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#2677 of 2743 Good deal or not so much>
Jun 08, 2009 (5:25 pm)
On May 31st 2009 at Sandy Spring Toyota in Atlanta, I paid a total of $11,666 for a 2009 4-door sedan with auto tranny (MSRP 13,765) that also had the $1,500 power package, the $110 integrated front fog lamps, the groovy $169 Yaris floor mats, and $230 (aftermarket) keyless entry, the $599 tag, title and doc fees, $750 destination charges, and yes the $699 Toyo Interior/exterior Protection Package (grrrr! but because of the "loss leader" advertised price of $11,888 for the vehicle, I could not get them to come off of it) and finally $836 in sales tax, for a total "drive out the door" total of $13,800 comprised of:
11,666 car, including all options and destination charges
599 tag title and document fees
699 Toyo plus protection package
836 sales tax
Of course I did not get to choose a color at this price (it has a Flint Mica exterior with charcoal fabric upgraded interior) but I couldn't care much less--I feel that since I got them to throw in the aftermarket keyless entry and also got them to come $222 off the advertised price from 11,888 to 11,666 that I got a very good deal on a new Yaris. Did I? You tell me. It was waaaay below retail and even way below invoice, but not sure if I could have paid even less.
here is the total MSRP for my model:
13,765 Base 4-door Automatic
1,500 Power package (door locks, windows, cruise, etc)
230 Remote keyless entry
169 Carpet floor mats
110 Integrated front fog lamps
699 Toya Plus Protection package (ding removal, fabric stain removal, etc)
750 Destination charge
599 Tag, title, documentation
836 Sales tax
so i figured maybe a driveout price of $13,800 was better than average. Maybe not!
Depending on the feedback here, I will tell you the LOOOOONG VERSION of the purchase experience if you demand to hear it. All I will say is that if you are not willing to walk away, you cannot get the best price on a car. Period. Should I have walked away more than I did or was this a rock-bottom price?
I know I got it way below invoice, but I also know that: 1) even the Edmunds TMV price is $500 BELOW the invoice price, and 2) the invoice price on a car is not really the invoice price at all when you consider the rebates, the holdbacks, and other dealer incentives that I don't have a mommy-freaking clue about.
FYI, the $1,000 dealer rebate that ended June 1 on the 09 Yaris was of course retained by the dealer.
So far, I am very happy. I rented a Yaris a few weeks ago and LOVED it. Decided to see if I could get one at a low enough price to make buying a new car cost-effective for my budget (I often buy used vehicles). I think after a week that I can still feel good about the purchase price, but you tell me. Thanks for any feedback--any and all is welcome.
#2678 of 2743 Re: Good deal or not so much> [scott0217]
Jun 09, 2009 (12:27 pm)
Congrats on a great deal on a great car! I also have a flint mica 09 Yaris base sedan with the power package, factory remote keyless, the nice Yaris floor mats, and the bumper protection thing. The MSRP on my car, including destination, was $16,514.00. I did not get anywhere near the deal that you did.
I would love the hear the "long version" of your purchase story.
#2679 of 2743 Re: Good deal or not so much> [tsjay]
Jun 09, 2009 (5:18 pm)
Thanks, Tom, I think it was a good deal, too, but after reading somewhere on this thread that there is currently a 6 month backlog of 09 Yari (is that plural for Yaris?) on Toyota dealer lots, I wondered how long mine was on the lot, so I checked the manufacturer info on the driver door of my car. It is dated 09/08, which tells me it was made in Japan last September. Let's say it got on a slow boat in October and got to the States in December, and then took a couple weeks to get to Atlanta from Seattle, right? that would mean it potentially sat on the dealer lot since January of this year, and I believe that Toyota Corp is like most manufacturers and gives their dealers a 120 day interest free loan when they sell them the cars . . .but then the interest kicks in on Day 121 if the car is unsold. So I figure come April or May this car started costing my dealer money, and by Memorial Day weekend they put it in the paper at $11,888 to clear it off the lot and off the books. My sedan was the last Yaris Sedan they had. I assume they will receive no more until the 2010s arrive.
I know the economy is rough, but you would think this little baby Camry would be jumping off the lot with the great gas mileage and the comfort and features at this price point. What gives?
#2680 of 2743 Re: Good deal or not so much> [scott0217]
Jun 20, 2009 (2:36 pm)
Well, Scott, whatever the reasons might have been, they sure gave you a fantastic deal.
I have now had my Yaris for over two months, and I have put a little over 4K miles on it. I am truly enjoying that car, and my overall MPG since the day I bought it is 37.94. I have logged every tank of gas since the dealer filled the car for me the day that I bought it, April 13, 2009. My best tank was on a trip to Illinois last weekend, when I got 43.55 MPG going up there. The return trip MPG was 42.22.
I don't do all the things those folks who go to extremes to get the very best MPG do, like coasting with the engine off and shutting off the engine at long traffic lights, but I do drive with gas mileage in mind.
#2681 of 2743 Re: Body Paint Problem [ohmygosh]
Jun 20, 2009 (3:42 pm)
My red 2007 Toyota Yaris hatchback has paint peeling off the bumper. I had the bumper re-painted by Toyota six months ago and it has happened again in an even worse way. Is there a solution to this problem besides "Le Bra" to cover it up?
#2682 of 2743 Toyota Yaris bad smell (mold and mildew)
Jun 22, 2009 (8:56 am)
If your Yaris smells really bad when running the AC, its because Toyota did not put in a cabin air filter nor a mesh screen behind the intake vents to prevent the leaves from entering. If you want you can call this number:1-800-331-4331 and add your compliant to case # 0906126566. This seems to be a problem with all the yaris's and they will do nothing about it until they get enough complaints.
Or you can continue to pay over $70.00 bucks every time to have your Yaris's AC vents and the back up of leaves (which is causing the smell) flushed every year for the life of the car
#2683 of 2743 Re: Toyota Yaris bad smell (mold and mildew) [renenwetet]
Jun 22, 2009 (3:46 pm)
My '07 Yaris smells just fine. Never an odor problem, and I've got 40,000 miles on it.
In fact, I haven't had a SINGLE problem with it. Everything works as it did when it was brand new.
BEST car I've ever owned.
Oh yeah, I get 33 mpg city and 42 mpg highway... it's a hatchback, manual 5-speed.
#2684 of 2743 2010 Toyota Yaris
Aug 24, 2009 (12:39 pm)
When can we expect to see the 2010 Yaris on the market? Soon, I would guess. Between the 3 Memphis dealers, they only have 1 new 2009 Yaris left in stock. They ran low about the time the "Cash for Clunkers" program started. How many Yarii could Toyota have sold if they had had any inventory? All 3 dealers stocks are extremely low on all models. Wolfchase has 95, Performance has 40, and Chuck Hutton has 104. Wolfchase used to have 4 times as much inventory as Chuck Hutton, but Chuck Hutton has really come on strong since moving to their new location on I-55.
#2685 of 2743 Re: 2010 Toyota Yaris [lhanson]
Aug 24, 2009 (1:25 pm)
I suspect the '10 Yaris should be in dealers by late September...I DO know that the 2010 Nissan Versa will start to bloom in dealerships, so to speak, by the end of this month (August)...and I doubt Toyota would want that Nissan have too much of a headstart with new '10 product, if you get my drift.
#2686 of 2743 cheap parts
Aug 24, 2009 (4:21 pm)
My son has a 2007 Yaris. In February he wrecked it, he barrel rolled it three times. Thank god he was alright. After he came to rest he had told me that he put the car in park and turned it off. All four doors still open and close as if nothing happened. The air bags didn't even go off. With that being said...
The transmission was replaced shortly before the accident, it might have 450 miles on it. Now, I have someone taking it apart for me. Is there anyone out there interested in parts. He's not out to get rich, just out to help others and maybe get enough to buy another.