I Bought Corolla accent sport Hatch Hybrid 2019, what do you think the price is?

Question. How much do you think it would cost to buy a Corolla Hybrid hatch, white 2019 model.
Retail price is about $31,000
All weather mats and weather shields is about $300 extra.

Dealers were asking for close to $28,000 or more.
Sales price - end of financial year was $29,068
I talked to about 8 dealers around Brisbane.

I bought it today.
I am quite ok with the final price I paid for it. I would have liked to stick to my wife’s budget of $25,000, but no dealer even thought about $26,000 offer.

I looked on ozbargain before purchasing the car for tips, lol, which was helpful. Thanks for people who talk about cars here. I just asking not because it will change anything for me. But just curious what people think, and I think gives others a good indication what corolla hybrid is selling for now and dealership end deals.

(Just curious) 1) How much do you think I should have got it? (Ozbargainers most times get better deals than me, lol, so I am prepared lol)
Corolla white accent sport hybrid hatch 2019 with all weather mats and weather shields.

(Need help) 2) tint ($700) and paint protection ($1700) and $150 boot liner rubber for total $1000 worth it?
What are your thoughts on paint protection and tint windows? I got till Monday to get that deal.

(Just discussion and share experiences) 3) what are your thoughts on Toyota hybrid cars?

Thanks so much for reading and your input.
Skyhoppertk

Edit: poll setting (great suggestion) answer at 1pm Brisbane time
How much for a Corolla white 2019 hybrid hatch New with all weather mats and weather shield. Drive away price.

Edit:
Skyhoppertk on 19/05/2019 - 13:06
Ok, I tried my best to get it at $26500. Tried my best to get it lower than $27500 as I knew I could get after talking to some dealers. Vehicle price is $23518.18, accessories is $283, other charges $xxxx plus $2339 gst.
Total discount is $2134.58. Drive away price of $27,000.
Didn’t include boot liner like I asked. In the end I am happy with what I paid. I did my best. At the time, that’s the best price I can get it. Build date of car was mid April 2019. So it’s still a new born baby. Lol

My comment got negatives, so people couldn’t see the post, anyway, I put in Original Post as asked

Poll Options expired

  • 98
    $26,600
  • 8
    $26,800
  • 27
    $27,000
  • 19
    $27,200
  • 13
    $27,400
  • 8
    $27,600
  • 9
    $27,800
  • 23
    $28,000

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Comments

  • +50 votes

    All the assessories tint paint protection is not worth it.

  • +2 votes

    Special thanks to @Jiaww for your post and @spackbace + @This guy for your helpful tips and comments in haggle corolla price. :) :) :)

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      Cheers,

      But don't look at prices after buying. Manufacturers change prices monthly and as the model ages. You got a good deal if you are happy!

      Spackbace is the Toyota expert. I trust his opinion.

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    Hmmm yeah, maybe tint and paint protection not worth it. Hmmm I am still pondering and researching.

  • +58 votes

    The only thing the paint protection will do is protect you from having money.

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      Well, it looks convincing. Easier to clean I think because of the slippery ness. It not sure

      • +19 votes

        It's good. Nothing wrong with the product.

        Very wrong price. $1,700 for paint protection? That's about double what an upmarket place charges and the dealer uses the cheapest contractor (a reliable source told me they paid their contract detailer $180 per car).

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          From $1700 start just for paint protection after she offered lower and lower 3-4 times and thought more about it. It was down to $1000 for paint protection, tint and boot liner. Still think about it.

        • +1 vote

          Thanks for the advice. I am learning

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            @Skyhoppertk: I'd go somewhere else for the 1K even, or DIY buy some product to look after the car you just purchased.

            Also they're taking the piss on tinting price. Look elsewhere.

        • +1 vote

          Upmarket places charge more than quadruple that. That's in a small, country town, with business booked up for months.

          $180 sounds right for two to four hours labor, which is fine for most decent, mainstream products.

          Dealers use the cheapest reliable contractor or bring the work in house.

          Wholesale costs for just a cheap product (excluding tools) is around $200. Some wax based products are far more expensive wholesale (~$300-400) than 'better' products as their manufacturer actually provides a respray warranty. With the cheaper products this is on the dealer if they offer it.

          Skyhoppertk was offered tint + paint protect + boot line for $1000. I guess parts and labour would cost $650, to give a 50% mark up. That's far lower than retail, which is impressive considering the costs involved running a dealership.

          Paint protection usually means all the fall out is removed from the car with clay (so the warranty is on the supplier), which is not normally the case when a customer chooses no paint protection (it's normally either left or polished out…)

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        It is rubbish, there are legit options on the market, but the ones they offer are rubbish

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    hi, i think 28k is okay, but dont let them make you paint another $1000 for tint window and paint protection, and boot liner. you can get better price if you doing it third party. HOWEVER, if you really dont have time to shop around and for better peace of mind, go with the $1000 offer as normally the warranty is better with Toyota. lets say ur film is peeled out in reasonable time, they will fix it for you. I got a friend work for lexus, he said he will do exactly yhe same paint protection like dealer for $400.

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    Which model: Ascent Sport, SX, ZR?

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    Wait, did you pay $28k or $29,068?

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      I will post bought price later. Not written yet
      Dealers were asking over $28,000.
      Some dealers just told me they can do better than $29,000
      Another dealer said I need to offer close to $28,000 after talking to his manager.

  • +1 vote

    You are in Brisbane so recommend window tints. Spackbace may be able to confirm if any advatage getting dealer over after market.

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      Thanks for your recommendation. I will wait for spackbace reply.
      My current thoughts are. Does uv get into car much? When I bought my prescription transitions, they said it won’t work in car because of no or low uv. And one guy said on YouTube most heat comes through the roof of cars. Not sure if true.

      • +1 vote

        UV definitely does go through windows. I got my windows tinted 2 years ago during summer in Melbourne and the difference it made when I got in the car was huge. Didn't feel like an oven anymore

      • +1 vote

        Clear glass will filter out UV B, but not not all UV light. Must be enough to stop your sunglasses working

      • +1 vote

        Depends where the sun is as you drive. In summer, I noticed my arm/face lot hotter coming through driver's window of car without tinting vs when have tinting. Perhaps some cars have better plain glass than others but that was my experience.

        If worried about roof, the colour of car can make it lot hotter.

        • +1 vote

          Infrared will bring heat through but it doesn't cause sun burn from memory. Someone correct me if I'm wrong :).

          I had 3M Crystalline installed in our Golf- seems to help with cutting down the Infrared light/heat coming through.

  • +1 vote

    You should have paid less than 28 grand. I think achieving 10% off RRP for cars is very achievable.

  • +1 vote

    Okay so i will go with $26,768?
    Can you give us a clue higher or lower?

  • +2 votes

    2.5 bitcoins

  • +1 vote

    What's the non all weather mats option? Jeez, boot liner rubber an optional extra.

    My guess is $27,500 including the heat resistant ashtray option.

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      Normal mats are carpet, feel good but my old car sinks a little when it has wet carpet. About $20 au extra but comes with car normally free extra. Yeah…dealer could not do boot liner included for my price. Which sucks a lot for me. But in the end I would still buy it for $150 later…expensive but I personally like genuine things. As long as my wife agrees for me to buy it lol.

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      heat resistant ashtray option

      You joke, but I don't recall seeing ashtrays on any of the new cars I've looked at lately.

  • +58 votes

    This post is a weird.

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    Why would anyone even consider paint protection on a budget car like this?

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      Hmmm, well, to me, I had my old white corolla for 15 years. Over the years, I cleaned the whole car on the outside myself probably less than 10 times a year for 15 years. I only did minor clean with bird poop and stuff like that. I let nature clean the car with rain, wind and sun. It’s pretty good, it looks nice still, I like white. I didn’t mind the little bit of dirt. I don’t like spending time on cleaning things. The paint protection I am thinking it will be dirt repellent, as it is very slippery when touched. So even less effort to clean for me I was hoping. Over 15 years of my old car, bird poop and bat poop have stained my car a little after wiping. Still I rather not clean too often, pearl white would have been awesome and I would have cared more for the looks. But white is second best or top looking I think but I would spend less time cleaning still.

      • +7 votes

        It a corolla. It looks like a bag full of home brand shopping to everyone else. I know people with $150k+ cars refuse paint correction, because if the paint isn’t good enough from the factory, then you should buy another car.

  • +1 vote

    I’d be happy at 28000

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      If I had money, I wouldn’t mind that too. :)

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        Interesting thread or topic here…haha
        But i am sure ($28000) - (what you paid) = (It's not that much money to you)
        Considering you are buying a new one not a 1999 model.

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          Yeah, my main concern was, will my wife agree to buy the car. Lol
          Wife gave me Budget of $25,000. I could have got a new petrol hatch or sedan Toyota for that price. But I am so happy with hybrid, I would mind paying $27000, which I paid.
          As long as my wife is happy and let’s me get what I want. Lol

  • +3 votes

    1) Important question is did you pay all cash or financed it through dealership… If so what was the interest rate?

    2) Through dealership may be not worth it. But do get window tint since you are in QLD. I do own an accent corolla and was not able to find mats that perfectly fit factory layout though. Now I use some generic mats.

    3) Anything thats saves me on fuel is worth it :)

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      I paid deposited and will pay by bank transfer or cheque.

      2) I might look into 3rd party tinting. Thanks.

      3) :) yeah, I do like fuel savings. Should take 3 years to get my money back on the difference in price of petrol only

  • +1 vote

    Just post the price, are you using your 3 day cooling off period to hedge bets on a better price?

    • -1 vote

      You think I can? There is a cooling off period? I signed and paid deposit but I am wondering now, can I pay $100 to get pearl white and a 2018 instead of my 2019 glacia white one. It’s same model just different year build.

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      I tried to get pearl White which is metallic paint. But was sold this morning….it wasn’t sold for so many months, and just when I wanted it, it was sold. Hmmm maybe someone read my post. Lol

      • +1 vote

        It’s not sold. They say it’s sold so you don’t change the deal. It’s a paperwork hassle for them. They don’t care what you want.
        Get RACQ to tint your car. Member discount, quality job, lifetime warranty.
        I think you paid too much - should’ve got last year runout or demo to save $$$ incl mats - easy to bargain hard - they don’t want to send them back to Japan.
        Did they offer a full tank and 1st log book service free ?
        No ? Then tell them you’ll go to Ultra tune for the next 10 years starting with the first service.

  • +1 vote

    So we are playing higher or lower between 26,768 and 28,000…

    27,720.

    Which I would consider an ok price. My 2017 was 27k new

  • +2 votes

    I got the same car about 4 weeks ago. 2018 plated, '19MY in boring white. Complete with all the plastic covers and genuine floor mats, Toyota accessories, etc. Ex-Toyota Aus demo car with about 3,000km on it. Got it for $24.5k

    If you paid more than $28k, you got dudded. If you paid less than $24k, you're full of shit.

    Tint: $700?? Where did the pull that figure from? Get it done yourself for about half that price.

    Paint protection: lol. Search this forum for other people's thoughts on paint protection… (Hint: pure snake oil)

    Rubber boot liner: lol. There is room for a boot liner??

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      So you bought a used car technically? Was it first registered in 18 or 19? Would determine if you got the better warranty…

      • -1 vote

        3 year warranty as it was registered Nov ‘18 (and being the new model and the recent rise in warranty, I could plead ACL and I’m the first real owner, bought in warranty period. And it’s a Toyota!)

        And yes, I would consider it a used car. Due to it being first registered to Toyota and having 3,000 km on it. Only mentioned my car as a benchmark of what a near new demo sells for.

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          Thanks for you reply. Man, I would of thought about buying a car like yours. That’s a great price. Below the $25,000 budget my wife wanted and the car I wanted to buy. Boring white? Well, I do like the pearl white which was 2018 model but dealer gave me same price as my new car. Hmmm I kind of regret a little I didn’t choose the Pearl white. But white normal is my second favourite colour option. I paid more than $26500.

          • +1 vote

            @Skyhoppertk: The big surprise to me was when I went in to buy a new Corolla, there was this gawd awful blue (non-metallic) car on the showroom. I laughed and said to the dealer “good luck selling that colour” to which he informed me, of the 10 or so Corollas he has sold, 5 of them have been the blue, the rest a mix of white, pearl white and silver… and sure enough, where I live, all I see in new Corollas is these blue ones…

            Either way, I love my Hybrid Corolla. I’m stoked with the price I paid for mine and would happily have paid more if I didn’t enjoy the haggle with salesmenpersons.

            But god damn, that boot space…

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              @pegaxs: I didn’t think I could haggle down $28,500 or so demo car to much less than new car. I also didn’t like dark champagne colour.
              When I saw that blue car, I said wow, and my wife really liked it. But I couldn’t bring myself use to it when I was browsing. I had white corolla sedan for over 15 years.

              Hatch boot. Man…the amount of convincing I needed to do to get my wife to agree to buying a hatch over sedan. Lol. I am happy you love your corolla. I think I would love my corolla too. Much more so because it’s a hybrid. I like new tech. (20 Old but new) lol, I can’t wait.

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                @Skyhoppertk: Hypermiling will become your new favourite game to play while driving… how far can I get on just battery alone. Setting distance to home and trying to break that record. My daughter loves playing the game as well…

                Last time I fuelled up, it cost me $57 @ $1.43/l. Eco mode and driving like a nanna, I got 1,080km of range out of one tank with still another 80km till empty warning on the display. Bench mark set… time to break 1,080… :D

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                  @pegaxs: Haha, I am deffinetly going to play. I was thinking about it when test driving. Lol that’s a good record. I am normally a heavy footer when driving my old corolla. A few People who sat in it felt like vomiting at long distances or even mid distances. With this hybrid, I like slowly pedaling. I don’t mind it at all. Dealer said real world,people get 900km. :)
                  Does the car take e10 fuel or just 91 Ron? I can’t find anywhere if it takes e10

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