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The BIG Pre-Owned Sale!

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Wesley Chapel Toyota is hosting its biggest pre-owned vehicle sale ever. Through the end of February, we have expanded our inventory to meet the demand for quality used cars, and the deals have never been better! Over 200 vehicles of all makes and models are on the lot now with more coming in every day, with prices to fit every budget and guaranteed credit for every financial situation.
In addition to great prices and selection, we offer an exclusive Lifetime Powertrain Warranty on qualified used cars. This warranty covers your vehicle for Unlimited Time, Unlimited Miles and is honored at any licensed repair shop in the U.S. and Canada. No catches or fine print. 
The Wesley Chapel Toyota SmartBuy Difference Means:
 •Price Protection: If you find the same vehicle for less, we will gladly refund you 100% of the difference   
•No-Risk Trade-Back 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not happy with your vehicle, bring it back within 72 hours and trade it for another vehicle of equal or greater value.
•Peace of Mind: Peace of Mind Gold Check Warranty or Free Lifetime Warranty!
•125 Point Inspection: Rigorous testing of every vital part of the vehicle of your choice.
All this adds up to one thing: Wesley Chapel Toyota is THE place to buy a pre-owned vehicle in the Tampa area.

Lifetime Warranty offered on Used Cars at Wesley Chapel Toyota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Dec 06, 2010 – For the first time ever, Wesley Chapel Toyota is offering a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty on all qualified used cars. This Warranty is valid not just in the Tampa Bay area, but anywhere in the U.S. and Canada, and it lasts as long as the car does – unlimited time and unlimited miles.

“We are proud to announce that our dealership has been chosen as the select dealership in the Tampa area to offer a Lifetime Warranty on pre-owned vehicles. The used car market has never seen a warranty like this before and it is exciting to be able to offer it to our customers for free.” Says Patrick Abad, General Manager of Wesley Chapel Toyota. Mr. Abad went on to say that Wesley Chapel Toyota is trying to build “Customers for Life” so the Lifetime Warranty comes standard with every qualifying vehicle meeting the criteria above and is included at no extra charge.

The Lifetime Warranty is valid for as long as you own the vehicle – for an unlimited time, unlimited miles. The Warranty applies to all pre-owned vehicles that are 5 calendar years old or newer with 50,000 miles or less, have passed Wesley Chapel Toyota’s Lifetime Warranty certification program and a CarFax or similar inspection. The components covered are exactly the same as the manufacturer’s Powertrain Warranty plus any additional coverage that is listed on the Lifetime Warranty Certificate provided when you buy a qualifying vehicle.

No extra maintenance is required. You must simply follow the manufacturer’s Recommended Maintenance as referred to in the owner’s manual. Wesley Chapel Toyota’s Award Winning Service Department will certainly exceed your expectations but you are not required to go there for service. To maintain the Warranty, you must perform the Manufacturer’s Recommended maintenance and keep your records. The Lifetime Warranty is good at any licensed repair shop in the United States or Canada. “There are no catches, hidden fees, or gimmicks,” says Mr. Abad. Wesley Chapel Toyota provides this product as an added value to their Customers for doing business with them. The only “catch”? You have to buy your vehicle at Wesley Chapel Toyota. # # # Located 15 minutes north of Tampa, Wesley Chapel Toyota and Scion is Tampa Bay’s newest family owned and operated Toyota dealership and service center.

Wesley Chapel Toyota – Toys For Tots Drive

Once again it’s time for Wesley Chapel Toyota’s annual Toys for Tots drive. It couldn’t be easier to show your support — Simply place an unwrapped, new toy in the bed of the 2010 Tacoma in our showroom decked out in Toys for Tots banners and we’ll do the rest. If you want more information, just give us a call at 813-973-8888.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a history buff — and the Toys for Tots program has a pretty interesting origin. Here’s some info about them that you probably didn’t know, courtesy of

Toys for tots Began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children.  The idea came form Bill’s wife, Diane.  In the fall of 1947, Diane crafted a homemade doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization, which would give it to a needy child at Christmas.  When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one.  He did.  The 1947 pilot project was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign.  That year, Marine Corps Reserve units across the nation conducted Toys for Tots campaigns in each community in which a Marine Reserve Center was located.  Marines have conducted successful nationwide campaigns at Christmas each year since 1948.  The initial objective that remains the hallmark of the program today is to “bring the joy of Christmas to America’s needy children”.  Bill Hendricks, a Marine Reservist on weekends, was in civilian life, the Director of Public Relations for Warner Brothers Studio.  This enabled him to convince a vast array of celebrities to support Toys for Tots.  In 1948, Walt Disney designed the Toys for Tots logo, which we use today.  Disney also designed the first Toys for Tots poster used to promote the nationwide program.  Nat “King” Cole, Peggy Lee and Vic Damone recorded the Toys for Tots theme composed by Sammy Fain and Paul Webster in 1956.  Bob Hope, John Wayne, Doris Day, Lorrie Morgan, Tim Allen, Kenny Rogers and Billy Ray Cyrus are but a few of the long list of celebrities who have given their time and talent to promote Toys for Tots.  First Lady Nancy Reagan served as the national Spokesperson in 1983.  First Lady Barbara Bush served as the national Spokesperson in 1992 and in her autobiography named Toys for Tots as one of her favorite charities.

Rent a Car at Wesley Chapel Toyota





Why go to another rental agency when you can rent directly from Wesley Chapel Toyota? Whether your rental needs are for pleasure or business, we provide you the legendary quality available only at Toyota. 

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  • Service Replacement Vehicle – Drive away in the latest model Toyota while yours is being serviced.
  • Insurance Replacement Vehicle – Is your vehicle being repaired at the body shop? 
  • Try Before you Buy – Test-drive a new Toyota model before your next lease or purchase.
  • Personal Business – Guests in town?
  • Quality Vehicles, Convenient Location, Competitive Rates, Complimentary 24-hour Roadside Assistance
Toyota Rent a Car is open to all qualified licensed drivers (at least 21 years of age with full-coverage insurance).
Questions: Call us at 813-407-5779 or email

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March Specials at Wesley Chapel Toyota


5300 Eagleston Blvd. • Wesley Chapel • FL • 33544
Sales 813-407-5971 •  Service 813-407-2953

We are pleased to announce Special 0% financing for up to 60 months on eight (8) vehicles, incredible lease programs, and increased dealer cash offerings. Also for current Toyota, Lexus, and Scion owners a 2 year / 25,000 mile Complimentary Maintenance Program for new 2010 and 2011 Toyota vehicles.  
0% Financing on the following vehicles:
2010 Yaris
2010 Corolla
2010 Camry (Gas)
2010 Matrix
2010 Rav4
2010 Tundra 2wd Crew Max
2010 Avalon
2010 Highlander (Gas)
 2010 Tundra – 4WD / 2WD (Reg/Double Cab)
Special 36 month Lease Programs
2010 Corolla = $119 a month / $2,735 down — That’s a New 2010 Corolla for $4 a day!
2010 Camry = $149 a month / $2,710 down — How about a New 2010 Camry for $5 a day!

And check out these amazing lease deals:
2010 Matrix = $149 / $2,785 down
2010 Rav4 = $159 / $2,465 down
2010 Prius = $169 / $2,700 down
2010 Tacoma = $239 / $2800 down
2010 Venza = $259 / $3,445 down
2010 Highlander = $299 / $2,645 down
2010 Tundra $299 / $3,535
2011 Sienna = $349 / $2,675 down

What gives us such an advantage? FREE LIFETIME WARRANTY!

New Car Sales Tax Deduction for 2009

written by Andy from

 In addition to the working tax rebates and home owner tax credits, the 2009 economic stimulus package contains an Auto Assistance Ownership amendment that provides tax breaks for new vehicle buyers by giving them a federal-income-tax deduction on local sales and excise taxes, but not on the interest on loans, as was originally proposed. It enables taxpayers to buy now and get cash back later on their 2009 tax returns. It is applicable to any new vehicle purchased after Feb 17th 2009 (the date the stimulus bill was signed into law).

Here are all the eligibility criteria, based on recent IRS press releases: The deduction is limited to the state and local sales and excise taxes paid on up to $49,500 of the purchase price of a qualified new foreign or domestic cars, SUV’s, light trucks, motor homes or motorcycles that weigh no more than 8,500 pounds. You can still buy a qualifying vehicle for more than $49,500, but you will only get a tax deduction up to the specified limit. The deduction is only available to families making less than $260,000 (or $135,000 for single filers). It is phased out for taxpayers whose modified adjusted gross income is between $125,000 and $135,000 for individual filers and between $250,000 and $260,000 for joint filers. The new vehicle must be purchased on or after Feb. 17, 2009, and before Jan. 1, 2010, to qualify for the deduction. Purchases before Feb. 17, 2009, are not eligible for this special deduction.

How to claim the tax deduction: The deduction is available regardless of whether a taxpayer itemizes deductions on their return (Schedule A). The deduction cannot be taken on 2008 tax returns (even if they are amended or filed late), so must be claimed when they file their 2009 returns in 2010. Also, unlike other tax credits in the economic stimulus package this tax break is not an offset to your federal taxes (i.e. a tax credit), it is a deduction against your taxable income. Taxpayers who take the standard deduction need to complete Schedule L and attach it to tax forms 1040 or Form 1040A to increase the standard deduction by the allowable amount of state or local sales or excise taxes paid on the purchase of the new vehicle. Also, check the box on line 40b on Form 1040 or line 24b on Form 1040A. Individuals who itemize should include the allowable amount of state or local sales or excise taxes from the purchase of the vehicle on Form 1040, Schedule A. 

To illustrate the above tax deduction, consider the following example. The average new car purchase price the first 11 months of last year was $28,280, and the average used car trade-in value was $15,203, according to data from the National Automobile Dealers Association. States typically tax the difference — $13,077 in this case. So a 5% sales tax rate would be $654, meaning the deduction would reduce taxable income that much. Each state has a different car sales tax, so the deduction will vary by state. 

“This special tax break is available for people purchasing a new car this year, and that can include people in states without a sales tax,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman. “This means that more people can take advantage of this deduction when they file their tax returns next year.” To qualify for this deduction, the vehicle must be purchased after Feb. 16, 2009, and before Jan. 1, 2010. Taxpayers can claim this special deduction only on their 2009 tax returns to be filed next year. There is no restriction on the type or car and it does not have to be a Hybrid. Unlike the worker and housing tax credits, the car buyer tax break is an income tax deduction. This means that it would reduce your taxable income and hence net tax liability. So the higher your tax rate, the more you will benefit.

Black Friday: Best day to buy a car

If you’re looking for a new car, the day after Thanksgiving is the best day of the year to buy.
By Peter Valdes-Dapena, senior writer
Last Updated: November 19, 2009

NEW YORK ( — When people think of Black Friday shopping, they usually think of things like flat screen TVs, toys and sweaters. Now you can add cars, trucks and SUVs.

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the best day to buy a car, according to car pricing researchers at the Web site

Analysts looked at day-by-day car pricing for the last several years. That data revealed that discounts on Black Friday are, on average, the biggest of the year.

“The discounts from dealerships, as well as manufacturers’ incentives, generate the highest discounts of the year on Black Friday,” said Jesse Toprak, an analyst for

Unlike typical Black Friday sales where customers know exactly what they’ll pay for an item, car prices are individually negotiated the day of the sale, so it’s difficult for customers to know ahead of time they’ll be getting a deal. But there’s been a clear trend, Toprak said.

The average new car discount on Nov. 27 is projected to be 7.5%. The average discount the day before and after is expected to be just over 6%. On a typical day throughout the year, car shoppers usually pay about 4.7% less than the sticker price. projected particularly large Black Friday discounts on certain models. For instance, consumers should be able to pay about 28% off sticker price for a 2009 Suzuki SX4 compact car, 26% off for a 2009 Nissan Titan or Ford F-150 pick-up or 20% off a 2009 Hyundai Sonata sedan.

Getting in on the Black Friday madness

Car dealers are trying to get a piece of the Black Friday shopping frenzy, Toprak theorized, and that may to lead to the bigger discounts found in the data.

“There’s a lot of noise in the market that day, and we have to stand out,” agreed Brian Benstock, general manager of New York City’s Paragon Honda.

Paragon Honda will send bicycle riders dressed in gorilla costumes to a nearby Best Buy store, Benstock said. The gorillas will be draped in sandwich-board signs advertising car deals available just down the road.Paragon Honda will also be relying on more traditional advertising methods to pull customers in, Benstock said, including TV and print ads touting a “$5-a-day” Honda Civic.

Michelle Primm, managing partner of Cascade Auto Group in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, said her dealerships don’t usually do big, splashy ads, except on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

“Those are the only two days when we buy full-page ads in the paper,” she said.

Primm says her dealership does get more business on Black Friday although according to’s Toprak, average dealership traffic doesn’t tend to be particularly high that day, said Toprak.

“Dealerships always spend a lot of money on marketing for that day,” said Toprak “but for some reason it’s not a particularly big day for car shopping.”

That may be part of the reason for extra-big discounts, Toprak theorized. Dealerships that aren’t getting the business just keep trying harder.


Not everyone is playing, though. Bob Goldberg, general manager of Premium Nissan in New Rochelle, NY, denied that Black Friday is particularly special at his dealership. “Every day is important to us,” he said. “I don’t consider it different from any other day.”

Crunch time for car dealers

Adding to the sales pressure, Black Friday this year happens to fall very close to the end of the month. Car deals typically sweeten as the month goes on because many dealerships are approaching quotas they must meet in order to get additional manufacturer incentives.

“I mean the push is on as we get close to the end of the month,” Nissan dealer Goldberg conceded.

Besides monthly deadlines, dealers are also under pressure to clear out 2009 model year cars and trucks before the end of the calendar year. Those cars will be much harder to sell after Dec. 31, when they become “last year’s” models. To top of page