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#1 of 1192 Toyota Corolla Prices Paid and Buying Experiences
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Nov 11, 2008 (6:19 pm)
Tell us about your Corolla purchase experience here!
#2 of 1192 Corolla LE w/ VSC, Cruise
Feb 14, 2008 (4:15 pm)
I just agreed to buy a 2009 Corolla LE w/VSC, Cruise, remote entry, and the cold weather options in Rochester for $16783 (invoice supposedly was 16463, but the dealer said the TDA fee to the dealer was 360, bringing invoice up to 16820-ish).
Got the price via internet pricing, but got it price matched at the dealer closer to my house.
Anyone know if the pre-paid maintenance is worth it on these? I checked the maintenance schedule for the 2008 Corolla, and there doesn't seem to much beyond oil change, tire rotation & air filters until 120K.
#3 of 1192 Re: Corolla LE w/ VSC, Cruise [csteinbe]
Feb 21, 2008 (4:34 pm)
SERPENTENE BELT 100K, TRANS DRAIN AND FILL EVERY 20K, PREMIUM OIL CHANGE EVERY 5K, ROTATE TIRES EVERY 5K, FACTORY TIRES ARE JUNK, AIR FILTER EVERY 10K, FUEL FILTER 50K, UR CAR WILL GO 300K
#4 of 1192 Re: Corolla LE w/ VSC, Cruise [csteinbe]
May 12, 2008 (10:04 pm)
which state did you buy your corolla?
#7 of 1192 '09 Toyota Corolla XLE
Feb 22, 2008 (8:05 pm)
Just bought it two days ago. It came with so much it would take me an hour to put it all down, but a few of the goodies are folding power mirrors, tire pressure monitoring, floor and truck mats, keyless entry w/key transmitter, Opitron meters w/illumination ceremony, speedometer gauge with outside temperature, mpg for 2 trips etc, AC w/clean air filter, all this is standard. Also cruise control, the JBL stereo package with 8 speakers in 6 locations (very nice), XM radio, Bluetooth, steering wheel mounted audio and hands free control 16' alloy wheels with steel belted radials, VSC and TRAC w/off switch. I wanted the rear spoiler. Toyota advertises it but it's not available yet. So I have to wait. The price is $425.
According to Edmunds car pricing the MSRP is $20,828, Invoice $18,080, What Others Are Paying $20, 828. I paid $18, 700 and 20,300 OTD with our expensive CA T/L fees.
I bought it at Magnussen's Auburn Toyota in Auburn, CA. I bought it through the asst fleet and internet manager. He told me he only made $200 on the car. Never just walk in and deal with a salesman. Always call the dealer and ask the name of the fleet and internet manager and/or assistant and deal with them and bargain, bargain, bargain. Or just go check out the cars at a dealership, decide what you want and buy it online. You can still bargain online. I love to bargain. I should start a business LOL.
I was going to buy a Prius and then started doing cost comparisons. With this car you can go to your own private mechanic, you don't have to go to the dealer for maintenance, etc. With the Prius you can only go to the dealer and their prices are HIGH. With the $$$ you save between the 2 cars (in my case I saved $8000) you can buy a lot of gas. There are other costs savings involved also. So I'm only getting 35mpg instead of 45. It's worth it. Depending on how you drive you can get up to 41mpg. On the way home from the dealer, 20 miles, all uphill I got 36.2mpg going 60 mph.
The new body style is really nice, they look like Camrys. The seats are way more comfy than any other Corolla and both interior and exterior are quite spiffy. The car handles well on the street and highway and it's really zippy. I'm a happy car owner.
One last thing. A lot of the accessories you can get on line at a much cheaper price than you can with the dealer and they are genuine Toyota. Go to www.dealerfit.com and plug in the car. They don't have the 2009 stuff out yet, but a lot of the 2008 stuff, like the cargo net, cargo tote are the same.
If you are buying sheepskin seat covers you can go to www.sheepskin.com They don't have a category for 2009 because they say the 2007 one will fit just fine. And they make them for the side air bags, which is what you want.
Feb 28, 2008 (1:42 pm)
you got a good price.
I am a employee of Toyota (Sienna, Tundra and Sequoia plant)and that was just about the same as what I paid.
Mine is an S with moon roof, jbl 6 disk changer, xm radio, 8 speakers, ipod hook up, steering wheel controls, cruise control, heavy duty heater w/ heated power mirrors, 16'' alloy wheels, floor and trunk mats, blue tooth, rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tip, power windows with keyless. my cost before adding the100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, anti theft package and 3 years prepaid maint. was 18620.
#9 of 1192 Re: new 09 s [tmmigirl1]
Feb 28, 2008 (3:19 pm)
Wow, you got a very good price also.Especially with a three year service package and that warranty. Pays to work for Toyota. I think I might get the 100,000 warranty also. For $900 it's worth the piece of mind. I know if one of those computers fail it can cost a fortune. Average the price out over the years it's not that expensive. I've never had a Toyota before, but I know people that do and they love them. One girl I know has 400k on hers and is about to get rid of it. I didn't get the power heating package which I would have liked to have. I want the rear spoiler, did another search and found it for $139 with lights, painted to match the car and free shipping. It's not goong to cost much to put it on, I'm buying the rear exhaust tip and fog lights. Found some cool ones on ebay. They're called Bling Lights. I have a mechanic that only works on Subarus, Toyotas, and Hondas and he charges about a 1/3 of what the dealer charges. I've had him for 11 years, along with my Subara and it's been almost a free ride. I'm taking my car and cell phone to the Verizon store today and they are going to set it up with the bluetooth. They do it for free.I just couldn't figure it out. I have the power windows and steering, keyless and steering controls also. It's awesome. I'm thinking about maybe getting the moon roof put in.
#10 of 1192 Re: new 09 s [tmmigirl1]
Feb 28, 2008 (11:26 pm)
Do you know of any changes to the newer Sienna's? I see you work at the plant.