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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1403 of 2152 Paid $23,459.71+++ or $24,900 OTD W\Package #2
Apr 16, 2008 (9:15 pm)
Went to (Toyota of Gastonia) by Charlotte, NC and after a few trips back and forth we settled on 2008 Prius with package 2 for $24,900 out the door (all taxes & fees included). They didn't have a Prius on the lot but could get one in a day or two. We'll see if the wait's that short, but either way I don't care. I can wait and I think I got a deal that was fair for the both of us. They didn’t make t easy though; I had to work for it. The problem for consumers is that dealers can't keep the cars on the lots (much like the VW Bug or resent Mustang craze) so it makes negotiating difficult. They know they will sell it to the guy behind you if you’re not going to pay their price. My saving grace was that I was willing to wait and bought without a trade in. Here's a tip for all of you who aren’t in the know; don’t bring a trade to the table if you can help it. They just use the trade as leverage to work the numbers against you anyway. Sell it before buying and if you just can't wait than try a CarMax dealership. They normally give you $2k more than the dealer if the cars in good condition. I hope this helps you make better choices.
#1404 of 2152 regional prices
Apr 17, 2008 (1:28 am)
If a dealer cannot keep the cars on the lot, you don't really have much bargaining power, so expect to pay close to MSRP. When I bought my pkg#2 at the end of February, some dealers in Northern California had over a *HUNDRED* Priuses in stock, and many people paid for less than the invoice prices.
#1405 of 2152 Re: Bought Toyota Prius Touring Edition Package 6 for $25997 + tax [bksing
Apr 18, 2008 (5:45 pm)
I tried to contact the dealers that were mentioned... the Walnut Creek with the $25,997 Touring pk6 deal or the $25343 for the standard with package 6....
Did not even receive any responses to my email inquiries.........
#1406 of 2152 Should I buy a 2002 Prius?
Apr 19, 2008 (4:00 pm)
My son will be commuting to college in the fall, so a Prius makes sense. My son-in-law can get me a 2002 Prius with 60K for about $8,000.
1. Does this sound like a good deal? Don't know what's on it.
2. What's this thing I hear about changing the batteries and costing a few thousand?
Please enlighten me.
#1407 of 2152 Re: Pkg. #2 [bakaroni]
Apr 19, 2008 (4:08 pm)
I am currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area and was wondering which dealership you went to for that great deal.
#1408 of 2152 Pakage 2 Fort Worth Tx
Apr 20, 2008 (7:41 am)
I am shopping for a Pkg #2 in the Fort Worth, TX area. I have been looking for two weeks and the cars are selling fast here. I have used Edmunds internet quote tool and most of the initial offers from dealers close to MSRP if they even have the package and color I am looking for. It appears that many of the cars are sold before they hit the lot or they are gone in a 1-2 days. Here is one internet quote I have for my wife's favorite color.
Prius pkg 2 - 24,365
tinted windows - 180
total MSRP - 23,845 and also the offer price.
This car is not on the lot and is being delivered from the Gulf state distributor.
Salesman says this MSRP is his lowest price. Edmunds TMV shows a TMV of $257 below MSRP.
Are other people in TX seeing similar pricing for pkg #2?
#1409 of 2152 Atlanta area - Pkg. #2
Apr 20, 2008 (8:30 am)
I've been trying to figure out the best OTD price I can get in this area and can't find any for less than $24,900. The southeast prices seem higher than those in the western states. I've been quoted an internet price of $22,700 from a Roswell dealer, but then their "add-on" fees are about $1,500 before taxes. Dealers don't have any on their lots and it's really hard finding ANY Toyota model in Silver Pine Mica to even look at. Finally, today I found an Avalon in that color over at the Mall of Georgia so will make the 1 1/2 hour drive there just to look at the color! I also want to see the lighter shade of blue, but can't find it. Does anyone have any buying experiences in this area or suggestions?
#1410 of 2152 Re: Paid $23,459.71+++ or $24,900 OTD W\Package #2 [dougpierce]
Apr 20, 2008 (8:35 am)
Is this a picture of YOUR car? If so, what is the color -- Seaside Pearl or Spectra Blue Mica? It looks great!
#1411 of 2152 Re: Pakage 2 Fort Worth Tx [txducker]
Apr 20, 2008 (9:06 pm)
I basically requested a qoute from almost all dealers in Texas last month. I was willing to fly to their dealership, then drive back. The best I got was probably $100-200 off MSRP. Rediculous.
So I started calling dealers in Oklahoma. They were more willing to negotiate. I just got my Prius #2 for $23000 before tax from Putnam Toyota. I'll pay the tax/registration here in Texas. The salesperson was great and even brought the car himself. Great service.
#1412 of 2152 Is it still a wise financial decision to purchase an '08 Prius?
Apr 21, 2008 (11:55 am)
With the ’09 Prius supposedly less than 9 months away… I am wondering if it is “still” a good financial move to purchase an ’08 Prius?
Do any of you Prius owners have experience using your Prius in Real Estate work? If so, do your clients “accept” the smaller vehicle because it is more “green” or do you wish you were in a Lexus ES330 or RX330?
Thank you for your thoughts…………..