I actually have not driven a vehicle for about 5 years and have some of the best public transportation in the US in my neighborhood, so I luck out by not getting raped by gas prices, car payments and insurance. But the majority of Americans live too far from work for a bicycle to ever be an option. Plus, what would America be without its huge, enviormentally unsound, gas-sucking vehicles? Overkill and gluttony are very American traits. It only seems proper that we make our cars adhere to the same standards. As a matter of fact, I am shedding a tear for all my old trucks and SUVs as I type. I had a Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Montero when I lived in the Midwest.
Back to the original intent of this thread--Nice kids and car Mountainman. I would not trade them in for broadband any day.