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-many 04's coming up on 36K miles
-04's holding value quite nicely (I still see used from dealers at $23k)
-extended warranty is $978
-new tires are $400 (or so)
-06 tax credit MAY be as much as $2400


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-you can get SPEARMINT GREEN!!

OK, it wasn't ten reasons, but I'm sure others can think of some.

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1. The new front seats will be power adjustable.
2. The dash will be fully instrumented.
3. The steering wheel will be both adjustable and telescoptic.
4. The shift lever will be on the steering column and will indicate "P", "N", "D", "B" and "R".
5. The cruise control stalk will be eliminated and the cruise will be operated by three lighted buttons on the wheel denoting "on, off"( one button), "select", and "resume."


And that ought to be enough to get some 04's traded in!



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Will it come with three tachometers - one for the ICE, one for MG1 and one for MG2?
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With all the new goodies.. any idea what the price for a loaded 06 will be..?
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Originally Posted by Isabelle
many 04's coming up on 36K miles
-04's holding value quite nicely (I still see used from dealers at $23k)
-extended warranty is $978
-new tires are $400 (or so)
-06 tax credit MAY be as much as $2400
Good reasons, I might just think about it.

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1. The new front seats will be power adjustable.
2. The dash will be fully instrumented.
3. The steering wheel will be both adjustable and telescoptic.
4. The shift lever will be on the steering column and will indicate "P", "N", "D", "B" and "R".
5. The cruise control stalk will be eliminated and the cruise will be operated by three lighted buttons on the wheel denoting "on, off"( one button), "select", and "resume."
More good reasons, especially 1, 3 & 5 ( My knees keep hitting the stalk when I turn the wheel. )

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1. The new front seats will be power adjustable.
2. The dash will be fully instrumented.
3. The steering wheel will be both adjustable and telescoptic.
4. The shift lever will be on the steering column and will indicate "P", "N", "D", "B" and "R".
5. The cruise control stalk will be eliminated and the cruise will be operated by three lighted buttons on the wheel denoting "on, off"( one button), "select", and "resume."


And that ought to be enough to get some 04's traded in!
If that's true, wow.

If not, Toyota should fire someone and hire you.


And if I may add one...

6. The parking brake will be between the seats, where it belongs, instead of positioned in the 1960s American car style.
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I think it will be in high demand even if they change nothing. If a 2006 is all you can buy, then they will sell lots of 2006s!

I wonder if Toyota is considering this. If you can sell all you can make with zero further investment, why change a thing?

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I think the '06 will be in high demand due to the high (and increasing) cost of fuel.
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I'm wondering how feasible it will be to exchange/upgrade the steering column to the 2006 version with the telescopic feature. While we're at it upgrade all the things mentioned for the 2006 model. I can't imagine trading in my 2004 after doing over $3K worth of mod's to it....
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Originally Posted by hyperion
1. The new front seats will be power adjustable.
2. The dash will be fully instrumented.
3. The steering wheel will be both adjustable and telescoptic.
4. The shift lever will be on the steering column and will indicate "P", "N", "D", "B" and "R".
5. The cruise control stalk will be eliminated and the cruise will be operated by three lighted buttons on the wheel denoting "on, off"( one button), "select", and "resume."


And that ought to be enough to get some 04's traded in!
If that's true, wow.

If not, Toyota should fire someone and hire you.


And if I may add one...

6. The parking brake will be between the seats, where it belongs, instead of positioned in the 1960s American car style.
With the new in-the-way tall center console, I suppose that they could move the parking brake to the center. (don't know if the hybrid lines under that center hump will be an issue, though.) For the Classic Prius, Toyota specifically didn't want the parking brake on the center hump, and had a low center console, to help the driver slide over to the passenger seat easily (for those tight parking spaces in Japan where you can't get out of one side of the car). Also, the lack of a center parking brake also got the original Japanese Prius voted "the best car to make out in" in an issue of Japanese Penthouse magazine...




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