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#572 of 3214 Toronto Toyota Dealers
Apr 01, 2006 (1:20 pm)
Based on some of the prior posts I am amazed at how unprofessional and obnoxious Toyota sales reps are.
Here in Toronto I am dealing with a sales rep who can order a hyrbid Camry today at MSRP and have it deliverd by May.
No problemo. No excuses. In otherwords no dealing with money-grubbing sales reps in my case.
During 1998 I wanted to buy a VW Beetle TDI when it was very hot. A sales rep told me I had to wait 6 to 8 months for delivery and I had to order big $$$ of options to make the order worthwhile. I walked away and phoned the VW dealer himself and I had reported the incident. The dealer apologized profusely and told me that I can have a Beetle TDI(no options) delivered within 2 to 3 months.
I dont know how Toyota deals with such incidences but I was impressed with how the VW dealer dealt with my problem.
I still cant believe that in Canada the base MSRP Camry hybrid= MSRP Prius. That to me is compelling value. I just may order one despite my prior complaints.
#573 of 3214 Re: Toronto Toyota Dealers [dewey]
Apr 01, 2006 (2:26 pm)
I still cant believe that in Canada the base MSRP Camry hybrid= MSRP Prius. That to me is compelling value.
Prius is overpriced in Canada. If Toyota Canada continue selling Prius in Canada there will have to be an adjustment. That adjustment may not be in price it may be in standard equipment.
#574 of 3214 Tax Rebate Applicability
Apr 01, 2006 (3:54 pm)
John 1701a, you said, "So figuring out whether you get the 100% or 50% tax credit is rather trivial. A purchase after July 1 will be 50%. Before, you still get the full 100%."
With all due respect, I believe you are wrong. People who buy in the quarter AFTER the 60,000 is reached will still get 100% of the tax rebate. Therefore, if 60,000 is reached by June, the full tax rebate will still be good through September 30, 2006. This has been stated numerous times to this effect on various web sites.
#575 of 3214 Regarding Post 551: R&T test results: 37.3mpg average by gtoskyline
Apr 01, 2006 (4:05 pm)
You stated in Post 551 the following from Road & Track:"
"Pacific coast highway: 46.5mpg
Rush hours: 32.3mpg
Mountaineeing/high-speed fwy: 38.3mpg
Where did you get that information? The current edition of Road & Track does not have it, nor does, I believe, the previous edition. Thanks!
#576 of 3214 Re: Regarding Post 551: R&T test results: 37.3mpg average by gtoskyline [j
Apr 01, 2006 (4:17 pm)
#577 of 3214 Thanks to gtoskyline!
Apr 01, 2006 (4:30 pm)
Thank you very much for your R&T reference! Good news for Camry Hybrid buyers!
#578 of 3214 Re: Tax Rebate Applicability [jtdpx]
Apr 01, 2006 (4:46 pm)
Yes, the AFTER should be correct. Sorry, I was so focused on the count that the percentage rule itself slipped my mind.
Toyota/Lexus counts will be easy to determine. Ford/Mercury will be a much tougher call. Honda has always been wishing-washing about sharing exact counts, so who knows with them. GM should be interesting, especially with the monster PR muscle the often flex.
#579 of 3214 Re: TCH Availability [hardchemist]
Apr 01, 2006 (4:51 pm)
That is one of the dealerships that told me late summer or September. Also, the young kid salesman (about 20) had no clue about the tax credit. I did manage to end up #3 on the list at a dealer a few miles southeast of there who assured me I would be able to take possession sometime in the third quarter, also at MSRP.
Seems like the dealers that are charging a premium are in the bigger cities. One in Tampa had a LE4 marked up $2000!!
#580 of 3214 Re: TCH Availability [gandyfire]
Apr 01, 2006 (5:24 pm)
Ocala left me with a good feeling back on 2/17, otherwise I wouldn't have put my cash down.
Salesman had just been to some kind of class on the TCH, and said then that it would be here in June. And he seemed the methodical and conservative type, so maybe that's worst case scenario. But I'm hoping for May, at this point don't care what color, but do want it loaded.
And I'd like a set of SE rims on it.
#581 of 3214 Re: TCH Availability [gandyfire]
Apr 01, 2006 (7:23 pm)
We will have our first TCH in our allocation at the end of this month.. for delivery in May.
May is the correct timeframe for dealers normally selling hybrids. Surcharges are entirely possible in certain markets. It's definitely a local phenomenon.