Roger L. Simon

Buying a hybrid is like buying a computer...

Because you know it’s going to be outmoded the moment you drive it off the lot. Even so,  I’m having fun with my Prius. It  achieved an impressive 46.0 mpg in the first 300 miles,  although I have virutally no skills as a hybrid driver – other than watching the consumption gauge obsessively and driving more slowly than my dead grandmother  to make sure I don’t waste an ounce of gas.  Good thing I got the Bluetooth because – with a cell phone to my ear, eye on the gauge – I’d be a dead man by now. Nevertheless,  I am a jealous man, knowing that the plug-in version is just around the corner. (Yes, I am a sucker for gizmos.  Yes, I already want the new iPhone.)

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