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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#450 of 2152 Re: Toyota Prius: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [jprice]
Feb 12, 2007 (5:39 pm)
As a matter of fact, you are quite correct. Here is the pertinent paragraph from the Calif DMV Hybrid page:
The 85,000 Clean Air Vehicle Stickers (yellow) that VC §5205.5 allows for hybrid vehicles have been assigned. Original Clean Air Stickers will no longer be issued to hybrids; however, substitute stickers may be issued if the original is damaged.
All Clean Air Stickers remain with the vehicle they were originally issued to and cannot be transferred to any other vehicle. If you purchase a vehicle that has a Clean Air Sticker you may transfer the sticker to your name.
If you acquire a hybrid vehicle with Clean Air Vehicle Stickers attached, and are a resident of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma County, you must obtain a Bay Area FasTrak account before you drive as a sole occupant in a high-occupancy vehicle (carpool or diamond) lane.
All Clean Air Vehicle stickers will expire January 1, 2011, unless the law authorizing their use is extended beyond that date.
Carpool lane use may be restricted at any time by state and federal law for all Clean Air Vehicles carrying fewer occupants than the posted minimum requirement, if their presence is determined by the California Department of Transportation to contribute to increased traffic congestion, increased travel times, decreased sustained travel speeds, or other factors affecting any carpool lane or segment of that lane.
Clean air vehicles that meet the posted minimum occupancy requirements for carpool lanes are not subject to the above restrictions.
#451 of 2152 2007 Prius pkg 2
Feb 14, 2007 (10:23 am)
Hello there. I have been offered a 2007 Prius Pkg #2 in CA for $24,100 out the door. I guess there is a glut of Priuses at the moment.
Is this a good deal? Do you think I should negotiate the price even lower?
Thank you for your input.
#452 of 2152 Re: 2007 Prius pkg 2 [fogster]
Feb 14, 2007 (11:12 pm)
What was the price before taxes and fees? And which dealership is this at? $24.1K sounds like a good deal to me.
#453 of 2152 Re: 2007 Prius pkg 2 [bakaroni]
Feb 15, 2007 (9:45 am)
It's about $22,100 with destination included. About $100 above invoice according to Edmunds. Dealership--Longo Toyota
#454 of 2152 Fair Price for Prius Touring Edition / Package #6 ???
Feb 15, 2007 (11:55 am)
Hello All -
I've recently started reading all of these great posts since I began researching the 2007 Prius Touring Edition.
I live in PA and want a 2007 Prius Touring in Package #6. My color preferences are Magnetic Gray or Classic Silver. Unfortunately, I've confirmed through several local dealers that there are simply no such models/combo packages available anywhere in the Central Atlantic district (5 states of PA, MD, VA, W. VA & DE). However, this model/combo is currently available at several Mid-West toyo dealers (in IL, IN & WI).
I'm in current serious discussions with Grossinger Toyota North in the Chicago area. They've told me that the invoice on this specific model ('07 touring, package #6, magnetic gray) is $27, 186. They're offering me the car for $27,400. I've asked them to throw in a cargo net and some all-weather prius floor mats. They're willing to split the all-weather mats ($98 dealer cost divided by 2).
So, we're looking at $27,400 plus $49 (all-weather mats) + $58 doc. prep fees + $10 "drive-away" fee for temp tags =
$27,517. I will need to pay the PA sales tax (6%) and registration fees back home.
I've done extensive on-line research. I would love to get this car either at invoive or below invoice, but I just don't see it happening (although demand may be off now, it's still a new '07, touring edition is hard to find, etc).
So, can anyone from the ChicagoLand area tell me if this is a "fair and reasonable" price ??? Or, can anyone generally tell me if I can do better on this specific model & trim line?? Do you think there is anything else that I'm either leaving on the table or that I can get the dealer to throw-in ??? FYI ... I'm not interested in purchasing the extended wty right now. I can do that within the next 3 yrs / 36K miles.
Your thoughts and suggestions are extremely appreciated
#455 of 2152 Invoice price and extended warranty are negotiable!
Feb 16, 2007 (12:11 pm)
I found out both the invoice price and the extended warranty price are varied in dealerships, but if you do your research and shop, you can do very well: invoice or below invoice, 7yr/100,000 ml Platinum extended warranty quoted $1,090 or lower....
Earlier posting praised City Toyota in Daly City has a great internet manager, I must say he is very responsive and give the best price! Broadway downtown toyota's internet manager is very good too....
Hope this info helps!
#456 of 2152 Re: Fair Price for Prius Touring Edition / Package #6 ??? [priusinpa2007]
Feb 16, 2007 (1:29 pm)
Edmunds shows an invoice price of 26600 but they do not include the advertising that is added to the factory invoice, so the invoice they are representing is correct except that it includes the dealer hold back which they get back. So that at their asking price they are in addition to their markup from invoice getting an additional $500 or so in dealer holdback, so their total markup over true dealer cost to you is in the whereabouts of 800 - 900 dollars. That said, for a car equipped exactly as you want it and which you will undoubtedly use for a number of years, I would go for it. You only live once. BTW, the TMV for the Prius shown on the Edmunds site is totally out of date. Talk to them about the holdback they receive and push them into absorbing the cost of the extras rather than splitting them. Remember, if you itemize your Fed return, you have up to a $1575 credit if you aren't snared by the AMT. Also, congratulations on doing your homework.
#457 of 2152 Re: Fair Price for Prius Touring Edition / Package #6 ??? [priusinpa2007]
Feb 16, 2007 (3:03 pm)
If you haven't already tried them, I suggest checking with Libertyville Toyota. No other dealers in the Chicago area were willing to beat their quote for my model. Everything was conducted very smoothly through email. Good luck.
#458 of 2152 2007 Prius, Pkg#6 in Los Angeles
Feb 18, 2007 (1:43 am)
Longo Toyota, $26,336+Tax(8.25%)+Title+License = $28,812 Worked with the internet manager. Great experience and very minimal need for haggling. He threw in "Exact" mats including cargo mat at that price. I believe these are cheaper than the all weather mats. Overall, I believe this is "at invoice".
I am still wondering if I should get the extended warranty??