Greetings all - I'm in the market for a gently-used 2010 Prius and I'm hoping to tap your collective wisdom. My wife presently drives a 2007 Yaris 2d hatchback, and with the arrival of our first baby (actually, his transition to a fixed carseat) we have realized that a 2-door just isn't going to cut it anymore, and as long as we're upgrading we should probably go with something more roomy as well. Since we both drive very high-MPG cars, it would be difficult to go with 99% of the cars on the market today, which of course got me thinking about the Prius. I'm also a geek, so I am a fan of the hybrid technology. Because I have neither the time nor the inclination to play stupid salesman games, I'm working with an auto broker this time around. So far it's been a much more pleasurable experience than going to a dealership. Some questions for the class: Any thoughts on good/bad times of year to buy a used Prius(or a used car in general)? I'm not exactly in a hurry, and I wonder if waiting for the '13 models would be a good move? Anybody have experience buying through a broker? Pro/cons? Some of the cars the broker is bringing me are former rentals. I've heard opinions both ways about this... what do you think? Any Prius-specific gotchas to watch out for? Some other car forums have lists of independent mechanics whom forum members have used and recommend. Is there such a thing here (so I can have the car inspected)? I'd prefer a good independent over a dealership. Target price range for a 2010? Bearing in mind that I'm in Portland, where it seems to be all Subarus, Prii and bikes. Other advice I've overlooked? Thanks so much!