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Southeast Toyota Finance Offers Recent College Grads and Grad Students a $750 Toyota or Scion Rebate

Southeast Toyota Finance is offering recent or upcoming college graduates (including those at many professional/trade schools) and post-graduate degree candidates a $750 rebate to finance or lease a new Toyota Camry (gas only), Corolla, Matrix, Prius c, RAV4, Tacoma, Yaris, or any Scion model.

“Purchasing a new vehicle for the first time is an exciting experience,” said Brick Toifel, Vice President of Sales and Dealer Services, Southeast Toyota Finance. “However, many of these new shoppers are recent college graduates who may be financially inexperienced. Our goal is to help make this process as easy as possible for them.”

In addition to the $750 rebate, qualified college graduates are eligible for special benefits on all new Toyota and Scion vehicles, such as:

  • No money down when purchasing
  • Monthly payments may be deferred for up to 90 days when purchasing
  • No security deposit required when leasing
  • Toyota Care: a two-year/25,000-mile complimentary maintenance plan with roadside assistance/li>
To help with the decision making, Southeast Toyota Finance offers college students five points to consider before making their purchase:
  1. Buy or Lease?
  2. When deciding whether to buy or lease a new vehicle, consider the benefits for each. Evaluate your options to determine what is most important to you and then make an informed decision.

    Leasing Benefits:

    • Low down payments
    • Low monthly payments
    • Option to buy at lease end

    Buying Benefits:

    • Ownership, equity
    • Sell or trade in at any time
    • Unlimited mileage
    • Customization
  3. Fuel Efficiency
  4. How much money have you budgeted for gas? In addition to calculating the expense of a new vehicle, factor in accompanying gas prices such as long commutes to work and weekly road trips. If purchasing a hybrid is not an affordable option, consider other fuel-efficient cars as alternatives. For further guidance, take Toyota's and AOL Autos' "Choose Control" quiz here: http://autos.aol.com/choosecontrol/

  5. Safety Ratings
  6. Research safety information on your potential vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website provides crash test results, recall reports and inspection data on many models. For further insight, look at ratings on car research websites like Kelley Blue Book or Edmunds. 

  7. Insurance
  8. Several factors influence the price of your auto insurance, such as: how much you drive, the value of the vehicle, and your driving record. Talk to your insurance provider in advance to get an estimate on the cost of coverage.

  9. Maintenance
  10. All vehicles require routine maintenance to include oil changes, wiper fluid refills, air filters and tire replacement. You may want to consider these types of expenses in your budget.

To qualify for this rebate at the time of vehicle financing or leasing, customers must graduate from an accredited four-year college or university in the upcoming six months or have graduated in the past two years. The program is also available to graduates of accredited two-year colleges, nursing schools and other programs. Students enrolled in an accredited graduate degree program, such as law school or a master's or doctoral program, may also qualify.

Eligible customers must be employed or have a firm offer of employment and have no negative credit history. Additionally, verifiable proof of college or graduate status is required at the time of purchase.
This incentive is being offered through September 30, 2013. Interested customers should contact their local Southeast Toyota dealer or visit www.setf.com/specialoffers/college for additional information.
Southeast Toyota Finance
Southeast Toyota Finance is an operating division of World Omni Financial Corp., which was established in 1981 as the first import automotive captive finance company in the United States. The company offers financing to Toyota dealers and consumers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Southeast Toyota Finance is the leading provider of retail and lease financing for new Toyota purchases within its operating footprint, consistently ranking at the top of its class in market share and dealer satisfaction. The company owes its success to its innovative finance programs (including retail and lease programs), loyalty programs, college graduate and military rebate programs, and its commitment to strong dealer relationships and customer service. The company's portfolio of dealer loans includes inventory financing, as well as working capital, real estate and construction loans. World Omni is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive corporation ranked No. 37 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” JM Family is also ranked No. 32 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, its 15th consecutive year on the list.