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Toyota Prius, Hybrid Cars
#1846 of 7508 Insight only first in the US...
Sep 25, 2003 (6:08 am)
> Why would you buy an Insight except for bragging rights of the first hybrid on the road?
Actually, the Prius was the first production hybrid on the road. Released in 1997 (1998 model year) in Japan.
The Honda Insight was the first production hybrid on the road in the US. Released in 1999 (2000 model year) in the US.
The Toyota Prius was released in the US in 2000 (model year 2001).
#1847 of 7508 here in the Bay Area
Sep 25, 2003 (6:27 am)
the Michelin Bibendum Whatever visited Infineon Raceway yesterday, and will head to San Francisco today. This is the alt-fuel and hybrid challenge for environmentally friendly vehicles. In the news coverage, there were several shots of a burnt orange '04 Prius driving around - looked very good! Even though the wheels are not the ones they had on the show car earlier this year, they are big enough to fill the wheel wells and avert "tippy" looks that might come from such a tall-sided car.
Sep 25, 2003 (12:32 pm)
I think that Hyundai should make a hybrid Sonata or even a hybrid Elantra. They have the resources, and if they don't- well, just buy Toyota's old system and retitle it HHS. (Hyundai Hybrid System) Then we could have a hybrid car for $17,000!
#1849 of 7508 two issues on 04 prius by kr
Sep 25, 2003 (1:30 pm)
any input on battery life for extreme heat locations-specificaly phoenix and what is the likelyhood the a/c will be better than average? i think toyota has agood rep on a/c
#1850 of 7508 Considering a 2004 Prius
Sep 26, 2003 (1:15 am)
Alright right now my next car choice is between a 2004 Prius and (if the Prius turns out not to be for me after a test drive) a 2004 Matrix.
I have a question that I'm hoping someone can answer.
I'm very used to having remote starters on my cars for the purpose of warming up the interior and windows (makes ice scraping easier) or cooling down the interior for a few minutes before I walk outside.
Can any such system be fitted on the Prius? If only to warm / cool the interior before reaching the car.
Sep 26, 2003 (6:18 am)
that you can roll down the windows if you buy the Smart Start system. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Sep 26, 2003 (6:29 am)
talked with my dealer, my husband's 2004 Prius will be in the first allocation, mid to late October, along with the dealer's other Pioneer orders, and their TRAC vehicles.
Michelle in MA
Sep 26, 2003 (9:22 am)
...Since October 17 is just right around the corner and several people on this board will be taking deliveries of their Prius, can you create a new section call "First Impressions: Living with the '04 Prius" or something like that so those folks can tell the rest of us about their experiences and driving impressions?
#1854 of 7508 04 Prius Order
Sep 26, 2003 (9:39 am)
On what date did you place the order for you 04 Prius?
I placed an order on August 26th and the dealer said delivery will be some time between late October to late November. Keep us all posted with your delivery date.
Sep 26, 2003 (10:06 am)
I checked with my dealer last night. My order was their first and it was placed on July 2. He said me and a few of my pioneer-order-method friends will get our Prius right away, the rest should expect to wait a few weeks.
Since you placed your order the end of August, I'd expect your wait to be even longer. (Sorry.)
But at least you can have the opportunity to take a 2004 for a drive in the meantime. TRAC models will be delivered in the first batch and will be available for rental right away.
And yes, I'm still planning a gathering right away so people will have an opportunity to check out my 2004.