The reality is that gas is only going to go higher and higher and higher. Where will it be in 1 year, 3, or 5 years from now? Lower? we all know that will never happen. It will be way higher! I strongly suggest people who are in the market for a quality vehicle, with amazing gas mileage buy a Hybrid! I have begun telling my friends and family about how great the Prius is. And when the crazy high gas prices come, and we all know they will, we will be far less stressed, and be able to enjoy being mobile and travelling, and visiting family and friends. So I hope more and more people don't just look at where gas prices are right now, but look at where they are going to be. Thankfully the people on this forum have already done that, let's help more people do the same! I for one am VERY happy to be a new Prius V owner.