Tuesday, September 27, 2005

You guys

driving less or planning on it? StL does not lend itself to walking anywhere (although there are some people moving into downtown lofts). This is one big strike against as a long-term home. Minneapolis seemed much more walkable.

K and I only have one car. We'll probably be getting another one when we move for my grad school. Looking at a civic, maybe a hybrid. You guys feel like hybrids have been on the market long enough that they are relatively as reliable as gas-only? I'm still a bit hesitant.

Will the increase in gas prices change what Americans buy or what Ford/GM produce? I'd guess probably not all that much, but it seems like it wouldn't take all that much to push these companies into more dire financial peril (junk bonds, hello). And they have been giving cars away for the past couple of months. Why would anyone really pay full price for next year's models?

2 Comments:

Blogger Tally Ho said...

I read an article a while back about dudes who modify their hybrids so they can plug them in over night and not really buy gas. You could do that.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Vergasy said...

Glad you're still contemplating Minneapolis. There's quite a bit of housing near the school--Shata and I walk almost everyday from our place, although that may change in February.

I'd be shocked if US car companies, along with everyone else, didn't really start rolling out the hybrids. Didn't Bush promise us hydrogen cars at some point too?

4:45 PM  

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