Originally Posted by ENINTY
Well, where do you think the price of gas is going? I just test drove a Volt yesterday. You should go test drive one. There is no compromise in owning one, it drives excelently and has adequate room for four adults and 10 cubic feet of cargo space. I'm not sure what you mean by "cars like this". Toyota sell 200,000 Prius a year, the Volt is even more fuel efficient than the Prius. The Volt drives way better than a Prius and has a much nicer interior (when you order the leather). And the Volt actually puts the gauges in front of the driver!
1) The Prius is God's proof that stupid people exist abundantly. It has become the symbol of the idiotically conservation minded. You could make a very valid argument as to why a Jetta TDI is cheaper and better for the environment all things considered, but they don't care. They're in the club now. Not that there aren't a few genuine ones in there who aren't smart, but then you have celebrities who buy the Prius. Come on, as if they don't have 5 acres worth of landscaping around their mansion that requires a swimming pool's worth of water to keep alive every week and 6 Mexican gardeners in an old Ford pickup that coughs up oil-filled smoke like a chimney to come over and maintain it. And those Mexicans have to drive on the highway, next to you, from at least 20 miles away. Your carbon footprint just kicked you in the ass for being short-sighted.
2) The Volt is $40,000 before you touch a single option or you add tax, tag, title, anything. In other words, you could buy an ugly Prius for yourself AND an ugly Yaris for your ugly kid, and still point and laugh at a Volt owner. Or if you want to make the Mexican gardeners happy, two Jettas.
EDITED to add: This wasn't directed at you, ENINTY, more so a rant at hybrid drivers.