Prime Time!!!

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by Joshua Laymon, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Joshua Laymon

    Joshua Laymon Junior Member

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    I probably won't be a popular person here for saying this, but a week ago I decided I wanted a Prime....and now I have one. My local dealers either had none or had recieved none. Pretty sad situation here in the Midwest. I ended up driving to NY to pick one up. I saved about $4000 over buying one here in Missouri, and had the choice of color and options I wanted.

    As seems to be the usual case, The dealer didn't have the car charged up for me. When I asked him to charge it while we were doing paperwork they did. When I brought it back to me it still didn't have a charge. I suspect they don't even know how to use their own charger. Due to some unfortunate choices of hotels I was unable to get the car charged at all until I had made it all the way back home 1200 miles later. Even despite that and heading west into the wind and storms I got nearly 60 miles per gallon. That's a pretty big step up from the Prius V that we traded in.

    Overall we are very happy with the car. My neighbors probably think I'm crazy because I stood out in the rain and washed the car last night when we got home. I pulled into the garage to dry it off and polish it up. Now I just need to find someone who will tint the back window for me!

    I just wanted to properly introduce myself here on this section of the forum. I may have some more questions over the next couple of days so keep a lookout for me!

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  2. Lee Jay

    Lee Jay Senior Member

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    Mine took six months. (True).

    Do me a favor and bang your head against a rock for me.

    Kidding! Congratulations on your new ride and welcome to the party!
     
  3. Prius from Dad

    Prius from Dad Senior Member

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    Congrats! And now for a lot of learning. ;) I also came from a v (2012 5). Big step up!
     
  4. bisco

    bisco cookie crumbler

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    are you kidding? you are now the most popular kid on the block! great deal, please add your purchase to the pricing thread! all the best.(y)
     
  5. huskers

    huskers Senior Member

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    Man, that shines up nicely. I am doing the same thing. If it rains, I am in the garage cleaning it up.

    What part of Missouri is Eldon in? Oh, and congrats !!! You will love this car but you already know that traveling that far for the car.
     
  6. Joshua Laymon

    Joshua Laymon Junior Member

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    Mid Missouri. Lake of the Ozarks area.

    I think the scariest part of the whole deal was that we had never seen a Prime before...EVER. We drove all the way there, looked at it for about 2 minutes, sat in it for 30 seconds, and signed the paperwork. The deal was already set before we ever left Missouri. With the advent of youtube and the hours of review videos on there of the Prime its pretty hard to not know what you are getting. Oh and I love the color, which is what determined what dealership we went through.
     
  7. bentplate

    bentplate Junior Member

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    We decided we wanted one at 9 AM on a Saturday and drove away in it that afternoon. Actually had choices between all three models and a few different colors all within a 45 minute drive. But we pay a lot more in taxes here ;)
     
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