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Posted by silledad on August 20, 2004, 11:34 pm
I put a deposit down on a Prius in June anticipating a December to March
delivery.  Low and behold I get a phone call today offering me a Prius with
the AM package in September.  Am I just lucky or am I missing something
since other dealers in my area have told me a 1-2 year wait is normal.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on August 20, 2004, 11:54 pm

Some dealers get bigger allocations than others.  Also, it might be that
people ahead of you in the queue turned it down because they didn't want
that package and/or that color.

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Posted by silledad on August 20, 2004, 11:58 pm
 I'm not sure if it will be considered a 2004 or 05, it is expected in the
3rd week of September.  Do you think that is a factor for some people
passing on it?

Posted by Michelle Steiner on August 21, 2004, 12:22 am

That will probably be an 04, which might be another reason that people
have passed.  I know that back in June and July, people were passing on
04s, waiting for 05s.  That helped me get mine four weeks ago, much
sooner than I had expected to get one.

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Posted by Samuel Atlan on August 21, 2004, 3:43 pm
There was a discussion on Prius-2g group a few weeks ago about resale value
of a 2004 and a 2005 bought one month from one another. I guess some people
are worried about when they resale the car but if you plan on keeping it
until it falls apart, 2004 and 2005 being the exact same car, I think
passing on a '04 is irrational.

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