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Toyota Corolla, Car Buying, Sedan
#800 of 2208 Corolla CE
Sep 03, 2005 (4:44 pm)
I actually am a Lexus LS400 owner that was on his way to the Lexus dealer today to get another car to replace my aged 1992. I decided to stop by at the Toyota dealer that is next door (Owned by the same people). I saw a little car in the corner and asked the salesman to let me drive it.. What a great car! I leased it on the spot!
I ended up getting a CE listed at $15570. The deal was $230 Mo including all taxes and gap, plus $750 down. (Agreed price was $14520) I also paid an additional $232 for new plates, runner's fee, tax on the deposit and dealer fees. It's an 2006 so I'll have to wait a few days before I can get it. This is the first time in a long time I've been so excited to get a car! The dealer is Toyota of Watertown in MA.
#801 of 2208 JUST BOUGHT 2006 COROLLA S
Sep 05, 2005 (11:23 am)
Here is the following information that may help others:
Purchased a new 2006 Toyota Corolla S
Extra Value Package
Price paid: $16,838
Price out the door: $18,071 includes all taxes, fees, etc.
Where? Libertyville Toyota, Illinois
Only had 3 on the entire lot and this car is a very hot seller right now because of the high price for gasoline. Salesman told me the average time a new Corolla stays on the lot is 48 hours. By far their best seller, and the reason why you will not see any kind of rebate on this vehicle right now. Very happy with the purchase and sales staff. Would do business again.
#802 of 2208 206 toyota pricing on long island ny
Sep 07, 2005 (8:45 am)
I received a price of $16,900 on a 2006 LE with ABS, Side airbags, cruise control,all weather guard package . This does not include tax. Is this in the ballpark?
#803 of 2208 Re: 206 toyota pricing on long island ny [dhfran]
Sep 07, 2005 (1:08 pm)
Ordered 06 LE with Anti Lock brakes, rear spoiler, JBL sound, mude guards, mats, Dim rear view mirror, cruise control for $17,029.00 before taxes and dealer fee ( $499.00 here in Florida ). Once it arrives, I'll try to get it down a bit more, but I think you are in the ball park with your 06.
I did not get the side air bags or all weather guard or fancy wheels either
Sep 09, 2005 (1:12 pm)
Tomorrow i pick up the 2003 corolla le i put a down payment on the other day. I checked out other cars but fell i love with the corolla le., i liked the ce, too, but with little children i wanted power windows that i could lock (little hands love rolling windows down!), so anyway, i didn't really haggle as well as i could have b/c i love the car, i can't afford brand new LE, could afford brand new CE, but like i said, i want an LE, so we are going for the 2003 model with 38,000 miles on it. The sticker price was 16,999, but we got it for 13,300, plus i put 2000 down and 500 for my sentra trade in, so our out the door price was about 11,800 (including PA tax, tags, etc). The car has cruise, and is a certified preowned with one previous owner. Edmunds lists it worth about 13500, just checking to see if this is the usual going rate for a 2003 LE? I was willing to take whatever they threw at me b/c i loved it too much, and b/c they had about 15 on their lot 2 weeks ago and now they have only 2, they said that with the gas shortage it's getting to be more competitve buying a fuel efficient car...i'm happy with my buy regardless, at least i didn't pay that outrageous sticker price! Can't wait to pick it up tomorrow and call it mine!!
#805 of 2208 Re: 2003 LE [corolla4kiki]
Sep 09, 2005 (2:19 pm)
You are paying about $4,000 less than my brand new 06 Corolla LE, anti lock brakes, Dim rear view mirrors, JBL system, Floor mats, Real spoiler, cruise control, and Anti-theft system. Thought it should be less for the 03 model with 38,000 miles.... Just thinking out loud..... Good luck
Sep 10, 2005 (10:55 pm)
Not to stir up more controversy, but I need some advice on waiting for 06 Civic prices to come domn versus buying a Corolla LE. I posted this today in a couple of forums.
(posted at Edmunds and TOV) Hope this information is helpful…
My wife and I test drove a silver, automatic 06 EX sedan in San Diego today at about 2pm. The dealer we’ve been speaking to was nice enough to call to set up a test drive after the exact model we put a small down payment on came in early. These models were built in Japan, instead of the US. There were several at the dealer we went to, and supposedly some at another dealer further south. No sedan brochures out, but I was able to get the coupe/si one a few days ago.
Driving Impressions: Overall, an excellent car. A lot of this is subjective, but I am guessing the car will be well received after people start seeing more of them. It seemed “Substantial” in person in terms of aesthetics, but compact overall. It is very aerodynamic, even on the inside. The body is somewhat Prius-like from some angles. The dash appeared huge, as did the digital odometer display. No flickering, no sunlight wash-out, just nice. The alloy wheels looked beautiful, and quite large. It was spacious inside, but not much more so than the 05 Corolla or Civic. Storage and armrest comfort appeared great, and the steering wheel position was much better than the Corolla. Trunk is smaller than the Corolla, but the rear seats fold more flatly. The Ipod aux jack seemed well placed, but I couldn’t figure out what kind of cord it would be mated with (not a “Y” cord).
The drive was refined, and pick-up seemed at least adequate. Road and engine noise was expectedly noticeable, but improved compared to the last Civic. We did not clock any freeway time, but got to drive it at about 55mph (forgot to look at the ‘cruising’ tach reading). All controls and instruments worked well. I would have liked to have seen the interior at night, but even a brief glimpse of it in a well shaded area evoked a “wow, cool”. The engine compartment is tiny. Our salesman seemed genuinely enthusiastic about the car and its features, and was not aggressive. By the end of the test drive and other snooping around, we both agreed that this model/color was likely to be our next car… but when?
Well, not too soon it appears. We knew they were going to be asking MSRP, and the previously posted prices ($19,060 plus $550 destination charge) were spot on. We asked for $18,500 and the dealer did not move one cent, admitting that the next test drive appointment was likely to buy the car today if we didn’t. We were prepared for this, and ended up asking them to call us later if some compromise could be made. This was, of course, predictable.
The thing is, we really liked the car, but that price doesn’t seem fair when looking at similarly equipped competition, and especially in considering that the novelty of “being the first one on the block” wears off pretty quickly. Not to mention the risk of reliability issues in buying a first year model after the redesign, and the lack of published crash safety results (although they should be good). Yet another bummer is the higher APRs offered by both the dealer and our credit union. 2.9 for a Corolla, 5.9 for the Civic.
This is not to say that the price was obscene, just a little out of range for the moment. We expect other buyers will be reasonable, and that prices will drop by or near the end of the year. Any advice or input on how to get closer to invoice would be greatly appreciated, and we hope this information is helpful. Thanks, and good luck!
Sep 11, 2005 (7:30 am)
Hi. Thanks for your reply...i would've liked a brand new car, but $17k was out of our price range right now (i'm a stay at home mom finishing college), so we're on one income and could only afford a certain amount, and couldn't go over it. We looked everywhere for used 2003+ Corolla LE's and there were only two in our 50 mile radius, and then there was one, and we grabbed it before it was gone, every other used Corolla in our year range was CE's or S's. Seems the LE owners don't want to give them up. I mean, it is a nice car and feels new, they are right when they call it a "baby lexus", it did come with all the extra options except moonroof, abs, and side airbags. I was glad to pay the tmv for it and no more, i would've liked about a thousand less, but i'm happy overall with the buy considering it was the only one in our area and had everything i wanted (although a moonroof or sunroof would've been nice!). In a few years when another baby comes along, we'll be trading in our Jeep for a Sienna, so we'll see how that goes, maybe we could at the same time trade in this car and get a newer model w/ moonroof, i know dealers like Toyota loyal 2 car families. Anyway, thanks for the input!!
#808 of 2208 RE: 2005 Corolla CE Price
Sep 11, 2005 (4:21 pm)
Looking to purchase a 2005 Corolla CE from dealer stock as its year end clearance time. Can anyone share their recent purchase price from a Michigan Toyota dealer (or other Midwest Toyota dealer) for this model? Want the standard CE model with Weather Guard package. Will also consider an LE model depending on how good the deal is.
Thanks to all
#809 of 2208 At a dealership
Sep 11, 2005 (9:11 pm)
Hi everyone, its been a long time since i have had to buy a car. I have had my civic CRX for the last 16 years, 235k miles on it and its time to look for a new car, (the CRX is getting tired or i am tired of It) anyway I was at Toyota looking at the Corolla CE, sticker was i think 15,900.00 and i got them to agree to zero money down, No down payment All tax tag title and whatever else they would charge out the door for $270.00 a month for 72 month term. Is that a good deal? I am asking if figure that the tax is just about 1k and everything else must me about 500.00 so i think the total finance price would be just over 16k that would mean i am getting the car for 14.5k i am thinking, Toyota guy said he is losing 1100.00 dollars on the deal. i dont know. but anybody have any thoughts?? Oh yea the Ce had power door locks, and cruise, with a cd player, that i can remember. it drove very nice and in Florida there are not many new 05 on the lots this is one of the last ones. what do you think.