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#491 of 530 Re: Finally....I guess,,, [stinkpot1]
Aug 24, 2006 (3:38 pm)
Just remember that buyers anxious for a new car, and accepting those "wrong" orders is what encourages such behavior.
I would never spend that kind of money and feel any pressure whatsoever to accept a color (interior or exterior) I didn't really want. Unless the dealer was willing to knock off 1K for me to do so.
#492 of 530 Re: Finally....I guess,,, [terry92270]
Aug 25, 2006 (6:20 am)
While I agree with you in principle that accepting wrong orders encourages this poor attitude by dealers, the harsh reality is that the dealer could probably sell that car off the lot later that day at MSRP. (I went to my dealer yesterday to cancel a prepaid maintenance plan, and he said "hey, if you want to sell us back the car too, I've got 10 people that want it") So from a bottom-line perspective, there is no incentive to give you a discount for this wrong order, they will simply offer to reorder the car for you. Of course that dealership might lose your customer loyalty, but they would simply replace your loyalty with the next customer that buys the hybrid later that day, and they end up even.
#493 of 530 Jasper Pearl in 3 weeks
Aug 25, 2006 (6:31 pm)
I'm a long-time Toyota owner - the TCH will be my 7th Toyota since 1980 - so I am familiar with the company and product line. But nothing in the car business has excited me more than the new TCH. At first, my local dealer said he wouldn't have any until December. Then, he e-mailed and said they had an "extra" Jasper Pearl with heated mirrors allocated to them scheduled to arrive in September. And since I wanted the $2,600 tax credit (I think I will qualify), it was an easy decision. Yes, it'll be MSRP, but I look forward to using much less gas (I have an '05 Sequoia - though for its size it's probably the class leader in mpg) and sharing my experiences here. Thanks in advance for the advice and tips!
#494 of 530 Re: Jasper Pearl in 3 weeks [alimin]
Aug 25, 2006 (7:23 pm)
#495 of 530 Re: Jasper Pearl in 3 weeks [alimin]
Aug 27, 2006 (9:19 pm)
Having had 4 Camry's since 1989 and now a Prius ( along with the Highlander and MR2 ) I agree with you wholeheartedly about this new TCH. It's breathtakingly advanced over any Camry ever. I'm certain that you'll love it.
Toyota's problem is voiced in their recent in-house motto for this Gen.. 'There is no best only better'
#496 of 530 Re: So close, but yet so far..... [desertfox1]
Aug 30, 2006 (5:48 pm)
I can get two sets of clubs in my trunk--three if I cram them. I have a walking bag, not a cart bag. There is just enough room lengthwise
#497 of 530 Toyota Camry Hybrid Pricing - When Will it go down
Sep 01, 2006 (12:36 pm)
From what I see on this forum, people are paying from MSRP
to about 750 below MSRP. I am not that eager to pay MSRP
when there are alternatives. But, I do want to give it a
serious thought to buying TCH. I donot mind waiting for
Would anyone venture a guess w.r.t Pricing in about 6 months ? Will the demand continue to be as it has been ?
What impact will the reduced tax credit have on the demand
and the price ?
Will Toyota increase the supply/production ?
Any informed opinions/comments ?
#498 of 530 Re: Toyota Camry Hybrid Pricing - When Will it go down [gudman]
Sep 01, 2006 (1:26 pm)
Let me copy this post from another forum...
#5082 of 5082 Camry Hybrid & V6 by yerth10 Sep 01, 2006 (2:20 pm)
Incentives apart, there is lot of motive to buy a Camry Hybrid compared to [Camry] V6.
It costs only 3 K more than V6 model and will get that money very quickly since V6 will give a very low mileage.
As for the pickup, Hybrid is just 1 second slower, but it has a longer range, more smooth ride and lot of show off and green image.
Spread out over even 5 years, you paying MSRP, and the price of gasoline continuing to go up over the years, I don't think you would have paid, in real dollars, any more than buying a non-hybrid at $1500/$2000 below MSRP.
#499 of 530 Re: Toyota Camry Hybrid Pricing - When Will it go down [gudman]
Sep 01, 2006 (1:32 pm)
Using the Prius as a yardstick, it held ( is holding MSRP ) into it's 4th year. Some places there are still over-MSRP addendums apparently and in some places there are discounts.
Waiting. Depending on which trim you want, waiting may be the only option. The loaded up versions are scarce to non-existant. There are likley standard versions available even with a possible discount now.
With only 29 days left to get the full $2600 rebate getting a loaded one is very very likely impossible by 9-30. In 6 months? Again it depends on the market and whether it want's the higher trim over the standard version.
Production at Georgetown KY is supposed to begin this month for arrival in Oct/Nov. The expectation is that sales will be 80,000-100,000 annually which is the same as the Prius.
IMO if you want a standard version negotiate a good price, get it now and take the $2600 from Uncle Sam. After 9-30 you will have to negotiate a $1300 better deal than you do this month. That might take some doing.
If you want a loaded up version you have little or no choice but wait.
Sep 21, 2006 (9:51 am)
$30,000+ for a Camry? I know it gets great gas milage and all, but does that not seem steep for a mid sized sedan? I have driven the XLE V-6 and it was nice, but not $30,000 nice. You can get a very nice used lexus at that price or less.
How long do you estimate it will take to recoup the extra cost associated with a hybrid, even at current gas prices?