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#1236 of 1241 Toyota Corolla LE 2014...experience buying..
Oct 26, 2013 (5:04 am)
Here is what I discovered this week buying our 2014 LE....
Went in thinking we wanted the L...spent about 7 hours at two dealerships, an hour or two talking to two other dealerships...got the following deal worked out...
Toyota Corolla L
discounted sales price: $16,172
Trade in: (started at $600 for 1999 Sienna LE with 224k miles...moved it up to $2600...that was a gift perhaps to offset their $699 doc fee and $699 Toyota Guard 'package') The van really is not worth more than $1500..lots broken or missing on the poor thing, but one owner and great engine, always used full synthetic the past 10 years.
Sales tax: about $453
but my Dad (Toyota salesman for 15 years, Lexus salesman for 10+) who lives in another state convinced me that I really needed to buy the LE since the L did not come with the CVT engine and since we keep our cars 15 years, the newer technology may be a better bet for fuel costs and maintenance looking ahead...
The difference between L and LE is $1500 MSRP...so I was fair and offered 1k over the L negotiated price to upgrade to the LE, they came back a few times, we finally settled on $1200 over the cost of the L mentioned above...
I took the 0% financing for 36 months...love the extra room in the back seat, that was the selling feature for us...we have 3 very tall kids...they will love that the middle seat does not have a big hump where their feet go...all in all, the new changes were a perfect fit for our family.
FYI, ToyotaWorld of Atlanta called me back and had LE msrp pricing at 17,920 with no doc fee...I just did not feel they would give me as much on my trade-in but they work on volume, so that might be a good place to start your search if you're in the southeast.
Oct 26, 2013 (7:50 am)
Neighbors friend came over just now with a 2014 green LE so I had to go out and look it over. Very impressive little vehicle and the print ads don't give it full justice. It is a nicely proportioned vehicle and very Camryesque, very nice and the interior and dash look very good, a lot better looking than the current generation. if the cvt tranny is as good as Honda's, I think Toyota will have a major hit on it's hands! Not sure I'd want to trade my current Civic in for one right now, but if I were in ther market for an econobox right now, I'd give it consideration. Showed it to my wife through the front window as I'd love for her to go drive a '15 model and see if it just might work for her new purchase next year.
Good job Toyota...very good job! Now I need to go test drive one just to see how good it really is!
#1238 of 1241 2013 Toyota Corolla
Oct 30, 2013 (5:41 am)
I bought a leftover 2013 Corolla S (added options Southeast window tint, and floor mats, automatic transmission) at the end of September at Nalley Toyota in Roswell, GA. I was out the door with the paperwork fees and the dealer fee of $599 for 17,800 out the door (the way the paperwork was written, the car was discounted $3,600, but of course the dealer fee offsets some of that. I got top dollar on my trade per NADA, a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix of $7,500 for a net price of $10,300 before taxes, which ran me about $688 in Georgia. Car has been good so far...sometimes I wish I had waited for the 2014, but I knew it would be awhile before incentives kicked in. That is a very nice vehicle though, nicely done interior vs. the outgoing model, transmission has changed, as the manual has moved from 5 to 6 gears and the AT from a primitive 4-speed to CVT. Also, the back seat has much mroe leg room in the new model.
#1239 of 1241 Re: Kennesaw, GA [billtracy]
Oct 30, 2013 (5:57 am)
Bill, that is an outstanding price at Cobb County Toyota. How was MSRP that low on an S? I bought one recently at Nalley in Roswell and MSRP was over $20k with just window tint and floor mats. I got about a $3,600 discount off MSRP but then a $599 dealer fee was assessed. Your price was outstanding.
#1240 of 1241 Re: Great experience and price in Georgia [neil0311]
Oct 30, 2013 (6:34 am)
Great net price. I bought one at Nalley in Roswell about a month later and my net price out the door was about $800 higher than that a month later. You did really well. Mine did have floor mats and window tint (about $700 in options), and I was trading a car they were giving me top dollar on, "clean NADA trade in" and I had her for sale for a month on cars.com earlier and wasn't moving it at a net price $1,500 higher than the trade. Additionally my trade was worth about $500 in lower TAVT on the car. So a $7,500 trade was like 8k. Still thinking I should have taken them down another $500 in net price but not too bad.
#1241 of 1241 Hows this deal ?
Nov 22, 2013 (8:26 pm)
Corolla S Premium, Driver Convenience Package, Body Protection Package, Mud Guards, Alloy Wheel Locks, All weather mats/cargo tray
Invoice $ 22,363 (per dealer)...
How much below invoice can I expect to pay for a 2014 ???