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Toyota Avalon, Sedan
#787 of 1539 Re: Avalon Limited Prices in the Atlanta Area [atlavalon]
Dec 29, 2005 (1:26 pm)
Here is a list of the dealers I went thru in the Atlanta area when I leased my Avalon, together with my comments:
Atlanta Toyota - will negotiate price over phone/internet. Competitive price and lease rates. NON EXISTENT customer service & don't care about you once you sign the deal. I won't buy from them again.
Cobb County Toyota - Did not have any Avalons when I was looking. We had an OK (but not great) previous experience leasing my wife's Sienna in 2002. Just make sure that the numbers don't mysteriously change from those quoted by email or phone.
Conyers Toyota - Assume customer is dumb, Advertise a very low selling price on their website but try to write the deal at MSRP and try to confuse with numbers. Don't waste your time.
Sandy Springs Toyota - Did not return calls for quote. Don't have many Avalons on the lot. Good service department. I had a very good purchasing experience in 1998.
Stone Mountain Toyota - EXTREMLEY helpful, will negotiate price over phone/internet. Will not negotiate lease rates. I would suggest talking to the internet dept.
Toyota Mall of Georgia - Competitive price and lease rates, but will not locate a specific car/color. You have to buy what they have in inventory.
Toyota of Roswell - Assume customer is dumb, don't want to deal over phone/internet and don't want to budge off MSRP. Previous purchasing experience was not great and service is terrible. Not worth the time.
Toyota South - Very helpful, competitive pricing, will negotiate over phone/internet. I would suggest talking to them.
If I were in the market for a Toyota again I would probably try to do a deal with either Stone Mountain Toyota or Toyota South.
#788 of 1539 Southeast Toyota Fees
Dec 30, 2005 (1:06 pm)
Just a little FYI.
Toyota dealers in the Southeast (AL,GA,SC,NC,FL) have to pay an additional admin fee on their cars. This fee now varies per car from $380 to $750. This used to be $635 across the board on all cars but now it is based on the price of the car. Dealers do not get this money, it goes to SET, the distributor. As far as pricing on Avalons - $800 over invoice is a good deal on most of the Avalons. Expect to pay $1,300 over or more for a Limited especially the Blizzard Pearl cars as the are very tight in supply right now.
#789 of 1539 Re: Avalon Limited Prices in the Atlanta Area [alan_s]
Dec 31, 2005 (7:32 pm)
Notice you didn't metion World Toyota on Peachtree Industrial & 285, I just put a deposit down on an XL (Blue Mirage Metallic) with 6-disc In-Dash CD Changer, Anti-theft System and Carpet Mats for $25K even, and the service was excellent.
#790 of 1539 Avalon XLS
Jan 02, 2006 (2:01 pm)
Today I took delivery of our 06 Avalon XLS with only the VSC/heated seats option. The price was $30,693 + $159 processing fee (incl. transportation). Extra was taxes and tags for OTD of $31898. Dealer was McGeorge Toyota of Richmond, from whom I purchased an identical 2000 XLS for only $693 less than this 2006. I find this dealer to be straightforward, no hassle, no pressure, responsive and meticulous in detail. I am not a sharp negotiator, and judged their price on several internet quotes. It is no steal, but seems in the ballpark. The only other quote I got was from Brown Toyota in Charlottesville, who quoted a different car, color, and extras that I had not asked for, and who charged extra for pinstriping and mudgaurds that McGeorge threw in for free. McGeorge quoted me $705 for the 7 yr, 75K, 0 deductible extended warranty. Maybe some of you will find this useful. This is a great car.
#791 of 1539 Re: Avalon XLS [blane31]
Jan 04, 2006 (6:40 pm)
I read with interest your purchase of a 06 Avalon XLS. My bottom line price including tax, doc profit was $30,410.95. As follows: Invoice on XLS $27,360.06,del - 635.00, South East Admin fee - 555.00, fuel sc - 21.23, doc fee - 69.00, set up - 29.00,vsc - 872.00, window tint - 150.00, mud guards - 136.40, tax - 229.67. Bottom line price $30,410.95. My car is being purchase in NC. Most dealers will not break out the car as I have. Good luck.
FYI - buying a car out of state can caused you problems if you every have to used the lemon law. Be carefull.
#792 of 1539 Re: Avalon XLS [usaid98]
Jan 04, 2006 (9:17 pm)
Anyone have advice on recent dealings in the Phila, PA area? We're willing to look at reputable dealers in PA/NJ/DE and the NYC and Baltimore areas. We've been shopping around for several weeks now, and the best quote we've had on an '06 XLS (Blue Mirage w/ivory interior, VSC/Heated seats, floor mats, and JBL) is $29,900 plus tax and tags = 31,830. Sticker is 34057.00. We were really looking for the Blizzard White w/ivory, VSC/Heated seats package, and nothing else.
I think the deal quoted above may have died with Toyotathon ending yesterday, but don't know.
#793 of 1539 Re: Avalon XLS [mikamylau]
Jan 04, 2006 (9:19 pm)
......also, any strong feelings one way or another on the '05 vs. '06 Avalon?
#794 of 1539 Re: medic401 [medic401]
Jan 05, 2006 (12:18 am)
Couldnt answer you sooner as the site wouldnt take my message.
I have shopped L.A. My experiences are this:
Keyes, Van Nuys has some nice salesmen. I bought my Camry from them 8 years ago thru the auto club. They told me they would not accept Auto Club for the Avalon.
Miller Toyota in Culver City has about a dozen hungry-looking dudes in front at all times- very predetory looking. didnt even go in.
Santa Monica Toyota has very nice sales people but they are small and dont have many cars in stock. they said it is MSRP only. They will call me if things change.
Marina Del Rey Toyota is in the dark ages. They have nice salesmen who will take you on long test drives, but the Closer is Darth Vader who quoted me $700 a month for a 3 year lease which would buy me a Lexus LS or a BMW.
Cerritos seems to have the most inventory and maybe would give you a price like some of the East Coast dealers have given some Posters. North Hollywood has bad word-of-mouth. Longo sounds like Cerritos-Big and maybe ready to deal.
#796 of 1539 GOOD DEALER IN MARYLAND
Jan 05, 2006 (6:21 pm)
I WOOD RECOMMEND DASCARS IN SILVER SPRING MD. PURCHASE A 04 TOYOTA AVALON FOR 100.00 OVER DEALER COST. THEY HAVE A GOOD WEB SITE. HOPE THIS HELPS.