Even with oil at $30 a barrel gas is still a hassle and an additional cost. My Prius gets 40+ MPG and will have you on your way in the most economical and smooth manner. I just got the AC charged and oil changed and the Prius is ready on a moments notice. The Prius is it's own testament at why you see so many on the road today. So if you're looking to do errands for the day or take a weekend trip to Southern California my Prius is your best bet.