Well its coming to that time when my trusty steed is going to have to go. My once gleaming toyota avensis that went really quite quickly is nearing the end of its life as various whirring noises start to emerge from under the bonnet. What was once a snarl of acceleration has become a cough and a splutter louder than an RLC PFT. I cannot deny it has done me well, nearly 200, 000 miles on the clock on a 52 plate and has only ever reall had to replace worn items - brakes, wipers etc and the fan belt once. I am looking at a hybrid car to replace, such as the auris, but know little about them? my 90 mile daily commute has become a 6 mile one (the other 150+ miles are done on train and foot but thats another matter). My understanding is that the electric engine works at low speeds so is more economical for urban driving, which is what my 6 miles consist of. Are Hybrid cars worth it? Are they reliable? do you save money on fuel? Yes, i know its 2 in the morning on a saturday/sunday night, and actually no i dont have anything better to do, if i watch much more porn i am goin to get friction burns.