Hi all, We are stongly considering a Prius purchase, but need to know that it will be a financial positive for the family. Here is our situation... We currently have a 1999 Nissan Altima with 120,000 miles on it. It now averages 9,000 miles/year. We also have a 2000 Toyota Solara with 65,000 miles on it. It now averages 6,000 miles/year. Both appear to be in good shape. Nothing other than standard maintenance for the past several years. We rarely drive both at the same time, but would keep one of them (likely the Toyota Solara) for the occasional times when two cars are necessary. Prior to considering the Prius, our plan was to keep both of our current cars until one of them died. Whenever we purchase a new car, we will purchase it for cash, so any financing issues are not a consideration. Gas where we currently live is $3.30/gal. Based on MPG, total cost of ownership, etc, can anyone make an empirical (non-emotional) financial justification for purchasing a Prius (probably a package #2) in the next few weeks? Thank you in advance for any good advice and financial numbers you can offer! We really appreciate your help.