You are probably correct. Only time will tell.
The smallest cars and hybrids made by all of the car companies will
their best selling cars if the cost of gasoline rises to $4.00 per
I would keep my Accord since I rarely drive it long distances.
And don't forget the Turbo Diesels offered by Volkwagen.
50mpg Highway is not bad at all for a diesel VW Jetta or Golf. The new
Jeep Liberty Diesel is selling so fast that none of the dealerships can
keep one on the show floor.
I wouldn't be surprised if the 5 states that banned the new turbo
diesels would lift the emmisions requirments in order to make the
diesel alternative available to the public in California, New York,
Massachusets, Vermont, and Maine.
The advantage to the diesels is that they get better MPG on the Highway
while the gas/electric hybrids get their best MPG in the stop and go.
Now market a car that is a diesel/electric hybrid and now your talking!
It's been on the drawing boards for years, just never actually done.
Or who knows, like you said only time will tell. I've got a feeling
those nuclear batteries are going to save us.