fl0w wrote:Hey maybe you all will have an opinion on this. I'm looking at used cars for school (specifically I want a used Prius):
Basically this is my first car purchase, so it's hard for me to gauge my "gut feeling" about things since i don't have a ton of experience.
I basically need to buy my car before the end of the month, since I'll be moving around August 12th (because you get better deals at month-end). That being said, I really only have about 7 days to find the right one. I've found one dealership that consistently has better pricing than others (that's where I'm going today).
The thing I'm struggling with is knowing what number should make me say "deal". Their pricing is already better than other dealers, so I'm already happy about that. Then that makes me feel like if I can pay 1k under sticker (including all taxes and fees) then I'll be happy... but maybe that's because I'm naive. I have 16k to spend. The most expensive car I'm looking at is 15k, and I'm hoping to get it for 13k-14k (bottom line after all taxes and fees). Does that sound sane?
Here's a couple I was looking at:
Thanks for any input you guys can provide!
I love the Prius, my dad has one and it's nothing like what I expected when he first told me he got one. I think it's definitely a good decision if you've got that much to spend. I would be a little wary of both of those, though. 43k and 50k on cars that are 2 and 3 years old?? that's a shit ton of miles. Toyotas are super reliable, but I would tend to think you could find a much better deal out there. If nothing else, newer carollas get 30+ mpg and I would bet you could get a find a pretty good price for lower mileage, just a thought...