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I have gone to several dealers here in LA, and most of them say that all the 2005 have already been reserved. We have made a deposit for a 2006 Prius.

The only dealers with 2005 cars on the lots are those selling it for over the msrp, several thousand over!

Although we have made a deposit for a Pruis since early November, they say we are down on the waiting list and won't get it until January sometime. This dealer gets about 50-60 Pruises a month (they said).

And although we really need a car soon, and can't wait for this one to finally come, we've decided that it would be better to purchase it anyway in 2006, because of that great TAX CREDIT!

Thanks for telling us that that applies to all hybrids. But isn't the tax credit proportional to the efficiency of the gas used in the hybrid? For instance, wouldn't the tax credit on the Highlander or the Honda Accord be lower?
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I have the last of my 2005 allocations out now and I have about 14 Package #4's in-bound, 1 Package #6 and 1 Package #2. These are available here on the East Coast. If your willing to fly out and Drive back, we can set one up for a After Thanksgiving Day Delivery.

The Tax break was determined by an Organization called the ACEEE. American Council on an Energy Efficient Environment......I think..........anyway they came up with this impossible Formulia. ANywho they determined the saving for a Prius would be $3,150.00, a Highlander Hybrid 4X4 gets $2,200.00, and a Highlander Hybrid 4X2 gets $2,400.00. This is if the IRS doesn't mess things and agrees with the findings. I hopeing that they will make some kind of ruling by the New Year. The only other thing we can do is wait right now........

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But isn't the tax credit proportional to the efficiency of the gas used in the hybrid? For instance, wouldn't the tax credit on the Highlander or the Honda Accord be lower?
The credit is not based on absolute fuel efficiency, but relative efficiency compared to a vehicle of the same weight class for the 2002 year.
So a hylander would be compared with SUVs of similar weight.
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Since the hybrid Highlander only gets 3 MPG, ........I believe better,........ than the standard Highlander there should be very little if any subsidy.



(I went back and edited two comma's into my statement Dan)

Neither the Highlander hybrid or the Lexas hybrid are high milage cars. Just high performance gas guzzlers.



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Only 3 MPG? Pulleez. I suspect you meant 3 MPG more than standard Highlander.

Yes, it is true that other hybrids are tuned for more power, but still, for the same power to be accomplished with a standard system, much more fuel would be used, so one is still saving.
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Different seat cushion configuration in order to accomodate "taller" drivers
Tire pressure monitor also a good and improved feature, then the MP3 jack and so on. The 06 Prius are definetely a better and improved PRII !
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Different seat cushion configuration in order to accomodate "taller" drivers
Tire pressure monitor also a good and improved feature, then the MP3 jack and so on. The 06 Prius are definetely a better and improved PRII !
Different seat configurations? How is it different? Anyway, that would really be great as there are tall drivers in this family. That also remains to be seen, when we get our Pruis next year.
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