I'm actually going to be buying a hybrid very soon, probably in January. Either a Prius or an accord hybrid.
the prius is only $300 a month which isn't bad, drives good, nice interior, fantastic gas mileage and I can also drive in the SUV lane because it's a fuel efficiant car, they also cost less to mantain and you get a tax credit.
I don't buy the "scientific reaserch" that says that they are worse, i don't see how they can be any more harmful to build than a regular car. Sounds like propaganda from the oil companies to me.
Remember a few years back, when the Tobacco co's realesed scientific studies that cigarretes aren't harmful and don't cause cancer. I'm chalking this up as the same thing.