Toyota Sienna Forum - siennachat.com banner
21 - 31 of 31 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter · #21 ·
I came across a 2022 Sienna with my preferred color (very rare to see one) and interior without my preferred accessories today on Autotrader. Saw the price tag of MSRP so I Immediately called the dealer up, they are in VA. Salesman can be heard literally "thinking" about a markup price. I asked him what the OTD price would be, he uhhh and paused for 10 sec before telling me it would be $4000 more than their listing price. I hanged up before he could hear my answer.

Surely they would be able to find a bigger fool thats willing to pay for that markup at this market. Guess i will be priced out forever, and im okay with that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter · #22 ·
I am here to report. Picked up a 2022 Sienna XLE in Cypress Green with Chateau interior today, 1200 miles away from my home state.

Price Paid: 39850+1215. (MSRP)
Factory Installed options: Asked dealer to remove but was told impossible to make changes. $570, Roof Rail, Cross Bar, Floor Mats
Other fees: Doc fees-599, a bit steep; TTL $xxxx the car will be registered to my home state. Air ticket one way from DFW to LAS, $28; 3 nights of Hotels: $300; gas money...

I am very thankful that Autonation Toyota las vegas did not try to charge markup or force any dealer addons as all of the 18 dealerships around are doing at this time.

I began researching everyday on autotrader, all kinds of dealership website since July, all 2021 were being sold above MSRP so i thought why not wait for 2022? Turned out to be a long wait. Didnt expect Toyota to not accept custom orders until this point. (2022 models/prices showed up on toyota website on Sep 22nd) Long story short, I came across a green XLE 2022 on autotrader on Oct 16th, called the dealer before (as usual) their even open and left messages. To my surprise, it is still available, so i finalized on the prices and asked dealer to remove options, they said options were factory installed.

Anyway, I put $1000 down the next day and found out the car was being built the next day. Fast forward to today, three weeks after i placed my deposit, I found myself on a plane to Vegas with cashier check of 44k. (wife insisted on cashier check because she knew i would lose it all to casinos if i bring cash lol) Now it is a long drive back to Plano, what a time to be alive, thanks Covid.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
I am here to report. Picked up a 2022 Sienna XLE in Cypress Green with Chateau interior today, 1200 miles away from my home state.

Price Paid: 39850+1215. (MSRP)
Factory Installed options: Asked dealer to remove but was told impossible to make changes. $570, Roof Rail, Cross Bar, Floor Mats
Other fees: Doc fees-599, a bit steep; TTL $xxxx the car will be registered to my home state. Air ticket one way from DFW to LAS, $28; 3 nights of Hotels: $300; gas money...

I am very thankful that Autonation Toyota las vegas did not try to charge markup or force any dealer addons as all of the 18 dealerships around are doing at this time.

I began researching everyday on autotrader, all kinds of dealership website since July, all 2021 were being sold above MSRP so i thought why not wait for 2022? Turned out to be a long wait. Didnt expect Toyota to not accept custom orders until this point. (2022 models/prices showed up on toyota website on Sep 22nd) Long story short, I came across a green XLE 2022 on autotrader on Oct 16th, called the dealer before (as usual) their even open and left messages. To my surprise, it is still available, so i finalized on the prices and asked dealer to remove options, they said options were factory installed.

Anyway, I put $1000 down the next day and found out the car was being built the next day. Fast forward to today, three weeks after i placed my deposit, I found myself on a plane to Vegas with cashier check of 44k. (wife insisted on cashier check because she knew i would lose it all to casinos if i bring cash lol) Now it is a long drive back to Plano, what a time to be alive, thanks Covid.
Dumb question, but did you do anything special driving home, in terms of being gentle for break in? Looking for a van that’s a drive too with a lot of it on 80mph freeway and wondering the logistics of that since I know that’s not great for engine break in.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter · #24 ·
Dumb question, but did you do anything special driving home, in terms of being gentle for break in? Looking for a van that’s a drive too with a lot of it on 80mph freeway and wondering the logistics of that since I know that’s not great for engine break in.
Not particularly, I would do anything to avoid getting my car shipped to me coz my two previous experience with car shipping has been so negative I avoid them at all cost. Both times ended up being car damaged to certain degree and they don’t cover the repair cost.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Not particularly, I would do anything to avoid getting my car shipped to me coz my two previous experience with car shipping has been so negative I avoid them at all cost. Both times ended up being car damaged to certain degree and they don’t cover the repair cost.
Gotcha. Wasn’t sure if you tried to take backroads or something, but I’m not sure how much driving at high speeds or anything like that is truly an issue during the “break in” period.
 

·
Registered
2021 Sienna XLE
Joined
·
370 Posts
Dumb question, but did you do anything special driving home, in terms of being gentle for break in? Looking for a van that’s a drive too with a lot of it on 80mph freeway and wondering the logistics of that since I know that’s not great for engine break in.
Although Toyota recommends not running at a constant speed during break-in, this seems to be taken from standard ICE vehicles. Most non-hybrids run the engine at a constant RPM for a given speed, particularly on highways. The Toyota hybrid varies the RPM based on the load and the state of battery charge. So even if you run a fairly constant speed, the engine RPMs are always changing. If you are going through any hilly terrain, the engine RPM varies even more. I don't think you have to worry too much about driving a new hybrid long distance on the highway. If you are concerned, just vary the vehicle speed by 5-10 mph or so occasionally to allow the engine RPM to vary an even greater range.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
I also contacted dealers in DFW area. No one is ready to place a order. They just want to up sell one they are going to receive soon. One is Grapevine asked me +7k over msrp. They do not have anything to even test drive.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Although Toyota recommends not running at a constant speed during break-in, this seems to be taken from standard ICE vehicles. Most non-hybrids run the engine at a constant RPM for a given speed, particularly on highways. The Toyota hybrid varies the RPM based on the load and the state of battery charge. So even if you run a fairly constant speed, the engine RPMs are always changing. If you are going through any hilly terrain, the engine RPM varies even more. I don't think you have to worry too much about driving a new hybrid long distance on the highway. If you are concerned, just vary the vehicle speed by 5-10 mph or so occasionally to allow the engine RPM to vary an even greater range.
Thank you, that’s super helpful! Hopefully we won’t have to do a ton of driving, but I’ll be less worried if we do now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
Check with Rockwall Toyota east of Dallas.
Thanks. Will check with them. i am yet to find a dealer who can place order with MSRP. Today i went to McKinney dealer. They gave me price including 2 tiered add-ons. They have 2.7k stuff of intermediate dealer add-ons. Final dealer is going to tack on another 4k for their protection package. It is getting ridiculous.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
I am here to report. Picked up a 2022 Sienna XLE in Cypress Green with Chateau interior today, 1200 miles away from my home state.

Price Paid: 39850+1215. (MSRP)
Factory Installed options: Asked dealer to remove but was told impossible to make changes. $570, Roof Rail, Cross Bar, Floor Mats
Other fees: Doc fees-599, a bit steep; TTL $xxxx the car will be registered to my home state. Air ticket one way from DFW to LAS, $28; 3 nights of Hotels: $300; gas money...

I am very thankful that Autonation Toyota las vegas did not try to charge markup or force any dealer addons as all of the 18 dealerships around are doing at this time.

I began researching everyday on autotrader, all kinds of dealership website since July, all 2021 were being sold above MSRP so i thought why not wait for 2022? Turned out to be a long wait. Didnt expect Toyota to not accept custom orders until this point. (2022 models/prices showed up on toyota website on Sep 22nd) Long story short, I came across a green XLE 2022 on autotrader on Oct 16th, called the dealer before (as usual) their even open and left messages. To my surprise, it is still available, so i finalized on the prices and asked dealer to remove options, they said options were factory installed.

Anyway, I put $1000 down the next day and found out the car was being built the next day. Fast forward to today, three weeks after i placed my deposit, I found myself on a plane to Vegas with cashier check of 44k. (wife insisted on cashier check because she knew i would lose it all to casinos if i bring cash lol) Now it is a long drive back to Plano, what a time to be alive, thanks Covid.
Cypress Green seems to be the white whale of new Siennas. I ordered one in July. ¯\(ツ)
 
21 - 31 of 31 Posts
Top