I'm very excited about this car, even if I am a little disappointed in the numbers. As the FE driver of the family, and one who doesn't drive every day, I get saddled with the larger family car while my wife gets the little commuter car. If that weren't the case, this would top my list of potential commuter cars. Prius-like EPA rating and probably good for considerably better than the larger Prius in my real-world urban/suburban driving. Smaller and easier to park than the standard Prius, but still retaining decent hatchback cargo capability. Better rear visibility than the regular Prius. Presumably better handling than the regular Prius. Priced within $1k of the base Insight. The Insight would be near the top of my theoretical list as it is, but of course it has a Honda battery pack (long term reliability = ?) and one that is too small for effective FASing at suburban stoplights. I understand Toyota has made some compromises to get the price down -- let's just hope they didn't cheap out quite as severely as Honda did on the Insight. And while I'm not a commuter-car candidate for the foreseeable future, my wife may be. She fell in love with the Prius when she drove one a couple years ago. She would never go for an Insight, but I could see her getting excited about this car.