I was thinking about buying a 2002 (around that year) Toyota Prius to commute to school which is 60 miles away (cheaper to drive than uproot and find rent and a babysitter when I'm living free and know my babysitter now). My question is Are these years an experimental stage with hybrids? I ignorantly assume prius is a hybrid, but not positive... I just know it gets 40-50mpg which is good in my book. I am just worried that these years may have a lot of problems. The ones I see have 88k-123k miles on them, I've seen a couple. I'm really interested in a hybrid for the gas mileage, but not spending over 6k.