As you can see by my new avatar, I just said goodbye to Toyota and am now a member of the Ford family. I found a dealer that I liked and mentioned that I wanted either an Escape or a Mariner hybrid. I said that back when gasoline prices were over $4 and it was impossible to get hold of one. These days, with $2 gasoline, people are opting out of the Mariner hybrids that they ordered and getting a gasoline-only version for a lot less. But you know how it goes, once you go hybrid, it's very difficult to go back to gasoline only and their loss is my gain, so to speak. The one I got is 4-cylinder and full time four wheel drive. It did not come with the GPS package and that's fine as far as I'm concerned. The EPA estimates are 29 city and 27 highway. I have found it easy to maintain 34, though. I'll keep everyone posted about the progress with this vehicle. I'm happy as a clam to have it and figured that this was the best time to take the plunge with demand for hybrids low. Evidently, Ford's dealers, at least this one, knows how to keep me happy. My initial assessment is that no defects have presented themselves. There are no fit and finish problems. The car handles very nicely and is a quiet ride. I'll write a full review when I get time perhaps next week.