I've been researching the Prius for the past several months and finally talked to a dealer in Ausint 2 weeks ago. He told me that the waiting list there was upt o a year and a half. Needless to say I was somewhat dismayed. Well 2 days ago I went to a dealer here in Houston to see if there was a shorter wait and what do I find but 4 Prii on the lot. One was aready sold and 2 were not what I was looking for, but the other one was perfect. I talked to a dealer and drove off the lot in my brand new 2005 white Toyota Prius a little over 24 hours later. So far I am loving it!