Prius Prime availability outside CA

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  1. robby100

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    I've been watching these threads and outside of a couple of special orders I'm not seeing any confirmed
    reports of Prime inventory outside of CA. I'm starting this thread to report non-CA dealers who have
    inventory of the Prime.

    I'm on the east coast and responses from dealers here include - "Toyota will not be selling the car in the other states" to "We will not be stocking the Prime because our customers are apprehensive of running out
    of charge and not having a local charging station" I know. Talk about lack of dealer education.

    Anyway...here goes, please post here if you come across dealerships that have inventory of the Prius Prime outside CA.
     
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    If you're on the East Coast, your location is outdated in your profile.

    In any case, looking at autotrader.com or cars.com is a good way to find where inventory allocations are, just set it to find cars at any distance away.
     
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    The closest Prime of any trim level is 700 miles from me.

    If I want a blue advanced (I do), it's 1,700 miles.

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    Jim Coleman Toyota Bethesda MD on the DC Beltway just posted another thread 2 Prime arrived yesterday. Let's get em sold thanks to Jim for posting

    MD is full CARB so it's a universal donor state.
     
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    I just went on youtube and looked for videos about the Prime made within the last week. There were a number of videos from dealerships on the east coast including upstate NY, VT, CT, FL.
     
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    I'm getting a prime sometime in the next two weeks here in CT. I wouldn't say it was easy but it mostly consisted of talking to my dealer about getting it ordered. There are also 10 others getting primes over the next few months at my dealership. I also know that they are available in NY.


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    Just bought one at Jim Coleman Toyota in Bethesda MD from Joel Venga. Very easy, did most of it by phone and email. They had 7, and I think 2 sold. One Plus, mostly Premium, and one advance.
    I had tried with VA dealers closer to home but Jim Coleman isn't transferring them. I guess there the biggest hybrid dealer in the region so they got them first.
    Toyota Vehicle Inventory - Bethesda MD area Toyota dealer serving Bethesda MD - New and Used Toyota dealership serving Rockville Silver Spring Gaithersburg MD

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    Jmarkd7 - please check your PM

    bhtooefr - Sorry for the ambiguity. Right now I split my time between Raleigh NC and Dallas. So technically
    I'm open to getting one close to either location. I tried the East Coast first since historically the Plug in Prius
    (I own a 2012) was never available in TX

    Thanks for the updates!
     
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    Miller Toyota in Manassas VA claims they can get Prime. At least Sam Lee says that.
     
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    When? Jeff at Miller said I'd have to order one. We have bought a few cars from Toyota Sam but last time he was busy so Jeff sold us our sienna.

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    From Sam on Nov 3:
    Currently we don't have any Prius Prime allocated yet. My guess is that we did not sell any and that's why we we're not allocated any for this quarter (when the Plug In Prius was available for sale). So unfortunately we are not getting any in during this quarter allocation.

    We can order a Prius Prime, though.

    My understanding from Dianne in another posting is that when a dealer orders a car, they exchange with one of their allocated ones.

    I know Sam ordered my son's 2015 Prius V from factory to get the requested options, so I know it is possible.
     
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    so they can order one. any dealer can do that.
     
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    Some are not willing to do that, in my past experience
     
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    wow, that is sad, for them!
     
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    Yeah Jeff at Miller Toyota said it would take 8-12 weeks (by email about 2 weeks ago, see below). I needed the tax credit so I went to Maryland.

    "Apparently Toyota is only filling sold orders. Meaning any one being built has already been sold. As we do not have any sold, we do not have any coming. If you were to order one, we could have it for you in 8-12 weeks. From what I understand and am being told, this is true anywhere you go.

    Jeff Murray

    Miller Toyota Scion"

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    Clearly Jeff is wrong, based on Jim Coleman Toyota's posted inventory.....
     
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    yup, sounds clueless.
     
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    Miller in Manassas is a great dealer (where I got my 06) but I would expect the Beltway guys Koons, Jim Coleman, Taylors Alexandria, Fitz auto Mall etc, to get a leg up on early Primes.
     
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    I'm seeing availability (in transit) at Passport Toyota in MD as well
     
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    The Omaha World-Herald Newspaper in Omaha, Nebraska had a full page article on the Prime today in the auto section of the paper. That might generate some interest in the area, hope so. But so far no dealer in the area has any.
     
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