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2014 Toyota Prius Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,913
edited January 29 in Toyota
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  • storrnycstorrnyc Posts: 28

    Hello. I am interested in buying a 2014 Toyota Prius Plug in base model. I believe they have a $1000 consumer incentive and that the factory holdback percentage is 2%. Does anyone know if they have any Factory to Dealer Incentives? Without this i am looking at offering $28,900 on a $31,025 msrp.

    Thoughts?

  • Yea thats a good deal, i know a place who can probably give you that offer you want! let me know if you are intersted (socal only though)

  • centiscentis Posts: 10

    FYI. Just picked up a 2014 Prius 3 (MSRP $27,000) for $23,000 before TTL.

  • want2buyhwant2buyh Posts: 11

    Centis -- $23K before TTL sounds good. Which part of the country are you in? I am in the San Francisco bay area.

  • centiscentis Posts: 10

    @want2buyh said: Centis -- $23K before TTL sounds good. Which part of the country are you in? I am in the San Francisco bay area.

    Out here in SW Ohio. The Cincinnati area to be precise.

    There seem to be a lot of Prii on dealer lots out here.

  • sofla117sofla117 Posts: 11

    @centis Did you have to finance through Toyota?

  • lilriceleelilricelee Posts: 19
    edited March 19

    @sofla117 said: centis Did you have to finance through Toyota?

    he probably payed cash

  • centiscentis Posts: 10

    @lilricelee said:

    @sofla117 said: centis Did you have to finance through Toyota?

    I did not have to finance through Toyota, though I did choose to with 0% through TFS.

  • lilriceleelilricelee Posts: 19

    @centis said: I did not have to finance through Toyota, though I did choose to with 0% through TFS.
    so you financed thru toyota then?

  • flashzoom1flashzoom1 Posts: 1

    Here is my 2 cents on my 2014 Prius price. I am in So Cal area. got the car on 3/22/2014

    here is what I got. 2014 Prius model 2, Dark Gray ext, and Dark Gray int.

    MSRP: $25,128

    Final price before TTL: $20500.00 Final OTD price: $22595.00 (includes all tax, and fees)

    the Car had 3 miles on it, when I droved it away. This already includes the $1500 off discount.

    just thought I share here.

  • I can top that. On 3/30/2014 I purchesed a Prius 2 MSRP $25900 for $19723 before TTL. I am in upstate of South Carolina. I saw an add by a dealer in N.C. selling for $19923. Went to my local dealer the next day with a printout of his prices. I worked on them for awhile then went home. The next morning I waited until about 10AM and gave and offer for $19523 after a short meeting they offered the $19723 which I took. Final OTD was $20422.

  • roadrageeroadragee CaliforniaPosts: 71

    @newtoprius1 said: I can top that. On 3/30/2014 I purchesed a Prius 2 MSRP $25900 for $19723 before TTL. I am in upstate of South Carolina. I saw an add by a dealer in N.C. selling for $19923. Went to my local dealer the next day with a printout of his prices. I worked on them for awhile then went home. The next morning I waited until about 10AM and gave and offer for $19523 after a short meeting they offered the $19723 which I took. Final OTD was $20422.

    Wow.. that's a smoking hot deal!

  • roadrageeroadragee CaliforniaPosts: 71

    Anyone here know what I should pay for leftover 2013 Prius Hatchback trim FIVE with MSRP $31,040?

    It seems exactly same 2014s can be had for around $26.5K. Considering it's well in the middle of 2014, those 2013 should command additional discount. Perhaps $24k? What do you guys think?

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,919
    edited May 14

    Your theory is good but it seems that lots of dealers are loathe to "dump" stale inventory. Prius V and Prius liftback sales are down some 30% compared to February a year ago and March/April numbers are still in a slump, so you'd think the dealers and Toyota would be chomping at the bit to clear some inventory. I came close to pulling the trigger on a V Three last week but just couldn't bring myself to downsize just yet from a minivan. Didn't really get to the negotiating numbers stage.

    One thing you could do is figure out what a year's deprecation would be and take that amount of the 2014 price and then counter up to account for the lack of miles on the "new old stock". Edmunds True Cost to Own tool figures a 2013 V would depreciate $4,000 to $5,000 in the first year depending on your zip code. But we also assume you would have put 15,000 miles on it and miles affect value too. So your $24k number about splits the difference on that calculation.

    Doesn't cost anything to ask. Good luck!

    (One crisis bumping the pump price up and all bets are off).

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  • roadrageeroadragee CaliforniaPosts: 71

    @Stever@Edmunds said: but it seems that lots of dealers are loathe to "dump" stale inventory.

    Thanks for the info Stever. So they do not like "dumping" their stale inventory? I guess it all depends on how their mood on that day is then - whether they feel like cleaning up or holding onto the "new old stock" . On a more serious note, so do you mean that dealers may not be interested in selling unless the price is right?

    According to True Cost to Own, the first year depreciation for Prius Five 4dr Hatchback is woooping $6,765!! Perhaps I might have to up the ante and go even bigger $3,000 (some dealer personals reading this might be laughing and saying "are you nuts/" - Please chime in if you are. Give me some upper hand here please. =)

    You are totally right. Doesn't cost nor hurt anything to ask. I will have to give it a try and see if the luck will be on my side!

    Btw, can I anticipate any issues buying "New Old Stock" that's been sitting at the dealership for an extended period of time?

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,919
    edited May 14

    I've never gotten a handle on it. Maybe the old stuff is "paid for" and doesn't cost them any interest to sit there (and plenty of dealers don't floorplan their inventory in the first place to avoid those financing costs).

    Great question about "stale" cars. I'm looking at a used car right now that appears to have been "lost" on a dealer lot for 18 months before getting sold to another dealer. Mechanical stuff tends to do better if it's used - tires dry rot sitting out in weather all day, batteries die and don't last as long if the dealer keeps recharging them every couple of months, and all the rubber seals and gaskets tend to dry out or shrink when they aren't used (fuel pumps too?). If the car isn't frequently moved around the lot, the engine oil can "completely" drain down to the sump leaving little lubrication up top when it does get cranks. That can supposedly cause excessive wear. Plus old oil can thicken and sometimes cause issues, like blocking small passages. If the car is moved around the lot but not driven long or far, you can get moisture in the exhaust system and the car doesn't get hot enough to burn it off. Oh, and gas gets stale too (which begs the question of running a Prius on electric mode for slow, short trips for weeks on end. :) ). Never looked into whether the traction battery is harmed by just sitting.

    All that said, my old Subaru tends to sit all summer and my mechanic yells at me to drive it more, just to keep the rust down on the brakes if nothing else. But it seems to do just fine just sitting in my garage. Other than some brake noise for a few blocks, chances are everything is just fine with the '13 Prius. Just tell the dealer that it's a bit of a concern for you. :p I actually asked for the manufacturing date on the V Three I was tirekicking.

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  • roadrageeroadragee CaliforniaPosts: 71

    Thanks for the insights and great advice.

    As you suggested, considering it's a new car, not an used old car, sitting for about a year won't be much of an issue I suppose. Traction battery is a great. point. I wonder if there is any complication.

    The only thing now is that the dealer with the said car is about 2 hour drive from where I live. I wonder what will be more effective dealing for this car - negotiating via email or showing up unannounced one day in person. What do you think?

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 8,042

    @roadragee said: Thanks for the insights and great advice. The only thing now is that the dealer with the said car is about 2 hour drive from where I live. I wonder what will be more effective dealing for this car - negotiating via email or showing up unannounced one day in person. What do you think?

    I would think a dealer will be more apt to negotiate with a customer standing in front of them, checkbook in hand.

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  • roadrageeroadragee CaliforniaPosts: 71
    edited May 14

    @Michaell@Edmunds said:

    Got it. Thanks! Will have to plan for a nice weekend getaway with a bonus car shopping!

  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,919
    edited May 14

    Wouldn't hurt to call ahead and make sure the car is still there (even then, sometimes those assurances fall flat).

    btw, we have a four hour edit window for "fixing" your posts.

    Oh, we also offer Live Advice every day from 8 to 5 Pacific time - feel free to call from the dealer if you have other questions. There's no charge.

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  • lev280lev280 Posts: 27

    Looks like the forum is fairly thin on any prices paid recently on Prius C. Considering it and wanted to see if anyone had purchased recently in TX and what price did they pay! TIA for any information you share.

  • hondaman82hondaman82 Posts: 5

    FYI for Northern California: 2014 Prius Plug In, $4000 Rebate in NorCA + $1500 CA Rebate + 2500 Fed Tax Credit + 0% APR

  • aigochamalohaigochamaloh Posts: 32

    @flashzoom1 said: Here is my 2 cents on my 2014 Prius price. I am in So Cal area. got the car on 3/22/2014

    here is what I got. 2014 Prius model 2, Dark Gray ext, and Dark Gray int.

    MSRP: $25,128

    Final price before TTL: $20500.00 Final OTD price: $22595.00 (includes all tax, and fees)

    the Car had 3 miles on it, when I droved it away. This already includes the $1500 off discount.

    just thought I share here.

    What dealer was this at if you don't mind sharing?

  • sweetpeapiesweetpeapie Upstate NYPosts: 1

    Hi, I'm new to the Prius world. I'm in the process of purchasing/leasing a 2014 Prius three, solar roof, heated clothed seats at an OTD price of $27,843.00 . In the past I've only purchased Subaru's outright & kept them for at least ten years. My question is: I live in upstate NY, lots of salt on the road which leads to rust no matter how often you clean the vehicle. The dealer asked if I was interested in a lease: $319 down, that's it, nothing else due at signing which is $319 x 36 months = $11,484, with 12,000 mile yearly limit. I average 14,000 a year....When I asked about the residual at the end of the lease my understanding is that it would be another $11,484 which equates to $22,968 but then you factor in tax & so on & so forth I assume. He then asked if I'd like the undercoating at $595+/-. Has anyone in a snow/salt region had this done? Does it actually work? Hope I didn't overload you. This is all new to me. Cheers!

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  • bayarea415bayarea415 Posts: 6

    Here's my two cents: initially we were looking at the Corolla LE ECO and the Prius Hatchback 2 then we ended up looking at the Camry, Camry Hybrid, and the Prius Plug-in Base.

    In the end we ended up getting the 2014 Prius Plug-in Base in Pearl White color. We negotiated down to $24,600 before taxes and fees (we could have got the non-white Plug-in from as lowest offered at $23,800 to $24,100 but we were not really interested in those colors---brown, seaglass blue, navy, black). This included the $4,000 Toyota rebates with 0% APR for 60 months.

    Like Hondaman82 said above for the Plug-in you also get the $1,500 California rebates and $2,500 Federal Tax Credit. That's $4,000 in rebates!! With this $4,000 the Prius Plug-in basically costs $20,600 if you apply that rebate.

    By the way the Plug-in we got came with the Carpool Decals! Those in Cali you could drive solo in carpool lanes. Don't bother to apply for one as the 40,000 stickers have already been issued. But some dealers still carry a few that comes with the Decals.

    Here are the prices we negotiated and got offered. You guys could start from there (all are 2014 and 2014.5 for the Camry). Prices before any taxes and DMV fees. Note: white Pearl cost more:

    **Prius Hatchback 2: Lowest offered $19,700. You could easily can get one for $20,000 with little hassle

    **Prius Plug-in BASE non-Pearl white color: Lowest offered $23,800 to $24,300

    **Corolla ECO LE Plus: $16,300---it was a green color so no go

    **Camry Hybrid LE: $22,900.

    **regular Camry LE: $16,800---this was the lowest lowest ever. Down in Irvine somewhere.

    You just have to have patience and willing to sit at their dealers and negotiate. Above prices were back in late April and prices include the $4,000 Toyota rebates (on Priuses and I think Camry was $1,500 but don't recall).

    My experience larger high volume dealers are willing to entertain. Those slower foot traffic will not.

    The trick is to work with one sales guy. Go and test cars one at a time per visit. You keep coming back and seeing the same guy they know you're serious and they're willing to talk and room for you to negotiate.

  • roadrageeroadragee CaliforniaPosts: 71
    edited June 1

    Great deals on Prius.

  • 2beinformed2beinformed Posts: 15

    Hi all,

    I need some advice with purchasing a Prius 3. A family member went to a dealership yesterday and the sales guy gave the price of $27,000 before TTL with the trade in of a non-operational car. I thought that was a very bad price so they didn't make the purchase. I've purchased 2 Hondas last year with the help of this forum. Is the process the same with any other car buying experience? It seems like there is some incentives going on such as the $1000 special financing and bonus cash vs the $1,500 2014 Toyota Prius factory cash back. Should I start contacting the dealership in Southern California? How much was the general OTD price for the Prius 3? or Prius 2 in SoCal?

  • tjinvatjinva Posts: 23

    My daughter is looking to purchase a new 2014 Prius around mid-July when she relocates to Dallas.

    Could anyone suggest dealerships in the Dallas area that offer competitive prices and will deal in a straightforward way with a young lady and not take advantage of her especially since she will be new to the area?

  • cap41cap41 Posts: 1
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    Hey centis; which dealer did u buy it from? And does it include the solar roof package
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