honda civic hybrid

I know that hybrids are all the rage these days but are they really worth buying?

Take for instance a 2003 Honda Civic hybrid with 90K miles on the clock. Assuming the car is in good condition the average price from a private party is around $5500. It gets 39/43 mpg.

Now take a normally aspirated 2003 Honda Civic EX with 90K miles. A car in good condition will command around $5800 from a private seller. It gets 26/34 mpg.

Though the hybrid is a few hundred dollars cheaper and gets better gas mileage, is it a better buy?

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