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2004-2009 Toyota Prius Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • fseaverfseaver Posts: 13
    You won't be sorry. Ive had mine 6 months now. Took test drive in the high Sierras, handled just great. Purchased from San Luis Opispo Toyota
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    Does $24,149 seem like a fair price for a package #2 given current market conditions, or should I hold out for a better deal?

    Have fun actually getting one. In my State it's a 6 month wait no matter what dealer you go to.
    Fact is the Prius can command MSRP or more. If you are getting it for $300 under MSRP then at this time it's a good deal. Next year when the new Prius comes out as well as the Honda Hybrid and the new batch of diesels it might get better.
    But if you have to buy now and you can find an actual car, it sounds reasonable compared to MSRP and a 6 month wait.
  • Thanks for the words of encouragement. I think I want to get one now before interest rates go up and the value of my gas guzzler goes down even further. I rented a prius from Hertz and drove from Santa Barbara to Reno NV. I absolutely loved it, got 48 mpg even through the sierras.
  • I am getting quote for a brand new 2008 Prius package 6 Touring in Driftwood Pearl:

    MSRP: $29,000.00
    +Doc Fee: $55.00
    +State Tax: $2,397.04
    +DMV: $268.00
    +CA Tire Tax: $8.75_______
    Total OTD: $31,728.79

    This is @ BayArea California. I guess it quite lot, what do you guys say?

    Also from other dealer:
    2008 Prius Package 2 in the Magnetic Gray
    OTD will be $26,875

    I don't like Magnetic gray color. Also, I thought getting a 2008 Prius will be lot cheaper. I don know....

    2009 Prius - Package #5 price this out at $28,723

    Other dealer quoted:
    Package #2 - includes cruise control, heated outside mirrors, 15-in. 6-spoke alloy wheels with trim rings, tonneau cover, seatback pockets, AM/FM CD with six speakers, auxiliary audio jack and MP3/WMA playback capability, Smart Key System [1], backup camera [2] and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) [3] $24869

    Package #4 - includes cruise control, heated outside mirrors, 15-in. 6-spoke alloy wheels with trim rings, tonneau cover, seatback pockets, Smart Key System [1], backup camera [2], Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) [3], anti-theft system and auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® [4] universal transceiver JBL® AM/FM 6-disc in-dash CD changer with nine speakers in seven locations, auxiliary audio jack, MP3/WMA playback capability, satellite radio capability [5] and hands-free phone capability via Bluetooth® [6] wireless technology, and High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and integrated fog lamps $26874

    Package #5 - includes cruise control, heated outside mirrors, 15-in. 6-spoke alloy wheels with trim rings, tonneau cover, seatback pockets, Smart Key System [1], backup camera [2], Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) [3], anti-theft system and auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® homelink] universal transceiver, JBL® AM/FM 6-disc in-dash CD changer with nine speakers in seven locations, auxiliary audio jack, MP3/WMA playback capability, satellite radio capability [5] and hands-free phone capability via Bluetooth® [6] wireless technology, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and integrated fog lamps, and voice-activated DVD navigation system [7] $27574[*]

    Package #6 - includes cruise control, heated outside mirrors, 15-in. 6-spoke alloy wheels with trim rings, tonneau cover, seatback pockets, Smart Key System [1], backup camera [2], Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) [3], anti-theft system and auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink® [4] universal transceiver, JBL® AM/FM 6-disc in-dash CD changer with nine speakers in seven locations, auxiliary audio jack, MP3/WMA playback capability, satellite radio capability [5] and hands-free phone capability via Bluetooth® [6] wireless technology, High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and integrated fog lamps, voice-activated DVD navigation system [7], and leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel
    $28844

    One another dealer quoted: 1. Base Prius--$23,943
    2. Package #2 (HG)--vehicle skid control, smart entry system, rear camera, and audio with MP3 input jack-- $24,518
    3. Package #4 (HK)--Package #2 + foglamps, HID headlamps, 6 CD changer with JBL speakers and Bluetooth technology, alarm system and Homelink--$26,523
    4. Package #5 (NL)--Package #4 + navigation system--$27,223
    5. Package #6 (NW)--Package #5 + leather seats--$28,493

    As for the Touring Package, they come in 1 package:

    1. Touring Package #6 (NR) Includes: JBL AM/FM 6-Disc CD Changer, 9 Speakers in 7 Locations, Aux Audio Input Miniplug, MP3/WMA Playback Capability, and Hands-Free Phone Capability via Bluetooth; Vehicle Stability Control; Backup Camera; Smart Key System; Anti-Theft System; Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with HomeLink, navigation system, leather seats--$29,513

    Sorry to post this very lengthy post :-(
  • Sounds about right. I know my pkg 6 was just over 31k in Early August when it came in. I have 4,000 miles on it already. I think I am getting the car free with the savings from the suv that I gave up. I think you will love it. I already have a deposit on a 2010.
  • Any thoughts on the relative value of a new 2008 and a new 2009 Prius at this time of year (October)? 2009s have a higher sticker price (by about $500), but a 2008 is a year old now in some ways (i.e., if you sold it in a few years a 2009 would be worth more than a 2008, regardless of miles driven).

    Thanks
  • joobeejoobee Posts: 2
    I live in northern ca and I am shopping for a new prius-base model. So far I have been quoted msrp of 24,000. But when I look at the base msrp on the toyota website it states 21,500. I understand there is a destination charge of $720ish, however I can't seem to justify the other amount. This is my first new car buying experience and I want to be able to negotiate without feeling like a moron. Anyone purchase one recently?
  • Check out Ron Cooper at Concord Toyota, 1090 Concord Avenue, Concord, CA 94520. He quoted me - on paper - $700 below dealer invoice on a Prius with the #6 package; forget that MSRP number. In my opinion, the Prius isn't that special when you consider the premium price tag and the replacement cost of batteries. Just alot of green-hype and there are plenty of other options that will also do the job.

    I drove the Prius and it is a nice car. Just not sure for the price I want to drive around on a car that seems like it has doughnuts for wheels after having driven an SUV for years. I am checking out all options before I buy.

    Ron is a great guy, a straight talker, and there is absolutely no pressure. Good luck - Victoria
  • Don't pay MSRP for a prius. You can negotiate the price. I have gotten dealers to go as much as 1.3K under MSRP.

    Yesterday, I went to Fairfield Toyota (near the Bay Area in CA)and negotiated it down to 23,775$ + tax..etc.
    I decided to think about it and left.

    So, today the salesperson "Tito" calls and tells me they can still do the deal. I was cautious because I thought they were just trying to pull me in to renegotiate. I told him I'd only go in if we could do the same deal as what we negotiated the night before. I called him back 30 min later just to confirm that the deal was done since the drive is about an hour from where I was.

    So, when I get there, I knew something was up when Tito greeted us and was hiding behind the salesdesk for 10 minutes. He comes out and says I can only give it to you for MSRP. I was pissed and left promptly.

    Horrible Experience. I don't like the fact that he blatantly lied twice to me over the phone. Would never go there again.
  • amg61amg61 Posts: 15
    Anyone getting the 2009 Prius in the northeast for anything less than MSRP? What are best prices recently including Touring Package #6.

    Also, I see package #6 inlcudes Bluetooth capability, but is there an extra charge to actually have the bluetooth set-up? I saw an invoice from a friend with package #6 that also had a $299 Bluetooth Handsfree Phone System charge added on? Thanks.
  • chutistchutist Posts: 33
    700 Below INVOICE????

    Really? Below MSRP I'd believe but below INVOICE...wow :surprise:

    I haven't seen anything close to invoice much less BELOW. I have an offer of 750 of MSRP on an 09 but that's the best I've seen...

    Anybody else seeing pricing like this in California? :confuse:

    I'm doing trade-off's between other small gas savers...If the price were lower the Prius might be the right choice. ;)
  • amg61amg61 Posts: 15
    My original post was questioning Prius prices in the Northeast, not California. I am trying to get an idea about price competitiveness in the New York, New England area. Up until the last month or so, these have been selling at MSRP and higher, as much as 2000 above MSRP, but with the economy changing and the price of oil and gas coming down, I am seeing some inventory not selling as fast. Just wanted to hear if anyone is able to negotiate better on these cars in the Northeast, specifically with package #6.
    Thanks.
  • chutistchutist Posts: 33
    This forum is a little hard to follow but I wasn't responding to you.

    If you look at the heading on my post you'll see I was responding to "victorias1" post number 1697. ;)
  • amg61amg61 Posts: 15
    cool. sorry about that.
  • kkriskkris Posts: 3
    Please let me know if this is a good deal for 2009 Prius Package #2:
    Vehicle Base Model: 23375
    Package #2: 575
    Destination charge: 720
    Documentation fee: 88.50
    State and local taxes: 1233.5
    Total license and fees: 271
    Total Price: 26263

    The above invoice is from Des Moines area IA.
  • kkriskkris Posts: 3
    Please let me know if this is a good deal for 2009 Prius Package #2: The invoice is from Des Moines area IA.

    Vehicle Base Model: 23375
    Package #2: 575
    Destination charge: 720
    Documentation fee: 88.50
    State and local taxes: 1233.5
    Total license and fees: 271
    Total Price: 26263

    Please let me know if there is anywhere I can negotiate. I need to buy the vehicle this week.
  • Here's what I was offered in Southern CA this past weekend:

    Super White Package 6 w/grey leather int:

    MSRP: $28,884
    invoice price: $26,765

    sale price: $27,400
    doc fee: $55
    tax: $2,265
    title: $230
    ca tire: $8.75

    OTD: $29,958.75

    GOOD DEAL ANYONE?
  • iluvnyiluvny Posts: 1
    I got a quote for pkg. 6 grey 09 for $28,844 in NY (supposedly $1200 discount from MSRP) so sounds like your deal is pretty good by NY standards. I declined the offer and am waiting to see if they counter- esp. since gas came down from almost $5/gal to now $4.20 around here. Just got back from PA and paid $2.63/gal- ugh NY taxes!!
  • amg61amg61 Posts: 15
    Actually, I don't think that quote of $28,844 is below MSRP. If your quote is for the Base, NON-Touring Prius with package #6, MSRP is actually $28,645.
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,092
    A large national newspaper would like to speak with consumers who have purchased a hybrid within the past year or two. If you have a hybrid, please respond to [email protected] with your daytime contact information and what hybrid vehicle you own no later than October 30.
  • Just got home with my 2009 Prius
    Package #2
    (Toyota dealer in SF Bay Area - Peninsula)

    Car - $23,300
    Tax - $1,922
    Doc - $55
    License - $263
    TOTAL - $25,540

    Did I get a good deal. Anyone else have better numbers in the San Francisco Bay Area?
  • I'm in the Seattle area and am about to submit a request to my local dealers for a price quote. In general, it seems that because of low gas prices and the state of the economy, prices have fallen from MSRP+ to somewhere between Invoice - MSRP. Has anyone been successful in getting an Invoice deal? I'm thinking about waiting for 2010 model, but am considering pulling the trigger now while car sales are low in hopes of getting a bargain...
  • ">right now I've found there is NO good deals on the Matrix, Honda Fit, or any in those catagories.Because of fuel they are the hottest cars around. I just got "doubled teamed" went in to buy the Matrix basic didn't have the color I wanted next ting I knew 2 guys (step up from saleman) was telling me numbers so fast my head was swimming. All I wanted over the basic was cruise control (which I read on this site can be added) and I wanted to get the bottom line sale number so I could both think about the upgrade and YES compare but said I must sign for some reason (can't remember). My brother-in-law had the same pressure from Chevy's.I love the car but feel I was forced into the deal < :sick: :sick:
  • 3c33c3 Posts: 74
    What does that have to do with Prius?
  • If you are set on buying a Prius, I would go for the '09. $500 is pretty cheap to pay for a newer model. You would recoup that easily on the resell value.
  • Hey guys, I am currently an HCH owner looking to upgrade. I am seriously considering selling my Civic and picking up a new Prius. I like the extra space and body style of the Prius. Any former HCH owners, or other people with opinions have advice?
  • I look back on the day in Nov.'03 when my wife & I committed to purchasing our '04 Prius and I remember the ominous warnings that so many nay-sayers were screaming so persistantly not to be fooled by the hybrid myth. Well, it's been 95 K miles and I can't imagine a better decision in all my car buying years. The price back then was $20,563.00 and worth every cent. I did try to whittle down the price with no leverage. Back then you were almost laughed at if you tried to get a reduction in price. I even tried to get them to throw in the rugs at no cost. The salesman said, once again, "Nope!" I realized that if I wanted the Prius I would have to accept it that ...."Here's the price ...Take it or I've got ten people who will." As to the car's reliability and those notorious batteries all I can say is balony!! The car is exceptional in all aspects. You wanna know what I like best besides the great milage and the quality of the car. It's the fact that my '04 Prius looks just like the '09 Prius and I think it's true of the 2010 too, or so I've heard. That was unexpected back in '04.
    One last thing..I remember through these last 5 years how much I enjoyed watching gas-guzzling SUV's loading up their gas tanks to the tune of $100 bucks plus while I usually put in $20 plus bucks. It gave me a sense of ..."sure glad I wised up." One great hybrid car!
  • I had a 03 HCH, and just yesterday bought a 08 Prius with 17,000 miles on it for $19,900. I loved my HCH, but the wife had an accident in it and totaled it. :cry: Like I said, I only bought the Prius yesterday (11/22/08), but so far I really like the cars ride and all the little extras like the back up camera, integrated I-pod port, and the smart key. I've always really liked the Toyota Hybrid system. Hopefully, I can get the same MPG out of the Prius as I did the HCH, which was around 45 MPG. :)
  • You will get every bit of 45MPG , but I would guess about 48 to 50. Enjoy your new toy they are fun. :) :) :)
  • I purchased a 05 prius on ebay not knowing anything about this model except the price I got it for was $10500 with 100300 miles on it. knowing a toyota with that milage means its just broken in .. this thing is fully loaded to my surprise. can toyota build a car with engineering nobody else can touch. let alone no recalls
    speaking of recalls vw is coming out with one called 2+2 can you imagine the amount of visits to the dealership to get it fixed..
    the only complaint is the nav disk update is a bit pricey when google give it for free
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