Brought home my first Prius. I'm a Happy owner of a Pruis v five with AT thanks to Dianne Whitmire!

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  1. TPBC

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    Today I made the two hour drive up from San Diego for this Blizzard Pearl beauty. Dianne Whitmire from Carson Toyota made the transaction very smooth.

    It's an adjustment coming from a regular gas powered car. But, I am amazed at how it is so efficient on gas. It only went down two ticks on the gas gauge (over 125 miles). Thanks again Dianne!! I will be sending more referrals your way.:D
     
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    Re: Brought home my first Prius. I'm a Happy owner of a Pruis V five with AT thanks to Dianne Whitmi

    I am also looking to buy BP Prius V 5 package right now, I was told that 5 comes with Nav as std., really? I thought its a optional. Anyway, so far one local dealership quoted me $33,300 with Nav, not sure how much is the right price to start to bargain. What's your price for your V?
    I saw Truecar.com's price is $29,987.
     
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    Re: Brought home my first Prius. I'm a Happy owner of a Pruis V five with AT thanks to Dianne Whitmi

    I think you might have misunderstood what comes standard with the Prius V 5.

    When you go to the Toyota site:

    Interior, the 3 and 5 have Nav standard.
    As you see here, the two 'options' which is only available for the 5 is the Premium HDD Nav system along with XM hardware which comes with the ATP package. The additional standard features for the 5 is Smart Key and the Synth Leather Seats.

    I know it is a lot to take in, I sort of went in with little information about the Prius V cars and wanted to look at one in person.
     
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    Re: Brought home my first Prius. I'm a Happy owner of a Pruis v five with AT thanks to Dianne Whitmi

    That's not right, either, unless I am mis-reading your intent. The standard NAV that the V and III wagons have is:

    Display Audio with Navigation and Entune: Includes 6.1" Touch-screen With Integrated Backup Camera Display, AM/FM CD player With MP3/WMA Playback Capability, Six Speakers, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (Includes 90-day Trial Subscription), HD Radio With iTunes Tagging, Auxiliary Audio Jack, USB Port With iPod Connectivity and Control, Vehicle Information With
    Customizable Settings, Hands-free Phone Capability, Phonebook Access, Advanced Voice Recognition, and Music Streaming via Bluetooth Wireless Technology. Entune Includes Bing and Pandora; Real Time Info Including Traffic, Weather, Fuel Prices, Sports and Stocks. Apps Available Spring 2012 at No Charge Include iHeartRadio, MovieTickets.com and
    OpenTable. Access to Entune Services is Complimentary for Three Years. See toyota.com/entune for Details.

    The V package has this set of items over and above a III:

    Prius v 5 Standard: 17-in. 10-Spoke Alloy Alloy Wheels with P215/50R17 Tires, LED Headlamps with Auto Level Control, Auto-On/Off Feature and Headlamp Cleaners,
    Integrated Fog Lamps, SofTex-Trimmed Seating, 3-Door Smart Key System with Push Button Start and Remote Illuminated Entry EC Mirror w/Homelink, Step Lamp Illuminated Entry.
     
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    Re: Brought home my first Prius. I'm a Happy owner of a Pruis v five with AT thanks to Dianne Whitmi

    Thanks P-man! Loved to meet you finally, such a pleasure! And, thank you for your kindness!

     
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    Re: Brought home my first Prius. I'm a Happy owner of a Pruis V five with AT thanks to Dianne Whitmi


    Hi noriphung,

    I would email Dianne Whitmire and she will be able to answer all your questions.
     
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    Re: Brought home my first Prius. I'm a Happy owner of a Pruis v five with AT thanks to Dianne Whitmi

    Thank you Dianne!! It was great to finally meet you as well. I hope you have a great weekend. Take care!!
     
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    Re: Brought home my first Prius. I'm a Happy owner of a Pruis v five with AT thanks to Dianne Whitmi

    It got mishmashed together... the intent was that the Nav system comes standard for both III and V, but the V has the additional options. Unfortunately, I was below the 'allowed linking' posting count and I was hacking out the linked stuff. The V's atp allows for the better looking Nav system as well as the other stuff. But the major focus was that III did come with NAV as part of the standard package.

    In either case, Dianne, if I recall correctly, is an actual Toyota Dealer type and should know more than I do... I'm just a customer who is still figuring out most of the stuff and enjoying the car still.
     
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    Re: Brought home my first Prius. I'm a Happy owner of a Pruis v five with AT thanks to Dianne Whitmi

    I'd wager that the average regular on PriusChat knows more than the average Toyota dealer about the Prius v, Dianne is probably the minority when it comes to dealers :)
     
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    Re: Brought home my first Prius. I'm a Happy owner of a Pruis v five with AT thanks to Dianne Whitmi

    Before we test drove our v I did a lot of research on it. So when we test drove it I had some knowledge about it. During the test drive I switched from ECO to PWR mode. My wife ask me what did I do that? Before I could answer her the dealer sitting in the back seat leaned forward and ask "just what do those buttons do?" :)
     
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