A coworker stopped by my office this afternoon and said that he spent a few minutes over the weekend defending the Prius to his neighbor. Apperantly, the neighbor was spewing "facts" from the various media outlets and using them to bash the Prius. I offered to build a strong case in defense of the Prius and email the news articles, research papers, and other articles of truth to him. Additionally, I provided my home email address so his neighbor could contact me directly with questions. But as I'm sitting here thinking about scouring Priuschat for information, I got thinking that there might be others who would want/need this information for themselves and the people they encounter at work or at home. Additionally, I plan on attending HybridFest '07 and again showing Priapus. It would be great to have a collection of documents that I can hand out to people that sets the story straight. So I'm starting this thread and pinning it. Let's build a collection of Prius myths and then provide the documentation that debunks the myths. Futile as I know it will be, I'm going to try and impose some rules: 1) This thread is not for conversation. This thread is for posting facts. 2) If you are going to reference a source for your information, you'd better provide a valid link or the document itself. Anecdotes will not be permitted nor will opinions, musings, or interpretive dance. If you do not have "CutePDF" or any other free PDF destiller, I suggest you get one. They are free, easy to use, and allow you to 'print' web pages to PDF. 3) Perhaps the only exception to rule 2 is Galaxee and other certified PriusTechs 4) I am so determined to keep this thread topical, I will prune and delete posts that do not progress the main intent. Here are some common myths that my coworker's neighbor quoted. Debunk these if you can. . . - The hybrid battery will die after only 6 years. - The hybrid battery will cost $6,000 to replace. - More energy goes into the Prius' manufacturing process than is saved in fuel. - With so few hybrids on the road, it's just not worth it.