Count me in as another happy Prius owner! I have a 2006 model and have been very pleased by the car's reliability, excellent fuel efficiency, and nice features. The fold down seats and built-in D-rings make hauling all sorts of stuff a breeze. In fact, I can fit all my windsurfing gear -- boards, sails, booms, and masts -- completely inside the car, no roof rack required! The only down sides are that the car can't/shouldn't pull a trailer and I personally find the seats rather hard. As for the looks, I have decided that the car looks much better and sportier from the back side than from the front, so I just park it accordingly!