I'd love to buy a hybrid but, I just can't do it. Between me and my husband, we've been rear ended five times in the last five years ... none of it our fault. And we've had too many near accidents with crazy drivers.
Every time I pass a bad accident, there's some tiny car that's been smashed beyond recognition. Four students at my nursing school
have died in car accidents, and all of them drove small cars. Another student was seriously injured, but she survived ... probably because she was driving an SUV. Maybe it's because we've been hit so many times but, I just don't feel safe in small cars.
I don't care how much the gas costs, I'm driving a tank. I have to for my own safety. It's my only defense against careless drivers.