Well, how many out there are on their second Prius? I got a 2001 Prius as soon as they became available in late 2000. Early this year, 7 months earlier to be exact, I ordered a new 2003 Prius and took delivery last week. Looks identical. Same color but this time with GPS, side airbags, 6-CD changer & cruise control. Why did I trade in an excellent perfectly working car (which I was very happy with) you ask? The answer is extended warranty. I didn't get an extended warranty with my previous Prius, but this time I got a 4/100 Extended Warranty. Seems my initial experiment is over. The technology works very well, and I wanted the extra goodies not available onmy first go-around. Also as I started into my 3rd year as a Prius owner I was a bit concerned about things going wrong with such a complex car and having no warranty coverage. So I bit the bullet and am happy HAPPY HAPPY with my new 2003 Prius. The reason for this long message is to recommend that new buyers seriously consider purchasing the Extended Warranty based realistically on how many miles/year they will drive. A Prius should prove expensive to repair if out of warranty. I'm in my comfort zone, now and how you are, too!