2018 Prius Three for $23k?

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  1. Punkinann

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    I have to replace my 2006 Prius and am looking for a late 2017-2018 Prius Two or Three (want the donut spare, need 3 seats in the back for kids, willing to pay for blind spot monitor).

    The best prices on Toyota certified pre-owned cars that I can find locally are:
    2018 Prius Three with mysteriously only 1680 miles on it, only service was a tire replacement, for $23k.
    2018 Prius Two with 3500-9000 miles for $22k.

    Given that the 2019 Prius LE is $25k with the rebate, what would you pay for the above?
     
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    it's more of a philosophical thing to me. i would rather have new, so i would only pay 20k and 18k
     
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    Thanks! I wonder if the dealer would even consider 18k or 20k though; that's 25% less than the cost of the equivalent 2019 model for a certified pre-owned car. But on the other hand, I'm not great at bargaining, and the vehicles have been sitting on the lot for 3-4 weeks.
     
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    probably not. all you can do is try, if you're so inclined. when you have their bottom line, you make your decision.

    for some, a few thousand dollars is worth getting a used car, albeit barely used.

    a private party, if you could find one, would probably be less expensive than a dealer.
     
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    Without the Toyota Certified warranty.
     
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    exactly
     
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    An update:
    I offered $20k out the door for the 2018 Prius Three, The person I talked to said he'd ask his manager, then called back sometime later and said the 2018 Prius Three sold an hour after I called (after a month in the lot, what are the chances?).

    But they can offered to sell either a new 2019 LE for $22,100 before taxes,
    or a 2018 Prius Two with 33k mles for $20,200 before taxes.

    The other dealership I called had a 2018 Prius 2 with 33k miles for $21k and wouldn't negotiate on price.

    I'm inclined to buy new.
     
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    sounds pretty good
     
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    I'd buy new for that difference.
     
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    Ended up with a new LE for $21815 including the $1k rebate, $24,200 out the door. All-weather floor mats were included.

    Wish I could have gotten a Prime for probably the same price with the tax credits, but I needed 3 seats in the back.
     
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    congrats! all the best (y)
     
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