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Old 04-14-2021, 09:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2006 Prius near me for $1,700.

I posted this here:
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It is at that questionable dealership. It looks good. As I understand it, I show up when they open, show enough cash to make the purchase, ask how much it would be out the door, and take it for a test drive. I would plug in my OBD-II reader, test-drive it to the nearest shop that can look at it, see if it is worth buying, and if I go through with it, go directly to Hatch Toyota, do not pass go, do not collect $200. If the Toyota technicians find dealbreakers I try to get my money back.

How much do you guys think the dealership fees would be? What problems do you think the dealership may be trying to hide?
https://showlow.craigslist.org/ctd/d...303388009.html

The private-party blue book value in good condition is $3,582, so in theory I could have $1,887 in dealership fees and come out ahead.

Sale-Tax.com says the sales tax in that ZIP is 9.43%, so tax would be at least $159.84.

Their site says they are out of the office until Thursday. Apparently they don't have the staff to stay open and pick up new inventory.
JSH indicated he expected it to cost around $2,000 or more. I made sure it was there while running errands. Here are the dealer's pictures:













It has 231,309 miles.

Can anyone tell me which shot they left out and what is different between the last two pictures?
These are the pictures they didn't take:


Just kidding! That is a 2007 for sale that I passed on the way. It has half as many miles and they want three times as much for it, but since it is private party that would be more like twice--and I could take it to the dealership before buying it.

This is the $1,700 one!


Well, we seem to have an explanation for that price!

I don't know that the hood is worse than either of my cars', although it would definitely benefit from a new bumper. I got CarFax and AutoCheck cheap. Both show a clear title, but oddly, each owner had it for significantly shorter than the previous. The original owner had it for 11 years and 5 months; I think someone flipped it, it was sold twice in 11 days. Someone owned it for 2 years and 4 months and then 11 months.

I think that fourth owner traded it in and somehow this dealership bought it from that one.

Here is a $150 bumper in Phoenix:


They also want $150 for the hood, but I think that I can pull out those dents.

Hopefully the hood opens and closes well enough!

Hopefully everything else checks out, too!

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