Buying Used Hybrid Could Be Pig 'n Poke

Two case studies of used hybrid buyers who have had problems with their cars.

Published: 27-Jul-2007

The cost of gasoline along with a sincere desire to drive an environmentally friendly car is leading many young consumers to the used car lot in search of a hybrid. At the same time, the people who bought the first hybrids like the Prius are trading in the green machines for new hybrids.

So is buying a used hybrid like buying a pig in a poke?

The weak link in an aging hybrid seems to be the battery system that drives the electric motor.

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