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Posted by Pete Heist on July 19, 2004, 2:46 am
Fascinating info...thanks. I'm glad to see such interest in the Prius
to be honest because it means people are interested in doing
"something" to try to save resources, which may mean that that's
profitable (who knew), which may mean that we'll see more of these

At any rate, this makes me want to consider an Insight or a Civic
hybrid because they don't have the waiting list- unfortunately,
they're also not as hip. Thanks for the pointers...


Posted by Michelle Steiner on July 19, 2004, 3:49 am
 peteheist@yahoo.com (Pete Heist) wrote:

The Insight is a two seater; that is a major consideration.  The Civic
doesn't get the gas mileage that the Prius gets.  Neither of them has
all the modern features that the Prius has; that may be a consideration.

But I guess that in your situation, availability is one of the
prevailing considerations.

-- Michelle

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Posted by Mike Conway on July 21, 2004, 10:01 pm
 Sounds like a load of crap, but I'm not in that market...here in
Northern California, the list is holding at about 6 months...we're
currently filling orders that were placed in February and March.
About 90% of those who have placed deposits have been patient enough
to wait out the delivery process.

As has already been suggested, continue searching...and good luck!

Mike C

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Posted by Michelle Steiner on July 24, 2004, 2:51 pm
  mpc82@aol.com (Mike Conway) wrote:

I placed an order with Michael Toyota in early May, and took delivery on
July 22nd.

I was actually about 12th on the list, but the people in front of me

were waiting for the 2005 model
did not want a silver model
and/or did not want package 9

So I got a 2004 silver Prius with package 9

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Posted by Michelle Steiner on July 18, 2004, 9:29 pm
  mrv@kluge.net (Michelle Vadeboncoeur) wrote:

Absolutely!  At my local dealer, I moved up about ten places in about
three months, and currently 38th (as of four or five days ago).  I got
on the list at a dealer about five to seven hours away in early May, and
I'll be picking up a Prius there in three or four days.

Another of the local dealers won't take any more orders; they're more
than a year back ordered, and until they get list down to about six
months or so, they won't add anyone else to the list.

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