Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Have you done the math?

Every story on gas prices results in a few callers or e-mailers to The Gazette commenting that if you do the math, the cost savings netted in buying an alternative vehicle doesn't compute.

Taking into account inflation and the actual monthly budget increase to consumers when gas prices increase, the cost of fuel in the U.S. is still a bargain, they reason.

Buyers of alternative vehicles, such as hybrids or the economical micro compacts on the market, say it's not just about any money that might be saved. "It's the environment, stupid."

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