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01-20-2008 01:10 AM #1
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- Jan 2008
Environmental impact of production/disposal of vehicles
I drive a 2000 dodge dakota V-8. I was looking at getting a new diesel Toyoa Hilux to replace it. (I live on an island where there no dealers to service hybrids, and gas is $5 a gallon).
HERE is the environmental dillema. I believe that the whole process of buying new cars is much more destructive to the environment than keeping a vehicle for 10 years before replacing it- (if it can survive that long).
I think that since I drive only about 5-15 miles a day, it would be more environmently efficient to just keep driving what im driving, in order to stall off the production of a new vehicle for me and the disposal of my current vehicles. any contrary ideas?