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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
Aug 15, 2005 (11:40 am)
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Under the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2004, the deduction amount is limited to $2,000 for cars first put into use in 2004 and 2005. the deduction will be limited to $500 for vehicles placed in service in 2006, and no deduction will be allowed after that year.
Certain Toyota and Honda models qualify for the deduction:
Toyota Prius — Model Years 2001 through 2005
Honda Insight — Model Years 2000 through 2005
Honda Civic Hybrid — Model Years 2003 and 2005
Honda Accord Hybrid — Model Year 2005
Ford Escape Hybrid — Model Year 2005
#1342 of 4026 Re: Base Model Question [upstateny5]
Aug 15, 2005 (11:42 am)
I forgot that I had taken a pic of this area...so this will give you a better idea:
Pic of speedometer area
Aug 15, 2005 (12:05 pm)
My wife and I ordered her Highlander the other day and can't wait for it to come in.
It is loaded (company car).
4-6 week wait since the little mrs. has to be so specific.
#1344 of 4026 same response from husband about 2006 taxes
Aug 15, 2005 (12:08 pm)
my husband e-mailed back and this is his response about the tax situation next year:
The clean fuel efficient deduction is based on manufacturer certifications to the IRS. Toyota provided the certifications to the IRS on the new Highlander Hybrid, which qualified it for the maximum deduction of $2,000 for 2005, and $500 for 2006. No deduction after 2006.
Same as the post above. I will certify that spouse is definitely qualified to read through all that legalize and tax language. He revels in it. . .
#1345 of 4026 mmreid-I think that is before latest law
Aug 15, 2005 (12:47 pm)
mmreid,I think the $2000 deduct is the "old" law.A couple of weeks ago a "new law" was passed that gave a new set of incentives for Hybrids.It is the one with the "big tax credits-" that are based on "weight-size classes" of vehicles and how well the Hybrid does-mpg wise-relative to the "class average" mpg.This is where I got the 20 mpg(class average for 4000 lbs SUV's) and 29 mpg-my bet on what the EPA will give as the HH MPG.Thanks, My figures are educated guesses based on EPA numbers-they will be close.Thanks.Charlie
PS He "revels' in tax law-makes my eyes roll back in my head!!Thanks.Charlie
#1346 of 4026 response to Charlie and others
Aug 15, 2005 (1:05 pm)
I e-mailed hubby your response and I'll let you know what he says. He probably can't check it out until tomorrow. I think he has been checking out the new law because of my comment earlier about energy efficient appliances and his asking me wait to purchase anything new before 2006. If I posted mis-information, I apologize.
And yeah, he really likes all that tax stuff. Heck, I can't complain - it paid for the HH!
Ah - while I was doing this I got an e-mail back from him saying he thinks you are all referring to the new energy tax bill (which seems to mostly benefit the big energy and oil companies) and something about vehicles weighing over 8,000 lbs. but says he promises to research this more and get back to all of us on this topic. He did say it is not going to change anything for anyone who bought a car in 2005.
#1347 of 4026 Sun Roof Operation
Aug 15, 2005 (1:13 pm)
I have the HH Ltd. and while driving today, I thought I'd open the sunroof to enjoy some fresh air. I used the sliding open option instead of the tilt open option.
When I went to close it, I wasn't sure it was closed tightly, as holding the button in the "close" position allowed the sunroof to tilt up after it had completed the sliding closed cycle.
So my question is, how do I know when it is properly closed ??
#1348 of 4026 Re: Base Model Question [sbgirl]
Aug 15, 2005 (1:18 pm)
Thanks for the picture link - I would have hoped for a little more but guess that will have to wait for my second hybrid.
#1349 of 4026 Re: more questions from a new hybrid owner [sunbyrne]
Aug 15, 2005 (1:40 pm)
For 2005, it's simply a $2000 deduction (not a credit). If you already bought the HH, that's what you'll get to claim.
If you buy one in 2006, you'll get a credit, but nobody seems to know exactly how much that will be--put your husband on to figuring that one out!
I've been trying to sort through this as well, and my accountant can't find an answer. I do know the clean fuel deduction is just that --- a $2,000 deduction but no one seems to know what the "credit" will amount to --- it's only a week since the President signed the bill with the tax incentive for hybrids.
Any clarification(s) would be greatly appreciated. Bart
#1350 of 4026 Re: Sun Roof Operation [sky_king]
Aug 15, 2005 (2:08 pm)
An earlier poster suggested looking in the manual under "Moon roof". Read until the end of the instruction set where it says to "Normalize" the moonroof. This will normalize your roof and make it close correctly.
Another poster earlier said that when the moon roof is not closed correctly, road noise will come through the roof.
Ours must have been normalized by the dealer because it works from day 1.