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Toyota Camry Solara, Coupe, Convertible
#1 of 309 Toyota Camry Solara: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Sep 29, 2003 (6:59 am)
Share your Camry Solara purchase experience here.
#2 of 309 I bought mine thru CSAA......
Oct 08, 2003 (7:42 pm)
....California State Auto Ass'n has a buying service arrangement with certain dealers who satisfy "criteria"...........
At any rate, the out the door price (Here in the 'golden' state we have tax, license and a documentation fee) of just under 25k. Dealer is in Placerville.
SE-V6 optional side air bags, 16-inch alloys, power seat, JBL AM-FM/CD/Cassette and rear spoiler. No sunroof, leathor or automatic.
Nov 11, 2003 (12:51 pm)
Toyota Solara SE Sport V6
Moonroof and floor/trunk mats option
$21,500 plus tax, title, license
-Salesman wasn't too bad... he was a younger guy (like me... mid-twenties) and I knew more about cars than he did so I think he knew he couldn't feed me any BS.
#4 of 309 Virginia Dealer
Nov 12, 2003 (7:25 am)
"Toyota Solara SE Sport V6
Moonroof and floor/trunk mats option
$21,500 plus tax, title, license"
This is strange. Here is the invoice price for that config:
Total: 21,996. Throw in the unavoidable dealer advertising of $549 and you're at $22,545. I don't think they're selling these cars for $1,000 under invoice. Am I missing something?
Nov 12, 2003 (10:11 am)
Don't know... the sticker off my car says:
All I know is the price I signed for was $21,500 plus tax, title, and license. Who knows... maybe the dealer needed to sell a new Solara. My car was built in August... got to the dealer on August 30th... sat on the lot until Sept. 21 when I bought it. I was the first person to buy a new Solara at their dealership (so they say).
Maybe they gave it to me for cheap because they knew they could screw me on my trade. I had a 97 Grand Prix GTP in MINT condition (maybe a few dings here an there) within only 87K miles on it and they only gave me $4300 for it. I stopped back to the dealership a week later and they had it advertised for nearly $9K! Someone bought it a week after that... not sure how much they paid for it though???
Nov 12, 2003 (7:35 pm)
i live in N.CA and the dealer offered me carsdirect price ($27,6xx)for an SLE V6 with Nav, side & curtain airbags, slip control, rear spoiler, special paint for white exterior (rip off from toyota), floor & trunk mat (big rip off from toyota), trunk net (another big rip off from toyota). dealer not willing to take out the mat and net because they came from the factory.
jschamberger: just curious, what makes you get rid of the pontiac and switch to a japanese car? i still see my POS 2001 Civic selling on the dealer's website. I cannot get rid of it in months and I hope the dealer is having a hard time getting rid of that POS too.
Nov 12, 2003 (7:45 pm)
I got rid of my Grand Prix because for three reasons...
1- It had a small water leak in it that I couldn't find... and whenever it rained the passenger side front and rear floorboard would get soaked (started happening about 3 months before I got rid of it... a major PITA to clean!)
2- As you may or may not be aware Pontiac loves to use tons of cheap plastic parts in their cars and as the car ages it rattled all the time... drove me nuts.
3- It seemed to start depreciating (spelling???) faster and faster lately (wonder if it had something to do with the new model of Grand Prix coming out) that I wanted to get the most I could out of it.
I have a new job that requires me to travel quite a bit. I wanted something that was 100% reliable, smooth, quiet ride, and had a sweet looking interior. The Solara did it for me.
I will admit that I do miss the POWER of my Grand Prix... I modified the engine and exhaust a little and pushed the horsepower up to around 280 (at the crank). I loved hearing that supercharger whine!!!! If you want to know what it sounds like... rent the movie "The Italian Job"... whenever it shows chase scenes with Charlize Theron... the sound of her engine was just like an engine with a supercharger whine... greatest sound on earth!
Nov 13, 2003 (9:59 am)
The cargo net is standard in SLE V6. You shouldn't be charged on that. If they did, ask them to refer the catalog and Toyota web site and refund the money.