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Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:45 PM
Shouting the Message
Kevin Salwen on Environment & Sustainability

Hybrid car owners can be an arrogant bunch -- I know because I am one. And at lunch today with my friend and new hybrid owner Tina, we were lamenting that Toyota has shrunk its hybrid logo on its vehicles to a teeny 1x2-inch space (I'm guessing) that whispers "Hybrid Synergy Drive." I want to tell everyone: This is a hybrid and you should be driving one too, especially as you're sitting in the drive-through or the carpool line tossing emissions into the air! I even toyed with leaving the massive HYBRID sticker on the passenger window when I bought the car because I wanted a bigger message.
So, I've gone searching for bumper stickers: I've never been a bumper sticker guy, but I am tempted by messages from both the right and left end of the political spectrum.
From the right: "My Car $tarve$ Terrorists. Does Yours?" 
From the left: "Bush-Cheney Hybrid Vehicle: Powered Partly by the Blood of American Troops"
Even from the feminist view: "It's Not a Boy's Toy. It's a Hybrid."
Any votes?


Catherine Howell - 4/7/2006 5:01:11 PM
Now the prices have to come down from the astronomical premiums we now have to pay for hybrids. I think I'd be willing to pay $2,000 or less above gas-powered engines, but not the $5,000 or $6,000 that some of the models are commanding.
Louise Traber - 4/7/2006 4:52:12 PM
Smug fuel: Consumer reports voted it best in class--the HYBRID not the gas one.
waveman - 4/5/2006 5:33:30 PM
How about that for a sticker: Better Smug Than Smog
tina Chadwick - 4/5/2006 5:28:33 PM
I vote for the Kevin-suggested, "My hybrid can beat up your honor student." And I'm more smug than arrogant.


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