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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#477 of 1560 Re: Good price on 2005 XLS [mstem]
Aug 06, 2005 (7:50 am)
The source of the comment that only 1.5% of Avalon's are Silver Pine Mica was the sales manager at Richmond (IN) Toyota, if I remember correctly. It was definitely one of the people (6!) that we dealt with as we were picking up the vehicle last night. I agree that makes the Silver Pine more desirable. We bought a dark green Chrysler minivan (1994 model) and it turned out that must have been everyone's favorite color that model year! We always saw ourselves coming and going. LOL.
The light green one we saw was beautiful -- my husband considered upgrading to the limited just because of the color, but we already had financing arranged and didn't want to spend more $$.
The sales manager said the best selling colors in this part of the country are silver, blizzard pearl and black. So, we may see ourselves coming and going again!
We were not even aware of the Avalons before we went to a Toyota dealer to check on buying a used Camry last weekend. So we became quick converts. I'm tall (5'10") and getting in and out of vehicles without bumping my head is always a challenge. Not so with the Avalon. Plus, for the first time, I have adequate leg room in the front and back.
We've always purchased either Buicks or Chrysler cars until May when we bought a used 2001 Camry for our 17 year old 6'4" son, mainly for safety reasons. So when the AC went out on our 1994 Chrysler Town and Country (175,000 miles), and we learned it needs rack/pinion repairs, we went shopping for another used Camry. Advice -- if you go shopping for a used Camry, do NOT sit in the back seat of a 2005 Avalon in the dealer's showroom. LOL!
mstern -- I think you will be very happy with the Silver Pine. It really stood out in the dealer's lot! Please post when you take delivery.
#478 of 1560 good deals in north New Jersey?
Aug 06, 2005 (8:32 pm)
I live in Princeton, NJ and have been shopping for a 2005 Avalon Limited with NAV, VSC and Laser Cruise control. The best deal I got so far is from Lawrence Toyota --- 1500 over invoice plus tax and fees. Does anybody know where I can get a 500 over invoice offer? Any dealer within the 100~200 miles radius is acceptable to me. BTW, does anyone know how the Costco Auto program work in New Jersey?
thanks a lot
#479 of 1560 Looking For Deal
Aug 07, 2005 (7:08 pm)
I live in the Memphis, TN area and have been looking for deal. I want to order a 2006 Avalon Limited w/o NAV, w/VSC and Laser Cruise control. I am willing to travel up to 300 miles. Anybody know where I can get a reasonable deal? All offers so far are for MSRP.
Thanks for your help!
#480 of 1560 Sticker on Window?
Aug 08, 2005 (2:21 am)
I would like to know if the sticker and the numbers on the sticker on the new cars' windows made by the manufacturer or by the car dealer? Also, would the numbers, such as the dealers cost or the suggest retail price by the manufacture, I find at Edmunds is identical as the sticker on the new car window? Thanks, Mack
#481 of 1560 Re: Sticker on Window? [lazarous]
Aug 08, 2005 (2:57 am)
The numbers on the sticker are from the manufacturer. Sometimes dealers will put an addendum sticker on for any options they have added, i.e., pinstripes, special wheels, etc. Sometimes they add an addendum just for MSRP mark up on limited availability items. Saw this in CA when the Miata first came out and also when the new Ford Thunderbird hit a few years ago.
Sometimes Edmunds is not up to date on manufacturer price increases so the two numbers may vary. Also, and I'm sure you won't find it in this case, sometimes the window sticker are actually less due to old inventory being on dealers lots after factory increases.
#482 of 1560 Re: Good price on 2005 XLS [allson]
Aug 08, 2005 (5:34 am)
Just did a quick review of what color of 2006 LTD’s are due into the Southeast region in the near future and here is the color breakdown by percentages:
20% Titanium Pearl
20% Blizzard Pearl
11% Phantom Gray Pearl
9% Blue Mirage Metallic
8% Silver Pine Mica
7% Desert Sand Mica
4% Cassis Pearl
3% Indigo Ink Pearl
#483 of 1560 Re: good deals in north New Jersey? [njh1]
Aug 08, 2005 (5:46 am)
You might want to give Lees Toyota in Jamaica, New York a call if it is not too far for you. Ask to talk to their internet manager and explain that you are reading the Edmunds Forums about pricing. They had quoted me a price about 200 UNDER invoice back in June for a loaded Limited they had on order. I asked him if this was out-the-door pricing and he said yes. No doc fee's, ad fee's, etc...and as we are from Michigan, no New York taxes or other fee's. Unfortunately I hesitated, and the car was sold....but then he came right back with the same offer on another Limited but it was not my preferred color. We ended up with a GREAT deal on our car in Hutchinson, Kansas and I much preferred to drive home through the corn fields of Kansas rather than a white knuckle drive through Queens, Hell's Kitchen, Lincoln Tunnel, etc....
BTW: Several people have posted about the Costco Auto program, and while it seems to be a "no haggle" way to buy a car, I personally think you can do better if you do your homework.
Hope this helps.
#484 of 1560 Re: Looking For Deal [tjs6]
Aug 09, 2005 (9:38 am)
My 06 LTD, no NAV, with VSC and Laser, PLUS Carpet mats was $33,738 plus tax, just outside of Chicago.
#485 of 1560 Re: You should be able to find any Avy, Here....... [dmorcos]
Aug 09, 2005 (1:07 pm)
And you've been working at this dealership how long?
#486 of 1560 Re: Good price on 2005 XLS [buck11]
Aug 09, 2005 (5:07 pm)
It would be interesting to see how the Midwest numbers match up against these Southeast numbers. Based upon what the sales manager told me at our dealership, I would think the Titanium, Blizzard and Black numbers here would be higher. I'm surprised Black is at 18% for the Southeast.