Prius C already selling like hotcakes in Honolulu

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  1. ewaboy

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    Prius C's are selling in Honolulu. I ordered one only because the color I wanted had already been sold. I was surprised they were actually selling the cars off the lot - I just assumed that they called me to come look at the cars and maybe test drive one. The salesman called me and said "We got the C's - and we are selling them.":)

    Test drove a II in Moonglow on Friday morning (2/17). They had at least 6 Prius C IIs and some Is. Went back in the afternoon but the Moonglow & metallic gray were already sold. Only a Superwhite and Habarnero left.:(

    If they had the the Moonglow or metallic gray I would be driving a Prius Ç by Monday. The Habanero was tempting (mid-life crisis?) but it was not on the lot and I couldn't see it.

    Since I had to wait anyway - I ordered a Summer Rain - which will not be coming in till April. This first shipment's Summer Rain was sold by the time I got to the dealer.

    Dealer called around 9 am, I got there around 10 am. Test drove and looked at the Moonglow C II. Left and went back around 5:30 pm - only two C II's were left. They also had some C I's left. Did not see any III's. No Summer Rain in the March shipments or someone already reserved it. Not sure how many C's they got in the February shipment.

    IIRC - they told me they will be getting only about ten C's per shipment.

    Edited to add: They don't even have the brochures and slick advertising stuff for the C yet. Salesman sat at the computer and went to online stuff to pull specs and other info and even pictures (to try to figure out colors). They did not have anything showing the different colors - just pointed at other models in the lot and said it looks like that gold or that blue. Summer Rain - "kinda of teal" was all they could say as not everyone had seen all the different colored C's - a lot were still in storage (probably in one of their lots near the docks?).
     
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  2. Tideland Prius

    Tideland Prius Moderator of the North
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    Wow! They're not even on our lots yet (Canadian launch is in March).
     
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    If they're on sale already, when is Toyota going to get some "real" information about them on their website???
     
  4. ewaboy

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    Yes - I was surprised as heck myself. When I went to ask about a month ago they said the C's will arrive late February and be up for sale in March. Guess they got them earlier than expected.
     
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    As I added to my original post above - the dealer did not even have the brochures or color charts or any of the slick advertising stuff yet.
     
  6. Tideland Prius

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    Might be a Servco thing then? I know you guys do it a little different on the island than on the mainland? I don't think Dianne gets her first one til later this month and she's in CA!
     
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    Yep - you're likely correct re: "Servco thing"-

    Servco is the only Toyota game in town.:):confused:
     
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    Congratulations braddah!
    If there here I want to go check one out, which dealership did you purchase from SAL or SAH?


    Posted from my iPhone via the Tapatalk app.
     
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    SAH - Mapunapuna. Only put a deposit down cause they don't have the color I want. The C II's are selling fast - only two left yesterday. They have some C I's. IIRC the demo I drove was a C II. Not sure if Leeward has some - probably have a demo but been dealing with SAH cause I work in the area.
     
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    Just bought a Prius C for my wife here on Maui in the Summer Rain color.
     
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    Lucky - Summer Rain was sold out the first day here. :( Got one on order. If only they'd import the yellow one.:):D

    If possible - pics & a report would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  12. LizKauai

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    Which version did you get? I am looking at the 3
     
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    Those of you picking one of these up; can you give me an impression of the road noise; even better if you have an android phone you can download this free app: appbrain.com/app/sound-meter/kr.sira.sound

    and give us a reading?

    That would be awesome!
     
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    Just ordered one (II moonglow on Feb 24) Paid 21,993 out the door. But it won't be in until May. I knew I should have preordered it earlier.
     
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    Exact same price CII. Ordered 02/17 - they said April but salesman today said the Summer Rain in the next shipment(s) may be I's.
     
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    Could one of you wonderful Hawaiians please take a photo of a cII stereo on the dash?
    It would be a first for all of us! Mahalo!
     
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    From another site. Which I cannot name until I have 5 post.
     

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    Oh, hey - that's super useful! I've been wondering how the dash looked, too, since if I got a C it'd be a lower model. Thanks! :)
     
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    Screw the stereo, I'm just glad to see that the temperature's now on a dial.
     
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    ^haha, taking it back to the analog days (or at least in feeling), that is definitely a new direction from what I've seen.
     
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