Just an update/data point for all of you tracking Canadian deliveries:
Shortly after getting the email allowing me to request a quote, I went into the dealer to have them appraise the 2010 Toyota Prius I'll be trading in. Yes, I'm trading in the Prius because it burns too much fuel. (If they quote me on that, it'll be a great sound bite
). The dealer gave me a quote good for 3 months. The amount is less than I would hope for, but then I'm not willing to go through the hassle of trying to sell it myself, and the dealer has a tax advantage here. (The trade-in value decreases the amount on which I will have to pay sales tax... or, at least, that's the way it used to work.)
Ironically, one of the reasons I specifically bought a 2010 Prius was the EV button. I wanted to be able to at least go short distances at low speed on electric power. But the Prius really, really doesn't like the EV button. Going faster than something ridiculously slow like 12 km/h? No EV for you! Actually step on the accelerator? No EV for you! Battery at half charge? No EV for you! Cold out? No EV for you! Well, I want an EV. No Prius for me!
Ok, back to the story...
The dealer had difficulties accessing the web site. Repeatedly. So my quote was kind of on hold, though I knew that they were just going to say "MSRP". Then one day last week I got a message second-hand that if I wanted it sooner I would have to pick a different colour. So I said "rework my quote", then changed red to blue and then
managed to get hold of the dealer who said that the issue wasn't colour, it was the quick charge port. In fact, blue isn't available! Eventually I managed to change it back to red, and delete the quick-charge port. I was only interested in getting the quick-charge port as a hedge against the future value of the car; I don't expect to be using it.
So, anyways, I was assured that a car has been reserved for me, and just now I received the "your pre-purchase checklist is now available" email. The delivery status now says "Pending".