Last post on Jan 09, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#45 of 54 v-6 water pump
Jan 07, 2008 (8:55 pm)
I do own an 06 Sienna in mint condition, has 19,000 miles on it. I'm glad you mentioned the water pump cost, i'll be sure and add water pump lubricant by prestone, as well as frequent antifreeze changes. That should take care of the risk associated with the water pump repair.
thx for the alert
#46 of 54 Re: 03 vs 05 [caaz]
Jan 08, 2008 (7:55 am)
The 03 and 05 camry Out the door price offer is $16500. The 03 is Certified and 05 can also be certified per the dealer. Also both are V6 Engines.
Should I be concerned that 03 Camry is already 5 years old and with certification I get only another 2 years PT warranty compared to 05 for which I will get another 4 years PT warranty.
Will appreciate any further comments.
#47 of 54 Re: 03 vs 05 [rajeevg7us]
Jan 08, 2008 (9:09 am)
IMO, I say take the '05. There's no warranty left on the '05 unless it's a Certified. Even though the '05 has a lot of miles, it will level of after a couple years because you only drive 5k/year. (May be you can ask the dealer to certify the car for free?)
For '03: if the original owner bought the '03 in mid 2002, the car is almost 6 years old, so, you only have warranty for a little over a year on the powertrain.
Personally, I rather get a brand new BASE Camry for a little more $$.
#48 of 54 16500.00
Jan 08, 2008 (1:55 pm)
Thats alot of money for either car... My 03 i just purchased has only 39,000 miles... I paid 11,000.00 I think you can do much better. Ive seen New advertised for 16,999.00
#49 of 54 Re: 16500.00 [caaz]
Jan 08, 2008 (9:39 pm)
Thanks for the reply. The 03 has heated leather seats, moon roof, Front/Side and Rear airbags, Traction Control (Vehicle Skid Control) etc among the features I listed above. Also it is a V6 XLE Engine.
Do you think with all these features the price is too much.
#50 of 54 Re: 16500.00 [rajeevg7us]
Jan 09, 2008 (10:34 am)
If I may chime in, I think considering all of the features and the fact that the car is certified, the price is not too far out of line. That $16,999 price for a new one is undoubtedly for the base 4-cylinder model, possibly with a manual transmission.
If I had to choose between the two used cars you've mentioned, I'd go with the '05, if the features are the same as well as the condition of the cars.
#51 of 54 Re: 16500.00 [210delray]
Jan 09, 2008 (11:46 am)
I think considering all of the features and the fact that the car is certified, the price is not too far out of line.
I have to agree. 16.5K OTD = 15K +TTL. There's a small room to negotiate (1 to 1.5K lower at most) but not that much. There's almost no way you can get this for 11K unless it used to have major damages. 11K is for a base LE.
#52 of 54 Re: 16500.00 [210delray]
Jan 09, 2008 (2:25 pm)
Thanks for the comments.
The 05 color is Sky Blue Pearl. The 03 color is Sand.
Is Sky Blue Pearl a popular color ? Will I be able to resell it later on ?
That is one of the reason I am leaning to buy the 03 Camry - Popular Color and Low miles.
#53 of 54 good deal
Jan 09, 2008 (3:53 pm)
Id tellem 15500 OTD...and hold firm....January is the single WORST month for car sales... they'll deal if its near the end of the month.
I'll tell you what a good deal was... Last yr i purchased my Sienna LE....package #4 with traction and stability control... Desert Sant... nice champagne color.... 22,800.00
was in Jan also.. a very dead month for car sales
Good Luck, Caaz
p.s. Id take the 03 with less miles, you'll sell it for more later
#54 of 54 Re: 16500.00 [rajeevg7us]
Jan 09, 2008 (8:27 pm)
As for color, preferences are highly personal of course. I love blues on cars, and blue happens to be popular right now. The light blue on the Camry may be a little too light though. On the other hand, I don't like beige/tan/sand at all, but it is a popular Camry color.
I'd still lean toward the '05 because your low mileage driving means the warranty would last for 4 more years.