Got a Prius C as well

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  1. fr

    fr Diamond Member

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    Looking at the other C threads from earlier this year got me interested in this car. With the gallon price for premium hitting $5.00/gal in CA, my long commute, and my car getting under 20mpg in the winter, it was time to get a Prius.

    I got the c one model and paid $18,800 including destination. It's been a two weeks and nearly 1K miles. I've averaged about 50 mpg combined with 75% highway driving.

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    I put a new coat of wax on it last weekend and waxing a white car was one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do.
     
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  2. jpeyton

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    Congrats; the best looking of the Prius models, and I think $18,800 is a good price.
     
  3. Doppel

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    You got that at a good price.
     
  4. brainhulk

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    gratz, i got a prius c as well, but the model 2. I find driving normally i get about 53 mpg, 61-63 if i go into hyper-mile mode.

    i /heart my prius
     
  5. satyajitmenon

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    Congrats on the new car.

    Why?
     
  6. hans007

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    When I saw this I was hoping you got the blue or orange. The Prius c comes in some fun colors
     
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    I want to buy an affordable car for the winter but I want something with AWD and I wonder how efficient the prius would be in sub 30 degree weather.
     
  8. fr

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    The instant I put it on, it I couldn't see it. It was hard to tell which areas I had covered. I had the do the whole thing by memory and feel like I was blind.
     
  9. fr

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    Those were interesting too, but I had always wanted a white car. I like the clean look. Ideally, I wanted to get the Moonglow color, but there was only Super White in stock around me at the time.
     
  10. halik

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    Wow I thougt they're in mid to high 20s?
     
  11. Jumpem

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    When I looked at them, one optioned decently was $25k.
     
  12. hans007

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    yeah i can see the appeal of white. i have a white car now too (and had a pearl white one a few years ago).

    i love white cars, but it seems everyone has one now. the blue prius c is pretty cool. congrats on the car, from reviews i've read if it is the type of car you want that its a pretty nice car and a little more fun than the normal prius

    for 18,800 i'm assuming its a prius C One. I don't think you can get much $ off them and the Five goes for like $25k. I know when they first came out people were paying over sticker which seemed a bit crazy.
     
  13. Imported

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    We ended up getting a Prius (normal one, option four with the solar package) a couple weekends ago to replace the GF's totaled IS250. We got a pretty good price for the car; $4k under MSRP. Its not the most fun car to drive but it does really well for what we use it for (commuting).

    I tried to get my GF to go for the C but she wanted something a little bigger.
     
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    Yesterday I filled up the wife's WRX for $3.49.9/gal. :sneaky:

    Congrats! If I were going to go the super efficient way short of a diesel (would be my first choice) then the Prius C would be my choice. Go cheap or go home. :D
     
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    It's getting down to about $4 a gallon here for 91.
     
  16. Imported

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    Going cheap was my preference for a commuter. The GF wanted leather, a sunroof, navigation, etc.
     
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    $3.85/gal for regular in So Cal now.

    OP, can you reveal which dealership? Was $18,800 the out the door price? I would be very interested @ that price.
     
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    Lexus CT200H

    Got everything your GF wanted and it's a hybrid.
     
  19. NutBucket

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    For $10k more....and it really should be a little faster.
     
  20. brainhulk

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    Every year Lexus or Acura donates a car to our holiday raffle. Last year it was CT, so i finally decided to buy a ticket. I didn't win so I ended up with a prius C :D
     
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    if only AWD and bigger wheels, probably kill MPG though.
     
  22. Childs

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    I had a Magnetic Gray 3 on order. It was just so plain inside, and when the C-Max Hybrid was announced I thought it'd be better wait. Plus, I thought everyone and their dog would have one. But I havent see as many of them around here as I thought I would. In my opinion, definitely the nicest looking Prius since the gen 2s.
     
  23. NutBucket

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    Supposedly the C-Max will be the cat's meow in the segment. From the reviews I've seen it is suppose to handle much better and be much quieter inside. I've on been in a Prius (gen2) once and on city streets I thought it was rather loud and the interior was on the cheap side.