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Do you know where we can find sales figures for the HiHy and Prius? I'm wondering if the reduction in the tax credit has affected the sales of the Toyotas?
I was at my dealer for my first oil change, and they had at least 4 limiteds and 7 regular HiHy's in stock. And most were 4wd. And they also had 4 Prius as well.
When i bought my HiHy in July, the dealer might have had 2 non-limited HiHy's in stock and sold every Limited as soon as it arrived. I was shocked to see the Prius on the dealer lots as well, as this summer, the only Prius on the lot was my salesman's personal car.
Just for grin's, I just went to another dealer's website that shows their inventory, and they have 12 non-limited and 5 limiteds in stock, all 4wd except for one. They also have 3 prius in inventory.
Hybrids: 06 Prius #8 Super White, Black 07 Highlander Hybrid 2wd LTD w/navi
Re: HiHy sales numbers after 9/30/2006?
Well, first off, the tax cred is now 1/2 of what it was. Also, most dealers really lower prices after the new year. Lastly, some people are disapointed about mileage expectations(EPA's fault not Toyota's) and are either waiting for improved technology(like plug ins) or new ideas all together. Me, I'm really happy with my 06 Prius. I average 54 MPG without much effort. My wife has to really try to get 28 MPG out of our 07 HiHy. I imagine our next vehicles will be radically different(5 to 10 years).