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Toyota Prius, Car Buying, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#98 of 1269 Re: 2010 Toyota Prius Prices Paid and Buying Experiences [KarenS]
Jul 07, 2009 (8:44 am)
I sold my 2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL that was fully loaded on Friday 6-26-09 to a Doctor in VA Beach, on Saturday 6-27-09 I placed a $5K deposit for a 2010 Prius IV in Silver with a solar moonroof package, it probably would be safe to say as of 7-6-09 the dealership hasn't placed my order.They informed me on Monday that they will have (3)Prius III in Gray arriving sometime this month. I will not settle for a Prius III since that is not what I ordered, I will inform the salesman to change my order to a Prius V with the ADV TECH package instead. I would like to say for the record after my purchase is 100% complete to my order specification's I will be rating RK Toyota on Edmunds, may be the first person yet to rate their experience with this particular dealership; However so far the salesperson did get me into a loaner car until my order comes in which I thought was very professional of him...
#99 of 1269 Re: please help [tyler70]
Jul 07, 2009 (8:54 am)
Keep them both. Your 'fun car' is used for weekends and special events. The Prius is what you use for work. Literally, that is what we do with:
1) 2003 Prius - my commuting, work car
2) 2010 Prius - my wife's goin' for groceries car
3) 1993 Coachman RV - my wife's get outta town, mobile efficiency, which tows my 2003 Prius
Jul 07, 2009 (11:28 am)
I'm a bit reluctant to plunk down MSRP for a Prius at this point and am wondering if others think the same way. I only paid 250 above invoice for my 2007 in 2007 after the model had been on the market for a couple of years. My 2007 is running great, averaging 48.6 MPG combined and so far no trouble.
Just wondering if anyone has had success with any dealer not driving the MSRP message. CARMAX is a few 100 below MSRP...but...
#101 of 1269 Re: MSRP [dmays]
Jul 07, 2009 (3:29 pm)
Hi dmays. Please do not consider this as council .... we all have our owns needs and wants. I did agree to paying MSRP, but my circumstances were completely different. My car is a 2001, and while doing well, it consumes a lot of gasoline. My GIII IV is due in port on 7/10.
Knowing nothing about your circumstances ..... I think I would be inclined to wait. 1) you drive a 07 Prius that seems to be problem free, and very economical. 2) New models, (and the 2010 is mostly new from the wheels up), are more prone to have issues that, more than likely, will be resolved the following year. 3) Dealers will be very reluctant to sell below MSRP on a brand new model that is selling well. I understand the factory is working overtime trying to meet the demand. I even read where Toyota may limit Prius shipped to the USA to help meet the demand in Japan.
Quite frankly, I would have wagered that gas prices would be on the rise by now. The economy seems to be so bad that it is retarding price increases. But watch "cap and tax" in congress. If that passes, many, including myself, predict prices and taxes, will shoot sky-high. In addition, I read that credit is very hard to get. That will have a cooling impact on dealers holding out for MSRP.
All said, there are many factors to consider, and we must all make out own decision. As for me, we are proceeding with MSRP.
Jul 07, 2009 (11:19 pm)
Where are you located? It seems pretty easy to get at least $500-$1000 off MSRP in the SF Bay Area.
Jul 07, 2009 (11:28 pm)
In LA I cannot get any off MSRP. Looking for Package IV with solar/moonroof package. Anyone in the LA area had any luck?
#104 of 1269 Re: MSRP [luvthesuninca]
Jul 08, 2009 (10:01 am)
I just bought a prius package 4 last night sticker 29,500 from Justin Post at Glendale Toyota last night. They were also offering this deal at Longo Toyota in El Monte by a guy named Derrick Nguyen as well but it was too far to drive. You can easily get the prius at sticker - you just have to shop around. I opted not to get the solar package because its a 3600 option and just shot the monthly up too high.
This was the deal
2500 drive off
415.00 per month
Some of the items package 4 include were:
bluetooth for phone and ipod streaming
integrated XM satellite radio
#105 of 1269 Re: expect price drop? [tyler70]
Jul 08, 2009 (12:42 pm)
Some “experts” are predicting that RUG will be around $2.00/gal by the end of 2009. If that happens I would expect to see deals on the Prius. For the most part sales of hybrids and diesels are driven by fuel prices.
#106 of 1269 Re: MSRP [paulsha911]
Jul 08, 2009 (2:34 pm)
I live near the bay area can you tell me which dealers and salesperson are 500-1000 off MSRP. Thanks
#107 of 1269 Re: MSRP [luvthesuninca]
Jul 08, 2009 (5:42 pm)
I know that Toy in cerritos is willing to cut $500 off the MSRP. does anyone know if any other in southern CA willing tu cut more than $500? I need pack IV with fully loaded.
does anyone know if Pruis IV comes with intuitive park assist?? (the option that beeps when you are close to an object). ?