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#306 of 347 2009 Scion XB 5-speed
May 29, 2008 (4:32 pm)
Just need your opinion about how much I should pay for 2009 Scion XB 5-speed. By the way, I am located in San Gabriel Valley. I am planning to go to Longo Toyota. I don't know if you all are familiar with the dealer. Anyway, they gave me a quote of $18181.73. That price including the process & handling fee of $620. I added a quick shifter costing $266.50. The car comes with the carpet as well. I really need your opinion so badly. How much do you think I can push down the price? And I am planning to trade-in my car as well. The thing is I lost my title for my current car. I have to wait 10 business day for it. Is there any way that I can sell the car without the title? or can dealer check to DMV regarding the ownership of the car? Thank you so much for all your input.
#307 of 347 Re: what is the price of XB in portland [dwynne]
May 31, 2008 (11:44 am)
niether the civic or the fit come withtraction control or vehicle stabilty control. you would have to add that to the price f bot to comaper apple to applles. Xb is just a lot more car than either the civic or fit. Edmunds compares the fit to the xd and
rate the xd as better.
#308 of 347 Re: what is the price of XB in portland [dreasdad]
May 31, 2008 (5:53 pm)
Stability control on a FWD car is about pointless - no matter what you do on most you can't get them tail to come around at all. Traction control on a little 4 banger is similarly not really needed - you hit the gas too much, just lift .
On my 06 xB I find that neither is ever needed or used, but on my RWD cars with more power then both can be lifesavers. My daughter's Civic is a much nicer car than the xB, but mine was a LOT cheaper. The trouble with the new xB is the price just takes it too close to the territory where other cars are better (to me) options.
#309 of 347 Re: what is the price of XB in portland [dwynne]
Jun 23, 2008 (4:20 am)
If the XB is selling so good why don't we see more prices paid action on this page. I under stand that most people pay sticker but in different states add different BS fee;s
#310 of 347 Re: what is the price of XB in portland [nova]
Jun 23, 2008 (12:35 pm)
Sales are up - nearly 41% for May 08 VS May 07 and nearly 57% for YTD 2008 VS YTD 2007.
- 2008: 5,351
- 2007: 3,658
- Chg: 40.9%
- 2008: 21,241
- 2007: 13,331
- Chg: 56.9%
But not much point in posting "prices paid" for a car that has a fixed selling price - and only $800 or so of markup from invoice to MSRP. Most dealers will not even budge on accessory prices, but I suppose if you are buying enough stuff you might be able to get a lower price.
#311 of 347 '08 Xb automatic
Jun 29, 2008 (9:33 am)
In NC, just purchased new '08 blackberry Xb automatic stickered $17,735 with upgraded stereo and mats for $15,775, after getting an inflated trade in value.
Compared to another local Toyota dealership offer, I got free stereo upgrade and mats and a few dollars off.
The "dealing" was basically in trade in value. While the dealer valued my trade as the same as other dealers, paperwork reflected inflated trade value.
A BIG trade difference.......Last year, I actually had my Ford Explorer trade valued at $500 dollars equity over balance owed...signed papers on new Xb with a trade equity of $2,436 over balance owed. Glad to unload the F-bomb, with it's check engine light on, a bad power window, no cruise control..etc etc etc........
I'm loving the Xb....and I think I got a great deal considering the trade.
#312 of 347 2008 Xb - 15K
Nov 09, 2008 (12:32 pm)
I just put a deposit on a new 2008 Xb stock for 15000$. Sight unseen. Will take a trip to take a look at it in the middle of next week. Will add some options while i'm there and hoping to bring it home a couple of days after.
It's about 2K below sticker price. I know it's 08, but i'm planning of driving it for a long time so it doesn't matter.
#313 of 347 Struggling to get a deal...
Dec 27, 2008 (8:36 pm)
I've been researching new cars for the last month and settled on the Scion xB. I've been comparing it to about 10 different cars and nothing really offers the value for the money. The cars that come closest (to me) are the Corolla/Matrix and Honda Fit. But with those you still have to pay extra to get many things that are standard on the xB.
I've found it frustrating to negotiate the sale of an xB, because frankly there is no negotiation. I thought that in this economy with even Toyota's sales down 30-40% and having a losing sales quarter (the first since 1938) that the "pure pricing" model would go out the window in favor of moving some cars. No deal.
I emailed about 8 dealerships and each told me the same thing. They do not negotiate on price. Some dealers were offering to throw in extras, like free tires for life or a free lifetime warranty after the factory one expires. (These dealers were the furthest from me, so I did not take these offers too seriously - I'd read the fine print first.)
The big sticking point has been the "documentation" charges each dealer has. In the offers I've gotten they vary from $300-600. I understand these fees are mostly pure profit so naturally I am trying to negotiate these away. Most dealers refuse. You would think that selling a car for sticker price in this economy would be enough of a profit, but I guess the dealers around here (Massachusetts) aren't hurthing that bad yet. If I can't get a dealer to eliminate or sharply reduce this fee I'll probably wait a month or so to see how the car market is. I don't mind giving the dealers a profit, but MSRP is enough (even at sticker tough the xB is a good deal).
The best offer I've gotten so far was:
state tax: $821 (5%)
inspection sticker: $29
The only room the dealer has to play is with the documentation fee. Anyone had any luck in getting this reduced or waived?
#314 of 347 Re: Struggling to get a deal... [hulkedup]
Dec 28, 2008 (11:37 pm)
Have you checked with Fitzmall, they have dealerships in both MD and PA and prices seem to be running close to invoice.
#315 of 347 Re: Struggling to get a deal... [alamocity]
Dec 29, 2008 (5:08 pm)
Thanks for that information; I had no idea they existed. Their prices are about $1000 below MSRP. The problem is they are about 430 miles from my house. I also couldn't find much information online from people who have completed a long distance purchase from them. Lots of people saying, "check them out," but very few who talked about actually doing it.