With gas prices on the rise, and likely to continue to rise, I’m sure you’ve thought about it. What, with all the press “going green” and hybrid models have received lately, it’s hard not to let it cross your mind.

That’s right — plonking down some coin to get a hybrid vehicle to save money in the future.

Recently, the Orlando Sentinel featured a calculator to see if there really are savings to be had:

For me, the answer is a definite NO.

My daily driver is a subcompact hatchback that gets 39 miles per gallon.

Even my BMW gets over 30 miles per gallon!?

Though I really like the look of the Prius, it wouldn’t “pay for itself” for over a decade.

That’s not a money saver by any means. And besides, gas *still* isn’t that expensive.

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