I just got off the phone with the IRS. The new energy bill starts 1 Jan 2006. What does that mean to a hybrid buyer? Let me explain with an example: 2006 civic hybrid, if you buy it now, you get a $2000 clean air tax DEDUCTION. If you wait until 1 Jan 2006, you get a $2100 tax CREDIT. That means its almost a triple of money for waiting 2 months.

For those people buying a Prius, the CREDIT is even better, $3150!!!!

So my advice, wait 2 months to get it or have it delievered after the first. It just makes sense.