My brother lives in Alexandria, Virginia. He works and plays throughout the District. A couple years ago, he purchased the Toyota Prius. He was thrilled when he received a tax incentive to do so but he was even more surprised at how quickly he fell in love with the car! I have only ridden in it a couple of times but the back seat is surpisingly comfortable and roomy for such a small car. The gas mileage has been fantastic for him. He averages about 45 miles per gallon when he is traveling in the district and about 40 miles per gallon when he makes the 6 hour drive to our house for the holidays. Overall, he has been thrilled with the Prius and he has convinced me to strongly consider a hybrid vehicle when it is time for me to make a new purchase.