Bought a Camry this week

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  1. Claydus

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    MSRP was around $21,000
    Super White
    Camry LE
    4 Cylinder
    Standard equipment on the LE
    Added leather from dealership for extra $800

    Salesman quoted me at $25,049 at first but we negotiated to $23,181 with the Sales Manager in the room. I wasn't about let the man get $181 more out of me. So I said $23,000 or I walk. I paid $23,000 cash next day.

    I sort of regret that I couldn't get any alloy wheels with the car. Unless I want to add $375 per wheel. Oddly enough another sticker price on a Camry with alloy wheels said $410 for the alloy wheel package.
     
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    Call me crazy, but isn't that a lot of money for a 4 banger Camry?
     
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    no shit, you probably could have gotten a V6 altima for that..they start at $24k....
     
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    Key term here is... "START" that does not include taxes and other dealer markups.... etc bullshit

    On Nissan's website the base price for Altima 3.5 SE is $24,000.... a premium sound package is required on the model which comes to $4,400... Now the price of the car is at $28,000 without taxes or dealer charges. The car would be near $30,000 out the door.
     
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    Uhhh.... you haven't seen any of the threads about OTers buying 2007 Civic Si for around $22,000
     
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    good buy

    but a camry :ugh:, for some reason, I cant bring myself to like Toyota

    But thats a 200 horse 2 liter four as opposed to the 160 horse four(also found in that sorry excuse for a 2nd generation xB and that tC)
     
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    Holds more value than most cars on the market... I was looking for a smart investment not a high horse powered car
     
  9. Wouldn't it have been a smarter investment to buy a 1 or 2 year old one?
     
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    5-speed I hope, that car has gotta be dog balls with an automatic.
     
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    IIRC, Accord holds the best in its class, and isnt the pinnacle of roadworthy boring appliances. Wouldnt you have been better off with one of those?
     
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    A couple of my coworkers have automatic 4 cylinder Camrys and they all say that there's no shortage of power. I don't know about the current gen, but the last gen Camry has a 5 speed automatic transmission, so throw in the lock up torque converter and you really have 6 gears.
     
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    That 200 HP 4 has to be wound up to make the 200.
    The 160 HP 4 has quite a bit more torque at lower RPMs.

    The engines [and cars] were designed for different things.
    Nothing really wrong with either, but if you're in the market for one you're probably not in the market for the other....
     
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    altima holds better than accord and camry. But I'd still take the honda over the camry.
     
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    Hahah are they still calling their white "Super White" - and how come it has no number after it? My 1991 Corolla's official paint code is SUPER WHITE TWO
     
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    :ugh: The nissan is probably the worst of the bunch...honda resale > nissan or toyota.

    I bought my 2002 maxima in 2004 with 29k miles on it for $16k. New, it cost around $27k....Now it's worth about $10k....that's pretty bad.
     
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    Fourbangers are overrated by some and underrated by others. They're not the best engine design ever for any possible application, but they're suitable for most. Every car I've ever owned has been an I-4, and they always had a nice mix of gas mileage and acceleration. The weight of the car and the gearing of the gearbox matter much more than the size of the engine.
     
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    um, you've never owned anything else, so you don't know any better. I've had an I-5, several V6's, and a V8. I will say that power is good.
     
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    So now your OPINION is going to be a fact? No, it's not. Thankfully the world is not this way. In reality, your stupidity does not change the facts of life. Go read a fucking black-book that list residuals (I've got one from US Bank for the calculation of lease figures) and it has the Altima ranked higher than the Camry and Accord for the standard 39month term. FACT > you.

    You are astonishly retarded. Last I checked, a 2002 maxima is NOT a new altima.
     

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