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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#959 of 2152 Re: AZ Dealers [morey000]
Aug 15, 2007 (7:46 pm)
Not sure how you'd search California inventory other than going to the Toyota website, discovering their dealer websites, and then visiting those. Probably they're not totally up to date though. You could send 3 or so emails at a time and ask them, I suppose, through cars.com or whatever.
In Oregon, I've been scouting for an option 2 2007 Prius. The dealers started off a bit under MSRP, at about $23300-$23200. They are only going down $100 at a time (tedious, but maybe that's normal?). So now I am down to $22900. Maybe the cars are scarcer in the Oregon & Arizona markets?
#960 of 2152 Re: AZ Dealers [morey000]
Aug 16, 2007 (7:50 am)
Go to Toyota website or better yet Edmunds.com.
Put in So. Cal zip code.
Then email/call dealers with a FIRM offer. You will buy tomorrow if they will sell the price you desire. YEA or NAY
For So. Cal a good zip is 90210 (Beverly Hills). The San Diego area would be good as well.
Longo Toyota now has 52 (according to website).
#961 of 2152 Re: AZ Dealers [svea]
Aug 16, 2007 (9:16 pm)
I've got a couple dealers at $1000 below MSRP at this point, and one (so far) at almost $1500 below MSRP.
they talk a good story about how they are selling every prius they can get their hands on for MSRP. But- when it comes time to close a deal, they're ready to move a bit not to lose the sale.
so- no issue on price any more. Just getting my wife to pick the color.
#962 of 2152 Re: No more waiting/gouging [mithrandir]
Aug 16, 2007 (9:54 pm)
Bought my 2007 Prius yesterday in Northern Virginia where there are numerous dealers, all of which are competing to sell out as many Prius and Camry Hybrid models as possible before the 2007 supply line dries up. I took about 4 hours to shop around on line at three dealers and asked each, via e-mail to give me his best "out-the-door price" on a Package #2 (i.e., including 3.2% taxes, $65 tags, and $289 processing fee). Their OTD prices ranged from $22,154 to $23,018. I added the floor and cargo mats for an additional $181. They threw in an Auto4Life™ LIFETIME powertrain service contract for free. Love the car. I'm averaging 46.7 mpg on the first 83 miles I put on it since picking it up yesterday.
#963 of 2152 Re: Extended Warranty [suestuffcolora]
Aug 19, 2007 (1:27 pm)
Does anybody have the contact for the person dealing with extended warranties for the Prius. Am looking for the 7 yr platinum package
#964 of 2152 Re: Extended Warranty [mehebub]
Aug 19, 2007 (3:04 pm)
Toyota of Greenfield, Greenfield, Massachusetts. You can Google it for contact information. In any event, I would suggest avoiding 3rd party warranties in favor of the Toyota product. You can buy it in a variety of packages with respect to years, mileage and deductibles. The 7 year product seems to be the most Two things to remember:
1. The warranty piggybacks on the 3 year bumper to bumper warranty. So the 7 year extended warranty is for all practical purposes, really a 4 year warranty.
2. You can purchase the extended warranty any time up to the expiration of the basic 3 year warranty.
You can expect to pay around $1000 for a 7 year 100,000 mile 0 deductible warranty which amounts to a $250 premium for the coverage. On the one hand, it seems like a reasonable price for extended coverage. On the other hand, the Prius has an enviable record for reliability and I wonder what percentage of Prius owners ever have to use the extended coverage.
#965 of 2152 Re: Extended Warranty [cruising7388]
Aug 19, 2007 (3:54 pm)
I was told by the dealer that the Platinum provides over and above the bumper-to-bumper 36K warranty. There were items in black that the 36K covered and there were items in red that the36K did not cover but the platinum would cover. Also is the warranty from Mass good in Ca?
#966 of 2152 Dealer Kept My Deposit
Aug 20, 2007 (8:01 am)
If anyone is looking to purchase a car in the Philadelphia, PA area, you should be able to get at least $1800 off the MRSP on a silver base Prius package 4 from Conicelli in Conshohocken (www.conicelli.com). The VIN is: JTDKB20U673282008.
Why? They offered me a deal of $800 off the MRSP. I asked if I could put a deposit down to reserve the deal so I could think about it. Well, long story short, they took the $1000 deposit and slipped a non-refundable clause into the paperwork. (Foolish me for not reading all the papers carefully. Buyer beware.) They flat out refused to return my deposit (I think they were particularly ticked that I bought a car from a competitor -for many reasons.) So they made a $1000 without even selling the car. I just wanted to make sure that someone hopefully will benefit from this.
#967 of 2152 Re: Extended Warranty [mehebub]
Aug 20, 2007 (8:50 am)
No, the dealer is shining you on. The extended warranty piggybacks on the 36K warranty except for one minor additional benefit involving paying overnight sleeping costs for having warranty work done. Is the Mass warranty good in California? The answer is unequivocally yes if you are talking about the Toyota Platinum warranty. It is sold as an independent commodity from the vehicle and dealers are free to get whatever they can convince the customer it is worth. Some dealers nail customers as much as $2000 for exactly the same policy Greenfield sells for about half that much.
#968 of 2152 Re: Dealer Kept My Deposit [greycat64]
Aug 20, 2007 (9:03 am)
For openers, why would anyone want to do business on any basis with a dealer that is this sleazy?
Getting your deposit back should be no problem. Make up a placard that says:
THESE PEOPLE CHEATED MY DADDY OUT OF $1000
and have your kid, (or some other little kid) walk back and forth on the street outside the dealership. You'll get your deposit back so fast it will make your head swim.
BTW, the fact that the forfeiture may be legally defensible doesn't validate it as an acceptable business practice and I would file a complaint with the local better business bureau, and Toyota HQ. I'd also see if you can get a local newspaper or TV station involved.