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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
Sep 10, 2007 (2:54 am)
Just bought a 2008 Base model with Option Package #6 from Concord Toyota (San Jose) at $1200 below MSRP, final price $26200+TTL. IMO, only way to buy a car is through internet dealers. Getting a deal takes time, patience, and a certain flexibility for your local market at purchase time (I originally wanted a 2007 Touring, but those are hard to come by right now).
I would also recommend shopping your salesman. There are hundreds of Toyota salesmen in the bay area, and quite frankly, some of them just seemed too huckster-ish over the phone. But on the other hand, some salesmen who didn't have the car I wanted were nonetheless helpful and informative over the phone, giving me insights into the local market that proved useful in the negotiation process with other dealers.
The Berkeley salesman indicated that buyer negotiating will improve in the next few months as production for 2008 Prius has been increased and dealers will have more cars on the lots (again, this may be true only for the hot California Prius market). When I later changed my specs for my car, he gave me a great starting price, and I likely would have bought my car from him had I not had to wait a week for its arrival.
I ended up in a "bidding war" between the Concord dealer and the Capitol (San Jose) dealer. I would recommend either dealer, especially Rick Perez at Capitol SJC, Tobey in Berkeley, or Hamid at Concord.
#1012 of 2152 2008 Touring Pkg 6
Sep 16, 2007 (4:28 pm)
Bought from Fremont Toyota for $391 over invoice.
#1013 of 2152 Re: 2008 Touring Pkg 6 [kmovva]
Sep 17, 2007 (9:00 am)
That's what I'm looking for. Where did you get it? How much was total cost?
#1014 of 2152 Re: 2008 Touring Pkg 6 [kmovva]
Sep 17, 2007 (12:50 pm)
WOW! Where did you buy it? Please email me with the information and the amount you paid. That is really a good deal. I am desperate trying to find a good deal like the one you got. Thanks for the information.
#1015 of 2152 Re: 2008 Touring Pkg 6 [kmovva]
Sep 17, 2007 (1:00 pm)
Fremont Toyota in what state and city? I need more details, please. I will be in touch with them as soon as you send the information. Thanks,
#1016 of 2152 Re: 2008 Touring Pkg 6 [prusa]
Sep 18, 2007 (10:32 am)
It appears that a lot of us are trying to buy an '08 touring model yet the dealers tell me that Toyota limits their allocation to only a very small percentage of touring models. I've heard figures of 5-10% deliveries of touring models. Why? Why doesn't Toyota increase the ratio of touring models they manufacture?
#1017 of 2152 Re: 2008 Touring Pkg 6 [smr36]
Sep 18, 2007 (4:37 pm)
Maybe that is the ratio that was selling last year, so they are keeping the same ratio.
Either that or they may be short on supply of Touring spoilers and wheels.
#1018 of 2152 How's this deal for Touring + Pkg 3?
Sep 19, 2007 (8:34 pm)
I'm in Seattle metro, and were quoted:
MSRP is $26,249
Invoice is $24,538
--->Your price is $25,538 plus tax and license.
It's about $710 under MSRP...quoted by the costco dealer. Is this a good price? Edmund's pricing function doesn't show touring edition for 2008 yet.
Model Number: 1226A SERIAL # :8330xxxx Check Code: 5
Model Description: 4-DR GAS/ELEC
Category ..........: A
Year ............: 2008
Current Dealer ....: 130-46050
Interior Color ..: FE11 FE11
Wholesale Dealer ..:
Exterior Color ..: 01G3 MGRAY
Previous Dealer ...: 00130
Body ............: HYBRID GAS/ELEC SDN
#1019 of 2152 Re: How's this deal for Touring + Pkg 3? [wlai]
Sep 20, 2007 (5:35 pm)
I just bought a 2008 Prius Touring in black with package #3 for $25,800 OTD
#1020 of 2152 Just purchased
Sep 21, 2007 (3:08 pm)
2008 Base with package 5 in Magnetic Grey for $25,000. This included destination, floor mats and cargo net, but not extended warranty and tax, title, registration. I even got slightly above KBB value for my trade.
This was in New Jersey, but I live in PA.