My Aunty Marian drives a Prius, which I got to drive several times.
The feel of this car is...well, it reminded me of a golf cart, especially the gear shift. (Sorry Aunty!)
I'm sure it is great for the environment, but somehow for myself, I would want a little more umph! in a car...something stick-shift.
I love the public transportation in Japan and am not looking to buy a car anytime soon, but...if the MINI people are reading this, maybe they could come up with a hybrid...