Re: New Owner Questions
- btw - I can offer an even better price than that ($835.00 for 7/75)
for that plan, I am hestitant to put anymore prices out in public
forums, since I have been getting rather unpleasant phone calls from
other dealerships (apparantly some people have been taking my offer
and going to their local dealership and trying to get them to match
me, and its getting some folks upset with me)
So just call or email me directly, for a quote.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bobjbkln" <bobjbkln@h...> wrote:
> But look around, when I was bamboozled by the closer into getting
> ESA, they charged me $1720 + Tax (way over retail) for 6
> miles no deductible plan. I canceled and got my money back. A
> later, I purchased the same plan but for 7 years/75,000 miles from
> Walnut Creek Toyota for considerable less than half ($835, no
> A few other dealers are offering similar deals.
- We just bought a 2005 Prius!!!! It will be delivered next Thursday. My
husband and I are very excited. I hope we love our Prius as much as
you guys love yours.
My Questions are:
Will our car insurance be higher than any other new car?
We live in South Carolina and will be driving to Pittsburgh
frequently. Am I correct in assuming that my prius will be able to
handle the WV and PA mountains?
Will The battery need replacing after 100,000 miles. Does the battery
ever run out of power?
I only put About 12,000 miles per year on my cars. Would I have down
better wilth a corolla? I really like the fact that my purchase helps
the environment in a little way.
After the test drive I was in love!!! I thought I was going to get a
RAV4 instead I got a salsa red prius!!
I hope my prius is as dependable as my husband's 15 year old Toyota
- --- In email@example.com, "kscharfenberg"
> We just bought a 2005 Prius!!!! It will be delivered nextThursday. My
> husband and I are very excited. I hope we love our Prius as muchas
> you guys love yours.It will not be either the highest nor the lowest among similar cars.
> My Questions are:
> Will our car insurance be higher than any other new car?
Reports from people in various places have spread over a fairly wide
> We live in South Carolina and will be driving to PittsburghIt handles open road type hills very well. Very steep sections,
> frequently. Am I correct in assuming that my prius will be able to
> handle the WV and PA mountains?
where the speed is typically 25 mph or less, is not what the Toyota
hybrid system does best but it still handles them. We live at 7000
feet and often visit in Phoenix at 1400 feet, and our older model
Prius takes the trip in stride as well as any car we've owned.
> Will The battery need replacing after 100,000 miles. Does thebattery
> ever run out of power?This is the question on everybody's lips. In fact, if you
Google "prius battery fail" you will get over 10,000 hits - people
asking or speculating how long the battery will last. If you
Google "acura transmission fail" you will get over 20,000 hits -
people asking why their transmission failed, advice what to do about
Toyota is betting their own money it will last the first 100K miles
(more in California). We have several people here who are well over
100K miles and still no reports of main battery failure or weakness.
But be aware there is another battery, a 12 volt battery similar to
the ones used in conventional cars, that has been a problem if the
car is left to sit a long time or a door is left open overnight.
> I only put About 12,000 miles per year on my cars. Would I havedown
> better wilth a corolla? I really like the fact that my purchasehelps
> the environment in a little way.If you like the environmental aspect, you definitely made the right
choice! You also will probably find after driving the Prius a few
days that you become addicted to the hybrid system. Ours is
primarily my wife's car (she gets the new cars, I take the hand-me-
downs) but after I drive it and get into a conventional car I
wonder "why is the engine still running if I'm just sitting here,
and why all the vroom-shift stuff when I move?"
> After the test drive I was in love!!! I thought I was going to geta
> RAV4 instead I got a salsa red prius!!Toyota
> I hope my prius is as dependable as my husband's 15 year old
> truck.Only 2 1/2 years (46K miles) on ours, but no failures yet!