I have a 2002 Toyota Prius. I bought it when they
were price fixed at $19,995 and there was a $2000
tax credit. Since I commute 100 miles per day, I
needed something that got pretty decent gas mileage.
It has 120,000 miles on it now and I have had absolutely
ZERO problems with the car. All I have done to it
thus far is change the oil. I get about 42 mpg since
I moved away from the low rolling resistance tires
to regular tires (which cost about a 5 mpg).
However, they are too expensive now. If I had
to replace it, I probably would buy a conventional
car that gets good mileage. It certainly would not
be a Chevy, Ford or Dodge though. Those things are