So, the lease on my Saturn is up within a month, and I have to decide what to do about it.
Three years ago when i leased it, the price differential between hybrids and non-hybrids were pretty extreme, the choices were limited, and gas prices were not so outrageous, and I simply couldn't justify springing for a hybrid on principle alone. I opted for a low-end model of the Saturn ION which gets pretty good gas mileage (usually about 27-28 MPG) and figured that in three years when the lease was up there would be TONS of hybrid options.
Here we are three years later, and it's sad to say: there are not tons more options, especially not affordable ones (since I'm not in the market for a luxury hybrid or an SUV hybrid.)
Saturn does have a hybrid Aura, which is the next-generation of the sedan style I have now. I've had good experiences with Saturns, so I figured I would trade in for that.
And then their salesperson talked me right out of it...