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Hey all,
I'm looking for a FWD Corolla Cross XLE trim. I was wondering if anyone has had any luck in finding one at msrp without the crazy dealership markup and added accessories in WA State? I am open to buying from incoming allocation instead of on the lot unit if this helps with buying at msrp. This has worked for buying my Honda at msrp in this market so hopefully it will help with this purchase as well if I can find a dealership willing to sell at msrp.
 

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A previous post said that Bellevue Toyota (Michael's) was doing them at MSRP; Toyota of Seattle also says on their web site they don't mark up from MSRP (I don't know about "mandatory" accessories). Note: Toyota of Kirkland and Renton are showing markups (on their web sites) of $4,600.
 

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I got my Cross at Michael's Toyota in Bellevue. Had a good experience working with a sales dude named Aldrin. No pressure sale, answered my many questions, things went smoothly... it was a positive experience compared to other places I went to. Got the car at MSRP plus $250 for all-weather floor mats.
Thanks. Do you mind if I ask how long you had to wait for your car? Did you buy it from on the lot unit or deposit on an incoming allocation?
 

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A previous post said that Bellevue Toyota (Michael's) was doing them at MSRP; Toyota of Seattle also says on their web site they don't mark up from MSRP (I don't know about "mandatory" accessories). Note: Toyota of Kirkland and Renton are showing markups (on their web sites) of $4,600.
Don't remind me of Toyota of Seattle; those people are just horrible and worst dealership to want to do business with. I went to their next door Honda dealership when in the market for my Honda last year and awful is the least I can say about the experience with them.
 

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FJCruiser2014: Thanks for feedback from the real world! It's SO valuable. I'm still deciding on which car (Cross, Cross Hybrid, new HR-V, CX-30 or Seltos). Part of my research was to look (via the internet) at preferred dealerships too...It's so disappointing to see dealerships that abuse their customers (market adjustments, mandatory accessories, pricing and finance games etc) in the name of profits. How much enough is "enough'? Thanks again...
 

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FJCruiser2014: Thanks for feedback from the real world! It's SO valuable. I'm still deciding on which car (Cross, Cross Hybrid, new HR-V, CX-30 or Seltos). Part of my research was to look (via the internet) at preferred dealerships too...It's so disappointing to see dealerships that abuse their customers (market adjustments, mandatory accessories, pricing and finance games etc) in the name of profits. How much enough is "enough'? Thanks again...
Toyota and Honda of Seattle are a total circus. I'll include the link to the post I made about that experience on another forum if you want to read more.
 

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Thanks. Do you mind if I ask how long you had to wait for your car? Did you buy it from on the lot unit or deposit on an incoming allocation?
Sorry for the late reply. It took about 7 weeks to get it. Initial estimate was 4 weeks. I put a deposit at the beginning of October, end of October rolled by and the car had not arrived yet, mid November it showed up. Dealer took one day to unpack it and they let me know it arrived and I went to pick it up. It was the very first Cross they received. As I was signing the papers, a few customers wanted to see it, so they circled the car.
Dealer got just a handful of them in that batch. I did not have the option to customize it. Aldrin showed me each model they had incoming from factory in that batch and I chose based on price and accessories pre-installed. I liked that it was a no pressure sell. The guy mentioned all the dealer extras that potentially could be added if I wanted, but once I waived them he never brought them up again. I had a tougher time turning down all the warranty and extras when I was talking with the finance guy.
Easy process, MSRP + $250 for the all-weather mats (which you could get from Amazon for $100, but I did not have a choice). Unusual wait time, 7-8 weeks, but not bad for these "trying" times. When I did the 6 months service, I chatted with Aldrin again and he mentioned that the current wait time for a Cross, for them, is 3-4 months due to the backlog...
 
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