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2004-2009 Toyota Prius Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • dyuandyuan Posts: 2
    Can you provide the dealer and sales person name, so we can also go to him/her for this nice deal. I think you got a very reasonable price for this car.

    Thanks.
  • 2008 Prius - Touring with Package 6.
    7 year/100K mile extended warranty
    Prepaid every standard service up to 50K miles.

    OTD price 31.5K (8.25% tax for the county that I live in).

    I emailed a bunch of deals but this is the best I could find. I think it is a fair deal, not great but fair.

    Good luck everyone, I hope this helps others.
  • Taking advantage of the sales rush on the last day of the year, yesterday I bought a Silver Pine Mica Prius with Package #6 (navigation, etc., leather) for $25,700, just below the Invoice Price listed on Edmunds for this car. The only addition to this price was state sales tax at 5%.

    I shopped around Saturday and yesterday and the best I could do other than this price was $25,900, which another dealer claimed was invoice. In the end, the dealer I bought from is 15 miles closer to home, so it was more convenient as well as a better price.

    For the frosting on my Prius cake, the dealer offered me financing a quarter point below what I could get from my credit union.

    All in all, a fairly painless and rewarding experience.
  • prusaprusa Posts: 43
    Can you please tell us the city and state where you got this deal? Yours was really a rewarding experience. Mine has been and still is a nightmare. I am still looking for a price similar to yours.
    Prusa
  • scottc3scottc3 Posts: 109
    This is NOT an Extended Service 'bash', and for those that bought this, I'm sure you will sleep better at night - but watch out on these - if you look at what the extended service contracts covers - that is A LOT of things that are labeled as "inspect" - I pointed out to my dealer, all I'm really paying for is a tire rotation and oil change - which the manual indicates you can have done yourself and just keep a record of it. Your warranty will cover anything that goes wrong - so my only point here is, if you must have it, negotiate like a mad-man on this.. it's a huge money maker for the dealer.

    sc
  • pt95148pt95148 Posts: 17
    It's Walnut Creek Toyota.

    You can find them on the Toyota.com website and Locate Dealer.
    I think you cannot disclose salesperson name on this forum but it is the Internet sales manager, a lady whose first name starts with a K.
    I started by sending them an email and this lady answered.

    Good luck.
  • I think I got a good deal. On friday, Dec. 28th I went to 355 Toyota in Rockville, MD. I had accessed their internet site the previous day. I had asked for a price quote via direct email.and received a price at least $1200 lower than any other dealer I had visited. I called to be sure this was true and was assured so. I did want a red Prius, but they said they did not have one in stock at any of their three dealerships with the package 5. I came in looking to buy one they had, but after speaking with the internet manager, he said he would try to find one in the area, but he cautioned me that trading cars this late in the month was difficult. He was able to find one in Virginia, about 30 miles away that just arrived and they would trade with them. The sticker price was 28,464 which included the CF mats for 199. Then 2,000 was subtracted for the extra value package(which is inflated by the price of Pkg. #5 for 5,280 instead of 3,280). So my MSRP was 26,464. My deal was 24,074 before Tax, tags, and 100 process fee. I was driving home for 25,572 by the afternoon. Now I just have to learn the 500 Page manual and the Navigation manual.
  • scottc3scottc3 Posts: 109
    Thought I had a great deal at $800 for 7/75K miles.. glad you did better, I think under $700 for this is a good deal.. and if anyone were to ever get it to $500... this is about what it's worth.

    sc
  • I bought the car from a Toyota dealership in Cockeysville, Maryland.

    Good luck.
  • rpaleyrpaley Posts: 8
    For those of you who might like to buy an extended warranty (MUST be done before the Prius is 3 yrs old), but can't swallow the MSRP, I bought my warranty at a distant Toyota dealership at about 40% discount. I bought the 7/100/0 for about $985.00.

    If you are interested, contact the Finance Officer at the "Toyota of Greenfield, MA" dealership and request the discounted Extended Warranty information.

    Hope this helps.
  • cdost1cdost1 Posts: 26
    Hi,

    Trying to help my parents out who are beginning to look for a Prius in the Westchester County, NY area. I would be interested to hear anyone who has bought from the local dealers and how they did on the deal.

    Thanks
    Cdost
  • Here's my experience:

    I just got a 2008 black Prius Package 3 for 23.978.00. Since I live in Oregon there was no sales tax so that was just the price. Dealership said this was 200.00 dollars over there listed invoice price of 23,778.00. Does this sound like a fair deal to everyone or are people paying much less for there package 3's?
  • tmk5tmk5 Posts: 1
    I'm considering an '08 Prius Package 5 or 6. Does anyone know the current money factor that Toyota is offering (Tier 1 credit) and the residual? Not sure that it makes a difference, but I'm in SoCal. Thanks for the help.
  • ariane1ariane1 Posts: 15
    Hello,
    I am currently in the market, trying to buy a prius 08 with package 2. I just wanted to know if you remember what forms you signed at the dealership. Did you sign any credit application form. A dealership told me that they needed this form to get info about me, like social security number etc, to make sure I was authentic, but would not run a credit check. However, sounds fishy, so wanted to check with you. I am using my own credit.
    Thanks.
  • You should not sign any document at a dealership until the deal is done. They can check your credit based on you providing a social security number but no other way. If they are asking you to sign a document, they are attempting to trap you in some way.

    Don't do it unless you are signing deal papers.
  • pt95148pt95148 Posts: 17
    I signed the contract of sale which is the same used for lease or financing, except that all the % is zero, since I paid cash for my car.
    They did run a credit check without asking me but they disclosed it fully afterwards. I guess they needed this since I paid $3k on credit card and the rest by personal check.
  • When I bought my car, the dealership asked me to sign a application for a loan, even though I was paying in full with a check. I questioned why this form was necessary. I was told that they had to check my credit since I was paying with a personal check. I was leary and still signed, and waited for some surprises at the end. However, there were no come ons or added fees in the end. Good luck with your purchase and just be prepared to say no and walk out if you are not happy with how things are going.
  • scottc3scottc3 Posts: 109
    I did the same, filled out a few forms, even though paying with a check. The dealer told me it was in case the check bounces, and I suppose I understood this. All went w/o a hitch - I think if you feel comfortable with the person you are working with, and it's a decent dealer, you are fine.

    sc
  • ariane1ariane1 Posts: 15
    Hello,
    I was also thinking of buying from 355 toyota tomorrow or day after. Did you use ur own financing? Did they run a credit check or OSAC report on you? Did you have to give them your social security number, etc?
    Thanks.
  • After I told my dealership that I was taking the Ext. Warranty from the dealer in Boston for $985 - he made me a on the spot price of $1,000. I took it as I figured I was there in their office and it would be done now. So you can squeeze a good price from your dealer in the US.
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