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2004-2009 Toyota Prius Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • ebs964ebs964 Posts: 5
    I just received a call from my insurance agent saying that I had requested a quote on an 08 Prius. I had not requested anything from my insurance agent so I did not understand how this happened. He told me that there are some car dealers that initiate a quote request from the insurance card that you give to them in order to do the test drive. The only dealership that I took at test drive was at Toyota Mall of GA. I really do not appreciate this dealer meddling in my private life. I have had nothing but bad experiences from this dealer but this one takes the cake!
  • ebs964ebs964 Posts: 5
    Just curious - what dealership? I want to be sure to stay clear of them!
  • kcbrigkcbrig Posts: 6
    The one in Roswell. I felt like I was the stupid girl who couldn't read a quote without a man helping her... I'll probably stick with the other dealer who gave me the initial quote and sell the car thru CarMax... It's very frustrating shopping for a Prius in Atlanta right now. They all know there's a waiting list and they don't seem to really want or need the business.
  • vbnsmanvbnsman Posts: 15
    Talked to a few local dealers. Prius's are starting to trickle into TX. Both dealers I spoke with are asking MSRP. Anyone getting a better deal?
  • ebs964ebs964 Posts: 5
    So you have been able to find a dealership in Atlanta that actually has a Prius? I can't seem to find a single one.
  • ctsactsa Posts: 6
    It seems all of the dealerships in SA have waiting lists 40 - 60 people long. Luckily, I should get mine on the next delivery. Who would have thought that there would be waiting lists for a Prius in Texas? I would rather have a Tundra, but the Prius makes more sense right now.
  • kcbrigkcbrig Posts: 6
    The one in Roswell has one this week, but they want $3000 over MSRP. World Toyota is getting a base model in by the EOM but they want $1900 over MSRP. A few others said they'll get some in 2 weeks. The one in Kennesaw is pretty much out - and even if you get on the wait list, it's a long wait.
  • traindrivertraindriver Posts: 328
    There seems to be a few showing in inventory at the dealer in Asheville, NC. This seems to be a one price dealer offering the Prius at 300 under MSRP. Asheville is not that far from Atlanta. Google Jim Barkley Toyota. Call and see if the cars are really available. I know nothing about the dealer other than I think a friend at work purchased a car there and seemed satisfied. YMMV.
  • mevandermevander Posts: 7
    Out the door was 30,168? Must have been gold plated mats, You got fleeced. Tell me HOW you can configure a Prius up to 30,168 at MSRP?
  • ctsactsa Posts: 6
    Out the door includes tax, title, and any other BS fees the state and/or dealership can come up with. That is HOW.
  • woodywwwoodyww Posts: 1,797
    2-3 years I shopped for a new Prius. Back then, I had 2 dealers in E. Mass. offer me $500 over Invoice on any Prius I wanted. (Shoulda, woulda, coulda).

    However I kept my 6 cyl. bmw, & with the low miles I put on, the gas savings wouldn't be worth dumping it to pay even MSRP for a Prius now.....
  • ck90211ck90211 Posts: 129
    The full tax credit for Toyota expired Sept 30, 06 (I timed my purchase to that day, that's how I remembered), and 1/2 credit expired the quarter after that, than 1/4 credit another quarter after that. So no more tax credit on Toyota hybrids. But I think Hondas are still on 1/2 or 1/4 credit.
  • mevandermevander Posts: 7
    You don't have to pay the "BS fess'. Some dealers try to get away w/ hitting you with advertising fees ect. Never give in, they are 'BS'. Also, if you are trading in a vehicle ask then to wash it though the books (it IS legal in most states), hence you will only pay sales tax on the difference of the new car vs, your trade. I used this when I sold my last car to a private buyer and asked the dealer if she could buy it from them.. ie wash it through the books and they said yes, with a 45 documentation fee. It is no skin off their nose if you sell it since no work on their part went into it. These are things that most people fail to ask and can save a TON of money
  • mevandermevander Posts: 7
    The tax credits should be restored in full. The Feds need to in-cent us all financially to buy hybrids. I heard on the news that is the entire fleet of cars on the road increased fuel economy by 8mpg we would cut in 1/2 our dependence on foreign oil. I know that is not possible. but should hasten the feds to mandate manufacturers to up the MPG of their fleets much sooner than later
  • mevandermevander Posts: 7
    Dealers asking $$$'s over MSRP are thiefs! No one should buy over MSRP. I am seeing posts of people paying 30,000 for a Prius, come on people, it is a small car! (yes great gas mileage), but the hyteria is nuts.
  • sbell4sbell4 Posts: 446
    you respectfully must have forgotten that we are fat lazy Americans. We earn our money and spend it as we wish. We do a lot of things we probably shouldn't do but immediate gratification has a cost.

    We probably should take the bus and ride bicycles. We shouldn't eat fast foods, smoke or drink.

    I believe "thief" is a bit harsh.
  • nycpriusnycprius Posts: 1
    Would be interested to know which dealer. I am about to buy a prius, and i got a quote of $26,400 from a dealer in Nassau County for a Prius with package #5, which i think should be about $1500 less than package #6, so I think you did well. Thanks.
  • ctsactsa Posts: 6
    nycprius, I think that should be about $400 below MSRP assuming that it only has #5 and none of the other port or dealer adds. An even better deal if it does have extras. Good find right now!
  • ccdbbccdbb Posts: 18
    I am in Princeton area in NJ. Anyone know the base MF for leasing a Prius?


  • You want real sticker shock. Price out a Prius in Canada.

    Remeber that the Canadian dollar is currently worth more than the US dollar.

    For anything other than the base model with nothing addedd it's around $40,000.00 :mad:
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