Do I Really Want to Save Money in Gas?
According to new mileage ratings from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy the Honda Insight a gas-electric hybrid car edged out the Toyota Prius as the most fuel efficient car in the U.S. The Honda Insight will give you up to 60 miles per gallon in the city, and 66 miles per gallon on the highway. That is just a shade higher than the 17 miles a gallon I get from my Ford F-150. I have crunched the numbers and found that if I were to drive 10,000 miles next year in my truck with the current gas prices I would spend around $1,500 in gas. If I were to buy a Honda Insight and drove the same 10,000 miles I would only spend about $500. Now the only thing I have to do is put together a cost/benefit analysis and find out if it would be more beneficial to take some of that extra $1000 dollars I would save and put it into more quality dates while driving my girl around in a little two seat, four cylinder Honda Insight, or whether I would be better off sticking to the “cheap date” approach while diving around in my big Ford truck. Let’s face it, if any of you guys have taken a girl out in Cedar City you already know what I’m planning on doing. Besides I don’t think the Honda Insight would have the towing capacity to get my boat to the lake (another gas guzzler), or my four wheeler up the mountain.
Posted by Bob at 10/13/2005 03:06:00 PM