Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Abandoning Hummers: The Gas Price and Public Scorn One-Two Punch

The New York Times's Micheline Maynard reports on the waning popularity of supersized luxury SUVs, the Hummer in particular:
For Janna Jensen, it was the dirty looks and nasty gestures from other drivers that finally persuaded her to give up the family's $55,000 Hummer H2. Her husband, Michael, meanwhile, was tired of the $300 monthly gasoline cost and the quality problems that began soon after they bought it.
Link (via Daily Kos). I don't condone the behavior advocated by these rude boys, but I do find it somewhat sacrilegious that Hummer chooses to adopt the image of the planet Earth as its ironic logo. Love is strange.

Indexed by tags politics, auto, Hummer, commercial, ad, Earth, scorn, flip off, gas, price.


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