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Toyota Prius, Car Buying, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#871 of 1207 Re: Help in buying a 2012 Toyota Prius 3 [kwailau]
Mar 16, 2012 (9:16 am)
Inventories might be artificially low by Toyota because they have all of their Prii locked up in storage lots in Long Beach, CA. Back in 2008, we wanted to get a Prius, but supply was tight and we couldn't justify the cost difference between the Prius and a Camry, even with the gas mileage differences. We bought the Camry, and within 2 weeks, there's a story on Yahoo about how Toyota had stored all the incoming Prii in storage lots, and not releasing them to dealers. So, go back to those slimy salesman and ask them to check the storage lots in Long Beach for your Prius, in the color YOU want.
#872 of 1207 Re: New 2011 Prius II [goprius]
Mar 16, 2012 (10:05 am)
That's a great deal. What was your base price before Tax, title and license and doc fee (if any)? And what was the actual MSRP of the vehicle you purchased? Just trying to calculate what the actual $ discount off of MSRP is. I'm hoping to replicate this deal in my area for a family member.
#873 of 1207 Re: New 2011 Prius II [goprius]
Mar 16, 2012 (10:57 am)
That price sounds really good! We ended buying one last Saturday for $500 below invoice through the Costco Auto Program here in Silicon Valley. The cost of the Prius3 base w/floormats is $24,867.00 which is a lot more than the price you got.
There were no rebates on the Prius, only the Highlander. I think the rebates changes from month to month.
#874 of 1207 Re: Help in buying a 2012 Toyota Prius 3 [goprius]
Mar 16, 2012 (11:00 am)
You're right about the inventory. The dealer we went with had only 5 Prii on the lot whereas they had over 30+ Camrys. The fleet manager basically says that half of the Prii were sold before they arrive (which is my case) and once the car is on the lot, they pretty much get sold within days.
No room for price haggling...
#875 of 1207 Re: New 2011 Prius II [jsct]
Mar 16, 2012 (8:26 pm)
The MSRP was originally 24,848. That of course, includes the $750 freight charge. They also included carpet mats and the rear bumper Prius applique. (I had no choice there).
The price before taxes, title, tags and $200 processing fee was 21,980. Toyota was running a $1000 rebate in the Mid-Atlantic states, so the advertised price came out to 20,980 before TTT. The TOTAL price of the vehicle was $21,957.
I'm currently averaging 54.7 MPG based on about 490 miles.
#877 of 1207 Re: Koons Toyota in NOVA playing pricing games :( [goprius]
Mar 19, 2012 (10:16 am)
It is nice the car dealer apologized to you on here...though they should just change their business practices. I had the same experience with my local dealer, who said they were going to lose money if they sold it to me any lower. Compared to what people are getting around the country, their lowest price was a bad deal. I got it from a dealer an hour away for your same reasons, they gave a me a decent price by email ($1,000 cheaper than the local dealer) and didn't play the game. I still didn't get it for nearly as cheap as people are getting it in other areas of the country, but wasn't willing to drive 1000 miles each way to save $1,000.
#878 of 1207 Re: Help in buying a 2012 Toyota Prius 3 [goprius]
Mar 21, 2012 (1:58 pm)
i am looking to get a deal on pruis 2 but it seems like i cant get it any lower then $23485. (Longo Toyota)..>Iam in Los Angeles Area
would appreciate if you can let me know where you got yours from.
#879 of 1207 Re: Help in buying a 2012 Toyota Prius 3 [fijione]
Mar 21, 2012 (4:19 pm)
I got my Prius 3 from Piercey Toyota in Milpitas, CA through the Costco Auto Program. Basically, $500 below invoice.
Give Costco a try. If you do buy from Longo, tell Russell Lowe that I said "Hi" .
#880 of 1207 Re: Help in buying a 2012 Toyota Prius 3 [fijione]
Mar 26, 2012 (7:07 am)
I'm out on the east coast, outside of Washington, DC... My steal of a deal was at 355 Toyota in Rockville, Maryland.
Since you are in the LA area, I would check out those storage lots that Toyota uses to hold cars. If a dealer says their supply is constrained, I would tell them to release the cars from the lots, and stop trying to screw potential customers. Personally, I think right now is the worst time to get a hybrid. With the gas prices really high, the dealers are playing off this and marking up the prices. Wait until the gas prices stabilize and the dealers will be offering discounts again... I've seen this trend here in the DC area.