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      06-27-2012, 01:42 PM   #75
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Originally Posted by maswastage View Post
Holy crap, did anyone else notice the price of the hybrid? 50,000 BASE price. And they're still estimating 5.6 seconds to 60 and 36 mpg. Wake up BMW. Give us the newest 35d engine in the F30, and you'll be able to price it at 40,000 and it'll be faster and more fuel efficient.
I wish car companies would realize that the cost/benefit ratio is not all that good. For that price you'd pay the car off before you realize any savings from getting a hybrid. Make a hybrid for a lower cost than the base model and you have yourself a car that will actually give some returns on cost. Unless the car will provide free gas or 100mpg, there's no point.