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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Prius Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • ck90211ck90211 Posts: 129
    edited April 2012
    Just spent this afternoon with a friend to get her Prius 2 at DCH Toyota Torrance. Friday LA Times ad price was $21778 and it was $23730 OTD. Great experience with both salesman and finance (no upsales or talk-down). Best yet, they matched credit union rate at 1.99% for 5 year nothing down.
  • I'm looking to purchase a PriusV Model three or five very soon. I was hoping anyone can share the deals they have negotiated. Has anyone gotten the V under invoice?

    We are located in the Bay Area (San Jose).

    Thanks!
  • $20,980 price is very good. But I wonder what's rate of tax at your state? Only a little less than $1000 for tax?
    In Bay Area , CA is 8.25% for sale tax. I'm not sure but in LA, CA only $7.25% sale tax.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Eric
  • uspeeduspeed Posts: 1
    I just bought Prius 2 from Dublin Toyota, OTD : $24,950. ($22738+ttl)

    Excellent buying experience through email, spend just 2 hour there to ride back great car.
  • Look like people in LA get better deal than us up here in Bay Area.
  • mi55sinmi55sin Posts: 1
    who did you talk to? i tried getting a deal through email from dublin and they were very unhelpful

    im also looking for a prius 2 2012 in either grey or blue
  • Hi, can you let me know what dealers you looked at and where you ultimately purchased? will be looking for either a Prius IV or a Prius V three

    I'm in Hartford / Eastern CT Area
    best regards, Bob
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,436
    A news reporter would like to talk with hybrid car owners in Northern California. If you fit the description, please contact pr@edmunds.com by Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

    (Eric?)

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  • I haven't buy it yet. Sorry.

    Eric
  • Hey goprius, I live in Greenbelt. Did you go through Truecar? What did you get and how much did you pay? I'm looking for a Prius Two in MD. Thanks.
  • Toyotaplace dealership, Garden Grove, CA

    Got the Prius 3 for 24K+ 1335 (costco pricing for the solar panel option) = 25335 + TTL = ~27990.

    Invoice price for the Prius 3 without the solar panel and without transport fee, carmats etc, was 23799.

    Negotiated the price for the Prius and they gave me no problems matching what other dealers had to offer and gave me lots of better perks, better financing.

    Added the Gap insurance (600) plus extended warranty 7yr, 100k miles (1600)

    Minus my trade in value ~500, I financed for ~29690 :)

    Very happy with my purchase and experience seeing as the sticker price alone minus TTL, was about 28500.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,436
    Maybe we can get you your 15 minutes of fame next time. :D

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  • Was that the OTD price?
  • @tomwins, what dealership in San Diego did you purchase from? Thanks!
  • am99am99 Posts: 1
    Purchased a 2012 Prius II from Miller Toyota Anaheim, CA for $22,088 + TTL.
    They had one of their internet specials on some of these. This had Dealer Invoice date of March 2012. Has Floor mats Only.

    The lowest deal I found prior to this was from Longo Toyota, El Monte, CA for $23,200 +TTL. Same configuration.
    Also checked Power Toyota, Irvine, CA with Costco pricing - $23,649 + TTL. (it included a TDA fee of $437 that kind of negated the Costco $500 below Invoice on package II).

    Interestingly Costco's Package III pricing is $100 over Invoice.
  • aladin11aladin11 Posts: 1
    edited April 2012
    Purchased a New 2012 Prius 3 w solar roof Blizzard Pearl for $26K + TTL ~ $28.5K (OTD)
    MSRP was 28270
    Dealer: Toyota Palo Alto
  • jenm1231jenm1231 Posts: 2
    I know Norwood Ma is a hike from Ct... But Boch Toyota in Norwood has the best prices. I bought a Blizzard Pearl Prius V three below invoice. $25498 and got $2500 more for my trade. If you finance, deal with Jimmie the finance manager directly. He is the best. I even negotiated my rate down. Tommy jr was a great salesman. You can call and speak with the sales manager Ray and negotiate a price before visiting. Good luck!!! :blush:
  • Thanks, I purchased two cars from Boch when I lived a few towns over, so I know they are big in that area and I had good interactions. Not too far if it is a good deal.
    ThankS, I'll check them out again.
  • gopriusgoprius Posts: 15
    Eric, the sales tax in Virginia for a new car is 3%.
  • gopriusgoprius Posts: 15
    av8nautiger,

    The price mentioned was for a 2011 Model, Prius 2. It did include a $1000 rebate from Toyota. Although the car was 2011, it was brand new with only 2 miles on the odometer. Check the Washington Post on Friday/Saturday... 355 Toyota had a Prius 2 for something like 22.8 + TTT last week... so maybe you can get similar deal on a Prius 3. We don't need leather seats (hot in the summer, cold in the winter) or a GPS, so a Prius 2 is fine for us. I have filled the tank 3 times since getting the car in February, and each time, the mileage has been hovering in the low 50's with a mix of highway and city driving!
  • gopriusgoprius Posts: 15
    I tried truecar, but they couldn't beat the deal I got from 355 Toyota.. the TOTAL price of the car was 22.8 and included the car mats and the rear bumper applique, both of which I don't care for. the mats were replaced with the weathertech.com mats. :-)

    I can't remember exactly which dealers participate in truecar in the dc area. I want to say passport toyota, some dealer in bowie? and Woodbridge?? They weren't household names to me, so that's why I can't remember them now.
  • Thank you goprius. You got the best deal compare to us here in California. Right now I check at Edmunds.com and truecar.com, both they want aroud for prius II without any option. Congratulation.

    Eric
  • Thank you goprius. You got the best deal compare to us here in California. Right now I check at Edmunds.com and truecar.com, both they want aroud $24,000 for prius II without any option. Congratulation.

    Eric
  • utc2utc2 Posts: 42
    I have always found these forums to be helpful for consumers so I will share our experience. I helped my father purchase a Prius V - model V Blizzard Pearl/Grey car this past week. Used cars.com to locate the vehicle. Used dealerater.com to identify the most recommended internet sales manager and emailed him directly. In this case it was G.R. at Manhattan Beach Toyota. Negotiated for a little over $400 over invoice so I think it was a fair, competitive price for this area.

    MSRP - $36,844 (included applique, mats, special color charges)
    Sales Price - $34,500 (Invoice using edmunds.com was about $34,050)

    Hope this helps some of you out there. Good luck....
  • Thanks. Do you remember the name of the sales man you worked with? Did you email them directly and solicit bids? I tried the www.carwoo.com method but only got one offer; I am thinking about sending out a blast-mail to dealers looking for a 2012 Prius two Grey/Misty Grey or Silver/misty grey, and see what happens.
  • stmbtsprgsstmbtsprgs Posts: 7
    I'm about to go get my new Prius III or IV with the Solar Roof package in the next 10 days. Is there anyone that is able to share a good experience and price within a 200 mile radius of Austin? Based on what I'm reading, it looks like Gulf States Toyota prices are much higher than elsewhere in the country...
  • carandvancarandvan Posts: 4
    Hi...I'm in the market to buy a Prius 3 in Nor cal. Anybody have any suggestions...! I'm still reading through all the threads to find the best dealer. Willing to travel to get a nice price.
  • jwlbeljwlbel Posts: 2
    edited May 2012
    I just bought a black Prius 3 from DCH Torrance Toyota. It is does NOT have a moon roof but it has floor mats and the back bumper sticker thing. I paid $23,688.00 (pre taxes). I added the extra service/maintenance plan for $525 and the platinum extended warranty for 1126.00. My out the door price was $27,763.26.... If I hadn't added those 2 things my out the door price would have been 26,112.26.

    I originally was going to go through the costco program at another dealer. Their best offer for the same car was $24,400 (pre taxes) I sent them the above quote and they said they could not match it.
  • jwlbeljwlbel Posts: 2
    Oh I forgot to mention in my above post I also got the Xzilon paint and interior protection added on for free.
  • Purchased a Winter Gray/ Misty Gray Prius Two from Koons Annapolis. Negotiated down to $23901 base. Reluctantly added the 7yr/75000mile extended warranty for $1785 but with the expensive technology in the car I decided to go with some peace of mind (for the wife!). Total out the door came to $27604.
    I had tried Carwoo.com but got only one hit. I then decided to email as many area dealers on my own. I emailed the top rated sales people on dealerrater.com. I got lots of quick replys and almost everyone was eager for my business. Bidding started at $26752 OTD (w/o warranty) and I ended it yesterday by accepting a $25819 OTD + Extended Warranty.
    I was very courteous, honest, and treated the sales people with respect which is why I think they kept negotiating. By using only email, I never spoke to a single dealer! I recommend taking your time, decide when you are ready to buy, and email your interest to dealers. I found all the local are Washington DC dealers to be very respectable.
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