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Toyota Prius, Car Buying, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1029 of 1192 Re: gotta have a p-four!!! [saz25]
Sep 30, 2012 (11:12 am)
I'd love to have Steve negotiate for me! I just bought a Prius IV (with solar package).
Sticker price was $33,193. Invoice was $31,163. Offered $30,400 and he let me walk out the door (no call back).
Went back and the lowest I could get him to was $31,500 (said he had to make "something" -- although I know they make $ even below invoice). However, I really wanted that exact color/seat combo so took it. Over and above $31,500 was tax and license plate fees (nothing else).
Loving it so far!
#1030 of 1192 Re: gotta have a p-four!!! [drivinggal]
Sep 30, 2012 (12:45 pm)
Knowing that they wouldn't budge then why didn't you contact another dealer and just say "If you beat $X, I'll buy the car from you "?
#1031 of 1192 Re: honda prius [miket14]
Sep 30, 2012 (2:14 pm)
So was it a Honda or was it a Prius? Because it can't be both....
#1032 of 1192 Re: Please let me know if i am getting a good deal [jppicks]
Sep 30, 2012 (2:18 pm)
When I say we paid around 23k, yes that's "out the door", but we pay taxes and plates later at the DMV, when we register the car. So we still have that expense ahead, however I have also sold a couple vehicles recently (privately) and we do get "credit" for those full amounts off the price of the new car. So luckily I will only pay taxes on maybe 5k.
#1033 of 1192 Re: gotta have a p-four!!! [saz25]
Sep 30, 2012 (9:23 pm)
I did. Went to another local dealership and they said they said they could beat the price by only $150 less-- but they didn't have the exact car I wanted in stock.
When I told them I was in no rush and could wait if they'd come down more- they said they couldn't. Guess I could have shopped around on the internet and saved some more $ , but I wanted to buy the car locally so made the deal.
#1034 of 1192 Platinum Warranty on 2012 Prius IV-- Worth it?
Sep 30, 2012 (9:34 pm)
I knew better than to buy an extended warranty from the dealership when I bought my Prius IV, but I'm curious to know if others have purchased one. I did get the top of the line IV with the solar package. FYI, the finance manager quoted me an OUTRAGEOUS NUMBER-- $2,500 for 5 years/125K miles ("kindly" offered to throw in LoJack for that price).
I am wondering if:
a) it's not worth it at all (or if the gold package is just as good)
b) shop online for best deal now (I saw "Jerry" at Midwest Toyota offers competitive prices)
c) if I should wait until I'm near the end of my 3 warranty and see how it goes then.
#1035 of 1192 Re: Platinum Warranty on 2012 Prius IV-- Worth it? [drivinggal]
Oct 01, 2012 (11:46 am)
Some people are warranty people some aren't. Personally I would prefer to not have it since the hybrid battery and transmission are covered anyway and the warranty does not cover those items. If you look on slickdeals they discuss dealers that will sell these to you at half price. Obviously you don't need to buy it from the same dealer you bought the car. If you read the thread over there you can see the arguments for it and arguments against it. It seems more times than not though any issues you may have are maintenance related and won't actually be covered by the additional warranty.
#1036 of 1192 Re: Prius III OTD 263k south bay area CA [songcar]
Oct 01, 2012 (4:58 pm)
I am starting to shop for a Prius III base and also went to SV Toyota where they quoted a price of $24888 and OTD $27333. Can you share with me which east bay dealership you went to? Thank you!
#1037 of 1192 buying experiences
Oct 07, 2012 (2:10 pm)
sticker was $29,700 including the BS SE Toyota $895 charge and the dealer prep of another $795 so I offered $25k out the door after dickering back and forth we got down to $25,700 however they then tried to switch me to a lesser car for the same price...nice try, I walked
#1038 of 1192 grand junction prius
Oct 07, 2012 (2:12 pm)
Looking for a Prius 3 in either Grand Junction or Denver want $25k out the door....anyone can help?