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Tired Excuses for Waiting to Buy a Hybrid Car
Image Gallery: Hybrid Cars
Image Gallery: Hybrid Cars

Image Gallery: Hybrid Cars GM Vice Chairman Tom Stephens raises the award he received after the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle was named Motor Trend Car of the Year for 2010. See more pictures of hybrid cars.

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Every day, people are becoming more and more involved in finding ways to protect the resources on this planet. For millions of Americans, driving a hybrid car is paramount to being a responsible citizen of planet Earth. Hybrids are gaining more fans, more news coverage and even more popularity. That's one of the reasons why some 2011 hybrid models, like the Nissan LEAF, sold out before the car even made it to the showroom floor. In fact, it seems as though everywhere you look these days, someone is driving one. So what about you? Why haven't you bought a hybrid vehicle?

Sure you have many reasons why you're still on the sidelines about purchasing one. Maybe you think they cost too much. Or you're perfectly happy with the conventional car you already have. But there are even more reasons why you shouldn't wait to buy one. We'll arm you with the facts to motivate you to get in the game. Read on for five excuses people give for waiting to buy a hybrid car -- and why they won't work anymore.

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