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Guilt-ridden or Pride in What YOU Drive?

Guilt-ridden or Pride in What YOU Drive?

Are you zipping by me on the freeway in your Prius? Kudos for getting over 40 mpg. Perhaps you opted to buy an electric vehicle instead of a hybrid. Fabulous!

I have some questions for the people driving gas-guzzlers:

  • Have you looked into purchasing a different car that’s more fuel-efficient?
  • Is your car running perfectly?
  • What’s your motivation for considering a change in your auto?

Hybrids offer statusGreen products

Research shows that there are very few cars available that actually have gas mileage over 30 mph. If you desire 37-112 mpg, you will have to purchase a hybrid. Many are $20,000 – $40,000 and they’re too new to buy used. Some luxury hybrids are over $100,000. Yes, driving a Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus BEV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Scion IQ or Toyota Prius v earns you big status points…and you get even more if you drive a Fisker Karma, Porsche Panamera S Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, or BMW ActiveHybrid 7.

Don’t be fooled

I’m certain you look at SUVs with distaste. In this day and age, how could anyone drive one? If you must judge…it’s time to base those judgments on fact, not fiction.

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