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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1736 of 2152 Re: Paid below invoice for 2009 Prius Touring + Option 6 [alt6]
Jan 14, 2009 (7:37 am)
Could have been that it was an end of the year special.
Around the time I was in the market for a Prius (last week of 2008), I saw a similar price quote on craigslist from a dealer in Oakland who was quoting $750.00 below invoice. It was for a Prius Touring with Option 6, with a few more options in addition to Option # 6, such as glass breakage sensor, ipod kit, etc. That deal would have cost me $28,600 on road.
I decided to go with Dublin Toyota because I live pretty close by and I did not need the additional options that the Oakland dealer was offering.
A couple of days back, I was talking to the sales mgr at Dublin Toyota, who mentioned that they got a lot of calls from all over CA, after I posted my experience and they may not offer the same deal anymore.
#1737 of 2152 Re: Paid below invoice for 2009 Prius Touring + Option 6 [krishreddy]
Jan 14, 2009 (9:10 am)
anyone finding a great deal in california around the bay area? wondering if it's worth waiting for the 2010. yeah, i know it's going to cost a bit more, but since i'm not seeing any great deals right now...
#1738 of 2152 2009 Prius package #5 (NL, I think)
Jan 14, 2009 (6:40 pm)
A NY dealer offered to take $25k for a 2009 Prius with package #5. That included the recent $500 rebate, but I had to pay docs ($300) and registration ($150). Does anyone know if this is a good deal? Or should I wait for the 2010? Thanks.
#1739 of 2152 Re: 2009 Prius package #5 (NL, I think) [Dols]
Jan 15, 2009 (9:00 am)
In a nut shell....It's "GOUGING!!" Look...the paperwork is an angle for the dealer to grab profit under the guise of legit charges. If it were reasonable charges they would be in the range of $100.00 to $150.00....more than fair tack on charges. Some dealers only let you know these inflated charges at the time of closing. Buyer beware. It pays to know.
P.S. I sold cars for 5 yrs. I know of what I speak.
#1740 of 2152 Re: 2009 Prius package #5 (NL, I think) [Dols]
Jan 15, 2009 (4:56 pm)
i have an offer for $24100 for the same car (package 5). i'm also in the same boat as you--wondering if prices will come down in the next few months because of the economy, the honda insight, or...
#1741 of 2152 07 Prius w/ CA HOV sticker
Jan 16, 2009 (4:00 pm)
Sorry my post has nothing to do with new Prius price paid, but just wondering what people think my 07 Prius (pkg 2) w 25K miles and CA HOV sticker would be worth, if I sell it (SoCal or NoCal).
I hate to even consider selling this car. I love HOV privilege, the free parking (in LA), the mileage, the cleanliness, etc.. But I am also moving to Virgniia where the CA HOV sticker is no longer useful to me.
So thinking about selling it in CA, then maybe buy another one (or something else) once in VA. Not even sure I am selling it but just wondering what I can sell it for.
Thanks for any feedback.
#1742 of 2152 Re: 07 Prius w/ CA HOV sticker [ck90211]
Jan 16, 2009 (4:14 pm)
what color is it? i might take it off your hands for you--easiest sale you ever made huh? haha
#1743 of 2152 Re: 07 Prius w/ CA HOV sticker [ralphwiggum1]
Jan 16, 2009 (4:53 pm)
It's silver. I know it's way too common but sure made it easy to stay clean and looking new.
#1744 of 2152 Re: 07 Prius w/ CA HOV sticker [ck90211]
Jan 16, 2009 (7:56 pm)
let's email--you can find mine under my profile.
#1745 of 2152 Decided to keep my Prius w/HOV sticker
Jan 19, 2009 (4:33 pm)
Hey Ralphwiggum, thanks for your interest in my Prius but I decided to keep it for now (it's loaded onto a auto transporter earlier today). This Prius is growing on me, and who knows, I or someone in the family will be back in CA before we know it (and putting the HOV sticker back into good use). Plus I really don't see any replacement for it, other than another Prius, and I rather have the sticker to go with. Thanks anyhow.