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#818 of 1207 Re: 2011 Prius III price [drivingmaine]
Dec 26, 2011 (10:09 am)
I just got a Prius II deal from Hayward Toyota for $21k (before tax and licensing) Tax and Licensing adds up to $2K so it came out at $23K OTD. There is plenty of ads in the news paper these days from dealers wanting to sell the Prius II with that price.
I would have gone for Prius III but they charge $1K more for Bluetooth and JBL stereo which I think is a rip off.
I went to Frys and bought Motorola Bluetooth speaker, stick it on the viser and it works great, the inbuilt stereo system is pretty good, why pay 1K more!
By the way I am very happy with my purchase, I have been getting 50-55mpg, I don't know why anyone would want to drive any other car, this is a great car!
#819 of 1207 Re: 2011 Prius III price [amitb1]
Dec 26, 2011 (10:47 pm)
hi, it sounds like you got a great deal. i'm looking for a prius ii as well. can you tell me what to ask for, a special discount or special? was your car a test drive car or was is brand new? were there others left? thanks.
#820 of 1207 Re: 2011 Prius III price [henochsp]
Dec 27, 2011 (10:45 pm)
Just contact their Internet department, my car was brand new (only had 2 miles on it) they still have few left, contact them soon before they are gone.
#821 of 1207 Re: 2011 Prius III price [drivingmaine]
Dec 28, 2011 (4:46 pm)
The dealers around St. Louis are loaded on prius inventory -- deals are pretty decent but be careful out there. The f & i mgr is waiting to make your net deal stink with all kinds of worthless add-ons. And those guys are good at what they do.
#822 of 1207 Re: 2011 Prius III price [amitb1]
Dec 28, 2011 (9:31 pm)
sounds like a very good deal. I am in th SF bayarea too.
What was your 'doc fee' and what sort of add-ons did your car come with... the standard floor/cargo mats? I will check to see what Hayward has in stock and also the dealers closer to me in the east/north bay.
#823 of 1207 Re: 2011 Prius III price [want2buyh]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Dec 29, 2011 (5:23 am)
I think the doc fee in CA is restricted to $55, by statute...
#824 of 1207 Excessive add on fees in Florida
Dec 29, 2011 (12:52 pm)
On 19 Dec 2011 I purchased for my wife a 2011 prius three hatch in which our dealer advertised 20 % off any prius in stock(they had 21). This came out to $21,081 from a MSRP total monroney sticker price of $26,353. I asked our salesman to take me directly to the general sales mgr. in which I informed him that I would be paying cash in the form of a cashiers check and wanted him to delete the doc fee of $599.50. He told me he could'nt do it due to the low price with little profit to the dealership. We decided to go ahead and purchase the car anyway after thinking it over for an hour. We had the salesman take us back to him and then he told us for that price we would have to finance the car through Southeast Toyota Distributors. We told him we did'nt want to do that and had already earlier told him we would be paying cash. I was very angry but asked how much woulf the fee be. He picked up the phone, called accounting and told us $785. We left telling him this was rediculous. The salesman, who we like, convinced us it was still a good price. We went back to conclude the deal and the comptroller told us the genera Mgr had made a mistake and the fee would be $2000. but he would ask the same Mgr if in view of the circumstances a $1000. fee could be accepted. I then told him that the General Mgr had already offered the fee for $785. origonally offered to us. He said yes. If it was'nt for my wife, I would have told him what he could do with his "if you pay cash fee". The out the door price with all the add on junk and fees was a total of $24173.19. I am going to go to the Florida Attorney General about these obviously deceptive sales practices.
#825 of 1207 Re: 2011 Prius III price [amitb1]
Dec 29, 2011 (3:08 pm)
I didn't see an email address on their website, did you use the 'request a quote' link for dealer in Hayward... AutoWest?
#827 of 1207 2011 Toyota Prius
Dec 30, 2011 (9:40 pm)
Purchased a 2011 Prius II today for $23,500 OTD. The best deal I was coming across were ~$23,000 OTD on advertised specials (on specific cars in the dealer' inventory). I didn't have the patience to chase them down (dealers start playing games on what's available or not, etc.).
This was in the Peninsula in SF Bay Area.