If you send me a PM I'll give you the name of the salesman
who got me an 04 in Oct 03. He's been very helpful since then,
but I don't know his wait time. He's at Woburn foreign motors.
You probably also know that Ira Toyota and Boch toyota are the
biggest dealers around, but others will have to advise what it's like
to work with them. Acton toyota sells a lot of Prius if you are in
If you go to Westboro Motors, go direct to Gilles Labelle at the Hybrid Center, and avoid the other salescritters. Although he has a waiting list, he also gets a LOT of Prius every month (so better chance of getting exactly what you want). http://www.hybridcenterma.com/
No one in Southeastern Mass seems to know what a Prius is and they seem to pop up faster. I got mine in three weeks from North Dartmouth Toyota and I've heard several radio announcements on weei fm from Fall River Toyota with immediate delivery and of course NO one is asking more than MSRP. The "feeding frenzy" seems to have dropped off since the return of $2.80 gasoline.
Isabelle, I get up early in the morning only account of Dennis and Callahan. ........ "Misery does love company." ...... (but then there is usually a posting by DanMan that needs answering!).......(or at least my opinion)
I too am in the Boston area and in the market for a 2006 Prius.
I'm interested in any recommendations, for or against any Boston-area dealers. I'm assuming that most dealers are charging MSRP, and that, therefore, anyone who asks for more than MSRP should be avoided. Other than that, I'm not sure what the other differences might be: courtesy, keeping the customer informed of what's going on, not putting other customers ahead of me on the waiting list ...
I never got a response here, so I tried Toyota of Watertown, since I was bringing in my '94 Camry there for servicing. The salespeople were pretty useless. They said they were going to stop keeping a waiting list and just sell cars as they came in.
I suppose Acton Toyota is not too far from Cambridge. Take route 2 to 2A?
I paid MSRP and waited seven months. The order was put in Jan. '04.
They promised the car in 3 months. They ended up saying "We'll call you when something comes in, to see if you like the options, color, etc.". And they did call.
In the meantime, I sent email to Herb Chambers/Boston Toyota. I got email back from the Internet sales person there, and called back later in the day. They have a waiting list for the 2006 model, and they are charging MSRP. So far, so good. They only thing that seemed odd was that they didn't have a policy of putting things in writing, as other dealers apparently do. It wouldn't seem that hard to put together a form letter that spelled things out.
Try Dartmouth Toyota. They are right at the end of #140 off #24 just outside of New Bedford. About 50 minutes south of Boston. They had the shortest list of twelve dealers I checked with. People in SouthEast Mass don't seem to know anything about the Prius and I got mine from them at MSRP in three weeks. I've also heard Fall River Toyota advertising on WEEI FM radio that they have immediate delivery of Prius but that was a few months ago but still at the height of the gas prices.