I purchased my first hybrid car last October. I had sold my Fiat 500 in July, and was using my PT convertible since it was summer. I started looking around in Spetember for something to replace the Fiat, since the PT would be going into winter storage. After some research, i decided i wanted to try going all electric, and i decided on the Leaf. I was going back and forth between the Leaf and a smart ED, but the issues with the stupid BAP program that M-B has for the smart pushed me to the Leaf. Prices were very good for low mileage cars, so i picked one and ordered it from Carvana. The next day as i was discussing my final decision with my wife over dinner, she expressed some reservations about the Leaf. Mostly it was range anxiety, and she was making a lot of sense(damn it). My commute is sufficiently long that winter range could become a real issue, and there are no charging opportunities where i work. Although i always liked the abilities of the Prius, i was never a fan of the styling, and neither was she. But she suggested looking at the Prius C. She had seen on on the road a few days before, and liked the styling a lot. So i ended up canceling my Leaf and ordering a 2014 Prius C Two with 22K miles on it for $13K from Carvana. I have been working on my hypermiling techniques ever since. I am slowly and methodically increasing my MPG's, but i can see that cold temps are not my friend for good numbers. I love the car, and am happy with the price i paid, as it was jut a little more than a Fit or Yaris, which negates a lot of the hybrid premium and IMO shortens the payback time for said premium. A recent warm spell here in W PA has enabled me to hit a milestone goal for my ongoing quest for increasing my MPG. Thursday and Friday mornings, on my 29.1 mile commute (one way) to work, i averaged 70MPG for the trip, according to the FcD! At the 3/4 point of my drive i was actually at 71.1, but the last 1/4 of my commute has some highway stop and go, and that brought it down a little. So my next goal will be 75, and i am hoping to reach it once spring arrives and consistent warm temperatures are here. As of now, the current average for this tank is at 65, but i still have 3/4 of a tank to go through, and the temp is down to the 20's again, so we will see. I love my little yellow "sparky"