Thanks to our friend Darren for passing along this informative article about seven main concerns about buying a hybrid vehicle.
I've listed the concerns below, but you'll need to click through to read the responses!
Hybrids have complicated technology that is difficult or expensive to fix
Hybrids have limited battery pack life
Hybrids have technical problems like stalling and sputtering
Hybrids do not pay for themselves to justify their premium cost
Hybrids do not offer the driving performance needed
Hybrids will not hold resale value
Hybrids do not get the level of mileage promised
As it turns out, only three of the above concerns are deemed truly “legitimate” – most notably the fact that currently, a normal user can't really save enough on gas to justify the high price of a hybrid. (There are of course other, more altruistic, reasons to invest in a hybrid.)
If you've ever toyed with the idea of buying one, it's an article worth checking out.
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There is a vast difference between putting forth a point of view, honestly held, and intentionally sowing the seeds of confusion. Free speech does not include the right to deceive. Deception is not a point of view. And the right to disagree does not include a right to intentionally subvert the public awareness.