Happy birthday to me

So for my birthday, I got my Prius. Which means I finally got to drive one. Believe it or not, I hadn’t even test driven a Prius before buying one and taking delivery. My reasoning was that I wasn’t choosing the car on the basis of its performance or handling, and I was prepared to make any adjustments necessary to work with its eccentricities. That said, some first impressions: I thought the smart entry system was a bit of a gimmick, and I would have been happy to go without—but in fact, it turns out to be really useful.