I have owned this vehicle for 6+ years. I has brought me much joy and high MPG! Tinted windows protect from the heat. Hybrid battery still has plenty of life left. This car has taken me and one other lucky passenger back and forth between Vegas, San Francisco, and even Salt Lake City without a hitch! Best one way trip mileage was from San Diego to Bay Area with a recorded 85.4 average MPG. 5-speed manual transmission still shifts like butter and has the lean burn mode option stateside which cuts back fuel at higher cruising speeds. The CVT Auto stateside does not include this option. Best engine ever!