I just bought a Toyota Certified 2011 Sequoia SR5 from this store. I paid their asking price- Retail Blue Book ....$34,995. I had exhaustively researched these SUVs on the internet and this was a fair price for a very nice example of the exact model I wanted with 40,000 miles on the odometer. I was offered High Blue Book for my exceptional 2005 4Runner, sight unseen. Fair 'nuff! So, I drove all the way down to Bakersfield from up near Sacramento to buy it. They had it all ready to go; it presented exactly like a new car. Everything was thoroughly explained and demonstrated to my satisfaction. All paperwork was ready. The dealership sparkles. No headaches, a thoroughly professional, efficient, courteous and enjoyable buying experience. Even a full tank of gas to drive home on. I recommend this dealership to you with no reservations.
BUT: Do your homework! No sooner did I get home with the car than my LOCAL dealer called and told me they would sell me a BRAND NEW identically equipped 2013 Sequoia for just 15% more (about $5400) than I had just paid for the 2 year old on with 40,000 miles on it. Guess how I felt!
Dumb me...it was MY fault for not even looking at the brand new cars...just myopically searching for "deals" on used cars. I labored under the mistaken impression that brand new cars were WAY too expensive for my budget. And ironically, the dealership down in Bakersfield could not possibly match my local dealers fantastic quote because Toyota's special $3000 cash back incentive that facilitated their LOW price was NOT available down in the Bakersfield region!
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