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Toyota Prius, Car Buying, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#956 of 1188 Re: 2012 Prius 3 Blizzard White [trinitytek]
Jul 06, 2012 (2:55 pm)
I finally bought Toyota Prius Gen3 package 3 from Dublin Toyota for $26100 OTD on June 30th. It was $23688+ TTL on MSRP of 26550. Many of the bay area dealers have this car advertised for $23998 or so. BTW, I took advertised price from Fremont Toyota and they beat by $100. I felt we could have negotiated lil more by walking out but decided to get the car.
I too was shopping to get closer to $25.5K OTD but no dealer could come closer to that.
#957 of 1188 Re: 2012 Prius 3 [kkt2002]
Jul 06, 2012 (3:27 pm)
It is Prius III std (NAV and eNtune)and grey color and no additional options...
It is Tustin Toyota in Orange county ,CA
#958 of 1188 Re: lower interest rate [aauxtaonon]
Jul 06, 2012 (3:31 pm)
Thanks for your help!
Dealer matched with Penfed so now rate reduced to 1.99 same as credit union... I did this within 72 hours so they could change it...
#959 of 1188 Re: 2012 Prius 3 Blizzard White [want2buyh]
Jul 06, 2012 (3:33 pm)
I think it will be helpful you should go with the OTD price and let dealer worry about calculating the invoice price...
#960 of 1188 Re: 2012 Prius 3 Blizzard White [micky10]
Jul 07, 2012 (10:38 am)
For the benefit of the other readers it is best to see a break down in price, every state/city does things differently. There are different tax rates, differnt dmv fees, etc. I am in California and the sales tax is based on where you live and not where you buy the car. If someone back east says they got a car for $25k, I need to know what their TTL amount and car price are. Is it 24k for the car and TTL is 1k? or 22k for the car and 3k TTL?
By knowing what the price of the car is, I can get a better idea of what the cost is to me.
When I solicit offers, I always ask for their best OTD price. I let them know where I am located so they can use the correct sales tax.
In my experience with dealers, they tend to talk about car price +TTL.
#961 of 1188 2012 Prius 5 (not V)
Jul 09, 2012 (12:48 pm)
Just bought a brand new 2012 Prius 5 (not V) in Blizzard White with Misty Gray leather interior. No extra packages, just the base trim 5 model. This is a very hard combo to find I recently learned. I'm in the Bay Area (California) and discovered there's only 4 in Northern California!
We called nearly every dealership in the Bay Area asking for $31,500 OTD with accessories (lower door moldings, all weather mats, all weather cargo mat). The closest we came was with Dublin Toyota at $32,200. However, they were going to have to reach out to their sister dealership in Salinas to have the car sent over by truck. To make a long story short, we backed out of the Dublin deal because they weren't being honest with us. We found out the car was going to be driven (rather than loaded on a truck like they had said) from Salinas to Dublin (90 miles), they couldn't provide us with the initial miles on the car, and they weren't firm on the day it would arrive. They were argumentative, called us liars, and it was just a very unprofessional experience.
So... we went to Toyota Marin who was the only dealership in the Bay Area with the car we wanted. We ended up paying $32,320 OTD without accessories. After accessories the price was around $32,650.
If you're in the Bay Area and looking for a Toyota definitely check out Marin. Customer service was top notch (we felt like we were at a Lexus dealership), they're quick to get back to you, and they don't play games. What more can you ask for??
#962 of 1188 what target price for negotiations
Jul 09, 2012 (2:47 pm)
I want to buy a 2012 Prius III/2 with standard colors and no options. The absolute bottom of the line.
$24,760=Msrp, $24,317=MarketAverage, $23,741=FactoryInvoice, $23,261=DealerCost
Kelly Blue Book website says:
$24,760=Msrp, $23,881=FairPurchasePrice, $23,320=DealerInvoice
Assuming I don't need financing from the dealer, and assuming the prices above are all-inclusive except tax, license, & doc: what figure should I target in negotiations? To me, $23,000 sounds like an agressive starting point, with $24,000 as a upper bound.
#965 of 1188 About to purchase a Prius 4
Jul 17, 2012 (10:59 am)
I live in New Hampshire and we are just about (in a few days) to go to our local dealership to start negotiations on a new Prius 4.
1) I know I can get the invoice price here on Edmunds. What are people's experience regarding purchase price? Since I see that the local Prius inventory at 4 local dealerships totals over 100 cars, plus the price of gas has been coming down, it seems that I should be in the driver's seat for negotiations. Can I expect to pay invoice, close to it, above/below?
2) Are dealers typically adding on certain "options"? For example, my local dealership automatically adds floor mats (which is ok), but they also add those wheel locks for approx. $65. Are people seeing this "automatic" add-ons?
Thanks in advance,