I'm looking into buying a hybrid for a couple of reasons. One reason is gas mileage of course, the second reason is the ability to use the HOV and express lanes where available. I currently have narrowed it down to a Toyota Prius or a Volkswagen Jetta. I believe they both have similar warranties for the Hybrid systems or am I wrong? The Prius is a Toyota so quality is not an issue, but the styling is! The Jetta is a better looker and has more power and I assume would be more fun to drive? Again I assume a 7 speed will be more rewarding than a CVT transmission? Any input will be appreciated.