The New Trend in car manufacturing appears to be offering technology over quality. The fact that most mid-size cars have similar build quality, the huge discrepancies of yesteryear have largely vanished, has prompted things like the advanced technology package in the Prius. The question is, will it make a Prius return a higher price percentage when its sold to help offset its $ 5,180 original Upcharge ? Lane Keep Assist, Dynamic Cruise control, auto-parking feature, self-leveling LED headlamps etc. At least we can be sure the Prius will never stagnate as Toyota seems to be able to add all these 'Latest & Greatest' high tech option packages to the car for those so inclined.