Hey Scotty. My wife and I are looking to buy our first car together. My wife is disabled and doesn’t drive so its just me. We have been driving a 2008 Saturn Astra. Right now its at about to hit 145k and every few months a new sensor goes out on me, or something small and annoying makes it have to sit on the side lines as I wait for Amazon to ship me out the next part I need. Just today, I replaced transmission cable bushing that had broke and the car was stuck in park for 5 days on my sloped driveway, and I was freaking out that my transmission issue was bigger than it was! A few years ago we put a $1k on a Tesla Model 3 reservation. Well the car isn't affordable right now, and my folks just picked up a new 2018 Camry and I'm falling in love with it. I want to be green and go for the Hybrid version, since its rated for near 50 MPG. Got a chance to drive the Hybrid version and it seems to be WAY more powerful than my folks’ 201HP 2018 Camry, but the Hybrid is rated at 176HP. Am I missing something on the power? I know the Hybrid has a CVT Transmission while the gas system has an 8-speed automatic. I went through your videos about Hybrids, the top results showed a few dated vids and you not recommending a used Hybrid, but whats your take on a new Hybrid Camry VS a conventional? Possible upcoming video topic???

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hybrids use electrical motor boost. Those have instant power as all electric motors do, so they take off faster than gasoline. If you can afford a new hybrid, go right ahead

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