Lancaster PA area contacts?

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  1. depriusoto

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    A good friend of mine is in the market for a used Prius, $10k or under, Gen I or II. He lives near Lancaster, PA so I'd like to pass on to him recommendations for a good Prius mechanic and/or a Prius owner who'd be willing to walk with him through the process.
    He says he has to purchase it in the next few days, but from I see on the weather, it's pretty damn cold back there right now! Of course, that might make it a great time for a good discount.
    Thanks in advance.

    Ed K in Albuquerque, NM where they tell us winter will be returning this next week.
     
  2. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    • 2009 - last of model year would have factory installed fixes.
    • 2008 - 2004 excellent 1.5L, solid car
    • 2010 - first model year has 1.8L and more space BUT also risks first-year weaknesses fixed in field.
    • 2001 - 2003 - sedan style, read the sticky. As a project car, OK but a lot of weaknesses corrected in 2004-2009 model.
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  3. Blizzard_Persona

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    Here is a winner for your friend:

    Used 2006 Toyota Prius 4DR SDN HYBRID For Sale | Serving Thorndale, West Chester, Thorndale, Coatesville, PA 701219A

    They have 16 used prius on the lot.

    This one fits all the criteria and by bob's write up is the best year for an older used prius. Says one owner, fully loaded package 6!, and only 100k miles, and under budget by 1.5k.

    I've personally bought 3 cars at Del Toyota (a few mins from Lancaster co. Line) and cannot say enough good things about the place. Seriously.

    There are a bunch of toyota dealerships closer to me but I still make the hike up there to get treated right.

    Used 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 4DR SDN HYBRID For Sale | Serving Thorndale, West Chester, Thorndale, Coatesville, PA 700534B

    I know this ones not a prius, but but you mentioned a Gen1 sedan so take a look at this, an 07 HYCAM w/ 90k miles.....

    I'd say offer 10k even...

    Did your friend find a car that suits him?

    I wonder if he made it out to Del….
     
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  4. 3prongpaul

    3prongpaul Hybrid Shop Owner, worked on 100's of Prius's

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    Russel Frost lives in Lancaster.
    Have your friend buy him a couple pints I'm sure he'll tell you all about the Prius and give you some guidance.
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    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Russel is a character well worth meeting.

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    Russell Frost the whatdrives.us guy

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    I don't know how much value I bring to the conversation, both Bob and Paul have a huge amount of experience and knowledge I will never even be able to lay claim to. I just whine about the trivial stuff for fun.
    But sure, hit me up if I can help. I'm always willing to try.
    Thanks guys.

    Wait, did Bob Wilson refer to me as "character"?
     
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  7. depriusoto

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    Thanks for the contact! I'm connecting Russell to my friend Daniel.
     
  8. depriusoto

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    thanks for all the help. they bought a 2008 from Good 2 U dealer. No word in 10 days so that's a good sign their enjoying their new Prius!
     
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