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07-29-2010, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
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.
It doesn't save any money but it doesn't cost any more after that length of time. And you've reduced the carbon emissions and the need to import gasoline from our enemies.

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