Hybrids may get parking break
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07-29-2010, 01:48 PM
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i could be misunderstanding what you are saying...but..i have had my car since 1994..still runs great...paid for...love it, hope to be driving a wrangler with classic plated in a few years
. i dont feel the need to get a new car every 5-8 years. so if i have to spend a little more money,,,and over the course of 10-20 years, it will save me money, and it helps the environment (even the slightest bit), and i like the car...why wouldnt i buy a hybrid?
seems to make sense to me. but like i said, i dont need a new car that often, hopefully never actually. but i know i am not the norm, and dont dream about the new "thing" out there all the time.
and i dont see why driving a hybrid has to be some yuppie/environmental gimic. it could just be that "why not try and help a little"
that all being said...dont think that i would pay the 5 dollars a year either way. usually i dont use them anyway..and if i do, it is for longer than 3 hours anyway (and usually free at that hour), or for a few minutes. but i dont think i use 5 dollars all year anyway.
The average new car buyer only keeps a car for around 5 years. About half the registered cars are less than 8 years old. Considering that it takes 5-8 years for say a Ford Focus Hybrid's projected gas savings to equal the increased cost, for most people it doesn't save any money.
I've yet to compare the maintenance costs of the hybrid engine to a conventional internal combustion.
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