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Buck
06-10-2009, 04:45 PM
My Mom is buying a new Scion tC today and I asked her if she was confident enough to haggle by herself, and apparently you can't haggle for a Scion. What you see is what you pay.

Does anyone else know this to be true?

She called it Pure Pricing or something like that.

Rain Man
06-10-2009, 04:51 PM
I'm not sure you'll get anyone on here to admit owning a Scion.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-10-2009, 04:52 PM
as far as I have heard, that is true. It's similar to Saturn's model.

Buck
06-10-2009, 04:53 PM
Whats wrong with owning a Scion?

I know plenty of people here own Toyota's and Honda's

I even think Scion is maybe Toyota.

Rain Man
06-10-2009, 04:54 PM
Scions are fine, but pretty much everyone here drives Italian exotics.

pikesome
06-10-2009, 04:56 PM
Whats wrong with owning a Scion?

I know plenty of people here own Toyota's and Honda's

I even think Scion is maybe Toyota.

My understanding is that Scion is Toyota's "hip" name plate, an attempt to get younger buyers into the Toyota family.

I had read an article that mentioned that one of Honda's and Toyota's concerns is that they aren't cool anymore. Parents and old folks buy them.

Buck
06-10-2009, 05:00 PM
Scions are fine, but pretty much everyone here drives Italian exotics.

Ahh okay, thanks for clearing that up.

Buck
06-10-2009, 05:01 PM
My understanding is that Scion is Toyota's "hip" name plate, an attempt to get younger buyers into the Toyota family.

I had read an article that mentioned that one of Honda's and Toyota's concerns is that they aren't cool anymore. Parents and old folks buy them.

My mom is about to turn 50...Maybe their strategy is going to backfire.

milkman
06-10-2009, 05:03 PM
My mom is about to turn 50...Maybe their strategy is going to backfire.

:doh!:

Rain Man
06-10-2009, 05:04 PM
My mom is about to turn 50...Maybe their strategy is going to backfire.


As a 46 year-old bald man, I can share that I get paid every month by hip and cool companies to not buy their products. Apparently I damage their brand.

2bikemike
06-10-2009, 05:04 PM
My daughter bought a Scion TC it was her first car. And when she bought they wouldn't deal. What you see is what you get. BTW it has been a great car for her.

I thought things might change with the tough time dealers are facing but I guess not.

pikesome
06-10-2009, 05:05 PM
My mom is about to turn 50...Maybe their strategy is going to backfire.

Even funnier (or sad depending) is that Scion started out as small/inexpensive/distinctive cars that you could get factory "after-market" parts. They've gotten bigger, more expensive and less poor, hip college student friendly every year since.

mikeyis4dcats.
06-10-2009, 05:08 PM
yeah, I've heard the base car is reasonable, but they have TONS of add on options that add up quick.

Sure-Oz
06-10-2009, 05:31 PM
Tell her to get a used accord or something...

I had my 2001 Accord totalled and recently got a 4 door v6 2007 accord ex-l with navi and 29k for 17.5 it was listed at $23k. Fully loaded, best purchase ev3r.

Buck
06-10-2009, 05:33 PM
Tell her to get a used accord or something...

I had my 2001 Accord totalled and recently got a 4 door v6 2007 accord ex-l with navi and 29k for 17.5 it was listed at $23k. Fully loaded, best purchase ev3r.

This is a brand new 2009 Scion tC 4 cylinder, 2 door

$21K total (including interest over the life of the loan)

Sure-Oz
06-10-2009, 05:47 PM
This is a brand new 2009 Scion tC 4 cylinder, 2 door

$21K total (including interest over the life of the loan)

It all is up to what she wants, i HAD to get a car and got a great deal. More than likely going to get a good one if you look for a used one. 21k isnt bad but i wouldnt buy a scion with it, jmho....they are good cars i heard, i believe toyotas My loan was 4.9 and i put 10k down so it wont be long before i pay it off

Mr. Flopnuts
06-10-2009, 05:53 PM
Hit up Jake Plummer and see what he thinks. He just wrecked one a couple of years ago. LMAO

stlchiefs
06-10-2009, 05:56 PM
Scions are fine, but pretty much everyone here drives Italian exotics.

or apricot BMWs :p

Bacon Cheeseburger
06-10-2009, 05:59 PM
Hit up Jake Plummer and see what he thinks. He just wrecked one a couple of years ago. LMAO
I thought that was a Honda Element.

Infidel Goat
06-10-2009, 06:04 PM
Seriously, just email the internet sales leader at the three or four nearest dealers asking them for the out the door price (minus tax and title) of the specific model that you want.

Tell them you will buy from the dealer with the lowest price by the end of the week (or whenever you plan to buy).

That's the easiest way to learn if anyone will bargain with you. If nobody will play ball, you can just buy from the nearest dealer.

If some of the dealers come in with different numbers, you can give the nearest dealer the opportunity to match the best offer...

No long in person haggling, but they know they'll have to play ball if they want your business.

Mr. Flopnuts
06-10-2009, 06:06 PM
I thought that was a Honda Element.

I think you're right. One of those UHaul box cars.

Bacon Cheeseburger
06-10-2009, 06:09 PM
I think you're right. One of those UHaul box cars.
Yep, it's not like there's a whole lot of difference in the two, they both look like toasters with wheels.

Mr. Flopnuts
06-10-2009, 06:11 PM
Yep, it's not like there's a whole lot of difference in the two, they both look like toasters with wheels.

LMAO Leggo my Eleggo.

milkman
06-10-2009, 06:13 PM
I think you're right. One of those UHaul box cars.

The Honda Element looks like a high top tennis shoe.

Mr. Flopnuts
06-10-2009, 06:16 PM
The Honda Element looks like a high top tennis shoe.

And you can wash the inside with a garden hose!!!!!!