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Toyota Matrix, Hatchback, Wagon
#95 of 240 2005 Matrix XR -- Portland, OR
Aug 18, 2005 (5:10 pm)
I sincerely thank you for all your posts and such. I can't say enough good things about you and about this web site. It was a fabulous help in this car buying process.
We just picked up a 2005 Matrix XR with FE, BE, CK, EV, AB, QP, and Z1 through the internet department at Gresham Toyota. We paid $18,704 OTD (about $150 less than TMV from edmunds.com), including TT&L (no sales tax in Oregon!!) It seems that Toyota only includes Side and Curtain airbags with the QP (Extra Value Package #2), so we also got the moonroof ... it's a nice extra in a great car. We could have done better if there had been any rebates in our area, but I'm happy with the deal we got.
We could not find the car locally in the color we wanted, but our salesperson worked hard to find an "A Trade" for us. That's an electronic swap in inventory (sometimes before the car is even built) that won't cost you the $250 or so "finder's fee," which is ridiculous.
The car drives great and we just love it. No regrets here, at all, with our Matrix.
We did, however, find some dealers that were not honoring the $800 MSRP discount on the Extra Value Package #2. One salesman in Salem told me flat out that I was lying to him about it, so I just went elsewhere. I knew I'd be walking out when he said, "There is no way you know what we paid for this car!" I responded that it's public information on the web, then left. We found much better deals in the big city (Portland) than we did in the surrounding smaller towns with Toyota dealerships.
The bottom line is don't go into that dealership without your TMV report and your own financing. We secured financing through Capitol One/Costco at a great interest rate. They told me that Toyota Financial couldn't beat it until the Finance Director at the dealership decided last minute to beat it by 0.25%. So, get the best deal on financing you can on your own and don't talk financing unless they show you a better deal.
#96 of 240 Prices paying for 2006 XR
Sep 08, 2005 (3:28 am)
I am getting a 2006 XR for $500 over invoice. In My Area,( Northeast) There are very few 2006's on the lots and as soon as they come in they are gone. I tried three dealers and only two would deal.
Was wondering what kind of prices you guys have paid and are paying.
Mine has a sticker of $19280 and I got them down to $18181.
That is under the Edmunds TMV Price but higher than I would normally like to pay.
Lets here from ya.
#97 of 240 Re: Matrix price [gman007md]
Sep 08, 2005 (1:37 pm)
Wow, was that $14,900 out the door?
#98 of 240 2006 XR 2WD Auto Price
Sep 15, 2005 (5:53 pm)
I received a quote for a 2006 XR 2WD Auto with ABS, Extra Value Package #1, All Weather Guard and Mats for $17,000 + 290 Dealer Fee + Tax. TMV was $17,652 and Cars Direct target price was $17,160. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
#99 of 240 Re: 2006 XR 2WD Auto Price [matrixb]
Sep 15, 2005 (8:05 pm)
I BOUGHT MY 2005 XR IN JULY 2004 FULLY LOADED FROM CARS DIRECT.COM AND THOUGHT I GOT A REALLY GOOD PRICE. ALSO WHAT A GOOD WAY TO BUY A CAR. ALL DONE ON LINE.... JUST WENT AND PICKED IT UP.
#100 of 240 06 XR auto price
Sep 16, 2005 (4:40 am)
I'd see about getting rid of that dealer fee. Or at least reducing it. Carsdirect price most often INCLUDES the dealer advertising allowance. So anything they're getting on top of that is extra.
It's OK to pay title/tags/doc fee of $75-150 (depending on your area), but $290 is a little much.
Tell them to do it for $17160+tax.
#101 of 240 Re: Prices paying for 2006 XR [shadowmica]
Sep 18, 2005 (6:31 pm)
We are getting an XR 2006 2WD with Package 2 for 18241...Please let us know if you get it for any better price.
#102 of 240 Re: Prices paying for 2006 XR [vknortheast1]
Sep 27, 2005 (12:41 pm)
Me too one of the dealer offering me XR 2006 2WD with Package 2 for which is $100 above their invoice which is 18278 plus tax.tag. otd price would be 20000
any better price.
#103 of 240 Matrix prices in Texas
Oct 17, 2005 (7:57 am)
I just bought a 2006 Matrix XR with Extra Value Package 2 and Mats. MSRP was $18,202. I live in Corpus Christi and queried all of the dealers in Dallas/FtWorth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and of course Corpus. Almost all of the dealers would not budge off of MSRP. Only a few would even give $200 - $300 internet discount. Champion Toyota of Austin offered $16,973 price and I went with them.
TTL put it up to $18,253... their document fee was $50. This was an awesome buying experience. They do a very high volume and the place was very crowded with people picking up their cars. I highly recommend them! Also, they did not require a deposit......
After I had already made the deal with Champion in Austin and was waiting a couple of days to pick it up, Cavender Toyota in San Antonio offered me the exact same selling price. Don't know how they are about document fees.
It's very funny that Champion Toyota of Corpus Christi were total jerks about the MSRP price since it's one big corporation. The guy there had the nerve to tell me that they HAD to stick with MSRP because they are selling every car before they get it and they just can't get enough cars.... yeah yeah yeah....
Anyway, Go Champion, As long as you go to Austin!!!!
#104 of 240 Re: Matrix prices in Texas [mudlump]
Oct 17, 2005 (1:25 pm)
I live in Austin, so thanks for the information!