Our Point of View: Gas Prices and Driving Habits

March 26, 2008

by Toyota Open Road Blog

We’ve come across a number of stories recently reporting that as the price of gas and diesel reaches for the sky across the country, people are changing their driving habits.

That’s certainly true of many of us here. Yes, Toyota has a reputation for building efficient, economical vehicles, but that doesn’t mean that even the Prius pilots here on the Toyota Motor Sales are eager to spend any more on fuel than they absolutely have to.

So with regular-grade gas hovering today at $3.54 per gallon in the area where I live, and with other grades stretching to $4 per gallon in other areas around Southern California – diesel is actually more than $4 per gallon--many of us are cutting back on driving, and when we do drive, we drive with a lighter throttle foot.

And that’s got us wondering, how are high fuel costs impacting you, and what are you doing about it? A Corolla? A bicycle? Public transit? Walking? You’ve got a large trust fund and you think global warming is a crock, so you’re driving as usual?

We’d really like to know. So if you have just a moment, please write a quick comment about how today’s fuel prices are impacting your driving habits, what you’re doing to ease the pain, and what you think the solution to this problem might be.

Your responses should make interesting reading.

Originally published on the Toyota Open Road blog on March 26, 2008.


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