Yeah, but you go home thinking you enlightened someone. They'll prolly tell a few people about the crazy civic driver, and how many of those friends might think, hmm, good idea, or hmm, better mileage, I'll try.
That is what its all about. I showed one of my co-workers that he could buy a used civic and have it payed for in gas savings alone compared to his SUV. In 8 months (supposing that he doesn't have to make any drastic repairs) I almost wanted to buy the car for him! (1200 on craigslist)
__________________ Current Stable
GasSaver: 2000 Honda Insight Silverstone w/AC 65+mpg
Track Terror: 2002 Honda S2000 Gran Prix White- lots of mods - 28mpg
Beater: 1988 Honda Civic DX Hatback - Stripped - 30mpg
RIP: 1996 Honda Civic LX 42mpg - you will be missed