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2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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Does the Camry hybrid – vs. the regular Camry – make economic sense? Or is it an emotional (and political) thing primarily – as in: Hey, look how much I care about the environment? Hmmmm . . . On the one hand, the Camry hybrid will cost you $3,460 more to buy than an otherwise…

Now That Hybrids Have Become Popular…

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They’re going to tax them, too. You knew this was coming – right? That they were not going to let you get away with evading paying your “fair share” of motor vehicle fuels taxes by driving a vehicle that uses less (or even no) gas. Yup. That Prius you’re maybe looking at because you’re thinking…

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

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Here’s what’s cool about the new Avalon hybrid: It’s a full-size car, with more spreading out room than other cars in its price range; it’s a fairly quick car (0-60 in about 7.5 seconds), it averages 40 MPG – and it costs a few hundred bucks less (to start) than its nearest direct competitor: the…

2013 Lexus ES300 Hybrid

Hybrids are becoming hot rods – well, some hybrids. Luxury hybrids. They kind of have to, when you stop to think about it. After all, what person with say $40k to spend on a car wants to spend that on a slow car? Being “green” only goes so far . . . after a certain…

The Bad News About Good Hybrids

I’m more than a little bit concerned the latest generation of plug-in hybrids (and all-electric cars) might actually work out. Because if they do, you can bet your bippie the government won’t let them get away with it. Paranoid? Internet commerce provides an ominous parallel. People were free to conduct business without tithing to the…

Forget Hybrids – Buy a Cheapster!

If you’re really serious about saving money on transportation, the very last thing you should do is buy a new car. Particularly a new hybrid car. It’s as counterproductive as trying to lose weight by ordering a diet Coke with your triple Angus Thickburger. The car companies – like the fast-food places – don’t want…

2012 Toyota Camry hybrid

The Toyota Prius hybrid gets all the press – and a lot of the dealer mark-up, too. You might check out the new Camry hybrid to get something very similar – and nicer, in a number of ways – for about the same money. Probably less, actually – since you should be able to haggle…

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid

Hybrid math is hard to calculate because the variables are still in flux and very subjective. Consider the 2012 Kia Optima hybrid. The base price of this car is $25,700 vs. $19,500 for the base non-hybrid Optima. That’s a difference of $6,200 – a very large difference, up front. But the hybrid Optima gets 35…

Honda Hybrid Lawsuit: The Lawyers’ Turn

I received this from some lawyers involved in the litigation over the actual vs. advertised mileage of the Honda Civic hybrid and thought you guys might be interested:  Class counsel in the various related actions concerning claims related to the 2003-2009 Honda Civic Hybrid have read and watched with interest the various stories concerning Heather…

2012 Infiniti M35 Hybrid

Hybrids are getting interesting. How about this 2012 M35 hybrid? Infiniti says it’s got V-8 muscle and delivers four-cylinder fuel economy. Well, the first part is true blue. This thing hauls tail. Zero to 60 in about 5 seconds. Long legs on top. And the second part? Well, V-6 economy at least. (40 MPG on…