You adore the car that's been with you through three break-ups (two with the same person) and the move to a new city. You're so in synch with "Betsy" that you feel like she's more human than automobile. Besides, you're a little concerned about the physical appearance of hybrid cars and SUVs that you see out on the roads. Some of them look funny or boxy to you, and honestly, they just don't fit in with your swagger.
We get all of that. But when it's time for you to retire your current ride, think about a hybrid. You can make beautiful new memories with one while getting the opportunity to be environmentally responsible at the same time. And for those who are worried they will have to substitute being chic for being environmentally responsible, there are hybrids that are stylish enough to turn people's heads when you hand over your keys to the parking attendant at the new steakhouse. The BMW Concept 5 Series ActiveHybrid, the Ford Fusion or the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid are three that come to mind. These hybrids and others are part of the newer models that manufacturers are showcasing to offer a more upscale look and feel for the discriminating hybrid driver. Beauty and brawn are now compatible.