Welcome to PriusChat

We'd love to have you join our community and participate in the conversation! Sign up for FREE today.

Sign Up
  1. TGB4 2014 Prius Convention Hotel Discounts are ending this week. Click for more information. All Access registration with personalized items ends Sept 1. Register now!

Financing: Am i getting a good deal?

Discussion in 'Dealers & Pricing' started by TwztdKitty, May 5, 2012.

Social Buttons

  1. TwztdKitty

    TwztdKitty New Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    N/A
    I checked out the C1 today at the New Rochelle Toyota dealership. They priced the C1 at $19935. The total after taxes and fees was $21,801.73. I have a 784 credit score and was told an interest rate of 4.33% was the best they could do. With $2000 down my monthly payments are going to be $317 for 72 months.

    Does this sound good, or should i do a bit more shopping around? They told me the C is selling for over MSRP because of the high demand.
  2. gps79

    gps79 New Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philadelphia, PA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    Other Non-Hybrid
    Model:
    N/A
    I would advise you to check with your bank or credit union. Personally I am in favor of credit unions, right now my credit union's rate for an auto loan is either 2.5% or 3.25%, depending on credit scores. Dealerships will not give you the best rate off the bat, you have to make them compete, they will usually beat any competitor's rate, but you have to show them the rate. I would search around, I think you can do better. Good luck! :cheer2:
  3. theprius

    theprius Junior Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    NY
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    III
    Its seems like any time you buy something in New York, the dealership always tries to overcharge, and I don't blame them.

    However I think you can get a better deal. I bought my Prius at MSRP when there were only 2 left on the lot and they were going 3000 over sticker after the tsunami. My credit score was slightly lower than yours and I got a 4.00% interest rate.

    If I could do it again I would buy my vehicle at Greenfield toyota in massachusetts. Troy set me up with a great deal on a warranty. After being coaxed into buying it for much more at the dealership against my better judgement. I actually said I wanted to shop around and they gave me a little better deal but not much. Ended up losing some $$ in that specific transaction at the original dealership.
    1 person likes this.
  4. cwerdna

    cwerdna Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,329
    Likes Received:
    1,930
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2006 Prius
    Model:
    N/A
  5. nitewolfgtr

    nitewolfgtr Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Owasso, OK
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius
    Model:
    Four
    I have 760+ credit score and bought a 2012 Prius 4 at 1.9% 60mos with toyota financial services back in march. I was only able to get after asking dealer if they could beat my offer from my USAA bank at 2.24%.
  6. massparanoia

    massparanoia Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    466
    Location:
    Virginia
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    ^They had the promo rates back then to help burn the rest of the 11's I think. I don't think TFS has those anymore. Capital one is 2.99 right now.
  7. andrewa

    andrewa New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    First time car buyer, and I was able to get my car for 3.5%. Plus @ MSRP...
  8. SinisterSpatula

    SinisterSpatula Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two
    Ok, I'm jealous. My first time car loan was at 26%. It's only now after many years of building my credit that I was able to get 2.3%. Your first car loan ever and your already at 3.5%? Life just isn't fair.
  9. massparanoia

    massparanoia Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    466
    Location:
    Virginia
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2011 Prius
    Model:
    Three
    ^26%? Usury laws must suck in Nevada.
  10. andrewa

    andrewa New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    38
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Two


    I could have also gotten later, but I wanted my 3 months of no payments. ^_^



    Plus, all rates are their lowest since. 1.9% or 2.9% is what people with established credit are getting.
    1 person likes this.
  11. SageBrush

    SageBrush Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    9,525
    Likes Received:
    1,841
    Location:
    Southwest Colorado
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Two


    Who cares what the dealer says.

    Penfed.org auto loan rate is 1.99%
  12. Valborg

    Valborg Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2012
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Virginia
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius c
    Model:
    Four
    I don't think C's are in such high demand that they should sell from over msrp. I suggest doing some more research and shop around to get a better deal. I know some places like USAA, Costco, and my bank, Navy Federal Credit Union have auto buying services that can help you locate the C you want for under msrp. Good luck in finding your C.
  13. hoddy4

    hoddy4 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2009
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    NC
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius v wagon
    Model:
    Three
    Bank of America would do 2.89% for 72 months a couple months ago with the same credit score. Just apply online.
Similar Threads: Financing getting
Forum Title Date
Gen III 2010+ Prius Main Forum Prices getting better on financing end... Jan 24, 2010
Prius c Main Forum What exactly happens at the financing dept? Jun 8, 2013
Toyota Prius Plug-in Couldn't resist the financing May 27, 2013
Dealers & Pricing 0% Toyota Financing -- April 2013 Apr 10, 2013
Gen III 2010+ Prius Main Forum Your opinion on financing... 2012 Honda Accord V.S. 2012 Prius Feb 25, 2013