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#961 of 1269 2012 Prius 5 (not V)
Jul 09, 2012 (11:48 am)
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 1269 what target price for negotiations
Jul 09, 2012 (1:47 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 1269 About to purchase a Prius 4
Jul 17, 2012 (9:59 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,
#966 of 1269 Re: 2012 Prius 3 Blizzard White [trinitytek]
Jul 23, 2012 (9:29 pm)
Thank you tickle, want2buyh and want_prius3,
After digging a little bit, I found a manager that's able to give best price 23765 for prius 3 blizzard pearl. OTD come out to ~26110. Overall the experience with Dublin Toyota is great. I got the car last week . They are restocking more blizzard pearl prius 3 now. Look like everyone like that color.
#967 of 1269 Bad Experience at Toyota of Orange
Jul 26, 2012 (7:12 am)
Go here if you want to get tricked with bait and switch tactics.
I was looking for 2012 Prius II, Blizzard Pearl, with dark gray interior. I saw an advertisement on OC Register for $21995, thought it was a great deal so I gave them a call. Spoke to Edward E. Reyes (aka Eddie). I asked if they would honor the advertisement and he said yes. Asked for an out the door price for the color and interior that I wanted and he gave me a price for under $24000. That was a great price so I gave him a visit.
When we sat down Eddie then gave me an out the door price of $25103. Still a good price but I asked him why the big difference in price compared to the price he gave me over the phone? He stated that he calculated tax, title, and registration incorrectly. This is a guy that has worked there for over 14 years; with that many years of experience you don't make these type of mistakes. He also stated that the color I wanted, blizzard pearl, is actually $22995 since it was in high demand and that I can get any other color for $21995; funny thing is that http://toyota.com states that it's only a $220 premium over any other color. I then asked if I can purchase one in black and without checking his inventory he stated that they did not have any in black. This is after him saying that they have the largest inventory of Prius of all of California.
I commented to Eddie that I felt I was getting the 'bait and switch' treatment and he went nuts. He catapulted out of his chair and started yelling at us. Saying something along the lines of "that is insulting, I never do that... I take that very personal." He even said "our business is done here... I think you should leave!" He was so loud I think people across the street heard him. Worst part is that he ran to the receptionist area ranting to all his colleagues like we committed some type of crime. Who yells at their customers, kicks them out, and accuses the customer of doing anything wrong? WTF!
Pissed that I just got verbally rapped by the salesman, I got up and left to Miller Toyota in Anaheim. Wow, what a difference in customer service. Dean and John were very nice and helpful. Without any haggling I got the same car for $40 dollars more. Not as good a deal but worth it.
Thanks Toyota of Orange for helping me staying away from your dealership forever!
#969 of 1269 Re: Bad Experience at Toyota of Orange [pqle]
Jul 26, 2012 (11:16 pm)
I encountered the exact experience with Momentum Toyota of Fairfield - kept raising the price and eventually to a crazy number, 3 hours before our appointment time. Very very unpleasant.
#970 of 1269 Invoice price question for the 2012 Prius 2
Jul 29, 2012 (12:51 pm)
I am using Carwoo to get some offers on a 2012 Prius 2 (I had several color choices, but the only one I am seeing offers on is the Blizzard Pearl which is OK). The problem is that several dealers have said that they are just over invoice or whatever, and one has told me that their invoice is just over $24k, however most of the sites I have seen say it is between $22560 and $23870:
Carsdirect = $23870 (probably includes $760 destination)
KBB = $23,515 (not sure if this includes $760 destination)
Edmunds = $22,560 (does not seem to add the $175 for special paint. Does not include $760 destination)
Truecar = $22,560 (does not include $760 destination)
One possible reason the invoice prices are so different could be the ad fee being added in to the invoice price (around $550). Does anyone know what the actual invoice price is for the 2012 two without the destination or ad fees (with or without the special paint)?