I want to purchase a prius. First I wanted to buy from a private party, but prices were ridiculous. then i found that 2011's were more popular than 2012 and most dealerships have very few. then i heard about the c. my questions: when will the c be in dealerships in los angeles? Is there a way to find out? will the c be a safe purchase? should i wait for it or proceed to buy a regular prius? how much is a good deal on a prius 1 or 2? i want something basic and want to pay as little as possible.