Hello, All! I've just joined but I've been reading for a while. Thanks for your knowledge here - it's helped a lot. I'll try to be brief. I've been looking online on and off for about 4 or 5 months for a used Prius. I've determined, thanks in part to you all, that I want a 2013 or later, trim 3 or better (mainly for the back-up camera), with miles under 80-85k, and well-maintained, (preferably one owner). I have a pretty strict budget, so I've been looking in the same price range ($15,500-ish) and assuming I can wheel and deal a bit to get it down. Found a car at a dealership near my job last week so decided to go in for a test drive. I ended up liking the car a lot more than I thought I would, and the salesperson was great, brought the price down, but I didn't sign anything. I wanted to get my financing in order first, so I went to my bank, did that and let the guy know. I had two small questions before I would buy. While I was waiting for the answers, less than 24 hours later, the guy sold the car. No call to me, no warning, just wanted to make the sale. If it had been me, I would have seen the opportunity to sell two cars, but that's just me. I was very upfront with him about buying the car and gave him all the info about financing and everything so he would safely assume I was not stringing him along but that was that. And no follow up about how we can proceed. I really am not a fan of these salespeople. SO, issues: - The alarm versus immobilizer. Does anyone know the difference? Does NO ONE know the difference? The dealers seem vague. I got some good info on here, but even so - nothing set in stone. He wanted to charge me $1650 for this feature, which he couldn't say was the alarm or the immobilizer, and then brought it down to $500. I told him after doing some research that I didn't want it. What's the deal with this? Is this just the software that turns the alarm on and off? What comes standard? Do people ever just ask their mechanic at an oil change to turn it on? It's not the immobilizer, right? What comes standard? - This car had the solar panel on the roof, plus the moon roof - I guess we're calling it the moon roof, that slides open, etc. - which was a surprise as it wasn't noted in the online listing. I fell in love with this pair of features. But now that I'm stuck looking for another option, I cannot find them offered anywhere! I keep wondering if it's just not being listed, like it wasn't in this one, or if it's just really hard to find. No one ever features it in their online pictures. I keep looking at the zillions of Prii parked around my city, and I rarely see these options. Was this a limited feature? Did I miss out on getting a unicorn?! SO - this leads me to the question: - What is the best way to search for the specs you want when the dealers aren't noting them correctly in their listings? Do I have to call everyone? Is it possible to call a dealership and say "this is what I want - go find it at auction and I'll buy it" or something? Has anyone ever done that? - Lastly, how long did it take for you all to get used to the limited visibility/using the back-up camera? It scares me how much less I can see in the Prius versus my Subaru Forester. Anyway, that's long, but thanks for reading. This search is challenging. I am in LA and there are many, many used car dealerships with used Prii around - 25, 50 miles away, (still considered LA County!), but even 25 miles is a haul - I'm not mobile at the moment, (hence my search) - and it's hard to know who to trust, as online reviews are never great. As far as Toyota dealerships, there are maybe 4 that I can get to easily. So, I think I need to get something closer to home, if at all possible, and stick with a dealer, but so far - not impressed. Thank you!