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2017 Toyota Corolla CE CVT $18,250 + Freight Good Deal?

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2017 Toyota Corolla CE CVT $18,250 + Freight Good Deal?

Just wondering if you'd consider this to be a good deal.

I'm in the market for a basic but reliable new car. I know there are a lot of Corolla haters out there saying that it has no soul and drives terribly. I've driven the Corolla and am comfortable with it. I'm not looking for a sporty or exciting car to drive. Rather, I want something very reliable, inexpensive and safe. I like the fact that the Corolla has a suite of active safety features as standard equipment. Most other cars force you to buy a package on their higher trims only to get an active safety suite like pedestrian collision avoidance, lane departure, etc.

This is the 2017 model and Toyota is now selling 2018 Corollas as well. Hence, the $1,339 (pre-tax) Toyota discount available when you do a Build & Price on their website. I am also trying to negotiate with the dealer to get hopefully another $500-$1000 discount. Another reason why I found the 2017 Corolla to be a good deal is because Toyota raised the MRSP for the exact same 2018 model by $565 despite no major changes that I can see. So the 2018 version starts off $565 more expensive and there is no $1339 pre-tax Toyota.ca customer incentive.

2017 Toyota Corolla CE CVT

Base MSRP: $19,590
Less Toyota.ca discount -$1,339
Subtotal $18,251

Freight: $1,615
Tire & Air Cond. Tax: $125

Total $19,991 less any discount negotiated at dealership

Unhaggle Invoice Price: $18,323 excl freight/tire/AC taxes

I thought if I could negotiate another $1,000 off and get it on the road excluding sales tax for less than $19,000 that this would be a really good deal for a new car with excellent reliability and an active safety suite.

Any thoughts?
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On behalf of RFDers, I congratulate you of your consideration, the official car of RFD. Winking Face
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I didn't know that Base CE Corolla cost that much still. I thought it is at the 15-17k range. Good to know. lol

Good choice of car if that's what you are looking for.
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the website says $1500 credit. It is applicable before taxes.

minimalist wrote: Just wondering if you'd consider this to be a good deal.

I'm in the market for a basic but reliable new car. I know there are a lot of Corolla haters out there saying that it has no soul and drives terribly. I've driven the Corolla and am comfortable with it. I'm not looking for a sporty or exciting car to drive. Rather, I want something very reliable, inexpensive and safe. I like the fact that the Corolla has a suite of active safety features as standard equipment. Most other cars force you to buy a package on their higher trims only to get an active safety suite like pedestrian collision avoidance, lane departure, etc.

This is the 2017 model and Toyota is now selling 2018 Corollas as well. Hence, the $1,339 (pre-tax) Toyota discount available when you do a Build & Price on their website. I am also trying to negotiate with the dealer to get hopefully another $500-$1000 discount. Another reason why I found the 2017 Corolla to be a good deal is because Toyota raised the MRSP for the exact same 2018 model by $565 despite no major changes that I can see. So the 2018 version starts off $565 more expensive and there is no $1339 pre-tax Toyota.ca customer incentive.

2017 Toyota Corolla CE CVT

Base MSRP: $19,590
Less Toyota.ca discount -$1,339
Subtotal $18,251

Freight: $1,615
Tire & Air Cond. Tax: $125

Total $19,991 less any discount negotiated at dealership

Unhaggle Invoice Price: $18,323 excl freight/tire/AC taxes

I thought if I could negotiate another $1,000 off and get it on the road excluding sales tax for less than $19,000 that this would be a really good deal for a new car with excellent reliability and an active safety suite.

Any thoughts?
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I just priced out a 2017 Mazda3 GT with the Premium Package which is the minimum to get the same Active Safety suite as the Corolla and it was about $26,700 incl. $2000 discount.
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minimalist wrote: I just priced out a 2017 Mazda3 GT with the Premium Package which is the minimum to get the same Active Safety suite as the Corolla and it was about $26,700 incl. $2000 discount.
A 2018 Mazda3 GS has the safety package available as an option, and should be cheaper than the GT (available stock of the 2017 Mazda3 is very limited at this point). Note that both trims are superior to the Corolla in terms of handling, fit, finish, features and power, although the Corolla is roomier.
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booblehead wrote: the website says $1500 credit. It is applicable before taxes.
According to unhaggle, the Finance Rebate: $1,500.00 = (After Tax)?
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if you go to the toyota.ca website .. the payment page, you will notice the $1500 is deducted from the MSRP. (for example, under the cash purchase)
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Customer Incentive - $1,500
Offer Details:
Customer Incentive is an incentive available to all Toyota retail customers who purchase or lease new Toyota vehicles.
Customer Incentive offers valid on retail delivery of select new unregistered Toyota vehicles, when purchased or leased (as applicable - see chart eligibility details; if no details then purchase and lease are both eligible) from a Canadian Toyota dealership. Vehicle must be purchased/leased, registered and delivered between September 1, 2017 and October 2, 2017. Customer Incentive offers are from September 1, 2017 and October 2, 2017. Cash incentives include taxes and are applied after taxes have been charged on the full amount of the negotiated price.

If you can get the dealer to give it to you before taxes are applied more power to you!
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ok. Agree. $1500 taxes included

Have to go all the way in adding up all the fees and taxes and then the configurator will then deduct $1500 from it.

FlukeSkywalker wrote: Customer Incentive - $1,500
Offer Details:
Customer Incentive is an incentive available to all Toyota retail customers who purchase or lease new Toyota vehicles.
Customer Incentive offers valid on retail delivery of select new unregistered Toyota vehicles, when purchased or leased (as applicable - see chart eligibility details; if no details then purchase and lease are both eligible) from a Canadian Toyota dealership. Vehicle must be purchased/leased, registered and delivered between September 1, 2017 and October 2, 2017. Customer Incentive offers are from September 1, 2017 and October 2, 2017. Cash incentives include taxes and are applied after taxes have been charged on the full amount of the negotiated price.

If you can get the dealer to give it to you before taxes are applied more power to you!
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MP3_SKY wrote: I didn't know that Base CE Corolla cost that much still. I thought it is at the 15-17k range. Good to know. lol

Good choice of car if that's what you are looking for.
What car is 15-17k in this class with auto and a/c?

Last time Corolla CE was in that range was 2009!
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Talamasca wrote: A 2018 Mazda3 GS has the safety package available as an option, and should be cheaper than the GT (available stock of the 2017 Mazda3 is very limited at this point). Note that both trims are superior to the Corolla in terms of handling, fit, finish, features and power, although the Corolla is roomier.
Agreed. The Mazda3 is definitely the more powerful and exciting car to drive. Not sure if the fit & finish is better than the Corolla, though. Some have complained about rusting issues with Mazdas in Canada. Corolla seems to have better longterm reliability. Just not sure if I'm willing to pay $6000 more for the Mazda3 with Active Safety:

2018 Mazda3 GS with I-Activesense Pkg

CASH PURCHASE OPTIONS

MSRP$21,600.00
Trade-in§$0.00
Options$2,400.00
Accessories$0.00
Freight & PDI$1,695.00
Air Conditioning Tax‡$100.00
Tire Stewardship Fee★$25.00
Sub-total$25,820.00
Down payment*$0.00
Rewards$0.00
Purchase Price
$25,820.00

For about that price I can get a 2018 Toyota Camry L with Active Safety features standard.

So maybe the argument should be which is better:

1. 2017 Toyota Corolla CE CVT $19,991 less dealer discount

2. 2018 Toyota Camry L $28,230 less dealer discount

Both prices incl. freight, AC and tire tax. #1 includes Toyota.ca $1500 discount. I think it would be hard to get any discount for the Camry right now since the all-new model was just introduced.

So that's about $8,000 to upgrade from a base Corolla auto/air to a base Camry. That's a bit of a stretch for me. I would probably be willing to pay at most about $5,000 to move up to a midsize car.
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Hindenburg1 wrote: Did you ask if it comes in Beige?
As cool as beige is you'll save $$$$ on AC with a white model (silver to a slightly lesser extent). Isn't saving $$$$$ what RFD is all about!?
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aleks wrote: What car is 15-17k in this class with auto and a/c?

Last time Corolla CE was in that range was 2009!
2017 model Corolla starts at 16390, as I always see on advertisement.
I just didn't know they jack up the automatic one to $19590 at MRSP.

$3k more for automatic!!
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