"We lost our commuter car to a deer and needed a replacement. The Prius was a surprisingly affordable used car. I crunched the numbers and even after considering the possibility of replacing the battery the Prius best out the VW diesel, honda civic hybrid, and Hyundai Elantra. The interior is a little flimsy. The arm rest, for example, in almost everyone I looked at was starting to fray. But the reliability and comfort of the ride (interior and actual ride) more than make up for it. Backing up using the camera is necessary because of here low visibility caused by the aerodynamic design it takes some getting use to. All in all I would definitely make the same choice again.. This is a great car. Affordable and reliable. "