I just bought a Prius and I am getting 50-58 mpg. It's a smart car and has a pretty damn good waranty on the drive train and batteries. I saw a guy with one that had racks on top and about 3 surfboards strapped down. Pretty cool. The truck stays parked unless I really need a truck, and that ain't very often. Lots of us have SUV's and trucks that we use everyday to just commute or go to the grocery store or whatever that we don't really need to be using. Ever see a mom, alone in a huge SUV, going into the grocery store to shop or to go to the mall? Know any fellows that are afraid to take their V-8 truck off-road for fear of dirt and scratches, won't take off the canopy to haul anything in it, and don't even pull a boat or trailer?