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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1514 of 2152 Buying used Prius
May 28, 2008 (11:49 pm)
I am seriously looking at Prius. Typically used a Prius with less than 20K miles sells for about $ 500 less than a new one here in NW WA.
I am considering a loaded 2007 Prius w 9K miles for $18500. The hitch is that it has a salvaged title & was originally registered in my county (so at least it is not flood car!). Carfax says airbag deployed. The seller swears it did not & says take it to a mechanic. I imagine even Carfax could make an occasional error.
I would definitely take it to Toyota dealer a for a pre-purchase inspection. Will a dealer be able to tell definitively if the airbag are functional or is there someway a savvy rebuilder could cover up a missing airbag? Thanks
#1515 of 2152 Re: Buying used Prius [204meca]
May 29, 2008 (1:59 am)
Be careful, there must be a reason for selling a loaded 2007 Prius for 4 or 5 thousand under book. What seems to good to be true, sometimes are to good to be true. Check it out.
May 29, 2008 (7:13 am)
Do any of you know what this color looks like? I've been on waiting list for an 08 Siliver Pine Mica and dealer just called to see if I'm interested in this color TODAY. I can't find an "accurate" picture of it online and have to tell him in a couple of hours. (Dealer is two hours from here.) Thanks!
#1517 of 2152 Re: Seaside Pearl [sharon22]
May 29, 2008 (7:20 am)
It is a pail green.........light green
#1518 of 2152 Re: Seaside Pearl [oldcoach]
May 29, 2008 (7:33 am)
Really? I thought the pale green was the Silver Pine Mica. Thanks for such a quick response! Anyone else have an answer?
#1519 of 2152 Re: Buying used Prius [204meca]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 29, 2008 (8:29 am)
Well.. if it has a salvage title, something happened to the car...
I certainly wouldn't risk $20K on it... Even if the dealer told you nothing was wrong with it, you would still have the salvage title, killing it's resale value. I doubt it has any warranty..
#1520 of 2152 Re: Seaside Pearl [sharon22]
May 29, 2008 (9:38 am)
Based on what I see at toyota.com, Seaside Pearl is more blue than green. If there is a Toyota dealer nearby, see if they have another vehicle with the same color.
#1521 of 2152 Re: Seaside Pearl [sharon22]
May 29, 2008 (9:49 am)
You can go to toyota.com and configure your Prius including colors. The Silver Pine Mica is the more popular color, being kindofa "enviro green" khaki. I have it and it's doesn't heat up too, too much in the sun. White shows every tiny ding and scratch.
Try this link: http://www.toyota.com/prius-hybrid/exterior-360.html
#1522 of 2152 Re: Seaside Pearl [sharon22]
May 29, 2008 (9:59 am)
Hi! I'm another Atlanta area Prius hunter. We talked rt the time you got on the waiting list. Anyway, I think the Seaside Pearl looks v pretty but def more bluish if that makes any sense? Did you look at this photo? So what did you decide??
Also wanted to update you as we finally decided it just didn't make sense NOT to get a Prius. We put $ down & ours should be in tomorrow b/c we didn't specify any color or package so was easier to find. I'm v excited. Our's is driftwood pearl w/beige interior. I wanted grey interior but just happy to get a Prius w/our commute. Edited to add we're paying MSRP which I've never done b/4 but still think it's worth every penny to be honest.
#1523 of 2152 Re: Seaside Pearl [sharon22]
May 29, 2008 (1:23 pm)
seaside pearl is light blue...sorry thought you wanted the color silver pine, which is light green.