Dianne's SoCal 2017 PRIME thread for inventory & deals ... fall 2016

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  1. Civic4982

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    What a great experience buying from Dianne and her team there at Carson. Just got my Advanced on Tuesday night and have put a solid 300 miles on it already and really enjoying it on my commute.

    Thanks Dianne!


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    The best car buying experience I've ever had.
     
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    $1000 off already? wonder if Toyota might not be moving them as fast as expected.
     
  4. DianneWhitmire

    DianneWhitmire High PRIUStess

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    I think there is a certain measure of two things happening. That rebate is a national one. Not regional. Meaning, it's countrywide.
    I am selling these as fast as they are arriving. Tax credit and state money + carpool stickers drive demand here. But, we get 45% of all the prime across the entire country so we do need more + we get more.
    That said, there's a certain volume of vehicles Toyota needs to move before year-end that get a certain fuel economy... meaning the balance of fuel hungry Tundra and Sequoia and of course the SUVs like Highlander and 4Runner needs counterbalance from cars that get 50+ MPG. CAFE and EPA and all that. The 2 month stop-sale on all 2016 Prius we experienced with the brake clip issue didn't help matters.
    Giving the Prius and Prime a quick boost before the end of the year makes perfect sense to me. I only hope they continue that effort. In CA, rebate / low apr's isn't driving Prime demand. The car itself and the carpool lane needs are! I expect the demand to worsen (explode and increase a lot!!) once we get into 2017 and folks have time to plan for the tax credit to affect them positively.
     
  5. Finn101

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    Thanks Dianne for the update.

    I cant wait to drive my prime.

     
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  6. DianneWhitmire

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    DEC 12th update!
    Prime Deals: $1000 factory rebate OR rates as low as 0.9 apr for 60 months, and 1.9 for 72 months (OAC)... good thru 1/3/17.

    I already applied for the HOV decals on all my cars I could request them on... FYI! $22 bucks a pop.

    Currently available Prime HERE and COMING in this month and into very early January:

    PLUS:


    pearl white/black <- here now, see me for this!
    red/black

    Premium:
    pearl white/black - presold
    pearl white/moonstone - pre-sold

    silver/black
    gray/black
    gray/black
    titanium glow/black
    red/black
    blue magnetism/moonstone - pre-sold

    Advanced:

    Pearl white/black
    Silver/black - possibly pre-sold
    Gray/black <- here now, see me for this!
    Gray/black

    Best to email me at [email protected] to get things rolling.
     
  7. EV-ish

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    Hi Dianne,

    I've been wondering about the rebate and it's timing. Do you know for a fact that Toyota is currently behind either ZEV or CAFE targets ?
     
  8. tihsad

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    dianne if pre sold then i can claim the rebate on my 2016 taxes (4/15/2017) ?? or i have to wait till when I do 2017 (4/15/2018)? I dont get a check right? I just write it off when I do my taxes or do I acutually get a check back from Federal and State(CA)?? If i have to buy before the new year to claim now.. then a year later, I am thinking to jump on it now. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Federal tax incentives fall under the delivery date of the vehicle. I was trying to find a Prime Advanced before Dec 31st for the same reason you outlined but I had no luck.
     
  10. DianneWhitmire

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    DEC 18th update! (****This list will change with a new allocation on December 19, late in the day***)

    Prime Deals: $1000 factory rebate OR rates as low as 0.9 apr for 60 months, and 1.9 for 72 months (OAC)... good thru 1/3/17.

    I already applied for the HOV decals on all of our incoming cars FYI! $22 bucks a pop.

    Currently available Prime HERE and COMING in this month (December) and into very early January:

    PLUS:


    pearl white/black <- here now, see me!
    red/black

    Premium:
    pearl white/black - Pre-sold
    pearl white/moonstone - Presold

    silver/black
    gray/black
    red/black
    blue magnetism/moonstone - pre-sold

    Advanced:
    Pearl white/black - pre-sold
    Silver/black - presold
    Gray/black

    best to email me at [email protected] to get things rolling.
     
  11. DianneWhitmire

    DianneWhitmire High PRIUStess

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    Some of us :: koff :: have an advanced coming before year-end. Gray one.
    :D

     
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    DianneWhitmire High PRIUStess

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    The year in which you buy your car is the year you have the tax credit available to you.

     
  13. DianneWhitmire

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    I've more been surprised by the rebate and the low apr's and Toyota's lack of enthusiasm for this car's appeal to a lease crowd. But, it does make sense in CA that w/o HOV access after 2019, it's just another Prius out there, so to speak. Once someone else's taken the state cash incentive + the federal one, it's literally just another Prius off lease. :)

     
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  14. arctichaze

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    I gave in and accepted that I'm getting my tax incentives in 2017. I'm the one buying your Advanced White / Black coming in on the Jan 3rd ;)
     
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    Ahhh it's YOU! LOL.
     
  16. DianneWhitmire

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    DEC 19th update!

    Prime Deals: $1000 factory rebate OR rates as low as 0.9 apr for 60 months, and 1.9 for 72 months (OAC)... good thru 1/3/17.
    Some of these cars will arrive after 1/3/17. I expect the incentives to continue but cannot promise it.
    And, I already applied for the HOV decals on all of our incoming cars FYI! $22 bucks a pop.

    Currently available Prime COMING in a bit later this month (December) and into mid to late January:

    PLUS:

    Hypersonic Red/black
    Blue magnetism/moonstone

    Premium:
    pearl white/black
    pearl white/black
    pearl white/black - Pre-sold
    pearl white/moonstone - Presold

    silver/black
    gray/black
    gray/black
    red/black
    red/black
    blue magnetism/moonstone - pre-sold
    blue magnetism/moonstone
    blue magnetism/moonstone

    Advanced:
    Pearl white/moonstone
    Pearl white/black - pre-sold
    Silver/black - presold
    Silver/black
    Gray/black
    Blue magnetism/moonstone

    best to email me at [email protected] to get things rolling.
     
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  17. Finn101

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    what i dont understand is that if a person were to lease prime, Toyota would be the one getting the $4,500 fed credit, which would be applied to the residual of the car. Shouldnt this drop the monthly lease pricing on the prime?
     
  18. DianneWhitmire

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    why should that apply to the residual?
     
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    i could be wrong. i read it that other companies (VW) put it towards the residual.
     
  20. EV-ish

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    I don't know about TFS but e.g. Tesla applies the tax credit as a capital expense reduction. Think of it as Uncle Sam coming along the day of the lease and adding $4,500 to your down payment.

    So yes, the monthly payments are reduced, if all else stays the same.
     
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