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Toyota Camry, Sedan
Apr 01, 2012 (7:21 pm)
I bought mine in Nov of 2011. Paid $24,000 after shopping around and negotiating hard. They also gave me $4,000 for my 2001 Grand Am and added a few more bucks on it when doing the financing to get my payment where we agreed. I didn't get the Entune package because I have Spotify on my iPhone which streams well over bluetooth on the car's system. And I have a GPS system already. Got the package that has the netting in the trunk and the cleaning products, some coating they put ( I think it's undercoating), and free regular maintenance for I think 3 years. 1.9 percent financing. Leather seats and 4cyl, alloy wheels. The free apps on the iPhone also work well via bluetooth, and I like that the car has a mixture of Luxury, Sports and Sedan qualities and is virtually the same as one of the Lexus models. Oh, I have lifetime warranty too. I think the dealer said it was supposed to be a lesser warranty but they upped it to a lifetime and included the certificate in my package.
The first place we went to offered me 28k and a little under $1,000 for my Grand Am. We were buying 2 cars at the time, and actually went to that first place to think about getting 2 toyotas, but were so turned off by their unwillingness to deal that our other vehicle ended up being a Kia Forte which we also got good pricing on after hard negotiating. The dealership I had bought my old Kia at was not willing to deal at all, so they lost out on 2 sales and 2 trades. The manager did call me a couple of times, but I told him what we were willing to pay and said I'd only be willing to come back in if they were willing to really talk in my ballpark. They didn't call me back and say that they were, so we went elsewhere. I'm glad we did too. The Kia dealership hooked us up with a profesional tinting company for both cars, even though the toyota had nothing to do with them, and we paid dealer prices (we live in south florida). They also sent a $20 gift card for doing a survey. The toyota dealer sent me a mug and a balloon and had some dinner for new owners which we didn't bother to attend. Seemed too boring. But at first maintenance they have good fresh ground bean coffee and catered sandwiches and wifi. If you're in South Florida I recommend Treasure Coast Toyota of Stuart over Bev Smith simply due to the treatment you get and the prices. And Kia of Vero Beach.
#9064 of 10203 Re: Toyota Camry Too Expensive [dfwdewd]
Apr 01, 2012 (7:37 pm)
There isn't much change from a 2008 Accord and a 2012 Accord. The interior looks exactly the same and the only differences on the exterior are the chrome grille and the horizontal light bar at the end. I have test driven both cars and they drive similar.
I'm hoping the price of a Camry will come down in the future. Last year I could get a Camry for under $20,000 with alloy wheels, but this year it's not even possible to come close--even though Toyota says the MSRP on the car is lower than last year. I guess we need to wait for rebates from Toyota.
#9065 of 10203 Re: Toyota Camry Too Expensive [voicemailking]
Apr 01, 2012 (7:39 pm)
Yes, I agree that the Accord is cheapening more parts, but the there's a lot of plastic on the Camry as well. For example, the new Camry has a lot more plastic than my 2006 Camry--I still like it except the brakes are not good and there are no side airbags.
#9066 of 10203 Re: S MN deal on 1st Toyo ever - loaded XLE 4 cyl [jeff_4]
Apr 03, 2012 (7:43 am)
This may be too (10 days) late, sorry , must have my emails from posts setup wrong. I don't know what the Edmunds rules are but the dealer is in the 5590x zip code if you are still shopping but they have gone from around 34 down to 13 Camrys in stock in just 3 weeks. They have a lot of LEs no SEs and only one 4 cyl XLE (the rest are V6s) although have 5 XLE hybrids listed but only discount them less than half what the gas models are. Since I plan to drive mine 10 years as a road car and then keep it as a 2nd errand car as long as it lasts, the hybrid is not my thing; best of luck finding a deal!
#9067 of 10203 2012 Camry SE V6
Apr 04, 2012 (9:25 am)
I'm in the Houston area and looking to buy a 2012 Camry SE V6 base model with no options added. According to Edmunds, the MSRP is $27,400 and Invoice is $25,003. So far the lowest initial quote I've received is $25,655. I was wondering if this is a good deal and how low I could expect to get it down to. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
#9068 of 10203 Re: 2012 Camry SE V6 [jr2890]
Apr 04, 2012 (10:23 am)
There may be regional differences, but I would say that's about $1000 too high.
#9069 of 10203 Re: 2012 Camry SE V6 [jr2890]
Apr 04, 2012 (5:47 pm)
Did you ask the dealer for their invoice? I did some research online and found something interesting: The invoice from multiple websites are about $900 lower than the dealer invoice here in Dallas. You can verify this invoice between dealerships from their exact quotes. Dealers here are advertising $3,500 off MSRP plus $500 Toyota financing rebate discount. I imagine Houston dealers are doing the same. Be prepared to pitch one dealer against another to get the lowest price. You have nothing to lose. Good luck!
#9070 of 10203 Re: 2012 Camry SE V6 [jr2890]
Apr 04, 2012 (5:49 pm)
Hi, I'm in the Delray Beach Area and I bought a Camry V6 SE 2012 with the Convenience Package and Display Audio Navigation and Leather Package and Power tilt moon roof with mats and tinting for $28K out the door. I was very happy. BTW, I have been driving it for about 4 days now and it is absolutely terrific. I had a Camry LE 4 cylinder..and there is no comparison..the V6 is awesome and the SE is so much fun to drive. You will love this car.
#9071 of 10203 2012 Camry XLE 4-cyl Price OTD $26.5K
Apr 04, 2012 (9:18 pm)
I bought my Camry XLE 4-cylinder (Convenience and Leather packages, Wheel locks and carpet/trunk mats - No Entune (save $900), No trade-in and No manufacturer rebate at the time) on 04/01/2012 from 355 Toyota, MD. They are our preferred dealer because they had been providing excellent service on our 2004 Matrix. Based on my shopping around at five other dealers, their price was the lowest.
I made an offer of $26K Out The Door (MD 6% tax, tag, title, delivery -included). The GM said $26.6 was the best that they could do. I walked away. I came back two weeks later and got it for $26.5. In finance, they said the price was $26,480 because of the automated calculation. Because of the electronics in the car, I also got the platinum warranty 7 years, 125K miles for an additional $619.00. The GM had gone home, so the finance guy had to call him at home to get his approval.
This is how I did it. I locate the car I wanted from their web inventory. I requested for an eQuote. I subtract another $500 from their best ePrice. I went to the dealer, bypassed the salesman (I just said that I had a salesman) and went directly to the GM. I told him the stock number and negotiate. I told him that I will send buyers to keep him busy (lol). So you can say that professor Trang send you (http://academic.pgcc.edu/~tnguyen), so you want the best price. Good luck, just don't tell him how you calculated the price.
Needs more info, email me nguyentdpgcc.edu or tdn4ithotmail.com...
#9072 of 10203 2012 Camry XLE - Loaded - MSRP $33,942
Apr 05, 2012 (6:12 pm)
I'm in Houston, TX.
What is a good price? Looks like I'm being offered 30,500 plus title/taxes.