This mileage rating helps us to decide which car we cannot only afford to buy, but which we can afford to drive. We can compare a few similar models from different manufacturers to narrow down our car choices.
The Cost of a Hybrid
The new hybrid cars that run on electric and gas are usually priced a little higher than the same size car with a gasoline engine, but depending on how much you drive you could say the difference in price will still be worth it. You will save so much money on gas. Hybrids are said to get somewhere around 45-55 miles per gallon. There are also tax incentives that encourage people to spend the extra money.
The Good Old Diesel Engine
Diesel cars and trucks are not new to the automotive scene. They have been around for many years. We tend to think of them as noisy and smelly, but the newer ones are quieter than the ones built years ago. Diesels also have an advantage over gasoline engine cars because they do get better gas mileage per gallon. They offer more torque than a gasoline engine, and they are workhorses. They seem to run forever. Another plus is they don't cost as much as the hybrids.
There are so many options available to you when looking for a new car. Check them out, find out as much information as you can about each model, after all, the car you decide to buy is going to be around for quite awhile.
Don't be shy, ask anyone and everyone you know. Find out who has a hybrid, and why they like it. The same with a diesel. Who better to learn from than someone who has experience with the vehicle. Ask your mechanic what he thinks, and why. Imagine the wealth of knowledge he will have to offer you. He must know his cars if he can make a living off repairing them.
When you have narrowed your choices down to a manageable few, take them all for a test drive to see which one fills your comfort needs while driving. See how they take to the road, and the corners. Take them out a couple times if you need to before you decide which one you like.
The take all the information you have gathered and sit down, and carefully think it over before you make your choice. After all, it is you who will be using the vehicle, and with it being such as expensive expenditure, you want to make the right decision.