04 Prius Repair

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by TeeTee97, May 3, 2019.

  1. TeeTee97

    TeeTee97 Junior Member

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    Can anyone recommend a good Toyota Repair shop for my 04 Prius in the DC, MD or VA area? Thanks!!
     
  2. Prodigyplace

    Prodigyplace Senior Member

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    For a Toyota dealer Miller Toyota in Manassas has been my choice. For sales Sam Lee, a Gen 1 Prius owner is fantastic.
     
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  3. Prodigyplace

    Prodigyplace Senior Member

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    I drove 150 miles to buy my Gen 4 from Sam.
    My oldest son bought his 2 Prii from him and my younger one bought his Corolla from Sam.
    The price is less than local and the service superb! He also can deal a lot remotely if needed.
     
  4. JC91006

    JC91006 Senior Member

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    150 miles is a long way to go for a car. We're lucky in southern California we have dealers 10 miles apart or less. Most will compete for your business so you really don't have to drive too far to get a New car.

    Although I'm having a hell of time finding a dealer to discount the new RAV4 hybrid......
     
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  5. Prodigyplace

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    I actually looked at my local dealer first. It was during a stop-sell so I could not drive one. The salesman insisted Trim Two all had black interior. He would no t budge on his price even though I told him I was shopping for the best deal.

    He wanted me to tell HIM the price I would be happy with. I saved over $2K by driving 150 miles.

    After the local dealer messed up the first inspection, I drove the 150 miles for the wiring harness recall. If I cannot trust the local dealer to rotate tires & record what pressure they set, I was not going to trust them to perform a safety inspection of the wiring harness.

    By sons had already had good experience dealing with Sam by that time. We dealt a lot by email. I drove to see the car & buy if reasonable. Before we test drove, Sam spent over 30 minutes in the car demonstrating its features. We drove it, waited on PDI, & drove it home.
     
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