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Toyota Corolla, Car Buying, Sedan
#482 of 2208 Price for used 2004 corrolla in MA?
Oct 03, 2004 (7:39 am)
I'm near Boston. Looked at some 2004 Corolla LE's at a Toyota dealership yesterday, one with mileage less than 11,000.
Their sticker price was about $15,950. That's more than people are paying for 2005 Corollas. I'm trying to figure out what I should be willing to pay for this car -- any suggestions?
(I wish I could find one with ABS and 5 speed manual, but haven't been able to yet).
#483 of 2208 Re: Price for used 2004 corrolla in MA? [sqisme]
Oct 03, 2004 (10:44 am)
The Toyota dealer I went to said the certified used car lot is for suckers who think they can buy a slightly used car for a good price - and don't do their research. You'll find dealer used car prices consistently priced above new car prices.
I've not tried, but I wonder how much haggling you can do on the used cars.
#484 of 2208 Re: Price for used 2004 corrolla in MA? [cooljw]
Oct 03, 2004 (3:48 pm)
I tried haggling. He went down from sticker ($15950) to $13,960. Still not low enough for me to buy a car that I really wasn't crazy about, when I could get pretty much the exact car I wanted, new, for 15-20% more.
#485 of 2208 Re: Price for used 2004 corrolla in MA? [sqisme]
Oct 03, 2004 (5:33 pm)
I know how you feel about the prices of recent model used cars. Supposedly, the minute you drive the car off the lot it depreciates a lot. Well why don't the salespeople price that way??
I also find no sense in buying a 2004 when it is not much cheaper than a 2005.
#486 of 2208 Re: Pittsburgh,PA Corolla LE Auto [prism3]
Oct 04, 2004 (1:12 pm)
The only options I have on my Corolla LE are all weather package, floor mats, engine immobilizer,and audio value package which includes cruise control came standard with all the LE's from my dealership. I didn't get the ABS because it only came packaged with leather interior,moonroof,and side air bags and was way out of my budget. The only option that I purchased al la carte was the Indentity security system. It prevents the engine from starting even if someone does have your master key they must also have the indentity key fob. The indentity key fob is automatically detected by your car as you approach it and enables the start up of your vehicle.
Hope this helps
#487 of 2208 Does anyone order ConsumerReports Wholesale $$
Oct 04, 2004 (9:07 pm)
I'm in NY and have a hold for a 2005 Toyota Corolla LE with
-All Weather Guard
-VV Audio Value PKG
for $15,700 to be completed in two days.
I was very happy with this but now see that Consumer Reports offers a 'Wholesale Report price'.
Should I get the report hoping to get it lower or is my deal good. I've been reading the forum while pricing my car and really thought it was great....If I see the report, I know I'll feel lousy...
Answer asap since it's almost a done deal...Thanks
What should I do???
#488 of 2208 2002 Corolla S 5 spd Price
Oct 05, 2004 (9:31 am)
Can some of you Corolla experts give me some guidance? Helping my daughter shop for a car and she really likes a 2002 Corolla S we saw at a Toyota dealer in CT. Has 36,500 miles and they want $12,995. It's a 5 spd, sun roof, a/c, pwr windows, alloy wheels, gold lettering (for whatever that's worth), CD, dual air bags, cruise. Comes with remainder of 6 yr/100,000 power train warranty. Dealer isn't willing to budge. Kelly BB tells me it should be about $11,700. Which price is more realistic, dealer or KBB? Please advice. Thanks.
#489 of 2208 Re: Does anyone order ConsumerReports Wholesale $$ [macedon]
Oct 06, 2004 (11:24 am)
Carsdirect says the Invoice Price on that car is $16,107 ($17,607 MSRP). So $15,700 is $400 under invoice, which is a GOOD deal (including holdback, the dealer will still lose about $50 on the deal). Is the dealer still offering the $500 rebate from Toyota? (supposed to have expired 10/4, but may be continued). If so, that will bring the price to $900 under invoice, which is a GREAT deal. Never tried the ConsumerReports thing, but I don't think it's very valuable. Just use the invoice pricing - holdback as a benchmark. There are no dealer incentives at this time that I'm aware of.
#490 of 2208 Re: Does anyone order ConsumerReports Wholesale $$ [macedon]
Oct 06, 2004 (11:54 am)
I'm shopping the same car in NY. This looks like a good price. The dealers I've spoken with so far are quoting 400-500 above invoice. Your price is about 250 below invoice.
What dealer is it?
#491 of 2208 Re: 2002 Corolla S 5 spd Price [jecasaz]
Oct 06, 2004 (6:07 pm)
Post the car info in the Real-World Trade-In Values topic and see if Terry or one of the other guys can give you a good estimate on the price.