Another Reason to 'Go Green'

Review of Lexus 400h gasoline-electric hybrid sport 'ute.

Published: 09-Mar-2005

We all know that hybrid gasoline/electric vehicles have been hyped as just about the most earth-friendly thing to come along since recycled trash.

These green machines are said to cut smog-forming pollutants by up to 90 percent and global-warming emissions by anywhere from a third to a half when compared to conventional gasoline-powered cars.

That's just peachy. But deep down inside, most of us also know that only the most ardent environmentalists are going to fork over tens of thousands for a vehicle just because it's eco-correct. Most of us are going to ask, "What's in it for me?"

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