What date do you think the 2009 will be available?

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  1. Husker4theSpurs

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Tideland Prius @ Nov 12 2007, 05:29 PM) [snapback]538604[/snapback]</div>
    I don't think that really counts as an ACTUAL refresh the likes Toyota has done on other models ... the car still looks exactly the same. I'm going to stick by my prediction for now.
     
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    Thanks for all the info - looks like it might be 1 1/2 years +. Might consider a 2 year lease on one now and turn it it to buy a new one?? Never leased a car before, but now I think it might be worth taking a peak at.

    Kenny
     
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Husker4theSpurs @ Nov 13 2007, 09:47 AM) [snapback]538950[/snapback]</div>
    :unsure: That is a midlife update and that's what it's called.

    Here are other examples of changes made in Canada (cause I'm not sure what Toyotas you're thinking of. And besides, does it make sense to you to update the year before a full redesign?)

    2002-2006 Camry. 2005/2006 - new headlights, new taillights, new wheel designs, electroluminescent gauges, slightly reworked centre console (below the radio), new steering wheel with audio mounted audio controls

    2003-2008 Corolla. 2005-2008 - chrome grille surround, clear rear indicator lights, rear centre headrest, UV cut glass, engine immobiliser. On the LE model, standard foglights, TPMS, Optitron gauges. Opt. side/side curtain airbags. New XRS model

    2001-2007 Highlander. 2005-2007 - new headlights, new taillights, 17" wheels on Limited model, new silver trim on base model, silver/wood trim on Limited model.

    2001-2005 RAV4. 2004/2005 RAV4 - new door handles, new 2.4 litre engine, new rear taillights, different alloys, new Chili Edition.

    1995-2000 RAV4. 1998-2000 - new taillights, new grille, Package C option with colour-keyed bumpers, handles, mirrors

    2004-present Avalon. 2008 Avalon - new taillights with LEDs, new grille, new headlights, new front bumper, new alloys

    2000-2005 Echo sedan. 2004-2005 - new headlights, new front bumper, new taillights, new rear bumper, new trunklid.


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    OK I'll go with that ...
     
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    according to my GSM, after going to the sales manager training for the new corolla, sequoia, and matrix, they showed a picture of the new prius on the projector. they were kicking people out taking pics with their cellphones and whatnot, so they were very secretive. He said that it looks wild and will be available early spring '08. who knows though.
     
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    Expect the third generation Prius in 2010 or 2011 I don't know if I want to wait that long! :D
    3rd Generation Prius
     
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    I'm waiting until the New York Auto Show (late March) before buying.
     
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