Question on Trim selection and mods/customizing

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  1. prius_newb

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    Hello, I'm looking to buy a 2015 Prius in the next week or so, and I originally was trying to decide on a Three or Four trim. However, after finding this forum and being impressed by the wealth of mods and customization available, I'm wondering how basic a trim I should purchase and just add the mods of my own liking.

    1. Does anyone have any recommendations about options that would need to come from the dealer (i.e. the navigation/touchscreen or solar roof)?
    2. Does the standard touchscreen have any proprietary features that I would lose if I upgraded the head unit to an aftermarket (would I lose AC control, hybrid engine diagnostics, etc.)

    Thanks in advance for your help. I'm considering getting a Three with a solar roof installed at the dealer and install turn signals into the side view mirrors and upgrade the rearview mirror myself, but just wanted to double-check first
     
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    Burna J Knot Right Performance....

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    I started with the Three trim and just upgraded to all the options I wanted from the Four and Five trim. I actually saved money by finding deals and help from people on Prius Chat. Great bunch of people here.

    Enjoy your new ride... When you get it. (y)
     
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    Thanks for the suggest Burna, I saw your mods and they look amazing. Another question I had was whether upgrading the touchscreen would cause me to lose functionality.

    Thanks
     
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    i believe you may lose the steering wheel controls.
     
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    A PAC SWI-RC programmable interface maintains all the steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit.
     
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