Considered a PIP but went with a 2012 Prius 4... questions for the future

Discussion in 'Gen 1 Prius Plug-in 2012-2015' started by OceanEyes, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. devprius

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    It sounds more like the salesman wasn't interested in selling the PiP. Instead they wanted a bigger commission check, so they pushed the OP to a car with a higher margin.
     
  2. OceanEyes

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    Many thanks for the support - the salesman was supposed to follow up with a call on my questions on the PiP and I got impatient over four days... nothing like an impatient buyer who decided what she wanted and walked in and told the front desk, "I want to buy a Prius, now." Folks started scrambling like rats on a flooding ship.... :giggle:

    I have the brochure on the home charging system saved for my son the electrician to look over for "the next time." I was never told I could hook up to a 120v outlet... my goodness, I'd feel like I was plugging in the Christmas lights or something like that... In the meantime, I love my 4... she's a great machine and going above and beyond....
     
  3. JacquesTutite

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    If you REALLY didn't have a standard 120 volt outlet at home to charge with, your decision was ok.

    If you COULD charge at home though, you made a big mistake, IMHO.
     
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    YHO respected... will reconsider on my next go around but happily no regrets with my purchase - she is doing me justice! Now, if my broom just had that power....:D
     
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    Not what I was told. It is OK... somethings are meant to be at that stage in time. No regrets other than not getting a Prius sooner... :)
     
  6. JimN

    JimN Let the games begin!

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    Here's to being happier than a witch in a broom factory with your Four.
     
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    rockerdan PiP Rocks!

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    the salesman sold you a FOUR for one reason...He made more commission...with the PIP i dont think dealers are making near as much with all the incentives.

    even if you never plug in, you would have saved money on fuel.
     
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    ^ My salesman told me he got paid more for the PiP. But that might just be based on msrp.
     
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    That charging system stuff is crapola. Like others have said a 110/120 normal outlet is fine.
    If you do a cross country trip, you will not benefit from charging stations. 12 miles a day from electric vs 600 from gas - the battery is too small to waste anytime charging it on a long distance trip.

    However, a 2012 Prius is certainly a fine choice, and with your driving habits, perhaps the best bang for the buck.
     
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    The test drive on the latest broom models would be fun!
     
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    For my spouse and I the sales people and two dealerships we shopped at including the one we purchased said to just use the 120V cord that comes in the trunk on delivery. They did not mention a dedicated circuit but that is more if you want to be "perfect" if you have hardly and draw on outlet your using it should not be a problem.

    For us they never mentioned the 220V level 2 charging station for the house, other then saying they have them in the lot at the dealership and you really do not need one at home.
     
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    On my cross country trip, I found I could charge at every gas station with a strip mall attached, when I stopped to stretch legs, eat or just shop for small trip stuff... every decent strip mall gas station with a convenience store has at least one 120v receptacle on the front wall, where people park anyway to go into the convenience store. I always asked and always got their agreement, and usually had a small crowd with eager questions by the time I got back from eating etc. These convenience store / gas stations were the one reliable types of place to charge up, in every town in every state I visited.
     
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    The coffeeshop I used to hang out at had outlets available out in the lot itself... 8 parking spots, 4 seperate places (2 outlets per) to plug in. It was pretty sweet seeing the strip-mall owner having planned so far ahead.
     
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    yeah, i mean, the car comes with a cable to plug into a 110 V outlet. it's in the trunk :)
     
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