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#1058 of 1242 Re: 2011 corolla LE for $16500 OTD [hithere01]
Jun 25, 2011 (7:44 am)
That is a very good price for the Corolla LE! I'm not sure about areas and such, but yesterday I called about 3 different dealerships for a 2011 Corolla LE Automatic and the absolute lowest price I was quoted at was $17720 (after a $500 rebate).
2 years ago my mom and sister researched cars and got a great deal on an 06 Civic. Unfortunately, the first year at the dorms my sister did not get a parking spot covered by the school, so she did not bring the car with her and I've been driving it an maintaining it. But next year (in less than 2 months) she'll be in her own apartment and will be needing the car, so I have been looking for several months myself. I tested a Yaris, Elantra, Accent, Mazda 6 and a Corolla. I felt the Corolla was the best ride for comfort and safety. For your price of $16.5k the Toyota dealership showed me a basic automatic Toyota Corolla (not an LE). I ended up spending $14.9k for a 2010 Corolla LE with even more options and just 9k on the odometer. Prices in my area are much higher than most unfortunately, but that's because people tend to hold onto their cars longer around these parts. Edmunds values the car at $16.6k in my area, so that's very impressive because Edmunds generally is quite a bit under Blue Book (which is what most dealerships around here go by). The car has everything I want. Stability/traction control, cruise control, keyless entry, automatic, power windows and locks...I might have to change the steel wheels to alloys at some point myself though because those plastic hubcaps are terrible! The car comes with the original factory bumper-to-bumper powertrain warranty as well, which sealed the deal for me because I also looked at a 2010 Corolla with 44k miles from Hertz that they wanted $13.2k for. $1.5k bought me a car with 35k less miles and several years/miles left on the warranty was definitely worth it!
#1059 of 1242 2011 Toyota Corolla LE for 15750.
Jun 25, 2011 (11:20 am)
This car has minor hail damage at about 3 or 4 places (the ones, i could find) and has about 20 miles on it. It has been in the lot for about 70 days.
Do qualify for the 1.9 % APR. At one end, the price seems to be attractive and the other end buying a new car with damage seems a no-no even though the dings are very small.
The fact about the hail damage was disclosed very late in the buying process. The dealer wanted me to sign a waiver sheet. That is when I knew. Agree, very shady and unethical.
Should I go for it ? Should I ask for a reduction in prize ? Your views on this are appreciated.
#1060 of 1242 Re: 2011 Toyota Corolla LE for 15750. [stirwheel]
Jun 26, 2011 (1:29 am)
I wouldn't buy from someone who has been dishonest about the condition of the car...
#1061 of 1242 toyota corolla2011
Jun 26, 2011 (5:00 am)
Hi, I am being offered 18866 for a 2011 corolla S with moonroof, upgraded audio including blue logic, ipod input ( it is a package), floor mats. This before dealer fee of $399 and tax. 0% financing . Is this good?
#1062 of 1242 Re: toyota corolla2011 [newbie41]
Jun 26, 2011 (5:30 am)
TrueCar price is 19393 for the automatic transmission, moon roof and blu logic package. The pricing could be different based on your zipcode.
#1063 of 1242 Re: toyota corolla2011 [stirwheel]
Jun 26, 2011 (7:42 am)
Is that before tax, fees?
#1064 of 1242 Re: toyota corolla2011 [newbie41]
Jun 26, 2011 (8:32 am)
Price of the car, plus destination fees and regional ad fees.
#1065 of 1242 Re: 2011 Toyota Corolla LE for 15750. [ovybox]
Jul 05, 2011 (5:51 am)
You're right! You'll never convince me THAT I HAVE an EPS steering issue. I already acknowledged that others might though.
#1066 of 1242 2011 Toyota Corolla LE 16092 OTD
Jul 20, 2011 (11:38 am)
LE + mats.
Rebates - $1500 (incl college)
Doc fee $389 VA fee
Rest tax/tag/ title
#1067 of 1242 Re: 2011 Toyota Corolla LE 16092 OTD [johndoe12]
Jul 21, 2011 (12:21 pm)
Where in Virginia? Can I have the dealer name?