It turns out now is a tough time to buy a hybrid for a number of reasons. The Civic Hybrid might be too small for you. The Prius is a little funny shaped (OP and I couldn’t see the hood/front of the car). Any of the other hybrids were either out of our price range, or not worth the name. An Escape Hybrid is silly IMO. Also why buy a current generation hybrid, like the Prius, when supply cannot meet demand and salesman are basically telling you they don’t have to offer deals on these cars, they can even jack up the price if they want? And, then there’s the fact that new Priuses are coming out beginning next year.
I also have to say the Scion xB (the new and redesigned “box”) has been ruined on the inside by the monster center console. I didn’t like the Honda Accord sedan and had too many misgivings about the Honda Accord Coupe. He likes the Honda Accord Coupe.
We also test drove a VW Rabbit. Him first. Me second, a few days later. It took him a little while to realized he liked the Rabbit and liked a lot of things about the Rabbit. He really wanted the Accord Coupe at first – which was funny looking and had a poorly organized dash and horrible back seat. Besides the cosmetics, the Rabbit has a better warranty and nicer safety features or features in general – like the full size spare and the 10 speaker sound system.
So, we decided on the Rabbit. We aren’t going to buy the car for like another month… but we’d both like to get it done and over with. Also, the VW dealership was the only dealership we didn’t have a bad experience.