I'm new to this forum and have already learned much in reading your various topics. I have a Prius on order and can't wait for it to arrive. Which now leads to my frustration. Have any of you had a similar experience? I ordered my prius the end of August. They simply wanted to know the color and option package which to me, greatly simplified the process. The local dealer told me they get about a car per week and I was number 4 on the list. So I was expecting to have the car by the first week in October. I've been checking each week and the cars have been coming in slowly. I finally find out yesterday that they got their next allocation of 1, and it is for me. Only to find out that it is the wrong color and option package. When I asked about this, they now tell me that Toyota "tries" to match the allocations to what is requested by dealers as the car are brought into port. Said they used to de a better job but lately they have just been sending whatever they get. Have any of you experienced this. Is this Toyota's way to finish out the 2005's before the 2006's start production. They tell me that if I pass on the car, I stay at the top of the list and can wait until my color/options is allocated. Based on that I don't WHEN I will get a Prius. At this point I 'm willing to fly to another dealership that can deliver me what I want and I'll drive it home.