Our 2006 Seaside Pearl #3 is due to arrive 2/3 - 2/6 (most recent dates) and our salesman called me today. He offered to be available tonight for us to come down to the dealer to do all the paperwork ahead of time. Then when the vehicle arrives, we would come down and do the test drive and physical inspection/training. I've talked to a few friends (non-Prius owners) and some, like me, had never heard of this. Those who have purchased cars more recently were aware of this. We are getting a rare opportunity for a date night tonight and would interrupt our plans if the vehicle actually arrives at our dealer, but we are not really interested in spending this rare opportunity without our child just to do paperwork. Also, the dealer is a 20-minute drive away. It doesn't make sense to me to drive over there and back for paperwork and then drive 20 minutes there and back for the vehicle a day or two later (total of 80 driving minutes). Kind of defeats the warm fuzzies of driving an environmentally conscious hybrid, if you ask me. Am I missing something on why this is beneficial? Has anyone done this? Why? Thanks! P.S. I briefly explained we had plans tonight and that we would cancel them if the car itself arrives (gave him my cell #), but we would not cancel them for paperwork. Same thing with two potential buyers of my current vehicle.