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2023 Prime: Let the wait begin...

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-2022)' started by MSantos, Apr 27, 2023.

  1. MSantos

    MSantos EcoAccelerometry

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    Well, I got myself on the "order list" for a 2023+ XSE Premium. And while ordering and 6+ month waiting periods is something I'm accustomed to, I'm afraid this time is going to be the longest wait ever.

    Every dealer I spoke to mentions wait times of 1.5 to 2 years as almost certain... mostly due to the meager number of units allocated to the Canadian market and general allocation bias favoring Quebec and BC. We'll see, I guess.

    If it takes 2 years or more, will I even remember I put a deposit down on this order? LOL
    Then again by the time it arrives (if it ever arrives), at least we'll get a build with a few of the early kinks ironed out.


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  2. Isaac Zachary

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    Yipes!

    I hope this waiting game gets better. I have the Prime on my list of potential next vehicles in a few years. But I wonder what would happen if my Avalon were totaled or stolen or such before that time. Would I have to go without a car for two years?!
     
  3. Tideland Prius

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    Welcome back! Good luck on the pre-order. A colleague in Winnipeg just got their RAV4 Prime after 2 years. Another here cancelled theirs because there’s no ETA.
     
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  4. Tideland Prius

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    It’s a Canadian thing. ICE cars are available with popular models only having a 1-2 month wait at most. Hybrids are up to a year. PHEVs and EVs are 2-3 years.

    I think the US is faring better.
     
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    So there are two of us here.
     
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  6. Gokhan

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    Longo Toyota has 700+ on the waiting list for Prius Prime and most of them are for XSE Premium. So far, only about a couple of dozen XSE Premiums have been allocated to the whole US. So, I conservatively estimate a three-year waiting period for you. You could get a limited-production Ferrari faster. LOL
     
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  7. Isaac Zachary

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    It looks like the Hyundai Ionic Plug-In hybrid is available in Canada. I wonder what the wait time is on those.

    I am writing the Prius Prime off my list of future vehicles to buy.
     
  8. Tideland Prius

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    Used? Cause the Ioniq line was killed off when the Ioniq5 was launched.
     
  9. Isaac Zachary

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    I thought the plug-in hybrid might still be sold in some parts of the world. I might be completely wrong.

    I was just trying to figure out if there's an alternative to the Prius Prime. I guess not!
     
  10. Trollbait

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    The Niro is probably the closest. The Escape if it doesn't have to be an actual car. Ford, Hyundai, and Kia also some larger SUV PHEVs.

    If European makes are within budget, there is actually a fair selection of sedans. They might be more power hybrid though.
     
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    I was told that maybe November from my January deposit. Grabbed someone else's cancellation when it came up last weekend.
     
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    I put down a $500 deposit on a 2023 Prius Prime on May 22, 2022. Last week I was at the dealer an enquired about my order. I am 5th on the waiting list, and was told I might see my car near the end of 2023.
     
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    when can we get gen 5 prime forums?
     
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    Oof the dealer I spoke to acted like the regular Prius and prime had comparable wait times. I take it that is extremely optimistic?

    also once you put down a deposit are you committed to an indefinite wait or is there a reasonable period beyond which you can get your deposit back?
     
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    I believe you can “bail” at any time, be refunded your deposit.
     
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    Try working with a west coast USA dealer? You'll probably find one significantly sooner.
     
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    I ordered my 2023 Prius AWD Limited at the end of December and took delivery the first week of June. It was only the fourth Prius the dealer was able to deliver so far this year. They were notified that they would receive six more by the end of this year and that made ten the number they were allocated. They had orders for over thirty and were going to break the news to customers that they wouldn't be receiving one until 2024.

    I've had mine for almost 2.5 months now and have not seen another one on the highway. On a side note, it was worth the wait.
     
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    I put down $500 on a Prime XSE Premier on July 22, 2022; was called on Aug 9, 2023 and told, "We have your car"! It didn't have the equipment I wanted. I was told I'm 58th in line back in June 2023. I think we're going to see these luxury models as 2024s; it's too close to the next model year now.
     
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    In Southern Calif, our dealers here are selling standard 2023 Prius. There appears to be a small trickle of Primes, but they are minimally equipped. Most dealers are tacking on BIG supplementary stickers too. I've been waiting over a year for my loaded Prime Premier (with no markup per dealer). The wait appears to be around 1-2 years out here. In California, at least, all deposits are FULLY refundable, per my experience (call sales for 23 years out here). I feel the car is totally worth the wait; my existing 2017 Prime Advanced is the most reliable and cheapest car I've ever owned, and it's FUN to drive. Electric-only range is currently 31miles (with the warmer weather). I love this car!!
     
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