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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Camry Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • My parents purchased a 2003 camry le w/auto, pwr seats, cd, ac etc., for 16994 at Toyota Town in Stockton. Good luck
  • Hi, Everyone!

    I sure could use your help!

    I've been getting price quotes from the internet departments, but I've noticed there is also a fleet department? What is the difference between the two? Is it better to buy from the fleet manager or from the internet salespeople/managers?
    Will I save more from the fleet manager? Does the fleet department handle trade-ins?

    I'm looking for a 2003 SE Camry automatic 4-cyl. with options: ABS & carpeted mats. What is a great price? Am I supposed to start below invoice? How much below? What do you think of using a car broker? How much is the car broker's fee?

    Here are the prices I have been quoted from the internet departments of the Southern California area:

    1. MSRP: $22,578.00
    Invoice: $20,266.00

    2. MSRP: $23,227.00
    Invoice: $20,874.00

    3. MSRP: $23,149.00
    Invoice: $20,888.00

    4. MSRP: $24,810.00
    Invoice: $21,855.00

    5. MSRP: $23,637.00
    Invoice: $21,497.00

    + 595 (LoJack) + 1295(7-yr)

    I keep feeling that I can do better? It's my first car buy, so I want to be 100% sure I got a great deal.

    I'm hoping for some kind of rebate in the month of December. After 12/02/2002 there should be new specials??? I also read that the end of December is the best time to buy because of the Christmas holidays?

    Is LoJack a good way to go? Should I opt for an alarm system as well, or both? Has anyone gotten the GPS system? What are the costs for the satellite tracking system? Is gap insurance a good idea?

    Sorry for such a long post! My final question is: what is the difference in insurance rates between the LE, SE, and XLE trim models?
    I'm hoping I can afford the insurance rates on the sports model (SE). What have your experiences been with new car insurance rates?

    Thanks so much!

  • So far, I've been able to talk down dealers to a price of 21,300 which includes the alloy wheels and mats which don't come factory but are not dealer add-ons. Was wondering if anybody has gotten a better price - especially around the Las Vegas area. Thanks
  • I am a serious buyer...but no idea about the price i should offer to the dealer....there is way too much difference, very confused....anybody just bought the car can share the final price here?..Post #102 may be true...but that's the only one used for the adertisement...thanks a lot
  • mux41mux41 Posts: 1
    With Spoiler, mud guard, alloy wheel, jbl premium audio with 8 speakers, floor mats and cargo mats etc..
    I am in Northern California. Bay Area.
  • Just bought a 2003 Camry LE 4cyl. automatic with abs, power driver's seat, 8 speaker jbl stereo and carpet cargo mat set in the northeast. Price includes title, tax, plates and dealer fees. I pick it up tomorrow. Yipee!
  • skymskym Posts: 11
    Can anybody tell me what they paid for a 2003 XLE V6 with: automatic, leather, side + curtain airbags, sunroof, heated seats. And what was the invoice price? I have only been able to find an invoice price of the XLE V6, but the options listed above are priced at MSRP.
  • What dealer was that at?
  • XLE V6 in phantom gray. MSRP on this vehicle is $28,190 and the internet price would be $25,167 (plus applicable taxes and fees).
    The equipment on the vehicle is
    leather seats
    dual power seats
    power moon roof
    carpet floor mats.
    The standard equipment on the vehicle includes
    -6 disk in dash cd changer,
    -automatic climate control,
    -rear sun shade,
    -rear air vents,
    -16 inch alloy wheels and many other features.
  • Got a new 2003 Camry XLE with 16" aluminum alloy wheels and of course the wonderful floor mats for 21,500 plus tax, title and doc fees. Also got 0% financing which was amazing.
  • Just purchased an XLE 4 Cyl. in stratosphere mica.

    Options are as follows:

    - air deflector;

    - carpeted floor mats;

    - side impact air bags;

    - heated seats;

    - package #8 (dual power seats, leather, alloys and sunroof).

    OTD price of $24,685.26.

  • >#112 of 117 2003 Camry LE for $20,281 by >zionda Dec 20, 2002 (11:36 am)
    >Just bought a 2003 Camry LE 4cyl. automatic >with abs, power driver's seat, 8 speaker jbl >stereo and carpet cargo mat set in the >northeast. Price includes title, tax, plates >and dealer fees. I pick it up tomorrow. Yipee!

    Zionda, Please Which dealership? I need to get a Camry just like that.
  • I just bought a 2003 Camry LE - Two questions
    1) They are offering extended warranty at $1000 for 7-years and 100K miles (bumper to bumper) - should I buy?
    2) They are offering Lojak with alarm, interior and exterior coating, and underside treatment for rust proofing for $1467. Is it worth it ?
  • manamalmanamal Posts: 434
    item 1: if it is the toyota platinum warrentee,
    it is a reasonable price

    item 2: my opninion, no.
  • Is the Dealer's Business License Tax a legitimate fee to charge a customer? I am in the Wash D.C. area and the car tax is 3% but they are charging 0.2 % for the license tax? What do you guys think?
  • I just bought a Camry LE with automatic transmission, ABS, side airbags, JBL Audio with 8 speakers 1-CD player with cassette, key less entry, power driver side seat, and mats at a price of $19,923 (not including tax and tags). I did as much looking around as I could including the web and carmax. I could not find a better price in my local Maryland area. Whether I could have done better or not is not clear. However, I wanted to post this so that other people know what they can try to beat !! Good Luck --
  • I have used to do all the legwork for me in buying/or leasing a new car. They do charge a fee for their service and will e-mail or mail you a report of the prices from five or more competing car dealers in your area. Check them out and it's the easiest way to buy/lease a car.
  • Paid $21,600. Price includes Side curtin air bags, aluminum wheels, and Z1 accessory package (carpet mats, glass breakage sensor, 1st aid kit) in Phantom Gray Pearl. Price also includes destination and "ad fees". Dealer is on Long Island, NY. No trade-in, no financing. Does not include tax, license/registration.
  • in catalina blue. It's a automatic with floor mats and trunk mat. It also came with the ToyoGuard which was $699 - final price w/ everything included was $19,150.00. We got 3.9% with a $500 rebate. How did I do?
  • sautansautan Posts: 1
    Well, i paid $24,500 out the door for 2003 Camry SE in Los Angeles with extended 7yrs warranty and 15 Free schedule maintainace service (all oil changed & oil filter FREE) except for other parts such as brake pads, timing belts, shocks & suspension that i will need to pay if required to replace, NO LABOR COST. Options i got is premium 3 in 1 Stereo system with 8 speakers, Power driver seat, dual tone sport cloth seat, 5 alloy wheels, ABS(should be standard), EBD(should be standard), Keyless entry security system(should be standard), Fog Lamp, Chrome Exhaust, and what else??? I think is a reasonable deal but not the best...what you all think??? 2003 Accord EX with Navigation for $25,875 OTD(my friend paid) with almost all options except leather... Better deal?
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