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#7403 of 10203 I am wondering if I paid too much for 09 camry se
Jun 02, 2009 (11:39 am)
I just bought a 2009 camry se with moonroof, rear spoiler, and mats (I think it is stupid to charge this - they should be included) it is the sport edition. The only reason I bought this was b/c theere was limited color choices for the LE or SE. I wanted a white, black or silver camry.
Anyways, we were going to get the Nissan Rouge b/c of zero percent financing for 36 months. We had to go to toyota dealership for service on our 2006 Sienna. There we saw a sign for 0.0 APR for toyotas. we asked the salesman for which models were on zero percent finacing and he said yaris and camrys. Of course, camry was one of our top choices. What made it even better was that it was for 60 months. That's how we bought our Sienna. We asked what was available in inventory. Anyway, the delarship had a Red Camry LE (demo with around 6 K miles - they wanted $22,000) and white loaded Camry SE with V6 with leather seats - the sticker price for $28,000 for this. We didn't like the red camry b/c we were concerned if it would like professional for hubby (it looked like car that a generation x or teenager would drive)........the white one was beautiful but had more options than we needed and we were concerned that the V6 would be gas guzzler.
anyway, we went another dealship - a high volume dealership in Long Island NY. They had Red and Sandy Beige LE (like 4 of them) and then they a Silver SE with moonroof. We solely chose the Silver one b/c of color.
The zero percent was expiring on 6/1 and I was visiting family in LOng island so I only had a few hours to get back home. We also took our toddler with us. I did not have any of edmunds or kbb. I had no clue what people were paying. I did ask my brother to look it up on edmunds or kbb. So basically I would up paying invoice price 22,674 plus $admistrative fee of $374 (I haggled for them to waive this. So they took off $200 plus taxes, title, and registration fee. I am in PA. I am feeling bad that I paid too much. The invoice price was something that salesman printed and bought out after I said I want to go back to my parents and do some research. Anyway, he looked up edmunds in front of me. I told them I would pay invoice because my toddler was running around and driving us crazy and the salesman made us wait - by talking to other customers, going to his boss......the whole nine yard.....make you sweat and wear you down. We had to go to a party - we just wanted out for a service appt. and wound buying a car. We didn't buy the car from PA b/c they did not have zero percent here - we asked serveral times.
Please let me know what kind of deal I got. I am pretty sure they would have sold the car at $500 below what I paid but it would have taken a couple more hours of negotiations and I didn't have the time and was afraid the car might sell by the next day. We didn't want the red or gold (sandy beige) colors.
Also is the $374 fee for prep the car and administrative charges is that normal and customary? I don't think we were charged that when we bought the sienna at another dealership in upstate ny.
Did I get ripped off - or was this a fair deal? Also does the mrsp that website advertise does that include destination charge of $700 or $800?
#7404 of 10203 Camry LE 4 cylinder in Northern California
Jun 02, 2009 (11:48 am)
Can anyone provide any numbers on a base LE 4 cylinder with only AM/FM radio in Northern California/Bay area?
The best quote I'm getting is 18,498 before TTL. Is anyone getting better?
#7405 of 10203 Re: I am wondering if I paid too much for 09 camry se [drums]
Jun 02, 2009 (11:50 am)
I'd say you should have done a little bit more research before you bought.....and I advise against having your kids running around stressing you out when you're trying to make a major purchase like this (been there, done that). Teenagers can be worse however, oohhing and aaaaahhhing saying they love something and I should buy it. Not conducive to getting a great deal.
You can get a 2010 Camry SE for about 1K under invoice at Fitzmall. Not exactly an apples to oranges comparison, because the 2010 also has newer engine, 6 speed automatic, and VSC as standard.
Nothing you can do about it now though, so enjoy your new car. It's a great car, you'll love it. We have over 40K miles on ours, and runs fabulous.
Here's a 2010 silver SE 2010 SE
#7406 of 10203 Re: Looking for best deal on '09 Camry LE [longboat2008]
Jun 02, 2009 (1:16 pm)
I got the same deal in December in Rochester One well known dealer said I could not buy a car for that price We had done business with them for fifteen years in East Rochester. The other dealer was terrific
#7407 of 10203 Re: Price for 2010 XLE [kiawah]
Jun 02, 2009 (1:52 pm)
You make a good point (it depends on the dealer). I guess I will need to keep my fingers crossed...
Yes, a hassle free purchase is all I want as well.
#7408 of 10203 Quote for XLE V-6 2010
Jun 02, 2009 (5:03 pm)
2010 Toyota Camry
(XLE 6-Speed Automatic 4dr Sedan)
Included Packages and Options:
FE - 50 State Emissions
HD - Heated Front Seats
LA - Leather Package includes: Camelot Leather Seat Trim, Door Trim w/Integrated Armrest
Z1 - Preferred Premium Accessory Package includes: Carpet Floor/Trunk Mat (5-Piece Set), V.I.P. Glass Breakage Sensor (GBS), First Aid Kit
Their Toyota Price (dealer): $26,023
Your Final Price $26,023*
I replied to see if the destination fee was included.This is too good to be true.....
#7410 of 10203 Re: Camry LE 4 cylinder in Northern California [john7485]
Jun 02, 2009 (9:44 pm)
Check out the newspaper ad on Friday. Your quote is about $500 - $600 higher than the advertised price.
#7411 of 10203 Re: I am wondering if I paid too much for 09 camry se [kiawah]
Jun 03, 2009 (5:35 am)
i agree but I was only in NY for 1 day and the deal was ending and there is limited inventory on the 09 cars. I was only going to buy on the zero percent financing. I would have bought a used camry on cash or zero percent. that's how we bought our 2006 Sienna (0.0 APR).
I called fitzmall yesterday. Their invoice price includes the $1500 rebate. You can choose the rebate or the 0.0% A.P.R . thru toyota motor credit. I think the zero percent was a better deal for us. I believe we could have gotten a better deal if we were willing to stay there a little long and haggle some more but I have come to the conclusion that we find deals when you are not looking for them. I don't remember zero percent 0% APR on camrys. I could be wrong. If I was paying cash I would have bought a certified camry.
How much did I overpay?
#7412 of 10203 Re: Camry LE 4 cylinder in Northern California [brygo]
Jun 03, 2009 (5:36 am)
which quote are you referring to? which ad in Fridays's paper. could you send me a link?