New car quote too good to be true?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by dbullock, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. dbullock

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    So.. I'm searching dealers in my area and of course everyone is coming back with MSRP and a 5-7 month wait period. I just received an emailed quote from a local dealer saying they sell a lot of Prii, there wait time is only 30-60 days AND the quote on package #4 is $2000 below MSRP!

    I'll be inquiring more about it of course :)

    Is this dealer for real?

    Dan
     
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    Fairfax ----- Let me know what you find out.
    Im' on the dealers loooonnnng list in Charlottesville, VA.
     
  3. dbullock

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    How long is loooonnnng?
     
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    Sounds like they will want a $1000 retainer which is NON-refundable. Have everything in writing. This sounds v. fishy to me. Probably your instint tells you the same thing or else you wouldn't doubt it too, right?
     
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    Which dealer is this, If I might ask. You can name dealers, just not salespersons in here..I don't know of any dealership in this area that is charging under MSRP for a Prius. In fact the closest I've seen is Lustine Toyota and they are charging $670 over MSRP. I know it's not them though because they don't have a waiting list. They are first come, first serve. That's why I got my Prius the same day I was looking for one. They happened to have one sitting in front not sold. They had two last Saturday morning when I took mine in for service, but they were sold when I went back to pick mine up in the afternoon. Is this Koon's Toyota you're talking about...if so, they definitely don't sell for under MSRP.
     
  6. TonyPSchaefer

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    Considering the Prius has a waiting list across the country, I would say it's too good to be true. But once you show me, I'll be a believer.
     
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    The bad news is that the prices were incorrect and they are actually around MSRP.

    The good news is that another dealer has a Silver package #4 available right now on his lot. I have until Tuesday to decide if I want it. We're also getting an '05 Sienna but I'm still debating on whether to wait on the Prius.

    Skipper, were you looking for a Silver #4? If I don't take it I'll let you have the car.

    This same dealer, with the car available, said he gets 20-30 Prii a month. Just yesterday I watched 9 being delivered.

    Dan
     
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  9. dbullock

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    The wife's wishes comes first :)

    The really difficult decision is that we have a '97 Camry in ok condition and a '98 Montero Sport. I really hate shelling out 25k when I don't -have- to. I'm honestly still on the fence. I love the car but the -must have- is not there. I'd hate to get it only to have buyers remorse later. But, I'll probably give in like I do on most things I find to have a high coolness factor.

    If only Toyota had a hybrid minivan!

    Dan
     
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    paprius4030 My first Prius

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    When is the hybrid mini-van coming? Any updates?
     
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    I'm not aware of any plans for a hybrid minivan.
     
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    It was announced here about a month or so ago along with a NICE pic of the mini van
     
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    How long is loooonnnng?

    I've been on the list since August and am now ablut #20 so I have been told to expect delivery hopefully in February.
     
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