My Bride has been jealous of my Prius mileage. We went so far as to place a small deposit on a 2011. Despite my urging, I drove it and she did not. NOW she tells me she is disturbed by the poor visibility to the rear in my 2008. To me the 2011 seemed the same. Does the higher roofline / wider stance in your Prius v seem to relieve the problem at all? We'll have to go back next weekend to try one . . .