Hi! I am already starting to think of this myself. I can’t justify continuing to use oil/gas, a limited and harmful resource, without thinking of ways to ‘do without.’ If only I could ride my horse to work!
From a practical standpoint, I also have to think warranties and reliability. The Prius just gets such great ratings. A slightly used, still under warranty car is my ideal… something 1-2 maybe even 3 years old, if the mileage was low.
By the way, I have to keep reminding myself that there are some cars out there that aren’t hybrid but get almost the same gas mileage like the Ford Focus… I’m still doing the research but anyway, that might help you guys. Good luck with the search and God bless!