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#481 of 1269 Before Buying A Prius Check Out this Web Site
Jun 04, 2010 (3:52 am)
Overstock.com offers a car pricing service free of charge. It's the same service that AAA members and Consumer Reports members get. I just purchased a 2010 Prius III w/o navigation, including a 7% local and state sales tax, for $23,006 out the door. Overstock.com provides offers from several Toyota dealers within driving distance from your home. If you don't want to be contacted by these dealers you can provide false information on the form. It still sends you the offers on line. I took my printed report to my local Toyota dealer and they met the competition's price quote.
#482 of 1269 Did I get taken to the cleaners?
Jun 23, 2010 (1:28 am)
In some ways I feel like I fell for the trap. In other ways I feel like, maybe the original deal was a trap, but when they pulled my credit and got actual scores, maybe I didn't do too bad. I thought my score was 700, refused to let them pull credit until they made me a deal, once deal was made they pulled credit and it came back 630EX/685TU/630EQ.
Traded in a 2006 Lexus IS-350 with 58k miles, Levinson+Nav+Premium Pkg+Luxury Pkg+bluetooth+spoiler KBB High Trade is $20925 in exc. Car did have some scratches on bumper, so maybe condition is Good rather then excellent for $19775. Loan balance is ~24,600.
New vehicle is Prius 5 w/ Nav & Preferred Premun Accessory Package for a total MSRP w/ destination of $31500.
Dealer gave me a money factor of .00085. After they pulled credit, they told me that this money factor was unheard of for my credit score, but they gave it to me anyway, claiming that they would be loosing their shirts or getting their butts chewed on the deal. LOL
Residual on the contract is listed as $19713.
Down was 1706.99, which breaks down to cap cost red of 539.07, 1st payment of 587.07, title 427, tax on cap cost 47.17, doc prep 48.94, tire fee 8.75, smog 20, electronic dmv fee 29.
So, Gross Cap is 37938.56, cap cost red 539.07, adj cap 37399.50, residual 19713, depreciation 17686.49, and rent of 1747.39 for a base monthly payments of $19433.88. 36 month, 12k mile lease, base payment 539.83, tax 47.24 total 587.07.
My guess is that under normal circumstances, I got a great financing rate, but paid full MSRP for the car, so I really didn't get a good deal.
Throw my trade into the mix, I probably came out 2000 behind.
Throw in the credit score, and it probably all evens out, but I still feel like that first line on the contract "Total Agreed Upon Value of Vehicle being sold" should have been much lower then $31,500!
For the time being, I'll just suck it up and enjoy my new ride - and the fact that I am reducing my contribution to BIG POLLUTERS, just curious what people think about the deal.
#483 of 1269 Should I pull the trigger?
Jun 23, 2010 (1:37 pm)
Wondering if I can get some advice from you guys:
I am in Chicago and here is the deal I currently have to lease a Prius III:
Negotiated Price: $22,973.00
Chicago Tax: 10.25% (Applied to full amount and divded by term)
Usage Tax: 8.00% (Applied to full amount and divded by term)
= $362.77 / month
Is this is a good deal or should I go back the drawing board?
#484 of 1269 Prius IV w/o Nav
Jun 24, 2010 (3:30 am)
I would recommend trying the Internet sales route with Toyota of Dartmouth (MA).
I paid cash for a new IV w/o Nav, only extra was 5 floor mats, no extended warranty, and no trade. My searches showed only 2 of these were available within a couple hundred miles.
Dealer charges are below (doesn't include title, tax, registration)
Vehicle Base $25,100
Documents Fee 299
Invoice (asked for it after sale completion) was $25,762. Invoice also states that the dealer is entitled to a $524 reserve and $262 wholesale finance reserve.
Negotiations were over the phone and email. Dealer interactions varied greatly, but I choose the most professional and honest dealer who gave me a good price. I was pleasantly surprised by the laid back buying experience.
#485 of 1269 prius II with floormats
Jun 26, 2010 (3:12 pm)
Just came to terms with a Toyota dealer in Framingham, Mass. New Prius II with floor/cargo mats. Red, with tan interior. 21,391 plus doc fee $299. I'll pay registration fees since it's out of state. No tax in CT on high mpg vehicles until 6/30/10. They bring the car to me and meet me at the DMV in my state. No other dealer could come near that price
#486 of 1269 Re: Should I pull the trigger? [whitep3]
Jun 30, 2010 (8:07 am)
Just got the same car, picking it up today.
Negotiated Price: $22,600
NYS Tax: 8.63 rolled in
Bank fee rolled in
Nothing down except first month payment and DMV.
= $273/month lease
#487 of 1269 Prius III with mats and remote start
Jul 01, 2010 (3:23 pm)
Picked it up the other night for my wife.
Prius III with just mats and the dealer installed remote start
MSRP: $24,750 + remote start ($529 or more)
Sell price: $23,985 including remote start
Doc fee: $250
Plus taxes + tags +title
We did the cheap lease, so paid $288.19 + tax at signing and the same amount will be the monthly payment.
Not the world' best deal, but I thought it was a nice deal. My wife loves the car so far.
#488 of 1269 2010 Prius III w/Nav - SoCal
Jul 11, 2010 (11:47 am)
Los Angeles area.
Prius III with navigation, blizzard pearl, mats/cargo mat, remote engine start
Sell price: $24,500
Total Out the Door (including dest, doc fee, tax, title, state tire fee) = $27,306.86
Came with the 2 yrs free maintenance, and got the interest free financing.
Best deal I could find by far.
#489 of 1269 That's one heck of deal!!!!!
Jul 12, 2010 (11:04 pm)
epsec, which dealer in los angeles did you get that great deal. I work for toyota and i have to pay $100 over invoice. blizzard pearl cost $220 extra. so prius 3 with nav and ffloor mats is msrp $2700 Invoice $25,294. so how the heck you get $800 under invoice.. Tell me which dealer it is, I want to buy one myself.
#490 of 1269 Re: That's one heck of deal!!!!! [brucelee2]
Jul 13, 2010 (7:22 am)
I think it is a practical deal, coz I did get quite similar deal with one dealer in hollywood, a month ago. In fact a $50 lesser if I remeber it right!