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, and if one is using the heater, this could be a 30-40% range loss. I use a 12V heated travel blanket for winter driving. Occasionally I resort to the heater if my nose is too cold. In very cold weather, the defroster is a bit slow. 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. Granted, by comparison, a Yaris is not the most quiet car. "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. Yes, the car looks a bit different. So what? As far as reliability, so far so good. A year 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!