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#529 of 530 Re: California TCH [lzc]
Nov 10, 2006 (2:47 am)
An important nuance for us as buyers vs Toyota as a manufacturer is that the retail price has no bearing on what Toyota sees as it's revenue. Until some time in the future that rebates are offered, for Toyota the manufacturer all vehicles sales are at 'full sticker' ( to it's dealer network ). What the retail outlets do to move the inventory has no bearing on Toyota ( or any manufacturer for that matter ).
The result is that we should now begin to see a good supply of all TCH models, even the loaded ones so much in demand, since the more it ships the more 'full sticker' sales Toyota can make. Bring KY on line jumps the capacity by about 4000 units a month up to about 8000 units.
#530 of 530 Re: California TCH [kdhspyder]
Nov 10, 2006 (4:26 am)
Yes, you make a good point. However, the price to dealers will drop if demand declines beyond a certain point. Manufacturers often need to drop prices to help reduce inventory. Otherwise, dealers stop buying.
In our case, we decided to buy the TCH because it wasn't "fully loaded." With moonroof the headroom in the Camry is tight. So far, ours is the only one we've seen without a moonroof.