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Toyota Camry, Hybrid Cars
#164 of 3214 Re: Glad to have more hp and gears [roberts5]
Feb 15, 2006 (9:33 am)
"The new 2007 Camry is a great improvement with Avalon's V6 (268 hp) and a six speed auto. Being several hundred pounds lighter than the Avalon and having an extra gear, why isn't the Camry even faster than the Avalon and get even better mileage? Hopefully with a sixth gear it has a lower rpm at sixty than the 5-speed Avalon.
Good job Toyota. Honda will have their work cut out for them with their new Accord in 2008."
Ummm, no doubt, but what does this have to do with hybrids?
Feb 15, 2006 (12:42 pm)
I have some questions for you the Camry Hybrid gurus:
1) Any update on the possibility of getting a tax credit on the initial hybrid offerings?
2) Any ideas of the purported new exterior colors that will be offered.
3) Have any of you negotiated any solid contracts to purchase. I would consider a valid contract would be a “out the door price + tags and title” based on invoice plus say $1500 or so. Colors and options could be selected when available.
Thanks so much.
Feb 15, 2006 (3:07 pm)
1.) If they do come out in late 2nd qtr and you take one then they for sure you will get the tax credit assuming that you are entitled to it. see your tax advisor.
2.) Almost all of them have been shown already.
White,black, silver, gold, barcelona red, silver pine mica, nautical blue, blue mirage? ( Avy color ), one more maybe.
3.) Dont count on any discount on the TCH's. Initially there will be only 2-3 per store. Think Prius more than Camry. 2-5 month waiting list likely at sticker. Above sticker in certain areas. SoCal? So FLA.
#167 of 3214 Re: [kdhspyder]
Feb 15, 2006 (6:25 pm)
1) I hope you are right and the toyota 60,000 Hybrid tax unit allocations is not used up by that time.
2) I was under the impressions that the Hybrids would come out with some different color combinations. I don't know.
3) Yes I agree that with 2-3 per dealer, the purchase will be tough without paying a premium. Good luck to everyone.
#168 of 3214 Re: [kdhspyder]
Feb 16, 2006 (9:28 am)
"1.) If they do come out in late 2nd qtr and you take one then they for sure you will get the tax credit assuming that you are entitled to it. see your tax advisor."
Only if you can actually purchase one - depends on availability. I expect that Toyota will sell it's 60K vehicles by June 30, which means the full tax credit would only go until September 30. If Toyota is smart, they won't sell that 60,001st vehicle until July 1; then their customers will get the full deduction for this entire year!
#169 of 3214 Re: [stevedebi]
Feb 16, 2006 (9:40 am)
Prius' sell about 8000 / mo
400h / HH sell about 5000 / mo
If sales continue at'normal levels then 60000 should be reached in May... just before the Camry comes out. You're right if the sales drag out for another 45 days then the credit will last all year.
#170 of 3214 Re: [kdhspyder]
Feb 16, 2006 (10:31 am)
Don't forget that the GS450h is coming out soon, although it won't sell in volume. But it may be the difference in pushing Toyota over the 60k mark.
Feb 17, 2006 (4:12 pm)
Just came from the Toronto Autoshow today. The new Camry and FJ Cruiser would make a pretty awesome garage in my book. Stylish, quality, reliability, resale and functional. In my book that is the ultimate garage. I don't need a Lambo. What a fantastic job TOYOTA, you have to check them out.
Now which one first????? The Cruiser or the Camry?
#172 of 3214 Is this the hybrid Camry forum?
Feb 17, 2006 (6:11 pm)
I am quite amazed that this forum is focused on anything but the hybrid Camry.
If this forum is an indicator to future demand for the hybrid Camry, then I do see dark clouds ahead for hybrid Camry sales.
Indifference seems to be the prevailing theme in this fourm. Is there anybody out here with a actual view of the Camry hybrid (good or bad)?
#173 of 3214 Re: Is this the hybrid Camry forum? [dewey]
Feb 17, 2006 (7:09 pm)
I think it's a little early yet, Dewey. Since very few have seen the new style upclose and personal yet there isnt much yet.
The new RAV began slowly and the reactions, now that people have actually driven it, are universally positive and actually most stores are sold out or have very few.
People have to see them and touch them and drive them in person for there to be a sizzle. Initially there will only be about 2 per store per month so they will appeal to a few 'early adopters' until word begins to spread.