gas prices soar and the environment becomes more and more precious,
many people are looking to trade in their gas-guzzling,
pollution-spewing standard vehicles for a greener option. And since hybrid cars
first came onto the US market in 1999, there is a wide variety of makes
and models to choose from.
There is the sleek and compact, 55 mpg used Honda Insight (now
discontinued) and the full-size Honda Accord hybrid (no longer in
production). You might also consider an extremely popular pre-owned
Toyota Prius or Honda Civic hybrid. Used hybrid versions of
family-friendly Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, and Lexus GS 450h are
harder to find, since they have only been around a short
time. With every model year, auto manufactures are making the
decision to produce more hybrids and are even expanding their efforts
to create hybrid suvs, trucks, and vans. As more consumers recognize the potential savings to
both their pocketbook and the environment, the numbers of hybrids on
the road will increase.
With a growing selection of used hybrid cars, expect the prices of
these vehicles to drop, saving you even more. In 2009 and 2010, several
new hybrid models will be on the market: Kia Rio, Hyundai Sonata and
Elantra, Audi A1, Lexus RS400h, and Mercedes-Benz S Class. With all
these options, it is the perfect time to get a great deal on a used
For many buyers in the used car market, price and reliability are the
two factors that hold them back from considering hybrids. However,
nearly ten years into the mainstream hybrid game, consumers are seeing
prices fall and quality rise above and beyond what they are used to
with standard vehicles. So, before you discount buying a used hybrid suv
or car, do your research; find a reputable place to buy a late model
hybrid, learn about repairs on used hybrid cars, and read reviews on
used hybrid cars.
Of course, one of the biggest factors drawing buyers to used hybrid
vehicles is their desire to save our planet. By buying a preowned green
automobile, you are not only going to be using less fuel and producing
less toxic pollution, you’ll also be saving an advanced piece
machinery from the scrap heap. As has been the saying for many years,
you’ll be “reducing, reusing, and
you save anything from the trash, you do the planet a big favor and
cars are no exception. Buying used means that fewer resources are used
to make you a shiny, slick new car and less waste in the landfill.
It’s a win-win.
In 2012, more hybrid cars hit the market and 2013 looks to deliver much
of the same. If you are in the market for a used hybrid car, your
options grow every month. And with higher
resale values, you can hardly go wrong.
Following hybrids will be plug-ins and electrics. Stay tuned and we
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