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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Corolla Prices Paid and Buying Experiences



  • jimmimimjimmimim Posts: 1
    edited May 2013
    Just bought a 2013 Corrolla L with automatic for 15993.63 OTD at Toyota of Melbourne in Florida . They were advertising 25% off MSRP but they obviously did not honor that. Tried the hard sell with a package of floor mats, window tint and nitrogen filled tires for $1000. Car did not have any options aside from the mats they threw in at the end. Car also came with one of those lifetime limited powertrain warranty.

    Car MSRP $17920.

    What I paid.

    Car $14000.00
    Dealer Fees 934.50
    Registration 137.40
    Sales Tax @6.5% 921.73

    Total $15993.63

    The bad part is that they insisted I use their financing at 6.49% @ 60 months. Had a pre approval from BA for 3.29% @ 60 months. I will refinance just as soon as I get the payment stub from the lender. Overall a F+ experience.
  • cowlumbuscowlumbus Posts: 2
    edited June 2013
    Just bought a 2013 Toyota Corolla LE with Automatic for $17,000 at OTD.
    0 down, 0 interest rate, 60 months.

    I first requested at Here is what I got from

    Price estimate:$16,496 Estimated savings: $2,498(12.58%) off MSRP.
    MSRP(18,975) = Base MSRP (18,180) + Destination fee (795).
    Total price estimate: 16,496 +250 (doc fee) = 17,046 (before TTL)

    The saved $2,498 includes $750 Toyota Corolla Factory Cash Back. This is for pay the car in cash only. If for finance, the $750 will be added to the price, i.e., 17,046+750 = 17796.

    Then I negotiated with the best-price-offer dealer. Here is what I paid:

    Vehicle Price: 16674.13
    Documentary fee: 250.00
    Sales tax: 1142.37
    Title/filing fees: 33.50
    Sub total: 18100.00

    Net trade-in allowance: -600.00
    Rebate(s): -500.00

    Balance due: 17000.00

    Rebate is for recent college graduate. Trade-in is a 2000 Ford Focus SE Wagon, 135,000 miles. One cylinder is not working.

    At the check out with the finance, they tried to sell me a lot of staffs, including the Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) Addendum, and I declined all of them.
  • wzhy70wzhy70 Posts: 15
    edited June 2013
    live in SF bay area in CA.

    Bought my corolla LE, (MSRP 19,200) during Memorial day promotion.

    Vehicle Promotion Price: 15999.00
    Dealer Documentary fee: 80.00 +/-
    Sales tax: 9%
    Title/filing fees: 200+/-

    RebToyota Loyalty ate: -500.00
    Cashe rebate: -1000

    if You have kid graduating, you will have another 1000 graduation rebate.

    Sub total: 16180.00 OTD price
  • cowlumbuscowlumbus Posts: 2
    wzhy70, this is really a great deal. How did you get it? A share of experience would be appreciated.
  • jimmytulsajimmytulsa Posts: 48
    edited June 2013
    Redesigned 2014 Corolla coming out in September.
  • sam365sam365 Posts: 3
    Looking to buy a new 2013 Corolla LE in Washington (State), Idaho or Utah. What is a good price before sales tax? Any good dealers that you recommend that offer low prices in those states? When do you expect the Corolla's to be discounted (high incentives) due to the new significantly redesigned 2014 Corolla hitting the dealer lots by September. I don't have the recent grad or military discount. I heard of some screaming 2012 Honda Civic deals when the new 2013 Civic arrived.
  • sam365sam365 Posts: 3
    Has anybody heard of any dealers aggressively discounting the 2013s or used Corollas based on the new 2014's coming in August? If so, what kind of discount do you expect as the dealers try to move the 2013s?
  • live in SF bay area in CA, bought in Dublin area.

    Bought my 2013 corolla LE, (MSRP 19,200) during July 4th promotion.

    RebToyota Loyalty ate: -500.00
    Cashe rebate: -1000

    Sub total: 16500.00 OTD price

    Good luck with you and thanks for sharing!
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
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  • Silver Corolla S. No additional options except floor mats. We expect a small refund on the Title/Reg/Tag. It was an estimate because the car was bought from Matt @ Toyota Of Hollywood in Florida but will be Titled, Reg/Tag and used in New Jersey. (Dealers in NJ either wouldn't or couldn't come close to this price). Heres the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

    Vehicle Price 15,788.00
    Dealer Fee 750.00
    Tire/ Batt Fee 6.50
    Lemon Law 2.00
    Sales Tax 1,108.00
    Title, Reg./Tag 470.00
    Total OTD 18,124.00
  • stewaresteware Posts: 6
    edited July 2013
    Have liked this car so much that I just bought another for about $300 less than the first one. Took a bit of back and forth to get it even cheaper, but got it done.
    Speer Mabry at Mike Edman Toyota in Merritt Island is the man!
  • Just bought a 2013 Toyota Corolla LE with tinting for 17,900 OTD in Corpus Christi, TX.
    MSRP 19,200 + 399 for tinting
    Selling Price 17331.25 minus 750 college grad rebate = 16581.25 plus ttl, fees = 17895.28
    This is with 0% financing and I put down payment of 2900 so monthly payment is 249.92
    I was getting internet prices from two dealerships in the area, starting from 19,700 OTD to 18,900 to 17,986 then both matched 17,900. I went with the one closer to home.
  • emvtimeemvtime Posts: 7

    I am also planning to get my Car from GA as the price difference between NJ dealers and GA dealers is too much.

    I have quick question did you fly to FL and drove back to NJ or is there any other way I can get my car here.
  • prijayprijay Posts: 26
    What was the msrp on the car? Was this automatic transmission or manual?
  • stewaresteware Posts: 6
    I live in Merritt Island,FL...Just bought my second Corolla in 2 months. Both are 2013 Corolla L with Manual Trans.
    They are offering HUGE price discount on ALL Corolla models here.
    My first one was 13,690 + tt&l.
    The second was 13,590 + tt&l.
    They're running about $4k off MSRP on all models here.
    Been very happy with both.
    And I traded my 2012 Honda Civic Si for the second one. I miss it, but it needed basically a new motor after losing qt of oil every 1,000 miles. Cant beat the savings for the trade.
  • I was also tracking prices in the Atlanta area and they seemed even better than South Florida. My daughter flew down one way from NJ and drove the car back. There are other ways to get the car back to NJ but with the additional costs you might not realize the savings you anticipate. Though the price difference is sooo much you still might.
  • Automatic. The MSRP is meaningless. Negotiate from the bottom up (dealer cost) not MSRP down. Auto Buying 101.
  • karhill1karhill1 Posts: 152
    Yes, and compute your initial price as follows:

    Invoice, less holdback, less incentives, plus 2-3 % profit.

    Work up from that number, not down from any price the dealer quotes.

    Use True Car Target Price to get the dealer's true initial price offer. Reduce that by $299, TC's commission paid by the dealer for any new car sale through TC. This is a price at which most dealers would likely sell with no real negotiation.

    If your dealer will not play ball, use your feet and look elsewhere. You may not get the dealer's best offer unless you make them think you are leaving.
  • jordan88jordan88 Posts: 30
    I have been emailing numerous dealers for quotes and this is the best offer I have received so far. Please let me know what you think.

    2013 Corolla S Magnetic Gray MSRP $20,650
    Options include Premium Package and Carpet Floor Mats.

    $181 month including MA Tax with $1000 down for 24 months. (12,000 miles)

    Money Factor is 0.0002, No details on Residual yet.

    Thank you for our help!
  • jennisjennis Posts: 2
    Hi Ashley?

    I live in Oakland and is looking to buy the 2013 Corolla LE as well. You got an amazing deal. If you're willing, can you let me know who you worked with at Dublin? So far, the lowest I've gotten is $17,600 OTD.

    my email is:

    Thank you
  • prijayprijay Posts: 26
    Did you finance with toyota at 0% or ?
  • Got a 2013 white one in Sacramento area for ~$16900 OTD. very satisfied. we took $1000 incentives instead of 0apr.
  • prijayprijay Posts: 26
    edited August 2013
    I am looking to buy the same car for my daughter, can you please provide a breakdown for your cost such as:

    Any Options on the car:
    Automatic Transmission or Manual:

    Vehicle Price:
    Dealer Fee:
    Any other fees:
    Sales Tax:
    Title, Reg./Tag:
    Total OTD $16,900

    Also did you pay cash for the vehicle or did you finance it?
    If financed where from and what rate?
  • billtracybilltracy Posts: 1
    edited August 2013
    Just got a 2013 Corolla S with automatic transmission.
    MSRP was $18,219
    Sales Price $14,500
    Tax $920
    Total out the door price $15,422

    This was at Cobb County Toyota in Kennesaw Georgia.
    Paul Garfield was the salesman, very nice, highly recommended!

    They have about a dozen 2013 Corollas left on the lot.

    no dealer fees, nothing else added.
  • jennisjennis Posts: 2
    I just bought a 2013 LE with an OTD price of $16,800. Elk Grove, Maita and Roseville offered me the same OTD price. Took the $1K incentive instead of 0% APR.
  • prijayprijay Posts: 26
    billlinux i had posted the following question for you yesterday but didnt get a response. Please let me know:

    I am looking to buy the same car for my daughter, can you please provide a breakdown for your cost such as:

    Any Options on the car:
    Automatic Transmission or Manual:

    Vehicle Price:
    Dealer Fee:
    Any other fees:
    Sales Tax:
    Title, Reg./Tag:
    Total OTD $16,900

    Also did you pay cash for the vehicle or did you finance it?
    If financed where from and what rate?
  • prijayprijay Posts: 26
    Did you get the 0% financing from Toyota or did you pay cash or finance from somewhere else?

    Where there any rebates/incentives included in your price?
  • Dear Forum Members,
    I would appreciate any feedback on recent 2013 Corolla LE purchases with 0% financing. I am also interested in window tinting and LoJack. Would appreciate any suggestions - will purchase in 7 days.
    Thanks a lot.
  • prijayprijay Posts: 26
    edited August 2013
    Just bought a Corolla LE yesterday OTD price: $17,288 the only options were carpet mats, window tints and nitro fill tires (not sure what the advantage of this is or the cost associated with it). Took the $1000 cash rebate ilo 0% financing.
  • Hello, I am in the market for a Corolla LE as well. Does the $17,288 price include the financing fee? What are your monthly payments and what was your APR if you don't mind me asking. Also, was this in the Sacramento or Northern California area? Thanks for your help. I'm looking to buy in the next few weeks before the 14's come out
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