Either our 2006 or our 2005 Prius is going to hit 100k soon, and one of them will be sold. While the 2005 was being serviced, I wandered into the showroom to look at the Prius v (wagon). The center-mounted instrument panel doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would, even though it's just a way for Toyota to save money in a world with both left-hand and right-hand drive vehicles. As a matter of fact, it's kind of handy (he grudgingly admits) to have no instruments obscured by the steering wheel and my big ol' paws. Putting the shifter back on the dash was a good choice; it had no business masquerading as a stick shift in the center console. Unfortunately, they STILL haven't put an air conditioner/heater vent in for the back seat passengers - a lost opportunity, especially considering all that extra hot (or cold) air behind the rear seat. I don't know who started this panoramic moonroof nonsense, but why did Toyota include such an abomination? I can't buy a Prius v with all the toys unless I also accept this giant weak spot in the roof. I really don't need more places for sunlight to get in my eyes while I'm trying to pay attention to the road. Worst of all, it doesn't have a practical use. Every once in awhile, someone here in the San Francisco area actually does drive into the bay - or sometimes the ocean. It's not as easy now as it used to be, but it still happens. The one possible use for a sunroof/moonroof is as an escape hatch. But the one in the Prius v doesn't open! What is its function and who's to blame? Does anybody else detest panoramic windows in the top of a car as much as I do?