How much did you pay your new Prado GXL/VX/Grande

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 22, 2006 at 17:48
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Folks,

Can you share this piece of Info. ?

By the way, ARB or TJM bull bar is better ?
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Reply By: Member - Des - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 10:23

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 10:23
By new Prado, do you mean 120 series bought new?
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Follow Up By: KKC - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 10:25

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 10:25
Yes. 120 Series brand new.
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Reply By: peter16 - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 10:41

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 10:41
This is a bit dated but I bought my GXL Diesel auto 2 years ago for $52,590 at Blood Toyota in Geelong.

Also, be careful with bullbars - I do not have one but recall a problem with after market bullbars causing cracks/breaking the radiator mounts. Memory does not strech to the details but I think it had to do with some of the early bullbars using the wrong attachment points.

By way of feedback: great car but the 5,000 K service interval in the diesel is a major pain in the butt and sends the price of ownership through the roof especially if you anywhere near a Toyota dealer: what is described as an oil change in the service book ends up costing $195 at Melbourne City Toyota after they have added a dozen or so "checks" and included an $18 "environmental levy" to dispose of the old oil. Toyota do not give a rats although they agree that this is over-servicing. In their view market forces will decide. So now I do my own oil change and prepare myself for a big fight if I have problems with warranty.
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Follow Up By: KKC - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 10:57

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 10:57
Thanks Peter.

It sounds like it is worthwhile to wait for the new CommonRail TD engine in OCt 2006. Ther service interval is 10,000 Kms
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 12:14

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 12:14
yeah, probably at double the price for all the 'new' checks with the new engine :))))
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Reply By: BigO - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:03

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:03
Hi KKC,
I Novated leased for 2 years a GXL 3.0TD in 2004 and paided $55,750 on th e road for it (this included $4000 worth of extra's). I have just traded it in on a new 2006 VX 3.0TD which I also Novated leased and paid $56,998 on the road(which included $2500 worth of extra's). This was an absolute bargain for a VX. I was planning on waiting for the new common rail diesel (Toyota has been rumoured to be putting this in the Prado for the last 2 years....it's been available overseas for that long) but couldn't resist this deal. They gave me $37,000 trade-in for the 2004 GXL so after I paid the leases residual of $32,000, I was left with $5,000 cash, which I was more than happy about. Great vechiles, we tow a double horse float with no troubles and we also tow a Kanga camper trailer with ease. The VX has a lot of little creature comforts that the GXL doesn't so is really worth it if you can part with the extra cash. The Common rail diesel will give the Prado a power boost, but I'll believe it when I see it! The present diesel does the job OK though. I get 11.5 l per 100kms(15 l per 100kms with the float or camper on.)
Cheers,
Owen.
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Follow Up By: KKC - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:23

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:23
Thank you Owen,

I have a quote from Custom Fleet $61635 for a VX. What a crminal price ! I have been running around to get a 2nd quote among Toyota Dealers, once they know it is Custoime Fleet, they are not keen to give you a price because they know they won't get the deal. Custome fleet will bid them down with his dealer mate.

I shall wait a few more months and enage a New Car broker to run around for me. It is way too expensive to go for Custom Fleet quotatiion.
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Follow Up By: BigO - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:58

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 18:58
Hi again KKC,
I'm with RACV Salary Packaging (formerly Gippsland Fleet). I purchased the Prado from Wights Toyota in Traralgon. Basically I went into Wights and said I would payout and keep the GXL until the new Common Rail TD came out unless they could do a 2006 plated VX with the extra's I wanted (tow pack, roof spoiler, roof bars, hl&bonnet protectors, mats including rubber cargo mat, tint the driver & front passenger windows, hard wheel cover) for under the luxury tax level which is $57,009. I said the ball was in their court and they came back to me with $56,998.
The 2004 GXL I purchased through an auto broker from Nunawading Toyota in Melbourne. I contacted the same broker again once I got this price from Wights and he said he couldn't match it. I ordered the VX back in the last week of January 2006 and it took until mid March for Toyota to supply it. These Prado's, despite the old diesel are still very popular.
Regards,
Owen.
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Follow Up By: Member - Clay G (WA) - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 12:05

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 12:05
Hi Owen

Interested to see you think the Prado diesel is OK. I drove one last week and was surprised at how sluggish the acceleration was. Not bad once you were up to speed and seemed to have plenty of torque, but in 2006 a 96kw indirect injection single overhead cam engine with a clunky sound just seemed to be really old technology. My other car (besides an equally clunky old HZJ75) is a diesel X5 and there is no comparison between these two motors.

The Toyota dealer told me they MAY be getting the Hilux diesel but not at least for 9 months or longer. I was really ready to put the old girl out to pasture but just could not justify the cost of such an ordinary motor in an otherwise very good machine.

Regards

Clay
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Follow Up By: BigO - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 12:46

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 12:46
Hi Clay,

I find the Prado diesel OK. It tows the double horse float with 2 horses (weight about 2T) with no problems. I find the torque is good although a couple of extra Kw's would be nice but dealers were saying back in 2004 when I purchased the GXL that the CRD motor was just around the corner. I figure that while Toyota is still selling 1000+ Prado's a month they won't be in any hurry to update, so as I said I'll believe it when I see it. The noise is actually less than the Pajero....it may be more powerfull but it lets you know about it with the noise. As for the new Pathfinder, nice 4WD, but that little 2.5l motor is really working if 128kw & 403Nm is correct. It wouldn't suprise me if we see another Patrol 3.0l TD mess all over again in a couple of years. One thing about the Prado TD, it's pretty much bullet proof.
Regards,
Owen
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Reply By: Member - TonyG (Qld) - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:14

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:14
Hi All,

A friend just placed an order for GXL diesel auto prado in QLD.

Only extras were towbar, window tinting, Arb Bullbar & IPF driving lights.

Hi price was $52,700 including all onroad costs

Paperwork they supplied wrote up the values, then showed a $7,000 discount to make final price.

Hope this helps

TonyG
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Reply By: 1KZ-Mick - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:20

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:20
KKC,

We bought ours late last year. GXL TD Manual. $47,000 inc onroad costs, window tint and tow bar. No trade in and we have ABN. (in Adelaide).

Mick
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Reply By: Arkay - Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 20:17

Monday, Apr 24, 2006 at 20:17
Purchased 2005 model new GXL auto diesel in January 2006 $49,990 drive away no more to pay (Adelaide). This repreented about $7000 savings on reccomended retail. Trade in was at realistic price for trade in as per Redbook, so think we got a good deal. To date the Toyota dealer still hasn't managed to re-sell our trade in advertised at +$3000 on what he gave us. Am very happy with the Prado. Agree about the reliablity proven turbo diesel, could have waited for the CRD but figured the extra cost of it would about equal the savings on improved fuel economy of the CRD, say 10l/100km v 12.5l/100k. Got 6 yrs. factory warranty included & paid for 6 yrs Toyota Roadside Assist Plus as extra.
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Reply By: Nifty1 - Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 23:51

Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006 at 23:51
If your emphasis is on the cost factor, consider an alternative product. Common Rail turbo diesel, 130,000km/5 year warranty, roughly the same size and spec, and about $36,000 with towbar and nudge bar etc if you shop around. It's not a Toyota though, doesn't have the same dealer network, fewer off-the-shelf options, and it does take a bit of mental courage to actually buy one.
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Follow Up By: KKC - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 21:40

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 21:40
I know you are talking a Terracan. Is it $36,000 for a higlander ? with the reinforce tow pack.

Hand on, my wife keeps shaking her head for a Hyundai.
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Reply By: Nifty1 - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 23:06

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 23:06
No, not the Highlander. Yeah, I'd always shied away from Hyundai - always had Toyotas of one sort or another. I've been very pleasantly surprised, though it's a different animal. But having that $10,000 or $15,000 to spend on other things, well that's nice. What could your wife buy with that?
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Follow Up By: Nifty1 - Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 23:10

Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 at 23:10
Sorry KKC, didn't answer your other question. No, didn't get the suspension pack, might decide on an after market one later. They seem to be getting mixed results with the factory kit, and it's twice the price of other options.
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