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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1279 of 2152 2008 Prius #2 in Texas
Feb 26, 2008 (11:35 pm)
I can't seem to get a 2008 Package 2 Prius for less than $23k (including destination). This comes out to $25k out the door at an 8.25% tax rate.
Here's where I'm having difficulty:
Apparently Gulf States Toyota charges all of the dealers in TX $700 for the Toyota Marketing Fund in the invoice. I noticed in the small print that "the invoice does not reflect the dealer's ultimate vehicle cost in view of" almost $700 in reserves "which are returned to dealer...", but of course when I mentioned this, I didn't get anywhere.
According to what I've read in this discussion, I probably shouldn't pay more than $22k (or $23.5k otd), but I'm not even getting close. Does anyone have any experience in or advice for buying a Prius in Austin, TX?
#1280 of 2152 2008 pkg #2 $21,909
Feb 27, 2008 (1:42 am)
2008 package #2 with mats, $21,909 + tax dmv doc, from Concord, CA, which is in the San Francisco Bay Area.
#1281 of 2152 Re: 2008 Prius #2 in Texas [catringos]
Feb 27, 2008 (8:20 am)
Actually the tax rate in Tx is 6.25%, you might want to check with North Park Toyota of Boerne, I've heard some good things about them on other forums.
#1282 of 2152 Prius package #2 with trade in
Feb 29, 2008 (2:18 am)
I bought a 2008 Prius with Package #2 and some accssories (floor mats, lug bolts, cargo net, rear bumper protector) for $20,500 plus my trade-in and plus tax on the Saturday of President’s Day weekend in RI.
It was hard to come up with a value for my trade in. The Edmonds site and Kelly blue book were fairly far off from each other. It was a 1999 Acura 3.2TL with 178K miles and needing some work (left signal broken, scrapes in bumper, check engine light is on, worn leather.) I judged that the car would be rated “average” for Edmonds for a trade in value of $1,802. On Kelly Blue book website it was categorized as Fair for $2,795. This averages to be $2,300 as a trade in value.
Taking into account the additional $235 for accessories and a trade in value of $2,300, I paid $475 less than TMV and $1,145 less than MSRP and $700 more than Invoice price.
#1283 of 2152 Purchased Pkg 5 in MA
Feb 29, 2008 (11:50 am)
I just purchased in Wellesley, MA a 2008 Std Prius with Package 5 and dealer installed leather seats for $25,000.
#1284 of 2152 Re: Purchased Pkg 5 in MA [dgebler]
Feb 29, 2008 (9:21 pm)
Dealer installed leather seats?? I didn't know they could do that. Are they front and back seats? How much were they? Are they heated? Thanks!
#1285 of 2152 So how much over invoice and how much for HOV sticker?
Feb 29, 2008 (9:22 pm)
So in general how close to invoice should I be looking on an '08 Prius? As I read all the posts I feel there is no easy guide to pricing as most cars seem to have (i.e. $500 over invoice.). Any general feedback?
Also, how much does it cost for an HOV sticker here in Cali? Do I buy that from the dealer or from DMV?
#1286 of 2152 Re: So how much over invoice and how much for HOV sticker? [larryallen707]
Mar 01, 2008 (12:06 am)
In the northern CA, around invoice price to $300 under invoice, with "free" floor mats. HOV stickers are no longer available.
#1287 of 2152 Re: So how much over invoice and how much for HOV sticker? [3c3]
Mar 01, 2008 (7:40 am)
Thanks. Will there be more HOV stickers in Cali or is that it? Frankly that was a big reason I was considering the car.
#1288 of 2152 Dealer leather seats
Mar 02, 2008 (1:44 pm)
The dealers can install leather seats. The seats are not perforated as the factory is. The can also install heaters. The wanted $1100 for the seats (front and back) and $450 for heated front seats (driver and passenger)