Congrats on your purchase and I couldn't agree with you more. I too now commute close to 100 miles per day and the gas savings alone are well worth it. It may not be the fastest out there, but it does have some spunk. I was at a stop light and a Mazda 3 5-door came up on me inching at the light. I threw it into sport mode (I am usually on ECO) and I took em. At the next light he rolled down his windows saying he couldn't believe my car was a hybrid. After brief conversation, I drove off with a BIG smile .