2002 Toyota Prius 4dr Sedan (1.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
Prius is probably "the" car for a geeky engineer like me: Drive by wire throttle, hybrid engine, re-generative brake, computerized engine display, etc. You also get the build quality of a Toyota. It may not be a big deal for its gas mileage nowaday as gas price is just a bit over $1. But as a VULEV (very ultra low emission vehicle), I feel a lot better driving this car around.
Large center storage bin, computerized display, lazy-boy seats.
The shifter is placed in an awkward position. Put it on the steering wheel or paddle will be very interesting. Better standard equipment and more options are welcome.