Dallas Fort Worth Texas Well I think we are on our way to acquiring a new Prius V 5. Dealership only had 3 available in the Texas 6 adjoining state region. Dealership found 1 Prius V 5 -> White, Option E J with DT Window Tint , CN Cargo Net, with CF Premium Carpet Mat Set for the cost that we were willing to live with + TTL. Few issues we encountered were ... availability.. small regional dealership willing to release the Prius V Model 1249 [means Prius V (5)]. Apparantly if the small dealerships have only 1 to show and tell to the public. If they relocate [and sell to us] their ONLY 1.. then they have no Prius V to show to the public. So we are waiting on their dealership to make up their minds if they want to release it or not. Otherwise we have only 2 other regional dealerships to work with, which means a potential sales delay. Alternative solution: Wait for the next round of distribution with the one or two months of delay... hence posible further depreciation of our currently owned trade in 2009 Prius cars. Seems that our current dealership wanted to ADD ON a $259 cost for their product called 'Phantom Foot Print' . Called our insurance company and discussed 'Phantom Foot Print' insurance. Apparantly the dealership will chemically imprint certain car parts like doors with the VIN number. IF the car is stolen.. and chop shop the car.. they will reimburse the car owner (us) with $7000+. AND we would have to deal with our insurance company for the depreciated current market value of the car. In talking with our Insurance company (USAA) they told us that if our car is stolen it is already covered under item Part D Physical Damage Coverage "Comprehensive Loss" Theft. IF we chose to use "Phantom Footprint" insurance and IF after a stolen vehicle incident we file claim for the $7000+ AND filed claim with our insurance company for the Vehicle Theft Loss... and both companies paid off.... that would result in 'Double recovery' reimbursement and we might be legally charged with insurance fraud. Yes, at this moment we did choose to decline the 'Phantom Footprint' insurance from the dealership. They agreed to remove that $259 dealership cost from our new Prius V (5) invoice. As we have yet to conclude our purchase.. if anyone has similar product 'phantom footprint' experience about a past event.. please share your experiences. We probably will conclude our purchase in next few days. Not too late to add this 'footprint insurance' back into our total price purchase. Also we have noticed that our dealership has a website notice that is called 'Dealer Service Charge' "The sale of any new or used vehicle is subject to a mandatory fee, in addition to any negotiate vehicle price, for coupons entitling the purchaser to discounts on services and parts. The purchase of coupons, entitling the purhaser to discounts on services and parts, is a dealer required option, and not required by law for purchase of the vehicle." While we appriciate the dealerships need to keep their maintenance shop full and gainfully employed... we do not feel obligated to engage financially to do so through 'dealership discounted services and parts required options'. IF on the other hand.. their discounted coupons are truely discounted it might mean that a simple 'oil change and tire rotation' is fair market competitively priced.. it might be a good idea to buy their discounted coupons. On the other hand.. new Toyota cars now have a 2 year maintence' program.... its price is probably built into the 'sales price of the new car' so the plan not really free. Change the oil and tire rotation on an annual basis... is a good thing. Not sure about how the 'Mandatory Dealer Service Charge' relates to the '2 year Service plan'. I did approach the Sales Rep about 'any other "ie mandatory dealer service charges' other than Extended Warranty costs.. he said there was not any other costs.. or hidden expenses. So the issue might be moot at this point. Regarding Prius V Extended Warranty... he did say that they had yet to receive any Toyota Corporate information. But then, probably as like with Toyota Pruis Exended Warranty.. you probably have 3 years to purchase. So time is on our side. Hope to read others experiences... BIG THANKS to moving my comment to the appropriate thread.