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Study: Hybrid owners aren't that impressed

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Hybrid cars like the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius may have earned admirers in the Obama administration and elsewhere, but according to CBS News, hybrid owners are unlikely buy another:

As gas prices go higher, so do sales of hybrid vehicles. But a recent study by automative research company R.L. Polk says that almost two-thirds of hybrid owners won't stay on the gas-electric path when they need a new car.

Only 35% of hybrid owners returned at trade-in time in 2011, with the most loyal customers belonging to the Toyota Prius, says CBS News. If you take that car from the equation, the repurchase rate is below 25%.

h/t Consumerist

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