Hybrid or Used Car?

I’ve been saying it for years, it’s all about the law of convervation of engery:

http://gizmodo.com/392007/used-cars-are-more-eco+friendly-than-hybrids

Energy It Takes To Build Prius
113,000 BTUs

113,000 BTUs In Gasoline

1,000 gallons


Distance Driven to Break Even For Build Cost

46,000 miles

Time Needed For Average Driver to Hit 46,000 Miles

Over 3 Years

Distance Driven to Break Even with 1998 Toyota Tercel*

100,000 miles

Time Needed For Average Driver to Hit 100,000 Miles

Over 7 Years