Was thinking about getting the 06 Prius to get the new model and extra tax savings, but I am worried about not getting my HOV stickers. The State is capping the stickers at 75K and 45K are already given. You have to have your plates to apply also, which adds another 1-4 weeks after purchase. The Carpool lane is the primary reason why i am getting the car (for work), altough many other reasons. That 45K number might be an accelerated rate from all the older (last 2 years) hybrids/natural gas cars getting their stickers and now it has slowed down. Not sure. What have you PRIUS FANATICS heard or recommend? Wait for 06 or get 05 now (dont worry, i can get in month).