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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1484 of 2152 Re: buying a 2008 prius [debart97]
May 19, 2008 (9:33 am)
Check out Kendall Toyota. I bought one last month on the 30th and they sold me a package 6 for $300. less than sticker. I know it's not a great price but better than the local dealers (Al Hendrickson and others) who are tacking on $1,000-$4,000. I was able to work out the deal with internet dept. through emails. Very smooth deal, no dealer fees and never felt hustled. Try to go the last few days of the month, they're more willing to deal.
#1485 of 2152 Re: Atlanta area - Pkg. #2 [sharon22]
May 19, 2008 (11:52 am)
I'm trying to shop for one right now, and I have a good rate at one dealer in Atlanta, but they don't want to pay the amount I want for my trade-in. I had it appraised at CarMax & the Toyota dealer wants to give me $2000 less. I'd like to trade it in and take advantage of the tax break, but the dealer who will match the CarMax appraisal told me over the phone that he'd also match the other dealer's sale price for the Prius so I drove over there and he told me that he misunderstood and that he could only match the trade-in but wants me to pay over $3000 over MSRP to get one that they already had to replace the back bumper because they backed into something unloading the car... He counter-offered with a price that looked a bit less than his original $28K, but then he added on the floor mats & Toyoguard AFTER - and both were included in the price I told him before. Plus he wanted to charge more for each of those than the other dealer. He then had the nerve to ask me if I was sure that those were included in the price the other dealer gave me - and he had my quote from the other dealer with very specific pricing info right in front of him! Grrr... I'll keep looking...
#1486 of 2152 Atlanta area - games played by dealers
May 19, 2008 (12:35 pm)
I just received a call from my insurance agent saying that I had requested a quote on an 08 Prius. I had not requested anything from my insurance agent so I did not understand how this happened. He told me that there are some car dealers that initiate a quote request from the insurance card that you give to them in order to do the test drive. The only dealership that I took at test drive was at Toyota Mall of GA. I really do not appreciate this dealer meddling in my private life. I have had nothing but bad experiences from this dealer but this one takes the cake!
#1487 of 2152 Re: Atlanta area - Pkg. #2 [kcbrig]
May 19, 2008 (12:36 pm)
Just curious - what dealership? I want to be sure to stay clear of them!
#1488 of 2152 Re: Atlanta area - Pkg. #2 [ebs964]
May 19, 2008 (12:45 pm)
The one in Roswell. I felt like I was the stupid girl who couldn't read a quote without a man helping her... I'll probably stick with the other dealer who gave me the initial quote and sell the car thru CarMax... It's very frustrating shopping for a Prius in Atlanta right now. They all know there's a waiting list and they don't seem to really want or need the business.
May 19, 2008 (3:49 pm)
Talked to a few local dealers. Prius's are starting to trickle into TX. Both dealers I spoke with are asking MSRP. Anyone getting a better deal?
#1490 of 2152 Re: Atlanta area - Pkg. #2 [kcbrig]
May 19, 2008 (5:39 pm)
So you have been able to find a dealership in Atlanta that actually has a Prius? I can't seem to find a single one.
#1491 of 2152 Re: Hou TX Area [vbnsman]
May 20, 2008 (6:13 am)
It seems all of the dealerships in SA have waiting lists 40 - 60 people long. Luckily, I should get mine on the next delivery. Who would have thought that there would be waiting lists for a Prius in Texas? I would rather have a Tundra, but the Prius makes more sense right now.
#1492 of 2152 Re: Atlanta area - Pkg. #2 [ebs964]
May 20, 2008 (7:47 am)
The one in Roswell has one this week, but they want $3000 over MSRP. World Toyota is getting a base model in by the EOM but they want $1900 over MSRP. A few others said they'll get some in 2 weeks. The one in Kennesaw is pretty much out - and even if you get on the wait list, it's a long wait.
#1493 of 2152 Re: Atlanta area - Pkg. #2 [kcbrig]
May 20, 2008 (7:54 pm)
There seems to be a few showing in inventory at the dealer in Asheville, NC. This seems to be a one price dealer offering the Prius at 300 under MSRP. Asheville is not that far from Atlanta. Google Jim Barkley Toyota. Call and see if the cars are really available. I know nothing about the dealer other than I think a friend at work purchased a car there and seemed satisfied. YMMV.