Funny, we started out looking at Honda's and VW's (esp TDI Sportwagen); now we're set to order a 2012 Prius Hatchback (Seafoam Green; dark gray interior) with option level two. Out the door is a touch less than $23K (buying via costco). Couldn't see anything that justified level 3 and above. Am I missing something? We would have preferred the leatherette seat covers, but not for $4K. And, prefer a new garmin every couple of years to factory GPS systems. Definitely do not want back up camera etc. Looks as if there are some aftermarket seat covers available; ditto floor mats. We have an e320 mercedes wagon, amd are amazed by how roomy the new standard Prius is. Is the new Prius OK in the mountains? We live in NC close to the Blue Ridge. Thanks!