A clean 5-seater, the Prius is a true mid-size car with a hatchback and room for cargo in back. We have a bike rack, and have carried canoes on top. Excellent sound system plays CDs and cassette tapes. Navigation system (with 2005 maps). Maintained well, with good tires. Best of all: 50 mpg in summer, 45 mpg in winter. Ours has a block heater assuring warm starts and cabin heat right away in the coldest weather. This is a much-loved car you don't have to worry about being too fussy with. Non-smoking, of course.