I have loved my Prius, named Prudance, and found it to be a good car. The tires, a conventional battery, and the water pump have been replaced because of use and dysfunction. My mpg runs in the average of 40 to 45 range, but I have on a few notable occasions when the mpg has been over 50. In other words I have been really pleased with my hybrid, I think it has fulfilled my expectations of a car that is kinder to the planet. Overall, the car has made me feel like I made a good choice when I purchased it eight years ago and 100,000 miles ago.
Oddly, on today of all days, I got a letter from a Dodge dealer offering me a trade in value over $6000 and a rebate of $4500. I felt a little like someone was spying on me. I love my Prudance the Prius and there is no way I would every replace her with a Dodge. Now another Prius, that I might do someday, but not anytime soon. I am hoping to get several more 1000 miles out of her, safe driving my friends.