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C.Rickey Hirose's The Hybrid vehicle Ambassador's
Prius + HH, Highlander Hybrid Information and Selling Thread .

06 "HH" or the Highlander Hybrid _interim brochure_ finally will be posted
for all of you interested party to be able to see and read.

Found a freind that owns the Gen II and Gen III Prius and he has called me up last night
offering to put all Brochure info to be "Scanned" and will be able to upload.

Stay Tuned, Oh, in addition: All adverts is in the "Sale" Dealer's section.


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Yesterday, 4/21/05 was the D-Day or "cut off date" for the "HH" order
for the May-June arrival. The next order will be arriving June-July !
Only ordered customers can buy the HH no extra vehicle for non-ordered
customers !
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Finally, Toyota Motor USA, Inc. has announced the officila launch info
for the soon to arrive 06 HH or Toyota Hybrid Highlander Sport Ute.

I will have a "Demonstrator" in May for interested party to test drive !

Got coloured "Interim "Brochure" and specs sheet. Will upload as soon
as I can manage for you to review.

Oh what a feeling to own a Toyota Hybrid Sport-Ute ! SULEV & HSD !
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SUBJECT: 2006 Highlander Hybrid Price Announcement

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, is pleased to announce pricing for the eagerly
awaited 2006
Highlander Hybrid gas/electric mid-size sport utility vehicle with
Hybrid
Synergy Drive®.
The Highlander Hybrid joins the popular Prius sedan, making Toyota the
first brand to
offer both a passenger car and an SUV with hybrid powertrains. Pricing
will be
announced to the public on Friday, April 1.
With its cutting edge Hybrid Synergy Drive® powertrain and long list of
standard
features and safety equipment, Highlander Hybrid takes its place as
perhaps
the most
advanced production Mid SUV ever produced. Considering its best in
class
performance, fuel economy and emissions in addition to its best in
class
comfort and
safety, there is simply nothing else on the road in the Mid SUV segment
that can be
compared to Highlander Hybrid.
When it joins the Toyota line-up in early June, the Highlander Hybrid
will
be the first
seven-passenger hybrid SUV in the industry. With its Hybrid Synergy
Drive®
powertrain producing 268 horsepower, Highlander Hybrid will offer
exhilarating
acceleration performance while achieving a stunning 30 mpg for the 2WD
models and
29 mpg for 4WD-i models (combined EPA test). In addition, Highlander
Hybrid
will be
rated as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV), one of the most
stringent
emissions ratings in the industry and the only Mid SUV to attain this
low
level of
emissions.
In addition to delivering outstanding performance and fuel economy,
Highlander Hybrid
also provides all of the interior versatility and comfort expected from
a
mid-size SUV.
Highlander Hybrid features seven-passenger seating with three rows,
rear
privacy glass
and a rear heater system. The second-row 60/40 split fold-down
reclining
seat and
third-row seat fold flat into the floor to create added cargo space and
utility.
Highlander Hybrid will be available in 2WD or electric four-wheel-drive
with intelligence
(4WD-i) models. Highlander Hybrid models include an impressive list of
performance /
technology features including:
• Hybrid Synergy Drive® with 268 HP combined output
• Star Safety System with Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System
(VDIM)
• Electrically Powered Air Conditioner
• Electric Power Steering
• Electronically Controlled Brakes
• Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
• Unique styling including a new front bumper with wide intake, new
chrome
grille
and license plate garnish, LED taillights, in-glass antenna, Hybrid
Synergy
Drive® badging, and new 17” split 5-spoke aluminum wheels
• Technology enhanced Optitron illuminated gauges featuring a
multi-information
display
Popular optional equipment on the conventional Highlander that has been
standardized
on Highlander Hybrid includes:
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat-mounted Side and Front- and
Second-Row
Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags
• Power Driver’s Seat (8-way)
• Mudguards
• Immobilizer and HomeLink Garage Door Opener
• Power Heated Outside Mirrors and Windshield De-icer
• Towing Prep Package
• DRL
The additional features alone are worth over $1,700. Although
Highlander Hybrid
contains advanced new hardware and technology, we are pleased to still
offer
outstanding value. Highlander Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $33,030 for
the 2WD
model and $34,430 for the 4WD-i model.
Highlander Hybrid Limited adds additional luxury features and value
worth
almost
$4,000 over the conventional Highlander Limited:
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat-mounted Side and Front- and
Second-Row
Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags
• Power Tilt/slide Moonroof with Sunshade
• Leather Seat Package
• Seat Heater
• JBL 3-in-1 AM/FM Cassette w/6-disc In-dash CD Changer with Eight
Speakers in
6 Locations and FM Diversity Reception
Highlander Hybrid Limited models start at $37,890 for the 2WD and
$39,290
for the
4WD-i model
OPTIONS
Base grade Highlander Hybrid is available with one package upgrade
option that
includes:
• JBL 3-in-1 AM/FM Cassette w/6-disc In-dash CD Changer with Eight
Speakers in
6 Locations and FM Diversity Reception
• Power Tilt/slide Moonroof with Sunshade
• Integrated Fog Lamps
• Color-Keyed Rear Spoiler
• Urethane Steering Wheel & Shifter with Audio Controls
The only available option for Highlander Hybrid Limited models is the
Touch
Screen
DVD Navigation.
With you strong efforts, The launch of highlander Hybrid in earlu June alongside the popular Prius seadan will affirm Toyota's leadership role in developing and introducing Hybrid Technology to the market. Please take advantage of the next two months to review your order bank and plan the best delivery schedule for your customers.

Highlander Hybrid will be unique in the Mid-SUV segment with no competitive Hybrid for at least one year.

Embrace this opportunity to contribute to a better tomorrow by reinforcing
the superiority of Hybrid Synergy Drive.
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Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !

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PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
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The Largest Prius & "HH" Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California.__________________________________________

C.Rickey Hirose, The Toyota Hybrid vehicle's largest purveyor
Email: [email protected] (510) 252-5420 B. or (925) 699-6450
Bluetooth Cell.
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***** See more News at the bottom of page******or next page*******

The Price starts at: $37,890 for LTD 2WD and $39,290 LTD i4WD model
Only known option so far: MFD touch screen Navigation System. $ ?
We in CA North will have only the Limited Models.
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Total April Order for May June delivery: (52) Model 6966 i4wd Limited.
(36) Model 6962 2wd Limited. Both models comes with MFD Nav pkg.

I will start delivery of the "HH" in JUNE for those patrons that has the order in with me. No orders no "HH" can be delivered at _Any_ price.
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06 _HH_ UPDATE. IV _Only_ 1600 available for the 05 year !
for the entire country that is only 1600 divved up among 49 states !

The "06 HH" or the Hybrid Highlander soon to commence order
taking. I will have a "demonstrator" for you in MAY... for test drive.

Expect delivery by "June 05" Only 100 available to me. The HH will be
even
Harder to acquire than the PRIUS. Therefore, for your faster HH
delivery 1st come
1st served. Email me, your names,Address,Phones. I advise to place
the request
with the Volume Prius dealer, that is where the upcoming "HH" is
going to be allocated.
Simply put to me at Fremont Toyota-Scion. The biggest S.F. Bay Area
Hybrid Toyota dealership.
My Prius delivering track record says I can deliver the Prius thus
the 06 "HH" Highlander Hybrid.

Toyota Hybrid vehicles for this planet called, the Green Earth !

C.Rickey Hirose, The Toyota Hybrid vehicle's largest purveyor
Email: [email protected] (510) 252-5420 B. or (925) 699-6450
Bluetooth Cell.

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06 HH or the Highlander Hybrid Update:

Available Models: Model Numbers for :Northern California
6960 2WD Base.
6962 2WD Limited. ( Most likely offered )
6964 4WD Base.
6966 4WD Limited. ( Most likely offered )

Please Remember that this is tentative info only, Toyota Region
Northern california has the right to order/change any model or color
accessories as they see it needed and fit for the Region.

Available colors: 040,Super White.1CO,Millenium Silver.202,Black.
4R3,Sonora Gold Pearl.8N6,Bluestone Metallic.

Interior Colors 03,Ivory.13,Ash

***April 051st Hybrid Order. Tentative for May 05 Dealer
Deliveries****

Packages:FE: 50 State Emissins, AF package, Rear Spoiler.Fog lamps.
Cruise Control,Sterring Wheel Audio Control,JBL Am/Fm CD Changer
Sunroof. LL Limited package: Fog Lamps,Rear Spoiler color keyed.Power
8 way driver's front seat,Power 4 way passenger's seat. Home link
Leather sterring wheel JBL CD changer Heated seats. Sunroof.
NV: Premium 8 speaker CD changer+Vavigation.

These are the info gathered so far, Will keep updated for you all...
Please keep in mind that, HH acquisition or to get one of this Hybrid
highlanders will be extremelly hard. Place your order request and be
patient. it is going to take some time in order to own one. Also is
going to be for sure harder to get than the PRIUS !

C.Rickey Hirose, The larget Hybrid Purveyor. at Fremont Toyota-Scion
Order email: [email protected]
Phones: 510 252-5420 or 925 699-6450
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Lexus has officially launched the 2006 RX 400h, due to go on sale in
April 2005, and has provided some additional information about its
design and performance.

Based on the RX 330 SUV, the RX 400h uses an enhanced version of the
Hybrid Synergy Drive system that combines the 3.3-liter V6 gasoline
engine with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator plus a rear
electric drive motor-generator to provide on-road all-wheel drive
(AWD) capability.

The combined full hybrid system delivers 268 hp (200 kW) and 3,500 lb-
ft (4,740 Nm) of axle torque at launch. The luxury hybrid accelerates
from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds—about 0.5 seconds quicker than
the
RX 330.

Toyota estimates the RX 400h combined fuel economy at 28 mpg—a
33%
improvement over the RX 330. (By comparison, the Ford Escape Hybrid
4WD achieves 31 mpg combined.) Its city fuel economy of 30 mpg is 67%
better than that of the RX 330, reflecting the benefit provided by
the hybrid drive in stop-and-go city driving.

The RX 400h will be rated as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
(SULEV) in California (Tier 2 – Bin 3 under the EPA schema).

The engine in the RX 400h is based on 3.3-liter V6 in the RX 330 but
with revisions to promote smooth integration with the hybrid system.
These include revised calibrations to the Variable Valve Timing with
intelligence (VVT-i) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) systems.

The AWD hybrid system adds a third motor (MGR—Motor
Generator-Rear)
to the two (MG1 and MG2 used in the Prius).

MG1 functions as a generator/starter, and controls the transmission
ratio

MG2 is a 167 hp (123 kW) motor that delivers 247 lb-ft (335 Nm) of
torque to the front wheels, and performs regenerative braking.

MGR is a 68 hp (50 kW) machine that provides up to 650 lb-ft (880 Nm)
of additional drive torque on demand to the rear wheels. It also
provides regenerative braking functions. The system electronically
varies front and rear torque distribution depending on traction
conditions.

The hybrid system uses a 288-volt Ni-MH battery pack that fits under
the rear seat. The battery's power is directed through a boost
converter that raises voltage to 650V DC.
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Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !
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06 _HH_ UPDATE. IV:_Only_ 1600 available for the 05 calendar year ! .

*****See bottom of this thread for "HH" official announcement*****

Also the "06 HH" or the Hybrid Highlander soon to commence order
taking.
Expect delivery by "June 05" Only 100 available to me. The HH will be
even
Harder to acquire than the PRIUS. Therefore, for your faster HH
delivery 1st come
1st served. Email me, your names,Address,Phones. I advise to place
the request
with the Volume Prius dealer, that is where the upcoming "HH" is
going to be allocated.
Simply put to me at Fremont Toyota-Scion. The biggest S.F. Bay Area
Hybrid Toyota dealership.
My Prius delivering track record says I can deliver the Prius thus
the 06 "HH" Highlander Hybrid.

C.Rickey Hirose, The Toyota Hybrid vehicle's largest purveyor
Email: [email protected] (510) 252-5420 B. or (925) 699-6450
Bluetooth Cell.
*************************************************************
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06 HH or the Highlander Hybrid Update:

Available Models: Model Numbers for :Northern California
6960 2WD Base.
6962 2WD Limited. ( Most likely offered )
6964 4WD Base.
6966 4WD Limited. ( Most likely offered )

Please Remember that this is tentative info only, Toyota Region
Northern california has the right to order/change any model or color
accessories as they see it needed and fit for the Region.

Available colors: 040,Super White.1CO,Millenium Silver.202,Black.
4R3,Sonora Gold Pearl.8N6,Bluestone Metallic.

Interior Colors 03,Ivory.13,Ash

***April 051st Hybrid Order. Tentative for May 05 Dealer
Deliveries****

Packages:FE: 50 State Emissins, AF package, Rear Spoiler.Fog lamps.
Cruise Control,Sterring Wheel Audio Control,JBL Am/Fm CD Changer
Sunroof. LL Limited package: Fog Lamps,Rear Spoiler color keyed.Power
8 way driver's front seat,Power 4 way passenger's seat. Home link
Leather sterring wheel JBL CD changer Heated seats. Sunroof.
NV: Premium 8 speaker CD changer+Vavigation.

These are the info gathered so far, Will keep updated for you all...
Please keep in mind that, HH acquisition or to get one of this Hybrid
highlanders will be extremelly hard. Place your order request and be
patient. it is going to take some time in order to own one. Also is
going to be for sure harder to get than the PRIUS !

C.Rickey Hirose, The larget Hybrid Purveyor. at Fremont Toyota-Scion
Order email: [email protected]
Phones: 510 252-5420 or 925 699-6450
==============================================================================================

Lexus has officially launched the 2006 RX 400h, due to go on sale in
April 2005, and has provided some additional information about its
design and performance.

Based on the RX 330 SUV, the RX 400h uses an enhanced version of the
Hybrid Synergy Drive system that combines the 3.3-liter V6 gasoline
engine with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator plus a rear
electric drive motor-generator to provide on-road all-wheel drive
(AWD) capability.

The combined full hybrid system delivers 268 hp (200 kW) and 3,500 lb-
ft (4,740 Nm) of axle torque at launch. The luxury hybrid accelerates
from zero to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds—about 0.5 seconds quicker than
the
RX 330.

Toyota estimates the RX 400h combined fuel economy at 28 mpg—a
33%
improvement over the RX 330. (By comparison, the Ford Escape Hybrid
4WD achieves 31 mpg combined.) Its city fuel economy of 30 mpg is 67%
better than that of the RX 330, reflecting the benefit provided by
the hybrid drive in stop-and-go city driving.

The RX 400h will be rated as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
(SULEV) in California (Tier 2 – Bin 3 under the EPA schema).

The engine in the RX 400h is based on 3.3-liter V6 in the RX 330 but
with revisions to promote smooth integration with the hybrid system.
These include revised calibrations to the Variable Valve Timing with
intelligence (VVT-i) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) systems.

The AWD hybrid system adds a third motor (MGR—Motor
Generator-Rear)
to the two (MG1 and MG2 used in the Prius).

MG1 functions as a generator/starter, and controls the transmission
ratio

MG2 is a 167 hp (123 kW) motor that delivers 247 lb-ft (335 Nm) of
torque to the front wheels, and performs regenerative braking.

MGR is a 68 hp (50 kW) machine that provides up to 650 lb-ft (880 Nm)
of additional drive torque on demand to the rear wheels. It also
provides regenerative braking functions. The system electronically
varies front and rear torque distribution depending on traction
conditions.

The hybrid system uses a 288-volt Ni-MH battery pack that fits under
the rear seat. The battery's power is directed through a boost
converter that raises voltage to 650V DC
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The Prius are already here, The HH soon to arrive
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The Largest Prius & HH Purvoyer at Fremont Toyota
located in The Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, CA
 

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Pricing for HH ?

Not confirmed yet for the pricing of the HH or the Highlander Hybrid
to be seen and ready for test drive in "May 2005" Spring is here !
In May 05 Northern California. Come on in and test drive the future now.

Inquire with me for your HH the famous acronym for the Highlander Hybrid
soon to arrive.

The Pricing although "Unofficial" add $3~$4K to the ICE Limited version
of two wheel drive and the four wheel drive of the current Highlander.
If and when you have the order for the HH here with me, then you will be
driving in JUNE 05 ! Faster than anybody in the whole USA !

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The Prius are already here, The HH soon to arrive
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The Largest Prius & HH Purvoyer at Fremont Toyota
located in The Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, CA
 

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06 "HH" orders are pouring in !

06 "HH" orders are pouring in ! Request your "HH" while order spots
available. Do not _repeat_ what happened to the Prius back in 04.

People hesitated to not _Order_ the Prius then and when they became
a sales "Phenomenon" every one rushed to buy one. However, No Prius
available ! Long wait 10-12 months.

Order yours today, send in name, address, phones,email with series
model: Either a HH 2wd Limited or i4wd Limited, these two are the only
ones available to us in CA North..

Toyota Hybrids will rule world Automobile sceanery &
HSD vehicles for this Planet called, Green Earth !
 

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Official Toyota HH Announcement

Finally, Toyota Motor USA, Inc. has announced the officila launch info
for the soon to arrive 06 HH or Toyota Hybrid Highlander Mid-Size Ute.

I will have a "Demonstrator" in May for interested party to test drive !

The Price starts at: $37,890 for LTD 2WD and $39,290 LTD i4WD model
Only known option so far: MFD touch screen Navigation System. $ ?
We in CA North will have only the Limited Models.

Toyota will introduce the 2006 Highlander Hybrid gas/electric mid-size sport utility vehicle (SUV) – the industry’s first seven-passenger hybrid SUV – in June 2005. The Highlander Hybrid will join the popular Prius sedan, making Toyota the first brand to offer both a passenger car and an SUV with hybrid powertrains. The Highlander Hybrid combines a 3.3-liter V6 engine with a high-torque electric drive motor-generator to deliver exhilarating performance, fuel economy ratings better than many compact cars, as well as remarkably low emissions.

“The Highlander Hybrid marks the launch of a second all-new hybrid vehicle from Toyota before most manufacturers have launched their first,” said Don Esmond, senior vice president – automotive operation. “The addition of the Hybrid Synergy Drive system in our best-selling SUV, further affirms the company’s leadership role as hybrid gas-electric vehicles continue to emerge into the mainstream consumer mindset.”

The Highlander Hybrid will be powered by a new version of Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive powertrain specifically developed to meet the load-carrying requirements and performance expectations of mid-size SUV buyers. Its all-new high-speed electric motor operates at twice the speed and delivers more than twice the power as the motor used in the four-cylinder Prius, producing 268 peak combined horsepower with a standard towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Highlander Hybrid provides rapid acceleration with a 0-60 MPH time of just 7.3 seconds for the electric four-wheel-drive with intelligence (4WD-i) and delivers the best fuel economy ratings in the mid-size SUV segment.

The Highlander Hybrid 4x2 carries an estimated EPA fuel efficiency rating of 33 mpg in city driving, 28 mpg on the highway. Its combined city/highway estimated EPA fuel efficiency rating of 30 mpg exceeds most V8 powered SUV’s by more than 100 percent and is better than the current EPA average – 27.1 mpg - for a compact sedan. The estimated EPA city/highway average for all 4WD-i models is an impressive 31/27 with a combined rating of 29 mpg. In addition, Highlander Hybrid will be rated as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV). One of the most stringent emissions ratings in the industry, SULEV-rated vehicles emit 80 percent fewer smog-forming emissions than conventionally-powered SUV’s.

Hybrid Technology
The Highlander Hybrid is defined as a high-power, high-voltage full hybrid, which means it is capable of operating in electric-only or gas engine-only mode as well as a mode that combines the power of the gas engine and electric motor. In contrast, other hybrid technologies are not capable of running only on electrical power, but instead require constant gas engine operation.

The Highlander Hybrid's 3.3-liter V6 engine is based on the engine in the conventional Highlander but with significant revisions to promote smooth integration with the hybrid system. These include revised calibrations to the Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) and Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) systems.

In making the transition to a hybrid powertrain, the alternator, power steering pump, water pump and AC compressor are no longer engine belt-driven. This is because the gas engine often shuts down—a fuel-saving benefit of the hybrid system — especially when the vehicle is stopped or driven slowly through traffic. With the exception of the alternator, which is replaced by motor-generators, all components are now electrically powered which means notably lower parasitic losses to the engine, lower noise, and improved fuel consumption.

The hybrid system uses a 288-volt DC Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH) battery pack that fits neatly under the middle seat. The battery's power is directed through a "boost converter" that efficiently raises voltage to 650V DC. An inverter changes this to 650V AC, providing its elevated power to a front-mounted 123-kW electric motor that turns as high as 12,500 RPM.

There are two motor-generators in the 4x2 models and three motor-generators employed in the 4WD-i models. Internally referred to as MG1, MG2 and MGR for the rear electric motor in the 4WD-i, each has a specific function and each does double duty as both drive motor and generator (although MG1 is a starter and provides no motive force). The engine-driven generator (MG1) and rear electric motor (MGR) can charge the battery pack, which powers other electric motors as needed.

Power from the gas engine and front electric-drive motor (MG2) is distributed to the drive wheels via a planetary gear-type continuously variable transmission, which eliminates specific gear ratios. Two planetary gear units are used in the system. The Power-Split unit divides the engine's drive force two ways: one to drive the wheels and the other to drive MG1 so it may function as a generator. The Motor Speed Reduction unit reduces the speed of MG2 and increases its drive torque, significantly boosting acceleration performance.

In addition to its motor-generator duties, the crucial MG1 adds two functions: one as a starter motor for the gas engine; and two, by regulating the amount of electrical power it generates (which varies its RPM), MG1 controls the output speed of the transaxle through the planetary gear set—without clutches or viscous couplings. This is one of the key elements of the hybrid powertrain and the reason why Highlander Hybrid eliminates the "shift shock" that can typically be felt as even the most refined modern automatic transmissions change gears.

In conventional 4WD vehicles, the weight and friction of the additional drive components reduce the vehicle's acceleration performance compared to the same model with 2WD. Not so with the Highlander Hybrid. The innovative electric 4WD-i system employs a separate 50-kW electric motor (MGR) at the rear that provides up to 96 lb.-ft. of additional drive torque as required. The system electronically varies front and rear torque distribution depending on driving conditions.

The Toyota hybrid technology also allows extended electric-mode operation during low speed or stop-and-go driving conditions. The permanent-magnet front electric drive motor (MG2) produces peak torque from zero-to-1,500 RPM, giving the Highlander Hybrid powerful and instantaneous response that will be especially felt and appreciated in low- and mid-speed performance and in merging and passing maneuvers.

A regenerative braking system further boosts system efficiency. When the Highlander Hybrid is coasting or the brakes are applied, the electric motors function as generators, capturing kinetic energy that would normally be lost as heat through the brakes and transforming it into useable electricity to recharge the batteries.

Four-Wheel Drive With Intelligence and Advanced Vehicle Dynamics
In addition to providing the fuel economy ratings of the average compact four-cylinder sedan, the Highlander hybrid offers the versatility, refinement, and comfort expected in a mid-size SUV. Highlander Hybrid comes standard with front-wheel-drive and offers 4WD-i – the world's first application of electric four-wheel-drive with intelligence in the non-luxury mid-size SUV segment. Toyota introduced its Star Safety System on all 2005 model year SUVs. The new standard safety system includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). The Highlander Hybrid enhances the Star Safety System with the addition of the all-new Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system. This new system goes well beyond conventional traction control systems, which react to challenging conditions. Instead, VDIM anticipates loss of vehicle control in virtually any direction and makes corrections while allowing higher dynamic capability.A vital component of VDIM is a new Electronically Controlled Braking system (ECB). The ECB system translates brake pedal stroke and pressure and generates the precise amount of combined electric regeneration and hydraulic pressure needed for virtually any driving condition.

Under guidance from VDIM, such precise brake control at individual wheels allows more optimized operation of the vehicle's dynamic handling systems that employ the brakes: ABS, Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and traction control (TRAC). VDIM also interfaces with the Hybrid System, allowing it to modify vehicle power when needed, and a new Electronic Power Steering system (EPS) to optimize steering assist for each situation.

The EPS uses a DC motor and gear reduction system built into the steering gear housing to provide steering assist. This compact unit contributes to fuel economy by eliminating the traditional power steering pump and by providing its computer-controlled assist only when called for by the driver. EPS also allows a more precise and timely control of steering assist than conventional engine-driven hydraulic systems.

VDIM constantly calculates vehicle motion based on signals from a yaw rate and deceleration sensor, wheel speed sensor and steering angle sensor. Using these inputs, VDIM controls all of the vehicle's dynamic handling systems and can employ them collectively and seamlessly, allowing it to quickly detect the onset of a loss of vehicle control and help correct it. The ability to operate ‘proactively' means that corrections to vehicle attitude are typically faster, more accurate and subtle, than traditional systems, making VDIM feel smooth and essentially transparent to the driver.

VDIM dramatically enhances the Highlander Hybrid dynamic qualities and maximizes its performance capability, driving pleasure and safety.

No-Compromise Versatility
The Highlander Hybrid provides enhanced ride comfort with the same versatility as the conventional seven-passenger Highlander. Inside, the Highlander Hybrid features three seating rows in all models, rear privacy glass, a rear heater system, and rear seat cupholders. "Walk-in" steps and a second-row sliding seat make it easy to enter and exit the third row. The third-row seat reclines and also folds completely flat into the floor to create added cargo space. The second-row 60/40 split fold-down seat also reclines and folds forward flat for added comfort and utility.

The exterior styling will be freshened with the addition of a new chrome accented front grille and integrated bumper, smoked headlamp trim, rear LED tail lamps and chrome license plate garnish. The Highlander Hybrid will ride on new 17-inch split five-spoke alloy wheels and will come well equipped with the amenities customers have come to expect in premium mid-size SUVs.

Safety Systems for Peace of Mind
Highlander Hybrid provides an impressive array of standard safety technology. The front seats with height-adjustable headrests are designed to help reduce the possibility of whiplash-type injuries, and include three-point seatbelts with pretensioners and belt-force limiters. The second- and third-row seats also incorporate height-adjustable headrests and three-point seatbelts in all seating positions.

The driver and passenger advanced dual-stage front airbags inflate according to collision severity. A front seat passenger sensor is designed to determine if there is a person in the seat and is also equipped with an occupant classification system to verify the front passengers' weight category to determine whether the airbag should inflate. Front-seat-mounted side airbags, which include first and second row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, are also standard equipment.

The second-row seat is equipped with a Child Restraint LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) that provides top tether anchors for all three seating positions and lower anchors for outboard seating positions.

Comfortable and Easy To Drive
Highlander is based on a unibody platform with four-wheel independent suspension. This type of construction provides a smooth, quiet, refined ride like that expected in a high-quality premium passenger car. The higher ride height provides a commanding view of the road, while a tight 37.4-foot turning circle makes Highlander easy to maneuver.

The Highlander Hybrid interior offers comfortable and durable fabric seats on the standard grade with a lengthy standard equipment list across all grades that includes defroster-linked air conditioning with a cabin air filter, an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, power windows and door locks, deluxe 3-in-1 AM/FM/ETR cassette/CD sound system with six speakers, seventeen-inch split five-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, tounneau cover, UV-reduction glass, HomeLink® universal remote control system, engine immobilizer, cruise control, roof rack, rear privacy glass, daytime running lights, tow prep package and mudguards.

The steering wheel features controls for the audio system when ordered in conjunction with the JBL premium audio option. The steering wheel controls are easy to use, allowing the driver to select system mode, radio stations or CD tracks, and to adjust volume without averting eyes from the road.

The Highlander Hybrid Limited model adds a level of luxury and refinement. Standard features on the Limited include heated, leather-trimmed seats, an automatic climate control system with humidity control sensors, the addition of a four-way power passenger seat, leather-trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, a JBL premium 3-in-1 audio system with a six disk CD-changer and eight speakers in six locations, anti-theft alarm system, silver and burled maple wood-grain style interior trim and a leather-trimmed shift handle.

Additional standard features on Limited models include, door scuff plates and an auto-dimming mirror with integrated electronic compass. Limited models can also be equipped with an optional touch-screen DVD navigation system offering high-speed directional processing.

Toyota's 36-month/36,000-mile basic new-vehicle limited warranty applies to all components other than normal wear and maintenance items. Additional 60-month warranties cover the powertrain for 60 months/60,000 miles and corrosion perforation for 60 months with no mileage limitation. The hybrid-related components, including the HV battery, battery control module, hybrid control module and inverter with converter, are covered for eight years/100,000 miles. In addition, 24-hour roadside assistance is provided to all Highlander Hybrid owners for 36-months/36,000 miles.
 

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Toyota Price Announcement "HH" and letter to Deale

SUBJECT: 2006 Highlander Hybrid Price Announcement

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, is pleased to announce pricing for the eagerly
awaited 2006
Highlander Hybrid gas/electric mid-size sport utility vehicle with
Hybrid
Synergy Drive®.
The Highlander Hybrid joins the popular Prius sedan, making Toyota the
first brand to
offer both a passenger car and an SUV with hybrid powertrains. Pricing
will be
announced to the public on Friday, April 1.
With its cutting edge Hybrid Synergy Drive® powertrain and long list of
standard
features and safety equipment, Highlander Hybrid takes its place as
perhaps
the most
advanced production Mid SUV ever produced. Considering its best in
class
performance, fuel economy and emissions in addition to its best in
class
comfort and
safety, there is simply nothing else on the road in the Mid SUV segment
that can be
compared to Highlander Hybrid.
When it joins the Toyota line-up in early June, the Highlander Hybrid
will
be the first
seven-passenger hybrid SUV in the industry. With its Hybrid Synergy
Drive®
powertrain producing 268 horsepower, Highlander Hybrid will offer
exhilarating
acceleration performance while achieving a stunning 30 mpg for the 2WD
models and
29 mpg for 4WD-i models (combined EPA test). In addition, Highlander
Hybrid
will be
rated as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV), one of the most
stringent
emissions ratings in the industry and the only Mid SUV to attain this
low
level of
emissions.
In addition to delivering outstanding performance and fuel economy,
Highlander Hybrid
also provides all of the interior versatility and comfort expected from
a
mid-size SUV.
Highlander Hybrid features seven-passenger seating with three rows,
rear
privacy glass
and a rear heater system. The second-row 60/40 split fold-down
reclining
seat and
third-row seat fold flat into the floor to create added cargo space and
utility.
Highlander Hybrid will be available in 2WD or electric four-wheel-drive
with intelligence
(4WD-i) models. Highlander Hybrid models include an impressive list of
performance /
technology features including:
• Hybrid Synergy Drive® with 268 HP combined output
• Star Safety System with Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System
(VDIM)
• Electrically Powered Air Conditioner
• Electric Power Steering
• Electronically Controlled Brakes
• Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
• Unique styling including a new front bumper with wide intake, new
chrome
grille
and license plate garnish, LED taillights, in-glass antenna, Hybrid
Synergy
Drive® badging, and new 17” split 5-spoke aluminum wheels
• Technology enhanced Optitron illuminated gauges featuring a
multi-information
display
Popular optional equipment on the conventional Highlander that has been
standardized
on Highlander Hybrid includes:
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat-mounted Side and Front- and
Second-Row
Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags
• Power Driver’s Seat (8-way)
• Mudguards
• Immobilizer and HomeLink Garage Door Opener
• Power Heated Outside Mirrors and Windshield De-icer
• Towing Prep Package
• DRL
The additional features alone are worth over $1,700. Although
Highlander Hybrid
contains advanced new hardware and technology, we are pleased to still
offer
outstanding value. Highlander Hybrid has a starting MSRP of $33,030 for
the 2WD
model and $34,430 for the 4WD-i model.
Highlander Hybrid Limited adds additional luxury features and value
worth
almost
$4,000 over the conventional Highlander Limited:
• Driver and Front Passenger Seat-mounted Side and Front- and
Second-Row
Roll-sensing Side Curtain Airbags
• Power Tilt/slide Moonroof with Sunshade
• Leather Seat Package
• Seat Heater
• JBL 3-in-1 AM/FM Cassette w/6-disc In-dash CD Changer with Eight
Speakers in
6 Locations and FM Diversity Reception
Highlander Hybrid Limited models start at $37,890 for the 2WD and
$39,290
for the
4WD-i model
OPTIONS
Base grade Highlander Hybrid is available with one package upgrade
option that
includes:
• JBL 3-in-1 AM/FM Cassette w/6-disc In-dash CD Changer with Eight
Speakers in
6 Locations and FM Diversity Reception
• Power Tilt/slide Moonroof with Sunshade
• Integrated Fog Lamps
• Color-Keyed Rear Spoiler
• Urethane Steering Wheel & Shifter with Audio Controls
The only available option for Highlander Hybrid Limited models is the
Touch
Screen
DVD Navigation.
With you strong efforts, The launch of highlander Hybrid in earlu June alongside the popular Prius seadan will affirm Toyota's leadership role in developing and introducing Hybrid Technology to the market. Please take advantage of the next two months to review your order bank and plan the best delivery schedule for your customers.

Highlander Hybrid will be unique in the Mid-SUV segment with no competitive Hybrid for at least one year.

Embrace this opportunity to contribute to a better tomorrow by reinforcing
the superiority of Hybrid Synergy Drive.
_____________________________________________

Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !

_____________________________________________________________
PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
_____________________________________________________________
The Largest Prius Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California.__________________________________________
 

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No competition for the time been !

With you strong efforts, The launch of highlander Hybrid in early June alongside the popular Prius seadan will affirm Toyota's leadership role in developing and introducing Hybrid Technology to the market. Please take advantage of the next two months to review your order bank and plan the best delivery schedule for your customers.

Highlander Hybrid will be unique in the Mid-SUV segment with no competitive Hybrid for at least one year.

Embrace this opportunity to contribute to a better tomorrow by reinforcing
the superiority of Hybrid Synergy Drive.
_____________________________________________

These are the Corporate message. to the Dealers across the Nation !
 

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Order your "HH" today !

Don't miss the boat, Do not repeat fiasco Prius wants of the 2004.
You realised that the 04 Prius Gen III were the right Hybrid for you
but then you couldn't get one !

PLACE your Order Today___________________________

Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !

_____________________________________________________________
PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
_____________________________________________________________
The Largest Prius & "HH" Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California.__________________________________________
 

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Re: Order your "HH" today !

In what way is this not OVERT advertising outside of the dealers section of the forum?? Why is this policy not enforced on this forum? Why is C.Rickey allowed to do this repeatatively without being reined in.

I appreciate that he tries to provide information, but in most cases he's several days behind information already widely available on other forums and often information (as in the most recent case) already posted on PriusOnline!

This is why he was banned from PriusChat and yet he feels compelled to continue here despite repeated efforts from several people who use this forum to get him to stop.
--evan

C.Rickey Hirose said:
Don't miss the boat, Do not repeat fiasco Prius wants of the 2004.
You realised that the 04 Prius Gen III were the right Hybrid for you
but then you couldn't get one !

PLACE your Order Today___________________________

Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !

_____________________________________________________________
PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
_____________________________________________________________
The Largest Prius & "HH" Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California.__________________________________________
 

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Do not read

sneagle said:
You have got to stop with the incessant posting...enough already
I have to stop ? it is a matter of opinion. if you do not like,Don't read my posting. Thanks..
 

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Re: Order your "HH" today !

efusco said:
In what way is this not OVERT advertising outside of the dealers section of the forum?? Why is this policy not enforced on this forum? Why is C.Rickey allowed to do this repeatatively without being reined in.

I appreciate that he tries to provide information, but in most cases he's several days behind information already widely available on other forums and often information (as in the most recent case) already posted on PriusOnline!



C.Rickey Hirose said:
Don't miss the boat, Do not repeat fiasco Prius wants of the 2004.
You realised that the 04 Prius Gen III were the right Hybrid for you
but then you couldn't get one !

PLACE your Order Today___________________________

Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !

_____________________________________________________________
PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
_____________________________________________________________
The Largest Prius & "HH" Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California.__________________________________________
Dr, Fusco. I'm in Toyota sales, I do post in other Toyota Hybrids
section. This section _does_ not fore-mention: Dealer posting not allowed ? I believe this section is for "Sales info dissemination" as well
as other opinons. please show me otherwise.

This is why he was banned from PriusChat and yet he feels compelled to continue here despite repeated efforts from several people who use this forum to get him to stop.
--evan- > Oh and thanks for you to bring this "banned' opinion from you.
You should stick to Prius Chat moderating instead. Although I take all critisism openly... Toyota & Lexus hybrids for the Humanity !
 

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Re: Order your "HH" today !

C.Rickey Hirose said:
efusco said:
In what way is this not OVERT advertising outside of the dealers section of the forum?? Why is this policy not enforced on this forum? Why is C.Rickey allowed to do this repeatatively without being reined in.

I appreciate that he tries to provide information, but in most cases he's several days behind information already widely available on other forums and often information (as in the most recent case) already posted on PriusOnline!



[quote="C.Rickey Hirose":65sggarf]Don't miss the boat, Do not repeat fiasco Prius wants of the 2004.
You realised that the 04 Prius Gen III were the right Hybrid for you
but then you couldn't get one !

PLACE your Order Today___________________________

Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !

_____________________________________________________________
PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
_____________________________________________________________
The Largest Prius & "HH" Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California.__________________________________________
Dr, Fusco. I'm in Toyota sales, I do post in other Toyota Hybrids
section. This section _does_ not fore-mention: Dealer posting not allowed ? I believe this section is for "Sales info dissemination" as well
as other opinons. please show me otherwise.

This is why he was banned from PriusChat and yet he feels compelled to continue here despite repeated efforts from several people who use this forum to get him to stop.
--evan- > Oh and thanks for you to bring this "banned' opinion from you.
You should stick to Prius Chat moderating instead. Although I take all critisism openly... Toyota & Lexus hybrids for the Humanity ![/quote:65sggarf]

Perhaps you missed Rule #2 under the forum rules and guidelines...despite the frequent posts that you stay within those guidelines:

2 ) Do not post a message in the wrong forum, and say that you know it's the wrong forum but you're posting there for greater traffic. That shows that you enjoy annoying people, since you are intentionally ignoring the system. Do not ask the Moderators not to move a post to the appropriate forum just because you want more traffic for your post. Not only are you being intentionally annoying, but you're asking for special treatment in return for being annoying, which makes you look even worse.

And, sir, I'll post and comment in any and all forums I participate in and will do so within the guidelines as outlined by the forum owner/administrators/moderators. I ask, only, that you do the same for the respect of all of us who participate. Is that really asking too much?
 

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Re: Your agression tools !

efusco said:
C.Rickey Hirose said:
efusco said:
In what way is this not OVERT advertising outside of the dealers section of the forum?? Why is this policy not enforced on this forum? Why is C.Rickey allowed to do this repeatatively without being reined in.

I appreciate that he tries to provide information, but in most cases he's several days behind information already widely available on other forums and often information (as in the most recent case) already posted on PriusOnline!



[quote="C.Rickey Hirose":yfxtc1di]Don't miss the boat, Do not repeat fiasco Prius wants of the 2004.
You realised that the 04 Prius Gen III were the right Hybrid for you
but then you couldn't get one !

PLACE your Order Today___________________________

Toyota Hybrids for this planet called, the Green Earth !

_____________________________________________________________
PRIUS are here & The HH, Highlander Hybrid. soon to arrive !
_____________________________________________________________
The Largest Prius & "HH" Purveyor at Fremont Toyota-Scion.
Located: in the Beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, Northern
California.__________________________________________
Dr, Fusco. I'm in Toyota sales, I do post in other Toyota Hybrids
section. This section _does_ not fore-mention: Dealer posting not allowed ? I believe this section is for "Sales info dissemination" as well
as other opinons. please show me otherwise.

This is why he was banned from PriusChat and yet he feels compelled to continue here despite repeated efforts from several people who use this forum to get him to stop.
--evan- > Oh and thanks for you to bring this "banned' opinion from you.
You should stick to Prius Chat moderating instead. Although I take all critisism openly... Toyota & Lexus hybrids for the Humanity !
Perhaps you missed Rule #2 under the forum rules and guidelines...despite the frequent posts that you stay within those guidelines:

2 ) Do not post a message in the wrong forum, and say that you know it's the wrong forum but you're posting there for greater traffic. That shows that you enjoy annoying people, since you are intentionally ignoring the system. Do not ask the Moderators not to move a post to the appropriate forum just because you want more traffic for your post. Not only are you being intentionally annoying, but you're asking for special treatment in return for being annoying, which makes you look even worse.

And, sir, I'll post and comment in any and all forums I participate in and will do so within the guidelines as outlined by the forum owner/administrators/moderators. I ask, only, that you do the same for the respect of all of us who participate. Is that really asking too much?[/quote:yfxtc1di] OK I see now that you are more polite in expressing your opinion. But why the "Old Info" my post and "Banned" subject been brought up upon my person. If i knew for example that some one in your proffession made a mistake and been sued for "MalPractice" I will not use that as _Tools_ for aggression. Besides your non-sence comment of _this-
is not a Sales Forum, If you see that not only me but other Toyota Sales
professionals from across the USA are using this " Other Toyota Hybrids"
as a medium to convey and dissimenate or announce the _availability_
and urging to order the "HH" as timely as possible or they will miss the boat. So please do not use your _tools_ for agression, I believe we are all here for the same goal. Sellers and Buyers for the proliferation of the Hybrid technology for the masses, be it Toyota or other manufacturers.
 

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OK I see now that you are more polite in expressing your opinion. But why the "Old Info" my post and "Banned" subject been brought up upon my person.
Those were included to point out that you are not here as some "ambassador" as you like to promote yourself. But rather as an advertiser. You use your 'new info' as your leverage arm and excuse to post. Yet frequently your posts are old information. Often you've copied and pasted something and post in a format that is nearly unintelligible...showing a clear lack of effort on your part to impart the information in such a was as we can take advantage.

The "banned" comment came b/c the aboved described practice is EXACTLY what got you banned from PC...despite repeated efforts to encourage you to stop making such posts you repeatedly ignored them so that you could continue advertising. You are repeating that behavior here. I, for one, don't appreciate it. When I got to a non-"dealer" area I expect no advertising from dealers. For you to continue to do so is to the detriment of PriusOnline.

If i knew for example that some one in your proffession made a mistake and been sued for "MalPractice" I will not use that as _Tools_ for aggression.
Really, what if that physician continued to make the same "mistake" with full knowledge that it was wrong....as you do?

Besides your non-sence comment of _this-
is not a Sales Forum,
What the heck is non-sense about that comment?

If you see that not only me but other Toyota Sales
professionals from across the USA are using this " Other Toyota Hybrids"
as a medium to convey and dissimenate or announce the _availability_
and urging to order the "HH" as timely as possible or they will miss the boat.
I've not noticed that...if I had, I assure you, I would comment against it.

So please do not use your _tools_ for agression, I believe we are all here for the same goal. Sellers and Buyers for the proliferation of the Hybrid technology for the masses, be it Toyota or other manufacturers.
My 'tools' are not being used for aggression, but rather for defense of the site and for the advancement of appropriate use of the site.

Maybe you should try that yourself.
 

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Justify

Dr, Fusco.

None of your "Self correct, I'm intelligent and you are not" comment will
make me apologise to you, I see no fault in my part. Also not "Banned"
but _blocked,_ that is what my receipt email from PriusChat says... it is
irrelevant and I'm no longer there anyhow. I'm "PriusOnline" Cult member.

This site as it state, "New Toyota Hybrids" and it says: _Toyota Is releasing more hybrids all the time... _Here is a place to keep track and discuss them_
and has many poster besides me and we the sales people do pitch "HH" for sale that is what we do in SALES you get it ? and what is wrong with that.
Also the Web Master or the Owner does not forbid us to post commercial
material contents. So If this sales posting is not innapropriate on the forum
I would like to hear but not from you though. ! Not from "PriusChat"
moderator like yourself... I did not see you here when this Great site was
hijacked, not a word from you, not a single word... So you just barge in
and use this PriuOnline and goes away and comes back. No emotion, no feelings .. Oh I forgot, you are "Professional M.D.".. Medicine, for cold and
intelligent beeing only ? Go and do your moderating in "PriuChat"...

06 "HH" Highlander Hybrid Update _V_
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Interested in a Prius/Highlander Hybrid in Norther Virginia
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Announcing HiHyChat.com
1 efusco 74 Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:57

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
[ Goto page: 1, 2 ] 27 clett 9119 Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:24

Oh what a feeling to be a Toyota Sales HSD promoter !
 

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email from Toyota

Anybody get their email from Toyota yet that says:
"Get Your 2006 Highlander Hybrid First"?

Just got one from Toyota
 

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C.Rickey Hirose said:
Dr, Fusco.

None of your "Self correct, I'm intelligent and you are not" comment will
make me apologise to you, I see no fault in my part. Also not "Banned"
but _blocked,_ that is what my receipt email from PriusChat says... it is
irrelevant and I'm no longer there anyhow. I'm "PriusOnline" Cult member.

This site as it state, "New Toyota Hybrids" and it says: _Toyota Is releasing more hybrids all the time... _Here is a place to keep track and discuss them_
and has many poster besides me and we the sales people do pitch "HH" for sale that is what we do in SALES you get it ? and what is wrong with that.
Also the Web Master or the Owner does not forbid us to post commercial
material contents. So If this sales posting is not innapropriate on the forum
I would like to hear but not from you though. ! Not from "PriusChat"
moderator like yourself... I did not see you here when this Great site was
hijacked, not a word from you, not a single word... So you just barge in
and use this PriuOnline and goes away and comes back. No emotion, no feelings .. Oh I forgot, you are "Professional M.D.".. Medicine, for cold and
intelligent beeing only ? Go and do your moderating in "PriuChat"...

06 "HH" Highlander Hybrid Update _V_
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Interested in a Prius/Highlander Hybrid in Norther Virginia
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Announcing HiHyChat.com
1 efusco 74 Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:57

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
[ Goto page: 1, 2 ] 27 clett 9119 Tue Nov 23, 2004 11:24

Oh what a feeling to be a Toyota Sales HSD promoter !
This is getting out of hand. I never, not once, insulted your intelligence...you made that up. Nor did I claim greater intelligence than you. I have no grounds to do so and never would and never have.

Nor have I claimed that being an MD grants me any special privledge, knowledge as regards this site. You've brought it up twice....can I ask why?

Finally, I've been a member of this site since April of 2003, you for about 8 months. So don't go claiming some special priveledge here. Have I been as active here as I am at PriusChat...no, I prefer some things at Priuschat and I have some responsibilities there and find my time is better served there most of the time... But I've been active in this forum ever since joining. What 'saying something' would have done to help matters when this site was hijacked I have no idea. I honestly didn't realize I had a responsibility to say or do anything. I felt bad, I though it sucked that someone would do that, but I didn't think anything I said or did could make it better...so again, I just don't know what your point is or what that has to do with you restricting your advertising posts to the appropriate forum.

Finally, the fact that I'm a moderator at Priuschat, or anywhere else, does not make me any lesser of a member of this forum and I am not required to keep my mouth shut. If I were a moderator here I would have taken action to move your post to the appropriate forum, I would have contacted you about the error and advised you not to let it happen again. I'm not a moderator so those options were not open to me. Thus, I took the option of pointing out that you had, again, posted an ad in a non-dealer forum and that it had occured before. Thus you were aware that it isn't appropriate and choose to ignore it. I am, indeed, hoping a moderator or owner will take action.

I completely changed the way I view the posts at PriusOnline b/c dealers are permitted to post in the DEALERS forum. I previously just clicked on "read unread posts"...but there were so many dealer ads I was turned off and nearly left PriusOnline completely until someone pointed out I could just read the individual forums. It is a bit more laborious, but not terribly so so I chose to do that specifically to avoid the ads...but when you post ads, and not just information, they again become unavoidable.

As I said in my very first post in this thread, I do appreciate your informational posts in this thread and elsewhere, but I think you should restrict the posts to informational.

If I am wrong and it is ok for you and others to post ads in this and any forum you wish I will immediately apologize....I'll then leave PriusOnline b/c I just don't want to read dealer ads...period. If I can't avoid them be having them restricted to the dealer section then I'm in the wrong place.
 

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Back and forth, No essence !

Those were included to point out that you are not here as some "ambassador" as you like to promote yourself. But rather as an advertiser. You use your 'new info' as your leverage arm and excuse to post. Yet frequently your posts are old information. Often you've copied and pasted something and post in a format that is nearly _unintelligible_...showing a clear lack of effort on your part to impart the information in such a was as we can take advantage.

So you do not like my adverts as "Ambassador" You only want to take advantage of any information or lack of as you state, Copied and pasted? Yes from Toyota announcement of the "HH" launch. So what is wrong with "Copy and paste" Then you say old information. What is the difference between old and new ? I'm just doing my part, Every reader or participants in this "forum" knows or notice as soon they read my post that
I'm a sales guy, so what is wrong with that. There are buyers and sellers as well. You can not tell me where to go or post, If I'm out of line then someone besides you the "PriusChat" moderator will rectfy my action.

When PriusOnline were down due to act of terrorism, I might say. where were you ? You have manifested a bias dislikeness for "Sales Person"
& not a word from you, not a single word... So you just barge in
and use the PriusOnline forum and you go away and come back. No emotion, no feelings .. Opportunistic indeed. Oh I forgot, you are "Professional M.D.".. Medicine, for cold and
intelligent beeing only ? Go and do your moderating in "PriuChat"...
or tend to your patients, they are always asking for help. You have to stop
accusing others, not me. Promotions is good. I'm the "Ambassador" most knowleadgeable _hybrid_ sales person, in the USA ! Prove me wrong...or
Otherwise stay back there in "PriusChat" and no ripple in this calm waters
at PriusOnline, VIVE le, Forum ! PriusOnline.... The Cult.....and followers
er, participants,members.

Now, you and I, let move to more beneficial topic so everyone in this Forum can benefit...

I love this forum and their participants !

I'm "proud" to _Pitch_ Toyota Hybrids, after all I'm "Unintelligible"
as you put it a "Car-Sales-visibility-seeking-self-promoting- and dis-likeable SALES GUY...

Toyota Hybrids, for the masses available now. Prius/"HH" for grab...
 

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Re: email from Toyota

drash said:
Anybody get their email from Toyota yet that says:
"Get Your 2006 Highlander Hybrid First"?

Just got one from Toyota
Hi Drash, you must be one of those "special mail recipients" for the
"HH" mailers. Not many has had the privileadge of getting the letter.

Have you had your HSD Highlander today ? Just teasing you...
 

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chill Rickey

Rickey;

Like many members here I'm sure, I do appreciate your cheerful enthusiasm for the Prius and your willingness to keep customers informed. :)

But you also have to consider that internet users are increasingly annoyed by the amount of intrusion and clutter that makes both our professional work and hobby pursuits difficult ...everything from spyware to, well, long repetitive posts on forums that we have to wade through..sometimes 3 and 4 times. :(

So chill. As one who appreciates your enthusiasm, I must nonetheless tell you that your long, repeated, often garbled posts are indeed annoying. You might model your efforts on the posts of the Virginia sales people who keep us informed....less repetitively.

Also annoying is something not so easily appreciated as enthusiasm: misleading posts to gain sales (for example, characterizing a perfectly good set of upholstery as "awful" in pursuit of sales of leather seats. I would have deleted that one, but I'm not a moderator).

So please stay Rickey...but can you stay less often?
 
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