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#9071 of 10206 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 10206 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.
#9073 of 10206 Re: 2012 Camry XLE - Loaded - MSRP $33,942 [mr4242us]
Apr 05, 2012 (7:13 pm)
I paid about $29,500 plus TT&L. MSRP $33,694. V6 XLE with HDD Nav w/JBL, Blind Spot Monitor, Safety Connect, carpet mats and tint. When I got the car, it came with vehicle shield package but they did not charge me since the price was already agreed beforehand so I would look for one without it. I am in Dallas area. I think you should shoot for $29,700 range or less. Title and fees should be about $300-$350. Good luck!
#9074 of 10206 Re: 2012 Camry SE V6 [jimdrew]
Apr 05, 2012 (7:58 pm)
That seems like a great deal. Do you mind sharing the name of the dealership. I want the same options as you. Here in San Angelo, Texas, my husband got a price of 29k plus ttl for the same car as yours. I am the negotiator, I might have to take a trip to FL to get what I want.
Thanks for any info!
#9075 of 10206 Re: S MN deal on 1st Toyo ever - loaded XLE 4 cyl [naatz1]
Apr 06, 2012 (8:50 am)
Based on my numerous times calculating the cost of ownership between a hybrid and a gas car model, it costs more to own a hybrid based on the following parameters. My latest was on a Camry XLE, 12000 miles year driving, $5.00 gas, battery replace $3000 (more over time), mixed city-hwy driving (average), car insurance cost, the cost difference between models.
#9076 of 10206 Re: 2012 Camry XLE - Loaded - MSRP $33,942 [mr4242us]
Apr 06, 2012 (9:03 am)
I provided my cost for buyers to use as basis of negotation. I found 355 Toyota in MD to have the best price when I shopped locally. They were $1400 lower than CarMax (lol)...
Maryland tax is 6%. What is the current car sales tax for Houston? Maryland tag and title registration is $389.00. What is the current cost for Houston? Backing out my state tax and Title&Tax cost will give you the base. You should check out to see if Houston dealer's cost is higher than Maryland as there may be regional cost. The holdback from Toyota is only 2% but I track and buy as soon as the car is on the dealer's lot because they get the full holdback (the longer the car sit, the less they will get)....
Depending on the options - $30,500 plus title and taxes, in my opinion seems too high... Get a quote from CarMax to see what you get.
Good luck with your purchase.
#9077 of 10206 Re: 2012 Camry XLE - Loaded - MSRP $33,942 [mr4242us]
Apr 06, 2012 (9:12 am)
Sorry for the second reply.
I fed the MSRP $33,942 into my spreadsheet that I used to calculate my negotiation price. I got $29,087.48 (Delivery included) for the base, then plus tax, title and registration...
I get my best price by going to the GM (if he's on the floor) or see which salesmen are the top two for the month... they get monthly bonus based on volume. If the 2nd guy is only 1 or 2 away from the top spot, he has a lots of incentive (especially at the end of the month), and the top guy needs the sales to stay ahead.
#9078 of 10206 Re: 2012 Camry SE V6 [jr2890]
Apr 06, 2012 (1:26 pm)
I bought 2012 Camry SE 4cyl or I4 in Houston for $23000 drive out, 21350 + ttl. If you are interested email me at ahtexas07 at gmail and I will send you the dealer and sales person name & phone number
#9079 of 10206 Re: 2012 Camry SE V6 [dfwdewd]
Apr 07, 2012 (1:08 pm)
So I rechecked the online invoice numbers and discovered that there is a GST administration fee of $797 and a GST destination fee of $85 that I had overlooked. Apparently Toyota sells cars to the regional distributor Gulf State Toyota and then all dealers in TX, OK, AR, MS, LA have to get it from GST with these amounts tacked onto the invoice. I think this would explain the discrepancy you're seeing.