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2004-2009 Toyota Prius Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • m2mazda6m2mazda6 Posts: 20
    I want the Silver Pine also,I'm thinking just have the dealer go with it for 300 under MSRP I'm in no hurry so I can wait to get the one I want
  • gadriver4gadriver4 Posts: 14
    Once we get our loan & sell our older car I'll probably start with guy we bought our Toyota from last yr as we managed to neg from $33k to $28k + tax, tag & title although I don't think we'll have much wiggle room w/the Prius esp rt now as fuel continues to climb. I did notice online La Grange (south of airport towards AL) Toyota dealership is showing 5 on the lot although I haven't confirmed this by phone/e-mail. I'd try searching smaller cities like La Grange as I'm thinking they might have more options. Oh, I'm not partial to any exterior color although I'd prefer grey interior. GL & keep us posted. These forums helped me neg last yr v well. ;)
  • ycamp5ycamp5 Posts: 15
    How much more is the HOV sticker worth? I'm looking to buy a Prius with reasonable miles with sticker. The cost seem to be more than a brand new one....
    Any opinions on paying more for one with a sticker than a 08??

  • hihostevohihostevo Posts: 59
    Hi, I was wondering if any of you folks have had experience.... good or bad... buying from Toyota of Walnut Creek??

    Thank you,
  • udprideudpride Posts: 3
    Im looking at possibly leasing a Prius in another year or so. Im having trouble rectifying the lease prices however and why they are so high for a ~$25,000 car.

    Im currently in a lease on a $38,000 G35X and paying $380/mth 39mths $1000 down 15K miles a year. The residuals on both cars are leaders in the industry. Money factors all competitive, etc.

    For a $13,000 cheaper car the lease terms should be far more competitive on the Prius than I'm being offered. Based on the same criteria on my Infiniti, we should be talking around $300/mth.

    There are some tax incentives in Ohio for hybrids, but I wouldnt call them significant enough to be THE major factor. We also dont have any carpool lanes or special parking privileges.

    I dont see gas prices falling any time soon, so Im also looking the new VW TDIs which will be out later, however neither hybrid/diesel option gives me a car thats really suited for the snow belt. And at the leasing price points Im seeing, Im not convinced yet I can justify the inflated lease terms on a car with a relatively low MSRP. The MPG of the car should really have nothing to do with the lease terms since the lease pricing is all a product of MSRP, though I admit the MPG will save me money. But probably not enough to make a windfall over a 3yr lease to substantiate the other items Ive outlined.

    Were I purchasing with cash, the car would seem like an extremely competitive deal however.

    Is the fnancing arm still Toyota Motor Credit?
  • sharon22sharon22 Posts: 28
    If you're interested in Silver Pine Mica with dark gray interior, just saw one on the lot (you would need to call to confirm) at Jay Toyota in Columbus, GA. Good luck with your search! Let me know if you find a Silver Pine Mica with bisque interior! Thanks!!!
  • m2mazda6m2mazda6 Posts: 20
    Just put money down on a Silver Pine pkg 2. I put out 5 email quotes and said TMV is 23288 & 23018 I'll give you 23300 + tax ect.and got a reply from one and took it so I gave them 500 deposit and will let me know next week how long it will take. Best expierence I ever had never set foot in dealership did it all over phone. and oil changes are $9.95 for life 11.?? with tax
  • Hi to all,

    I am going to pick up my new Prius with #6 package. Paid 26,800 plus Tax. I am not sure that i got a good deal. Any other expiriance out there?

    Thank you.
  • where did you get this prius please?
  • not sure if this question will post or go to you directly, but I wondering where you bought this car? is it a touring?
  • sharon22sharon22 Posts: 28
    Congratulations! I've still been getting internet quotes and calling all over the state. I assume that you are in the Atlanta metro area -- do you object to telling me which dealership you're working with? I'm to the point of exhaustion; tired of hearing that no Prius sells for less than MSRP. I had planned on placing a $500 deposit at a dealer tomorrow. Please post a reply asap! I'll delay my deposit until I hear from you. Again, congratulations!!!! Hopefully, I'll be joining you very soon!
  • m2mazda6m2mazda6 Posts: 20
    I'm in West Michigan I got it from a Grand Rapids dealer on 28th st Toyota of Grand Rapids
  • m2mazda6m2mazda6 Posts: 20
    I do have a Question in my searches for quotes for the Pkg.2 all the dealers were saying the MSRP is 23909, I just went on the Toyota site to build a car there MSRP is 23710 any body tell me the reason for this,
  • In Bronx / NY It is a touring edition.
  • dealers can not keep this cars on the lot. they sell fast so they do not want to give a brake to customer. We are at their mercy.
  • kenji4861kenji4861 Posts: 12
    and.. that's what a sales rep will tell you to squeeze out every penny they can out of you.

    Seriously.. it's their last year of this car's production. The cars are more available than ever before. If not, they are getting ready to roll in 2009 models which won't happen until October timeframe.
  • sharon22sharon22 Posts: 28
    I've checked everywhere in the state of GA and finally just got on the waiting list in Athens. It's a two-hour drive over there for me, but at least I don't have to go out of state! I did all of my research with and and forget about TMV and Smart Target Price. I could not find one dealer selling for below MSRP. I did find numerous dealers adding $1,500 onto MSRP! Watch the documentation fees -- they really vary. Since I'm 6th on the waiting list, it could be a while before I receive my pkg. 2, but the waiting lists are just going to get longer with the rising gas prices. Oh, and not every Prius in the Southeast region comes with the $700 Toyoguard on it. I've requested mine without it, which means it could add to my wait. Good luck in your search -- keep me posted as to how it's going. I'll let you know how long it takes for mine to arrive!
  • 3c33c3 Posts: 74
    The difference of $199 is for the floor and cargo mats. That's an option added at the port, so it's on the window sticker and added to the MSRP. I don't like carpet mats, but I'm forced to take them because all Priuses in CA have that "option".
  • m2mazda6m2mazda6 Posts: 20
    Sharon I'm also 6th on list with my dealer and if i'm right your Silvir Pine also i ordered on the 25th April let us see how we do at getting our Pruis keep us posted how your doing and I will do the same
    West Mich.
    What's the toyoguard
  • sharon22sharon22 Posts: 28
    Larry, Google "Toyota - Toyoguard" and scroll down to the bottom of page 1. Take a look at "archive". It's an added fee ($700) found on the majority of Toyotos sold in the southeast region. I don't think it's worth the money and feel it's pretty much more profit for the dealer. You're one day ahead of me; let's see who gets that Silver Pine Prius the fastest! Sharon
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