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Toyota Corolla, Car Buying, Car Leasing
Sep 26, 2010 (10:15 am)
Most folks don't buy a Corolla for any kind of driving excitement...rather for the reliability and fuel numbers. Fun isn't a variable when describing this car. Have had 2 over the years and were great appliances. If I bought today, I'd probably get the XLE or the S model, as I prefer the extra's like alloys & upgraded sound systems. Prefer the looks of my '06 Civic LX better but one never knows what I'll look at a few years down the road.
I only put about 7k/year now but with retirement starting the beginning of 2011, that figure will decrease down to about 3k or 3.5 k, so my time frame for a new ride will be at least 5 to 6 years down the road. By then, there will be new generations of Toyota's & Honda's as well as all the other brands. Since I like this size of car, won't go any smaller guaranteed. The new Elantra & Cruze will also be on my short list. Can't wait!
#959 of 1242 Re: XLE [sandman_6472]
Sep 26, 2010 (7:54 pm)
Thanks to the Extra Value Package, the Corolla S has the most features for the money. The EVP only costs $355 and it includes the same exact features found in the Sport Package priced at $1,495. I'd say $355 is a steal for 16" alloys, rear spoiler, cruise control, keyless entry and power windows. The MSRP with the EVP is $18,465. For comparison sake, the LE with the optional 16" alloys (which cost
The XLE has an MSRP of $19,150 after adding $410 for the alloy wheels and $230 cruise control & auto climate control (also called an EVP). The XLE also has woodgrain interior trim instead of the "metallic-style" trim used in the LE and S models. Personally, I think it looks HIDEOUS, but I even hate REAL wood trim in most cars, so I'm biased. Toyota does offer a woodgrain trim kit as an accessory for the lesser models. The XLE also has the same seat fabric found the LE, but the S has the same 'unique sport interior fabric' used in the XRS. The LE/XLE material reminds me of velour...I'll leave it at that.
Now that I think about it, it's pretty lame that power windows and keyless entry aren't standard to begin with!?!? And cruise control isn't standard even on the XLE! On the $21k XRS, power windows and keyless entry aren't standard- they come in a $560 Power Package. I seriously doubt that any XLEs are built without the cruise option or XRSs without the Power Package, but why make it so convoluted??? Anyway..
It's amazing how much nicer the 16" alloys look. I hate to say it, but the wheel covers on the base/LE really make the car look cheap...even the wheel covers on the $9990 Nissan Versa 1.6 look nicer!
#960 of 1242 Re: Worst car I have ever owned [pointx2y]
Sep 27, 2010 (8:47 am)
This is a marketing strategy of Toyota. It does not want Corolla to compete head on with Camry and Prius. If people want a Camry they have to pay $3,000-4,000 more, If they want a Prius they have to pay $5,000-6,000 more. With the potentially high cost of gasoline ($4 to 5$/gal when the economy picks up steam) a 32-38 MPG corolla at 15-16 K is a good choice.Adding $ 5,500 more you can get a 50 MPG Prius, but istead of spending extra $5,500 for a Prius, you can buy 2,000 gallons of gasoline (70,000 Corolla miles).
For a Camry, you will pay more for the car and gasoline.
#961 of 1242 2010 Toyota Corolla LE
Sep 28, 2010 (5:14 pm)
Purchased a 2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8 Liter 4 cyl DOHC with 4 spped auto transmission for price of $13800.00 excluding tax and tags. Car has cruise control, power windows, power mirrors, remote less key entry with key transmitter, telescopic and tilt steering, ac, am/fm/cd player, floor mats.
Just wondering if forum thinks I got a good deal. Didn't really compete dealers against each other very much. Feel like I could have realized further reduction in price but didn't have time to deal one more day as I needed immediate transportation.
#962 of 1242 Re: 2010 Toyota Corolla LE [dinod]
Sep 29, 2010 (4:18 am)
This is the best price, it even beats the price offered in Atlanta. What dealer and the city where you get it from? May be others can go there to get one.
#963 of 1242 Re: 2010 Toyota Corolla LE [ddpstc]
Sep 29, 2010 (5:42 pm)
Bought in Marietta GA
I actually paid 13800 but that included a 599.00 doc fee that the dealer charged.
They wouldnt come off the price any more. But I think if I could have waited longer I could have gotten the deal at around 15,500.00 Dont care at this point. Ithink i got a great deal. Love the car so far. Over 300 miles on half tank of petro.
#964 of 1242 Re: 2010 Toyota Corolla LE [dinod]
Sep 30, 2010 (2:47 am)
I am a bit confused about the actual price that you paid before taxes and license. Did you pay $13,200 for the car plus 599 doc fee for a total of $13,800 or 13,800 plus 599 for a total of $14,400 before taxes and license? Which number, $13,800 or $14,400?
Furthermore, $13,800 is less than $15,500 so why should you wait longer to pay $15,500 if you could pay $13,800 today?
Because of the recall in March-June, Toyota still has a lot of old inventory to sell, so they may have to give more cash rebate money in October, before arrival of 2011 model, but the good choice cars (color, options, cars made in Japan that don't have the American made gas pedal) may be gone by then.
#965 of 1242 Re: Bought In Houston [ddpstc]
Sep 30, 2010 (2:55 am)
It turned out that the desert sand color that I was looking for is not available and thus the dealer sold me a red wine color for $15,500. It was made in Japan with Bridgestone tires. The only thing I don't like about corrolla is the donut spare tire. I thought the donut spare tire disapeared.
#966 of 1242 Re: 2010 Toyota Corolla LE [ddpstc]
Sep 30, 2010 (3:13 am)
I can see why you are confused lol
I paid 13200.00 for the car plus a doc fee of 600.00 so my total cost for the car was 13,800.00. I told them I pay tax and tags on my own to take that factor out of the equation.
Disregard the 15500...that should have been 13500.00
I got a Silver car with gray interior.
Hope that clears things up. Sorry
#967 of 1242 Re: 2010 Toyota Corolla LE [ddpstc]
Sep 30, 2010 (4:05 am)
I've received OTD price of $15,641 for the Corolla LE. It includes new Tag. Is it worth? I'm in Tampa Bay area. Thanks.