I’ve been obsessed with these things for the last few months. Maybe it’s my liking of efficiency and practicality. It gets great gas mileage, it’s reliable and it’s a hatchback so there is plenty of room inside.

You also get a very nice leather appointed interior and I have to say I really like the styling both inside and out.

They even come in the occasional funky color.

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Early models can be had used for around $10,000 US. I could easily see myself buying one when I graduate college and get a better job in the next few years.

I think it would be a fantastic daily driver and while it shares the prius drivetrain it is much funkier and cooler to me than other hybrids. In fact I see the prius drivetrain as a plus because it has proven to be reliable. I can appreciate it for what it is and it’s right up my alley.