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The majority of these cars are unattainable for the average Joe. Worthless article.
Any hybrid is driven by an idiot. They never pay back what they cost and the gas savings and difference in emissions is negligible per 100,000 miles driven. If you trade the car in before 100,000 miles, you are an even bigger fool.
It isn't what you drive but how you drive it. I have been equally outraged by the conduct of a person driving a hybrid as I have by the person driving a Vette, Ranger, or Civic. The car does not matter at all, the way it is driven does.
Some cars are nothing more than extravagant examples of how much money people can throw at 4 wheels. Others are examples of how little a person can throw at a car that still runs.
In the USA, we have some sort of idea that it is okay for poor people to drive unsafe cars that have mechanical needs that render them dangerous. This is a fallacy. If your car hits me in the rear because you have neglected to replace brake shoes or pads, you should pay for my damages AND have your car impounded. Driving is a privilege not a right. If you cannot maintain a car in a safe operating condition, don't drive it!