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NicoO2000

Question:I can't dump my truck!

I'm a total treehugger, make sure to never leave lights on in my house and I always buy organic. However, the one thing I can't bring myself to do is get a hybrid vehicle!I've had my Ford F-150 for years now and it's time for me to get something new, but despite the high gas prices I just don't think I could drive anything else. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do do offset my gas guzzling habit?

Asked by NicoO2000 on 10/1/08 4 Answers»
coleman

Answer:

We bought a fuel efficient car about a year and a half ago and kept our truck for hauling purposes. Depending on it's maintenance and storage costs it might be worth hanging onto.

Answered by: coleman on 10/28/08
joepierce

Answer:

You could always make the move to a compact pick-em-up. The 4-banger Ranger gets decent mileage, but it's a little long in the tooth - hasn't been redesigned since the Reagan Administration. The Chevy Colorado w/the 5-banger motor is a nifty little ride...

Answered by: joepierce on 10/2/08
kristen

Answer:

Can't, or won't? Even if you don't get a hybrid, there are tons of cars out there with better gas mileage! Does this truck have some sort of special meaning to you, or are you just resisting change?

OK, I'm off my soapbox. Remember the wise words of our expert, Axil Comras (Link, who says in his interview that you "can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Do what you can, when you can. Drive less, walk or bike more. Keep doing all the great stuff you are doing. It does make a difference!

Answered by: kristen on 10/1/08
bstarr

Answer:

Well, you could drive less. But, seriously, if you're making changes in other areas and feel you're doing all that you reasonably can, then maybe you need to cut yourself some slack and not worry (too much) about the truck.

Answered by: bstarr on 10/1/08
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