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I've been looking at buying a new 2011/2012 Prius or Prius v, hoping to buy within the next 1-2 days

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by intelliot, Dec 20, 2011.

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  1. intelliot

    intelliot Technology Evangelist

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    I live near Puente Hills Toyota and Long Beach Toyota.

    I test drove a 2011 Prius three with solar roof, and a 2012 Prius v with Navi. Not sure why, but the 2011 Prius seemed to respond just a tad slower to pressing the accelerator. Maybe just that particular one is a lemon?

    Tips and advice are welcome :)
  2. intelliot

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    Re: I've been looking at buying a new 2011/2012 Prius or Prius v, hoping to buy within the next 1-2

    How do you find out the invoice price of a car?

    Here are the ones I'm considering:

    1) 2011 Prius Three with Navi
    2) 2011 Prius Three with Solar Roof Navi
    3) 2012 Prius v Three

    What are the invoice prices of these?
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    Re: I've been looking at buying a new 2011/2012 Prius or Prius v, hoping to buy within the next 1-2



    Did the car power up in Eco mode? They will come up in Eco mode if powered off in Eco mode. If so, press the Eco button (next to EV, Power) to put it into normal mode.

    It's possible the 2011 'seemed' to have softer acceleration because the Prius v is 'geared' a little lower because of its extra weight.
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    Re: I've been looking at buying a new 2011/2012 Prius or Prius v, hoping to buy within the next 1-2

    Got it! Decided to go for the 2012 Prius v Three. Now to come up with some cool hacks..
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    Re: I've been looking at buying a new 2011/2012 Prius or Prius v, hoping to buy within the next 1-2

    @intelliot

    nice pick with your prius v, I got my a month ago, but it was 2011 prius 3rd....
    the new 2012 prius liftback looks evil....like a bug.... so give up...
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