I apologize if this has been asked before, but if I purchase a Prius after 1/1/06, does anyone know how to know for certain I've purchased one of the first 60,000 vehicles? Has Toyota announced some kind of registration process?
Maybe I'm just being hard-headed, but I still don't get it. :?
If you buy a Prius in June of 2006,
how do you know whether its the 59,999 one or the 60,001 one. The 60,001 one sold misses the tax credit!
If you read the tax code, it states the credit starts phasing out the quarter after the quarter where 60K is hit.
So really there are only 4 dates you have to concern yourself with: The first (or last, depending on perspective) day of a calendar quarter. I am sure the news and the manufacturers would inform the public which dates apply to which manufacturers.
Now the other question might arise, does the Lexus hybrid count against Toyota?