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#41 of 1269 Info on prices 2010 II in Northeast?
May 30, 2009 (8:03 am)
Planning on getting a 2010 Prius II in CT area. Anyone with any info on prices? I'm reading on Prius Chat about people paying list, plus bogus "dealer prep" fees, even mandatory, expensive service contracts.
#42 of 1269 Re: Info on prices 2010 II in Northeast? [pragmatist1]
May 30, 2009 (5:10 pm)
A dealer can always require you to pay over MSRP if they want; you have the right to walk away. But I've never seen a mandatory service contract mentioned by anyone.
If they pressure you to buy a Toyota service or warranty contract they can be cancelled.
#44 of 1269 Re: Difference between Prius V and Prius I/II [bfreeman333]
Jun 01, 2009 (3:46 am)
You're obviously not ready to buy. The only differences in the level are options so no one else can really tell you what you want. The level V adds 17" wheels, fog lights and LED headlights to the level IV package. The level IV package is where you take the biggest leap up from the base units and it adds leather.
If the $30K you mention on the V is MSRP then it probably has the navigation system. If it's MSRP that's as good as it gets right now.
There are excellent buys on the Gen2 Prius currently as most consider the Gen3 a significant step up. If however you simply want cheap reliable transportation then the last model will be a bargan.
Check out Toyota.com for the build options in your area as different regions in the US only get cars packaged with specific option combinations.
#45 of 1269 We are getting a first prius the week of June 6.
Jun 01, 2009 (9:43 am)
I can't wait to see it. I drive the 2007 Prius and love it. But just seen pictures and can't wait touch it and check it.
#46 of 1269 2010 Toyota Prius Prices Paid and Buying Experiences
Jun 01, 2009 (1:34 pm)
Bought a 2010 Prius, taxes, title, and registration, total: $24,250.
The insurance agent called and our premium goes up $9/year. We sold a 2001 Echo and paid off the 2003 Prius to cancel the collision and added this 2010 Prius.
Jun 03, 2009 (3:54 pm)
Are there any tax credits on the 2010 Prius? I was told that only the Ford Fusion and VW Jetta TDI still get tax credits.
#48 of 1269 Re: Tax Credits [mike91326]
Jun 04, 2009 (3:36 am)
No credits left for Toyota. Ford's is now half of the full amount and will go down again next quarter. I don't follow the jetta.
#49 of 1269 Why is the '09 a GOOD DEAL?
Jun 04, 2009 (4:30 pm)
I don't like to call myself cheap, so I like to say that I'm a value maximizer. I enjoy getting a great deal, especially when I've analyzed extensively before a purchase - because I love relishing in being justified. =) I'm a bargain hunter, tough negotiator, and logic-minded.
My heart is set on buying a Prius. It's not a matter of what make/model or even color, I'm just caught in a dilemma between buying an '09 or '10. I live in Nor Cal, so the inventory of '09s is not an issue. Now what has got me confused is that some claim that this is the ideal time to buy an '09, especially since the '10s are hitting the lots. HOWEVER, if the '10s are coming out at MSRP (~$22K), how is this such a great deal over the '09s ($21K for a Package 2)? I mean, if you drive the '09 off the lot, you've already incurred a year's depreciation over buying an '10 model, right?
Now, I don't care about styling, engine horsepower, features, and will ultimately want the bare bones package for the Prius. Am I missing something big about why some believe the '09s are such a great deal? For those '09 proponents, what do you think is Toyota's bottom-of-the-barrel price? If you were a value maximizer, which one would you choose? (I admit, it's always nice to have the newer model, but I might be able to live with something older for the right price. I'm just not convinced that the '09 Prius prices are there.)
#50 of 1269 Re: Why is the '09 a GOOD DEAL? [valuemaximizer]
Jun 05, 2009 (4:06 am)
The 09's have 0% financing or rebates attached to them and most dealers will sell at invoice. I'm not sure the base version is that great of a deal but when the loaded ones start with large discounts or 0% then comparing the deals to the past they are bargans. Personally though I'm waiting on my 2010.
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