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SUV Hybrids? Sheesh!?

Monday, February 4, 2008

Do you recall the gas shortage of the 1970's? Lines were down the road, hours long, to get gas. Prices back then went from 30 cents to 70 cents overnight, and while that sounds like a dream to us now, it was a nightmare back then. Suddenly we had to come up with alternate ways to get around. Bicycling became cool again, and it seems we were taking a more greener stance. We even started importing vehicles, which were smaller and more economical in gas mileage. We went from big metal clunkers to smaller, trimmer, gas efficient imported cars. We were being smart as a nation, making the best out of a bad situation. It was announced sometime in the 80's that we maybe had 50 more years of gas, that was about it. Well, its 2008, and where are we? Gas prices are $3 a gallon, and what are we doing? Sure, hybrids are coming out, but we're not only continuing to make SUV's, we're making HYBRID SUVS. Nevermind trying to convince our nation that bigger isn't better, and getting them to back away from the clunkers of the 21st century - let's just make bigger better for the environment. Ugh, does this sicken anyone else like it sickens me???

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  1. Blogger caldreaming | June 29, 2008 at 2:20 PM |  

    Need combinations -

    Yes, most cars will need to be smaller, lighter, and overall more fuel efficient. But some bigger cars will still be necessary. We own a minivan, which is needed for our business, taking kids from our kids classes on field trips, and more. We also own a Prius, that we use for most travel.

    We are anxiously awaiting the introduction of a hybrid minivan

  2. Blogger Lisa~Crazy Adventures in Parenting | July 2, 2008 at 10:03 AM |  

    Yes caldreaming, we need hybrid minivans! Being a mother to five, soon to be 6, our options are limited as to what to drive in. But to go immediately to upgrading SUV's just makes me ill. SUVs should just be phased out altogether I feel.

    How do you like your Prius?

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