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Toyota Prius, Car Buying, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#101 of 1267 Re: MSRP [dmays]
Jul 07, 2009 (3:29 pm)
Hi dmays. Please do not consider this as council .... we all have our owns needs and wants. I did agree to paying MSRP, but my circumstances were completely different. My car is a 2001, and while doing well, it consumes a lot of gasoline. My GIII IV is due in port on 7/10.
Knowing nothing about your circumstances ..... I think I would be inclined to wait. 1) you drive a 07 Prius that seems to be problem free, and very economical. 2) New models, (and the 2010 is mostly new from the wheels up), are more prone to have issues that, more than likely, will be resolved the following year. 3) Dealers will be very reluctant to sell below MSRP on a brand new model that is selling well. I understand the factory is working overtime trying to meet the demand. I even read where Toyota may limit Prius shipped to the USA to help meet the demand in Japan.
Quite frankly, I would have wagered that gas prices would be on the rise by now. The economy seems to be so bad that it is retarding price increases. But watch "cap and tax" in congress. If that passes, many, including myself, predict prices and taxes, will shoot sky-high. In addition, I read that credit is very hard to get. That will have a cooling impact on dealers holding out for MSRP.
All said, there are many factors to consider, and we must all make out own decision. As for me, we are proceeding with MSRP.
Jul 07, 2009 (11:19 pm)
Where are you located? It seems pretty easy to get at least $500-$1000 off MSRP in the SF Bay Area.
Jul 07, 2009 (11:28 pm)
In LA I cannot get any off MSRP. Looking for Package IV with solar/moonroof package. Anyone in the LA area had any luck?
#104 of 1267 Re: MSRP [luvthesuninca]
Jul 08, 2009 (10:01 am)
I just bought a prius package 4 last night sticker 29,500 from Justin Post at Glendale Toyota last night. They were also offering this deal at Longo Toyota in El Monte by a guy named Derrick Nguyen as well but it was too far to drive. You can easily get the prius at sticker - you just have to shop around. I opted not to get the solar package because its a 3600 option and just shot the monthly up too high.
This was the deal
2500 drive off
415.00 per month
Some of the items package 4 include were:
bluetooth for phone and ipod streaming
integrated XM satellite radio
#105 of 1267 Re: expect price drop? [tyler70]
Jul 08, 2009 (12:42 pm)
Some “experts” are predicting that RUG will be around $2.00/gal by the end of 2009. If that happens I would expect to see deals on the Prius. For the most part sales of hybrids and diesels are driven by fuel prices.
#106 of 1267 Re: MSRP [paulsha911]
Jul 08, 2009 (2:34 pm)
I live near the bay area can you tell me which dealers and salesperson are 500-1000 off MSRP. Thanks
#107 of 1267 Re: MSRP [luvthesuninca]
Jul 08, 2009 (5:42 pm)
I know that Toy in cerritos is willing to cut $500 off the MSRP. does anyone know if any other in southern CA willing tu cut more than $500? I need pack IV with fully loaded.
does anyone know if Pruis IV comes with intuitive park assist?? (the option that beeps when you are close to an object). ?
#108 of 1267 Prius V in WV
Jul 09, 2009 (3:39 am)
I picked my Prius V w/ NAV up yesterday. I got $500 off MSRP. In addition I got him to throw in a set of all weather mats. The dealership had a promotion going on and I got an 8gb iTouch as well. In all fairness, the $500 off was more of a "buddy" think. I'm a regular customer (bought about 10 Toyota's) and I don't think they are willing to discount just yet. None of the Prius they have received yet have sat on the lot more than 5 days before being sold.
When they called me I was just leaving Walmart where I had bought cleaning supplies and some wax. They had me leave the wax when I went to look at the car and they waxed it for me before delivery the next day.
Credit Union loan for 72 months 5%. I'll pay it off way early, but I always get the 72 months to keep the payment down and then pay off chunks when I have money coming in from dividends or when I have some spare cash. The credit union is real convenient to do that with.
#109 of 1267 Re: Prius V in WV [wvgasguy]
Jul 09, 2009 (5:05 pm)
which dealer did you get it from ?
Lexus is giving big discount off the 09 Lexus IS 250, the prices of IS 250 are pretty much the same as the Prius V and IV packages. I know the are very different, one is hybrid and one is much more luxurious. can someone give me his/her opinion on this? thanks
#110 of 1267 Re: MSRP [msmorton]
Jul 09, 2009 (10:11 pm)
SF Toyota. Ask for Michael Ma. Tell him Paul who ordered the white Prius with dark grey interior sent you. May be he will give me a free key chain.