Monday, March 31, 2008

High Tech? Green Tech? Fuel Economy? What Do We Want?

With rising gas prices and a flood of new technologies, the car market is in a state of serious change. So what do consumers really want? That nifty iPod interface? A hybrid engine? Scented tires (seriously)? Well, I guess it depends on who you ask. MyRide.com did a small poll of their readers and found that folks really like the geek stuff. Who cares if the car gets 70 mpg if you can't plug in your iPod?

But wait. AAA did their own survey and determined that fuel economy is the #1 concern of buyers, even above the manufacturer.

If you're one of the folks more like the ones AAA asked, Edmonds.com has an outstanding article for you. They tested a number of different fuel-saving tips to see which ones really paid off. The results aren't shocking (driving at a consistent 65 mph is your best bet), but they are very interesting anyway.

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