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Scion tC Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • comets8518comets8518 Posts: 3
    If you read my above post, you need to know that was the 3rd scion dealership I went to.

    I wanted a tc manual in white, silver, or azure pearl. With no options added. The first dealerships quoted me 2-4 weeks depending on my flexiblity.

    The 3rd dealership (scion of dallas) said they were the top seller in the area and could get cars quicker. They said within a week. I decided friday I wanted the car, they called me 3 hours later to say they could get a white one by the following wednesday the latest. It had ipod and mats added on (not what I wanted which they conviently forgot to mention.)

    to Sum up my long windedness; It depends on the dealership and whats already on its way to your area and how much of its not sold. I recommend checking all the dealerships in your area and if your flexible you should be able to get one fairly quickly.

    good luck and I hope your experience is better than mine
  • "Whats the point (is it worth) of the $1200 extended warranty on a Brand new car."

    Because in a few years, with a few thousand miles, the car won't be new anymore, and you will be out of standard warranty.
  • 21000 otd with an 88 celica trade in and zero down.
  • jano1jano1 Posts: 1
    Hey guys,
    I want to buy a TC, is there anyone that would like to share their experience and give me some advice on the process...

    Anyone successfully bought it for less then advertised?
    Any deals? As of now I only know that there is the $400 rebate.

    How about certified pre-owned (6-year warranty?)

    How about getting a used one? - prices are not much lower
    but the miles are sure more than 0

    Cheers,
    Jano

    I can shop in PA and MA.
  • eddpeddp Posts: 1
    Hello,
    I purchased a new tC from Romano Toyota Scion in Syracuse NY.
    There were no discounts and the price was sticker price. I probably could have done a bit better on the tradein by selling outright, but the trade was a POS and I really didn't want to deal with it.
    The sales team at Romano was excellent. And Roland Sanchez was easy going, no pressure, happy to take the time for a long test drive. Paper work issues on my tradein pushed the deal out a couple of days and they were more sympathetic than worried about closing the deal.
    The only issue that I had was the shop installed the mudflaps without my authorization, I would have done it myself instead of pay for such a simple job, but the salesman knocked the install fees off the bill. So not much other than list price, but a little bit that was appreciated.
    I'd been shopping for a few months and chose the Scion over the four cylinder model Mitsu Eclipse and Hyunda Tiburon as the Scion was quieter and seemed solider than those two.
    I've had the ride for about 2000 miles now and absolutely nothing has gone wrong. The car gets funner to drive every day. The only down side is the seat, while supportive, is uncomfortable on long highway trips. (Keeping my Impala for highway cruising.)
    I definitely recommend Romano Scion and the tC. :)
  • I'm thinking about leasing a manual tc, no options added. What am I looking at in terms of monthly payments with roughly $2,000 down? Credit score 710.
  • de77de77 Posts: 40
    You do not need to wear a wire.....If you bought a used car they should have made you a sign a paper saying that the vehicle had been previously titled. There are also numerous places throughout the paperwork where the saleman has to check off whether the car is new or used.You must have signed all of those papers- check through them and then go make your point. A demo is considered a new car because it has never been titled. Double check before you go!
  • Hi all,

    I got my new Scion TC last month and I love it as much as you all do. I was talking to my Dealer(Service tech) today about this auto doorlocking system which is the most common feature even in the basic cars and which is not in Scion TC. I mean when we shift the gear, the doors should get locked automatically right!!! which does not happen with TC which I am not able to digest. Is it really true or do we need to do something to get it activated?
    Thanks.
  • I am thinking about buying my son a scion tC, but I have no idea what to expect.

    Have any tips, tricks, things to watch out for?

    Anything helps!
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    The only other "No dicker" nameplate (Saturn) had that go out the window years ago. Rebates etc... How long or if Scion can hold this up (they are old hat now) is open to question. I have seen them advertised under list already. In any event one would want list with a minimum (zero) of documentation and ad fees. Many dealers may have more flexiblilty in add ons. So a list deal with about 1000-2000 (list price installed) of dealer add ons (flaps,floor mats,lights spoilers etc) thrown in would be very good as the Scion (18800 for a top line auto?) is overpriced.

    --jjf

    I am thinking about buying my son a scion tC, but I have no idea what to expect.

    Have any tips, tricks, things to watch out for?

    Anything helps!
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Yes, I checked and a 18600 MSRP Scion TC barely wholesales for 14000 after year one, so even with some off MSRP its not a great deal. If they have great inventory control and you can't get a significant amount off along with some free add-ons I would pass.

    --jjf

    I am thinking about buying my son a scion tC, but I have no idea what to expect.

    Have any tips, tricks, things to watch out for?

    Anything helps!
  • kupuakupua Posts: 31
    I was a little concerned about paying MSRP for a car and seems crazy... :confuse:

    Well I can honestly say that it is possible to get a dealer to move off the sticker price. My tactics, test drive the car 1st. This will insure that you are really interested in going further... after that go to any car shopping web site like hmmm edmunds.com and proceed with new purchase.
    1) build your dream
    2) add the options
    3) send the info to your local dealers, I recommend also to use a different zip code to further your search especially if you are in a big city.
    After that you'll start to get emails from dealers.
    It does help if you're starting your search near a holiday or the middle of the month. I think this is due to the fact that most dealers see 2 weeks of exchanges before deals finally drop.
    Let them know that you are serious and will be purchasing within the 2 week window and you do want to begin a long lasting relationship with them. Being that Scions are "Value Pricing" let this work to your fav. Tell the internet sales guy you're working with that if "VP" is at all the dealers, then there is NO reason for you to go out of the way to buy it from him and you'll just buy it from the closest dealer or someone that will provide you some "incentive"! Really, its the same old BS when negotiating any deal... Don't forget, make sure that you reinforce that you are ultimately wanting to establish a great dealership relationship as you'll be "Needing" service down the road.

    My deal... 2K off MSRP. So a little additional info to what happened for me. My guy initially said that I'd be able to get 2k off any tC. When he provided me 3 choices of tC's and their options, he came back with discounts of 800, 1600 and 1900. I told him that I was very disappointed. :( If that was what this dealer does, bait and switch, we are done. He did come back with the actual 2K off that I wanted :) Guys hold your ground... and good luck!
  • chuchu8chuchu8 Posts: 2
    I am interested in a 2008 Tc Auto, please let me know which dealer (City & State) give off 2k off the MSRP. What is the final price you got and what features do you get.

    Thanks for letting us know that there is a bargaining room for Tc.....
  • kupuakupua Posts: 31
    In order for me to preserve it for all, I can't specifically call out exactly for risk of ruin by calling out the specific dealer or general area. But yes, it is So. Cal.

    As I've said, specify your area of interest by... say 20 miles, email ALL of the dealers in that radius or diameter. Tell them what you want and follow what I've posted prior. It will work. Especially now, end of the month, and money is hard to come by for the dealers

    good luck!
  • Hope you all don't mind, but I'm after an xD and searching other forums for info. I'm an experienced car buyer and have tried nearly the exact sequence as described in the jfritsch approach. I've contacted 5 dealers in Houston with my build list. No luck, no bargains. They are all sticking to their guns on pure price. I intend to add some locally installed items like tint, sun roof, etc, and my next plan to negotiate is to see if I can get these for a much reduced price or "free". I'm not used to haggling without firm information on invoice vs. MSRP for all options. So far, the Scion shopping experience is a different animal for me.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    You need to get at least 10 involved (100-200mi radius). Only about 1 out of 10 dealers may be behind on targets end of month Toward the end of the month see what crunch time brings. A 3 year old 16000 xd may have a trade in of 10000, (look up an 06 xb), so the msrp is not too bad for that. The TC storiy is not as good. Best shot is to get the guy bugging you most end of month to throw in a significant amount of their (overpriced list) options. A trade may help that they can overallow (offer more than most dealers would) and sell it to you for list. (The factory would be none the wiser and they can squeak by their sale.) Perhaps with the extraordinary economic situation will come a extraordinary sales situation. Perhaps not.

    Good luck

    Hope you all don't mind, but I'm after an xD and searching other forums for info. I'm an experienced car buyer and have tried nearly the exact sequence as described in the jfritsch approach. I've contacted 5 dealers in Houston with my build list. No luck, no bargains. They are all sticking to their guns on pure price. I intend to add some locally installed items like tint, sun roof, etc, and my next plan to negotiate is to see if I can get these for a much reduced price or "free". I'm not used to haggling without firm information on invoice vs. MSRP for all options. So far, the Scion shopping experience is a different animal for me
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