Originally Posted by Big Guy
It is great if you want to buy a hybrid car to conserve gas and reduce pollution, but don't count on it saving you money. You will pay about 5K more for a Prius than a comparable Camray, the mileage claims are vastly overstated (AAA says they are inflated by 19 mpg) and the maintenance costs are more than double a "normal" car.
I haven't seen anything that backs those statements. Have any links to studies or facts that back them?
The warranty on all electric related parts is 8 years by the way.