I recently bought a new car because my previous vehicle was totaled in a car accident last year (it was the other driver’s fault). My wife and I checked out various cars at the dealerships. When we decided on a Toyota Rav4, we signed up for the Costco Auto Program. It’s a free service that makes it easy for members to get a low price on new and used cars. All you have to do is go online, select the vehicle you want, and then fill out a short web form. Then a dealer will contact you and provide you with the exclusive prearranged Costco member price for the vehicle you choose. The price we got was over $2000 less than the MSRP (including destination fee). However, we found the same model advertised online at another dealership for about $1300 less than Costco’s price.
It’s Good Friday! Today I have a quick post about the When We Win, You Could Win Sweepstakes. Six people will each win a 2012 Toyota Camry. The sponsor of the contest is M&M’s (the giveaway is also hosted on their site). The When We Win, You Could Win Sweepstakes is open now. The contest ends November 21, 2012, but your odds are better if you enter now.
In case there are dads and moms who have not heard: Toyota has issued a recall of several models because the accelerator pedal sticks. The stuck accelerator has resulted in several deaths. I’m not going to blog about the recall. Instead, I’m going to focus on what you should do in the event your accelerator sticks. BTW, the recall does not involve the Sienna mini-vans.