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Forum topic by cmaeda posted 09-26-2008 07:16 AM 1007 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2008 07:16 AM

Topic tags/keywords: toyota fresno

Hello, I know this is way off topic but I was wondering if anyone knew a good Toyota in Fresno, CA. My uncle just moved there. I initially told him to go to Valley Toyota in Hanford because my company does their website (Check it out, its’ really cool: www.valley-toyota.com) but he wants real opinions and he knew I am active online. So he asked me to throw it out there. He’s willing to drive a little far if he has to.
I know for me, I drive a Honda and have a Honda dealership about 10 minutes from my house but they always try to rip me off almost everytime so I drive about 30 minutes to another dealership because they have always been honest with me.
If anyone lives near Fresno, can you let me know what dealership you go to and how you like it? Thank you!


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#1 posted 10-21-2008 02:08 PM

Did you ever find a dealership? We’ve been looking at the Hybrid Toyota’s but they are just a bit too pricey; and now that oil is coming back down the economics (which were marginal at best) are weaking.

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#2 posted 10-21-2008 08:24 PM

My Uncle ended up going to Valley Toyota. They did treat him really well and he didn’t get any funny business.
Have you looked at the Yaris too? Its’ a little smaller, a lot cheaper and it gets good gas mileage. The Yaris is around $11,000 and the Prius is more than $20,000. The Hybrids are still selling at a premium (meaning most dealerships will sell it for MSRP only.) But as the economy worsens, I’m sure they will sell for cheaper. Most dealership sales are down 25 to 30% last month.

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#3 posted 10-22-2008 02:13 PM

I am actually looking for something to replace the mini-van, a family hauler as with two growing kids we need capacity and Jenn and I want to do it as green and economically as is practical. I really want an all electric vehicle, but they seem to be a few years off. That is okay as our current van has several years left, I was just hoping to shrink my eco-footprint somewhat, as well as the dollar footprint. I have owned Toyotas in the past and have been super impressed with the dealerships up here and of course with the quality of the vehicles.

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#4 posted 10-22-2008 07:53 PM

The Prius doesn’t have much room in the back, my parents drive one. Once your kids get older, they will feel cramped back there. If you’re willing to wait, there’s the Chevy Volt. That is supposed to come out next year.
The green thing to do is to make your current car last as long as possible.
One thing to consider with all electric or hybrid cars is the batteries, they are very toxic for the environment. They contain lead and lithium, especially the high performing hybrid batteries. I know most manufacturers are working on more environmentally friendly batteries but they aren’t here yet. I know Toyota takes back batteries so they don’t end up in landfills and pullute the environment.

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