Brand New or Year old New

selling

#1

I am about to buy a Toyota Prius. The question is a 2007 for 22500 or an 08 for 23000? Is $500 an appropriate discount for a year old new car?


#2

I would buy the 2008 Prius. A 2007 becomes one year old when the 2008 automobiles appear. Even if you plan to run the car into the ground, if insurance would have to replace the car in a couple of years, the 2008 would be worth more than the 2007.


#3

Get the one you can get the best price on. Is that $500 AFTER you negotiated a deal??? It really doesn’t matter if you keep the vehicle many years. If you plan on selling it in 2-3 years then get the 2008.


#4

The $500 difference is best price on two identical cars (except for color) with one being an 07 on the lot and the other an 08 that will arrive in 2 weeks. We like the 08 color (Blue) better but could live with the black 07 .


#5

If the difference is only $500, take the new one.

Black cars get REALLY hot when parked in the sun, which works the AC harder, which works the engine harder, which uses more fuel.


#6

On hot, trendy, popular cars, buy the 2008 model. $500 is not a big enough discount to accept a year old model. If it was a Cavalier, the mark-down would be closer to $3500.

Some dealers are now well stocked with Prius models, so shop around for a better price…