I am no detractor of Hybrids, but I would much rather stick with my girl's '05 civic that gets 35 mpg in town and 40 on the highway. I haven't seen a lot of people promoting the civic hybrids as cost effective versus the gas only civics....i simply wouldn't want one because the gas only civics are so good on fuel economy. Give me a hybrid that consistently gets 70 mpg in town, then I will be impressed.