Posting again on my son's quest to get a new car. Looking now towards used. My son is newly married, only 23, and this will be his first car purchase. He's been driving my 91 Civic LX which is outside now with a no-start situation. He really likes this black Prius and I would like your input on this as a first car. He drives locally mostly, occasional highway trips to Bethlehem and Philadelphia. I'm mostly concerned with reliability and maintenance costs for him. I told him I would get some input from the experts. The car is $14K and has 24-1/2K miles on it. You get a 6mo 6K bumper to bumper and lifetime engine of some sort. I imagine any factory warranty on the car would depend on former ownership and particular stuff.