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Toyota Prius, Car Buying, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#14 of 1269 Re: Prius Shipping Date [felt]
May 11, 2009 (2:22 pm)
I have experience driving the HH and TCH so the system is familiar. My neighbor has two and I've followed blogs closely, but still I had never driven a Prius. So I drove a 2009 last week just to see if I could consider it, knowing the new one should handle and ride a little differently with the 17" wheels and stiffer shocks. The deep windshield will probably be the thing that takes the most getting used to. I found it to be roomy, but the 2010 will have less leg room in the back. However I just need to put two car seats in the back 99% of the time (grandkids) so the Highlander Hybrid will serve as transportation when there are more than 2 adults.
Considering why I'm buying it I found no reason not to want the 2010 model
#15 of 1269 Re: When can we get 2010 Prius below MSRP? [wvgasguy]
May 11, 2009 (5:07 pm)
Joe, the MSRP on the Prius II is $22000 prior to shipping and handling and excluding mats of any kind. I'm estimating that the II model will be right at $23000 or slightly above.
#16 of 1269 Re: Prius Shipping Date [felt]
May 11, 2009 (5:09 pm)
Some are here already on the W Coast. I believe that the EC vessel arrives around 5-29 then add a couple of weeks to the stores.
#17 of 1269 Re: When can we get 2010 Prius below MSRP? [kdhspyder]
May 11, 2009 (5:28 pm)
You know me, I'm looking for a Prius V with Nav. I caught myself looking at the CTS again today so the Prius needs to come soon.
#18 of 1269 holding back
May 11, 2009 (8:27 pm)
Seems to be a glut of 2009 Prius in Northern California. Dealer told me they already had deposits on 75. Also said that toyota was going to slowly release them to keep up the "anticipation"
#19 of 1269 Re: holding back [shay2]
May 12, 2009 (3:31 am)
Word out on PriusChat is they will all go on sale the first of June rather than trickle in and hit the streets. Perhaps every state or large city should have a BBQ party on the evening of June 1st after everyone picks up thier car from the first shipments. Everyone could come out together on that first day and see all the different colors and features.
#20 of 1269 Prius 0% financing & questions
May 13, 2009 (9:50 pm)
Hello -- I had a great experience here about 4 years ago getting help with buying my Civic. Now I'm back and thinking of getting a Prius now that they have a 0% deal and WA state tax exemption going. Last time was the first time I'd ever bought a new car, so I still have questions!
I may only want to buy the car at this time if I can get the 0% deal. If I can't get it, I'd prefer to wait awhile and look at my other options. My husband and I both have excellent credit, so I'm thinking if anyone can qualify, it should be us. How soon am I able to find out if I would qualify? Last time, financing was almost the last thing to happen. I called around to get quotes, then went down to test drive the car and spent some time waiting around for the finance guy to try and sell me all his junk. I was prepared with my own financing which they were able to beat.
Also, I'm wondering: Do you suppose they only offer these 0% deals when the rest of the deal works for them -- i.e. purchase price? If I haggle the price down far enough, will they suddenly say "Ooooh sorry, no 0% for you" ? Seems logical (though disappointing).
I think that's it for now. Thanks in advance!
#21 of 1269 Re: Prius 0% financing & questions [civicbuyer]
May 14, 2009 (3:53 am)
The 0% is from Toyota Finance not the dealer. I see no reason from what you've said to think you wouldn't qualify. Visit the dealer strike the deal and follow the process. You can always walk out.
#22 of 1269 Re: Prius 0% financing & questions [civicbuyer]
May 14, 2009 (5:38 am)
As wvgasguy noted that financing offer comes from Toyota Financial Services/Toyota Motor Sales.
It gives the buyers the option of a $1000 rebate OR 0% financing for 60 days, but not both AND it applies only to the remaining 2009 models currently in stock...not the 2010 models soon to arrive.
If you want one you shop and haggle and decide soon. Whatever models are left on the lots are the last ones so your choices might be limited
#23 of 1269 Re: Prius 0% financing & questions [kdhspyder]
May 14, 2009 (6:08 am)
Sounds good -- I'm on it today...
See, I learn something new with each car-buying experience -- you're saying there may only be a conflict when these special offers come from the dealer in particular -- not the manufacturer?