Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on April 22, 2008, 6:46 pm
What price will it take for Americans to get off their addiction to
Posted by Bob H on April 22, 2008, 9:06 pm
Here in the NoEa USA, gas prices certainly don't seem to have slowed down
anyone. The usual speeding and rude behavior continues, with women riding
high in their SUV's while talking incessantly on their cell phones, while
wanna-be cowboys commute in their pristine pickups with all the doodads that
point them out as real men, while BMW's jockey for position against Audi's
and the rat race continues.
Bankruptcy will be the price.
Posted by Shawn Hirn on April 22, 2008, 11:41 pm
I read an article in the business section of a local newspaper just
yesterday that said that sales of hybrids are increasing at a rapid
rate. It took a while for hybrids to become popular because they are
seen by many as unproven technology and the cost of a hybrid is not
offset by higher gas prices, but that will change soon due to the rate
of the change of gas prices.
Posted by Chas Gill on April 23, 2008, 8:11 am
Well, here in the UK gas IS $0 a gallon and the Prius is still a rare car
(less than 8000 on the road last time I enquired). Having said that I am
seeing more of them about these days. When I got mine 3 years ago to see
another was rare - now it's much more common. Still just as many SUVs,
Posted by Shawn Hirn on April 23, 2008, 9:08 pm
Keep in mind that the Prius isn't the only hybrid out there. I don't
know about the UK, but there are at least six hybrid models spread
across different automobile manufacturers. The Prius is the only hybrid
that's obviously a hybrid because of its unique body style. The other
hybrids are easy to confuse with conventional vehicles.