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#5237 of 10206 Camry Purchase Need Help
May 02, 2007 (4:52 pm)
I've been shopping for a used Camry, i've found a used 2006 Camry with the 2.4 engine priced at $16,800 which has 32,000 miles on it at a Chevy dealership, this Camry isn't certified since its not at a Toyota Dealership, I've also seen some 2005 models with the 2.4 engine at Toyota Dealerships however they are priced at $17,900 with higher miles into the 40k's also there are some 2004's priced around $14,900 with the 2.4 engine. The 2004 and 2005 are certified and have the extended warranty, would the price be more because of the certified Camry? i've driven a few of them and one thing i have noticed which i'm unsure if its just the Camry but the brakes on the 2006 and the 2005 i test drove seem to feel very light and on the 2006 it seemed you really had to slow down well before coming into a stop, the brakes dont seem to stop as quick as on other cars i've driven in the past.
#5238 of 10206 Re: Nede OTD for Camry XLE V6 with Nav in NYC [lay2]
May 02, 2007 (8:24 pm)
I was quoted on a 2007 Camry XLE V6 w/Navigation (MSRP $32,345) with OTD (including Fee, Tax, Title, Tag, and everything) for $30,500. This is from a Maryland dealership. I wouldn't know what the price is going for NYC, but I hope this will help. Good luck!
#5239 of 10206 Re: Nede OTD for Camry XLE V6 with Nav in NYC [lay2]
May 02, 2007 (8:39 pm)
BTW, my $30,500 quote has not been negotiated yet. I think I can probably knock off another $1000 (or at least $500 anyway) when I go to negotiate with them. Also, tax for Maryland is 5%.
So, your $32,204 OTD might be too high, unless the car is fully loaded with MSRP over $34,500. I would continue getting quotes so that I can use them for my negotiation.
#5240 of 10206 Re: Camry Purchase Need Help [geffen]
May 03, 2007 (3:09 am)
Prices seem high. $16,800 for a used 2006 Camry with 32K miles on it....for not much more you can have a brand new one w/zero miles and full warranty, and more airbags standard safety.
#5241 of 10206 do some colors sell better?
May 04, 2007 (11:59 am)
I am in the market for a camry LE, and my friend
says that there are some colors that do not sell
well (like sky blue pearl, aloe green), so if I am
not particular about the color, I can get a better
discount. Is this true? Sounded a little dubious
to me - one would think that unpopular colors will be
made in less quantity, so things would even out ...
Also, w.r.t. camry, is it true that the dealers do not
always have a choice on what colors they receive from
#5242 of 10206 Re: Camry Purchase Need Help [kiawah]
May 04, 2007 (4:06 pm)
I just noticed the dealership actually lowered the price on the 2006 Camry down to $14,995 which is much better than $16,800 however I think i'm still going to look around a bit more the brakes not stopping correctly concerned me and when i looked up the carfax it had been in an accident last year. I did test drive a different used 2006 at a different dealership and this one had 28,000 miles on it, the brakes stopped normal where you actually can stop the car when coming into a red light and it had a clean carfax report however this Camry was priced at $17,995. Still a bit on the high side, i think its the market that i'm in Camry's seem to be a bit more expensive compared to other places.
#5244 of 10206 Re: do some colors sell better? [car_fan1]
May 04, 2007 (9:03 pm)
Yes, it's true that some colors do not sell well, but it doesn't mean that you will get a better price "specifically" based on the color. It has more to do with how long a certain vehicle has been sitting on the lot, eating away at the dealer's parking fee profit. So, in a way, if a certain color doesn't sell well, there's a bigger chance that those cars had been sitting on the lot longer. You can get lucky and get the good deal on a car that has been sitting on the lot for awhile, and it happens to be your favorite color. The key to getting a good deal is don't give the salesperson too much info, like you're looking for a specific color. The way I played their game was just telling them I'm looking for a specific model, and they will show you the car they are trying to "get rid off", but of course, they're not going to tell you that. Check it out, test drive, do the whole bit, and then negotiate on price to your liking, and then say you don't really like that color and if they have some color that you like. They will not like that, but tough. If they are still trying to push that car on you, you tell them that if they knock off the price some more, you might sacrifice your color preference for the better deal. They will either knock the price off a little bit more, or will check for the color you like. Both ways, you win!
When it comes to getting good deals, it all comes down to your negotiation skills. Some tips include:
- Preparation: Getting as many quotes as you can on the model you want, and knowing what people are paying for it (Thanks to forums like this one).
- Patience: Being ready to spend over 2 hours at the negotiation table and outlasting them.
- Flexibility: Not falling in love with any specific car, model, color, feature, etc.
- And MOST important: Be ready to walk away from the dealership if you can't agree on a price, especially if they try to bully you. There're plenty of cars, and plenty of dealerships carrying them.
#5245 of 10206 Is that a good price to go for Camry XLE V6 w/o Nav?
May 05, 2007 (2:19 pm)
Just came back from dealer in mid Missouri. Great sale man and nice test driving. The best price I can get for XLE V6 w/o Nav was $26,118 + Tax + Licence. Here are the add on options with this model:
Vehicle Stability Control
Carpet/Trunk Mat Set
The MSRP was $30,379. It seems that I can get more than $4,000 discount. Is that a good deal to go? What do you guys think?
#5246 of 10206 Re: Is that a good price to go for Camry XLE V6 w/o Nav? [flatto]
May 05, 2007 (4:55 pm)
That sounds like a good deal. The best quote I was able to get for a similar car was $26,500 + Tax/Title/License. Let us know if you can get a better deal.