Since I am not in a hurry to buy a car I will wait for the C-Max to come out so I can see it and test drive it. I would also like to test drive the Prius V again and perhaps some others. I was interested in the VW Jetta Sportswagen TDI as well but around here there is 30 cent difference between diesel and gas, so maybe not! Camry Hybrid #2 is still a real possibility, we love that car. I have been reading the UK auto press reviews of the C-Max, which are uniformly favorable. The reviews are very complimentary of Ford products generally. As some have mentioned, reliability is my number one concern with Ford, I have purchased one Ford in my life and I was not happy with the reliability of that vehicle (a 1994 Explorer). But the company appears to be much better managed now, so we'll see.