The wife just ordered a Prius as she has to log several hundred miles a week with her job. She now drives an 07 Mountaineer Premier, which although very nice, maxes out at about 21 miles per gallon. Very nice truck but gas prices are killing it's value (and our pocketbook). A friend of mine owns a Prius, so we test drove her's as no dealers have them in stock. I was pleasantly surprised at the responsiveness and pep this little car has. Since electric motors have max torque at zero rpms, it just jumps off of the line. I was also shocked at the room in the back seat. Our three kids sat more comfortably in the Prius' back seat than they did the Mountaineer (although we do have a third seat in the Mountaineer). Do any of you have a Prius? I wanted to know about potential issues or maximizing it's use.