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Toyota Camry, Sedan
Feb 09, 2002 (10:34 pm)
What is this car going for? How close to Invoice? Anyone know of any incentives on the horizon?
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#2 of 10203 2002 Camry LE
Mar 11, 2002 (5:49 pm)
This car goes anywhere from several hundred over to just a bit under invoice, depending on where you are looking.
#3 of 10203 What I paid for a 2002 XLE V6 with Nav, options 7+9
Mar 14, 2002 (8:42 am)
I shopped around in California and got a great deal from Longo Toyota in LA. The Bay Area dealers in Northern California were all asking about $800-$1300 more for the same vehicle and equipment.
I bought my new Camry with Navigation and Options 7+9, plus heated leather seats for $2808.
#4 of 10203 2002 (new) Camry $16,990 (3/24/02)
Mar 23, 2002 (2:11 am)
My local dealer advertises the base model Camry LE (CE was dropped I believe), with auto and a value package which includes air/p-windows/p-locks/p-mirrors/am-fm-cd.
I purchased a new 2001 Camry CE in January 2001, like equipped, from this same dealer for $16,990 (about $1100 below invoice). All I added was after market cruise for approximately $300. The Toyota is a great car, and great ride, although driver's seat is a little uncomfortable. I am averaging 30 to 32 mpg. (Reason for the Toyota, my daily round trip drive to work is 105 miles per day, and I want this car to last me at least 7 years.)
My wife's car is a loaded 2000 Taurus SEL, also a great car, (28 mpg on the highway).
#5 of 10203 2002 Camry LE Base auto 4cyl.....
Mar 29, 2002 (2:53 pm)
I am trying to determine if a 2002 Camry LE with a 4 cylinder engine, keyless entry and floormats going for $18.9K +tax and tags is a good deal for the NorthEast. I really don't think the $377 advertising fee is something I should be paying or fully paying. I thought it customary to pay 1%? The dealer says Toyota charges them this much.
All you Camry buyers out there...WHAT ARE YOU PAYING FOR THE TDA / ADVERTISING FEE?
#6 of 10203 Advertising fees!
Apr 02, 2002 (9:36 am)
What will they think of next? I would love to hear Toyotas justification for charging for this obvious overhead item. No one should ever pay an Advertising fee on any product purchased. This is pure and simple a cost of doing business which should never be passed onto the consumer. Can you imagine buying a mattress or TV and finding an Adver. fee on your bill. You would laugh at the salesperson. What's next,a building rental fee,retirement plan fee, salesforce salaries fee,office supplies fee,all of course 'needed' to sell a car? How about a telephone charges fee,a healthplan fee, corporate insurance fee;I could go on all day! Heh Toyota, how about a rubber band fee, a paperclip fee,a ballpoint pen fee,and lets not forget the cost of the actual paper invoice which is on the side window,that's at least another 25 cents they could make. This is fun.
#7 of 10203 re: Advertising fees! by rutger3
Apr 02, 2002 (10:12 am)
You're right, they should simply add it to the cost of the car the way other product manufacturers do.
#8 of 10203 Avertising Fee...rutger3
Apr 05, 2002 (6:21 am)
Your last comment hits the nail on the head..just add it to the profit of the car...I'd respect them a lot more. It's like when you go to Disney World or Hershey Park and have to pay to Park! It's just another way to raise the cost of admission w/out raising the ticket price!
#9 of 10203 Paying to park
Apr 05, 2002 (12:11 pm)
That's (slightly) different, since only some (99.9%?) of the people who go to Disney World actually park there. If you take the bus, or walk from downtown Orlando, or something, you avoid the parking fee. There is no way to avoid the advertising fee.
Of COURSE Toyota needs to pass the advertising fee on to its customers. They just don't need to break it out as a separate line item.
There was a great ad for a hotel room I actually saw in some magazine a few years back:
"Two adults stay for just $1.99 (*) per night".
The (*) leads to some very small print that says:
"Parking: $59.99 per night. Parking is mandatory."
#10 of 10203 followup on XLE V-6 re gymswim
Apr 06, 2002 (10:21 pm)
Hi gymswim. Did you mean you paid $28,000 for the Camry? If not, can you tell me how much you paid excluding tax and license?