5 Reasons Not to Buy a Hybrid

Sure, hybrid cars are a popular choice right now -- but we've got a list of a few good reasons to not buy one. See more pictures of hybrid cars.
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Yeah, you read that title right: Five reasons to not buy a hybrid car -- so, are we crazy? Maybe a little bit. But don't all those Hollywood stars drive hybrids? Isn't that a good enough reason to buy one?

Well, as it turns out, hybrid vehicles aren't exactly for everyone. Not yet, anyway.

Even though hybrid cars have been on the market since the late 1990s, and you can't swing a hemp satchel without striking a Toyota Prius these days, there are still a few quirks to consider when putting a hybrid vehicle on your shopping list.

The reasons for wanting a hybrid are many -- saving the environment, making fewer stops at the gas station, feeling good about your green self -- but not every reason will pan out in the long run. While hybrids continue to be super trendy, there may be better, greener, and more efficient alternatives out there.

Take a look at these five reasons to not buy a hybrid vehicle and see if any of them put the brakes on your low-emissions lust.

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