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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Camry Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • erudite007erudite007 Posts: 2
    edited July 2013
    I was in the market for a base, barebone 2013 Camry LE with no factory additions in the Atlanta area.

    I started negotiations at the TrueCar pricing of $18,350 + dealer fees + Tax + Title/Registration.

    I never went to any dealership and only negotiated via email or phone (sign up for google voice and get a disposable number forwarded to your real phone).

    I had one offer from a dealer for $17,900 + fees + TTR = $20,100 out the door.

    Another offer was for $20,000 out-the-door but this was for a car that was not on his lot and would be a dealer trade.

    Note that the prices above were for a LE without power seats or carpet mats.

    I ended up buying a 2013 Camry LE with driver power seat and carpet mats (MSRP $24,279) for $18,500 + dealer fees + tax + title/registration = $20,550 out-the-door.

    Again, I used TrueCar pricing as a negotiation tool and if you use TrueCar in conjunction with PenFed, I got a discounted loan rate of 0.74% APR.

    Tips for everyone doing car shopping:

    - Do not go into the dealership for price negotiations
    - Negotiate via e-mail primarily and ask for written quotes via e-mail (they might be hesitant at first to send you something in writing, but insist that you will not come in until you will get an email quote with VIN, MSRP, etc).
    - Compare MSRPs and ask the dealers to compete against each other
    - You have no idea how many times I've heard "AT THAT PRICE WE WOULD GO OUT OF BUSINESS" nonsense from these dealers (stealers).
    - Get financing setup ahead of time and PenFed/TrueCar has an amazing rate of 0.74% right now
    - Even though I got a good deal at $20,550 out the door, I'm certain that the dealership made atleast $1k on the car, if not more.
  • in south florida.
    MSRP 28300 for the Camry Hybrid LE with stupid options (toyota guard elite/ carpet mats/ tinting)
    Residual 66%
    MF is 0.00147
    OTD: 0 down +35 payments of 306/mo all inc
    I did buy the excess wear and tear ($19/mo)

    Your price is very good I would say based on MSRP plus if you indeed decide to buy, you only pay 61%.
  • car_buyer_2013car_buyer_2013 Posts: 8
    edited July 2013
    Is the 18500 inclusive of the destination fee of $795?

    States like VA charge high dealer fee. How much is the dealer fee in your area?

    How much is the tax in your state?
  • Yes, $18,500 includes the destination charge. The dealer fee was $499 and tax was $1,412. Again, this is for a bare boned 2013 Camry LE with just driver power seat and carpet mats. No other bells and whistles (navigation, back-up camera, moonroof, etc.)

    Taxes in Georgia are high for cars. Sales tax for general items is 6% and I paid 8% effective tax for my Camry.

    I think I could have saved another $300-$500 if I had more time. I would have ended up renting a car for a few days, so it wasn't worth it.
  • Hope this might be helpful.
    I just bought XLE MSRP 29570 for
    Car price $24,182+ destination +delear fee+ VA tax and title= 26898 with 0 down 0% apr.

    Bells and whistles:
    --CONVENIENCE PKG -inc: Smart key system w/push button start rearview camera electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass anti-theft alarm system engine immobilizer HomeLink universal garage door opener
    --LEATHER PKG -inc: leather seats leather door trim w/integrated armrests multi-stage heated front seats front passenger pwr seat
    --NAVIGATION DISPLAY AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER/MP3/WMA CAPABILITY -inc: 6.1" touch screen w/vehicle info aux audio jack USB input w/iPod connectivity & control SiriusXM satellite radio w/(3) months subscription HD Radio w/iTunes tagging Entune (3) years subscription w/Bing & Pandora real-time info for traffic/weather/fuel prices/sports/stocks voice recognition (6) speakers
    --Sun/Moonroof
  • farmer20farmer20 Posts: 16
    edited July 2013
    Think I can contribute to this forum about my pleasant experience on buying Camry SE. Yesterday (July 18) I purchased 2013 Camry SE for my son at Sterling McCall Toyota, it was a very nice experience I hope to share here.

    Last Saturday’s Houston Chronicle newspaper had an advertisement by Joe Myer Toyota with $5000 off for Camry in SE and XLE model. I contacted Joe Myer Toyota and Alex was very helpful and quick to respond. Unfortunately they did not have a Camry with the option my son likes: SE with leather seat but without sunroof and NAV (nowadays with most kids having smart phones containing GPS, who wants to spend > $1500 for an installed NAV?). We have another two cars at home with sunroofs as standard and have never used them.

    So I contacted Sterling McCall Toyota and Mr. Ury Cuellar replied my email promptly. After I described the car with options, he quickly found one which just arrived in their dealership a few days ago as he said. I scheduled an appointment the following day and met Ury after work. I brought the newspaper with me with hope to save the back and forth negotiation time.

    The initial discount was about $4000, rebate $1500, $500 for my purchasing a Lexus car at their sister dealership Sterling McCall Lexus in Feb, then $2000 discount from the dealership. I was very firm with $5K discount or clearly said that I would visit another dealership with newspaper if no $5000 discount was available, so after another two back and forths, the deal was sealed with $5000 discount within 20 minutes.

    So here is the detail:
    2013 Toyota Camry 4dr Sdn I4 Auto SE
    2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, leather seat, no sunroof, no NAV, with 5 miles.

    MSRP: $26,868.00
    Rebate: -$1,500
    Loyal customer: -$500
    Dealer discount: -$3,000
    The final sale price: $21,868
    Plus Tax, Title and License the same amount which everyone in Texas has to pay.
    Road hazard: $698

    Did not buy extended warrantee, but road hazard for tire and wheel damage since the road condition in Houston is very challenging for any type of tires including Michelin. This is a very good investment since all of our cars encountered tire damage within one year.

    In the end, I found about $60-$80 extra charges like inspection, dealer tax and others added to the final contract. Since the amount was not over $100 and the dealership provided a full tank of gas, I did not questioned.

    The final OTD price is about $24,300.

    I usually buy car at the end of month, or quarter, but this time it seems Toyota is really giving a huge discount to attract people to buy. We thought about Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. The discount for Corona is $4k, for Tundra is hard to believe: $10k, did not see discount for other models. I wish Camry could have $10K discount. If you plan to buy a Toyota car, I think it is a good time now and the rebate may disappear very soon. Remember to bring a Houston Chronicle Saturday edition with ad of $5000 discount for Camry. This may save you a lot time and saliva. I saw other people had posted here not pleasant experience with Sterling McCall dealerships, but my experience so far is nice for two cars, so at least you should give it a try.
  • emvtimeemvtime Posts: 7
    Whenever I check truecar pricing it comes around 20000 before tax and title. Am I missing something.

    Who are the dealers I can contact for this kind of price?
  • gnartgnart Posts: 36
    Dealer negotiation depends on your location. What is your locale?
  • emvtimeemvtime Posts: 7
    Thanks for your response. I am in NJ. Yesterday once I got $18,100 - $18,400 in NJ and NY area but dealer did not honor that price. He told that there is some error on truecar site.
  • gnartgnart Posts: 36
    I am down in Maryland. There is an MD dealer that others and I got excellent OTD price from. NJ is a little way, depending on where in NJ. Best of Wishes.
  • emvtimeemvtime Posts: 7
    I would not mind driving from MD if the difference is in thousands :) what is price you paid other than Tax, Title and Registration.
  • richbf2richbf2 Posts: 73
    Hi all, I would like to share my purchasing experience of 13 Camry. Here is a breakdown

    msrp: 24,750
    discount: 4,350
    plus TTL and dealer's fee of $390.00.
    OTD is 22,120.00

    Floor manager on that day said he could not give 5k off b/c this LE equips with moonroof. I could have done better had I waited or walked away but I went ahead and took the deal. What do you guys think?
  • gnartgnart Posts: 36
    I purchased an XLE from the dealer. I helped another Edmunds fella, he also bought an XLE from the dealer. He was from PA. His local dealers could only come to around $2k more.

    The tax is calculated based on the state that you lived in. I bought a 2012 in March of 2012. He bought a 2013 in Aug/Sept of 2013. It took him a little longer because he wanted to look and see if any other dealer could match. He got some bait and switch, and finally gave up and bought a fully loaded.

    I paid $26,400 OTD.... List was $29,600 + destination + dealer + tax + title.... I should have waited and get the 2013 (lol). He paid a little more for the fully loaded XLE.
  • shekkharshekkhar Posts: 1
    I am buying toyota camery sle with convenience package (cost around 3600$) in ohio with 26000 out of door price, please suggest me if its reasonable deal. I am really confused
  • adamzhaoadamzhao Posts: 2
    is this a good deal or not ? just for the basic model, no other options. I am in Alabama.
  • gnartgnart Posts: 36
    You didn't provide much information: example 4cyl/6cyl. Presuming that it's a 4cyl, 2013 basic SE, ALA tax 2%, dealer cash back incentive $1,000.00. It's not a good deal... Good Luck.
  • gnartgnart Posts: 36
    Ohio sales tax 7%, for around $1K more you could get an XLE. That's without Toyota's incentive. Toyota current incentive is $1000.00 so you should be able to get an XLE for a few hundreds more.... negotiate the deal my friend... tell them you want another $500.00 off, you will get it..... send me $100.00.
  • adamzhaoadamzhao Posts: 2
    yes . it's a 4 cyl. basic se. the car price is 20900. they charge 499 documentation fee and $500 dealer fee, the tax they said was 4.35%. the total is about 224000. I gave them 21500. but they still didn't want to give it to me
  • whyhellotherewhyhellothere Posts: 1
    edited August 2013
    I live in CA (specifically Los Angeles) and am looking for an SE. So far, my lowest offer is $23,956.00 for the SE with convenience package (includes anti-theft alarm, moonroof, navigation, smart start, etc.). This isn't OTD, this is just the lowest price anyone's offered me so far. Edmunds true value calculator states I should be paying around $25,877 before fees, so is this a good deal?

    I'm kinda worried, cause the $1000 rebate is ending this Monday, so I want to get this done as quickly as possible.
  • Hi sukaht,

    Did you buy your 2013 Camry LE? If so, what is your final OTD price? or any car buying information in NJ is welcome. I also want to buy a 2013 Camry LE.

    Thanks,
  • Hi all,

    Can anybody provide me some price information for 2013 Camry LE in New Jersey? I got a price from Truecar.com
    $20279 + dealer documentation fee $75 + TTL = $22100.

    Is this a reasonable deal?

    Thanks!
  • dweletdwelet Posts: 2
    Got the basic LE no extras for $19300. This does not include taxes and registration.
  • Hi dwelet,

    Thank you so much for your response. Your price is much lower than I could get. Could you please tell me the dealer information?

    Thanks again.
  • dweletdwelet Posts: 2
    I bought in Sedalia, Missouri
  • Hi dwelet,

    Thanks again. I just got a price quote from a dealer in NJ at $21988 OTD for 2013 Camry LE. This is the lowest one I've got so far. I plan to take it soon.

    Best,
  • rman66rman66 Posts: 21
    I am looking for a good deal on the fully loaded Camry Hybrid. I live in Seattle, and it is almost impossible to get any deal in this area that is even remotely reasonable. because of this, I am willing to travel out of state to clinch a deal. Any suggestions on the area I need to be looking at?
    thank you.
  • 22000 OTD,IL
  • rman66rman66 Posts: 21
    edited August 2013
    I received the following quote from a dealer in Seattle area.

    2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE with navigation and leather interior navigation, leather interior,
    blind spot monitor, convenience package and sunroof

    MSRP $32810
    Invoice $30725
    Internet Quote I receieved is $29385

    is this a good deal? How much can I offer for this?

    The rear end is so butt ugly though on teh Camry.. Toyota needs to learn something from Nissan
  • bengoshibengoshi Posts: 5
    edited August 2013
    -purchased 8/10/13 in Roswell, GA at Toyota dealer
    2013 Toyota Camry LE White, has Leather Seats (beige), no sunroof and no navigation
    -total out the door price including negotiated car price, all state taxes, charges, a $77 payoff of leftover prior loan balance after my trade-in, and dealer fees ($700): $22,097.74
    -financed $22,097 thru Toyota at the dealer: 0 down payment, 3.59% APR + $125 finance fee for 60 months
    -monthly payment (includes $125 finance fee spread out through 60 months): $405.76, no prepayment penalty if I pay off early
    -also includes free oil changes for 25,000 miles or 24 months

    Hope this info helps. I don't think I got the best deal I could have gotten, but based on other posts and research it seems fairly reasonable. Spent about 4 hours at the dealer in total.
  • japudejapude Posts: 8
    If it is Nalley Toyota, they are cheat.. Never heard of finance fees? With toyota offering 0%, why should they charge 3.59% APR? Credit Unions are better off than these guys. They are Leechers..

    I got Camry L in July long weekend for $19,600 OTD including all fees, taxes and title. LE would have been $1000 more.

    See if they would buy same Camry from you at price you paid.. There are other dealers in ATL (e.g. Marietta Toyota, World Toyota) which have no dealer fees and matching price.
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