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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Camry Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • brianwybrianwy Posts: 2
    From what i can tell, dealers in atlanta are offering some good prices on 2002 camrys. i just bought an le with auto and package #1 4 cyl. for $18,150 plus tax and tag about $1000 under invoice. i also financed with them at a competetive rate of 6% if anyone is looking, email me and i will tell you what dealers are offering some good prices, i spent quite a bit of time getting quotes from dealers in the southeast and it seems the atlanta market is extremely competetive. brian
  • hallagehallage Posts: 24
    I can't figure out how to find your e-mail address. I live in Atlanta and want to find out what dealers to go to.

  • brianwybrianwy Posts: 2
    you can email me at

  • lookenlooken Posts: 4
    So okay, I learned the hard way and got lucky. There is no 3 day loophole but the dealer was nice and let me out of it. I had signed the paper Saturday after closing and it hadn't really been processed and I called as soon as they opened on Monday morning, so the car wasn't really off the lot.

    From your price of 18,500 maybe 22,000 wasn't too too high since this was a V6, with the package 3 and alloy wheels.

    I still wouldn't mind hearing more prices.

    Thanks so far
  • lilybeanlilybean Posts: 18
    I just signed for an XLE 2002 (the basic) in Minnesota for $20, 490. This included free floor mats and 3 free oil changes. I didn't get any extra discounts for hold-back money, even tho the car will be ordered. I still wonder if I shouldn't have waited for a 2003, but I guess it's a moot point now. They did try to pull the "whinny-whine" about advertising fees, but it's a dealer-ploy, more than a Toyota mandate, in my opinion. At least I didn't get stuck with that one, thanks to the good folk here! I get the *feeling* that I could have dealt a little harder, but I am new at this. The warranty negotiations are still ahead. I've heard that these can be negotiated quite heavily too. Does anyone have any experience on this?

    Thanks in advance,
  • andrelaplumeandrelaplume Posts: 934
    The will no doubt throw out a figure way too high. The will even try to include a number of freebies to make the price seem more reasonsble. Keep the following in mind:

    ONLY consider the platinum warranty with a zero deductible.

    Based on previous posts a fair price for the 6/75 platinum with $0 deductible would be about $850. YOUU CAN DO BETTER ON THOUGH by shopping around at OTHER dealers for a warranty. Just pick up the phone or send an email. I got a 7/75 for $675!!!

    Pull up some of the posts by CLIFFY1 for some very poignant veiws on warranties or better yet email him with questions.
  • michaelm10michaelm10 Posts: 11
    Considering purchasing 2002 Camry XLE with package # 8 and side air bag option. Edmunds TMV for this vehicle with package and option indicates $23,372. I live in the Baltimore, Md.region. Would appreciate knowng if anyone living in this region has paid TMV, or close to, TMV for this vehicle. If so, will you be good enough to list the dealer and location. I don't mind traveling a reasonable distance. Thanks
  • mackabeemackabee Posts: 4,709
    22,000.00 plust ttl is a heck of a good deal for a v6 le. You might be able to shave a 100 bucks or so, but is this the car you want? If it is then go for it. V6 Le's are getting hard to come by right around now, transition to the 03's is just around the corner.

    : )

  • suziq1suziq1 Posts: 1
    I am in Houston . What is a great deal on a V-6 Camry LE with Pkg.# 3 and Leather?
  • yankeryanker Posts: 156
    The 2003 Avalon is already here in upstate New York. When is the 2003 due to come out?
  • saiboysaiboy Posts: 1
    I am in northern virginia. One dealer offer me $19,999 for 2002 Camry LE with package #3, ABS, and side air bag. This is the best offer I got so far. All other dealers offer me around $21,000 showing me a paper which shows $21,003 as the invoice price. Should I go for it?
  • Does anyone know if there are rebates or incentives for 2002 Camry in july I live in N.Y.N.J area & what the financing rate is
  • michaelm10michaelm10 Posts: 11
    I can't find the invoce price for All Weater Mats for 2002 Camry. Will much appreciate info. concerning subject.
  • balaramcsbalaramcs Posts: 1
    Hi Sai,
    I live in N VA too. I am planning to buy the car with same options in this week. Can you please let me know which dealer gave this deal. Or send me your contact info so I can clarify my doubts.

    Thanks for your help,
    Ballu (
  • entrnentrn Posts: 4
    I bought 02 Camry XLE 4 cyl with floor mats, Front and rear curtain airbags in the south new jersey area for 300 over invoice including the adv fee and stupid dealer decor pkg (pinstripes door edge guards and window etching) for $21592. Gave me 14k for my trade. The actual trade value is 12.5k with the miles. One dealer offered me 10k at first and went up to 12k.. they would sell for 100 over invoice. I walked on them! Went to dealer 2 and got above deal. ALso got the color I wanted. Now here comes the bad part. While doing the papers the salesman came to the desk and had a sad look to his face. He said he was gettting into the car and a lady customer backed up into the car and hit the rear bumper and scratched it. Went and looked at the car and it had 2, 6inch x a quarter inch Black scratches on it. No internal bumper damage or spider cracks. Everyone was mad. I asked if we can do a dealer trade but the catch was I would lose the pinstripes edge guards and etching that was included in the price. They would not credit me for it. They offered to paint entire bumper and give a rental for the day and 2 free oil changes. I agreed but no oil changes I wanted money off the car. They took off another 100 bucks and I accepted that. They guarenteed that it will be good as new. I know that sometimes the cars come banged up or scratched from delivery and the body shop takes car of it. People buy these cars all the time and never know that something happened to it in the delivery process. I figured this was minor and unloading my trade was more important. My trade was a major problem and I was getting want I wanted for it. I probably could have found a cheaper price of a couple hundred off but the trade was a big factor. I know all in all the dealer always winds up on top. But know they have to put a grand or so to fix the rear again for the 3rd time. So maybe I am on top? No more headaches and hopefully this car holds up to its reliablity stats. THis is my first toyota. What do you think? Would anybody do any different in my situation? Anybody find a cheap price for exteneded warranties 7year/100k/0 ded? They wanted 1100. I know somewhere in this country there is a cheaper price. Thanks for listening.
  • rieszriesz Posts: 3
    I'm a grad. student. I want to buy camry LE.
    But the price which dealers suggest is so high.
    They all said the price below invoice is impossible.
    The maximum discount among them is invoice +400.
    Is this possible??? I think the 2003 camry is in the offing, isn't it? Probably, this August???
    What should I do?
    I'll buy it if I buy the car at the invoice price, just.
    Please, advise me.

    Thank you in advance.
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,776
    I've seen them below invoice in California, your part of the country is harder to deal.
  • First, thanks to all who have participated in this helped us figure out at the beginning the buying process what a real-world "fair" price range might be for the car. In the end, we did very, very well and paid well under invoice, mostly due to a a short-term dealer-specific discount. Here is what we got and what we paid and where we got it:

    Camry SE V6, Lunar Mist exterior. and Charcoal interior. Option Packages were: "GK" (leather, keyless entry, power drivers seat, JBL 6-CD changer with extra speakers, rear sunshade, cargo net, power moonroof), "HD" (heated front seats), "BE" (extra front airbags), and "Z1" (carpet cargo mat set).

    MSRP: 28,294
    Invoice: approx 25,300
    Dealer's posted "no haggle" price: 25,398
    What we paid: 24,898 (due to a $500 "coupon" valid at this dealer through 7/15/02)

    Purchased the vehicle at Carmax/Laurel Toyota in Laurel, Maryland...about halfway between Baltimore and DC just off of I-95. Had a great experience...arranged the whole purchase and financing (presently 2.9% for 36 months through the end of July) over the phone, sprinted 90 minutes down from Wilmington DE, arrived 10 minutes before closing, and were on our way with the new vehicle very quickly.

    Best of luck with your own purchases...
  • petrnycpetrnyc Posts: 47
    Let's hear some more recent experiences purchasing 02' Camry. I am in NYC/NJ/PA are and looking for hot deals on 4 cyl. Camry SE. I would like to hear about good deals in neighboring states as well. Let's hear it all !
  • myvan1myvan1 Posts: 6
    I live in Phx, Az. I just purchased a 02 LE 4 with auto, Pkg#2, moon roof and tinted windows for 18,500 including des. charge and ad fee. It came out 20,978 after tax and tag.
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