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#35 of 1207 Re: Prius 0% financing & questions [tyler70]
May 16, 2009 (4:50 am)
A hybrid like the Prius is smoother and larger than a Corolla or Civic. The Corolla and Civic are 'torquier' if you step on it but the Prius seems more powerful ( 115,000 mi and counting ).
The ride is more basic than most midsized sedans but somewhat better than the compact cars.
There is no need EVER to replace the hybrid battery....EVER! In both the Toyotas and the Fords these batteries are running upwards of 250,000 to 350,000 miles without replacement. In fact no one has been able to determine when and if they ever wear out. 500,000 mi? 700,000 mi No one has reached those levels yet.
The warranty depends in which state you buy the vehicle and where you live.
#36 of 1207 Re: Prius 0% financing & questions [civicbuyer]
May 17, 2009 (1:57 pm)
Your timing couldn't be any better. I looked at numerous dealer sites in the Seattle area and all seem to have a good inventory on hand. I've also been looking in NorCal for the same.
I saw a Belleview Area dealer with 45 - 50 on hand. NorCal is loaded with excess 09's.
Try sending an email to all the dealers within 75 miles and tell them exactly how much you will pay for an 09 Prius.
I've been hitting dealer lots (twice weekly) in the NorCal area for a month. I have never seen more then 3 car buyers at any time during this period. Additonally, I hit Honda, VW and Accura as well since they are all together. The same Prius cars are still unsold with the exception of 1. Cars are sitting, really!
There are far more Prius' sitting on lots, back lot's and on boats in the Long Beach harbor then most people realize.
If I were ready to buy an 09, I'd be offering 21,000 (max) for the package 2. Once the 2010's come out, it will be less. IMO!
If this doesn't work you can alway's go up on your offer. The car will still be there.
Toyota was late in cutting back production on the 09 when (shtf) they profited during the gas hike. They were building and selling during that time.
This is a great (maybe greatest) time to by a Prius!
#37 of 1207 Re: Prius 0% financing & questions [rbk3]
May 17, 2009 (3:24 pm)
that might be the case in North Cal. however, the inventory in the south cal is smaller. I just came back from a Toyota in Garden Grove and they have none of the Prius, and 2010 models are not here yet. she said when the 2010 come, they expect to tell then over the MSRP, or at least non-negotiatble off the MSRP. I wonder if they production will be higher at the end of the year. ?? If they are willing to negotiate off the MSRP, then I will consider but if they are not, I will consider going to another Make. I am thinking about a non-hybrid, Lexus RX 350. It is a very nice case, just the price is apprx 10k higher, but if Prius sells over the MSRP, then they are going to loose my sell.
#38 of 1207 Re: Prius 0% financing & questions [tyler70]
May 18, 2009 (9:38 am)
We are the largest Prius retailer in our region by a 4:1 ratio and we're down to our last five 09 units. The problem here will be lack of inventory.
When the '10s arrive here they are either preordered or will snapped up quickly. The lots here will be devoid of Prius' until Toyota can fill the pipeline with the '10s.
BTW...the first one(s) in NA was delivered to buyers yesterday in the Portland OR area.
#39 of 1207 Re: Prius 0% financing & questions [kdhspyder]
May 19, 2009 (8:30 pm)
can you or anyone tell me if 2010 prius comes in with the Technology package + solar sunroff + navigation package begether ??? I looked on line and it does not seem it comes in that combination. also, i am in southern CA. what is the manufacture warranty on hybrid battery and components?? is it 8yrs/ 100k or 10yrs / 150k ?? some said 100k others said 150k in california. also does anyone know if 2010 comes with wood grain option?
#40 of 1207 Re: Prius 0% financing & questions [tyler70]
May 19, 2009 (10:23 pm)
The Prius V can be ordered ...
with no options
with the Navi alone
with the Adv Tech + Navi package
Toyota decided for fuel economy reasons not to offer the Sunroof in the Prius V.
If you are in So Cal then your warranty on the hybrid system is 10 years or 150,000 miles. The 16 other states that follow the CARB rules also have this same warranty. The other states that follow the EPA regs only require 8 yr or 100,000 mile warranties on the hybrid system.
There will be no wood grain option from the factory.
#41 of 1207 Info on prices 2010 II in Northeast?
May 30, 2009 (9:03 am)
Planning on getting a 2010 Prius II in CT area. Anyone with any info on prices? I'm reading on Prius Chat about people paying list, plus bogus "dealer prep" fees, even mandatory, expensive service contracts.
#42 of 1207 Re: Info on prices 2010 II in Northeast? [pragmatist1]
May 30, 2009 (6:10 pm)
A dealer can always require you to pay over MSRP if they want; you have the right to walk away. But I've never seen a mandatory service contract mentioned by anyone.
If they pressure you to buy a Toyota service or warranty contract they can be cancelled.
#44 of 1207 Re: Difference between Prius V and Prius I/II [bfreeman333]
Jun 01, 2009 (4:46 am)
You're obviously not ready to buy. The only differences in the level are options so no one else can really tell you what you want. The level V adds 17" wheels, fog lights and LED headlights to the level IV package. The level IV package is where you take the biggest leap up from the base units and it adds leather.
If the $30K you mention on the V is MSRP then it probably has the navigation system. If it's MSRP that's as good as it gets right now.
There are excellent buys on the Gen2 Prius currently as most consider the Gen3 a significant step up. If however you simply want cheap reliable transportation then the last model will be a bargan.
Check out Toyota.com for the build options in your area as different regions in the US only get cars packaged with specific option combinations.