My current car ( a 2003 Volvo) has reached the point where it no longer makes sense to pour any more money into it. I need to buy a newer vehicle, and I am leaning towards the Prius because of the fuel economy. My budget will be in the $10-12k range, so it will be a used car. I have never owned a Prius, so I need your help and experiences. What questions do I need to ask? Are their any years or models to avoid? What do I need to know to be an informed buyer? Can I reasonably expect to put well over 100,000 miles on a Prius without prohibitive repair/maintenance costs? My daily commute is about 44miles/day round trip, and the Volvo was not up to the task. Thank you in advance for your help and guidance.