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    Hybrids are a waste of money

    So I just did the math on a Hybrid and have come to the conclusion that are an utter waste of money. Here's the math

    A Ford Fusion will get a combined MPG of 28.5 SEL

    A Ford Fusion Hybrid (which is an SEL fusion with a Hybrid engine) will get 38.5

    Assuming $4 a gallon which at the moment it isn't but favors the Hybrid at those numbers.

    For every 1,000 miles speaking strictly along the lines of average the SEL will cost you $140 to run.

    The Hybrid will cost you $105 to run.

    So what are the prices? Well first off we won't even talk about rebates or discounts because on the Fusion they are about $3,000 on the Hybrid $500 instead focus PURELY on base price.

    The base price of a SEL in my system is about 23.6

    The Base price of a Hybrid is 26.8

    Now remember there are big rebates on a 2010 Fusion too, but none really on the Hybrid.

    That's a cost difference of $3,200 at a savings of $35 per 1,000 miles your going have to own that Hybrid for 91,420 miles.

    Adjusting the figures to the average national price of $2.80 it'd take you 123,000 miles.

    So do us a favor and don't jump on the Hybrid bangwagon cause it just don't make any sense.

    Taking into account current rebate that pushes the figure up to the 200,000 mile mark.
    Last edited by Nik00117; 11-23-2009 at 11:15 AM.
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