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Toyota Prius, Scion xD, Car Comparisons
#20 of 21 Re: Scion XD vs Prius.....Prius vs Scion XD [danbeau]
Sep 21, 2008 (12:19 pm)
how were you able to get them to discount the scion xD when its a no haggle price???
#21 of 21 Re: Scion XD vs Prius.....Prius vs Scion XD [annelei1]
Oct 21, 2008 (7:08 pm)
I've been shopping for an xD for about a month. I'm an experienced buyer and I've tried to negotiate price with several dealers. I've used a number of strategies, but nothing has worked. So far they are sticking to their pure price creed. One of the things that bothers me about Scion is that most options like upgrade radio, sound shield, spoiler, etc are not installed and costed by the manufacturer. They are installed at "Port" after the car enters the US from Japan. This means that the traditional car buying approach of comparing invoice vs. MSRP for various options cannot be known. We all know that if the Scion.com price for, say, a spoiler is $385, the dealer surely isn't paying $385. With other cars, it is possible to know how much the dealer pays. Edmunds doesn't offer any data to help in this area.