Joe Posted February 3, 2007 Share Posted February 3, 2007 I'm feeling particularly Mod today, and I figured someone was going to move this from the Den if I just left it there. So if you've been linked over, welcome to the Pub. ... I've leased my vehicle here in the States since early 2004. I haven't gone a month without driving since before I had my license. When I hit the States last week, I hadn't driven since August 14. Cry me a river, eh? Now, I find myself road tripping like crazy (next stop, Chicago). I currently get about 22-26 on the highway, but ever since I've been doing all this American driving...I'm more attuned than ever to not only my mileage, but the crazy amount of money I'm spending on gas in contrast to living independent of le macchine in Roma. Granted, the exchange rate counts for a lot. Does anyone own or lease a hybrid? I'm seriously considering either the Toyota Prius or the next-generation Saturn Vue Green Line when I move back from Rome. About a year ago, a friend of mine bought a Lexus hybrid. I didn't know whether to applaud the technology or bust his marrones for all the...er...Smug emissions. Let's face it, I've crunched the numbers too. We don't have the Lexus hybrids because we want to save the environment, dahling. However...my friend kept track of not only his mileage, but his fuel expenditures compared to his colleague's Mercedes M-Class, which has similar perfomance numbers. He ended up saving over $1,600 a year on gas. That's a new fur right there. J. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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