Actually this was the punch line from a long ago joke diagnosing the problem of a beleaguered Toyota Salesperson with a unique sales-debilitating flatulence problem....But, absence from the gas pump is making my heart go Honda.
After driving my Jeep and enjoying everything about it but the bill at the gas pump, I decided to start looking at cars that would give better mileage. I looked at a bunch and although several would have been fine, The Honda Civic Hybrid seemed the best to me. Superb safety (5 star) rating, not squirrelly looking, comfortable, fun to drive...and amaaaazing gas mileage. Good warranty too.
Powered by both electric and gas engines, the Honda has a new CV (Continuously Variable) transmission that is smooth as silk, and when you pull up to a stop sign or stop in traffic the gas engine goes off. The battery runs everything. Take your foot off the brake and the engine seamlessly and quietly is running again.. You wouldn't know it if someone didn't tell you.
Drove 262 miles...filled up with 5.6 gallons.
$1050 Tax credit available till end of March...then $525 for 90 days then...gone.
I know this isn't about politics...but right now I'm up to my eyeballs in politics and thought some other topic might interest you too....and it is PROGRESSIVE because it has damn near zero emissions.
Anyway...back to Iowa....and Happy New Year to all.
(I'm working on the letters, Robert...:-)