"This car has been dependable for over 250,000 miles. I've driven lots of highway miles, city miles and through congested big city surface street and many lane highways where defensive driving is a necessity. It handles beautifully during evasive maneuvers, parks like a dream in tight city parallel spaces, and is generally fun to drive. It still accelerates briskly and stops on a dime when needed. On long cross-country trips it is very comfortable to drive, good control/display layout, excellent mid 40 mpg even now. I have made VERY FEW repairs, mostly just maintenance. It was subjected to the abuse of many years of soccer commutes so the light color interior looks shabby after 13 years. All amenities and systems still working except the automatic lock on the passenger door. Tons of easy storage via hatchback for luggage, Ikea runs, and Home Depot loads.. it has been the best car I've ever had which is why I haven't replaced it yet. Only cons: moderate road noise on highway, posts on the sides of front and back windshields increase bindspots, of course the cost of the hybrid battery - I replaced mine at about 135,000 miles (but worth it for the gas savings)."