I drive an 89 Honda CRX, and I get better gas mileage than the people I know who drive hybrids. I also drive like a convict running from the cops. If my 23 year old car can get great gas mileage with the way I drive, I see no reason why newer cars can't. I see the hybrid fad as unnecessary more than anything else. It's just a way for auto manufacturers to squeeze more money out of people for something that isn't needed.