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#1 of 530 Toyota Camry Hybrid: Ordering Process
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Apr 19, 2006 (11:58 am)
Have your ordered your Camry Hybrid? Talk about options and wait time here!
#2 of 530 pricing from my dealer
Apr 17, 2006 (12:04 pm)
Just put an order in with my dealer. Here's the MSRP pricing he quoted:
Base model cost 26480
Fully loaded 30390
#3 of 530 Re: pricing from my dealer [lychee]
Apr 17, 2006 (12:26 pm)
What about floor mats?
#4 of 530 Re: pricing from my dealer [lanceq]
Apr 17, 2006 (5:43 pm)
My dealer told me that the minor things like floor mats, rims, dang "toyo-guard" are added at your regional distribution center. All Toyotas here in the SE stop in Jacksonville FL and that's where they add on the last-minute stuff.
#5 of 530 Re: pricing from my dealer [hardchemist]
Apr 17, 2006 (6:40 pm)
Is the $712 "Southeast Toyota Administration Charge" that is tacked onto each Toyota sold in the Southeast a negotiable fee? Is there a comparable fee in other regions? If not, why would anyone in the Southeast not go to another region to buy their Toyota?
#6 of 530 Re: pricing from my dealer [babyrocket]
Apr 17, 2006 (6:57 pm)
It's called TDA in the other regions.. an explanation of it is all over these forums in one place or another. If you can negotiate it away on a hybrid Camry we have an opening for you to settle the mess in the MidEast.
It's a valid charge that the dealer has to pay to the regional office. They have no choice in the matter.
#7 of 530 Re: pricing from my dealer [babyrocket]
Apr 17, 2006 (7:08 pm)
Everything is negotiable. The only other comparable fee I'm aware of is in the Gulf States Region. These two areas, Gulf States and SET, are run by independent distributors, hence the fees. Worse yet is the above mentioned add-ons. Toyo-Guard! Woo hoo, paint sealant and sound dampening!
I've heard horror stories of vehicles purchased in the Gulf States region, where the common practice is to "upgrade" the vehicle with alloy wheels that are in fact a non-OEM copy of the original Toyota wheel. They are usually easy to spot since the center cap doens't have the Toyota logo on it. Now the fun part comes in, if you ever try to get warranty work done on one of those wheels (out of balance, clearcoat peeling, etc) Toyota tells you no way since they are not a genuine Toyota part.
#8 of 530 Re: pricing from my dealer [lychee]
Apr 17, 2006 (10:11 pm)
I just got on a wait list at a local dealership for my TCH. They required a $500 non-refundable deposit. Has anyone not had to put down an non-refundable deposit? Also, I've been told price will be MSRP, with no negotiation. I expected that, since there is a wait list. Anyone had any different info? I'm just glad the price won't be above MSRP!
I'm trying to get a fully loaded one, except without navigation system. I think you got it almost exact on your prices.
#9 of 530 Re: pricing from my dealer [tamari]
Apr 18, 2006 (4:10 am)
Non-refundable? I think I would have found a new dealer. It isn't like he would EVER get stuck with a TCH just "sitting" unwanted on his lot. Come on--this dealership is taking you for a ride.
I put down a refundable deposit at 2 dealerships. One actually put the $500 on my CC, the other just xeroxed my card as a "good faith" thing.
With your non-refundable deposit, if you chose NOT to get the car, you should be able to sell your "spot" in line to someone else for $500, if you ask me! If I were you, I would be worried that they will NEVER get in a TCH fully loaded without NAV. At least in the mid-Atlantic, those constitute less than 1% of the allocations!
#10 of 530 Re: pricing from my dealer [lychee]
Apr 18, 2006 (8:35 pm)
We placed our order on the 14th, and received the same quote on our fully loaded titanium metallic (30,390). Dealer didn't require a deposit. He did say he had no idea as to when to expect it, but he thought realistically, perhaps around July.