Interesting discussion folks. There are very valid reasons why people buy hybrids, and very valid reasons why people buy (less efficient) BMW's. Until the hybrids are as nearly as fun to drive as our cars (assuming that most share the same view I do that our cars are a LOT of fun, while maintaining some sanity at the pump), then we can all begin to agree on something here. German engineering, very hard to beat at the moment.
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