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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#702 of 2152 Tampa / Lakeland, Florida
May 07, 2007 (7:37 am)
We actually went to five Toyota Dealers in the Tampa / Lakeland, Florida area. We just ordered (yep, "waiting" for that certain color/specific package combo) a 2007 Prius TOURING with PACKAGE 5, no other options !! We have (on signed order sheet) an agreed price of $25,478 for the vehicle plus $589 "Dealer Admin. Fee" which, in actuality, makes it $26,067 !! We are trading in a "mint condition" (you gotta see this one !!) 2003 Acura MDX Touring w/NAVI and Towing package (trans. cooler & hitch, Dealer installed when new) which Kelly Blue Book claims it's worth $22K (trade-in). The "Black Book" says $19K (trade-in). THIS Dealer is giving us $19,500 "trade". Remember too, when using a "trade-in" there is a GREAT "tax savings" as the trade-in is "subtracted" from the NEW vehicle price and the state sales TAX is ONLY on the "difference"..... in our current case $6K, so it is somewhat equal to getting (in theory) $21K if I were to sell the MDX privately or to a place like CarMax !! Either way it hurts to have to take such a hit on a vehicle we paid $45K+ for in '03, but the PREMIUM FUEL ONLY in the MDX, at over $3.25 per gallon, is "killing" us, like everyone else, even at 22 MPG "average" !!
So........ are we close to Edmunds "T.M.V." ??
#703 of 2152 Re: Tampa / Lakeland, Florida [florida_wen]
May 07, 2007 (11:25 am)
Can you tell me the dealer you bought from in Tampa?
Looking for a Prius with package 2
did your price include taxes etc.?
#704 of 2152 TOYOTA OF TAMPA BAY
May 07, 2007 (1:20 pm)
I assume you obviously live close to the Tampa, Florida area. We actually live in Plant City, on the far eastern side of Hillsborough County near the Polk County line near Lakeland (which is in Polk County, less than 10 miles from us). We first went to a Toyota Dealer in Lakeland but we were not happy with the Prius selling price or the "trade-in" price on our '03 Acura MDX. We went to several other Dealers in Tampa and one in Brandon then we decided on purchasing the new 2007 PRIUS TOURING from TOYOTA OF TAMPA BAY, although NONE of the Dealers had the color and package choice (pkg. 5) we desire in stock.
By the way.... Sales Tax, License, Tag & Title fees were NOT included in the price I quoted in the original post !! Just a "Dealer Admin. Fee" of $589 (whatever the heck that is for ??)
#705 of 2152 Re: Option Package Discounts [tslbmw]
May 07, 2007 (8:25 pm)
From what I hear from newspapers, I don't think the offer ends that soon. I myself was going to buy a silver Prius the end of April. We agreed on the price and I put the $250 down payment. I changed my mind and wanted a Red Prius. Beginning of May, they still let me order a Prius with the options I like with the same price and the car is coming in the end of this month or June.
#706 of 2152 Re: Option Package Discounts [greentea69]
May 08, 2007 (12:16 pm)
Thank you greentea, I looked on Toyota's website as well and it looks like they are still offering the package discounts and it doesn't seem to indicate they are ending any time soon. In fact, my dealer told me last month that Toyota sent them all new window stickers for the Priuses to reflect the new discounts....it sounds like the discounts are here to stay for a while. Congrats on your order; I'm really looking forward to purchasing one.
#707 of 2152 Re: Chicagoland area [acdii]
May 11, 2007 (12:58 pm)
Hey acdii - Is that 2.9% through Toyota? - Thanks!
#708 of 2152 Re: Chicagoland area [paxtonk]
May 11, 2007 (1:16 pm)
It was, it ended April 2nd, which is why I only got a base model, it was all they had, and I didnt have time to look at other dealers. I found out about the Prius too late to get a loaded one.
#709 of 2152 Re: Chicagoland area [acdii]
May 11, 2007 (1:29 pm)
well drats - that's cheap money!
#710 of 2152 Re: Chicagoland area [acdii]
May 11, 2007 (1:52 pm)
I was just quoted 8.5%.
#711 of 2152 Re: Tampa / Lakeland, Florida [florida_wen]
May 11, 2007 (6:09 pm)
Can you give me the dealership's name where you bought it? I am shopping for a Prius and want a good deal like the one you got. PRUSA