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#6647 of 10203 Re: 2009 Camry LE with Luxury Package....in Atlanta... [kannu]
Aug 22, 2008 (6:37 pm)
Okay...I don't want to put the actual name of the dealership to be fair with other dealerships...here is a hint....it is located in Canton, GA. There is only one guy who does the Internet sales at the dealership.....Request a quote from him via email....He does not play a game...he honors his quote, a very straightforward guy... but he does not accept any negotiation...so, when you go there, make sure that the price is the best you can get....because it is a long drive....
Here is a tip when you shop for Toyotas....In my opinion...Toyota prices are much more easier to work with than Hondas....Honda prices are very difficult to figure out.. And.I never saw any special prices posted on Honda websites...But for Toyota, simply go to any dealership website in the area and look for 'Hot on the Lot" pages....Get the price for the vehicle you want to purchse...or, get the price for a similar vehicle...and you start your negotiation from that price....Tell your salesman that the price is the average price people pay....In my past experience. when I shoped for Sienna back in April......they accepted that price without any problem....of course, I went to a large volume dealer..when I asked for more discount, .they came down about $100 or $200...but no more....So, I guess that "Hot on the lot" prices are very good prices.some salesman say that Hot on the Lot vehicles are demo vehicles...don't believe that kind of lies........Well....this is my opinions....If you are not good at negotiation..like me...this may be a good strategy....
If you have a trade-in, don't bring your car to your dealership...If you bring your car to the dealership for trade in, that means that you want to help dealers... I don't think it is bad...you are helping local businesses...nothing wrong with it...but don't complain about it...In Atlanta area, first bring your to CarMax and get them appraise your car....I know that they also want to make money out of your car...but their price seems to be a lot higher than you can get from dealerships.....For example, the best price I could get for my 2005 Mazda MPV from all different dealerships...was $7500. as you know...they say that they don't make any money.....out of trade ins....blah blah....but CarMax offered $10000 for the Mazda.....When I negotiated my trade in, I asked the dealer to match the price....first, they declined...but when I tried to walk out....they finally matched the trade in price... Note that it is better to trade in your car through a dealer because there is a tax benefit....if no dealer matches that price, sell it to CarMax.
Every situation varies....the two tips I listed above may help a person like me who is not good at negotiation.....
Hope it helps....Good luck...
#6648 of 10203 2009 Camry LE + VTC + Preferred Accessory pkg + Tax + Reg =22100
Aug 24, 2008 (5:20 am)
I bought a 2009 Camry LE with traction control and the preferred accessory pkg ( mats+ cargo net) + NYC tax + 240 DMV fee - 500 cashback.
The total OTD price I paid was $22100. Please let me know if this is a good price.
I bought this from a dealer in Queens NYC
Aug 24, 2008 (6:06 am)
We bought a Camry LE with just the bare carpet set for price 19032 - 500 (rebate) + TTL.
#6650 of 10203 Re: 2008/9 Camry CE [mcdawgg]
Aug 24, 2008 (5:31 pm)
Where can you get such a deal? 17400 for a Camry?I am also interested for a 5 speed Camry with power windows/locks/mirrors. Nothing fancy. Since you bought one, how does it perform on the road? Is it very slow with only 158 hp. I test drove Mazda 3i, Astra, focus and they are very slow since they lack low end torque. Curious about the Camry.
#6651 of 10203 Re: 2008/9 Camry CE [diexodos1]
Aug 25, 2008 (4:41 am)
17,400 for a CE manual transmission Camry - it is the "loss leader", and in many areas, it is the car they advertise in the newspaper to "get you in". Problem is, most people say no way to the stick shift (for some reason?!), and decide that they want more options, etc. so they buy a different, more expensive one. I have seen them advertised for this price recently. I have to say, when I bought mine, I paid 18,000, but that was over 18 months ago, when the Camry was still a relatively new model. Still, a good deal!
Performance is good, acceleration good, not fast, but not slow. But, it is a 4 cylinder. I thought the torque # was a little better than some other makes, you can look this up. HP does not mean much without torque. I would definitely recommend. Manuals are hard to find, but you can get one if you want one.
The biggest complaint was some hesitation on acceleration, the same complaint that you see with the automatics, but that was easily fixed for free with a very quick trip to the dealer. They just reprogram the ECU, and it only takes 25 minutes. Makes a huge difference, car runs perfect now.
My other minor complaint - the cupholders with the manual transmission. The front one is useless, because if you are in 2, 4, or reverse, you can't have a bottle in it. So you really only have one cupholder if you are not on the highway cruising in 5th.
#6652 of 10203 Las Vegas Area -2009 Camry LE Auto
Aug 25, 2008 (8:36 am)
I was quoted a price of $18,948 (plus TTL)... for a basic LE 4cy auto, with body molding... Is this a good price? and shouldnt I ask for the $500.00 rebate offered, off this price?
Can anyone recommend someone they have worked with out here.? Being a woman, I find dealerships really look to take advantage! Thanks for any advice.
#6653 of 10203 Re: Las Vegas Area -2009 Camry LE Auto [gerriberri]
Aug 25, 2008 (8:47 am)
we got ours for 19032 for the same LE basic and - 500 Rebate. I think you should ask for it..and we just bought this weekend and not too long ago for this rebate to expire.
#6654 of 10203 Re: 2008/9 Camry CE [diexodos1]
Aug 25, 2008 (9:08 am)
Forgot to mention - Ohio. I see you are in Ohio too.
#6655 of 10203 Re: 2008/9 Camry CE [mcdawgg]
Aug 25, 2008 (9:27 am)
I am from Las Vegas.. lol
Thanks for the info.
#6656 of 10203 Camry LE with (UP) package (4 cyl - Auto)
Aug 25, 2008 (10:27 am)
I currently have a quote for $21,400 before rebate. This seems fair, but am being told that it will have to be ordered. Is this something to be concerned about?
Upgrade Package -- includes 16-in. 8-spoke aluminum alloy wheels with P215/60R16 tires, JBL® AM/FM 6-disc in-dash CD changer with satellite radio capability , MP3/WMA playback capability, auxiliary audio jack, hands-free phone capability via Bluetooth®  wireless technology, eight speakers in six locations and FM diversity reception, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink®  universal transceiver.
Basically, they have to order the LE with this package.
Also, what should I look to be included on any new Camry I might purchase, for example: pinstriping, splash guards, door guards, floor mats?
Great forum! Any thoughts are appreciated!!