Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Orlando Florida area
The Niro Plug-in Hybrid is still scarce in Florida dealerships, and thus many dealers, when they get one, will not discount it. In fact, a couple in our area (Orlando, Fl) increased the sales price above MSRP!
I was able to find a nice discount on inventory at Crown Kia of St. Petersburg. However, their models were not in the configuration (color and trim) that I wanted. A little persistence with a sales person (Gene West), and they offered to order what I wanted if I would place a deposit on the vehicle in advance, and offered to give me the same discount as a vehicle in stock. 3 weeks later and I picked up my car!
I found that of all the internet buying services out there, CarGurus returned the largest number of vehicles available. By changing my home zip code and expanding the search distance, I was able to cover dealers all over the southeast. Had I been willing to go to Atlanta, I could also have gotten some nice discounts.