Prius Liftback vs Prius C

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by revhigh, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. revhigh

    revhigh MPG Enthusiast

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    Exactly my point ... dealers are getting them in ones and twos. Of course they'll be sold out. Every other Toyota model probably had 25 cars each on the lot (at least my dealer does ... probably 50+ RAV4's and Camrys). I don't think Toyota wants their dealers to have an entire row of them sitting around. Having one or two makes it seem like they're in demand. Probably not a bad strategy, especially for not discounting them.

    I have no doubt they're good little cars, and that people that have them will love them just as almost everycody loves their Prii no matter the model.

    They're not sold out because they're getting 25 at a time ... they're sold out because they're getting TWO at a time.

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    According to the August sales numbers for the USA, the liftback sold 13,311 in August while the C did 3,428. That means the liftback is outselling the C only 4 to 1 - not bad results for a new model.

    The V had 3,325 sales in August, the PHV 1,047.
     
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    As I said, I was speaking only about 4's, every dealer I went to had 1's, 2's, or once in awhile a 3. I'm talking four dealers I personally went to, countless others on the phone from around the tri-state.
     
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    Regarding the ratio .. I can only speak for my dealer, which was the only one I discussed it with. That was also an estimate on the salesman's part ... not actual numbers. ;)

    I've still never seen more than 2 on any dealer's lot, and there don't seem to be many on the road around me. I'm guessing they must sell far more in urban areas, and I'm more rural and suburban.

    My dealer sells far more RAV4's than any other Toyota by a ration of 2 to one I'd bet. They always have row upon row of RAV's.


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    Checked one of the largest dealer in town, they have
    8 Prius C , 8 Prius V, 19 Prius & 18 Prius Plugin.
    Most of C's are three and four and only 1 one.
     
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    Yes, I usually identify the Prius as the "original" instead of liftback or hatchback, since all four models have a hinged rear door that swings upwards. Even then, "original" isn't an official name from Toyota. Even if Toyota were to assign the original Prius its own letter for the 2013 models, it wouldn't be retroactive to older models [Sigh].
     
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    I also have a Prius c2 2015 and I love it. I like small cars. I find it very comfortable. It's really what people like.
     
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