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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#9759 of 10203 Re: SE vs. LE and where 2 find a 2012 LE for 18,999$ [mazda6dude]
Nov 28, 2012 (9:12 pm)
I was traveling and rented a 2012 Camry LE. After driving the car for 4 days it seemed very average. Although for under $20k you have to be reasonable. The
second part of the trip we rented a 2012 VW Passat. WOW! It is fun to drive but
did not realize until later it has 5 cylinders.
The plan was to take advantage of the $1,000 rebate in No. Ca. Our plans changed and we returned to So. Ca. without purchasing the car.
What is your explanation for Toyota waiting so long for the 2013 Camry? Any major changes for the 2013?
It seems the $1,000 rebate will be offered in So. Ca. after the current offers expire on 12/3/12. I am interested in your thoughts about this.
The best price in the Bay Area/ Sacramento area was $19,400 + fees.
thanks again for all your great advice and research
#9760 of 10203 Re: SoCal update [zonecar]
Nov 30, 2012 (5:39 pm)
They have the Special Edition SE out right now in Blizzard Pearl. I'm waiting for that color for the Hybrid XLE for 2013 (and crossing my fingers - though I think it will be out, as the XLE will be out in that nicer-than-flat-white color). I can't remember what the Special Edition had on it that the regular SE did not (you might want to check).
Is this a 4 cylinder regular SE? $19,919 should be possible on that one (including destination charge, but adding the other fees). This is according to Consumer Reports, and would be THE outstanding price. This is an excellent time of year to buy (I've always wanted to buy a car in December). I'm not sure they won't offer some rebate after Dec 3rd when their special financing of .9% ends.
By the way, I own a 2002 SE (manual shift, which I preferred), and it has been outstanding. Finally had to put a starter into it at 142,000 miles (the only thing I've done - did it myself, as it was right there at the front and easy to replace). I'm at a mileage where the alternator should go sometime, but everything is running incredibly well and always has. Ridiculously reliable car - and the SE has been fun to drive. I am now hoping to buy an XLE Hybrid any moment, though I want to see what they do to the 2013, if anything. I expect at least a color change... (if not something to be more standard in the radio/stereo department). Most of the upper level radio options are just not necessary, but the 2nd one up from the bottom is good, and I'm wondering if they might make that standard with the competition from the Accord, etc. Toyota is a better can than Honda from my research (for one thing the brakes and rotors they put in their cars don't hold up for the same amount of time).
#9761 of 10203 Re: SE vs. LE and where 2 find a 2012 LE for 18,999$ [coches1]
Nov 30, 2012 (7:09 pm)
No doubt the tsunami and devastation last year are at the crux of the delays. They were several months behind last year due to the catastrophe, and they have apparently made up a month of that this year (but are still behind). This is quite understandable, as that was a MAJOR world problem (I'm surprised they got back on track as quickly as they did; it must be awfully financially as well).
I'm having a difficult time leaving Toyota. I've been looking at the Subaru Outback as a really versatile and beautiful car, but I'm a bit chicken (I prefer a 5 door, more rugged car to a sedan).
The 2012 Camry is apparently still in production in December, but the 2013's will be starting to be produced alongside the 2012's at the same time in December. If I go for one, it will be the Hybrid XLE. In California they offer a 150,000 mile warranty on the battery (80,000 in the rest of the country), and that is excellent. The rest of the car is known to be reliable, so with any worries about batteries eliminated, I'm very tempted to go for the great gas mileage. I rented a Hybrid XLE for a road trip (from Toyota) and it was a great car to drive (even though I personally like a a manual shift car with torque and sport suspension). It is a big step for me to move to an automatic, but I was not at all unhappy with that car.
#9762 of 10203 SE in Florida
Dec 01, 2012 (5:35 am)
SE 4 cyl add power seat, mats, Toyoguard (big ripoff from southeast Toyota) and dealer window tint for $19,500 selling price and $21,000 OTD.
#9763 of 10203 2012 Camry XLE V4 in Elk Grove, CA
Dec 02, 2012 (2:15 am)
Just picked up a Silver 2012 Camry XLE v4 in Elk Grove, CA for $26,700 + fees. There is a $1000 rebate if you pay all cash instead of using Toyota 0% financing for those who can afford it.
Car has just about everything: Nav, Backup camera, Bluetooth, Smart key system, Homelink, leather, heated front seats, and entune system.
I like the look for the Camry. I've been a Honda buyer but this new style is very nice.
Seem like a reasonable deal for me. For those interested, I got a quote for the following as well.
2012 Camry LE Silver V4 = $21,600 + fee
2012 Camry LE Red or White V4 = $19,900 + fee
2012 Camry XLE Silver V6 = $31,700 + fee
#9764 of 10203 Re: 2012 Camry XLE V4 in Elk Grove, CA [sactown]
Dec 02, 2012 (9:50 am)
This is just a pet peeve of mine, but there is no such thing as a "V4". The 4 cylinder engine is an "I4", as in "in-line 4 cylinder." The 6 cylinder engine is a V6, because of the shape of the cylinders - there are 3 on one side, 3 on the other, and they are mounted in a "V" shape, with the bottom of the V the crankshaft. So you have an "I4".
Great car, great choice!!
#9765 of 10203 2012 camry LE - Fairfax VA
Dec 04, 2012 (11:28 am)
My wife just bought a camry LE. Here is my breakdown:
+ TT L
For a Le w/o sunroof, the best price we receive otd is 21,200.
Remember, dont let them talk you into adding freight (790). This charge has already been included on the sticker bottom price.
#9766 of 10203 Re: SE in Florida [meche31]
Dec 04, 2012 (12:32 pm)
thats an unbelievable deal. Does $19,500 include any rebates?
#9767 of 10203 Want to know the price for 2012 Camry SE V4 in TX
Dec 05, 2012 (7:06 am)
Im interested buying 2012 Camry SE V4 in Dallas area. The least quote Im getting from dealer is $22870 + ttl + tax which I see is pricy. The options that they say are powerseats + mat (Nothing else). May I know the dealer & contact if anyone bought for less, I live in Dallas area.
#9768 of 10203 Re: 2012 Camry SE [bendakaya]
Dec 05, 2012 (7:16 am)
Please share the dealer information. I would like to get it for the same price.