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#933 of 2208 Re: 06 Corolla S 5-speed MT - Buying Experience [tokash]
Nov 20, 2005 (2:07 pm)
Great story, thanks for sharing it. I just bought the same Corolla, same color and options from Hurlbert Toyota in Stratham, NH. However, I did get the AB - antilock brakes.
I was told the invoice price for the car and options (including the AB) is $16971 and paid $200 over.
I paid $17171 for the car plus $169 in fees for a total of $17340.
Car Price w/options VP, EV, FE, MR, AB, CT: $16,971
OTD price w/ title and admin fees (no sales tax): $17,340
A very quick, painless and positive buying experience from a friendly, knowledgable and helpful saleswoman in a bright cheery new dealership, very near my home.
This is my 4th or 5th Toyota, last one was sold in 1996. I have always loved every Toyota and needed a good commuter car. Looking forward to picking it up tomorrow.
Steve in NH
#934 of 2208 Re: 06 Corolla S 5-speed MT - Buying Experience [nhsteve]
Nov 21, 2005 (3:48 pm)
Glad it helped you. I would have also gladly paid the extra $ for the ABS, but it seems that ABS models are difficult to come by out here in the west and I couldn't wait 4-6 weeks for a custom car. Must be a demographic kind of thing.
#935 of 2208 Re: 06 Corolla S 5-speed MT - Buying Experience [tokash]
Nov 21, 2005 (5:53 pm)
Surprisingly, this was the only model I saw with either ABS or side/curtin air bags. I would have preferred the automatic but the manual will do, much prefer the safety features. Picked it up this afternoon and am happy to be back in a Toyota. My kids love my sports car (lol).
Good luck with yours.
#936 of 2208 Any advice - trying to lease reliable transpotation....
Nov 22, 2005 (11:02 am)
Im trying to help my brother, who is a college student, get a reliable vehicle. I think the lease might be a good fit..low miles, no (limited) maintenance cost, lower payments.
Ive been looking at the Civic, Corolla, pretty much any small car or light pickup. Can anyone tell me where (which vehicle) I am most likely to get the best lease deal on? I realize this is a broad question, but I appreciate any feeback. He is looking at $1000 total out of pocket and $200/month, term length is flexible.
#937 of 2208 Red Corolla 2006 LE bought today
Nov 26, 2005 (7:38 pm)
I have been lurking around a couple days and today i went ahead and took the plunge and negotiated a price of $15,525 before taxes and license fees. the dealer showed me his invoice which was $15,484. so i feel ok about this deal. I don't really know about features, but mine comes with the auto value package, has cruise control, mats that came with it, airbags for driver and passenger, and etc. thought i would post this to help some of you out there who are looking to buy, since this was helpful for me. I bought mine from Toyota of Claremont, located in southern california. They were nice there, not all pressure-y or anything, but i was armed with kelly's blue book print out of prices and a consumer report so they knew i wasn't totally clueless.
#938 of 2208 06 Corolla LE Auto
Nov 27, 2005 (6:25 am)
Just purchased in Central Alantic region
2006 Corolla LE
CK--All weather guard
Carpeted floor mats
$14797 + $198 processing + T&T
#939 of 2208 Good Deal on 06 Corolla S?
Nov 28, 2005 (3:10 am)
I went to my local dealer the other day and test drove the 2006 Corolla S. They gave me an offer of 17484. That does not include tax, tags, DOC (what is that? Delivery Charge?). It has a 6cd changer in th dash, Auto, moonroof, ABS, power pkg, ground effects, spoiler. The sticker said 18887 and I said I was a AAA member they offered me 17484.
She also said that because of the way moonroof and the way the S is made I could not get all the airbags I wanted. Is this correct?
Might go to another dealer to see what they offer.
#940 of 2208 Re: Good Deal on 06 Corolla S? [michaelo]
Nov 28, 2005 (11:35 am)
DOC is document fees. Toyota is good for that. I hate paying $200-300 for document processing (just a way for them to make more money). I usually try to negotiate the cost down some, so that the fee doesn't seem so bad in my out the door price.
You might want to get a second opinion on the airbags question. I recently purchased a toyota matrix with side curtain airbags and a moonroof. I see no reason why they couldn't do the same on the corolla S. I DO KNOW that toyota corollas and matrix with side airbags are hard to come by. I waited six months for my matrix. It is possible that they are trying to make a sale and don't want to wait to make it for a side airbag car to become available. Again, ask around different dealerships first.
#941 of 2208 Re: Good Deal on 06 Corolla S? [michaelo]
Nov 28, 2005 (5:53 pm)
The price is not bad... they are wrong on the side aribags. I just bought mone before Thanksgiving with lots of features including side airbags and ABS... look for my post a few days back in this column for details. I do understand that side airbags are hard to come by in the COrolla. I only found this one and bought it right away, hence the manual tranny.Good luck.
#942 of 2208 Is the price of my 2006 Corolla CE reasonable?
Nov 29, 2005 (9:00 pm)
Get a quote from dealer for the 2006 Corolla CE Automatic + power package + floor mats = $14999+Title/TAX. Is it acceptable or still have space to negotiate? Could you please give me some idea? Thanks a lot.