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#9626 of 10006 2012 Camry SE Price Paid
Sep 06, 2012 (6:56 pm)
I always do a lot of reserch when making big purchases and appreciate all the posts. So I hope this helps someone else.
Purchased my 2012 Camry SE; navigation/leather & suede seats/protection on seats and exterior. MSRP was $28,086. Before rebates paid $25,700. Received the $500 rebate for financing 0% at 60 months and the $1,000 rebate for recent college graduate. I am 54, but received my master's degree in Dec. 2011.
After rebates paid $24,200 plus tax and license. Purchased car in New Orleans, Louisiana.
They tried to see me all these warranties, etc. The premium package 5 yrs./75,000 miles for $1,795. I told them I didn't think I wanted it right now. Then the finance guy said he would give it to me for their cost: $995 about 5 minutes later. Told him I would let him know when I picked up the car.
Searched the Internet and found someone named Jerry Johnson in Kansas. Emailed him and his prices were significantly less...it's a Toyota National Warranty...so you can buy it anywhere. I am going to purchase it from him a bit later. You don't need to make the decision right away...but the price could increase over time.
Love the car...smooth ride...love the hands free bluetooth and satellite radio.
Hope this helps someone as they look for a Camry. Looked at other cars: VW Passat and Honda. I was all set to buy the Honda Accord at $19,500, but then read all these reviews about how the seats cause back pain when you ride in it longer than 30 minutes. Didn't want to take a chance as I already have lower back problems.
So there you go. Cheers! Joanne
#9627 of 10006 Re: Houston Area SE [bigjd48]
Sep 06, 2012 (8:56 pm)
can you tell me which dealer in houston thanks
#9628 of 10006 SE standard ODT 22400$ with all cash Irvine CA
Sep 07, 2012 (12:31 am)
I got the register newspaper on August 31, went to the dealer, but I was only eligible for 500$ rebate if I pay all cash. Went to another dealer. At the beginning, I had tough experience with the dealers. The dealer gave me a hard time as they were trying to piss me off by offering a unreasonably high price. They wasted me 4 hours by bragging the price up to 32K for Toyota SE standard. Finally I bought from another department in the same dealer 22400$ , no idea it is a good deal or not. Still thought that I should have had room to lower the price. May be a few hundred dollars or less than 1k lower. My colleague's relatives paid less than 21k for 2012 LE OTD price.
Do the research before going to dealers, be firm with your quote but with good negotiation skills, fight till the last minute as the financial manager may also kill you at the price by providing finance options. Dealers would like to sell a car as long as they have profits. Don't be afraid to give a low price.
#9629 of 10006 Re: SE standard ODT 22400$ with all cash Irvine CA [learning_smart]
Sep 07, 2012 (6:54 am)
Hello learning smart
What dealer did your colleagues relatives pay less than 21k for the 2012 LE OTD price?
21K OTD for a LE is a great price. That would put the cash price without fees about 19k$. Right? Can you get the exact price?
Was this a dealer in O.C.?
#9630 of 10006 price of a 2012 Camry Hybrid XLE
Sep 07, 2012 (10:48 am)
I am offered a new 2012 Camry Hybrid XLE with
Leather Package (comes with moonroof)
Display Audio w/Navigation and Entune
33,800 out the door
I am in Phoenix Az
is that a good deal? it seems about 1,000 over edmunds invoice - which does not include the doc preparation fee ($425), applique ($60), etc.
any thoughts? Also any expected differences in the 2013 model?
#9631 of 10006 Re: SE standard ODT 22400$ with all cash Irvine CA [coches1]
Sep 07, 2012 (12:51 pm)
My colleague told me it was from toyota of irvine or toyota of orange county.
Based on the OTD price, the base should be around 19k. no idea when she got the deal, whether there was a trade in.
#9632 of 10006 Re: SE standard ODT 22400$ with all cash Irvine CA [learning_smart]
Sep 07, 2012 (11:19 pm)
Thanks Learning Smart
She probably purchased the car from Toyota of Orange. They seem very competitive. When you call the fleet/internet dept. the sales reps. immediately
give you a price.
The trade in would completely change this transaction. If the price was 19k after the trade in the actual cash price would be different.
If you can please find out the cash price of the vehicle without trade in, rebates, or any offers. This will provide forum members with a true comparison price.
I am a buyer right now for a LE with power driver seat. for 19k
#9633 of 10006 Re: SE standard ODT 22400$ with all cash Irvine CA [coches1]
Sep 09, 2012 (12:17 am)
I confirmed with my colleague. Her relatively did not do any trade in, rebate. Her out of door price is: 20700$. Her relative's son or brother did get a graduate's 1000$ discount, so he got 19700$ for OTD. Hopefully this helps.
#9634 of 10006 Re: Houston Area SE [jmcourvi]
Sep 09, 2012 (8:19 am)
Can you please let me know about the dealer you made this purchase, I am looking for same option but couldn't find this deal. Also please let me know if you trade in any car or eligible for graduate rebate offer?
#9635 of 10006 Re: SE standard ODT 22400$ with all cash Irvine CA [learning_smart]
Sep 09, 2012 (11:39 am)
Thanks Learning Smart
An interesting problem in this forum is the definition of "PRICE". The dealers and manufactures are experts at hiding this from the average consumer. We talk here about the price paid but we have to be sure it is the "CASH PRICE".
Their are many ways to confuse the issue. The college and military rebates are good examples. By the way, you cannot combine them. Sometimes a member reports a price paid and it includes fees. This makes it hard to compare the actual cash price of the car.
It seems the best strategy is to know the cash price without any fees or rebate and compare the different dealers. Especially with LEASES. Consumers do not realize they can save a ton by negotiating a cash price, then shop for a lease.
Thanks again learning smart for sharing the buying experience.