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Toyota Prius 2010 Prices Paid Out the door

Actual prices paid for the 2010 Toyota Prius. Found in various car buying forums, aggregated here for your viewing pleasure.

(8/15/2009) 2010 Prius III Blizzard Pearl with Navigation and Carpets for $25,000 (plus tax, Doc, and DMV fees), -$4,500 pre-tax Cash for Clunker and -$100 post-tax scrap value. The car’s MSRP is $25970 and invoice is $24,418.

Prius II, silver at Quality Toyota in Corona So Cal, MSRP $22750, floor mats $200, bluetooth $299, bumper protect..$69, total $23318, got $500 off for Costco member, price come down to $22818, minus $4500 clunker rebate plus 8.75% Tax $1607, Govt fee $358, Doc fee $55,

Out of door $20339

blizzard white package II for $22870 (plus ttl & $99 processing fee) from fitzgerald toyota in gaithersburg. added options are floormats ($200) and the bumper scratch protector thingy ($69).

Blizzard White with Package II for $22,650 not including TTL, but which included floormats. MSRP here is $22,000 + $750 (dest) + ($220 paint) + $200 (floormats) = $23,170.

2010 Prius Package II the day I called from Luther Toyota (Golden Valley) Minneapolis. The car cost (incl destination): $22,650. Tax, title and doc fee was extra.

Prius V with Nav on 6/29 from City Toyota in the Bay Area for $28,888. MSRP was $30,020.

Source: Edmunds

Prius report 23,000 miles


My 2008 Prius just rolled over 23,000 miles today. I’ve had the car for over a year now (1 yr 1 month) and I haven’t had any serious problems yet although I do have a few quibbles.

First, the power button on my radio is semi-broken. Every once in a while I can’t turn the radio off from the center console because it must have a bad wiring connection somewhere. If you pound on the center console firmly the on/off button will work again. I definitely need to get this issue fixed before the car goes off warranty and the radio button breaks permanently.

On a positive note, pre-paid maintenance has been great. I take my care into the dealership, I give them a voucher, and then a few hours later I get the car back but I don’t have to pay a dime. I’m not fully convinced I saved any money. The Prius only requires oil changes for the first several thousand miles (I think 15,000?) but according to the invoices the average cost of an oil change at my dealership costs about $40 is about 20 minutes if you get there early.

Considering the cost of an oil change that seems way more than the invidial small services.

One bonehead move on my part: for my first oil change I had a gift voucher from the dealership to get my first oil (5,000) change free. I redeemed that thinking I could save the pre-paid maintenance vouchers for later. It turns out, however, that the mechanics read the pre-paid maintenance schedule checklist based on the number of vouchers redeemed in the system not the scheduled maintenance advised for all car drivers.

So, on my second visit to the dealership (10,000 miles) I gave them my first maintenance voucher which is supposed to be for 5,000 miles. So, according to the pre-paid maintenance reminders postcards that I get in the mail I am 5,000 miles late for all of my services. The reality is that I am on time with my service, I just screwed up the maintenance plan.

Prius after 13,000 miles


After about 9 months and 13,000 miles the gas mileage on my Prius is stabilizing at in 40 MPG to 45 MPG range. For the first 3-4 months I started out in the 38 MPG range but after a road trip to Yosemite the engine my lifetime MPG settled firmly at 45.7 for a month or so. I just reset the gauge 2 weeks ago so now I’ll see if I can get back to 45 MPG or if that boost was due to the camping trip. I drive mostly highway miles on the weekdays and then a few miles for grocery runs on the weekends.

No noticeable problems or aggravations have come up yet.

I had a quarter stuck in the hinge of the front cup holder that prevented the cup holder from opening. That was incredibly aggravating because I like to flip use that cup holder a lot. I managed to dig it out of the hinge with a butter knife after 30 minutes of wrestling with it. Never put quarters in the front cup holder (the one that flips forward).

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