CarMax as a place to buy from

toyota
camry

#1

We are about to buy a 2017 Camry with 3000 miles from CarMax (if we don’t back out). Does anyone have experience with CarMax? One thing I really don’t like is that the price is set higher than other places by $1,000-$2,000 and they stick to their no haggling policy.
Thanks!


#2

Maybe the $1000- $2000 is the profit they make on the vehicule


#3

If you don’t like than don’t do it.


#4

I have purchased a car from CarMax. I found their prices to be a touch high but not as high a some others. The buying experience was quite good. The main reason I bought from them is I could find the car I wanted with the options I wanted on their website and have it delivered a few hundred miles to my local store.


#5

Thanks! That makes sense.


#6

Back in 03 I bought a ford ranger from carmax, they had new car incentives, my new ranger was less than the used ones they could offer.


#7

Interesting. They didn’t offer me any incentives!! Totally wouldn’t budge on the price. Thanks.


#8

Carmax can’t offer you new car incentives if they don’t sell new cars.


#9

Why should that surprise anyone . That is their business model so they can’t make it for some and not others.


#10

The CarMax near me is a Toyota dealer.


#11

I dont understand why someone would buy a 1 year old Camry. You can generally get better financing on a brand new one and the don’t depreciate enough to make buying the used one worthwhile. If I want a Toyota or Honda I will buy new. If I wanted a Chevy or Buick I would buy a 3 year old one.


#12

It’s because the 2018 style changed on the Camry, and I don’t like the exterior or interior!


#13

Well, that is a good answer.


#14

I still believe it is better to buy new with full warranty and lower finance rates then a year old vehicle ( I always wonder why it is on the lot so soon ) . The other question is why only Camry , why not live life on the edge and try something else.


#15

I want to go with a car I’m familiar and comfortable with. Thanks for writing.


#16

I bought a 1 year old Matrix /w 8,700 miles. $4,000 less than a new one.
Paid cash, so financing moot.