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Scion xB Prices Paid and Buying Experience

lee_wlee_w Posts: 239
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  • teknogtiteknogti Posts: 2
    I am interested in purchasing a Scion xB. However, the dealership i went to stated that there is no negotiation with the price. They stated that the MSRP is the upfront price and they have adopted the same philosophy of saturn. No price haggling. Just pay what msrp states. Had anyone else negotiated price or told the same thing i have. I dont feel like paying msrp, knowing the vehicle value will go down as soon as i drive it off the lot and know that i am upside down already. All the other vehicles i have bought I bought at or below invoice price, which the dealer still made money due to the holdback.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,869
    No negotiation on prices for Scion. Any dealers not following this policy risk losing their future allocations of vehicles.
    If you do not want to pay MSRP then your choice is to buy a used Scion or some other make.
  • scootertrashscootertrash Posts: 698
    Actually... That's not exactly true, dealers have to sell for their "posted" prices, which are not always MSRP.
    It's illegal for a manufacturer to dictate what any dealer sells their product for.

    Each dealer can set their own price, which has to be posted and they won't play games.
    Scion does verify that dealers sell for the posted prices and are not negotiating.
    So, it still pays to shop around and compare dealers.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,869
    Is there any Scion dealer that sell for less than MSRP? Other than Carmax which sells for $3 to $7 less than MSRP?
  • teknogtiteknogti Posts: 2
    i guess i will not be spending 16k for a echo (scion) then. What a waste. (my opinion) Thanks for the info though.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,869
    xB is $14,165 with manual and $14,965 with auto. That is a significant difference in comparison to $16K. And what other $14,200 vehicle includes stability control, 160 watt stereo CD player w/ MP3, keyless entry, AC, antilock brakes, tilt wheel, power windows? I know of none.
    This vehicle needs no discounts to sell.
  • mpgmanmpgman Posts: 723
    The Elantra GT hatch with ABS, traction control, power sun roof, leather, trip computer, heated side mirrors, fog lights, 4 wheel discs, more HP, tilt wheel, driver side lumbar adjustment, MP3 6 speaker CD, cruise, power windows, mirrors and locks, variable intermittent front wipers and intermittent rear, etc., etc. With rebates you can get these in the $14 range with a 10 year warranty. And unlike the Xb, you get standard side air bags. No such option in the Xb.
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,869
    Elantra GT is a fine alternative. It does require rebates to meet the xB pricepoint though.
  • Maybe so, but I can't drive with two of my best friends (6'5",300 lbs & 6'6", 260 lbs)and myself (6'0", 240 lbs) in the Elantra and we can all sit comfortably in my 2005 xB!
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,869
    How much did you pay for your xB?

    Payload is 920 lbs on xB. If you have one more friend in your xB they can only be 120 lbs;)
  • I'm looking to get an Xa within a month. I have visited one local dealer who also would not budge on the MSRP. I'm going to try a few others than just go with the best buy. What about the accessories such as floor mats? Can I at least get these at invoice or are these prices not negotiable either? ....What about the $400+ destination charge? Is there any room for baragin with Scion's?

    Thanks for any info!!
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,869
    Accessories are available at reduced prices from many sources. is one of many sites on internet. Do a search for scion accessories using a search engine.
  • Are you guys able to negotiate the BS documents fee? THe local dealers want $299 here where one dealer in Lake City, Florida under $50. Some places even charge up to $600. Any tips on fighting this fee??

  • roberta3roberta3 Posts: 1
    After visiting two dealerships in person, and three others via e-mail, NONE will do any negotiating on price of vehicle and options. Best we could do was one free oil change after promotional three being offered. Caution with dealers offering free "lifetime" oil changes--cost is added in when you bring in the vehicle for scheduled maintenance. Was told that failure to bring in for scheduled maintenance could void warranty! Am still checking around, but it doesn't look hopeful even though here in Southern California with a multitude of dealers to choose from.
  • scootertrashscootertrash Posts: 698
    News Flash:
    -The whole Scion Concept is that dealers don't negotiate- at all.
    -Three free oil changes are included in all Scions
  • mydingomydingo Posts: 4
    First let me say, I just bought my xB last Sunday and I am really pleased with the fun factor. What you hear about the no-negotiation is not exactly true. If you look at the sticker on the car you will see that the MSRP is around $13,800 plus a $499.00 service, prep, handling charge. The dealer price is about $14,299 or so. Than you start adding the dealer prep ($699) misc items that they do to the car and the next thing you know it around $15,058. Buy the time you get out of there you're at about $16,985. The dealer may not be able to change the MSRP price but mine waived the $699.00 and threw in free tints,mats, 3 full tanks of gas and 3 details. You get the 3 oil changes for free anyway with all scions. I don't think thats a bad deal for an even $16,000 out the door. At first I was concerned about the price, but in Florida these things are selling so fast they get what they ask for. It took 3 hours of wheeling and dealing to drop the $1000 of the price. I think the time to shop is at the end of the month. You should try to find the salesman which has not met his quota for the week or the month. Remember that supply and demand will dictate whether your dealer will negotiate the OTD price. Good Luck.
  • lee_wlee_w Posts: 239
    This is great information. Thank you for sharing your experience!
  • mydingomydingo Posts: 4
    How can you compare the Elantra to the xBoxx? They are two completly different vehicles. The Elantra is a CAR and the xBoxx is a VAN. You should be making the comparison with the $20,000 Plus Honda Element. I think the xBoxx is in the family of "special" autos like the VW Beetle, Mini Coopers, and the PT Cruisers. Its not about how expensive or cheap they are, its about their "characters" as autos.

  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,869
    xBoxx? Xbox is a video game console by Microsoft.

    Considering function and cost the xB is a 4 passenger 2WD economy car $13-$15K price range. It's competitors are economy cars.
    The xb is not a van, it is not a truck, it is an economy car. And as a side not I've not seen anyone driving an xB in my area that is under the age of 35. Sales manager at local dealership said xB are selling based on Toyota reputation for reliability and quality, utility (amount of space) and number #1 purchase consideration is COST. They sell them despite their looks, not due to their looks.

    How much did you pay for your economy car?
  • moparbadmoparbad Posts: 3,869
    In IL an xB with automatic may be purchased for $14,995 wfreight included with only addtional fees the $53 doc fee and tax, title and license.
    The doc fees and prep fees charged in the southern states is a complete ripoff.
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