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What to expect from the next model year Prius

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  • dmathews3dmathews3 Posts: 1,739
    Don't be surprised if they tell you those are all sold when you call/go there. Now a stranger comes in after you and bingo, they aren't sold anymore. Dealers work that way sometimes.
  • beantownbeantown Posts: 228
    I did not like that either. Shame on you BOCH! . I have a deposit on one at Boch and have been waiting for weeks . I am suprised that BOCH needs to sell this way.

    Read her post again. It wasn't Boch that was playing the game; it was the original dealership she talked to in NH. She hasn't even checked with Boch yet, so don't be so quick to bad mouth them.

    You are probably still waiting for yours because it is a distinct package from what they have on the lots now, and probably isn't one they get very many of. If you are willing to take one of the three or four distinct packages they have available now, you obviously wouldn't have to wait.
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    I did not like that either. Shame on you BOCH! . I have a deposit on one at Boch and have been waiting for weeks . I am suprised that BOCH needs to sell this way.

    Yeah they have no stock at all. They said they will not have any until Winter. I spoke with their Internet person. If you want a Prius from Boch Don't "Come on Down!" until winter. :sick:
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    Don't be surprised if they tell you those are all sold when you call/go there. Now a stranger comes in after you and bingo, they aren't sold anymore. Dealers work that way sometimes.

    That is the biggest load of cow manure I have heard in a long time! Dealers are in business to sell cars, not hide them from perspective customers. They will not tell you it's a 6 month wait when they have them on the lot.
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    Read her post again. It wasn't Boch that was playing the game; it was the original dealership she talked to in NH. She hasn't even checked with Boch yet, so don't be so quick to bad mouth them.

    His post, I'm a guy not a girl.
    Anyway they do not have any at Boch and will not have any for 6 months. Their website has not been updated they claim because a car isn't listed as sold until the client picks it up.
    Ernie Boch has no Prius and will not have any until winter at least 6 months was their exact wording. Any Prius that comes in is already sold but not listed as sold on the website.
    It's bad practice not updating the website when you know the cars are sold. More dealer BS and some dealers are now refusing to do warranty work on cars they don't sell. One of the other forums had a topic on this.
  • kdhspyderkdhspyder Posts: 7,160
    ... for the readers and lurkers the reality is that most stores are sold out of Prius' for the next several months until the 09's begin to arrive in significant numbers. As tiff_c noted it may be well into Fall or Winter until the supply begins to catch up with the orders in hand.

    However this is NOT the situation in every single case. Some larger stores can have relatively quick turn around on orders placed even today. Areas with more hybrid demand are receiving a larger share of the limited supply. Stores investing and expanding are actually getting extra units.

    Prius' ARE available.
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    However this is NOT the situation in every single case. Some larger stores can have relatively quick turn around on orders placed even today. Areas with more hybrid demand are receiving a larger share of the limited supply. Stores investing and expanding are actually getting extra units.

    Just be sure you call a dealership FIRST before driving 2+ hours based on what they have on their website.
    Thankfully I called first.
  • I was responding to post 251
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    #251 of 260 Re: Waiting? Yes But... [tiff_c] by beantown Jul 29, 2008 (10:18 am) Save | Reply
    Replying to: tiff_c (Jul 27, 2008 1:27 pm)

    tiff c:

    You're in NH. Why don't you drive down an hour or two to Boch Toyota on route one in MA? They have 10 new priuses IN STOCK and on their lot today. They also have 3 used on the lot today. I always love it when people in other regions speak as if they have knowledge of what other regions have access to from week to week, when obviously they are just guessing based off what they have.

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    There are none available anywhere with any packages. Having someone drive 2 hours to find out there are none available to sell is pure BS IMO....
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Pricing of the 2010 Insight has been announced as starting in the $18-$19K range and could get up to 70 mpg.

    It will definitely be a cross shopped with the new 2010 Prius.
    If it gets that kind of mpg, you would have around 800 mile driving range even on a small 12 gallon tank.
  • coupedncalcoupedncal Posts: 252
    Could you post a link to news item with pricing and mpg info on 2010 insight?
  • tiff_ctiff_c Posts: 531
    Pricing of the 2010 Insight has been announced as starting in the $18-$19K range and could get up to 70 mpg.
    It will definitely be a cross shopped with the new 2010 Prius. If it gets that kind of mpg, you would have around 800 mile driving range even on a small 12 gallon tank.


    Yep and I like the way Honda feels when you drive it. A seat height adjust is pretty mandatory for my wife.
    I had a link to the info about the new Honda Hybrid. I guess they will be showing it at the new auto show. I hope Edmunds buys one since they already tested the Prius.
    It's going to have a small 1.3L engine so it should compare well to the Prius but the Prius is getting a larger engine for 2010.
  • A lot of speculation about the Prius but this is the latest I know that is reliable:
    2009 arrives August 2008 and is the same as a 2008.
    2010 Prius is out April 2009. This will be the first of improved versions and alternatives available in 2009. The 2010 April version is still being worked out and will be available here in the US between April and summer of 2009.
    This is confusing because the technology is evolving as we type.
    Nothing seems written in concrete but at the moment this is the best info I can get from people who should know.
    speedymac
  • My guess is we won't see the 2010 Prius 'till quite late into '09.
  • That would have been my guess as well but my dealership friend made some calls and was told that the 2009 they wanted to come with was not ready for fall of 08 but they felt it would be in April to summer in US and so would come out as the 1st of the 2010 models.
    I don't know anything for sure but he's still sticking to this scenario.
  • That would have been my guess as well but my dealership friend made some calls and was told that the 2009 they wanted to come with was not ready for fall of 08 but they felt it would be in April to summer in US and so would come out as the 1st of the 2010 models.
    I don't know anything for sure but he's still sticking to this scenario. I'm on the unofficial list for a 2010 now as he said based on his information I wouldn't want to get on the 2009 list.
    I think this would be smart of Toyota to get the early 2010 version that will be at least capable of converting to a plugin and a battery change to a more advanced battery out as early as possible.
    It will be interesting for sure.
  • kdhspyderkdhspyder Posts: 7,160
    Nice find...thanks.

    The interior seems to be more 'traditional' than the current Gen2, gear shifter, console, waterfall center dash. But the steering wheel is definitely different and the semi-heads-up display on the dash is still there ( Good ). The door gear is from the Corolla/Matrix.
  • It looks like the Navigation screen would get an awful lot of glare at that angle.
  • So, is there anything conclusive announced about the 2010 Prius related to "plug in"? Still Nimh battery in 2010, but plugin or no? Or is plug-in a feature to be introduced as a later option for the 2010, just not in summer of 2009? Thanks!
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