I recently moved to the Pittsburgh area and I need to replace my car. I’ve had my eye on the Prius recently, but I’m not sure how well it’ll handle the weather and terrain around here–my current car has taken a 7-10 mpg hit after the move, coming from Northern Virginia (it’s hilly here, is what I’m saying). I won’t be driving terribly much, most days; my job is in the city, but I usually catch the bus a mile from my house.
Any advice? I have a preference for hybrids or, failing that, something fairly gas efficient.