Many small econoboxes do much better than 25 mpg, not to mention the
higher cost of insurance, tires, etc. for the heavier vehicles.
However, if I already had a pickup and didn't really need one, I would
do an analysis similar to yours and probably suffer a while longer and
drive as little as possible in the hope that things will moderate.
Many people are panicked by $4 gas and aren't very intelligent to
begin with driving status symbols that are unjustified and well beyond
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