I have owned big engine, big cars, trucks, suvs and other than getting through snow, I'm done with it... I'm looking for the best car for my situation and am very open to suggestions. Sat in both civic hybrid and prius - didn't love the seats comfort in either but will make seat alterations if necessary - I'm looking for efficiency first then something better for the planet second, comfort can be changed. Yaris and Honda fit seemed too small, beyond the comfort thing. No smart car dealer in area. Lots of reading, research raises more questions than it answers lately.. looking for owner experience from like minded people and would really appreciate some input. My driving situation is - my wife doesn't drive, so I drive her to work and back 5 days a week.. 3 miles per way, 12 miles per day for her to get to work... totally stop and go on roads. Hilly. Multi-lane, impatient folks going in and out of lanes trying to get an extra inch, but in reality slowing everyone else down and stalling traffic. The type of traffic you "plan" a light and hope to coast to, but 3 cars pull in the lane thinking they'll beat the slowpoke not rushing to the red light, leaving no option but to hit the brakes and then have to use the gas to make it up there. I'd say, 90% of all my driving is fairly local, on roads. Lights, stop signs, good amount of pretty large hills, drive-thru lines at banks, etc... especially in my immediate area, entire neighborhood is hills so there's no getting around it. Probably average around 200 miles a week total (in current car that is about 3/4 tank of gas and roughly $75) So like I said, efficiency of fuel is important to me, but need an automatic transmission due to the fact that the mother in law will take the car from time to time. I would like something that is relatively easy to get and finance. Thank you for any and all suggestions.. comments.. etc..