Hello from Wisconsin, I have been interested in a FJ for a long time now but was not ready to drop the $ for a used one. So, excited to see the LC make a comeback. I am hoping it lives up to the hype and it fits my needs. I sent an email to one of my local dealers, no reply back. Maybe because I mentioned I will not pay a dime over MSRP, ha! I worked for one of our domestic vehicle manufactures for 30 years, so this is my first Toyota, "foreign" car. Hybrids are new to me too, yes, I am a dinosaur. I need to read up on how this system really works. Sounds like it ups the horsepower and helps with fuel economy, that's all good. Hope the battery lasts a long time, bet they are expensive? I have drove full size trucks forever, time to downsize. As some of you have mentioned here, the LC or the new 4Runner? Something I need to look at too. But with wanted to downsize, the LC may be a better choice. Kind Regards.