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Toyota Corolla, Car Buying, Car Leasing
Dec 27, 2010 (5:06 am)
For a new 2010 Toyota Corolla with a MSRP of $18060, IMO you should not pay more than $14,900 plus taxes, tags and dealer processing assuming that you can arrange your own financing or pay cash - assuming that you are in a reasonably competitive market.
If you are wanting the 0% financing then you would want to pay an additional $750 which is I believe the current cash rebate for some one not wanting the financing from Toyota.
I got the Corolla for closer to $14,400 plus taxes, tags and processing but that was because the dealer had a lot of inventory and probably wanted to move some cars out in a hurry.
I am in Northern Virginia but having lived in Southern CA, I know that the market there is a lot more competitive than it is here.
I personally cite prices before taxes, tags and processing because these vary by state - especially the sales tax factor. I have purchased six cars in the last ten years for our use as well as negotiating deals for my children.
BTW, I don't negotiate in person or by phone but rely entirely on email. It is much more efficient and though dealers don't like it they are willing to do so. I finalize the terms and then we meet and complete the transaction. I have negotiated prices for six cars over the past ten years for myself or my children and it has worked out every time. The cars have ranged from Lexus to BMW to Acura and Toyota.
Hope this is helpful to you.
Jan 01, 2011 (5:00 pm)
I hate to do it but I am trading my Tacoma in tomorrow for a Corolla S model. I am worried that gas will be at $4.00 a gallon and I do not want the feeling of putting $80.00 a week in my gas tank again. Local Cincinnati dealer here gave me $3000.00 off the $19,984 sticker and the fee's were only $50.00 that included temp,Docs,Title. The nice thing is free maintenance for 30,000 miles including the 30,000 mile service. This dealer will also gave me a life time warranty on the car as long as I get all the service done there.
#1008 of 1241 2010 Corolla S w/ pkg #3 $14,298
Jan 02, 2011 (5:15 pm)
Bay Area (SF)
2010 Corolla S
- 5 speed manual
- option package 3 (alloy wheels etc)
- car mats
$14298 (includes all fees EXCEPT government taxes/fees).
Sent emails to all dealers in a 75 mile radius for exact car I wanted.
Many were very high and just dreaming.
Zag as well. Lowest from zag -- dealer wouldn't return messages or emails --- clearly bogus.
In the end the first salesman who called me, actually had the lowest price and did a dealer trade with another dealer to get the car for me. Outstanding customer service.
Easy transaction, had to drive 45 miles to pick up car, no big deal.
Hope this helps someone.
#1009 of 1241 Re: 2010 Corolla S w/ pkg #3 $14,298 [mikey124]
Jan 07, 2011 (9:34 am)
Thanks for your post.
I'm also in the market for the a Corolla S and I am in the bay area.
Do you mind sharing with me the name of the dealer you bought your Corolla S from?
#1010 of 1241 Re: anyone have any experience with Zag.com buying? [shauggy]
Jan 07, 2011 (5:24 pm)
Just to post another update, we paid $14,063 for a manual Corolla S with window tint and a sunroof (just over $15k OTD). Went through Bank of America for our financing and got 2.79%
We started our purchase through Zag with a base model Corolla - Zag lets you configure a car with an options you want, even ones that aren't available (just to drive traffic to the dealer, I'm sure) We tried a couple different cars and a few different configurations and found it cheaper just across the border in SC than anywhere else nearby. The dealer couldn't give us the one we originally wanted, so they offered us the same discount off an S model (which ended up being cheaper than the Zag discount of the S)
I went to a dealer closer to our house with my Zag printout, and they poo-poohed the Zag deal saying they doubted it was legit....so I went back to the original dealer, placed a deposit and a few days later picked up the car. 2500 miles on it so far, she's still doing well.
#1011 of 1241 Re: toyota Corolla LE [mverma]
Jan 19, 2011 (11:05 pm)
Can you pls tell me where did you buy your car? I am in Milpitas, CA.
#1012 of 1241 Re: college rebate combined with factory cash back? [fagos]
Jan 19, 2011 (11:09 pm)
Can you pls let me know from which dealer you bought your car. I am also looking for the same.
#1013 of 1241 Re: Corolla for $14.7k OTD + 0% APR, ok deal? [shouravv]
Jan 21, 2011 (10:02 am)
shouravv, is this the base model or S? Manual or automatic? Just wanted some more details as I am shopping for a 2010 Corolla S Automatic.
Thanks in advance.