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Doug - have you ordered your Prius?(7 posts)

Doug - have you ordered your Prius?PdxMark
Sep 25, 2003 1:14 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2003-09-23-hybrid_x.htm

Seems that there's currently a 2 month wait on the '04s, with about 1/3 of the entire planned production for the US already spoken for.
getting updatesDougSloan
Sep 25, 2003 2:01 PM
Last update I got from Toyota said they would be available October 17. I would always want to drive one before ordering. Here's the text of the last email:

The numbers are in--the all-new 2004 Toyota Prius recently received its EPA-estimated ratings of 60 mpg city and 51 mpg highway. That's a combined city/highway average of 55 mpg--the highest fuel economy of any mid-size car*. With mileage like that, think about all the money you'll save on gas.

The 2004 Prius will also help you save the planet, thanks to new technology called Hybrid Synergy Drive®, which delivers all the power of a conventional car with almost 90% fewer smog-forming emissions.

The all-new 2004 Prius arrives at your local Toyota dealer October 17. Until then, learn more at www.toyota.com/newprius.

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If I have to wait, then I will. I'd fully expect an outrageous dealer mark-up at first, anyway, which I won't do.

Doug
We got ours...PdxMark
Sep 25, 2003 2:15 PM
in the slight lull after the initial frenzy. The result was that there was no dealer mark-up (or discount either), and actually a couple on the lot to choose from.
really?DougSloan
Sep 25, 2003 3:26 PM
Why is Toyota telling us they won't be available until October 17? Hmm. An '04, right?

So, how is it?

Doug
sorry - an '02...PdxMark
Sep 25, 2003 4:26 PM
Neighbor just walked in and drove out in one.retro
Sep 25, 2003 2:13 PM
Here in Reno, we don't like them sissy low-polluting cars, apparently.
Name "Prius" sounds too much like a penile disorder- nmfiltersweep
Sep 26, 2003 9:05 AM