According to ABC news a survey by the auto research group "Polk" among 75,000 Hybrid buyers it seems that only 35% bought hybrids again. "Prius" owners accounted for half of the hybrid owners at one time but loyalty dropped off by 75 %. The truth is that you just don't see the things running around town anymore. Are they all laid up with battery problems? You can't just put a used Hybrid battery in a Walmart shopping cart and lay down 60 bucks for an exchange. You need a squad of mechanics and a fork lift to move the haz-mat monster.