i bought a new prius in aug 2007. in dec the battery was dead. i called the dealer and after AAA came, brought car in for check up. no problems found. i was told then that this car was not the right one for me to use, considering my driving habits. (i have an 87 camry with 125,000 miles on it) i only use the car 1-3 times a week. when i bought the car, i discussed this with the salesman. he told me, no problem. but after the battery died, i was told the car was meant to be driven regularly. i was flabbergasted! a brand new car, and if i dont drive it every other day or so (as they said) i could not rely on it. hmmmmm so i let a carless friend use the car so it was driven at least twice a week. then in feb after 4 days the battery was again dead. off i go to toyota after AAA came and again, no problem with the car. after some pressure on my part they offered me a small rechargable portable battery to keep in the car for when it happens again. anyone else encounter this problem? help!