Before the 2008 election, there were calls to get more fuel-efficient vehicles on the road. How slowly we heeded that call…
However, the price of fuel has been climbing since before the end of 2010. Now, it has reached its highest price since 2008 (and still climbing). This has caused some concern across the automotive industry yet again.
However, there is good news: There are more B-segment offerings than before. There is also talk of additional diesel-fuel offerings in the next couple of years. Not to mention there will be more hybrid and all-electric offerings in the coming months.
Does it seem that we were more prepared for this oil price jump than we were before? Or, did anyone foresee the crises in oil producing countries over despots and democracy to warrant rolling out new offerings for North American consumers?
Keep in mind, this is not a conspiracy theory posting. This is a MotorGeek consumer guide to beating the $3.49-and-possibly-even-more-per-gallon pump price.
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