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Posted by Jean B. on July 28, 2005, 11:31 pm
I asked the dealer, and he laughed--as one might expect, given
what I have read.  My only thought is maybe I can rent one
somewhere for 24 hours.  I want to see how the headlights are
for one thing.  Also how alien the controls and
instrumentation feel.  I have thought about getting a Prius
for a long time and think I will do the deed--either now or
waiting until 2006, depending on what I can read about the
differences etc.  Thanks,
Jean B.

Posted by A Sherman on July 29, 2005, 3:21 am
Which dealer laughed?

I drove one at Lexington Toyota.  They usually have a demo available.  I
ordered one there from John Stanley.


Posted by RRG on July 31, 2005, 1:06 am
 My husband and I  adore Gilles at Westboro Toyota. They have demos to test
drive. Or there is a gathering in Framingham of Prius people coming up on
Aug 6. Details in one of the recent postings...


Posted by Jean B. on August 3, 2005, 11:04 pm
 RRG wrote:

A late thinks.  I got to drive one today at Woburn Foreign
Motors.  That dealership, and the salesman there, seemed a lot
nicer than Watertown, where I have the deposit.  Now I see
Watertown has tacked on a $86 surcharge, so I am pondering
whether to back out of that, even though I can probably get a
car there within a week or two.  I would have to wait more
like 6 months in Woburn (possibly getting an '06)....

Jean B.

Posted by RRG on August 4, 2005, 12:55 am

We have never felt comfortable at Watertown Toyota. Our guy at Herb Chambers
Boston, has since moved on. Gilles at Westboro was a straight shooter (we
paid msrp) and did well by us on our trade (a noble but too small Insight).
Last time I was out there they had a  few on the lot, so depending on the
package/color you want, he may be able to help you out. Tell him Russ and
Eddie sent ya ;-)


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