The Subaru Legacy is in the shop for auto body work from the hit-and-run, along with replacement of the head gasket and timing belt.
I'm driving a rental all this week. I decided to go native.
The Toyota Prius is actually a lot larger than I thought it would be; maybe between the size of a Corolla and Camry. The proportions give it the appearance of a much smaller car, though. It's the opposite of my Legacy, a small car with the proportions of a bigger ride. Driving it feels ... weird. Hums, clicks, whirs, a sense of disconnection from the machine and the road. It seems designed for leisurely hypermiling in the way it accelerates; quite slow, unless you floor the pedal or turn "power" mode on. Sometimes it feels like I'm behind the wheel of a car with a somewhat underpowered internal combustion motor, other times a golf cart.
The commute to work.