2009 ordering info from Toyota

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  1. RichL

    RichL New Member

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    I went to a couple local dealers on Sunday to see if they had any '08's. They were out and most that were coming in were pre-sold and no Touring were available. They had some used '07 rentals returns that had 9-11000 miles on them. New car warranties were in affect. I drove one and the drivers seat was a little tight but doable. They were the base with either a #5 or #6 package and were selling for as much as a new '08. I think I'll just wait for the '09's

    This morning I called Toyota and was told that beginning June 1 I could order a new '09. If the dealer didn't know how to do that I was told that I could go online to Toyota.com and build the car, print it out and take it to the dealer and tell them to order it. I was also told that if I oder the first part of June I could expect delivery in September. Hopefully they will have the drivers seat improved.

    So... we'll see what the real seal is come June 1. :)
     
  2. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Good to know, thanks!
     
  3. Qlara

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    Do they have price increase for the 09 Prius too?
    I heard Toyota has to bump the pricing up to match the falling dollars.
     
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    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    all other models. The Prius is unaffected but I'm sure Toyota's waiting for the 2009 model year.
     
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    TravelBliss It's worth the wait !!!

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    Oh great.
    I just ordered my 2008.... {sigh}
     
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    so is the 2009 not a new redesigned model?

    i thought it was supposed to be redesigned with a new body & 80mpg
     
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    $400 US on May 7. If demand continues unabated I'd expect another $400 or so for the 09 continuation model.
     
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    Nope. There's probably 5 different threads herein on this subject. It's very slick marketing or just bad understanding by the writers of some pieces....or some of both.

    The 09 will be a continuation of the Gen2 for the next 12 months or so.
    Mr Watanabe will make a major announcement about Toyota's hybrids in January of 09 at the NAIAS.
    Expect the new Gen3 Prius to arrive in Aug/Sep/Oct of 2009. See the source of the misunderstanding?

    Oh and it was never expected to get upwards of 80 mpg except in some Brit's dreams. Reality is a nice redesign with a US EPA rating around 55-60 mpg at best. BTW that's a 20% increase in real world everyday driving.
     
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    i fell for that scheme last year, was told to order an 08 since 07's were few...went to dealer with the build i made and he told me i need to put a $500 deposit and the car was msrp + all the other add ons they like to include and OTD would be $34k i told him i'd wait to see what happens in sept/oct 07 and low and behold there were many available even on the lot which is what i got with exactly the options i wanted. no deposit ever req'd...unless something unusual happens, just wait til september/oct and see what is available from several dealers like i did, in fact when i chk'd inventory, the dealer didnt even know he had my prius on the lot. ran down that day in mid november and got what i have today.
    ps. the drivers seat sucks and doubt it will be addressed on the 09 models
     
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    Thanks for the price-adjustment news update, folks!
    Glad I joined the Prius owner club earlier this year....save on both ways. :D
     
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    I wanted to bump this to the top to see if anybody knows of any minor changes from 2008 and the prices.
     
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    Hmmmm well todays June 1st and I dont see any changes on the toyota website...Anybody got anymore info.
     
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    JimN Let the games begin!

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    If there really is a 20% increase in "real world everyday driving" then I would be looking at 70mpg and a solid 2nd place in the rally.
     
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    If someone in the UK or Japan talks about mpg (without specifying which gallon measurement), chances are that person has in mind the Imperial gallon which is 20% greater than the US gallon. 80 miles/Imperial gallon is equivalent to ~67 miles/US gallon.

    Then the next question should be what test is employed to determine the 80 miles/Imperial gallon - if it is slower speed and more gentle than the current US EPA test, then a higher result will be obtained.
     
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    I just logged in on Toyota.com and the only change I see is the increase in price. :( We will see.
     
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