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2004-2009 Toyota Prius Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • jh0400jh0400 Posts: 2
    I work in the internet sales dept at a mid volume dealership in the houston area. We can't get enough hybrids right now and a Prius is bringing close to if not MSRP. Also, you may have to shop to find what you want because dealer trades for these cars are almost nonexistant. please feel free to message me with any questions.
  • millsymillsy Posts: 1
    temsley do you mind telling me the city of this dealership? Thanks :)
  • cleblanccleblanc Posts: 45
    That does not sound like a good deal to me. I just purchased a package 5 Prius for 24714 plus the same fees. I am also in CT and got mine at Hoffman Toyota. I had emailed a lot of Toyota dealers in the CT area shopping for price.
  • cleblanccleblanc Posts: 45
    Great price - what color did you get? Wondering if we both got from the same place - but I got a package 5.
  • Temsly,
    Thats an awsome price. Can you give me the dealer location and sales person name? I would love to get that price on a package #2
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,584
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  • csundealcsundeal Posts: 3
    2008 Prius pkg 6
    selling price is $26,336
    interest rate 5.75%
    term 36 months
    total out the door $28,800.01
    Zero down your at $874.98 a month.

    This is for a Magnetic Grey Prius pkg 6 that I have in stock and ready for delivery. Let me know if you need any thing else. Thank you.

    the dealer is Miller Toyota, is this offer OK? Can anybody give me any idea? Thank you!
  • Here is a quote I just got in the Philadelphia area for a Package #2, NOT including taxes and tags:

    $22,776

    I had to spend an hour at the dealership haggling back and forth to get this price, but I don't think it's very good. They want an answer by tomorrow. Any opinions?
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    $22,776
    I had to spend an hour at the dealership haggling back and forth to get this price, but I don't think it's very good. They want an answer by tomorrow. Any opinions?


    2008 Toyota Prius 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
    MSRP Invoice Good Price
    HG Package #2 $575 $518 $555
    Destination Charge $660 $660 $660
    Total with Options $23,710 $21,873 $23,067

    I grabbed this from Edmunds option pricing list.
    So you can see that invoice does not include destination. So the best you could do is invoice. If i were to buy a Prius I would use the Internet and offer them invoice on the car and pay no more than $180 in doc fees. Average around here is $160. Honda dealer is $400. :sick:
  • fallabelfallabel Posts: 9
    Also, there's definitely no reason for them to put a time constraint on you. If the price is valid today, it should be valid next week too.
  • I am very confused, tiff_c. What is invoice plus destination? What is the best price I could do? What is invoice on an HG Prius?

    Are you saying invoice is $21,873 but I would have to pay $660 destination in addition to that?
  • plamplam Posts: 10
    So what is the best deal I may find for the 08 w/ pkg #2? Please respond to pnl22@yahoo.com. Thanks!
  • 3c33c3 Posts: 74
    > So the best you could do is invoice.

    You can get it for LESS than invoice because there are other hidden discounts not included in that invoice price.
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    I am very confused, tiff_c. What is invoice plus destination? What is the best price I could do? What is invoice on an HG Prius?

    Basically invoice as listed by Edmunds is the price of the car as the dealer pays for it. Forget about all the volume sales by dealers, holdbacks etc...
    Invoice is the price, but invoice does NOT include delivering the car to the dealership. That priced is fixed and it is always added on and is non-negotiable by any dealership.
    So the invoice price on the Prius with Pkg 2 is $21,873 You have to add $660 onto that as even the dealer has to pay for it. Total $22,533
    So unless you buy a Prius under invoice that is effectively the invoice price. since destination is unavoidable. Then all dealers charge a documentation fee. Can vary from $50 to $900 depending on the dealership.
    If they sell you the car for $22,533 and add on a $150 doc fee that is a very good price. My local dealer here wanted $300 more than that and I walked. I bought a different car, now I am looking at a Prius and other cars again. But I'm not getting final prices yet.
    Gas is going up, but hard to say if buying a Prius is worth it or not. Ideally I'd like an AWD for the horrible roads we have because as gas goes up they plow the back roads that I live on less and less each storm! :sick:
    AWD's get poor economy tho, 20/27 for a Forester base model.
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    You can get it for LESS than invoice because there are other hidden discounts not included in that invoice price.

    I doubt you will buy a Prius for under invoice as gas is going up every week and they are selling the Prius like wildfire here. If you can get it for invoice you are doing well. But yes if it was a slow seller then possibly.
  • binsobinso Posts: 1
    My experience buying a prius from them was the worst experience buying a car in my life. Shady transaction when it came to my trade in... and 2 months later they call me back to tell me I have to pay taxes on my trade in, when they assured me at sale that I would not. Definately avoid buying a vehicle, as their carelessness, unprofessionalism, and lack of attention to detail will ultimately lead you to trouble. :lemon: :lemon: :lemon:
  • schaeffzschaeffz Posts: 18
    Darcars Toyota, Frederick MD
    Prius w/ Package#2, $1400 under MSRP ($1 over "Invoice"), $22,310.
    Beat Edmunds TMV by $700, so I felt it was pretty good.
    Also, beat Fitzmall by $300.
    They were selling low-end Prius' like crazy, so I hit them at the right time.
    I got the Platinum Warranty for $1250, "Retail" is $1895. I guess the finance guy was in a good mood? Or maybe that's the going "discount"? Anyway, he was happy so I guess he gets a good paycheck.
    I always prided myself at not being taken in by dealer warranties, and have managed to get economical extended warranties. Funny thing tho is that I've never had to use them! So, I really don't know how easy it is to get service from those companies.
    But, this is a reasonable cost compared to other non-Toyota warranties, and I am somewhat worried about the Prius not being servicable other than at Toyota, so...
    I have a friend who had a Toyota warranty and his 2004 Prius display went dead after 30,000 miles, and they fixed it in a day for free, no hassle. He's got 133,000 miles and has had no other problems, but he's got an additional extended warranty, just in case.
  • I got a quote for a 2008 Prius, package #5 for $25,149 (a little over $1500 off MSRP). Is this a good deal? I've contacted lots of dealers, but this is my first time ever buying a car ... and since I'm a woman, I fear dealers will try to take advantage of me. Should I go for it? Thanks!
  • stormy111stormy111 Posts: 16
    Car_Guy & Kyfdx - please do your magic. You did me well on the last lease:

    2008 Prius with Package #6 & Car Mats
    $27,884 sticker (after $2k pkg 6 credit from Toyota)
    No tax in CT on Prius's
    $1k down, 24 month lease, $16,458 residual, 12k year
    $625 month

    It seemed high to me - I asked finance mgr. for money factor and he came up with some story about not using them anymore. I told the salesman that it is costing me $15k in payments he turned white but didn't say a word.

    Thanks for the help.
  • Stormy -

    Even at full MSRP the monthly payments only come to $540 on a 24 mo lease with 1K down. The base money factor, I believe, is .00245. $625 seems really high!
  • Go for 25,000

    I just got a black package 5 in North NJ yesterday for 25,000 at 5.4 financing. Put 4000 down.

    My wife is thrilled so I guess it's a good price for me...:P

    The one thing that I thought was weird was that the dealer wanted 600 bucks to install the on board XM/Sirius...????? I didn't go for it and they didn't really push it either.

    Do you guys know how this works with the sat radio so it's integrated in to the console ?.. Is it possible ?

    Thanks
  • temsleytemsley Posts: 4
    I just noticed that there were a couple of inquiries to my posting of 2/29/08 (#1282). Sorry to have not noticed this earlier. I purchased my Prius #2 at Fox Toyota in East Providence, RI. They were good to work with. There was a bit of a mix up with the paperwork but the salesman was good. Hope this helps.
  • sallyrusallyru Posts: 1
    I just bought a package 2 at Hollywood Toyota for $22k + tax and title. I just emailed the internet saleswoman until she agreed to my price, which I think is pretty great. Plus, they were all really nice there.
  • norcaloznorcaloz Posts: 1
    I just picked up a Magnetic Gray package 6 for $25,431.

    I saw an ad from a San Bruno dealer on Craigslist for $25,600 (which is the lowest I've ever seen for a pkg6!) , and I called Walnut Creek Toyota (my local) to see what they could do...George in the Internet Sales dept was awesome......no pressure at all, long test drive by ourselves to check some things out, came back, paid cash, and thanks to this website (and priuschat) the guy in the finance and insurance dept didn't have a chance of unloading his crap on me!

    $27,953.00 out the door with TTL in northern california. :P
  • Good job Norcaloz. Sounds like a great deal!
  • Just purchased a Mag Gray #6 w/leather in Honolulu, HI for $27k out the door. Sounded like a good price at the time, maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. Either way, it was the only Mag Gray/leather combo available at the time so they weren't budging any more. Servco Hawaii(the one and only Toyota dealer in Hawaii) has a monopoly out here but still they're price "seems" to be reasonable compared to what I read on these forums.
  • mrx1mrx1 Posts: 3
    Just bought an 08 Prius (pkg #2, plus floor mats) used as a "loaner" w/10 miles on it for $22.3 including tax, title, fees in Wisconsin. No trade-in and cash purchase. How does that stack up?
  • Just purchased a Mag Gray #6 w/leather in Honolulu, HI for $27k out the door. Sounded like a good price at the time, maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. Either way, it was the only Mag Gray/leather combo available at the time so they weren't budging any more. Servco Hawaii(the one and only Toyota dealer in Hawaii) has a monopoly out here but still they're price "seems" to be reasonable compared to what I read on these forums.

    Out the door? You mean including tax, license, etc...? Sounds like a good deal.
  • Just bought an 08 Prius (pkg #2, plus floor mats) used as a "loaner" w/10 miles on it for $22.3 including tax, title, fees in Wisconsin. No trade-in and cash purchase. How does that stack up?

    Sounds ok. You paid $20k (plus tax, etc...) for a car that others are buying NEW for $22k or so!? I would rather buy the brand new car myself. You did fine but to me that small price differential is not worth buying a used car. Would you buy a used suit at Nordstroms if they gave you 10% off? I would not.
  • voidvoicevoidvoice Posts: 24
    Im looking to buy a prius08 with package #2, what other pay in new york city? any dealer recommendation? how much do u pay? thanks
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