Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on January 30, 2006, 3:40 pm
Actually, it would make a difference. US Toyota dealerships in the
Southeast (and maybe Gulf States) regions do things differently than
the rest of the US. Canada has their own Extended Warranty (no
haggling, as opposed to haggle away in the US). UK, Australia, etc.
all do their own warranties as well.
Posted by beernuts on January 31, 2006, 1:01 am
Well, then *I* learned something - I was told otherwise (as far as
American Toyota dealerships are concerned - which is where I live)
Posted by email@example.com on January 30, 2006, 3:37 pm
Assuming that you are in the US, $95 for the Toyota Extra Care
Platinum Plan longest term 7 year/100,000 mile/$ deductible version,
from several sources... Less if you want a shorter term plan.
Posted by Peter Fleming on January 31, 2006, 2:47 pm
I live in South Africa and have a March 2005 model Right Hand drive
[Similar to United Kingdom B version] done 21000km/13050 miles so far with
service intervals of 15000 km [9350 miles].
I have a 120000 km [75000 mile] / 5 year full maintenance plan [excludes
tyres], which then goes to a 195000 km [122000 mile] / 8 year service plan -
all at no charge - included in the original purchase price - which was a lot
higher than USA prices. Only 12 Toyota dealers nationwide [of about 400 in
total] can sell/service Prius. Toyota is the #1 passenger / RV brand here.
Our country only receives 12 cars a month and the Prius only was introduced
in March last year - I was one of the first to obtain. By end of July 2005
only 45 had been placed - as up to then - Toyota only allowed renting for a
5 year contract - as we had a strict "do not expect warranty if driven on
unpaved roads causes damage" clause in the contract. From then on, however -
Toyota allowed outright purchase. In Johannesburg we are at 5000 feet/1525
meters and summer max of 35'C/95'F with winter lows of 0'C/32'F
Mine is a dream car and has had zero problems. Average fuel consumtion is
about 5.6 litres per 100 km = about 42 miles per US gallon. I do a lot of