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#17 of 1182 My 2009 COROLLA S
Mar 09, 2008 (6:59 am)
Just purchased my second corolla (other was a 2006 S). I paid $400 over invoice. Initial drive of the car was very nastolgic as to the previous style Corolla.
My car is an (S), Black Sand Pearl, 5-spd Stick, 6 disk changer, and all the other bells and whistles. I've driven it about 60 miles to get back home. RPM's in my manual trans Corolla were exactly 3,000 at 70 MPH. Very much like my '06 I traded in. The interior appears to look maybe a little cheaper, as the plastic is very hard and not as nice looking as the previous (S) I owned. Seats are comfortable as expected, ride is controled and nice. The car is VERY quiet on the highway (better than previous years). JBL sound system w/XM is wonderful and "thumps" accordingly. One thing previously noted in another thread somewhere here is that the clock is located in a multifunction little window inside the gauge cluster. You need to push the little button in to switch between clock/mpg/average miles to empty/etc. Not as convienient as previos models, but still functional.
The car is also noticably a bit wider and seems longer too (although I'm not sure it is). Completely satisfied with my peppy, fuel effiecient, redesigned COROLLA S.
Dealer where purchased....KOLAR Toyota, Duluth Minnesota. Only had 5 new corollas....2-S's, others were LE's. Enjoyable buying experience.
#18 of 1182 Re: My 2009 COROLLA S [lakesguy]
Mar 28, 2008 (4:57 pm)
I purchased Corolla S 2009 too and waiting for the vehicle delivery.
I like new design, quieter engine and all other futures it has, but don't like at all BRIDGESTONE TURANZA EL 400 OEM tires. These tires have low performance ratings, they are on 22 place in the category, are noisy even brand new, and after 15 000 miles the comfort and road noise is unbearable.(according the Tire Rack survey)
Could you share your experience in this matter and what is OEM tires on your Corolla S.
#19 of 1182 Re: My 2009 COROLLA S [bob191]
Apr 02, 2008 (1:19 pm)
I have the same tires on my 2009 Corolla S. Only have 1100 miles on my car, but so far the tires are grippy and very quiet. I realize this may change with time, but who knows. I do know that the tires have a low mileage rating, which is somewhat disappointing since I live in MN and need tread to grip in the snow filled winters. I expect I will be buying tires before I really want to.
#20 of 1182 2009 Corolla S
Mar 18, 2008 (8:32 pm)
I just purchased a 2009 Corolla S with the Sport Package, All Weather Guard Package, Carpet Floormats, VSC and sunroof.
I Paid $18,506
I'm pretty sure I got a decent deal... is there anyone else that paid a similar price?
#21 of 1182 Re: 2009 Corolla S [tbarry]
May 19, 2008 (7:35 am)
What state / dealership did you purchase from ?
#22 of 1182 Dealer Holdbacks or incentives on new 2009 Corolla
Apr 02, 2008 (12:41 pm)
Hi everybody I am kind of new to this discussion, I am thinking about buying the 2009 corolla S automatic with sports package, a sunroof and VSC, but I am not sure what price to ask for since I don't know what the dealership paid to the manufacture. I looked at edmunds pricing the msrp is 20,445 and the invoice is 18,303 that's a big huge difference between these prices. I was offered the OTD price for this car for my local dealership which is in chicago suburbs 21,780 which includes taxes and fees. But I believe it is still too much for what this dealership is offering so I want to know if anybody knows what the dealers holdbacks or incentives are for this car since it is brand new.
#23 of 1182 Re: Dealer Holdbacks or incentives on new 2009 Corolla [mannychanda187]
Apr 02, 2008 (1:13 pm)
In looking into the cost of an Automatic trans. The sticker on all I have seen is $21,???. Seems to me that you are not getting the greatest deal. My 2009, loaded "S" is a standard trans. and sticker was $20,7??.
I paid $19,600. (who knows, I could have probably gotten a better deal. it's a crap shoot).
That's just my experience. I thing you may be paying the full sticker with no discounts. Prices paid seem to vary a lot depending on your geographic location.
#24 of 1182 Re: Dealer Holdbacks or incentives on new 2009 Corolla [lakesguy]
Apr 02, 2008 (10:53 pm)
Thanks for responding, I also want to know if you have paid taxes and which area did you purchased your car because I live in Chicago suburbs. Also can anybody tell what are the dealer holdbacks on this car and if there are any incentives involved with this car.
#25 of 1182 Quote on XLE 09 fully loaded
Apr 08, 2008 (5:51 pm)
Following is quote that I got for XLE in upstate NY
The pricing for the all new 2009 COROLLA XLE you are looking to purchase, equipped with Automatic TRANSMISSION; Vehicle Stability control, All Weather Guard Package: Includes Heavy Duty Heater with Rear Seat Heater Duct, Anti-Chip Tape and Heated/ color-keyedOutside Mirrors; Cruise Control; Power Tilt & Slide Moonroof with Sunshade; Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Traction Control (TRAC); JBL AM/FM/ In-Dash 6 CD Changer with WMA/MP3 Playback Capability, XM Satellite Radio with 90 day Trial Subscription, 0 with Eight Speakers in Six Locations and Steering Wheel Mounted Audio & Hands-Free Controls ; Carpet Floor Mats & Trunk Mat, along with all standard features [a/c, front/ side & curtain airbags, abs, Tilt/ telescopic leather steering wheel, stereo w/ cd, power mirrors, auto-on headlamps, etc.] is as follows:[in-stock only]
SALE PRICE...........$19522.00 + TAX & DMV fees
As per CR invoice comes out tobe $18591 with hold back of $351 bringing down cost to dealer to $18238, whereas as per Edmunds invoice for same is $18464
#26 of 1182 2009 Toyota Corolla Sport Automatic-best deal?
Apr 09, 2008 (10:42 am)
im in the southern california market shopping around in the LA area, looking for the best deal on this model:2009 Toyota Corolla Sport Automatic.
So far that I've seen in working with the internet fleet managers for the following:
National Base: 19,854.00
Options that i want:
sunroof-not sure just yet if its worth it.(not included in base price)
The range I am seeing is 17,300-17,500 without tax and license. anyone know if i can do better? i want an out the door price, but not sure how low i can go on this.