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Toyota Yaris, Car Buying, Hatchback, Sedan
#620 of 661 Did I get a real deal or just a so-so price?
Jun 08, 2009 (1:27 am)
On May 31st 2009 at Sandy Spring Toyota in Atlanta, I paid $11,666 for a 2009 4-door sedan with auto tranny plus $836 in sales tax, doc fees of $599, and yes the Toyo Interior/exterior Protection Package for $699 (Grrrr! but because of the "loss leader" advertised price of $11,888 for the vehicle I could not get them to come off of it) for a drive out the door price of $13,800 for a 4-door automatic with the $1,500 power package, integrated fog lamps, the groovy Yaris floor mats, and (aftermarket) keyless entry (I refused to drive out the door without it).
Of course I did not get to choose a color at this price (Flint Mica exterior with charcoal fabric upgraded interior) but I couldn't care much less--I feel that since I got them to throw in the aftermarket keyless entry and also got them to come $222 off the advertised price from 11,888 to 11,666 that I got a very good deal on a new Yaris. Did I? You tell me.
Depending on the feedback here, I will tell you the LOOOOONG VERSION of the purchase experience if you demand to hear it. All i will say is that if you are not willing to walk away, you cannot get the best price on a car. Period. Should I have walked away more than I did or was this a rock-bottom price?
I know I got it way below invoice, but I also know that: 1) the Edmunds TMV price is $500 below the invoice price, and 2) the invoice prices on a car is not really the invoice price at all when you consider the rebates, the holdbacks, and other dealer incentives that I dont have a mommy-freaking clue about.
FYI, the $1,000 dealer rebate that ended June 1 on the 09 Yaris was of course retained by the dealer.
So far, I am very happy. I rented a Yaris a few weeks ago and LOVED it. Decided to see if I could get one at a low enough price to make buying a new car cost-effective for my budget (I often buy used vehicles). I think after a week that I can still feel good about the purchase price, but you tell me. Thanks for any feedback--any and all is welcome.
#621 of 661 Re: Did I get a real deal or just a so-so price? [scott0217]
Jun 08, 2009 (7:37 am)
I really don't know. If you got the base model with air with a msrp of around $15500 I certainly wouldn't want to pay much more than the $13000 you paid.
If it was the $17000msrp S model about $13000 would be about the max too for a new 09. Both of them have an used 08 trade in of about $10000. (kbb.com) Seems like about an average deal.
#622 of 661 Re: Did I get a real deal or just a so-so price? [jfritsch]
Jun 08, 2009 (10:31 am)
I got the base model, but the MSRP is 18,658, not 15,000 . . .here is breakdown:
13,765 Base 4-door Automatic
1,500 Power package (door locks, windows, etc)
230 Remote keyless entry
169 Carpet floor mats
110 Integrated front fog lamps
699 Toya Plus Protection package (ding removal, fabric stain removal, etc)
750 Destination charge
599 Tag, title, documentation
836 Sales tax
so i figured maybe a driveout price of $13,800 was better than average. Maybe not!
#623 of 661 Re: Did I get a real deal or just a so-so price? [scott0217]
Jun 08, 2009 (1:20 pm)
I wouldn't have turned it down.
#624 of 661 Re: switch [kneisl1]
Jul 02, 2009 (6:45 am)
Well I would blame myself except for one fact, they had already taken the money BEFORE they gave me the car so this is not my fault at all - I have bought quite a few used cars and know when to walk away - both my wife and I test drove the car and both agreed for a 2007 Yaris it was in very good condition - what came out afterwards was that this car had a been a daily fleet rental and they never disclosed that at time of sale.
This is illegal in most places - now we are in dispute trying to get our money back but it looks hopeless - that's why I will never buy Toyota and to be fair it is not just them, it seems to be everywhere now.
If you put your trust and faith in people that sell cars they will screw you if they can.
#625 of 661 AND YOU CAN BLAME YOURSELF...
Jul 02, 2009 (7:00 am)
This may be a dealership but this is not Toyota. You should report the dealership to the DA's office and IMMEDIATELY call the newspaper in your town ACTION REPORTER...and state your case on TV where it will make the Local news in your area possibly the national news. You will have your money returned to you because this will put whoever you bought the car from clearly out of busness...SPEAK UP..IF YOU DON'T NO ONE ELSE WILL....Remember NEVER PAY FOR ANYTHING "FIRST"...and you did not say that you were having problems with your Yaris? You merely stated it wss not disclosed to you! CALL THE ACTION REPORTER...and go over to the station ...NOW
#626 of 661 Re: Toyota Yaris: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [tygger]
Jul 04, 2009 (1:11 pm)
Wife just paid $12999 blue sedan 15 in wheels ac cruise power window I I think the the name of the package is power package plus $1000 down 0% interst for 5yrs
How did she do We live in the San Francisco area
#627 of 661 Re: Toyota Yaris: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [countonme]
Jul 09, 2009 (7:54 pm)
I'm assuming that would be 12999 plus docs+tax+title?
Sounds like a very good deal to me and I wouldn't mind the same (looking for a hatch though).
#629 of 661 Re: Differences in Toyota and Honda dealers [jabuxton]
Jul 12, 2009 (4:27 pm)
Toyota is # 1 and Honda is # 2. Your story is the reason why. Toyota has always bent over backwards to please and thats why they are # 1.
Here is my story for you: I bought a Lexus SC 430, the most expensive car Lexus makes and I had gone over to the dealship dressed in clothes from bringing our boat back from Ft Lauderdale. In other words I was not dripping in diamonds. I was treated horribly and I caled Japan direct to speak with the President. He called me back twice to make certain that I was satisfied and the salesman got fired. Just because you can drip in diamonds doesn't mean you have to....Keep the Yaris its lots of fun...I like it better than any car I have ever owned.
I permanently installed a Nuvi 5000 GPS in my right hand glove box with a bsck up camera. That was the only one that Best Buy could permanently install.
My brother then bought the Honda Fit...It doesn't have as many storage compartments and the gas mileage is less ....enjoy your Toyota..You are #1