New '04 Toyota Prius hybridThe Toyota Prius is THE CAR for today. It has a hybrid power system with a large Nickel-Metal hydride battery and a 1497 cc gasoline engine with continuously variable transmission. A computer balances power flow as needed. Regenerative braking, excellent aerodynamics and a myriad of other design features yield 40-50 mpg and almost no pollution. It's a hatchback with roomy rear seats and baggage space. It drives just like a normal car, except for being silent at stops.