Ok so I'm considering getting a new car and with gas prices as high as they are, my biggest focus is gas mileage. Of course there has been much hype about hybrids and their fuel efficiency, but I have heard otherwise. I have been told that it will take several years for savings to take effect based on the fact that hybrids are often pricier than their counterparts and the MPG savings aren't very drastic. Also, I have heard that the $2000 "Battery change" every 100k miles makes it cost more in the end. Does anyone here have experience with hybrids who could share whether or not it would be worth buying one? And what models are the best?