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Toyota Camry Solara, Coupe, Convertible
#260 of 309 Re: Price for 2008 Convertable Sport [sceptre75]
Feb 11, 2009 (7:56 am)
From the numbers I have been seeing, that's a pretty good price. Appears to be nearly $2500 less than invoice when you consider the adv add-on. The market on Solaras seems really strange. Some dealers beg you to buy, others don't really seem to care and are willing to let 'em sit on the lot. Strange. Any others have recent pricing experiences?
#261 of 309 Re: 2008 Solara SE price [buppers]
Feb 13, 2009 (12:23 pm)
Just got a call from Toyota sales. It seems the 08 Solara SE coupe has been reduced further to $18800. It's getting better........
#262 of 309 Re: 2008 Solara SE price [crazedcommuter]
Feb 24, 2009 (5:01 am)
I took delivery of the 2008 Solara SE yesterday. Sticker was $22951. Price was $18750 including the $1000 rebate plus tax. Options are: moonroof, VIP alarm system, cargo net, stainless steel door sill enhancements, wheel locks, and a $29 pack of bandaids called a first aid kit. I also traded in the trusty 1997 Astro van with 105k miles for $2000.
#263 of 309 Re: 2008 Solara SE price [crazedcommuter]
Feb 24, 2009 (9:10 am)
Congratulations! Looks like you got a great deal on a great car. Good job!
#264 of 309 Re: 2008 Solara SE price [buppers]
Mar 01, 2009 (4:20 pm)
Thank you. I m pleased with the car. The day after I picked it up I had to go on the road and I drove it to the airport and left it there all week. I inspected it fully on my return and was relieved that there were no door dings. It was such a pleasure driving the hour home in the Solara. Comfortable ride, smooth driving reflexes and the other attributes make this car a winner.
BTW, I decided to forgo the $119 Solara carpeted floor mats for a set of $30 all weather w/carpet insert Michelin mats from Sears. They fit and look perfect and saved me $90. .
Mar 05, 2009 (7:06 am)
We just picked up a "certified pre-owned"2007 convertible "Sport" about 3 weeks ago and have been thoroughly enjoying the drive and the constant looks that we get while we're out. This is my wife's car since we gave our daughter her old 2000 Accord.
I've been pleased overall, but I'm disappointed in some of the features, or the lack-there-of, on Toyota's part. First off, the controls for the top, the "all down" window feature, and the headlight leveling adjustment are not visible while sitting in the driver's seat due to being blocked by the steering wheel. (bad layout design.. They should've place the cross supports at the 4 & 7 o'clock positions instead of 3 & 9 o'clock) and to go along with that, except for the headlight adjustment, they are not illuminated. Why backlight something that can't even be seen and not backlight something that can be (or just barely)? Go figure!
Visibility is very limited which leads me to wonder why the back seat headrests are not removable or at least foldable out of the way. Another Toyota miss. Basic sound system is very lacking. Hopefully the Bose system that's available in the SLE is much better. We haven't had the opportunity test out the rain-proofness since we haven't had a rain here in North Texas, but I will post as soon as those results are available.
It's pretty comfortable for the most part, but I'm planning to replace the manual driver's seat with the 8 way power one as soon as possible. We just need the extra adjustments, that the power seat provides, for a better fit for us.
We got a great deal, $16800 with under 30000 miles on it and 6.5% financing through Toyota Motor Credit with Zero down. Not too bad. We were convinced to get the MPP extended warranty, since they figure it into the payment, but after doing a little research and reading the back of the contract, determined that it's not a very good deal at $1800. What they call "bumper to bumper" doesn't even cover the bumpers or any of the other things that could go wrong over time. (seals, the convertible top, water leaks, body frame, etc...) We have 30 days to cancel and get a refund and will exercise that option.
Anyway, its a great car even given it's little flaws and nuisances. I hate to see them phasing this model out, before making further refinements. I think that they have a great looking convertible that just needs some improvement based on consumer input.
"Forever the Optimist"
#266 of 309 2008 SLE v6 Coupe Price ?
Jun 04, 2009 (5:27 am)
I am interested in purchasing a NEW 2008 SLEv6 coupe.
If the MSRP on a particular vehicle is, let's say, $30k, what should I expect to pay for it? I'm very confused about this.
Also, how much of a difference does it make to negotiate with the dealer that HAS the vehicle I want on his lot, versus negotiating with the dealer that I really WANT to buy from? The dealer that I really want to purchase from doesn't have the vehicle/options I really want.
I already asked my (preferred) dealer for a price, but it looks like he's only coming down about $2.3k from MSRP. Judging from what I'm reading in this forum, it seems that some people are able to actually negotiate a price very close to or even BELOW dealer cost !
#267 of 309 Re: 2008 SLE v6 Coupe Price ? [solaraman2003]
Jun 06, 2009 (5:24 pm)
I bought an '08 SLE V6 Coupe in March for $4500 under MSRP and over $2100 under invoice. Seems to me the deals should be getting better on this car, not worse. I would think the dealer who actually has the vehicle is going to more motivated to give you a great deal. You can always go to your preferred dealer for service. Also, once you get a price from the other dealer, you can give your preferred dealer the option to do better or match. There aren't a lot of buyers for any cars right now and certainly not a lot willing to pony up for an '08. You should be in the "driver's seat" on this deal! Once they figure out you are a serious buyer who knows the numbers, the deal should improve significantly.
#268 of 309 Re: 2008 SLE v6 Coupe Price ? [buppers]
Jun 09, 2009 (9:18 am)
What exactly did you pay for it, and what options did you get?
#269 of 309 Re: 2008 SLE v6 Coupe Price ? [solaraman2003]
Jun 11, 2009 (1:42 pm)
SLE V6 Coupe, VSC, mats. MSRP 28414.
Paid under 24000 incl rebate.
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