What will the dealers do with all of those leftover 2009s? One dealer drove me away from a 2009, fully loaded pkg#6 MARKED DOWN from 29k to 26.6K over a $500 dispute over tradein on my 2005 Prius pkg#6.
I walked away, and later bought a 2010 Insight; not because the Insight is better for me, but because I wanted that dealer to not sell me anything...
So, the Prius will most likely deliver the 50mpg average; I always scored 48.5, without working hard...that is 2.5 better than EPA without killing the a/c or hypermiling..
While I beat myself up trying to attain 40mpg, without a/c, 'cuz Honda like to use the gas motor to power the a/c instead of electricity..
I suspect that the loaded price of $27,500 on the Prius III with have some dealers tacking on a few 'exploratory' DOLLARS, JUST LIKE A FEW INSIGHT DEALERS STILL DO!
BTW: That Prius owner will most likely not have to spend $1,000 extrs to get floor mats, fog lamps, cargo tonneau covers, and will get both navigation and RDS radio, a remote locking fuel door, a real center console and armrest, a 12v accessory in the console as well as in the dash, real cupholders.
Walt (not real happy with my local Honda parts guy who lied about getting the parts...)
Will we actually see the solar panels on the cars?
Last edited by wstander; 04-21-2009 at 09:28 PM.