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Old 04-11-2012, 09:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This is simple, Frank Lee. What happens is people get really excited about saving money at the pumps and associated whimsical aspects of fuel economy, buy a hybrid as a means of participating and then are ultimately dissatisfied when they realize a) most hybrids are not sports cars and cannot suddenly become one when you're angry or feeling saucy and b) fuel economy isn't always glamorous or trendy. People are generally subjects of social pressure and will base their consumption upon conventional wisdom, i.e. "a car should go fast, if it's slow it isn't working properly or is sub par". As to the social pressure bit, I have noticed that in spite of the significant increase in hybrids and evs on the market, the general public's interest has faded stateside. They don't understand that this dissolving interest is the direct cause of many of our oily economic woes as of late. When will the idiots learn?
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