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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#8725 of 10203 Brought Camry 2011 XLE V6 instead of 2012 XLE V6
Nov 14, 2011 (11:11 pm)
The interior of the XLE V6 2012 looks like a Ford product which is of low quality. I just brought a Toyota Camry 2011 XLE V6 for $25,000 OTD with 8.75% taxes included in New Orleans. I am surprised that the 2011 Camry XLE V6 was alot smoother than the 2012 Camry XLE V6. The ride quality for the 2012 was bumpy even when i corrected the tire pressure to factory setting at 33psi. The 2012 has a few more gadgets and a tighter turning radius but that's it. The 2011 had a better quality build to it and the 2011 rides smoother than the 2012.
I really wanted to buy the 2012 Camry for the new look but the 2011 had a nicer ride.
Good luck buyers.
#8726 of 10203 Re: BAD CAMRY BUYING EXPERIENCE [dtv48er]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 15, 2011 (3:21 am)
You noticed the change, accepted their explanation, and took delivery of the car.. That pretty much seals the deal.
However, you still got the price you agreed to. Plus, those certificates are used by dealer discretion (they don't have to use them..it's not tied directly to your car). They probably wouldn't have given you the $1000. If you had insisted, they would have just taken them off your deal, and gone back to the original parameters. And, you'd be in the same place.
Congrats on the new car!
#8727 of 10203 Re: BAD CAMRY BUYING EXPERIENCE [kyfdx]
Nov 15, 2011 (10:28 am)
Maybe, may be not. He could've walked out with the knowledge of rebate/certificate existence and get a better price elsewhere.
I would still write a letter to the dealership GM about this, mention my dissatisfaction, internet forums and he may give you something to sweeten the deal, free oil changes for 3 years, maybe?
#8728 of 10203 Re: BAD CAMRY BUYING EXPERIENCE [SergeyM]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 15, 2011 (1:51 pm)
Well... yeah, with prior knowledge of the program, he might have done better.... and, as you mention, if you don't ask, you don't get...
But, he got what he asked for, given the knowledge he possessed... I certainly wouldn't feel bad about it..
Every car deal can teach you a lesson.... maybe, he'll make it up on the next one!
#8729 of 10203 Re: BAD CAMRY BUYING EXPERIENCE [SergeyM]
Nov 15, 2011 (7:37 pm)
I wrote an email to the GM of the dealership and I'll write an email to toyota corporate as well, to see if this is common practice.
What makes matter worse is because of these certificates ie raising the before sell price by 1K, I paid $90 more in nyc sales tax.
thanks for the advice guys.
Nov 16, 2011 (1:22 pm)
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#8731 of 10203 Re: 2012 Camry SE Deal [dmbmay98]
Nov 17, 2011 (1:40 pm)
I am in Columbus, Ohio. Please let me know the dealership name and his name. thanks.
#8732 of 10203 Re: Camry XLE Pricing Advice - Seattle [yuvraj]
Nov 17, 2011 (8:22 pm)
I got one with the same packages for OTD $27350, tax/fees included (7.75% in CA). So your price is not great.
#8733 of 10203 Is this a good price for a 2012 Camry Hybrid LE?
Nov 18, 2011 (5:17 am)
Hello, I'm new to the forum and also looking into purchasing my first Toyota, particularly a 2012 Camry Hybrid LE. I've been shopping diligently for several weeks now and no dealer seems to have any 2012 Camry Hybrid LE's in stock, a few dealers have been slowly getting XLE's, which are completely optioned out, way more than I want to spend.
I've sent about 30 e-mails out asking for quotes to various dealers and most of them said they would be selling way too good to offer less than MSRP, I thought that this sounded a little absurd. But last last night I was contacted by a dealing saying that they have a Silver 2012 Camry Hybrid LE income in soon, bone stock which is the one I'm looking for.
He offered it to me for $25,422.00. Is this a good price? He said it is about $300 over invoice, which includes destination fees etc. Out the door for me would be $27,147.19, which includes tax, and license fees.
Please help as I really want to get the car and I need to replace my car very soon, but I don't want to get ripped off.
Thanks for any input!
#8734 of 10203 Re: Is this a good price for a 2012 Camry Hybrid LE? [ortolan]
Nov 18, 2011 (6:54 am)
Sounds a little high. Base options are Invoice at $24,589. MSRP is $26,660. It's not a terrible price but I bet you can do better.