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Have you had any success with Toyota Canada regarding your Prius fuel tank problem? I live in Brampton, ON and have a 2004 Prius. Around 2008 I noticed my tank not holding as much fuel and harder to fill completely. Having an extended warranty I thought if it became a real issue it would get repaired under warranty. Finally by 2011, it was only filling to 35 liters. When taken to ... Read More
Hi Serge. Have you had any success with Toyota Canada regarding your Prius fuel tank problem? I live in Brampton, ON and have a 2004 Prius. Around 2008 I noticed my tank not holding as much fuel and harder to fill completely. Having an extended warranty I thought if it became a real issue it would get repaired under warranty. Finally by 2011, it was only filling to 35 liters. When ... Read More
I have recently learned that my gas engine in a 2008 prius may need to be replaced. At a minimum, I have been told that I should change the oil every 3K miles. I am very disappointed because I was expecting to get 200K out of this car without anything major going wrong. It is a Toyota after all. I have been very good about getting the oil changed regularly. I ... Read More
I am also thinking about trading in my 2008 Prius for a newer model. I saw Capitol Toyota has some Prius package 3 coming in under 25k and I am guessing they have room to talk them down. So if you see anything, give a shout.
@Kwai, Inventories might be artificially low by Toyota because they have all of their Prii locked up in storage lots in Long Beach, CA. Back in 2008, we wanted to get a Prius, but supply was tight and we couldn't justify the cost difference between the Prius and a Camry, even with the gas mileage differences. We bought the Camry, and within 2 weeks, there's a story on Yahoo about how ... Read More
There is a big difference of the drivability between normal and eco, I don't like the eco mode, and my normal mode drive in local only yields 35 +- in Altanta mild winter. The same time I can get 55+ out of my 2008 Prius, I don't think they are giving the right MPG on the sticker, we had such high hope before. But, the comfort and power is superior comparing ... Read More
I quick note on my MPG. 2008 Prius, had 185/15 tires , switched to 195/15 after 37k worn out. Per indicaters before changing tires I was getting about 49 MPG in mixed driving. After changing tires about the same reading on indicaters but found the speedometer was off by 3-5% with old tires and still off by 2% with new (when reading 50MPH was really only going 49 per GPS) This ... Read More
I bought a 2008 Prius and the GPS unit is worthless. The map was outdated from the start and does not have many addresses that have been there for years. In addition, there is a great deal of wrong information. THE Prius GPS units are a RIP OFF. Don't waste your money. If you are going to buy a Prius with one in it, make sure they give you the latest ... Read More
My FEH AWD has 72,000 miles on it which means only 28,000 miles left until the hybrid component warranty dries up. Even if my FEH AWD has lower miles, I donít think my 2008 FEH AWD holds up the value of $8,000 in 2016. If the High Voltage Battery dies after the warranty expired, I donít think Iím going to fix it. :( The point I want to make here is ... Read More
I am shopping for a Prius V with Nav Pkg. (white, silver, gold) The negative is ... (other than wanting a "killer" deal which is a given around here) I have a 2008 Prius Pkg 6 (leather and Nav) with 25k (silver) that I need to trade in. The current incentives from Toyota expire April 6th... I am "assuming" (yes I know) that whatever is available after the 6th will be ... Read More
I realize that I am replying to a 2008 Message. My 2005 Prius which I bought new has a touch screen display that is slowly getting dimmer as it ages. I used to work on touch screen displays that had the same problem. The answer is to replace the small florescent bulb that no longer is outputing the same lumens as it once did. Unfortunately, Toyota doesn't have a part number ... Read More
My 2008 Toyota Prius has had challenges with both filling the "tank" and calculating mileage since I purchased the car. I have never expected the car's average mileage to be dead on, but close would be nice. I certainly never expected not to be able to fill up my gas tand wither. I just got back from another lengthly road trip. In the summer, I still have challenges acutally getting the ... Read More
There's a fix for the 2010 Prius brake software, so don't let that stop you from a test drive. I am not going to test drive a car that I have little chance of buying. I don't have the time, and I don't want to waste time of the VW salesperson. If my local dealer ever offered an open house to test drive the new Golf, I might take advantage of ... Read More
The NHTSA publishes an annual "Relative Collision Insurance Cost Information Booklet" with the latest being 2009. It reports the relative insurance costs and finds: 103 - Prius Hybrid 110 - Jetta Looks like the Jetta costs more to insure. The EPA maintains a fuel efficiency web site that individual users can record their mileage and we find: 40.1 MPG (27 vehicles) - 2009 Jetta TDI diesel, automatic, compact car 46.5 MPG ... Read More
Amazing how the Prius could be so gosh-darned unreliable yet be one of the top 5 most reliable cars as of spring 2009 per CR's surveys. Also the "most satisfying" car to own per those same surveys. Also the best for used-car reliability. I notice how you left out the 2009 MY. Was that because there were only 137 complaints that year? You also left out the first two years of ... Read More
The only real problem I've had is my door locks as well. Twice on one back door, and once on the the passenger front and back. So far, GM continues to cover them although I am past 36K miles. I do try to be careful in parking lots since at low speeds most people don't hear me coming. I've seen a lot of surprised looks. I have friends that have the ... Read More
I drive a 2008 Toyota Prius and I am intrigued by the news about the 2010 3rd Generation brakes issue, since I have precisely the same problem. When I drive over bumpy surfaces, a large pothole, or an area with a dip in the road, the car stutters and lurches and the VSA light flashes. Sometimes the car's reaction lasts for several seconds after hitting the pothole. It seems to exacerbate ... Read More
Well, it happened to me yesterday (September 19,2009). I was in love with my 2008 Prius (despite having to spend a couple of hours to figure out how to operate the danged thing). I was pulling out of a parking lot, moving very slowly ,when I saw a car turn the corner and drive down the street which I was entering. I immediately applied the brakes HARD and to my dismay, ... Read More
I have a 2008 Toyota Prius I purchased new about 21 months ago and have driven 21,000 miles. The gas gage has never worked correctly and the mileage goes from 33 to 50mpg but mostly around 39 mpg in winter. The worst problem is not being able to fill up the tank. It will not allow the tank to fill at many gas pumps. It is the bladder problem that has ... Read More
With rare exception, buyers spending $20-30,000 choose based upon price-performance and availability. The 2010 Prius gets better mileage than any of the TDI vehicles including highway. It is a midsize sedan and TDIs come in compact and one rare wagon. So I'm not terribly worried about buyer votes. One of the least persuasive arguments is what others are buying. Discussions about hybrid vs diesel sales has most merit if one is ... Read More
I know you like the Prius and that is good. But Toyota Hybrids have peaked in sales and are headed down hill WORLD WIDE. From 429,700 in 2008 to 291,700 in 2009. While the 2010 Golf TDI was named both "green car of the year" and "World Car of the Year". The Golf has averaged 714,000 sales per year for its 35 years of existence. The Prius has averaged 109,000 cars ... Read More
We bought a NAH in 2008 so we have owned it about 18months (bought it in SF bay area). To respond to silverado1, Im disappointed you've had issues but in the 18 months we've driven this car we've had zero issues at all. In fact Ive been surprised how reliable its been relative to our toyota and honda. Additonally I get about 34-35 pretty consistently going to/from work. We love it ... Read More
Yes, those German cars, any of them, surprisingly, do not come close to Asian cars and trucks for reliability. I have a 2008 Prius and we love it. I firmly believe gas prices are going to go through the roof in the next few years due to the Obama administration getting deep into "cap and trade". For that reason, I consider our Prius as insurance against that eventuality. (Not "cheap" insurance, ... Read More
You can download the Prius guide online. Remember that this isn't written by Toyota - but by Prius owners. I've fouind it helpful and written more simply than the manual. Not sure if this is what you want but the web address is: http://john1701a.com/prius/documents/Prius_User-Guide_classic.pdf As for the manuals, if I was you, I would search for some used ones on amazon.com, ebay.com and craigslist.com, etc. Hope this helps!
Another thing to think about. The Tax credit for EV or PHEV is based on the capacity of the battery. Volt was designed to get the maximum credit or maybe the other way around. The Prius PHEV will have less than a third the capacity of the Volt making the tax credit much less. Of course the batteries will also be less. The PHEV Prius can operate in electric-only mode for ... Read More
Seeing is believing. The PHEV Prius were supposed to be out in late 2008 on the market. They had test models in 2006. I don't think Li-Ion is ready for mainstream yet. Just how new is Toyota's plug-in Prius? Maybe older than we think This Friday, Toyota will deliver two plug-in Priuses to UC Davis for testing purposes. We've known about Toyota's PHEV Prius plan for a while now (the official ... Read More
As for Toyota closing its NUMMI plant after GM pulled out of the partnership... what does that have to do with the Prius vs.Golf? More than once Ahnold begged Toyota to build the Prius in CA the largest buyer of the model in the USA. The new Tupelo plant will not likely see the Prius. Jun 13th 2009 at 2:01PM Steve St. Angelo, senior vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & ... Read More
VW has excellent resale value year after year. Below is KBB predicted resale value after 5 years ownership for the past two years. Top 10 Brands: Top 10 Brands: Best Resale Value 2009 Best Resale Value 2008 1. Honda 44.5 1. Volkswagen 48.1 2. Toyota 42.7 2. BMW 45.6 3. Volkswagen 40.9 3. Acura 45.4 Retained value is an important factor in a vehicle purchase. Knowing that a vehicle will actually ... Read More
As I said, I originally wanted a Mercury Milan HB. Unfortunately, the dealerships that I encountered did not want to cooperate. As for 2010 Prius reliability, you are quite correct that the car was (almost) totally redesigned. However, after searching for as many reviews as I could find that included test drives, I could not find any substantial criticism of its design and performance. To the contrary, they were generally quite ... Read More
Who is that car buff? This posting is that of a Toyota fanatic to scare people away from the Insight. Honda will not let go at the Insight for a long while.The posting you read is a fake . Do not worry about it. I had to get rid of a Prius 2008 because it would not travel on Icy roads (the prolem is the same on the Prius 2010 and ... Read More
A Honda Insight LX wille allow you to drive on icy road in the Winter not the Prius 2010 because they forgot to include a (Vehicule Stability Control)VSC OFF button to disengaged the system so that when you go up a hill in Winter with the Prius 2010, your engine is turned off by the system. You are then stuck in the snow while standard forward traction cars pass you by. ... Read More
oh my gosh!! I had to reply!! I thought it was my driving!! I tried to leave my home this passed winter(i live in OR) we live on a hill. We have a 2008 and i lost complete control, it was like nothing worked! i ended up down an embankment and had to be towed out very scary!! 12,000 in damage!!!we did not have snow tires, but now im afraid to ... Read More
First of all, I'm not a "fanboy" of any sort. I like hybrids because there is nothing else as clean and efficient on the road. And second, anyone who classifies the Prius as a "vehicle prone to burn" is just being ignorant. There are more than a million Toyota hybrids on the road worldwide, and a large percentage of those cars are Priuses (or Prii, depending on your preferred term.) There ... Read More
I have been reading this board for over a year since we bought our 2008 Prius. Our Prius has been flawless (as I am sure 99.9% have been). I have also followed forums for all my cars (GMs, Fords, Hondas, Volvos, VWs, Toyotas) for many years. All I can say is some things happen to all cars. Also, people who write posts tend to be ones (including myself) who have had ... Read More
familydadx4 says, "Again, you offer nothing but opinion here (especially if you poll current prius owners). What data? I still don't like it. I still think it's a POC. It definitely ain't for me. It's hideous and over-priced. It can't get out of it's own way. Again, my story and I'm sticking to it." What data? Are you kidding me? Are you new to the hybrid world? The Prius has won ... Read More
Gary says, "Toyota has put all its marbles into the wrong markets. The US buyer is fickle. And the meager Prius sales when gas is cheap, attests to my belief." Gas prices and Prius sales do not have a direct correlation: Sales in 2004: 53,991 Avg gas price 2004: $1.895 Sales in 2005: 107,897 Avg gas price 2005: $2.314 Gas prices went up, and so did Prius sales. Sales in 2006: ... Read More
How many times I have to post this? Gary says, "Toyota has put all its marbles into the wrong markets. The US buyer is fickle. And the meager Prius sales when gas is cheap, attests to my belief." Gas prices and Prius sales do not have a direct correlation: Sales in 2004: 53,991 Avg gas price 2004: $1.895 Sales in 2005: 107,897 Avg gas price 2005: $2.314 Gas prices went up, ... Read More
The Insight looked very stylish and did not seem small inside or outside, but the rear leg room was not nearly as much as a lot of other small cars. We drove the EX - I believe sticker was $21,800. Considering you can buy a 2009 Corolla LE with less than 20k miles for under $14k, and a low-mileage 2008 Prius for close to $18,500, I would have a tough time ... Read More
I have a 2008 Pruis with the VehIcle Stability Control. I recommend highly you don't get it if you live where there is snow. You cannot turn off the VSC and if you go into a skid, you lose your power and you cannot get out of your skid. You are totally helpless. DON'T GET IT. It is unsafe,,,,,Trust me. I actually had to call the police trying to get up ... Read More
I purchased my dear Prius in Sept '07, with the intent of keeping it long-term. But our needs have changed, and I am giving serious thoughts to turning it in and getting a Sienna. The payments would remain the same. Monthly gas expense will go up, but that's justifiable. Can anyone guide me how much the trade could be worth? A dealer has offered $17.5k. An online tool at Toyotas of ... Read More
I just read about this two days ago, and already I've forgotten what I read! However, the Honda Fit is a superb vehicle. It was great for 08 and ever better for 09 (what I've read). I believe that the info you provided about the diff between full and mild hybrids is correct, however. Don't be concerned about being T-boned. There is NO lag, whatsoever, in restarting. The slightest touch on ... Read More
That is about one a day. I would say that is better than most dealers out here. I used that new View Inventory feature here on Edmunds. It listed 259 Prius at the 8 dealers here in San Diego. Seems like a lot. Maybe it is not that many. I do not see any 2008 models left so that is better than a lot of dealers. Mossy has a Prius listed ... Read More
Hi Al, Could have been that it was an end of the year special. Around the time I was in the market for a Prius (last week of 2008), I saw a similar price quote on craigslist from a dealer in Oakland who was quoting $750.00 below invoice. It was for a Prius Touring with Option 6, with a few more options in addition to Option # 6, such as glass ... Read More
http://blogs.edmunds.com/greencaradvisor/2008/12/november-hybrid-sales-plunge-as- - -gas-prices-fall-credit-tightens.html In sheer volume, Toyota's Prius was hardest hit. Although still the industry leader with slightly more than half of all hybrid sales in November, Prius volume of 8,660 for the month was down 48.3 percent from 16,737 sold a year earlier and off 26.7 percent from 11,804 sold in October. "It's just too expensive" when gas prices are low, said analyst Caldwell. Not the time to be expecting ... Read More
I checked at the first dealer on the list here in San Diego. Mossy Toyota. All 2009 except noted: Camry Hybrid 5 each $32,129 Camry XLE 2.4L 3 each $26,269 Camry XLE V6 one each $29,429 (2008) Prius 11 each Start at $24,869 to $28,844 Matrix 12 each from $19,519 to $23,879 with AWD That is $5860 more for the Camry hybrid over the Camry XLE 4 cyl. I cannot see ... Read More
The Garmin works just fine for me. I have it right on my 2008 Prius dash.She does have a nice voice :) :) :)
That would have been my guess as well but my dealership friend made some calls and was told that the 2009 they wanted to come with was not ready for fall of 08 but they felt it would be in April to summer in US and so would come out as the 1st of the 2010 models. I don't know anything for sure but he's still sticking to this scenario. I'm ... Read More
When I use any brand of gasoline with Ethanol in my 2008 Prius with 8000 miles, the mileage decreases to about 37 mpg. With non-Ethanol fuel I average between 48 to 52 mgg. Is anyone aware of any fuel that does not come from the Middle East that does not contain Ethanol?
Any one know how to turn up the volume on my 2008 Toyota Prius when locking the doors when I press the keyless entry. I can barely hear it? Also if I have numbers in my phone address book with the persons name, when they call me in the car and the audio shows incoming call, does anyone know why the name does not appear on the screen? Please advise and ... Read More
I'm hoping people will find this response relevant to the topic, since it addresses the overpricing issue: Six months or so ago I'd have agreed with you, but now Priuses are actually appreciating rather than depreciating. With gasoline very likely to go up, that Sentra will likely sell like an SUV five years from now. The total cost to own (including amortization, gasoline, battery expense) will very likely be less for ... Read More
The e-mails I get definitely say "in stock". yeah, well I also have eight (8) 2008 Toyota Prius in stock.....and they are off-lease vehicles. I agree with kdhspyder, they are not new and untitled.
As per a news article that I had forwarded to me this morning, Toyota announced that there will be an increase in MSRP of $500 on the 2009 Prius vs. the 2008 models. There was no information leading to a re-design for the 2009 model, so it appears that they will be holding off on the re-design for the 2010 model at this point. Ken
Careful of the wording. His email might have said 'available' not 'in stock'. It's highly unlikely that any dealer in the US has any 'in stock' except a few isolated ones where an 'orderer' might have backed out, certainly not in NoVa. Laurel Toyota CARMAX is the largest Toyota dealer on the EC and I believe it's No 2 in the country. http://www.carmax.com/enUS/locations/Maryland-Both-Laurel-Toyota-7806.html It has ZERO Prius' new or used in ... Read More
jut remember to make very small corrections when backing with a short wheelbase. 1/4 turns of the steering wheel rather than lock to lock. there's no substitute for practice.....during the week at the dock or in the nearest parking lot at night....when launching your ski, remember the plug!!!!!! i've only launched mine and a coupleof times a friend of mine's. his has reverse (looks like yours may too) mine doesn't....both skis ... Read More
The 2009's are being built now, today. They are exactly the same as the 2008's. The Chairman of Toyota will introduce the new Gen 3 Prius at the NAIAS in Detroit in January. The 'line off' of this vehicle in Japan will be April 2009 as a 2010 model. Normally it should arrive here in Summer 2009. It will have NiMH battery technology in the first year or two. Then... if ... Read More
GM seems to have done a far worse job with their little piddly battery than 'Yota has done: GM battery on the leaky side? With gasoline at $4 a gallon and the Toyota Prius flying out dealership doors, General Motors' mild hybrid vehicles are stuck in neutral because of battery-pack failures. GM had to use 9,000 battery packs to replace leaking ones it recalled, a company spokesman says. GM diverted those ... Read More
I would be glad to share my purchase information with you. I got my 208 Prius on May 29,2008, from FERRIS TOYOTA in NEW PHILADELHIA , OHIO. I was treated real good and feel I got a fair deal. Need any more information let me know. OLDCOACH
i would like to buy and tow a jetski and trailer which will weight about 1200 lbs. Does anyone have first hand experience towing and putting on the water (using a boat ramp) a jetski? I would appreciate hearing from people who have actually done it or attempted to do it.
"On June 7, 2008, the converted Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owned by Central Electric Power Cooperative in Columbia, SC, was destroyed by an internal fire that occurred during a routine drive" I would never get an aftermarket phev setup. These systems are so complex, and the components so unproven, that I want Toyota's or GM's neck on the line (along with mine).
I was thinking this occurred while being charged. It was in fact while being driven. On June 7, 2008, the converted Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owned by Central Electric Power Cooperative in Columbia, SC, was destroyed by an internal fire that occurred during a routine drive. Thankfully, there were no injuries. But the converted Prius was destroyed. The cause of the fire is not known. Full story: link title ... Read More
I simply LOVED my Prius until it hit 5000 miles and we took it on a little 2300 mile trip. I bought it new in January. In April and May I noticed some strange fill ups. My car averages 47mpg. One tank was down to one bar at only 300 miles ... really bad mileage that tank. One fill up showed 55mpg ... boy was I excited! The next "top off" ... Read More
Of course the Optima isn't a hybrid but you should NOT complain about the stated fuel economy with a large-ish 4 dr sedan. You should be pleased instead. After renting a Prius for a week I am more than impressed with Toyota's level of hybrid technology however after being impressed by the Prius to the point of inquiring into purchasing one I found the reasons I won't. Long waiting lines, cash ... Read More
I am glad that others are happy with their Prius. I was until May 23rd. The time I needed to count on my car was on a road trip with long distances between fill ups. In town and in areas where fuel is readily avialable, it is important to know how far you can travel on the road. I spoke with Toyota technicians and other Prius owners BEFORE I began looking ... Read More
I am a happy 2008 Prius owner, may be looking for another, maybe I could be talked into taking your unsafe 08 prius off your hands. Hate to see you drive an unsafe vehicle. What state are you located in? How many miles on the Prius? Which model is it,which packages does it have? Will you give someone a real GOOD DEAL to get rid of it ?
To Viet - the power for acceleration is one reason I bought my HAH. I like to GO===>>>. The fact that I can do so [occasionally] and still maintain a 10 MPG increase on average over my old Buick Regal GS makes the purchase worthwhile. But I have to disagree with you on the Toyota Vs. Honda technology - Toyota has the cutting edge technology, while Honda is using technology that ... Read More
I have just read several stories of concern on: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/toyota_prius.html. There are MANY other websites that speak to Prius problems: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2008/01/prius_winter.html - http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f1205be - http://www.hybridcars.com/forums/2008-prius-fuel-tank-capacity.html - http://priuschat.com/forums/prius-main-forum/10650-prius-fuel-tank.html - http://www.greenhybrid.com/discuss/f10/problem-putting-gas-prius-1611/ - these are just the ones I have stumbled across. I am SICK to my stomach. I have TRUSTED Toyota for YEARS to provide a SAFE and RELIABLE vehicle. I traded in my 2007 Toyota Touring Avalon on my 2008 Toyota Prius ... Read More
You will find interesting this Q&A from the Car Talk column: "Q Dear Tom and Ray: I was driving home in my beloved 2003 Toyota Prius on Friday. I turned right a few blocks from my house, and the wheel froze in the turned position. I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting a parked truck. With all my might, I forced the wheels straight enough to get it ... Read More
Hubby and I have been considering the Prius but have yet to drive one, as none of the lots in our area have them in stock. We finally drove to Naples, FL yesterday (Germain Toyota) to see to pre-owned 2008 Prius Base models they had in stock (no package...base models both. The mileage on one was around 9K, the other around 17K , I believe, but don't quote me on that. ... Read More
My Prius came in this morning May 27, 2008. :D :D :D I will pick it up on thursday May 29, 2008. I will keep you in formed.
My Pius came in this morning May 27, 2008. :D :D :D I will pick it up on thursday May 29, 2008. I will keep you in formed.
nycprius, I think that should be about $400 below MSRP assuming that it only has #5 and none of the other port or dealer adds. An even better deal if it does have extras. Good find right now!
Would be interested to know which dealer. I am about to buy a prius, and i got a quote of $26,400 from a dealer in Nassau County for a Prius with package #5, which i think should be about $1500 less than package #6, so I think you did well. Thanks.
2008 Corolla weighed about the same as the 2009 Yaris. They all wear similar-sized shoes as 2008 Prius. The 2008 Prius weighs more than the 2009 Corolla. 2009 Corolla's shoes are wider accross the range. Even the 2004 Camry, which was of roughly equal weight to the Prius, had an extra inch of contact patch. 2008 Prius wears shoes designed for cars 300-400lbs lighter than itself. The point I was trying ... Read More
Hi- We are currently looking to purchase a new 2008 Highlander Hybrid and were told by one dealer that Toyota is slowing production on the Highlander Hybrid so that they can use the batteries to produce more Prius's. By doing this, the availability of the Highlander Hybrid will go down, therefore increasing the price. Has anyone else heard about this? Also, will the 2009 models be any different from the 2008's? ... Read More
... here's a thread from an other site with some good and accurate info on the changeover from Gen 2 to Gen 3. http://priuschat.com/forums/2009-toyota-prius/47621-putting-speculation-rest-200- 9-carryover-2008-confirmed.html#post621530 Expect the Gen 3 to arrive here summer 2009 as a 2010 model.
Check out Kendall Toyota. I bought one last month on the 30th and they sold me a package 6 for $300. less than sticker. I know it's not a great price but better than the local dealers (Al Hendrickson and others) who are tacking on $1,000-$4,000. I was able to work out the deal with internet dept. through emails. Very smooth deal, no dealer fees and never felt hustled. Try to ... Read More
I have bought a new 2008 Prius, and it will be here on May 30,2008. I wanted to know how long I should drive it before going on a 600 mile trip. Is it ok to drive it on a 600 mile trip with very little mileage on the auto? I hope the car is as good as many of you say.
This is simple actually if the right tools are used. A spreadsheet is good but pencil works fine too. Assumptions: Two 4c 5-door hatchbacks from Toyota 2008 Prius package #2 priced at $24000 2009 Matrix base with Stability Ctl priced at $20500 Miles driven: case 1..13000 mpy case 2.. 20000 mpy Length of ownership: Case A .. 4 yrs Case B .. 10 yrs Resale values ( from Edmunds ) Case ... Read More
Last week I purchased a 2008 Prius with Package#6 for ~$200 below Invoice (not MSRP). The price excluding taxes and doc fee was ~$25,700. Check with the Internet division of Toyota Sunnyvale. They got very good deals and they send the quotes through email upfront.
The dealer just quoted me $396 pm for a Base Prius (1220). 15,000 miles a year with matts as the only option. That was with 1,000 down and a 2,000 trade in. I have tier 1 credit. That's on a car worth 22,574. The web page for this dealer listed a 12,000 mile per year 36 month lease as $281 pm. Just to get you in the door. Another dealer across ... Read More
I just purchased a 2008 Toyota Prius with the navigation system. We have used the Garmin GPS in our older cars for a few years and love it but we don't love all the wires going all over the car. I also wanted the leather seats that came with the car with the navigation system so thatís another reason we ended up with the navigation system. Well I'm one of those ... Read More
;) Got it today! 2008 Prius, Package #4 w/HZ, CF, Silver Met Drove 2-hrs from home to Staunton, VA (McDonough Toyota). Paid $25,914 and I got an excellent trade-in value for my Toyota Tacoma. Have driven it about 150-miles and so far I like the car. Intersate driving at 70-mph+ easy for the little car. With gas here in Central VA at about $3.60 and rising, I am glad I found ... Read More
Purchased our 2008 TCH Monday, May 5th (four days ago). Bought it sight unseen as a demo (the dealership owners wife was using it her car). The dealer had no hybrids on the lot - a two-month waiting list for Prius, and two base model TCHs en route for delivery next week. Our car had 3,600 miles on it at time of purchase. Never owned a Toyota previously. I really like ... Read More
The total cost was $285.00 including tax. The truth is that it even looks better than the original one. You can't even tell the difference! So.... (silly me) I was going to pay $715.00 for the Toyota sticker that you can't even see and that is at the bottom of the windshield. Well, today... had to place my post decals (to enter the military post) so the Toyota sign was not ... Read More
May 6, 2008 at 8:50pm. AAA towed to Toyota and they started working on the car before they called me. It started up for them but with the engine light on. I got a free rotation and oil change out of that because no one called me until 8am when I was already on my way in. Anyway, the air filter was heavily dirty and after running a computer check, nothing ... Read More
just want to know if anyone else has had this experience. when driving my car, or sitting in a parking lot, the volume of the radio will go off the charts. The first time this happened (it has happened 3 times total) I thought someone hit my car. the only way to reset the volume of the radio is to turn off the car and restart it. also, when this 'event' ... Read More
Tell Toyota to shove it. $300 is about right and it will be the equivalent of what it came with. Make sure the top is tinted if your original was. If you show Toyota the estimate, they will correct their mistake and do it for $400. They probably send it out to be done, sometimes to the same guy.
I just bought a 2008 Touring Prius (PKG 6) and as I was driving from work the other day, a small rock hit my windshield (glass window) and it needs to be replaced. Toyota wants over $1,000.00 to replace it. The guy around the corner will replace it, but it will not be the original for about $285.00. Should I buy the original or settle for the regular glass? I read ... Read More
First, let me say that the input I have read here is most valuable information and it's groups like this that keep us, the consumers, well informed. IToday I saw that my gas tank was at half full. Last Friday, I picked the new car up from the dealer (Prius 2008) and they had the tank filled upon delivery. Ok, so we are at 1/2 of a tank of gas and ... Read More
Yes, EMF radiation from hybrids such as the Toyota Prius is starting to become a concern in the media lately. http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2008/04/can-hybrids-pos.html http://www.leftlanenews.com/are-hybrids-hazardous-to-our-health.html
We're considering the purchase of a 2008 Prius. Has anyone driven both the standard and Touring models, and have an opinion on whether the extra cost for the Touring model is worth some degree of better handling (can you even tell the difference?) There doesn't seem to be much that separates the two versions, and I'm thinking the additional cost might not be worth it. Also, although the Prius literature from ... Read More
I just bought a 2009 TCH and love the mileage benefits over my traded-in Infiniti, but saw an unnerving article in this Sunday's NY Times about the health risks of Hybrid cars; Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive in particular. Here is the very well written and awakening NYT article from 4/28/2008. Fear, but Few Facts, on Hybrid Risk ALMOST without exception, scientists and policy makers agree that hybrid vehicles are good for ... Read More
Hello, my data & experience. 4/23/2008, $22,900 + $389 processing fees. White, Base + Option 2. 4 miles. I spoke with 2 dealers in person and by phone. With one I only by phone. I used the Edmunds and Consumer Reports invoice pricing. I followed the basic script for getting the bottom line. One marked up the MSRP, the other came down. Neither would quote a price over or under invoice. ... Read More
I purchased a 2008 Toyota Prius 4/19/08. I have been pampering it and taking it easy around town. I've now have about 700 miles on it. I'm getting around 55 MPG. Most of my driving is on the freeway at around 65 MPH. Is this pretty normal? How many miles until the motor is broken in? How many miles should I drive it before I can share in the joy of ... Read More
In Bronx / NY It is a touring edition.
not sure if this question will post or go to you directly, but I wondering where you bought this car? is it a touring?
where did you get this prius please?
Hi to all, I am going to pick up my new Prius with #6 package. Paid 26,800 plus Tax. I am not sure that i got a good deal. Any other expiriance out there? Thank you.
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