Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I don't understand people's obsession with big vehicles. Most parking lots are now dominated with SUVs. Especially with gas prices going up and global warming taking center stage in the news, I don't see how people can even think about driving around in their large cars. I do understand that large families and some jobs require a truck with a large engine or van, but for the most part they are unnecessary. It looks like more people are starting to think the same way I do.

I love my little car. It gets 30-40 miles per gallon depending on the type of driving we do. I can squeeze into parking spaces surrounded by large trucks and SUVs, though finding it later is a bit tough. Granted Josh and I are a bit cramped when we drive, but not uncomfortably so. It's also a manual, which I adore unless I am in stop-and-go traffic, then my adoration wanes a bit. I hope my car lasts me for a few more years until they can make more hybrids with the same gas mileage as my car.

ETA: Since Amanda mentioned it in the coments :P, Josh does have a small truck. We drive it about 2 or 3 times a month to run errands, take our recyclables to the recycling place or if we are going to two different places. It is usually filled, at least partially, with E85, and it is rather small and gets better gas mileage than most SUVs. As far a trucks go, it's relatively harmless. I think my taking of public transportation and Josh using my car or the motorcycle when it's nice make up for the convenience of having a truck to haul our recycling and large things that don't fit in my small car.

Ok, moving on...

Ornette progress!


Shiny and tiny new iPod, though the screen is bigger.


Frog Prince!

8 comments:

RadioactiveUnicorn said...

I love the frog! And the ipod, and the sock and the little car!

meegiemoo said...

nice froggie!

LotusKnits said...

I really thought the SUV and truck phenomenon was a southern thing. Guess not! I'd much rather have a fuel efficient car for these last few years!

Amanda said...

I see you've conveniently forgotten to mention that your fiance owns a truck... ;)

AndreaLea said...

I completely agree with the SUV/truck thing. I really wanted a Honda Fit when we bought our last car but it was a little small for having two kids in the back seat.
That sock frightens me. It would take me approximately three years to finish one. But yours looks awesome!

RadioactiveUnicorn said...

Hey, are you going to noon knits today?

Chelsea said...

I was planning on it unless I forgot, which sometimes happens.

Dragonfly said...

It does seem that most people that have SUVs don't really have a reason for them to be the regular commute vehicle. That's what gets me. My ex used to have a truck but like Josh, it was what we used when we needed to haul something. We both had small cars for regular daily stuff, and that was 4-5 years ago. Long before today's gas prices.