I've been eyeing the C for some time because we need a third car for city commute, mainly. However, the price does not add-up to buy at current gas prices... Say I get the Prius C Two. Out the door (with a base price of $21K (MSRP)) would be for me in MD $22,600. Less than a year ago we bought a '11 Honda Insight (then current model year) for $18,200 out the door (base price in the upper $16K range). That's roughly $4,400 difference. Let's look at 2 scenarios: city driving and highway driving. First scenario: city driving in heavy traffic. Suppose the Prius C gets 55mpg in the city and suppose the Insight gets only 35mpg there. With the Insight I usually get over 40mpg in the city if I drive nicely (can get towards 45-50 if I drive really nicely) but just under 40 is more realistic in heavy and nervous stop and go traffic with some airconditioning on and because I do not drive "nicely" - I try to stay with traffic or go a bit faster . Say gas is $4. After 100,000 miles I would have saved a bit over $300 by purchasing the Insight. How many years will it take me to drive 100,000 miles in very short city trips (under 20 miles a day)? I'd say over 10 years ... Second scenario: highway driving. Suppose the Prius C gets 50 mpg there (note that's over it's rating and likely to not be achievable at speeds over about 60mph). My Insight usually stays above 50mpg on the highway without much trouble (when I drive at speeds under 65 or so mph) and I can get it to 60 if I behave and drive a bit slower (in the mid-50s mph). Even better on back roads with no traffic. So say 50mpg for me too. Guess what - no matter how long I drive on the highway, I will still be $4,400 bucks in with the C (or saved with the Insight). By the way, my actual average MPG in the Insight has been about 41-42, with lots of short city driving and I usually dirive on the aggressive side of things. Highway economy compensates, however, hense my mileage is right about EPA estimate. I would guess a Prius C would get me in the 50mpg average with similar driving style... So what's your math?