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Today I've been and test drove a hybrid C-hr and found it very smooth . I went with with the intention of buying a 1.2 auto but it had just been sold just before I got there. They have offered me a good deal on a excel hybrid but I'm still not sure what to do........what are owners thoughts.
 

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I'm biased, drove both 1.2 slightly more nimble - hybrid more economical and felt more stable
But both are very good
 

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Is the car going to be used for mainly city driving or for cruising on long highways?

I calculated (for me) that it wasn't until about 4 to 5 years driving the hybrid that the price difference with the 1.2 was beeing met. But it can be different for every single person.
 

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I went with the Hybrid as I think its the way forward plus when I sell it in a couple of years, it will be one most people will b looking at buying.
 

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StadtPanzer said:
I went with the Hybrid as I think its the way forward plus when I sell it in a couple of years, it will be one most people will b looking at buying.
I do understand why people buy the Hybrid version. Ecologically it's the better choice. I did consider the Hybrid but bought the 1.2 as it was the better choice for me personally. I don't agree with you that people will be looking to buy second hand Hybrids in the future. I can't tell what will happen in the future but even if the Hybrids are the way to go and our gouvernment would push me to buy one (tax wise). Then I would never buy a second hand one.
 

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Flood said:
StadtPanzer said:
I went with the Hybrid as I think its the way forward plus when I sell it in a couple of years, it will be one most people will b looking at buying.
I do understand why people buy the Hybrid version. Ecologically it's the better choice. I did consider the Hybrid but bought the 1.2 as it was the better choice for me personally. I don't agree with you that people will be looking to buy second hand Hybrids in the future. I can't tell what will happen in the future but even if the Hybrids are the way to go and our gouvernment would push me to buy one (tax wise). Then I would never buy a second hand one.
There was (and maybe still is) a discount in Germany if you buy a Hybrid or Electric car, road tax relief is another way the Government in Germany is pushing zero emissions for the moment. I only pay 36€ a year in road tax, which is a full 300€ cheaper than my last car :D

Not everyone can afford a new car and with Toyota giving a ten year guarantee on the batts then I do see people wanting one in a couple of years, plus I got the extended warranty of 5 years so anyone buying mine can have piece of mind that they are still going to have 2 or 3 years worry free motoring.
 

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Hybrid all the way especially with up to 10-11 years guaranty on the battery's. The wife tends to keep cars that she likes for 5-6 years and she def likes this one.
 

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Gone slightly off topic here guys.

John, I think Flood nailed it with driving style, if you're doing lots of M'way driving then get the 1.2, if many city or urban though it's got to be the hybrid.

Appreciate if you're buying new in the UK then your road tax will be £420 over the next 3yrs/£140 per annum, whereas any registered before 1st April this year will be free of that here in the UK.

My suggestion would be a dealer demonstrator on a 66 plate like this one for £24k

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201705285895160?onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&sort=sponsored&postcode=b151ba&model=C-HR&make=TOYOTA&minimum-badge-engine-size=1.8&advertising-location=at_cars&radius=1500&page=1
 
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