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Toyota Prius

Not every car shopper desires the same features. Some prefer good performance over high-tech offered; for others, features like a backup camera and sunroof are essentials. At Washington Auto Mall, PA, we want our customers to make smart decisions for their budget.

Understanding the Difference between Trim Levels (AKA Grades) and Options

Simply put, the multiple versions offered on the same model but with different equipment and features, are the car's trim levels. Automakers tend to offer three or more versions for car models that use many trim choices. Take the 2015 Toyota Prius Hybrid for example. The car as a 4-dr, 5-passenger hatchback, has five trim levels on it: Two, Three, Persona Series, Four, and Five.

The base usually has the lowest price and the least number of features than the higher and more luxurious trims. Trim choices are a common way to let individuals shop the features they want in a car.

Prius Two: heated power mirrors, rearview camera, tilt/telescoping wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, 15-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, advanced trip computer, 60/40 split folding rear seat, 6.1 touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and 6-speaker sound system.

Prius Three: navigation system, HD radio, enhanced keyless entry system, Toyota's Entune system, voice controls, and satellite radio.

Persona Series: additional chrome trim, footwell illumination, 17 alloy wheels, side mirrors with turn signals, leather upholstery.

Prius Four: auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic headlights, heated front seats, 8-way power driver seat, and 8-speaker JBL sound system.

Prius Five: foglights, 17 alloy wheels, and LED headlights.

Options, on the other hand, are offered in addition to the trim choices at extra cost. They can be a single feature or a group of them bundled into a package, listed and priced separately. Some models ignore the trim levels completely and make use of options and option packages only.

For the new 2015 Prius, options include the Solar Roof package (different each for Prius Three and Four), Advanced Technology Package (Prius Five), and the Plus Performance and Plus Appearance packages.

How to Get Value for Price

One way to do this is to compare what comes standard on the base trim models of the vehicles. But it's the way out if you don't intend to go for a lot of features. If you do, then making a list of features you want, and ones you don't, and considering the price, think of the trim you want; compare this for every vehicle you're thinking about to decide.

For best deals, contact the Washington Auto Mall dealership, PA.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, Pittsburgh Prius, Pittsburgh Toyota, Pittsburgh Toyota Prius, Pittsburgh Used Toyota, Washington Prius, Washington Toyota, Washington Toyota Prius, Washington Used Toyota on 05/13/2015 at 2:45 PM

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Toyota Prius

Not every car shopper desires the same features. Some prefer good performance over high-tech offered; for others, features like a backup camera and sunroof are essentials. At Washington Auto Mall, PA, we want our customers to make smart decisions for their budget.

Understanding the Difference between Trim Levels (AKA Grades) and Options

Simply put, the multiple versions offered on the same model but with different equipment and features, are the car's trim levels. Automakers tend to offer three or more versions for car models that use many trim choices. Take the 2015 Toyota Prius Hybrid for example. The car as a 4-dr, 5-passenger hatchback, has five trim levels on it: Two, Three, Persona Series, Four, and Five.

The base usually has the lowest price and the least number of features than the higher and more luxurious trims. Trim choices are a common way to let individuals shop the features they want in a car.

Prius Two: heated power mirrors, rearview camera, tilt/telescoping wheel, height-adjustable driver seat, 15-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, cruise control, cloth upholstery, automatic climate control, advanced trip computer, 60/40 split folding rear seat, 6.1 touchscreen display, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and 6-speaker sound system.

Prius Three: navigation system, HD radio, enhanced keyless entry system, Toyota's Entune system, voice controls, and satellite radio.

Persona Series: additional chrome trim, footwell illumination, 17 alloy wheels, side mirrors with turn signals, leather upholstery.

Prius Four: auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic headlights, heated front seats, 8-way power driver seat, and 8-speaker JBL sound system.

Prius Five: foglights, 17 alloy wheels, and LED headlights.

Options, on the other hand, are offered in addition to the trim choices at extra cost. They can be a single feature or a group of them bundled into a package, listed and priced separately. Some models ignore the trim levels completely and make use of options and option packages only.

For the new 2015 Prius, options include the Solar Roof package (different each for Prius Three and Four), Advanced Technology Package (Prius Five), and the Plus Performance and Plus Appearance packages.

How to Get Value for Price

One way to do this is to compare what comes standard on the base trim models of the vehicles. But it's the way out if you don't intend to go for a lot of features. If you do, then making a list of features you want, and ones you don't, and considering the price, think of the trim you want; compare this for every vehicle you're thinking about to decide.

For best deals, contact the Washington Auto Mall dealership, PA.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, Pittsburgh Prius, Pittsburgh Toyota, Pittsburgh Toyota Prius, Pittsburgh Used Toyota, Washington Prius, Washington Toyota, Washington Toyota Prius, Washington Used Toyota on 05/13/2015 at 2:45 PM

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Honda Pilot

Every family has an adventurer - the one person who's always ready to go out, explore and experience new places. How do you identify them? Their companion on-road, a good car such as the Honda Pilot that reflects the owner's character as part of its own style and performance, gives it away. They are careful shoppers it seems, for the Pilot, known for its durability, quality, comfort, and functionality is a powerful alternative.

But for all its advantages, it looks like a big shot for average consumers to get it. One way to do it right is by concentrating your efforts on bargaining with the dealer.

Whatever You Do, Don't Give In to the First Number

Anyone who's ever been on the negotiating end of a deal will tell you that this is rule one. For an investment such a car, you don't want to quote a figure for the question, ôwhat are you willing to pay for it? In most cases, this actually restricts your chances to get the best deal because the starting price you suggest, especially as a first-time shopper, might be way more than the car's lowest selling price!

Now, consider the other way round. If you "force" the dealer to give you an estimate and the ôbest number of the dealership for the car, you"d have an idea of what price he"d be willing to get for it.

Be Calm

Following rule number one, this simple strategy too is about not giving a hint to the salesperson on how much you are attached to a particular model or how desperately you want a car in the present circumstances (whatever these might be). You do this, that is blurt out your plans in nervous excitement, and you"ve just allowed the dealer to have the upper hand in the negotiations.

The alternative and solution to this is for you to try to relax while shopping. Breathe deeply, ask questions, and let the sales guy talk about the car instead.

You're Not Being Flexible

Or reasonable, one could say. It's good to have an idea of what you want to pay for a car and it's good too if you can be firm and persuasive about it. But what's a mistake is when buyers who don't budge even for a mere couple of hundred bucks and are ready to lose out on a good deal for it. Point is, if you're being offered a good deal, take it.

For more tips and tricks, keep visiting our blog. To get your own F20Honda Pilot crossover, drop by Washington Automall, PA.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, Pittsburgh Honda, Pittsburgh Honda Pilot, pittsburgh pre-owned honda, Pittsburgh Used Honda, Washington Honda, Washington Honda Pilot, washington pre-owned honda, Washington Used Honda on 05/11/2015 at 2:18 PM

2012-honda-pilot-ex-l

Honda Pilot

Every family has an adventurer - the one person who's always ready to go out, explore and experience new places. How do you identify them? Their companion on-road, a good car such as the Honda Pilot that reflects the owner's character as part of its own style and performance, gives it away. They are careful shoppers it seems, for the Pilot, known for its durability, quality, comfort, and functionality is a powerful alternative.

But for all its advantages, it looks like a big shot for average consumers to get it. One way to do it right is by concentrating your efforts on bargaining with the dealer.

Whatever You Do, Don't Give In to the First Number

Anyone who's ever been on the negotiating end of a deal will tell you that this is rule one. For an investment such a car, you don't want to quote a figure for the question, ôwhat are you willing to pay for it? In most cases, this actually restricts your chances to get the best deal because the starting price you suggest, especially as a first-time shopper, might be way more than the car's lowest selling price!

Now, consider the other way round. If you "force" the dealer to give you an estimate and the ôbest number of the dealership for the car, you"d have an idea of what price he"d be willing to get for it.

Be Calm

Following rule number one, this simple strategy too is about not giving a hint to the salesperson on how much you are attached to a particular model or how desperately you want a car in the present circumstances (whatever these might be). You do this, that is blurt out your plans in nervous excitement, and you"ve just allowed the dealer to have the upper hand in the negotiations.

The alternative and solution to this is for you to try to relax while shopping. Breathe deeply, ask questions, and let the sales guy talk about the car instead.

You're Not Being Flexible

Or reasonable, one could say. It's good to have an idea of what you want to pay for a car and it's good too if you can be firm and persuasive about it. But what's a mistake is when buyers who don't budge even for a mere couple of hundred bucks and are ready to lose out on a good deal for it. Point is, if you're being offered a good deal, take it.

For more tips and tricks, keep visiting our blog. To get your own F20Honda Pilot crossover, drop by Washington Automall, PA.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, Pittsburgh Honda, Pittsburgh Honda Pilot, pittsburgh pre-owned honda, Pittsburgh Used Honda, Washington Honda, Washington Honda Pilot, washington pre-owned honda, Washington Used Honda on 05/11/2015 at 2:18 PM

Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

For the majority of us, driving is our primary transportation, from travelling for pleasure to going to the store or work; for some of these, driving is also their job. If we look at the modern car inventory in Washington Auto Mall, PA, we see a multitude of them with better styling, claiming better fuel efficiency, and better features.

As important as these are, they are not enough if a driver has to be on the road for a longer time frequently and/or if they are suffering from back pain. Shopping comfortable seats, therefore, should also be an important factor if you want to thoroughly enjoy years of ownership. Quality ride, after all, is the difference between a good driving experience and an agonizing one.

Unfortunately, there's no one-size-fits-all seat for every driver and it's not as easy to determine how comfortable or supportive a seat is, even with cars like the Honda CR-V. These tips will help.

Trying the Driving Position

Try it even before you think about what features it offers. A chair-like, upright position is what you should be getting, not the low and extended-leg kind that makes driving stressful. Besides, with the tall seats, you're likely to find it easy to enter/exit the car, so shop a seat too with a proper height.

Consider the Leg Support

This is essential not only for the passengers but for the person sitting behind the wheel too. Taller drivers should want deeper buckets or at least those that can be adjusted. The additional support in terms of thigh extensions proves useful, especially on longer journeys.

Lumbar Support to Relieve Individuals with Back Pain

This is generally to provide some adjustability. A basic model will allow you to dial in more cushioning by operating the lever manually; getting a power-operated model is a sophisticated luxury on some vehicles. What's more, some of these models will let you adjust support where you want it as well as how much you want it.

Extras

While power seats are not necessary for you to purchase for comfort, there are advantages to having them in your vehicle. One, they"d have greater adjustability, and two, they"d have memory functions to switch to your sweet spot instantly.

Other than this, you might want to consider heated and ventilated seats as an option feature.

Found a car to suit your smooth-ride fantasy? Let the team at Washington Auto Mall help you! Drop by the dealership in Washington, PA, when you're in town and test drive a car such as Honda CR-V that provides comfortable seats and spacious area on its trims.

 

Washington Auto Mall specializes in new Honda, Toyota, Hyundai, Scion, and has a wide selection of quality used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. Located in Washington, PA. Serving Greater Pittsburgh, Canonsburg, Charleroi, McMurray and Waynesburg, Pennsylvania; and Morgantown and Wheeling, West Virginia.

 


This entry was posted in Washington Auto Mall and tagged Washington Auto Mall, Pittsburgh Honda, Pittsburgh Honda CR-V, pittsburgh pre-owned honda, Pittsburgh Used Honda, Washington Honda, Washington Honda CR-V, washington pre-owned honda, Washington Used Honda on 05/07/2015 at 2:01 PM

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