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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#9697 of 10004 Re: 2012 Camry LE [rhung]
Oct 21, 2012 (8:51 pm)
What a great success story. This is a great value for a 2012 LE. When I called
he gave me the same price of 20K. The great news is the price on the phone is the amount you pay when you are at the dealership.
Many forum members have complained about other dealers promising one amount and changing it when you are physically at the dealership. Another interesting characteristic is Longo-the biggest Toyota Dealer is not even close to 20K for a LE.
It is refreshing to hear about the fleet manager Robert at Orange Toyota delivering what he promises.
I am waiting for the Rebate from Toyota or Edmunds. Lets see what happens.
Whats your first name rhung. When I buy my LE we can tell him the edmunds forum helped direct a sale to his dealership.
#9698 of 10004 Re: 2012 Camry LE [coches1]
Oct 23, 2012 (10:22 pm)
Richard is my name
Please let him know I said hi. He's a really nice guy. I left a positive yelp review for him as well.
Thank you coches; I'm glad I saw your posts here. Otherwise, I would have probably bit at a price that was $500-$1000 more.
I emailed 20-25 so cal dealers and not one was willing to beat a price of $20,500 + TTL for a LE. And Mr. Householder kept is deal at $19995. Amazing. I think I took the last silver on the lot though, with power seats.
Good luck with the wait! Loving the car
#9699 of 10004 Re: Toyota Camry 2012 SE [seolbro]
Oct 24, 2012 (7:39 am)
Regarding car colors...I was told that light colors such as silver or white had the best resell value.
#9700 of 10004 Re: Camry SE Limited Edition [deepo11]
Oct 24, 2012 (7:48 am)
Don't know about the SE Limited Edition but recently bought the SE base (no power seats, etc). Power seats would have been nice but not a must have. Did not want Navigation, Sunroof, etc.
The upgrades from the LE are nice. Interior has nicer look than LE and I like some of the other extras of the SE. Fog lights are not just for fog...can come in handy when driving in mountains, etc.
Bought in No. California (Bay Area) for 20,998 plus tax, lic, and doc fee.
The So Cal deals looked better but location was not practical.
Also got the 0.9% financing. Bought at Vallejo Toyota after telling them what prices I had found elsewhere.
#9701 of 10004 Re: 2012 Camry LE [rhung]
Oct 31, 2012 (11:06 am)
I am planning to buy a Camry LE. I am in IL, the dealer tell me the price to be $21200 with mat and power seat. It seems it is much more expensive than yours. I am not sure how much should I bargain. If I say $20500, will I be kicked out the dealer shop?
#9702 of 10004 Re: 2012 Camry LE [jessiezj]
Oct 31, 2012 (11:19 am)
I had legit local offer (CA) of 20,988 for Camry LE with power seats and mat so you should be able to negotiate downward a bit. Saw even better offers outside of local area.
Also you should see if there are any special Toyota rebate offers in November...
#9703 of 10004 Re: 2012 Camry LE [jessiezj]
Oct 31, 2012 (6:21 pm)
The lowest price for a 2012 LE with mats and power drivers seat is 20,000$ plus fees at Toyota of Orange (Orange CA) . Ask for the Fleet manager Robert H. It seems the price on the phone is the price when you are there.
Rebates? The problem is Toyota is experiencing the best sales in recent times. They don't have to offer rebates. However the 2013 Altima, and Accord could change that.
#9704 of 10004 Re: 2012 Camry LE [rhung]
Nov 03, 2012 (4:07 pm)
Just to add to Richard's testimony:
I didn't know about Robert Household from Orange Toyota until I read this forum few days ago.
I just bought my 2012 Camry LE in Classic Silver today and Mr. Robert Household was amazing! Before reading this post, I called around 2-3 Toyota dealers here in San Diego and none of them came close to $20,200 (excluding tax + other feels) for an LE with power seats and mats. Most of them tried to close me at $21,413 and then the internet sales manager at El Cajon Toyota tried to offer me $20,900.
I gave Robert a call, told him I want a LE for around $20,500. He tried hard to qualify me for the college rebate program (an extra $1000 off), but I was 2 months over and was disqualified. However, he was really kind and told me immediately that he'll sell me a Camry for $20,200 to help ease a bit. No negotiation needed whatsoever! He automatically applied the 0.9% interest rate for a 60 months finance which made my total cost on interest less than $600 with 0 money down~~~~ how awesome is that!
I thought, heck, a drive from San Diego to Orange County cost less than 700 bucks, it's totally worth the drive! This morning, I drove up, Robert maintained the deal in person, within 2 hours of paper work, I drove my Camry back to San Diego!
Robert is a wonderful gentleman and is extremely kind and through. It was a pleasure doing business with him and I would buy another Toyota from him in the future.
A tip to San Diego Toyota buyers, I would strike a bargain directly with the internet sales managers from any of the dealers. The retail sales manager usually are less willing to cute prices far below their invoice price. Personally, I had a bad experience with the retail sales manager "David" from Toyota of El Cajon. (there's 2 dave, he's the Caucasian one if someone asks ) I know that I can get a deal for a LE around $20,500 and I told him what I want a LE for $22,000 tax included, he gave me a final deal for $21,413. When I asked him if this quote is valid for 24 hours, he walked off and said "I'm off tomorrow". While I waited outside to see if he'll come out, he never did. So rude!
2 days later, he gave me a call to follow up with me but didn't even remember me. Even if he gave me a better deal, I wouldn't do business with him. A customer's buying experience is extremely important, who would want to buy a car from a person they felt disrespect from!
What I had to haggle with Dave for 2 hours, I took care of it with Robert in 5 minutes. San Diegans, do visit Robert in Orange County! A negotiation free purchase is such a pleasure! Wish everything in life was that easy. lol.
Happy shopping, everyone!
#9705 of 10004 Re: 2012 Camry LE [celest128]
Nov 05, 2012 (7:38 pm)
Just wanted to drop a message as I made a drive up from San Diego as well. Living near the Chula Vista area, but made a stop by Toyota of Carlsbad before I met Robert Householder... they weren't willing to go a penny below 20,500.
#9706 of 10004 Re: Robert @ Toyota of Orange
Nov 08, 2012 (11:01 pm)
Congratulations Richard and Celest
I am the person who originally posted the message in the forum about Robert
at Toyota of Orange. After calling many Toyota dealers he was the only
salesperson who stated the price immediately. We all know the frustration
of dealing with car dealers so it was refreshing to talk with a car salesperson
who delivers what they say......so far.
It is interesting that I was the one who posted the message and still haven't
purchased the 2012 LE Camry. You would think that Longo, the largest dealership in the world would offer lower prices than Toyota of Orange, but
they are much higher.
Lets hope Robert continues this strategy of sales and that more prospective
Camry shoppers will patronize this dealer.