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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Corolla Prices Paid and Buying Experiences



  • James,

    Did you have that college rebate? Which dealer did you go? A MD dealer gave me OTD$15500 but just base LE.

  • whoosierdaddywhoosierdaddy Posts: 76
    edited November 2011
    Yeah, they gotcha. When you buy a car bring a financial calculator to check all their numbers, and read everything before you sign it. Keep one hand on your wallet at all times (metaphorically speaking). They don't see it as cheating you, they see it as maximizing gross margin on every deal.
  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,281
    If y'all didn't ask for it, did ya at least have them take the charge off? Did at any time anyone in your party agree to this policy? If not, refuse it and move on. This is why folks need to be educated and read the documents. Hopefully y'all did what was necessary in your case. Just amazing!!!

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • Just bought a 2011 Corolla S with options FE, EX, and CF for $16,900 + tax and license and fees after $1,000 rebate. Did I get a good deal?
  • Hi All,

    Looking to buy a 2011 Corolla S in Magnetic Gray Metallic. Please share your price breakdown and dealership.

  • what is your residual? (buy out price)
  • Charles/ultfamcar - Did you buy that Corolla S? If so, what kind of deal did you get?

    I am going to be buying next week.

    Mary K
  • Price : 16K + TTL (this price supposed to take of $500 incentive)
    Invoice for this car happens to be 17044 + Dealer advertising fees (306 in CA)

    I ended up getting 0% financing also. Further I took advantage of Shareathon campaign that would net $600 to 700 (1000 - taxes)

    This is the best I could pull based on time constraints and vehicle availability (we wanted Grey). Happy hunting.

    Is it a good deal?
  • What dealership gave you this care for that price?
  • perma88perma88 Posts: 23
    edited January 2012
    yayar, which dealership in MD give you the $15,500 quote for the base model LE............I am interested
  • mem999mem999 Posts: 2
    I'm a girl in my mid 30s and I'm looking to replace my old 96 Corolla with a new 2012 Corolla, but I'm terrified at being taken advantage of.

    Calling Bay Area purchaser, can you share with me what you bought your 2011 or 2012 Corolla for (basic car for me).

    Any tip on how I can prevent from being taken advantage of is greatly appreciated!

    Thank you
  • ahmadrahmadr Posts: 4
    edited February 2012
    2011 Corolla LE - Silver - 1/30/2012
    Houston, TX
    no additional options
    after $1000 rebate (instead of 0% APR)
    $15'200 (+ TTL) - this was a steal IMO
    P.S. dealer doc fee was $150
  • Any buying experience for 2011 corollas in midwest?
  • I just bought a used 2000 Corolla from a dealership for 3,800 plus tax, title, and license fees, for a total of $4,300. Car runs excellent. Like new. So consider that when you go and buy a new(er) Corolla :) The reviews for 98-2002 Corolla's are very good!!
  • if you're intimidated by the buying process of a new car, and I don't blame you, then consider using a no haggle pricing approach through Costco, AAA or USAA, or even a broker. You'll still need to visit the lot and fend off the wolves when finding the color you want.

    It's well worth the simple phone call to arrainge the appointment with the internet manager and avoid the wolves roaming the lots who in my opinion can be just all pressure and zero value.
  • sabdulsabdul Posts: 10
    I am trying to get new corolla LE 2012 but I found some dealers that have corolla S 2011, since it is left over from last year they are offering deals
    I am not sure what would be a good deal for this car in Maryland any ideas!!!!!
  • sabdulsabdul Posts: 10
    got my new car last night for $1600+tag and title.
    I also get 1000 of from this for college grad so basically 15000 + tag and title. :)
  • perma88perma88 Posts: 23
    sabdul, does your corolla cames with any options?? which dealership did you get this deal. I am very interested in the same deal as well...... :)
  • sabdulsabdul Posts: 10
    The corolla LE 2012 comes with blue tooth, USB port, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry and steering wheel audio control, as a standard features.
    the dealer is 355 Toyota located in Maryland.
  • navinisnavinis Posts: 2

    Congrats on your new car.

    Does your purchase price include the factory cashback or did you opt for the special financing rate?

    Dealers here in the midwest offer either the cashback or the special financing rate.

    The best offer i could do with the factory cashback for Corolla S Auto was $200 below.

    Will be interested to know how you pulled of so much off the MSRP.
  • sabdulsabdul Posts: 10
    You know the MSRP is the maximum that they are allowed to charge but it does not mean that you have to pay that. The worst thing is to go to the dealer empty handed. The salesmen are ruthless; act like they are helping you. The sales person pulled every string that he could pull and finally said he can give me less than a thousand off of the MSRP, which was nothing. That is when I showed the quote I had. What I did was, I searched online did some homework tried to get quotes from different e-prices and I chose the lowest that I received and they gave me $150 off of the lowest one I had which was $16,149. Yeah it is the same here you either take the cash back or the special financing rate they do not give both, took the cash back :) .
  • Does it matter? You really buy a toyota because you know the only.. ONLY time you will need to talk or see a dealer is when you go back to get a new Toyota after the one you have hits the 300-400K mile mark.. or you get bored with it..

    I had a 99 that the second clutch went at 325K miles.. it still ran fine, i just didnt want to do another clutch so that i sold.. Never had a single issue. changed the oil every 3k miles, tires when needed, Front brakes every 75K miles and rears every 150K miles.. even though they honestly didnt need to be changed. Never leaked anything, never burned anything.. the Syncro's went at 265ish Thousand miles.. but a bungie cord anchored to the dash held it in gear fine for me..

    Replaced it in 2005 with a used 2003 which i gave away 4 months ago, it had about 225k miles.. Only major repair was the Cat died at 201K miles.. but i just bought one and did it myself.. wasnt pretty, but it passed inspection.. Ran great when i gave it away.. Original Clutch..

    Now i have a used 01 Sienna, which i love, i bought it last year with 78K miles and now have 105K miles.. It is not quite as refined as the corolla (Ironically).. I also really miss my Stick shift.. I would love a NEW Toyota, But they seem to not make a stick with leather, moon roof, and all the bells and whistles.. Oh well.. I guess there is always BMW.
  • wyciwug1wyciwug1 Posts: 1

    Looking to buy a new corolla above. MSRP: 18,895, dealer invoice at 17,825. Was told Out the Door price is at 17,158 includes tax/fee/destination/tag/rebate.. I am thinking about bring it down to 16000 or atleast 16395. I wonder if this is a good price for an LE in this area. Thanks for your feedback.
  • tc2012tc2012 Posts: 2
    hey sabdul, can you tell me what state you are in? and also what dealer ship did you go to?
  • sabdulsabdul Posts: 10
    Hi the dealership is in Maryland @ 355 Toyota in rockville
  • sabdulsabdul Posts: 10
    I think that would be great price if it does include tax and fees.
  • barrancebarrance Posts: 6
    Just received an email from City Toyota in Daly City, CA indicating that they have two 2012 Corolla LE in stock for $15,688. Comes with AC, power windows, locks, more...

    I've had luck in the past bringing these emails to other dealers to get them to match this price. In fact, that's how I got my Sienna a few years ago. If I can get $15.7k +TTL, that's a pretty solid deal, right? I'm also looking at at Civic and the lowest email quote I've received is $16.9 + TTL. I was really looking into the Civic, but for >$1k less, I'd rather go with the Corolla.

  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    Got one for my son in Boston last week
    MSRP of $19,800 is on sale for $16,488,
    LESS College Grad Rebate $1,000,
    LESS General Manager discount $200,
    Final $15,288+TTL
  • shinmeishinmei Posts: 5
    edited May 2012
    Just bought a 2012 Corolla LE for $15250 including everything.

    Sale Price: $15550
    Tax, Tag and Licence: $1450

    OTD price before rebates: $17000

    Rebates: $1000 (college rebate) & $750 (edmunds) = $1750

    After buying mine, I found that one dealership in the Atlanta area is selling 2012 Corolla LE for $15488 plus TTL.
  • tc2012tc2012 Posts: 2
    Do you mind telling us how you get such a great deal? which dealer ?
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