Sunday, October 3, 2010

A little green rant

I'm all for going "green" and doing as much as I can afford to do to help our planet out, but I have one gripe....

....why is it that all the vehicles that are hybrid only fit 4 people comfortably?

...Or if they do fit more than 4 comfortably they are almost as expensive as houses in some parts of the country???

I have three kids and a majority of my friends in the town I live in have three kids, but I know not one that would trade their vehicle for a hybrid as it would be too cramped or they'd go bankrupt trying to buy one!

I mean if Toyota can put a hybrid engine in their Highlander, why can't they put it in their Sienna? Or better yet, why can't they price their Highlander more reasonably? I know the technology needed for a hybrid vehicle is probably more expensive than a gas powered one, or at least that's what the car manufacturers lead us to believe.

I mean for all we know it could be more expensive to build a gas powered car than a hybrid, but those oil companies are probably paying the car manufacturers to charge more for the hybrids so that people will buy less of them.

Now I didn't mean to go off on a soapbox rant here, but when you long for a car that can fit your family comfortably while all five of you are riding in it but can't afford to get one that won't make you cry at the gas pump, you get a little frustrated.

Now that I have that off my chest, give me a minute or two and I'm sure I'll find something else to rant about....;)


Allie and Pattie said...

Jules, I wholeheartedly agree! And as a trainer/nutritionist I'll add to your rant- have you ever noticed that eating healthy and organic is way more expensive than feeding your family crap? And then they talk about health care costs spiralling!
xoxo Pattie

Danelle said...

This is a separate car related rant, and I am going to look like a bad mother, but what is the deal with having to keep a kid in a booster seat until they are 8? How many people would need to fit 3car/booster seats into their car at the same time? And you really need a giant gas guzzling car to do that!

JulyG319 said...

Oh Danelle, you're not a bad mother for thinking that way.....I mean I don't ever remember being in a car seat, let alone a booster seat! And I survived!