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Looking at the ěwholeî hybrid

Ted Balaker
January 8, 2007, 10:19am

It can be tough to sort out all the pros and cons of owning a hybrid car. There's the gas mileage advantage, but that's often overstated. Even though the savings may not be as grand as advertised, you'll still save money at the pump. But since you pay more at the dealership you'll have factor in your driving habits and do a bit of number-crunching to figure out if your four-wheeled eco-statement will save you dough in the long-run. And there are plenty of other factors to consider. For example, what about maintenance costs and resale value? A new study looks at the whole hybrid: Business Week article here. Slide show of hybrid rankings here. Related: What politicians drive

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