Hybrid appeal may be slowing in some regions
The days of the 8-month waiting list to buy a hybrid or dealers selling them for more than sticker could be drawing to a close.
A report in a Massachusetts newspaper says the waiting list is down to three months at a local Toyota dealer, and there is no waiting list at the Honda dealer. Crossover vehicles such as the RAV4 are selling like crazy, however. Also, the 4-cylinder Corolla and new Scion models are more popular than ever. Even the AAA spokesman believes hybrid sales have "spiked and leveled off." Experts say shoppers are weighing the fuel-mileage benefits against the higher initial cost. That's an indication shoppers are doing more research and possibly why subcompact sales has grown so fast this year.
[Source: The Sun Chronicle]
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