Considering going hybrid? If you’re thinking of buying a car at all these days, you have to consider a hybrid. There are many reasons that people buy hybrid cars, and most of them are personal as well as practical. You probably associate hybrids with practicality, environmentalism, and poor performance, but that’s an old impression of what it means to get a hybrid. Today’s technology has made hybrid cars some of the best performers on the market, as well as a way to save tons of money down the road.
Technology is Maturing
The technology that goes into making a hybrid car has really improved by leaps and bounds over the past few years. More and more car makers are adding an electric motor in an effort to compete and this market and engineering diversity has helped to spur innovation. The results have been exciting and the sales of hybrids have gone up dramatically now that you can’t really tell the difference between driving a hybrid and a conventional car. Of course, there are differences, but they’re all benefits these days.
Gas is Expensive
Nobody has to tell you that gas is expensive, right? You drive down the road and see it hovering around $4 per gallon – even a few years ago that would have seemed outrageous. Wasn’t the price of gas supposed to go down when we invaded one of the biggest gas producers in the world? Oh well… Guess it’s time to use another strategy. You can spend anywhere from half as much to one tenth as much gas if you buy a hybrid car. It’s pretty easy to calculate how quickly those savings add up to a lot of money. What would you do with $100-$400 extra dollars per month?
Hybrid Cars are Getting Cheaper
As the market expands, we’re seeing better and better prices on those hybrid cars. They’re still not the cheapest cars on the market, not by a stretch, but they certainly are more affordable than they were a few years ago. Part of the reason is that hybrids aren’t so scarce anymore and companies like Chevy and Ford are finally getting into the business. A bit of market diversity is driving prices down.
Now is a great time to invest in something that will save you money over time. Knowing you’re saving money but getting a dependable car should make it an easy choice.