Hello All, I am a Minnesotan who has been converted. Everyday, I drive my lovely 1994 Alfa Romeo 164 LS who has been a reliable companion. I can rely on it to drive in subzero temps and survive stop-and go traffic in blistering heat without it missing a beat. A great car it is because it makes everyday, boring commutes an adventure with its gusty Italian engine note. That being said, I passed my dealer today and was reeled in by a Scion IQ. Being a lover of small cars, as I also have an AMC Gremlin, I looked at it. Since I have been looking for a replacement for the Alfa Romeo, I have been searching for a smaller, fuel efficient car for practicality sake, however, the IQ was priced a little to smartly for something so small. To its side, I saw a Prius C and was intrigued. Size good, price good, and of course, gas mileage good. It did drive very strangely. The steering was extremely light and brakes very touchy. And of course, the engine made no Italian sounds. But I really liked it and feel it will be a good car for my 60-100 mile daily commutes. This was really a snap decision because I have done little research on it as it has been on market less than a month. But I feel that since it is a Toyota, it should be a good product. (I know, basing decision on laurels) And, my family has had many of them. Echo, RAV4, Highlander, Land Cruiser, and my own, a MR2 Spyder SMT. What I ordered: Bloomington Walser Toyota, 2012 Prius C Three, Blue, Gray/Black interior. Should come April 10th. Cost: $22,782. Not too bad considering how well it is equipped! I look forward to discovering this car's eccentricities and occasionally, asking a question or two on this forum!