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Scion xB, Wagon
#1 of 347 Scion xB: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
May 13, 2004 (7:58 am)
Welcome. Please post your buying experience here!
#2 of 347 Re: Scion xB: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [lee_w #1]
Jun 14, 2004 (7:56 am)
I am interested in purchasing a Scion xB. However, the dealership i went to stated that there is no negotiation with the price. They stated that the MSRP is the upfront price and they have adopted the same philosophy of saturn. No price haggling. Just pay what msrp states. Had anyone else negotiated price or told the same thing i have. I dont feel like paying msrp, knowing the vehicle value will go down as soon as i drive it off the lot and know that i am upside down already. All the other vehicles i have bought I bought at or below invoice price, which the dealer still made money due to the holdback.
Jun 14, 2004 (11:24 am)
No negotiation on prices for Scion. Any dealers not following this policy risk losing their future allocations of vehicles.
If you do not want to pay MSRP then your choice is to buy a used Scion or some other make.
Jun 15, 2004 (8:08 am)
Actually... That's not exactly true, dealers have to sell for their "posted" prices, which are not always MSRP.
It's illegal for a manufacturer to dictate what any dealer sells their product for.
Each dealer can set their own price, which has to be posted and they won't play games.
Scion does verify that dealers sell for the posted prices and are not negotiating.
So, it still pays to shop around and compare dealers.
#5 of 347 Is there?
Jun 15, 2004 (9:28 am)
Is there any Scion dealer that sell for less than MSRP? Other than Carmax which sells for $3 to $7 less than MSRP?
#6 of 347 Re: [scootertrash #4]
Jun 24, 2004 (11:44 am)
i guess i will not be spending 16k for a echo (scion) then. What a waste. (my opinion) Thanks for the info though.
#7 of 347 Re: [teknogti #6] Is there a better value vehicle available?
Jun 24, 2004 (2:35 pm)
xB is $14,165 with manual and $14,965 with auto. That is a significant difference in comparison to $16K. And what other $14,200 vehicle includes stability control, 160 watt stereo CD player w/ MP3, keyless entry, AC, antilock brakes, tilt wheel, power windows? I know of none.
This vehicle needs no discounts to sell.
#8 of 347 WHAT OTHER VEHICLE COMES CLOSE?
Jun 25, 2004 (6:36 pm)
The Elantra GT hatch with ABS, traction control, power sun roof, leather, trip computer, heated side mirrors, fog lights, 4 wheel discs, more HP, tilt wheel, driver side lumbar adjustment, MP3 6 speaker CD, cruise, power windows, mirrors and locks, variable intermittent front wipers and intermittent rear, etc., etc. With rebates you can get these in the $14 range with a 10 year warranty. And unlike the Xb, you get standard side air bags. No such option in the Xb.
#9 of 347 Re: WHAT OTHER VEHICLE COMES CLOSE? [mpgman #8]
Jun 26, 2004 (1:57 pm)
Elantra GT is a fine alternative. It does require rebates to meet the xB pricepoint though.
#10 of 347 Re: WHAT OTHER VEHICLE COMES CLOSE? [mpgman #8]
Jul 07, 2004 (11:05 am)
Maybe so, but I can't drive with two of my best friends (6'5",300 lbs & 6'6", 260 lbs)and myself (6'0", 240 lbs) in the Elantra and we can all sit comfortably in my 2005 xB!