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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Camry Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Very true, here in TX doc fee is $50.00. What often occurs is they try to hit you with high dealer prep fees and of course the added gulf coast fees that often times drive up the price compared to other areas.
  • Does anyone know how these dealers can offer 5 cars at this price? Is it a true price or are they just trying to get people in the door and then add on extras to the price? I saw a similar deal in the Friday paper from Power Cerritos. However, all the internet quotes for a standard 4-cylinder, automatic LE are around $18,500-19,500.
  • waltchanwaltchan Posts: 123
    Power Toyota Cerritos has more than 120 Camry LE I4 autos in-stock, and get 10 from shipment everyday. The ad price is the price you pay. No gimmicks, no hassles. The way it works is the dealer tries to sell all their oldest inventory first for $17,477. Manufactured date is probably July 2008, based on the VIN #. 50% of the Camry LEs for $17,477 will have more than 30 miles on the odometer due to test drives. The internet quotes are for the newest Camry LEs in inventory with manufactured date of October 2008 and less than 8 miles on the odometer. Of course, not everyone will want to pay $17,477 with 30 miles on the odometer. If a buyer wants to pay more with lower miles due to concerns with quality and prefers the one with a stronger new car smell, so be it.
  • Thanks for the good (and interesting) info. So, if they have a lot of the "older" cars in stock, is it possible to just go there to get one anytime? The internet guy at Power said to go in early on Fridays in order to get that deal. Also, should there be any quality concerns if there are only around 30 miles on the car?
  • waltchanwaltchan Posts: 123
    Last time I was there, they will only do 5-10 Camrys for $17,477 every weekend. You cannot select. It's possible that the colors availabe suck. They have a paper written with all the VIN #s available from the ad near the parts department. If the VIN # is highlighted, it's already sold. If the VIN # is not highlighed, it's still available. All 10 Camrys from the ad price were highlighed, meaning that all Camrys for $17,477 were sold and they will not do anymore for $17,477. If you need to get one on other days, most likely you will need to pay invoice price. Friday morning is the beginning day for their weekly ad prices and your greatest chance to select. You should not be worried with quality concerns at all, even with 30 miles.

    Check out Hooman Toyota at Long Beach, CA. They are selling 3-5 Camry LE I4 auto every week for $17,388, cheaper than Power Toyota, but selection is more limited.
  • The fitzmall site has a few LE automatics between 18,600 and 19,600. If I read the site right that includes the destination charge and the floor mats which I think are extra in 2008s. Are the prices they post on their site negotiable, or are they the lowest price?

    How do I tell if I have to pay sales tax in too states if I get one from Maryland?

    Is Friday the best day too check the news papers for auto ads in all states?
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    Out of all of their dealerships, there are two in that area that are Toyota, Chambersburg PA and Gaithersburg, MD. You only pay sales tax in PA, since you're from Pgh.

    To my knowledge, their no-haggle prices are no-haggle, I've never heard of anyone getting a better deal from them than their web detailed prices.

    Give them a call, I've always found them very pleasant to deal with, and extremely helpful for any and all questions. I've shopped them for Toyota's, a Nissan, a Suzuki, and a Chevy, but they have other brands as well. For Toyota's, I've been to the Gaithersburg site, but have only driven by (and called) the Chambersburg one which would be one closest to you.
  • It seems like all dealers would need to do something like this to get rid of cars that have a lot of test drive mileage on them. What do they do with cars once they get too many test drive miles on them and nobody buys them? I'm thinking that there are probably other dealers around SoCal that are doing this type of markdown, too, but maybe just not announced (if anyone knows of any others, please share!).

    I assume that all these cars are basic, stock LEs with no options. If I wanted to add the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) option, is this something that is installable or does it have to come from manufacturing?

    Thanks again for all the great info!
  • waltchanwaltchan Posts: 123
    The only option included in all ad vehicles is floor mats. Otherwise, vehicle stability control is not included.
  • I live in NC. Excluding TTL and the current incentives, what is a good price for a
    XLE V6 and a LE V6.

    Thanks.
  • I am looking to trade in my 2004 Camry XLE. It has 55k miles on it. Blue book says its worth about 10,500 in Good condition.

    With that said, im looking to trade it in for a NEW 2009 XLE. What should I expect to pay for a new 2009? Can someone give me an amount i can go into the dealership with so i dont get screwed? Out the door price would be great!!

    Here is the internet quote I got: He told me that my car is worth 16-17k!!!

    pleased to inform you that the Toyota Camry that you have requested is available!
    MSRP on the following vehicle is $28,634
    Your special E-Price:$24,350
    This price includes Toyota manufacturer rebate of $750

    Factory Installed Accessories: FE HD LA VS
    Port Installed Accessories ..: CF

    Retail
    Vehicle Base Model ....................: $ 25575.00
    Total Accessories .....................: $ 2339.00

    MECHANICAL & PERFORMANCE
    2.4L 158HP 4Cyl DOHC 16V VVT-i SFI Eng.
    5-Speed ECT-i Automatic Transmission
    16" Alloy Wheels w/P215/60R16 Tires
    Power Assisted Rack & Pinion Steering
    4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    Temporary Spare Tire
    SAFETY
    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
    Dr & Fr Pass Advanced Airbag Sys (SRS)
    Dr & Fr Pass Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    Front and Rear Side Curtain Airbags
    Driver''s Knee Airbag
    3-Point Seatbelts w/ALR/ELR Pass Belts
    Child Restraint System (Latch)
    Direct Tire Pressure Monitor System
    Engine Immobilizer with Alarm
    EXTERIOR
    Integrated Fog Lamps
    Halogen Auto On/Off Headlamps
    Daytime Running Lights
    Color-Keyed Pwr, Heated Outside Mirrors
    Chrome Exhaust Tip
    COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
    Power Driver and Passenger Seats
    Sliding Center Armrest
    Dual Zone Auto Climate w/Pollen Filter,
    Rear Vents & Plasmacluster Ionizer
    Cruise Control
    JBL Digital AM/FM/MP3 6-Disc In-Dash CD
    Chgr w/Bluetooth/8 spkrs,In 6 Loc,440Wts
    XM/Sirius; Req''s Subscr, Antenna & Recvr
    Homelink Universal Transceiver
    Power Tilt/Slide Moonroof w/ Sunshade
    Reclining Rear Seats w/ Center Armrest
    Wood Grain Style Interior Trim
    Power Windows w/ Driver''s Auto Up/Down
    In-Key Remote Keyless Entry System
    Power Door Locks w/ Anti-Lockout Feature
    Tilt/Telescopic Steering Whl w/Controls
    Var Int Wipers/Auto-Diming RrView Mirror
    w/Compass/Rr Personal Reading Lamps
    Manually Retractable Rear Sunshade
    Retail Total
    Vehicle Base Model ..........................:$ 25575.00 $ 25575.00
    50 State Emissions .........................
    Driver and Front Passenger Heated Seats .... 440.00
    Leather Package including Power Seats ...... 1050.00
    Vehicle Stability Control w/ Traction ...... 650.00
    Control ....................................
    Carpet/Trunk Mat Set ....................... 199.00
    --------- ---------
    Total Accessories ...........................: $ 2339.00 $ 2339.00
    Destination Charge ..........................: $ 720.00
    TDA .........................................:
    Gasoline ....................................:
    Dealer Holdback .............................:
    Whsl. Financial Reserve .....................:
    ---------
    Total .......................................: $ 28634.00
  • I'm started looking for Camry LE and the quote I got is for $19,516 (including all the rebates and fees - on the road price). $18743 is a little better price than what I got.
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    You can NOT add VSC after it leaves the manufacturing line.
  • rik4rik4 Posts: 90
    you can add vsc but it would be so labor intensive and costly,. look for one with it already installed and save your self so big bucks
  • kiawahkiawah Posts: 3,666
    You're right, I stand corrected. Technically I guess you could do anything with enough money. From a practical and financial perspective, it's not feasible.

    I interpreted the posters' question as to whether it is a normal dealer installed option. I specifically wanted that feature on mine, which is not that common in my region. Worked with the dealer to determine it couldn't be added, so we went after want of the few VSC's that were targeted for our region. In the toyota region north of us by 2 hours, VSC is very typical.
  • I guess I'll have to phone them. I sent them an e-mail two days ago, they haven't responded. I got an automated response so I know they got it.
  • I just flew from Texas to the DC area to buy my Toyota Camry Hybrid (TCH) from Fitzgerald Auto Mall (FitzMall).

    I got the car for about $150 over INVOICE.

    The car was priced out for me ahead of time and they didn't try to "Change The Deal" after I arrived.

    John, from FitzMall, picked me up at BWI and took me to the dealership.

    The car was detailed and full of fuel. I was driving my way back to Texas in a little over an hour after I arrived at the dealership.

    Highly Recommended, Fixed Price, No-Haggle transaction!!!

    Note: Their prices on the TCH seem to have gone up since I ordered the car a few weeks ago. However, they seem to have several TCHs in stock. I suspect they will go back down soon.
  • Ordered mine by phone 2 months ago - got it fully loaded, ( Nav, satelite radio etc...) from Competition Toyota, Long Island NY.
    included will be

    P2( wanted Sirius not XM satelite and got it)
    GO
    BM
    SR
    LA
    UT
    CQ
    did not buy the floor mats, (can do better)
    price31,649.00

    I was happy with it - looked for several months, beat up a lot of salespeople....no one was able to match this
  • When talking to other dealerships, all claim that the ~$17,400 price is just a gimmick to get people to come in and that when you get there, there are no more cars at that price. Has anyone out there actually purchased a Camry LE at this price from any dealership?
  • waltchanwaltchan Posts: 123
    You will need to arrive at the dealership on Friday morning, 1 hour prior to opening. It's based on the first come, first served basis. If you miss it, then wait next week Friday morning again. Hooman Toyota of Long Beach is doing the $17,388 price again, starting on Saturday morning.

    The smaller Toyota dealers are always hesitant to do at the $17,400 price because they earn fewer revenues, although service is often better. Only the larger Toyota dealers will do at this price, like Power Toyota. Power Toyota is the #1 Camry seller in the United States.
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