The Best Toyota Incentives This Month
Just like the weather, March is a mixed bag regarding Toyota's incentive programs: a variety of rebates, some 0% financings, and a few lease deals on the low-end trim styles.
Complicating matters, Toyota has two large distributors that control sales and financing in 10 states.
Southeast Toyota Distributors controls all Toyota sales from dealers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Gulf State Distributors handles all Toyota sales in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma.
When you buy or lease a car in one of the above states, you won't be dealing with Toyota Finance, but with the finance company associated with the independent distributor - making incentive programs vary depending on state.
The Toyota deals here are generally those that come directly from Toyota Finance.
Following are some of the best of the current Toyota deals for March 2011, ending on April 4, 2011.
- 2011 Toyota Camry – $1000 rebate or 0% financing for up to 60 months - $189/month lease for 36 months on LE 4-door sedan automatic
- 2011 Toyota Corolla - $500 rebate or 1.9% financing for up to 60 months - $189/month lease for 36 months on LE 4-door sedan automatic or $209/month lease on S 4-door sedan automatic
- 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid - $2000 rebate or 0.9% APR for up to 60 months
- 2010 Toyota Prius – $750 rebate or 0.9% financing – $199/month lease for 36 months on II model
- 2011 Toyota Tundra – $2250 rebate or 0% APR for up to 60 months - $359/month lease for 36 months on Grade Double Cab model
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- Gregg Fidan
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About: Gregg Fidan
Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.
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