Good Time to Buy a Leftover 2011 Toyota Camry
The new Camrys will arrive at dealerships two weeks ahead of schedule - sometime around September 15th.
They were originally slated to go on sale in October, but the 2011 Camry has been selling better than expected and dealers are down to less than 30 days worth of inventory.
There are a few reasons you may want to consider buying the leftover 2011 model...
First, the demand for the redesigned 2012 model will be high during the first several months - don't expect to get a good deal.
Furthermore, vehicles tend to have more problems during the first year of a redesign. Manufacturers need a few months of production to get all the kinks out.
On the flip-side, the outgoing 2011 model should have the least problems for that generation.
Many critics have pointed out the new design looks pretty much the same as the outgoing model - and that the engines have been carried over to the new model.
There are only about 15,000 of the 2011 models remaining and Toyota should be increasing the incentives to move them off the lots to make room for the 2012s.
The longer you wait, the less choices you will have when it comes to colors and options, so start taking a look now.
The end of this month will probably present the best opportunity to buy a leftover 2011 model.
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- Gregg Fidan
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