that kind of technology is better suited to mass-transit....like Seatle's new bus system (made by GM), a few thousand Prius' aren't going to save the world, but a few thousand buses might.
i think its great technology. i've riden in a Prius several times, the acceleration is actually pretty good and they're really quiet......but i'm what you'd call a "performance minded consumer" if it don't go vroom, i don't want it.
the new Mitsu Eclipse actually looks kinda inviting.......
1990 Audi Coupe Quattro
Costs so far:
Car - $6595
A/C and Heater repairs - $900
Misc electronics repairs - $300
Motor Accessory repairs - $1500
Replacement Clutch and Tranny - $1400
Brand Spankin' New 20v motor to replace old broken 20v motor (threw, not one but, two rods) - $2000
New BFGoodrich Traction T/A tires - $115 each
EBC Green Stuff brake pads - $100
The feeling when you put 3 months of wear on new tires in one afternoon on the mountain roads of Colorado - Priceless