2017 Toyota Corolla CE CVT $18,250 + Freight 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
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.
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