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Posted by Michelle Steiner on October 5, 2004, 12:48 am
 
 mike@POSTTOGROUP.invalid (Mike Rosenberg) wrote:


Me neither; it's not as powerful as my Acura was (225 HP V6), but it's
got more than enough to do the job.


After today's tooling around, it's down to 50.2.


That's about where I was when mine was as old as yours is now.

-- Michelle

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Posted by Mike Rosenberg on October 5, 2004, 11:24 am
 


All those many weeks ago!  :-)

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Posted by Bill McCalla on October 10, 2004, 9:57 pm
 
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Hi Michelle,

As always, you are on top of the latest.  Don't you Californians get an
additional state tax incentive, besides the free parking in L.A and the
right to drive in the diamond lane?

Bill in North Carolina,
'04 White BC
'04 Black BC




Posted by Michelle Steiner on October 11, 2004, 5:27 am
 In article


I'm not a Californian.  However, Californian Prius drivers don't get the
right to drive in the diamond lane.  Although the governor signed
legislation to allow it, federal law prohibits it, so until the federal
law is changed or amended to exempt California, that lane is not open to
single-passenger hybrid vehicles.

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Posted by Michelle Vadeboncoeur on October 11, 2004, 6:22 pm
 
NEW (not leased or used or previously owned, financing is OK, though)
Prius do qualify for the
US Federal Income Tax DEDUCTION for Clean Fueled Vehicles.  It's a
1-time deduction taken in the tax year that you purchased your
vehicle.
Amount will either be $000 or $500, depends on what the IRS
publication
535 "Business Expenses" chapter 12 (Clean fueled Vehicle deduction)
says when the new tax year edition is out.

Some states have no or reduced sales tax (MD, CT, ME, NY?).  Some
states
have grant programs that you can apply for before purchasing your
hybrid (PA, TX?).  Some states let you carry over the Federal
deduction
onto your state taxes (MA does this until the end of tax/calendar year
2004).
A few states have state tax CREDITS for hybrids (OR, KS?, NY?)  Then
in VA you can get the Clean Fueled Vehicle license plates that allow
you into the VA HOV lanes (other states are waiting for federal
approval
to allow HOV use - CA, FL, AZ, CO, etc.)

more links for US information (US federal, state, local/county),
Canada,
and UK:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/toyota-prius/links/Financial_000963256550/
 (which is by no means complete or orderly!)

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