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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#8958 of 10206 Re: buying used japanese not advisable
Feb 16, 2012 (1:43 pm)
Best advise I ever got for car shopping. Japanese cars have good resale values meaning they are overpriced if you are buying used. German cars have poor resale value meaning they are overpriced new. Buy a 2012 Passat in a few years and you will get awesome value. Don't buy a 2012 camry in a few years used because it will sell for 4 or 5k below what they bought it for new while Passat will be selling for 8k to 9k below value. Why pay 3 or 4k premium on a used car. I love Toyota but since 2008 most car companies have matched toyota for reliability.
#8959 of 10206 Re: buying used japanese not advisable [autt]
Feb 16, 2012 (2:24 pm)
I can get the $18,900 car for $17,000 OTD.
Yes that is true… you will be paying less and taking big headache... It will be like a FORD >> Fixed or repaired daily : )
Also Mitsubishi have poor resale value… My brother bought 97 Galant ES 40K miles in 99 for $8,000 from a dealer.. Awesome car.. nice ride.. tranny went down 59K … fixed under warranty… car was totaled due to an accident… That model Galant have problem with belt designs.. I don’t know which belt.. but used to make so much noise from 60K
1993 model Diamante is one of my favorite.. Awesome Mitsu
#8960 of 10206 Re: no cam or mroof [j06]
Feb 16, 2012 (3:41 pm)
Another bonus for 2010 and newer - traction and stability control standard on all Camrys.
#8961 of 10206 Re: buying used japanese not advisable [autt]
Feb 16, 2012 (3:50 pm)
Yes, buying a used Toyota, Honda, etc. is very expensive.
Toyota but since 2008 most car companies have matched toyota for reliability
I agree that most manufacturers have very high reliability to the point were there is not a huge difference like there used to be.
If you believe the latest JD Powers 3 year dependability just released, Toyota still beats just about everyone - #1 Lexus, #2 Porsche, #3 Cadillac & Toyota.
#8962 of 10206 Re: Safety features
Feb 16, 2012 (5:02 pm)
1. Stability control VSC
2. Traction Control
4. Break Assist
5. 10 Air Bags
6. High Strength Steel columns
7. Electronic Power Steering
8. Crumple Zones
9. Stability bars
#8965 of 10206 Re: 2012 Camry SE V4 final take
Feb 18, 2012 (11:27 am)
I bought a Camry 2012 SE V4 with leather trim power seats and Navigation/Entune package. It does not have heated seats, rearview camera, back passenger air vents. Price I paid was 23260 and it was 25100 OTD with fees, tax and title thrown in. With SE you sacrifice some low speed ride quality for better handling, fog lights, better tires and less body float in higher speed road bumps. The SE comes standard with 17' alloy wheels, fog lights and projector-beam headlights plus paddle shifters. Overall impression: You are buying a Camry so you are not buying it for the looks. If you are like me you are an aforementioned 'sheeple' who buys for low maintenance costs, gas mileage, comfortable ride, reliability and low final price. This Camry gives me all that plus 10 airbags of safety and ultra high strength steel construction. Also VSC, TRAC, ABS, EBD, BA, Smrt. Stop. If you are looking for a new car that has navigation and smart phone connectivity for less than 25k, then you can't beat the new Camry. I checked against Optima, Sonata, Altima, Accord, Passat. Each had at least a 2k bump up if you opted for the navigation/tech package. Camry came with power Soft-Tex leather trim seats with power lumbar support and side bolsters. A few nice touches for this SE: Paddle shifters, big sized cup holders, folding seats with trunk access, lots of storage space, better than average space for rear leg room, seat breadth and width, headroom etc.
#8966 of 10206 Re: 2012 Camry SE V4 final take [autt]
Feb 18, 2012 (12:13 pm)
You mean you bought an I4, not a V4 - there is no such thing as a V4.
Yes, it is a nice car - congrats.
#8967 of 10206 2012 Hybrid XLE
Feb 18, 2012 (8:47 pm)
Got a really incredible deal on a 2012 Camry Hybrid XLE with all packages today in Virginia. MSRP $34705. I paid $31045 (including freight) + $389 processing + tax and fees. That's well under invoice and even under invoice minus holdback. This was the lowest price quote in the DC metro area I received by far.
Cosmic Grey Mica. I traded my 2007 Camry Hybrid with 104,000 miles--negotiated after the purchase price was agreed to. On that one, the dealer beat CarMax by $500 so I was satisfied.
Its a much different car than the previous version. Interior is a huge upgrade--materials in particular. I tested the 6.1 Entune system and really felt the Premium HDD system was worth the upgrade. Looking forward to figure out how to use it! Engine noise is also much less. I thought wind noise was a little more prominent, but I'm not really sure yet because when I got out of the car tonight there was a 30 mph crosswind! Love the Cosmic Grey Mica.