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#980 of 1190 My out the door price
Aug 03, 2012 (2:55 pm)
We bought a 2012 Prius hatchback in May of this year. It's the base model; the price included floor/rear mats and destination charge, but does not include the sales tax. It was just under $22,000. I'd called other dealers and two online brokers. No one came close. No one even came under $23K. One of the online dealers didn't believe the price and said, "If you really get the car for that price, you should buy two and turn around and sell one for a profit." I live in the SF Bay Area, btw. Hope this helps. Sunnyvale Toyota was the seller.
#981 of 1190 Re: My out the door price [kimmierose]
Aug 03, 2012 (4:09 pm)
When I calculate (what I believe is) the dealer cost from the invoice price and include the destination and TDA, I get just over $23k. That makes me wonder if the $21k deals are only going to be seen from highest volume dealers, possibly looking to move enough cars at the end of a month to make some sales bonus number - so taking a loss on a couple cars may make sense. Unless there are some hidden incentives out there for the Prius (but I have not seen any yet). I have seen 2 ads now for the prius at $21k, but they are not in my state, so these are definitely legit deals. I am struggling to understand how the $21k deals are possible though.
#982 of 1190 Re: My out the door price [pageup]
Aug 03, 2012 (6:28 pm)
Sunnyvale Toyota identifies itself as a volume dealer. They get a big, big bonus at the end of the year I'm told, so they'll sacrifice some cars to make numbers. The other dealers I visited in the South and East Bay never came close.
That said, what all Bay Area dealers have going against them is the high, high cost of real estate, which I suspect they pass along to buyers. I considered trying to buy in some of the more depressed areas in the state, but I didn't want to travel so far.
Location and timing seem to play a big part. Maybe toward the end of the model year???
#983 of 1190 2012 Toyota Camry XLE 4 CYL.
Aug 03, 2012 (6:59 pm)
Just had a counter offer from a Phoenix AZ dealer for a 2012 Camry, XLE, 4 Cyl. loaded with navigation, back up camera and blind spot monitors. Her offer was $28,000. plus tax, title and license. A good deal?. She wants $500. to hold the car which arrives on August 13th?
#984 of 1190 Re: My out the door price [pageup]
Aug 03, 2012 (10:52 pm)
I had a deal for 20,388 today which included a 1,500 bonus if I were to trade in the car. If I didn't trade the car, it would have been 21,888.
Well, they would have made up for the loss on the car because they offered me $9,000 for my 2006 4Runner with 47,000 miles on it. The car is in great condition except it was in one accident in the past, but has a clean title. Even Carmax appraised the car at $13,000, which I thought was a bit on the low end. That is how they were going to make up for the price on the Prius.
Needless to say, I did not buy the car.
#985 of 1190 Re: My out the door price [astyles]
Aug 04, 2012 (3:52 am)
That's funny because I was thinking of offering $21880 + TTL as an out the door price before I backed off a bit since I have been getting lukewarm offers and missed the end of the month to deal. I was basing my price on $21k + $500 (for the dealer) + $380 (floormats, Blizzard paint, bumper thing invoice). I was including the delivery and TDA in the $21k figure also. So needless to say, I probably would have gone for the deal you were offered and sold the truck to a private party - though in my state the tax is only charged on the difference between the car price and the trade so sometimes it works out to trade. If you are in a place where the $21k deals are advertized though, $21888 is a less than great deal, but not too bad IMO.
#986 of 1190 Re: My out the door price [pageup]
Aug 04, 2012 (1:56 pm)
No tax savings in my state on the trade.
Might wait to see if I can get a better deal on the car at month end, but I might be getting a bit too greedy.
#987 of 1190 my 2012 Prius II for 21,876 + ttl
Aug 04, 2012 (7:17 pm)
Just want to thank tickle, want_prius3 and others that posted sales information....
Went to Hilltop Toyota in Richmond, CA after talking with a salesman about a previous weekend's ad of 21,777 for Prius II. He said another sale should be going on weekend of 7/27. They had 6 at that price but I was busy and couldn't make it until late Sunday... needless to say they were sold. But they made me great offer on a Blue Prius II with floor/cargo mats & wheel locks (the usual items on most I have seen) that I thought was very good and went for 21,876. After doc, title registration and my tax rate of 8.375% it came to 24050. I got preapproved with Penfed CU for 1.9% for 60 months and they matched it.
Could I have gotten it cheaper? I am sure others could have worked a better deal but I am very happy with it.
They did try to push the warranties but I passed... I will probably look around to see what is available at a good price and to see if makes sense to do it... never really gave it much thought so I never did the research.
#988 of 1190 Northern California Pricing Question
Aug 07, 2012 (12:20 am)
Has anybody in northern California gotten a Prius 2 for around 21,000+TTL? I've seen it done on the east coast but not sure about northern California:/ I've shopped around for about 2 months and after lot's of emails and phone calls I got the best price at around 21,800, please if somebody knows a dealer that sells em for around 21,000-21,400 please post! thanks
#989 of 1190 Toyota Prius IV 2012 w/Sunroof-Sunshade
Aug 08, 2012 (9:12 am)
Shopping for the above in the West, AZ,Ca.
MSRP including Shipping is $32,815 w/Invoice at $30,462.
Looking for some comp pricing.