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Toyota Prius, Car Buying, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1004 of 1188 Re: my 2012 Prius II for 21,876 + ttl [want2buyh]
Aug 31, 2012 (7:31 pm)
Thank you for posting about Hilltop Toyota. I checked and they gave me the following deal:
Fleet Manager: Jong "PACMAN" Paek
2012 Silver Prius II w/floor and cargo mats
Selling price :$21,688.00
Doc prep fee:$80.00
Loan term: 60 months, no money down at a rate of 1.9%
I emailed 10+ other Toyota dealers and Hilltop beat the next best quote by over $1,000! They still have three other cars at the same price during the Labor Day weekend.
#1005 of 1188 BAD experience at DCH Toyota of Torrance
Sep 01, 2012 (8:46 pm)
So I get a quote from the internet dept $21,488 (prius two) and drove 70 miles to the dealer from my house this afternoon ….. long story short they honored the quote but they came back with extended warranties AND a high interest rate of 8.85% minding my credit score is 710 (tier one), I told them I should qualify for the special interest rate Toyota has (1.9%), well they did not seem to want to help me. They gave me some outrageous options which I did not care about. I wanted the car at that price with a low interest rate. I’m so disappointed…… Back to square one …………. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS DEALER!!!!!!!.
#1006 of 1188 Re: Northern California Pricing Question [redoctane]
Sep 01, 2012 (8:51 pm)
Hi, can you please share the details of the dealership that's offering 21,800?
#1007 of 1188 Re: Prius Four near Chicago [plasmahidef]
Sep 06, 2012 (9:08 pm)
Thank you guys for sharing your pricing info. This was very helpful with my recent car purchases. Just bought 2012 toyota prius 4 , blizzard pearl white with floor mats and lower body moldings for 27000 + TTL+ Taxes etc...
This is without solar roof package.
#1008 of 1188 Prius 2 Lease Deal.....Was this a Good Deal? Please HELP ME!!!
Sep 06, 2012 (10:28 pm)
I just closed a Lease deal for a 3 year/60,000 mile lease on a new 2012 Prius 2 this evening.
The MONEY FACTOR for the new 2012 Prius 2 is .00142
The current lease on my 2010 Toyota Camry LE was coming to an end in 3 months on December 12th and I needed to turn in the vehicle because it already has an an 11,000 mile "overage" on it. When I initially leased it back in 2009, I negotiated the lease with 18,000 miles per year for 3 years with a total of 54,000 miles.
I was able to lease the 2012 Prius 2 in Blizzard Pearl White for 3 years/60,000 miles. I wanted the 60,000 miles because I drive a lot and I put between 20,000 to 24,000 miles per year on my vehicle. I couldn't do otherwise on the mileage selection that I made.
The dealership rolled in the last 4 payments of the lease which was a total of $624.04 and also rolled in the mileage overage charges which was a total of $1,647.90 into the new Prius 2 lease vehicle.
I was ALSO able to get the Agreed Value Price for the Prius 2 for $24,033.36 which was around $1,240 LESS than the MSRP Price of around $25,273 which also included the destination charges in the MSRP.
The dealer showed me their Dealer Invoice Price for the Prius 2 that I wanted and it was around $24,200.
I put $4,000 down for the Prius 2 and my current payment is $404 per month which includes the Gap Insurance.
The $4,000 that I put down includes the:
1. Title & Registration Fees
2. Capitalization Cost Reduction
3. First Monthly Payment
4. Tax on Capitalized Cost Reduction
5. Administration Fee
Is the 3 Year/60,000 mile Lease for $404 per month that I got on the new 2012 Prius 2 a good deal considering that I was upside down in my old lease vehicle???
Did I get a good overall lease deal or did I overpay for everything???
#1009 of 1188 Prius Three 2012
Sep 07, 2012 (2:55 pm)
I just purchased my first new car - a winter gray 2012 Prius Three base model for $24,500 at Larson Toyota in Tacoma, WA.
I got the run around from quite a few dealerships in the area (this was most likely exacerbated by the fact that I am a small woman and I look really young) and I was glad to give my business to the guy at Larson, he was the only one who did not try to take advantage. The only fees I paid were Tax, Registration, and Documentary I think?
Either way I'm very happy with my purchase and hopefully I got a good price!
#1010 of 1188 Re: Prius 2 Lease Deal.....Was this a Good Deal? Please HELP ME!!! [gtgtcobra]
Sep 13, 2012 (10:16 am)
You already said you closed the deal.
You must have thought it was a good deal or you wouldn't have made it. Someone else's opinion really shouldn't matter at this point - these are the kind of questions you post before you make the deal, not after.
Considering the factors you listed, the new prius deal seems OK but I wonder why you wouldn't just buy it (0% offer for 36 months) vs leasing it.
Anytime you are getting out of a vehicle you are upside-down in, you are not in much of a position to negotiate. The value price seems pretty good as the base Prius usually goes out the door about $500 under MSRP - the dealer also gets a few percent in hold backs which you never see, so he can still make money selling it under invoice (about 23,800).
The dealer has to make profit to operate the dealership - it's hard to say how much he made, but I would guess he will make a lot more off your trade than he did on the new Prius.
Who valued the trade in? If it was the dealer, he was the one who determined how upside down you were in it, so he could pretty much tell you anything.
Did you take your trade to CarMax and get an independent appraisal / offer for it? That's always a good idea - I've had dealers offer me a couple thousand less than CarMax when I went in on a trade, so I ended up selling it to CarMax for wholesale, or even selling it myself in the paper for $500 or $1000 over the CarMax offer - mostly the dealer you are working with will match the CarMax price too, if the deal is legit.
Anyway, you live and learn - I think you'll really enjoy your Prius in any event - and you're saving gas and the planet! How much is that worth? Good luck!!
#1011 of 1188 Re: Prius Three 2012 [lovelyn]
Sep 13, 2012 (11:18 am)
The only way to determine what kind of deal you received on the purchase of a New Car is to get your hands on the Invoice.
#1012 of 1188 gotta have a p-four!!!
Sep 14, 2012 (7:53 pm)
Finally getting my act together and retiring the suburu for day to day and trips to the coast, and have heart set on the four. So, one sweet salesman assures me his dealership is the best with under MSRP, but then a fellow from Hilltop gives me a sweet price, by phone. Can I do as well as Chicago did last week or so and get it for $27,000 with mats??? Here in SF Bay Area everything is more $$$, including our gas, so I wonder if I should take my search on the road?
#1013 of 1188 Re: gotta have a p-four!!! [inlarkspur]
Sep 14, 2012 (8:04 pm)
Decide what options you want. The determine invoice price. Then subtract at least $1000. Thats your offer!! Then tell them you won't pay dealer doc fees.
Of course you pay taxes and license fees, but that's it.
I've even gone lower than $1000 on some other models, but certainly not above that price.