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Toyota Yaris Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • micwebmicweb Posts: 1,617
    In California, deposits are, by law, refundable. I haven't heard that they are non-refundable in other states. I don't even think the dealer will mind if you back out, they will have no trouble selling the Yaris given the current high demand for small, fuel efficient cars. If you get any grief, contact your local DMV and find out if you have any "bill of rights" in your state. There is also generally a dealership licensing board in each state, and you could contact them as well.
  • jetfirekjetfirek Posts: 16
    I too ordered my Yaris Sport Hatchback with all the options offered except the blue lights on the floor! So far its right at 19,000 and I don't care because I just sold my Lexus ES 330 w/GPS today and I am so excited about waiting to get my Yaris. In the 70;s we adored our Ford Fiesta and it will be fun to be a kid again.

    However, I agree, I had to on line and tell the dealership about the options I wanted. All of them! THEY DIDN'T KNOW??? They FINALLY managed to write the order up MINUS THE EMERGENCY KIT WHICH THEY SAID THEY COULD NOT GET! So it will be off to Pep Boys...for me...LOL...

    I am childhood friends with the dealership owner so I won't have a problem but they do not know when the Yaris will come in only that it will come in. Maybe 2 months...I'll definently have it by Christmas!

    You and I know the Yaris will be in great demand but the dealership does not know this yet! They are scratching their heads and wondering why the Lexus they have taken in on trade are not selling? What was once great is no longer...

    So its my husband's Navigtor and My Yaris and my grandson says he;'ll let me drive his 07 Mustang and he'll drive my Yaris...FRIENDS THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN and now I am planning on driving to Cancun? Thats right we always fly this will be so much fun....I didn' know you could drive there? Did you?
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,030
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  • I went to a dealer yesterday, he asked for 11500 for the manual basic, 770 for the convenient package, and another 1200 for the toyota guarantee fee. I noticed that there is no guarantee fee in this forum, so I wonder if this fee is included in your buying price or not? :( I am in DE.
  • I have always received the 3 year so many thousand miles warranty with an option to purchase an extended warranty from my dealerships...which are Lexus of New Orleans (Lexus is Toyota mother co) and from Toyota of New Orleans and From Toyota of Slidell, LA.... we have NEVER PAID FOR A GUARANTEE FEE could you elaborate on what you are speaking about other than a new car warranty...and this HB 2 door Sport Yaris has reached without tax and license 19,000 ..
  • Sounds bogus to me, Toyota new vehicle limited warranty includes:
    Basic: 36 months/36,000 miles (all components other than normal wear and maintenance items)
    Powertrain: 60 months/60,000 miles (engine, transmission/transaxle, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, seatbelts and airbags)
    Rust-Through: 60 months/unlimited miles (corrosion perforation of sheet metal)
    Emissions: Coverages vary under Federal and California regulations
    Accessories: For accessories purchased at the time of the new vehicle purchase, the Toyota Accessory Warranty is in effect for 36 months/36,000 miles

    Perhaps they are trying to add an extended warranty, which I personally would decline. My two cents.

    Pete :)
  • yes, i make it clear that that is an extended warranty, 100,000 miles for another 1200. I have another question here, besides basic price, warranty, deliver fee, paper work and taxes and packages, is there any other fees? cause I just noticed that there is a 800 from the quote which didn't say what this 800 is for, which I didn't notice then. :confuse:
  • Where did you get this car for 13,750?
  • You should never pay full price on an extended warranty. You can get extended warranty for only $500.00. Check the internet if you do not believe me.
  • We got our 3 door stick shift in November, 2006 (a 2007 model). We got it to tow behind our motor home. When I first visited our dealer (we had purchased 4 new vehicles there including 3 Toyotas, and I said I wanted every option available, and a stick, the salesman said stick shift cars were usually bought by younger buyers looking for economy, so they usually have few options. We persisted, and during our next visit to the dealer, the salesman did a "dealer look up" for the car we wanted. Lo and behold, they found exactly what we wanted and they could trade for it, 200 miles away.

    I am glad we held out for the options we wanted, and we did not need to wait for a factory order.
  • we have always purchased extended warranty from the dealerships in our case Toyota...who would you purchase an extended warranty from on the "Internet" and have you ever tried to use this warranty?...
  • jchiujchiu Posts: 10
    Can you tell me where you purchased this car? I am told that this is an impossible price.
  • All 2009 yaris are standard equipped with front/side rear airbags. ABS is also standard,thre is no traction assist/stability assist available ,yet. Why don't you log on to Toyota's web site and research these things yourself :shades: :shades: ?
  • MSRP was $15,755, Invoice was $14,682. TMV price was at MSRP, less $1,000 factory rebate.

    I emailed dealers in my area (Orange County, CA) and got down to a price of $14,519 before rebate/tax/reg/doc. Looks like $163 below invoice and as "holdback" for this particular car is $260, I'm pretty sure they made $97 on my sale. Total after rebate and California's huge tax/reg fees was $14,850. They even got the color I wanted (Bayou Blue) even though they originally said they would only do a switch "if it was a profitable deal". I feel like I did well here, any comments?
  • So, did we ever find out where did vpc5011 got his/her car from???
  • Congrats on your car! Which dealership did you get it from? Tustin or Irvine or...??? Thanks
  • Tustin Toyota. Not only did I negotiate the price before getting there, but they were incredibly friendly and NO pressure to upsell on warranty, etc. April Conner from the internet department helped me.
  • Well, same April very sincerely quoted me $11,300 for a 36 months lease on MSRP 15,755 - 2009 Yaris 2dr with power package. And claim it has 54% residual. One must be an idiot to accept numbers that do not add up, but Tustin Toyota insist numbers are correct. And I offered all payment in full.

    So you were very lucky they sold you this car for a reasonable price because they don't understand simple arithmetic.
  • LM65LM65 Posts: 3
    I just purchased a 2009 Yaris 3 door liftback today. Very nice car! Here is the deal that I got:

    MSRP: 16,372.00 + $1295.00 desert protection package (dealer add on) = $17667.00

    Optional equipment: Automatic, all weather guard package (CP), cruise control, keyless entry, power package (PQ), floor mats, rear bumper protector, arm rest, rear spoiler.

    Color: Black Sand Pearl

    Got them down to $14,750 minus $750 cash back = $14,000 plus $626.25 in fees, plus $1189.47 in taxes. Total... $16565.72. Plus I got 6.75% interest for 48 months through Toyota.

    I got this deal at Centennial Toyota in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • lhansonlhanson Posts: 268
    What does the "Desert Protection Package" consist of.
  • I, too, would like to know what that consists of? I livein Phoenix
  • LM65LM65 Posts: 3
    To be honest, I really don't know. All I know is I wasn't gonna pay for it, whatever it was! Seems like all the dealers here in Las Vegas try to add on the Desert Protection Package. I'll ask the next time I'm over at the dealership.
  • LM65LM65 Posts: 3
    I think that the Desert Protection Package is just a scam. They put on $100 worth of products on the car (being generous!) and then tack on $1295 to the price of the car. Most people will look at the total price of the car and negotiate from there, instead of the MSRP or the invoice price.
  • kneisl1kneisl1 Posts: 1,691
    I got $600 off the sticker AND 0% financing. Plus they gave me $5000 for my ECHO which has a suspect transmission.
  • phllbitphllbit Posts: 8
    Well it had to happen I suppose, I must be one of the few perhaps that have a bad experience at a Toyota dealership? The timing belt in my Chrysler went about a month ago so that was it - I was faced with the prospect of having to buy another car and this time I knew I had to buy something fairly new and it was going to be a foreign car so to speak.

    I really wanted a van but they cost too much and not so economical and the fact that I had already owned a Yaris since 2000 in the UK and it has been one of if not the most reliable cars I have ever owned and driven - the only things I have changed besides service are some tyres which is no surprise as it has done about 50000 miles.

    So, I looked around and eventually settled on a 2007 Yaris hatchback auto. Both my wife and I test drove and she really liked it so that was it - the car drove really well and there were no apparent problems. Now, I could have bought a very similar Yaris at another dealer but it was not driving well and although it was $2000 dollars cheaper, we decided to go for the yaris in our home town - this was a mistake.

    What they did and I do not know why, is to take our yaris and swap it for the one in the out of town dealership an hour away - how do I know? Well, when I got the car it was damaged in several places that it did not have when we test drove it, the brakes were shot to pieces and it had not been given any service at all i.e. the oil was dirty and this was after I was told that by the salesperson that every vehicle is pre-certified and checked BEFORE it is put out on the lot for sale - this would seem to be true for the vehicle we test drove was immaculate.

    So, back to the dealer we went with a list of problems:

    1. cold start so bad it won't even get out of 2nd gear - I know it is supposed to be like that but not when it is in the 70's outside!

    2. going downhill the bleeding revs shoot up after you put the foot brake on to slow the car down - insane!!

    3. I discovered the car had never been serviced at Toyota and it had been owned by a fleet company - if I had known that I would have run in the other direction!!

    4. I have just been informed that my tyres are so worn that they are illegal!! This car was supposed to have been given a safety certificate!!

    To be fair, only after I had complained, they reluctantly changed the oil then offered to do a service seeing as they had no service history for it and did some more service but did not change the brakes only cleaned them up. They said they changed the tranny fluid but I don't know for sure they did and they said they did a brake fluid flush but again how do I know they did?

    But still, this is not the vehicle we test drove my wife said it from day one the damage on this vehicle was not there when we test drove it.

    Now, after the debacle of the tyres I have told the dealership I no longer want the damn car and they say they will get back to me next week - I am not going to hold my breath!

    I can rest assure anyone who reads this post, I have owned 2 other Toyota cars before this but I will NEVER buy another one! I just tested a new Mazda 3 and it rocks!! Zoom zoom!! Toyota can put their bs sales and service and their underpowered washing machines where the sun don't shine!!
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Unfortunately, while you are saying "never again" to a Toyota, others are saying it to a Ford,Honda,GM,Chrysler,Mazda... etc for the same or various reasons.

    Well it had to happen I suppose, I must be one of the few perhaps that have a bad experience at a Toyota dealership

    By no means. The cursewords hurled at "arrogant" toyota dealerships/salesmen equal those of others.

    The car biz is the car biz.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    Well it had to happen I suppose, I must be one of the few perhaps that have a bad experience at a Toyota dealership? The timing belt in my Chrysler went about a month ago so that was it - I was faced with the prospect of having to buy another car and this time I knew I had to buy something fairly new and it was going to be a foreign car so to speak.

    I really wanted a van but they cost too much and not so economical and the fact that I had already owned a Yaris since 2000 in the UK and it has been one of if not the most reliable cars I have ever owned and driven - the only things I have changed besides service are some tyres which is no surprise as it has done about 50000 miles.

    So, I looked around and eventually settled on a 2007 Yaris hatchback auto. Both my wife and I test drove and she really liked it so that was it - the car drove really well and there were no apparent problems. Now, I could have bought a very similar Yaris at another dealer but it was not driving well and although it was $2000 dollars cheaper, we decided to go for the yaris in our home town - this was a mistake.

    What they did and I do not know why, is to take our yaris and swap it for the one in the out of town dealership an hour away - how do I know? Well, when I got the car it was damaged in several places that it did not have when we test drove it, the brakes were shot to pieces and it had not been given any service at all i.e. the oil was dirty and this was after I was told that by the salesperson that every vehicle is pre-certified and checked BEFORE it is put out on the lot for sale - this would seem 0000.....

    want the damn car and they say they will get back to me next week - I am not going to hold my breath!

    I can rest assure anyone who reads this post, I have owned 2 other Toyota cars before this but I will NEVER buy another one! I just tested a new Mazda 3 and it rocks!! Zoom zoom!! Toyota can put their bs sales and service and their underpowered washing machines where the sun don't shine!!
  • pschiffepschiffe Posts: 373
    Sounds like a classic case of bait and switch. I'd return the car and demand my money back, if they aren't agreeable talk to your state's attorney general and/or your own lawyer. My 2¢.

    Pete
    :lemon:
  • dakedake Posts: 131
    Your story is not bait and switch - it's fraud. Bait and switch is advertising a cheap car but then upselling you to something else. But, to be fair - you suspected it wasn't the same car but you bought it anyway? Why?

    The biggest mistake anyone can ever make going to any car dealer is to believe they must drive off in a specific car. I doesn't matter if you walked there, you must be willing to turn around and walk off.

    But, regardless of all that, if you planned on buying one car and they gave you a different one, that's illegal.

    Many Toyota dealers are too smug for their own good, but that's not smugness, that's pure sleaze.
  • kneisl1kneisl1 Posts: 1,691
    I bought a VW Fox once new. When the guy drove it up it rattled like a can of marbles. OBVIOUSLY it wasnt the one I drove the week before! I refused to pay for it. You have to have some conjones, you know? If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.
  • rospotterospotte Posts: 11
    My gf finally bought a polar white 2009 Yaris 3 dr. hatch auto. trans., memorial day.We found it a sport city toyota.Our otd price was 13,900.With the Texas clean air 3,000.00 voucher for her 1999 mercury mystic the final cost was 10,900.The yaris has the convience pkg,floor mats and pinstripe,window tint,mud guards,cargo net.She financed it throught Toyota.They tried the higher monthly payment trick but we checked what the payments should be with the car loan monthly payment calculator on the internet.She got the right monthly payment at the agreed length and apr.

    Have a look here:
    http://www.pbase.com/rospotte/image/113000031
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