I'm about to buy my first new car. (!) I'm leaning towards the 08 Civic Hybrid, but have been cautioned by a few friends with regard to the battery. I've been told that the battery doesn't last anywhere near the 8 years the dealers claim it will. How long DO they last? What are consumer reports about the battery life? I've looked around for some, but am not satisfied with what I've found/read. (Most complaints seem to be about mileage, not the battery.) Thoughts?

M'sa