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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#9869 of 10005 Re: 2012 Toyota Camry LE-is this a good deal? [mm_sofla]
Feb 10, 2013 (2:38 pm)
I bought a new 2012 Camry SE with NAV and Power Driver Seats (and mats) for 22,313 plus tax and lic in Northern California. I took the 0% financing too, instead of an additional 1K rebate.
When factoring in the SE added value plus Navigation my personal opinion is that your LE offer could be better.
I know that COSTCO has a auto purchase program that has competitive prices. If you are a member I would recommend checking into that as an option.
#9870 of 10005 Re: 2012 Toyota Camry LE-is this a good deal? [misterve]
Feb 10, 2013 (2:57 pm)
Thank you, mistserv. Sounds like you got a great deal in CA!
The offer I have includes the 1k rebate, so if I want the 0% financing it would be 1K more....
#9871 of 10005 blind spot monitor availability?
Feb 12, 2013 (5:50 pm)
Does any one know if blind spot monitor is available on 4 cylinder? I assume it is not on the LE. Is this option easily found on SE or Xle, or is it rare to find?
#9872 of 10005 Great buying experience
Feb 14, 2013 (7:23 pm)
$19,179 for new 2012 Camry LE with power seats and floor and trunk mats. No dealer fees or hidden or surprise fees. A great buying experience in Georgia. Just had to pay the sales price and tag, title and sales tax.
#9873 of 10005 Buying 2012 camry tomorrow
Feb 15, 2013 (8:34 pm)
Just stumbled on this site and it seems as though my deal is not as good as I thought. I'm in Pa and my out the door price is $25741 for an Se 4 cylinder with leather package, convenience package and nav package and the dealer is installing auto starter. Any input would be greatly appreciated as the last 2 cars I have purchased seemed to have been mistakes and I overpaid.
I was going to go negotiate tomorrow to close the deal.
#9874 of 10005 Re: Buying 2012 camry tomorrow [tureal]
Feb 15, 2013 (8:41 pm)
Need many more details on your deal (msrp, sell price, tax rate) to give you guidance. I suggest leasing the 2012 as TFS has crazy low lease terms right now. Plus there is 625 + 500 lease bonus cash til 2/19...
#9875 of 10005 Re: Buying 2012 camry tomorrow [pegasus17]
Feb 15, 2013 (9:05 pm)
Can't lease as I'll be putting 20k + on the car a year. msrp was 28,900 without autostart. I only discussed what I'd be paying in the end which includes all taxes and fees. The dealership is Scranton pa. The tax rate is 6 percent.
Thank you for your help
#9876 of 10005 Re: Buying 2012 camry tomorrow [tureal]
Feb 15, 2013 (9:03 pm)
That's not an intelligent way to buy a car today...
#9877 of 10005 Re: Buying 2012 camry tomorrow [pegasus17]
Feb 15, 2013 (9:08 pm)
Please inform me on the intelligent way then as I dont want to make a mistake again. Idk if you can pm as I don't want to hijack the post.
#9878 of 10005 Re: Buying 2012 camry tomorrow [tureal]
Feb 15, 2013 (9:16 pm)
Join Consumer Reports online (the part for new car prices). Low monthly fee - you can unjoin when you buy your car - well worth it!!! You have to log in with your login and password in order to access their special prices. It gives you the wholesale and retail price of EVERY option and package and the dealer holdback and incredible information. When you've selected your car with the options you want, you can ask for a certificate (the system will send you up to three and you are guaranteed a certain dollars savings. In my case I just saved $3,374 on a Subaru Outback Limited with only the options that I want (I own a Camry SE, which was incredibly reliable for the 200,000+ miles/10 yrs that I had it, but I want the rugged, dark windowed, large rubber rugged hatch area car for the next few years). Anyway, Consumer Reports was an incredible find for me, and it is this specific online service where you can look up the prices of - everything! - AND get a guaranteed certificate for savings. The trick is finding a car with only the options that you want. If you find a car on a lot where you want to know what you can get it for, put in the zip code of the dealership (instead of your home, which takes you to many dealerships) and select only those options, and the system will send you a guaranteed savings certificate for that car loaded in that particular way. That totally eliminates any potential game playing coming from claiming that the car you have a certificate for has different options than the car you're looking at, and thus the price is X. Make sure the dealership does not try to add the destination price in again at the end (it is included in the MSRP and invoice prices). I had terrible luck with Toyota dealers this time (as much as I love Toyota). I was GOING to buy a Camry XLE Hybrid, and after shopping a 250 radius in CA and finding lies after outright lies, I went with the Outback. The Subaru dealers are down to earth like their cars - at least more so. I'm reporting a couple of Toyota dealerships to the Better Business Bureau the moment I find the energy to do that (it was just a couple of weeks ago that I gave up on Toyota - but it is partly because I really want that rugged, outdoorsy hatch and versatility for awhile. The Highlander is very nice but it is too dressy for the purpose, so I'm going to take a chance here with a company who seems to have earned my business (though I'll probably come back to Toyota after I have my fling).