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2013 and Earlier - Toyota Prius Prices Paid and Buying Experiences



  • I have an offer for a Prius III with navigation and 6.25% tax for 24800. It's red.

    I've spend almost 12 hours a day this week doing all this research and strats to get the lowest bid around my state, thats the best I can come up with a bunch of different cars.
  • dkny330dkny330 Posts: 31
    Have some more details on the Prius IV with Solar Roof Pkg:

    MSRP: 32,495
    Selling Price: 29,590
    Some Price Adjustment Thing: $829
    Adj. Price: 30,418
    Residual: 59%
    MF: .000200

    Monthly Payment Including Taxes (8.63%) is: $356

    So before I jump at this, have not clue if I could do better. And also would anyone know what price adjustment would be?
  • pmaupmau Posts: 8
    May I know where you bought this vehicle. Which Toyota. Is it in nevada?

    Any information will be helpful.
  • easternguy2easternguy2 Posts: 14
    edited July 2010

    Where did you get that deal? I was quoted by 2 dealers Prius III solar roof for $700 down, $350 a mo, which I feel is a little high. I am in NE Ohio I think your deal is very good.
  • dkny330dkny330 Posts: 31
    I got the deal at a dealership on Long Island. However, I decided to go to another dealer and made a better deal on the same car minus the remote start (which I didn't) need.

    Got a a Silver Prius IV with Solar Roof Pkg, Carpeted Mats, Wheel locks, Rear Protective Film - MSRP - 31,976. Deal was:

    36 mo/12K no - True Sign and Drive (all taxes rolled in, 8.63%) only 1st mo +DMV. Monthly payment is $336 mo. Pick it up tomorrow! :)
  • dkny330dkny330 Posts: 31
    Update: picked up my car yesterday and was told that GAP insurance was not included. This was a surprise and I almost walked out and cancelled the deal - not because it was $6 more a month but because this should have been said during the deal. In the end I knew this was a phenomenal deal and went through with it.

    The car is great and I'm paying $342/mo with everything rolled in for the Prius IV, Solar Roof and some other things that added up to a MSRP price of $31,976. Price of car bill of sale is $29,107.33 plus taxes at 8.63% ($1061.62) + $200 GAP + $650 acquisition fee for total $31018.95.
  • dkny330

    You really got a great deal. I have a dealer in NE area quoting me III with Solar roof MSRP $28,580 and purchase price of $25,263. However, when I ask for lease payment at that buy price, sign and drive, they are still coming up with $340 a month. I have residual of $17,195. Money factor .00078. Not sure how to calculate what it really should be at that purchase price. But something doesnt add up. It should be closer to $300. It sounds like they are making the calculation at full MSRP. I will try another dealer.
  • dwynnedwynne Posts: 4,018
    I don't know what the incentives are like where you live, but here there is dealer cash but it can't be combined with the cheap loan or lease deals. So it is possible the selling price has to go up if you are leasing. I also don't know what the lease taxes are like where you are - here they tax the payment, some places tax the whole car. What about tags, title, and such? Also there is the $650 acquisition fee to be paid. Doc fee and other fees? If you just take your selling price, residual, bank fee, and rate you come up with $279.79 for a normal lease so a sign and drive would be $285 or so. That includes no taxes or these other fees. Add in taxes and some fees and you could hit $340, I suppose. Get the dealer to give you a detailed break down of where the money is going, then run the lease numbers for yourself.
  • dkny330dkny330 Posts: 31
    Hey easternguy

    Sounds like you got a good purchase price but the money factor seems high. I got .00020 which amounts to about .5% interest. My residual was at about 60% also - check out these two things especially the money factor - that could be the extra $30 or $40 a month that they are charging you. The money factors are set by Toyota so there shouldn't be any variation.
  • dwynnedwynne Posts: 4,018
    The MF can vary by region or by state, but also depends on the credit score of the lessee. The low MFs TFS uses and folks quote here are based on tier 1+ credit.

    Where I live, TFS shows .00075 as the Tier 1+ rate right in the offer. For NY, for example, they don't show the rate but you know it is REAL LOW based on the numbers they do show ($179 per month lease).
  • ocstevenocsteven Posts: 3
    I'm ready to purchase a 2010 Prius II with no extras. Current price in the forum is around $21,450, or around $750 below invoice. Toyota is also offering 2.9% APR for 60 months with 2 yr free maintenance. I'm wondering if the price on 2010s will drop further after the release of the 2011 model ? Should I go ahead and buy them now or wait till October ? Thanks for your input.
  • dwynnedwynne Posts: 4,018
    The old crystal ball question...

    Comes up in about every forum this time of year. The answer is we have no idea - it depends on how sales are doing and the supply on cars on hand. In June, they sold 10,998 Prius cars compared to June 2009's number of 12,998 (a drop of 15.4%), year to date 2010 is 66,039 compared to the 1st half of 2009's 55,751 (up 19.2%). In May they moved 14,248, so June is down a good bit. If they still have a lot of cars on the ground, then I would assume low prices and deals will continue -but we will not know July numbers until next month. A strong month of July could mean less incentives for next month.

    My advice is if you get a good deal you can live with, then get the car. There could always be better deals later, but there also could be fewer cars to choose from with the colors and options you want. If you have a trade, it will be worth less money once it is another model year older as well.
  • Just purchased a silver Prius III for $22,201 selling price.

    Detail -
    24,760 Vehicle Price
    279.00 clear bra
    299.00 theft protection
    -2,137.00 Preferred Customer discount
    -1,000.00 Self financing or cash discount
    22,201 Selling price

    With Tax just over $1000 and dealer handling of $499 I was out the door at just over $23,700.

    I'm pretty sure this was as good deal as they implied there was no profit and only helped increase their sales numbers.
  • rravinrravin Posts: 30
    Can anyone tell me what the August mf and residuals are for the Prius V. I live in Los Angeles and have tier 1 credit. Looking for 36mo and 12k
  • Hi,

    I am getting a below offer from a bay area dealer. Please suggest if I can do better than the below offer. Also what is the current M.F. for Toyota?

    2010 Toyota Prius IV with Solar Sun Roof. This model includes Solar Roof with Tilt/Slide Moonroof w/ Solar Powered Ventillation System and Remote Air Conditioning System, Voice Activated Screen DVD Navigation System, Bluetooth Technology, Integrated Back Up Camera and Safety Connect that includes Collision Notification, Stolen Vehicle Location, Emergency Assistance Button(SOS) , Roadside Assitance, Leather Seats w/ Lumbard Support on Driver Side and Carpet Floor Mat, JBL Stereo AM/FM MP3 6 Disc CD Changer w/ 8 Speaker, Smart Key System w/ Push Button Start and Keyless Remote System.

    The Internet /Fleet price is $29,242.00 after rebate plus tax & license.

  • Thank you Dwynne for a thorough response. Really appreciated !
  • Hey Greg,

    What city or dealership did you get this from?
  • My purchase was at Go Toyota in Centennial - on Arapahoe Rd. The whole buying experience went very smooth for me.
  • sibra74sibra74 Posts: 7
    Just leased a IV with Solar Roof, rear bumper applique, and mats

    - $0 down, 36 mo., 12k miles p/yr, $349 (tax and gap included).

    MF was .0009

    GAP was around $400 for the 36 month term. I didn't want this, but they requirred it to do the deal.

    I leased a level III with NAV in January before the recall issue and put $1500 down, same terms and was at $340 a month inc tax. Ended up selling it and got this one. I swear this one performs better and feels a lot more solid over my previous 2010 prius. I am thinking maybe better quality control has been implemeneted.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    Don't need nav but the pre-collision, lanekeep assist and parking assist is intriging. Anyone have opinions on whether it's worth 2k.
  • dstone4dstone4 Posts: 2

    I just got a quote form a dealer for a Prius III w/ Nav for $25,051 (includes destination, but not taxes/DMV fees).

    He said this was slightly under invoice. I've tried to do lots of research (on my 4th straight hour) but still can't figure out if this is a decent price or not. I'm gonna buy, not lease.

    Is this a good deal?
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    try truecar or overstock -- they will give you a fair price -- here in southern illinois got a price of 25051 on a IV msrp 27360. Still working on trade.
  • dstone4dstone4 Posts: 2
    I tried both truecar aand overstock, is it me, or are they basically the same website? Anyways, it says that I'm almost exactly at "average value". Does that mean there's likely a better deal out there if I look for one?
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    edited August 2010
    don't they give you dealer referrals with best prices? They do in my zip code.
    did 94401 and got dealers giving 2200 off base III.
  • dwynnedwynne Posts: 4,018
    And don't be afraid to try other ZIP codes as well :D . If no local dealers are giving nice prices then expand the search. Folks should try the Edmunds dealer referral system, carsdirect, zag (Overstock, AMEX, etc), and any other similar system that offers free and easy dealer pricing.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    Good advice !
  • mleomleo Posts: 10
    I am looking to lease my first hybrid, a 2010 Prius II.

    Can anybody tell me if the current lease deal on the Prius II available in my area is a good deal? It's $259 per mo., zero down, first payment due at signing, 36 mo., 12k mi. per year, no security.

    Can I do better or is this good enough to go in and get them to meet these terms?

    Here it is from their site-

    Lease a 2010 Prius for $259/Month for 36 Months $259 due at lease signing* Excludes official fees, taxes and dealer charges. No security deposit required.*

    *Due at signing includes $0 down, first $259 payment, and no security deposit. Tax, Tags, and Insurance are extra.

    Customer is responsible for excessive wear and excess mileage charges of $.15 per mile in excess of 36,000 miles. Your payment may vary based on final negotiated price.

    Prius Model 1223, MSRP $23,560.

  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    Sounds like a great deal to me -- if you like the prius -- I do. 1% of msrp before taxes is the gold standard. you are very close.
  • I purchased prius III Silver, with Tint and floor mats and dust guards for $23,068 in Dallas. OTD was $24,800. I think it's a pretty good deal considering that I also got 0% financing.
  • strike1strike1 Posts: 1
    Bought a pruis 4 with car mats and appearance package for 24600 cash in Kansas. Can anyone give mme a name or names to call for lowest extended warranty. My dealer will match any Toyota EW price, thanks
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