Believe it or not, Toyota itself is an excellent source of info about Prius! See their web site. And I would venture to guess the same about Honda and the Civic Hybrid and Insight. Check out the various websites, such as cars.com, for reviews. I picked up the Prius brochure at the local dealer from whom I eventually bought my 2002; it has all the info about dimensions, options vs. standard equipment, colors, technical specs, etc., etc. I also checked Consumer Reports, but again with healthy skepticism because I don't think their automotive testers live with the vehicles they test long enough to really get to know them or feel comfortable drivng them. For example, CR's April 2003 Auto Issue still describes Prius brakes as "a bit touchy," which is what they said in their original review. I've had my Prius for almost a year now, but it didn't take very long for the brakes to feel perfectly natural and in fact they are fantastic brakes in terms of response and stopping distance. Now it's the brakes on my '91 Explorer that feel "a bit touchy," not to mention klunky. CR describes Prius acceleration as "adequate," when I have proven time and again to my own satisfaction that I can accelerate off the line faster than at least 90% of the cars around here. My Prius has never felt underpowered on the highway, either. CR describes Prius's 44-hp electric motor as "small," when it's much more powerful than HCH's dinky little 13-hp toy. (Point of reference: electric steetcars, which weigh 18,000 lbs. or so, were typically powered by two 50-hp electric motors, so one 44-hp motor for 2,700 lbs. ain't so small!). CR measured Prius fuel economy at 41 mpg, but most of us are getting in the 45-50 range (by the way, don't believe Toyota when it claims 52/city-45/highway. My results have been just the opposite. "Your results may vary"). I now have almost 15,000 miles on my Prius and---knock wood---absolutely NO problems whatever. I know this has not been the experience of some other Prius owners, but there are many more positives than negatives as I read the postings on the various Prius web sites. Good luck in your search, and I hope you like your new Prius!