So I get a call from my Southern CA dealership that they received a 2023 Prius Prime in that has no one's name on it and they asked if I want to take that one instead of the one I have on order. This one has a few more bells and whistles which will cost me an additional $1200. I can come in and drive it but if I don't prefer it, can just wait for my other one to come in which is expected in mid September. Toyota doesn't miss a trick. I had been conflicted about getting the XSE versus the Premium and decided for me, the XSE was a better value. It had everything I needed, lest maybe the auto gate lift, tinted windows and ventilated seats (I live in the desert, so those are very appealing). Now here they are calling and saying this one is ready today and it's ALMOST like the one I have on order. They got me. I go to the dealership and there is it all sparkly and beautiful. I had already found a local place to tint my windows so no problem there, but that auto lift gate is quite nice (a huge improvement from the older model is that in all the models, you can open the hatchback from the inside now), and since it's 114 degrees out as I'm looking at this new Prime, I'm thinking ventilated seats will come in pretty handy. The windows are factory tinted on this one (a $400 value from my research), so I'm quickly calculating if this one is worth those extra bucks. I drive it and the first thing I realize is how poor the back visibility is. That little extra piece of glass in the lift gate is gone now compromising its already poor visibility from older models. It does have have a better back up camera now. The pick up is remarkable and I'm not even in EV mode. Guess I'll get it. Now I wait. Wait for it to get detailed, and to meet with finance. The battery hadn't been charged so now I can't drive it home in EV mode. WTH? Anyway, I insured it while I'm waiting, caught up on some emails, and now it's time for my salesman to explain all the functions before I drive off. Talk about overwhelming but I'm one of those people who actually reads the manual so I know I can't absorb all this information right now. Plus, I'm tired. Once inside, I notice there are no floor mats inside. This is the top of the line, Prius Prime Premium which is over $42k out the door and there are no floor mats? I question my salesman who says "This one didn't come with any." I tell him that's very uncool and he better order me some. Another fail if you ask me! He says he would and time will tell on that one. Meanwhile I'm driving off with those paper mats they put in your car when it's getting serviced! Unbelievable!! I'll update this after I've had the car for a while, but the entire experience of buying a car in so much demand is brand new to me, and frankly didn't feel so good. Don't know what I expected really but I'm happy it's behind me.