My mom is finally shopping for Toyota's and she is very interested in the Prius. She currently drives a 01' Mazda Protege that get appx 35mpg. She drives maybe 40 miles a day. My question is, Will she benifit from purshasing a hybrid? What is the cost difference between a new Prius and a new gas burning Camry or Corolla? I know a lot of you love you hybrids, but are there any downsides such as repair costs, maintanience, etc? I'm trying to offer her some advise, all I know at this point is that anything toyota should be great, I just don't want her to be stuck w/ a hybrid that may not be worth anything in two years due to the technological increases. Any advise would be great!