Well, it's bittersweet, but my tried and true '05 was taken out by an Oak Tree shortly after a storm a couple weeks ago while parked in my drive. It was an amazing car, right to the bitter end, supporting the full weight of that Oak without collapsing the roof arch (arborist estimated at least a couple of tons ... kudos to those amazing Toyota engineers and assembly line workers!). It was our 2nd Prius (the '04 is still humming, approaching 200k miles, and all it's asked us for is oil, a little gas, new tires/filters every now and then and a new 12V battery, running as good as the day we got it) and my primary driver. Besides whisking me to work and back each day, it comfortably transported us on some amazing journeys. Its last, a trek from our home in Annapolis, MD into the Boundary Waters Wilderness in Minnesota to dogsled for a week along the Canadian border in January, was one of its toughest, requiring only chains to get us up and over some gnarly snow-covered Forest Service roads. But get us there it did, and after a week, sitting motionless and unattended in subzero conditions, buried in snow, fired up with nary a flinch on our return and got us home (swallowing, BTW, all our gear and even a partially disassembled 8 foot sled!). I also used it on weekends to transport dogs up and down the east coast for a rescue I work with. It just seemed there wasn't anything it couldn't do. To say it was a joy would be an understatement. Herewith, some of the more memorable moments it provided: (Trips to the Dog Park every day.) (A comfortable ride.) (A nice view.) (Comfy canine accomodations.) (Lots and lots of Road Trips!) (Safety and warmth.) (Pride.) What could possibly compare? Well, we're hoping this will.