My brother has a Honda hybrid, and I have driven it. I looove it.
While at nowhere near the level of geekdom that Nords displays, my brother has not had mechanical problems, and gets very good mileage. He reported close to 45mpg when doing all the reasonable things one can do to increase mileage. (not drafting etc...)
I wonder if I could talk him into a PV setup on the back 2 acres