My Review Of Johnstons Toyota Scion:
I found this dealership by checking the new car inventory online. They had a lot of the vehicle I was interested in: the 2013 Prius C. I saw the car at a dealership in Brooklyn, Bay Ridge Toyota. My wife leased her 2013 Prius there for a great price: $320. per month on a 36 month lease with -0- down. I got a price on a Prius C lease for $295. a month, 36 months -0- down by the General Manager. It was not what I wanted to spend. I was looking to spend about $250. per month, 36 months -0- down. He could not do it. He told me Toyota did not have any special incentives or low lease factors on the Prius C. Hew also said that the regular Prius was now $350. per month, 36 months -0- down. I couldn't do a deal there. When I went into Johnston's Toyota, I was assigned to Daniel Rosenblum. He was friendly, welcoming, patient and knowledgeble. He showed me a Prius C and gave me a test drive since I had never driven it before. I have leased the regular Prius two times before and really like the regular Prius ride. It is smooth and has a big car feel. The Prius C unfortunately did not ride as well. You can feel the bumps in the road more and it seemed like a light, small car, which it is. Dan worked up the lease for me at 36months, -0- down and the payment came out to $295. about the same as the Brooklyn Dealer. Dan said that there were no special incentives from Toyota on the Prius C confirming the statement from Bay Ridge Toyota. However, he took the liberty of working up a Prius Plug in lease: 36 months, -0- down came out to $312. per month. This is on a $33,000 car with navigation, and heated seats. The Prius C retails at $22,000. He said that Toyota has a $6500 rebate on the car and a great lease money factor. A car with that sticker price could easily lease out at over $400. per month. I did not make the deal that day as I had to clear everything with my wife. Dan made a copy of the sticker and wrote clearly all the details of the lease and let me walk out the door with out any undue sales pressure to buy now. I thought that was a confident move on Dan's part since his lease deal is unbeatable. I returned the next day with my wife requesting that the dealer make the first payment, I am indebted to Paul, the finance manager for agreeing to make the first payment for me as an added incentive to begin a long happy business relationship with Johnston's Toyota. Lynn also worked very efficiently and swiftly to process my lease papers and credit check painlessly and joyfully. I would recommend Johnston's Toyota for their great prices, competent service, and no pressure sales team. Buying a car is a quick and pleasant experience at Johnston's Toyota!
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