Them dang unproven hybrids.
I still have a 2001 Prius. What's unproven about it? How many more years do I have to drive it to see if it works? I'm still getting 50 mpg. (That megabucks saved in gas!) When the need for the second family car came it was a 2007 Prius. 55 mpg with it and a LOT of hauling capacity.
I agree with the original
I agree with the original poster. If I can buy a car made in the late 80's that got more MPG than a modern hybrid why buy the more expensive car? I don't care how much I'm polluting. It comes down to the bottome line. My favorite ride is my motorcycle. 45-50 MPG and it spews more smog than my suv with a v-8. As far as the whole peak oil thing, by the timeoil runs out technoligy will have found a solution. Necessity is the mother of invention. During WWII we needed an atom bomb and guess what we built it.
AMEN! I'm getting 45mpg on
AMEN! I'm getting 45mpg on my 87 suzuki forza. I always wondered, What if they replaced the little engine with a yaris, echo or whatever engine? the lightweight chassis should make a HUGE difference in fuel consumption. or replace the carburetor with a motorcycle one.