Gas prices will break the record high in the next 2-3 weeks.
If the projected gasoline price materializes it would be the most consumers have ever paid to fill up at Thanksgiving and could break the all-time high of $3.22 a gallon set last May.
Regular unleaded at Wawa is $3.05 here in the distant Philly suburbs (Wawa, by the way, sells its gas at cost). And you know what? We deserve to be nailed on this one. After 2 years of outrageous gas prices, have we made any changes in our driving habits? Nah.
Mike Nash, ad director at Mitsubishi, Cypress, Calif., said SUVs and trucks continue to be desirable: "People don't want to give up performance and features."
Hybrids, which garner media attention but sparse sales among consumers, have seen sales increase modestly as a segment, driven mostly by the small Toyota Prius. Hybrids make up 1.5% of all U.S. car sales.
We're a smart people who think that driving a 50 mpg hybrid is somehow gay and therefore bad and unpatriotic.