Adam, I was told anywhere from a few days to 8 months. My car literally fell into my lap (someone who put a "phone" down payment on it, couldn't pick it up when it was available), so I drove my blue Prius home 24 hours later. My salesman said that with the demand so high for the Prius, they won't hold them long even with a down payment. Just luck on my part. I was prepared to wait for 6 months. I'm gradually improving upon the mileage. My brother who owns a truck/van in New York State just spent $70 to fill his vehicle up.