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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#9675 of 10203 Re: SoCal update [zonecar]
Oct 09, 2012 (2:53 pm)
It is Tustin Toyota.
One thing you should put into consider is that the price for end year sale will definitely be better but don't know about the inventory. There is a chance that very limited color choice left at that time.
I am having 2nd thought of the 2013 Honda Accord Sport, MSRP at 24980 compare to 24680 for the Camry SE, hoping to see if I could get around 3000~3500 off MSRP in a few month since I am not familiar for the Accord pricings. I understand that the Accord will always be a bit expensive compare to the Camry, but I can justify 1K~1.3K difference for the extra standard features like push start, right side view camera, rear view camera, better engine and MPG. Very hard choice now..
#9676 of 10203 Re: SoCal update [zonecar]
Oct 09, 2012 (2:57 pm)
Good day Zonecar
Well, someone has been completing their homework. This sounds like a good price. 2012 for about 21k purchase price, I think that is right. You might want to make one last phone call to the fleet manager at Toyota of Orange and give him the exact details. It could mean an extra 100-200$. This dealer seems to be all about volume and lowest price.
You are right about the 2013 Accord. It has many more standard features than the
LE. The most notable is the standard ALLOY WHEELS. Another huge advantage with the SE is the upgraded seats and foam.
good luck and please share the final price and any interesting details with the forum.
#9677 of 10203 Re: SoCal update [coches1]
Oct 09, 2012 (3:54 pm)
Did some research and decide to list here for reference
Advantage for 2012 Camry SE base (MSRP24680): 6 speakers (4 on accord), extra airbag on leg area, better Sport fabric SofTex seats
Advantage for 2013 Accord Sport (MSRP24980): Rearview camera, DUAL ZONE AC control (standard on all accord), 10 way power driver seats, dual exhaust pipe design, better engine hp and MPG.
I am on the fence now, so guess I would wait for a couple month and see if the Accord price would drop. A car is for to keep 5~6 years so the decision is important.
#9678 of 10203 Re: SoCal update [zonecar]
Oct 09, 2012 (4:43 pm)
Great research ZONECAR
Let me share a few thoughts regarding my preference for the LE vs. SE. The principal reason for the SE is the relative small increase of about 700$. Included in the upgrade is, alloy wheels, sport seats, 17" tires, upgraded suspension,fog lamps, paddle shifters, heated side mirrors, and a few other exterior features.
Bigger size tires (17") cost more to replace, alloy wheels are great but LE wheels do the job. The sport seats are a great plus, but fabric does not retain as much heat and cold.
When do you really need to use paddle shifters? Sport suspension is great if you live in open road country. It also is a rougher ride. Are fog lamps really going to make a difference on So. Ca freeways. Heated side mirrors- something that will
not work after 36k miles.
I keep cars for 10 years and do more homework when the time arrives to buy. We should share info ld752 and i am at yahoo. Please share your thoughts and prove me wrong.
Toyota is having a monster year but the Accord, Malibu, Altima will make things interesting as we head for home in 2012.
Great sharing information and may the best person help the other in our
drive (n.p.i) for the lowest price in the So. Ca. toyota market.
#9679 of 10203 Re: SoCal update [coches1]
Oct 10, 2012 (3:51 am)
You said, "Heated side mirrors- something that will
not work after 36k miles."
Not true. Do research on toyotanation.com, no problems.
#9680 of 10203 Re: Heated side mirrors
Oct 10, 2012 (4:06 am)
The heated side mirrors are a potential expense if they are not working after the
warranty expires. Something to think about when comparing the LE and SE.
Which site do you think is more helpful, edmunds or toyotanation.
Edmunds seems better organized.
#9681 of 10203 Re: Heated side mirrors [coches1]
Oct 10, 2012 (8:23 am)
True, but I sure don't see many (if any) reports of heated mirrors not working, even long after the warranty is up. And if they don't - so what. They still function like the old mirrors without the heat.
Edmunds has its good points, but tn is more in-depth on Toyota, more knowledgeable people, so for me is much better. Also, Edmunds has so many Toyota haters that seem to live their lives mostly to bash Toyota and that gets old. I feel sorry for them, in a way, but I hate hanging around negativity
Back to topic, heated mirrors are not at all necessary for me, as they only push the price of the car up, but it is getting harder and harder to get a basic car without all the frills. You can't get a base 6 speed manual Camry anymore, only an automatic loaded with a lot of $$ stuff that I don't need.
But that's the direction all cars are going.
#9682 of 10203 Re: 2012 Camry LE [coches1]
Oct 10, 2012 (9:33 am)
Still looking at 2012 LE (or possibly base SE). Not sure if want to pay for power driver seat...
Question about rebates - my son qualifies for the 1K college rebate which requires financing.
Does the 0 or 0.9% financing offer then exclude use of any other rebate? Basically if there is a $500 rebate offer later this year then can it be used in addition to the special finance rate with the college rebate?
I don't recall how it worked in the past.
Any insight appreciated.
#9683 of 10203 Re: Camry LE with power driver's seat [racer100]
Oct 10, 2012 (10:19 am)
Purchased a Cypress Pearl 2012 LE on 9/29 for 20700. Got 0 % financing for 36 months. (Of course TTL and doc fees extra but I don't believe in comparing OTD prices because they vary state to state).
First time a dealership actually let me walk after negotiations. They wouldnt offer a cent below 21000. Went to another with 20500, they too were willing to let me walk. 20,700 - take it or leave it.
Very satisfied with the car. Didnt want or need the frills of an XLE and wife (this is her car) does not like the firmer ride of an SE
Toyota is having a good year I guess.
#9684 of 10203 Re: Camry LE with power driver's seat [racer100]
Oct 10, 2012 (10:25 am)
Forgot to mention - the only added options are a power driver's seat and some kind of "appearance package" that the car came with - door edge guards etc that pushed the sticker MSRP to 24665.