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Toyota Prius, Car Buying, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#913 of 1190 Re: Help in buying a 2012 Toyota Prius 3 [av8nautiger]
Apr 30, 2012 (6:27 am)
I tried truecar, but they couldn't beat the deal I got from 355 Toyota.. the TOTAL price of the car was 22.8 and included the car mats and the rear bumper applique, both of which I don't care for. the mats were replaced with the weathertech.com mats.
I can't remember exactly which dealers participate in truecar in the dc area. I want to say passport toyota, some dealer in bowie? and Woodbridge?? They weren't household names to me, so that's why I can't remember them now.
#914 of 1190 Re: New 2011 Prius II [goprius]
Apr 30, 2012 (1:31 pm)
Thank you goprius. You got the best deal compare to us here in California. Right now I check at Edmunds.com and truecar.com, both they want aroud for prius II without any option. Congratulation.
#915 of 1190 Re: New 2011 Prius II [ericspyder]
Apr 30, 2012 (1:32 pm)
Thank you goprius. You got the best deal compare to us here in California. Right now I check at Edmunds.com and truecar.com, both they want aroud $24,000 for prius II without any option. Congratulation.
#916 of 1190 SoCal Prius Price
May 01, 2012 (9:17 am)
I have always found these forums to be helpful for consumers so I will share our experience. I helped my father purchase a Prius V - model V Blizzard Pearl/Grey car this past week. Used cars.com to locate the vehicle. Used dealerater.com to identify the most recommended internet sales manager and emailed him directly. In this case it was G.R. at Manhattan Beach Toyota. Negotiated for a little over $400 over invoice so I think it was a fair, competitive price for this area.
MSRP - $36,844 (included applique, mats, special color charges)
Sales Price - $34,500 (Invoice using edmunds.com was about $34,050)
Hope this helps some of you out there. Good luck....
#917 of 1190 Re: Help in buying a 2012 Toyota Prius 3 [goprius]
May 01, 2012 (7:38 pm)
Thanks. Do you remember the name of the sales man you worked with? Did you email them directly and solicit bids? I tried the www.carwoo.com method but only got one offer; I am thinking about sending out a blast-mail to dealers looking for a 2012 Prius two Grey/Misty Grey or Silver/misty grey, and see what happens.
#918 of 1190 Texas Prius III or IV with Solar Price?
May 01, 2012 (9:56 pm)
I'm about to go get my new Prius III or IV with the Solar Roof package in the next 10 days. Is there anyone that is able to share a good experience and price within a 200 mile radius of Austin? Based on what I'm reading, it looks like Gulf States Toyota prices are much higher than elsewhere in the country...
#919 of 1190 Prius 3 - Nor Cal
May 03, 2012 (10:18 am)
Hi...I'm in the market to buy a Prius 3 in Nor cal. Anybody have any suggestions...! I'm still reading through all the threads to find the best dealer. Willing to travel to get a nice price.
#920 of 1190 Price paid for my Prius 3 (SoCal)
May 08, 2012 (12:10 am)
I just bought a black Prius 3 from DCH Torrance Toyota. It is does NOT have a moon roof but it has floor mats and the back bumper sticker thing. I paid $23,688.00 (pre taxes). I added the extra service/maintenance plan for $525 and the platinum extended warranty for 1126.00. My out the door price was $27,763.26.... If I hadn't added those 2 things my out the door price would have been 26,112.26.
I originally was going to go through the costco program at another dealer. Their best offer for the same car was $24,400 (pre taxes) I sent them the above quote and they said they could not match it.
#921 of 1190 Re: Price paid for my Prius 3 (SoCal) [jwlbel]
May 08, 2012 (7:54 pm)
Oh I forgot to mention in my above post I also got the Xzilon paint and interior protection added on for free.
#922 of 1190 2012 Prius Two, Anapolis, MD
May 12, 2012 (9:09 pm)
Purchased a Winter Gray/ Misty Gray Prius Two from Koons Annapolis. Negotiated down to $23901 base. Reluctantly added the 7yr/75000mile extended warranty for $1785 but with the expensive technology in the car I decided to go with some peace of mind (for the wife!). Total out the door came to $27604.
I had tried Carwoo.com but got only one hit. I then decided to email as many area dealers on my own. I emailed the top rated sales people on dealerrater.com. I got lots of quick replys and almost everyone was eager for my business. Bidding started at $26752 OTD (w/o warranty) and I ended it yesterday by accepting a $25819 OTD + Extended Warranty.
I was very courteous, honest, and treated the sales people with respect which is why I think they kept negotiating. By using only email, I never spoke to a single dealer! I recommend taking your time, decide when you are ready to buy, and email your interest to dealers. I found all the local are Washington DC dealers to be very respectable.