A CAR expert has warned that vehicle prices are skyrocketing, with a certain brand new Toyota model reportedly costing over $100,000.
Although it was the used version of the Toyota Sequoia that caught the influencer’s attention.
Auto pro Zach Shefska (@zachshefska) urged viewers in a TikTok clip, “Don’t pay $101,000 for a Toyota.”
They included an alleged dealer offer for the vehicle in the background of the video, listing the car at a staggering price of $101,337.66.
“When did Toyota Sequoias become Land Rovers?” Zach inquired.
“That’s all I want to know – $101,000 for a Toyota Sequoia?” The auto expert continued in disbelief.
His shock was even greater when he found that a used version of the popular SUV was listed online at an even higher price.
“I think I was wrong, now you can get a used one for $111,000,” he said.
“And it only has 15 miles on the odometer!”
The auto pro added, “Do yourself a favor, don’t do it.”
A picture of an ad from a Chicago, Illinois dealership that Zach included appeared to show an orange 2023 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro for $110,995.
Zach’s clip went viral on TikTok, attracting the attention of over 1,500 car buyers, who were stunned by the six-figure prices.
“That’s a frigging mortgage payment lol,” one person wrote with a crying laughing emoji.
“I hope it comes with Granite! You’re going to have to live in it!” another joked.
A third added: “The world has lost its frigging mind.”
Others argued that even at $100,000 the Sequoia was more reliable and would command a higher resale value than a Land Rover.
“First of all, Land Rovers are unreliable garbage,” claimed one driver.
“I can get my Sequoia capstone for 81 grand. The reliability and resale value are worth the price.”
Another remarked: “I’d much rather have a Toyota than a Land Rover.”
“Toyota is definitely superior to the others. They’re worth it,” argued a third car owner.
On the Toyota website, the most luxurious model, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone, has a base MSRP of $76,865.
The TRD Pro retails for $77,565.
Other dealer fees, market considerations and other costs are likely to have led to the six-figure prices included in the auto expert’s TikTok video.
As The US Sun previously reported, after you buy a car, it’s important to check your purchase records to ensure the correct amounts are being charged, as this can save you thousands.
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