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#1048 of 1188 Re: Extended Warranty Buy Back [miataracer]
Oct 16, 2012 (7:19 am)
I think they make money because most people will use it for something, but not up to the original cost of the warranty. So if it costs $2,200 and you go in to have something very minor replaced under the extended warranty for lets say $100, then you'll get zero refund. You won't get a refund for the difference ($2,200 - $100). Or even if you had a big $1,500 expense, you'd then have to decide on paying for the expense up front to retain your warranty refund option, or using the extended warranty for the $1,500 repair bill but losing the $2,200 cost of the warranty.
Plus the refund period is very short from what I understand. You have to submit the paperwork for getting your refund within 30-60 days after the warranty period expires, so if you forget about it 4 years down the road and then suddenly remember about getting your extended warranty refunded, if you miss that 30-60 day window you're out of luck.
I think it's good if you really pay attention and only use the extended warranty for a really big expense (i.e. over $2,200 in repair cost) and then make sure to apply for the refund.
#1049 of 1188 Re: 2012 Prius 2 in NOVA [blitz7619]
Oct 16, 2012 (7:24 pm)
Can you share what dealer you got this deal from? We are shopping around for the same model in nova. Did you find a better deal?
#1050 of 1188 Re: 2012 Prius five [blizzard415]
Oct 17, 2012 (10:58 am)
We just purchased our first tankfull. By taking the miles driven and dividing by the gallons purchased, we got 48.4mpg. I'm expecting even more next tank fill.
#1051 of 1188 Re: 2012 Prius Two purchased 10/09/12 [miataracer]
Oct 17, 2012 (11:02 am)
Two miles on the car, built in September 2012 in Japan, no obvious damage.
This price came after I was offered the same price from CobbCountyToyota.com in Atlanta area.
#1052 of 1188 Re: Platinum Warranty on 2012 Prius IV-- Worth it? [drivinggal]
Oct 17, 2012 (5:12 pm)
We bought last week and were quoted (by the dealer) $995 for 3 years or 50,000 miles. I have not yet decided as I am awaiting further input from this board.
BUT, I was offered a key replacement plan ($299) for as many keys as you lose, and I think that is a good idea, as one key costs $450+/-.
#1053 of 1188 Re: 2012 Prius five [tommyterrific]
Oct 26, 2012 (3:42 pm)
I said in this message that our first tank full returned 48.4mpg. We just filled again yesterday and this time our mileage was 49.3. This was approximately 70% city and 30% highway. I'm licking my lips waiting for 50.0+.
#1054 of 1188 Re: Price paid for my Prius 3 (SoCal) [jwlbel]
Oct 26, 2012 (8:36 pm)
Thanks for your post. I just bought the Blizzard White Prius III based on your post from Tustin Toyota on 10/25/2012. The OTD price was same as yours of $26,112 and sticker price was $26,874.
I have got many quotes, including Longo Toyota who claimed #1 Toyota dealer, could not even come close to the deal.
Very happy with it and thank you all for your contributions to this forums.
#1055 of 1188 Re: 2012 Prius 2 in NOVA [blitz7619]
Oct 26, 2012 (10:58 pm)
The OTC price you got is very good. Can you please share the dealer and sale person you got the price from. Thanks much.
#1056 of 1188 2012 Prius III in SF Bay Area
Oct 28, 2012 (12:34 am)
Base Prius III with carpet/mats. 24K before tax and title. All quotes ranged between 23.9 - 24.5K.
Most dealers were willing to meet lower quotes from other dealers if it was in a written form
(e.g. an email). This forum has been very helpful in getting a good idea about the market price.
One suggestion - if you plan to finance your car through Toyota, please get a decent idea about what someone with your credit score can get in Toyota these days before walking into the
dealership, or even better get a pre-approved loan from a lender with good rates (typically a
credit union) - so that the finance guy cannot low ball you with interest rates.
#1057 of 1188 Re: 2012 Prius III in SF Bay Area [dbeaeipr]
Oct 28, 2012 (11:11 pm)
What dealership did you get this deal in the SF Bay area?