I'm looking to purchase my first car, after driving a hand-me-down 2000 Mercury Sable for the past few years. I've had so many problems with it that literally every mile I now drive in it, I feel like I'm another mile closer to breaking down for good. I drive about 45 miles each day round trip for my daily commute - from Nassau County (in Long Island), New York to Brooklyn, NY. The trip is about an hour drive each way - but 45 minutes are usually in traffic (ugh). I'm kind of a gadget geek, so I'm looking at a Prius V fully loaded. I'm very much on the fence with the Prius. I'm also looking at the Honda Accord, as well as the Toyota Camry. First off, I have one huge requirement - that I fit in the car. I'm 6' 2", and you guys would be totally shocked about how many cars I *don't* fit in. When I went to the Toyota dealership last weekend, I went looking at the Camry, but sat in a Prius for kicks, and was completely shocked that I fit. I also test drove it, and thought it was an interesting experience. Any tall people care to share their experiences in driving a Prius on the long term? I'm a very aggressive driver and I have somewhat of a lead foot. I'm the guy you hate that drives to the front of the exit lane and cuts in front of everyone waiting. I'm the guy that passes people when they really shouldn't be passed (like a one lane each way road or something). If I can get over 80 on a highway, I would. I also like to change lanes in traffic and go around people. With all of that said, I already knew the Prius would not be a sports car. When I first drove the Prius, it was in EV mode and it felt very sluggish to me. The salesman pointed out the power mode, and the car definately felt a lot more responsive. Are there any similar types of drivers here that would care to comment on their experience with the Prius? Also, say I did highway driving in power mode, what sort of MPG would I expect? The next point that I'm thinking about is the fuel economy. The is the reason most people get one of these, I'm assuming. This morning when I drove to work, as I sat in the stop and go traffic and just thought, "this is where the Prius would shine". I frequently fill up 3 times per week at around $30-$35 in my current car. That's a lot! I haven't done any math, but I'm guessing I would probably only need to fill up once per week, if not less. Anyone with a 50 mile commute with traffic care to comment? One other thing I've been thinking of is that it's getting near the end of the 2010 model year. I would be really upset if they came out with a 2011 Prius like the next month after I took delivery. Anyone have a heads up of when we will see a 2011 model? Lastly, I just wanted to say that I think this is a great site, and everyone seems to be contributing to make a great community here. Belive it or not, a great forum like this would be a huge if I got a Prius.