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Posted by Michael Reinders on May 19, 2008, 10:05 pm
Just placed an order for an '08 Touring w/ Package #5 here in a suburb of
Milwaukee, WI.  Said it would be 6-12 weeks.

Does that sound about right compared to others in my area or anywhere in the

Honestly, can't wait for the thing to come, but, I'm on Day 1 of potentially
Day 120!  Ouch!!!

Any insight or feedback on how the navigation and the JBL 6-CD stereo


Michael Reinders

Posted by Ike on May 20, 2008, 1:14 am
As an early adopter (bought my '04 the week it was
released), and as a founding member of the local Prius
Club, I've known literally hundreds of owners.

I have not met even one that was unhappy about the car.
100% of them have been delighted with the combination of
efficiency, geekiness, and environmental factors. I have
known only one car to fail - and that person left
something on and it killed the 12V battery.

Good luck!

Michael Reinders wrote:

Posted by Pete Granzeau on May 20, 2008, 7:09 pm
 On Mon, 19 May 2008 17:05:10 -0500, "Michael Reinders"

Is the Touring model that popular?  It sounds like it.

I don't have the Nav system, but I do have the stereo.  It sounds fine.

Posted by Tuner on May 24, 2008, 1:14 pm
 Ummm - 12 weeks is 84 days, does that make it any better?  :-)


Posted by Ike on May 24, 2008, 1:49 pm
 Call around to other dealers within 100 miles. If you
can find what you want, cancel your order and buy the
car NOW. Your local dealer will maintain it.

When the '04 was released on Oct 17, 2003, local dealers
had an instant 6-9 month waiting list and were adding
$-5,000 to the price. I wanted a specific color and
every feature, so got on the phone and found precisely
what I wanted with no add-on $$, but it was far away in
a community that barely had electricity, where people
cling to guns and religion. I bought it over the phone
using a credit card and then a FedEx'd certified check,
had it put on a truck, and bingo! While waiting for the
truck to pick it up, the grateful dealer did a super job
of pinstriping and adding a bumper strip along the
vulnerable side.

Go for it!


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