9.20.2004

And What Do You Drive?

Today's mightiest chuckle so far came from watching the most sugar-fearing and natural fiber-wearing mom I've ever met speed by me in her gas-guzzling SUV. Which gets a crappy combined 17 MPG. Even the behemoth Acura MDX gets 19!

Both my current and planned-for-vehicles get 21. That's not stellar, like the 28 of my beloved old Plymouth Horizon, but at least it's not in the you're-going-to-hell-you-selfish-bastard red zone.

What I want to know is why a 2004 Prius only gets 55, when a 1997 Geo Metro gets 49. Granted, there are size and weight differences, but it seems to me that the gap should be much, much wider.

Ever wondered about how badly your vehicle is messing with the environment? Check out this excellent site: http://www.fueleconomy.gov

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