been pretty painless. If I may suggest, you should not rule out 4x4s based on price. It is a lot more fun and chances are, you'll go to more places that you've never thought about before.
I bought a 4x4 with offroad package and the C7 package that comes with the roof rack, hitch, and tire cover almost 3 months ago for 24,900 (MSRP was 29,500).
I got mine from South Coast Toyota, and to be honest with you I'll never go back there for service because I had a few issues with them after I purchased it. The deal I got was one hell of a deal... to me at least.
PH... eeks. I ran away from them. Sales was HORRIBLE.I got mine at Puente Hills Toyota, the sales people are crappy, they lie to you about stuff, but you can get a good price if you come armed with information. I won't go into details about my transaction but, the price I paid out the door was very good. Make sure to deal with the Internet manager only.