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Feb. 10th, 2005 | 12:44 am

I now have a 2005 "tideland pearl" (aka metalic green/silver) prius sitting in my carport. It is only a base model, but it still so much nicer than my old car.

Though I do feel a bit sad about getting rid of my old car, as it has been with me for so long. However I have no place to put it so i must find someplace to send it.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Feb. 10th, 2005 09:01 am (UTC)
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I can understand it was hard enough to wait the 2 weeks this one took me, and supply is still spotty depending on the dealership.

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from: ex_ex_tchar
date: Feb. 10th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)
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My congrats, it was a wise choice!

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her other side

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from: saltbox
date: Feb. 10th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
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The wait was only 2 weeks? People keep telling me it's much longer! Keep telling us more about it (I esp. want to know because I'm thinking of getting a Prius soon. Well, after learning to drive. Ugh, the necessities of moving to nowheresville.)

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Feb. 10th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC)
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It really depends on the dealership. One told me 2 months, another had some in stock but wanted to sell well over markup.

Also they told me that half of all the priuses currently being shipped end up in california, so we might be catching up on demand first.

As for weirdness about driving it, the first disconcerting thing is I can't see the hood of the car, which is also fairly short, so the first time I tried parking in my carport I left several feet of extra space.

Also after skimming the manual last night they did point out that it's good to make sure that its driven at least once every 2 weeks. Since all rechargeable batteries discharge when not doing anything, if the prius isn't driven all that frequently the pack will keep discharging and whenever you drive it'll have to recharge it.

(I hope someone comes up with a trickle charger at some point).

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her other side

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from: saltbox
date: Feb. 10th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
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It really depends on the dealership. One told me 2 months, another had some in stock but wanted to sell well over markup.

Well, since I don't need a car till this summer, it probably means I can wait a little while first. Though yeah, maybe you get more of them over there than we do.

the first disconcerting thing is I can't see the hood of the car,

Hmm. Seeing that I'm not used to anything (not really driving and all) maybe this won't be too much of a problem for me.

Once every two weeks. Gotcha.

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secretslip

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from: secretslip
date: Feb. 10th, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
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PIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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