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Bought a New(er) Car Today

December 2nd, 2012 at 03:42 pm

It is a 2012 Toyota Prius III. We bought it for $22000. Its MSRP was a little above $24K but as my good buddy bought her Camry Solara at the same lot earlier in the week we received a 9% discount. We are not the first owners but the vehicle has under 9500 miles. And the previous owner is local so no Frankenstorm Sandy rejects.

We arrived at the lot with an eye to purchasing the advertised 2010 Toyota Prius III with 24K miles as it was within our budgeted amount. This one, not so much in the budget but I can sell our current car for $800. We did not buy the 2010 Prius as it had already been sold: absolutely no bait and switch though. My spouse said that before I mentioned my friend bought her new car here we were offered $22K as the dealership specializes in European luxury vehicles and the discount is an incentive to move the vehicle out from the lot.

A Yelp review is pending: we had excellent service and I owe my friend a gas card or something nice in exchange for getting a good deal. She told us that the car dealer ship has salaried workers who are laidback, but one does not get to negotiate unless one owns the dealership.

My nerves are frayed right now from test-driving and shelling out for the car. I am going "gakgakgakgak" like the aliens in Tim Burton's film "Mars Attacks!"

4 Responses to “Bought a New(er) Car Today”

  1. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Sounds like a great deal! I detest car lots and negotiating..do good for you for finding a deal you are happy with and can put the whole purchasing experience behind you!

  2. Homebody Says:

    I detest them too! My new to me Camry had under 28'000 on a 2006 Camry. Picking up the one I had before. DH will be driving cross country to give to our middle daughter whose 2000 Honda Accord is ready to die. I did do a bit of dickering...hey I am getting old...managed to shave another $500 off Labor Day sale price...trade in from an old couple who bought a 2012 Camry.

  3. snafu Says:

    1st, get Prius insured, just one quick phone call! Enjoy your new ride. Let us know it's best features

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Snafu my husband just insured it. He found it painless, my butt is so candyfloss I opted to clean up after dinner rather than make the phone call to the insurer. The policy is for less than I thought!

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