Hi all. First off, I just searched Prius Chat for threads with the words "rear window." I don't know if there is discussion of this issue using another term, but I was somewhat surprised how few threads the rear window has inspired. I've been driving a 2009 Toyota Matrix. I love having a Toyota, and in general I really like the car. On the other hand, I don't like the 25mpg that I've been getting. I've been thinking of moving to a Prius, or maybe a C-Max. In the end, the Liftback makes the most sense to me. It's the closest in size to the Matrix, and it's the only Prius with true fold-flat front seats, which I use to haul certain types of equipment. However, I can't seem to get used to the split window rear view. It REALLY bothers me as of now. As of now, I have rented the current Prius design two times, once each in the summers of 2011 and 2012 -- for about three days each -- and I have a recent test drive under my belt. I also recently test drove the C and the V, and although I have other grievances with those cars, I greatly appreciated the rear visibility out of a single-paned window. My other subtle concern was the last time I rented the Prius, I noticed my back getting a bit sore after driving for over two hours in the car. This may be easily adjusted with a lumbar adjustment pad or something to that effect though. (I neither want the Softex seats nor the price upgrade to the IV model, so an auto front seat unfortunately isn't an option). So when you bought your Prius, did the rear view bother you? If so, did you get over it? How long did it take? I'm willing to accept the possibility that it takes a bit longer to get used to view. That just seems like a big risk for me, since I've already had a decent amount of experience with the car, and I've consistently been bothered by this unique design decision. I really think I might appreciate the overall design of the Ford C-Max over any of the Prius models, so I may check that car out in about a month when they come out. Nevertheless, I'd certainly be more anxious with the reliability of a brand new Ford model than a tried-and-true Toyota. Please excuse me and link me to another thread if this has been exhaustively discussed elsewhere. I just didn't find it when I searched for it.