I am new to the hybrid thing but I'm going to have to learn fast. I am thinking for buying a 2001 Prius and I need help. I know for a fact by reading some of the comments on this site the the gas mileage would be worth it. The car has 126,000 miles and they are asking $4500. Not knowing much about hybrids, would this be towards the end of the battery life? What other problems would I run into and how much would they cost? I'm going to be driving the car 125 miles a day starting two months from now. Any comments would help.