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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Camry Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • 336mil336mil Posts: 8
    Are there any options included in that $24,421 price? If not, it seems like a fair price (a few hundred dollars below invoice on a very popular model). It's also about $1500 below the Kenosha CarMax (easily drivable from the Chicago area) no-haggle price for the same model. I don't think Toyota is as aggressive in pricing the Hybrids as they other the standards models. You may be able to shave a few hundred dollars off the quote Memorial Day weekend if Toyota needs to move cars to top Honda for the monthly sales lead for sedans. But I wouldn't get too hung up on getting the absolutely lowest price possible but rather a price that meets your budget, seems fair to you, and possibly saves you the hours and aggravation necessary to haggle for a few hundred extra dollars of savings.

    Which Chicago area dealerships, please? I'm about to purchase either an Accord or a Camry, possibly this month, too.
  • jats1jats1 Posts: 2
    24,421 does not include anything else. Got it from Libertyville and Elumhurst Toyota. I am going to buy next week, if you find it cheaper let me know..
  • 336mil336mil Posts: 8
    Have you tried Schaumburg Toyota? They're the largest Toyota dealership in the area (not that that means they'll have the best price but I'd try there) and about a 20 minute ride from Elmhurst. Also Arlington Toyota in Palatine. I suppose you could ask either to beat the price you have in hand. If I get to either dealership over the holiday weekend, I'll let you know.
  • tekbottekbot Posts: 1
    Hi I live in Northern California, East Bay Area and I am looking for a Camry Hybrid. I'd like to know what a good price for one is. I've basically looked at all the East Bay Toyota Dealers. Is a Camry Hybrid around the same Price as your Camry XLE without the additions? Also I'd like to know how you negotiated. Where yo aggressive with what you wanted to pay or did you let them do all the work?

    For example: I let a salemen do all the talking and he lowered the price from $27,800 total, to $24,800 with tax, documentation fees and all. I basically kept telling him that I was not ready to negotiate and he kept lowering the price to keep me from walking out the door. Eventually I did, because it was my first time looking at Camry Hybrids. What do you reccomend?
  • bryanhl7bryanhl7 Posts: 1
    In upstate New York, I made an offer on a black 2013 Camry LE today. The MSRP was $24,418. Dealer claims that invoice is $22,539. They offered me $22,000, which includes two "sale tickets" that bring it down to that price. I offered $19,000 initially. I am not looking for any interior or exterior options at all (I am even going to get my own floor mats). Locally, I could get a similarly-equipped 2013 Altima for $19,000 and a 2013 Sonata for $18,500 (newspaper-advertised prices). I am not accepting the offer of $22,000 (although it does line up with Edmunds' TMV). Does anyone have any advice? Thanks so much, as this is a very difficult decision!
  • drjjjjdrjjjj Posts: 25
    edited May 2013
    Demo that's been beat is the only way you get a 13 SE for under $20K and all the rebates included or a trade that showed $19K but is BS!

    Figure $3,000 off list as the best price on a Camry period, unless you get a college grad, military rebate or loaded V6. These must be Ford dealers paid to erode margins?
  • ziyuluziyulu Posts: 55
    The car I got only had 13 miles. It had to be a demo for 13 miles. I have the paperwork to prove it. There was no trade (I sold my old 2006 Camry yesterday by myself).

    If you don't believe me, look at Champion Toyota in Austin, TX. They are offering $5,000 off on all in stock Camrys.
  • tanmayvstanmayvs Posts: 1

    I am looking to buy CP camry,
    MOdel: LE, Year :2011 and above, Transmission: Auto, Odometer: 40K or less,

    What price is reasonable for car? All I am getting around $16-18K excluding taxes and rest

  • hsuhhsuh Posts: 3
    Hello. I actually posted similar message on different forum, but last activity was in April, so I thought I'd ask here. I got below deal for a lease and I want peace of mind that I making a good decision.

    2013 Camry SE 4-cyl 36 Month/12k
    No option; opted for SE over LE for the alloy wheels
    $225/month with no down and tax/fees included

    I also returned my 2011 Camry LE lease early with 1 month payment left on it and 33k miles. Does this sound like a good deal or can i get it cheaper? I'm in northern NJ area.
  • ziyuluziyulu Posts: 55
    For a few thousand more, you can get a brand new one with a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. The ones you're looking at have just had the factory warranty expired.
  • kauskaus Posts: 5
    I read many threads but still I have questions:

    - I'm in Philly area (PA) looking for a good price on the LE (mats + alloy wheels + push start are the only options I desire but I realize some are not available in LE trim). What prices should I aim to get for basic LE and LE with some available option(s)?

    - Truecar gives me 20,172 (just basic LE) for a dealer >50 miles away. Anyone with an experience with Truecar that they can share? Do I just walk in with a certificate and the dealer will accept?

    thanks alot for any help.
  • nkvnkv Posts: 20
    Truecar is a simple service that works like a charm and eliminates haggling and heartache and buyer remorse. You need to settle on the color and options and price the car with your preferences. Just because you get the quotes does not mean the dealer will have that same configuration in stock. You can contact them via e-mail or phone and make sure they can get you exactly what you want. In most instances they can swap cars with other area dealers to find exact match.

    If you prefer to deal with a particular dealer (that has provided the quote, but is not the cheapest), you can negotiate the price match. Dealers for most part do not want to lose business for a few hundred dollars.

    I just completed purchase of 2013 toyota camry XLE- V-6 using this service. I got 3 quotes and my local dealer came in with the highest price. I got phone calls from two dealers and the third contacted me by e-mail. My local dealer price-matched and got me the exact trim, color and options from two hundred miles away. Virtually everything done over the course of three short phone conversations. I did not even step in the dealership to test drive and meet anyone until they secured the vehicle of my choice.

    My price in Southwest Fl was $26442 with blind spot monitoring and toyoguard (free upgrade.....I don't understand why anyone would pay them $699 for this nonsense!!).
  • ziyuluziyulu Posts: 55
    If you want alloy wheels, you need to go with the SE. Alloy wheels cost about $700 alone on the LE, so you might as well just pay the extra for an SE (price difference of around $700) and get the bigger wheels, fog lights, spoiler, paddle shifters, and heated mirrors.
  • se_doodse_dood Posts: 1
    Hi All,
    I am from Northern CA area. I was in the market for new Camry SE 4 cyl model. Finally bought yesterday.

    MSRP - 24420$
    Dealer Price - 21342$
    OTD Price - 22000$
    Final price paid: 23400$( Added dealer installed backup camera + LoJack)
    Rebates included:
    Grad Rebate - 1000$
    Toyota cash - 750$

    Is this a good deal ??
  • kauskaus Posts: 5
    I had thought about what you suggested since it makes sense to get more with the SE. The thing is I'm not too fond of the firmer ride in SE. That is from my research, I still have to test drive the SE to compare with the LE (coming of the current ES300 I like the ride of the LE).

    can anyone chime in on their experience of the ride quality between the LE and SE?

  • I have had a Lexus ES 300, LE AND XLE Toyotas, we now have a 2012 and 2013 Camry SE, and the ride is not too much firmer, and still rides very well. I do not regret getting the SE's.....You will like it
  • tmx2001tmx2001 Posts: 1
    When compared to the LE, SE has better seats, fog lights, real spoiler, alloy wheels just for extra $600. I test drove both LE and SE, I liked the ride of SE and bought the same. Its a subjective thing so the best option is to test drive yourself. Believe me, SE's stock seats are way better than that of the LE.
  • hpatel1hpatel1 Posts: 1
    Hi, can you please post Dealership information. I would like to get this lease deal too.
  • kauskaus Posts: 5
    Thanks to voicemailking and tmx2001. yup, I will test drive the SE and the RAV4. I know I will have a hard time deciding b/t a camry and a RAV4. Wife likes the RAV4 better although we don't haul stuff or must have 4x4.
  • ziyuluziyulu Posts: 55
    The Camry will last 200,000 miles with no problem. Can't say the same about the RAV4. The Camry will also have better resale value.
  • kauskaus Posts: 5
    Thanks ziyulu. I agree with your statement about the camry based on my experience.

    anyone know whether I should include the new grad rebate in negotiating OTD price or just wait until I see the finance guy and get it in at that time? it seems to me when dealers give quotes, prices with the grad rebate included are not as good as without after minusing the rebate myself. any one know? thx
  • ziyuluziyulu Posts: 55
    Keep in mind that the grad or military rebate is only valid for financing. The reason prices with the rebate are not as good is because cash prices are always better than financing prices.
  • friends,
    i am for camry xle 2013 with leather package. getting a quote of 26500 , and lease payment of 320 with 0 down, and 12k/year, 36 months. This is in north NJ. how is the offer comparing ?
  • ral2167ral2167 ohioPosts: 767
    whats the msrp? V6 or 4 cylinder? Navigation? Blind spot monitor?
  • 4 cylinder, no blind spot, no navigation.
  • blarfblarf Posts: 13
    What would be a stellar deal for a 2013 SE V6 with nav, blind spot monitor, leather....?
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  • krsonekrsone Posts: 1
    edited June 2013
    Hello All,

    I’m new to the site and I’ve been reading through this thread and have gathered a lot of GREAT information.

    I wanted to ask the negotiating gurus on the this thread for their inputs.

    I’m currently looking to purchase a 2012 Camry SE. I’ve narrowed it down to about 3 so far:

    1) Has 8700 miles asking for 20288 (with 325 off for being with USAA)
    2) Has 5527 miles asking 19998
    3) Has 23077 20904
    I’m using these 3 cars for negotiating comparison (to low ball on the above 3)
    1) 32,951 miles asking 17850
    2) 3,892 MILES ASKING 1995 (with 100 off for being with USAA)THIS IS 2013
    3) 15,915 miles asking 19888 (with 250 off for being with USAA)

    There’s even an XLE w/7k asking 22000 (with 100 off for being with USAA)

    So I’m already approved with 17500. I wanted to be sure that if I go in starting at 15000 I’m not outrageous or selling my negotiating power short.

    All inputs are welcomed. Oh, In central MD .
  • ziyuluziyulu Posts: 55
    Obviously, this is the best deal:

    3,892 MILES ASKING 1995 (with 100 off for being with USAA)THIS IS 2013

    How else can you get a decent car for under $2,000?
  • tendencytendency Posts: 4
    hi all - we're currently shopping for a camry LE in the SF bay area and would like to know what others out-the-door price for a 2013 model was. thanks for help!

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