I am new to hybrid cars and am trying to understand the related economics. We are considering purchasing a new car within the next six months, and it will probably be a Camry. The question is - should it be an LE or a Hybrid. I would appreciate any advice concerning the pros and cons. In particular, a mechanic at our garage told me that you must replace the battery every five years or so and that these cost between $5,000 and $6,000. If that is true, it is a large disincentive to owning a hybrid. Thanks.