I'm seriously thinking about buying a hybrid car for my next purchase (hopefully a year or two or more off, but you never know). I'm curious if anyone here has any experience or first hand knowledge with them. If it helps the car I have in mind is the Toyota Camry Hybrid. I'm in a profession that requires me to leave home for months at a time and I'm curious how the car would handle that. My routine for my current car is just fill up the tank, pour in some fuel stabilizer, drive it around for a bit to get the stabilizer through everything, put the car in the garage and then go. I haven't had any issues with starting the car right up when I get back after 4/5 months. How is the battery in the hybrid going to work for this...will it drain over time with no use or will it be fine? Another thing is warming up the engine prior to driving. Year round I warm the car up enough to get the radiator temp over 100 degrees (arbitrary point that I can see on my instrument cluster) before driving off. If I don't do this, the car will run a bit rougher and will take off as soon as I release the brake even without touching the gas until it warms up while driving. With the hybrid, it's my understanding that the engine won't even start until I hit 35 MPH for the first time, which can be a mile or more down the road from my driveway. Will this cause any issues? Thanks for any insight you can provide.