iMiEV is a basic modest simple vehicle, what we're used to (we also own a Toyota Yaris). Good for local travel, not long distance, although it does also have the 30 min. fast-charge port, if one wants to try for longer distances using public charging stations. Be aware that frequent fast charges age the battery faster - true for all lithium-battery EV's. Range: During warmer weather, actual range on local roads is about 80-85 miles, and the range-remaining gauge seems accurate, although its calculation is based on the last 15 min. of driving. Highway speed mileage is less, about 64 miles - and that's the official EPA range. In hot weather, using the A/C may lop about 10 miles off the range, but often it can be run intermitttently. In colder weather, the range drops. I'll often see 80 miles on the range-remaining gauge in warm weather for off-highway runs, but when the weather drops into the teens, that range drops to about 60. Using the heater would knock this down further. I use a 12V heated travel blanket for winter driving to avoid the range drop, and a warm pair of Uggs for my feet. Occasionally I resort to the heater if my nose is too cold. I'm beginning to see why some folks install one of those little kerosene or alcohol powered heaters. In very cold weather, the window defroster is a bit slow. Under some circumstances, defrost is inadequate unless one runs heat and AC. When the range remaining drops to about 10 miles, the gauge starts to blink as a warning. Driving the car into very low battery state triggers a turtle-shaped dash light, and somewhat reduced performance to save power. I've driven about 5 miles "on the turtle" one time, I think it was due to the onset of very cold weather reducing my range more than expected. It did get me home however. As for drivability, highways feel fine at 65-70 mph. On local roads, it handles a bit like a go-cart, and is fun to drive. It has very good pickup: the motor is directly coupled to the wheels. This car will take almost any other in a jack-rabbit start at a traffic light. Another plus: the car is QUIET. It's fun to drive. "Refueling" - We charge it overnight at 120V household, 12A, using the charger that came with it. I find the seats comfortable. Front seats are heated. Biggest negative is the poor safety rating of the rear seats. Also, the defroster could be better. Mitsubishi should have separate resistance-wire heating for the defroster - it would be faster and better. Lastly, for cold-weather driving, a bigger battery would have been a plus. As a city car, the imiev is perfect. I have some errands totaling around 60 miles. In winter, some of them are are looking like risky propositions as far as range. Yes, the car looks a bit different. So what? As far as reliability, so far so good. 19 months into driving, the battery doesn't seem to have lost any range yet. Don't forget there's a $7500 federal tax credit (assuming you have taxes to at least that amount.) There was a $2500 Massachusetts credit also. Brand new electric car for $15K. Beat that!