In the last 7 years, I have bought two hybrids. (Honda Civic & Honda Insight) Both vehicles have performed well and saved me a ton on gas. On a recent 5 hour trip, I averaged 45 mi/gal and saved my customer over $40 in gas expense...and my Honda Insight is 3 years old. So far I have not had any major mechanical failures with either vehicle. I would highly recommend Honda hybrids to anyone considering a hybrid.