Last post on Dec 06, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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Toyota Prius, Car Buying, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#1032 of 1269 Re: Please let me know if i am getting a good deal [jppicks]
Sep 30, 2012 (1:18 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 1269 Re: gotta have a p-four!!! [saz25]
Sep 30, 2012 (8:23 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 1269 Platinum Warranty on 2012 Prius IV-- Worth it?
Sep 30, 2012 (8:34 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 1269 Re: Platinum Warranty on 2012 Prius IV-- Worth it? [drivinggal]
Oct 01, 2012 (10:46 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 1269 Re: Prius III OTD 263k south bay area CA [songcar]
Oct 01, 2012 (3:58 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 1269 buying experiences
Oct 07, 2012 (1:10 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 1269 grand junction prius
Oct 07, 2012 (1:12 pm)
Looking for a Prius 3 in either Grand Junction or Denver want $25k out the door....anyone can help?
#1039 of 1269 Re: buying experiences [jaketwo]
Oct 07, 2012 (1:28 pm)
The is a big red flag here.
They should not try to charge a dealer prep fee.
Make them remove it or go elsewhere. Another dealer nickel and diming you.
#1040 of 1269 2012 Prius Two purchased 10/09/12
Oct 11, 2012 (12:17 pm)
I went to a lot of trouble to post here, mostly because I found this site about a week before I bought and I saved a bundle, and hope I can help you to do the same.
We purchased a red Prius Two, with 2 miles on it. It included carpet mats AND cargo mat, and was listed for $25,239. Our purchase price, before TTL was $21,972. The key information here is that this represented a 13% reduction in price. I travel a lot and therefore could buy anywhere in the country. I tried many places recommended by this list, but was unable to find any sales significantly below this amount.
This was purchased from Earl Stewart Toyota in West Palm Beach, Fl., and was a cash purchase.
#1041 of 1269 Re: 2012 Prius Two purchased 10/09/12 [tommyterrific]
Oct 11, 2012 (7:20 pm)
Wow - that's over $1,000 less than we paid, and through my efforts and research, it's clear we got a great deal. Is there some other piece of info that led to such a low price? Hail damage? On the lot for waaaaay over 90 days? Some kind of loyalty discount program??