Honda versus Ford
What are Honda-drivers, 5'6" tall? On contortionists? I looked into buying a Honda Civic hybrid two years ago, and my knees were at my chin. I'm jealous that you guys can average 45 mpg over 275,000 miles.
Not fitting into small cars, plus the fact that I go off-road deep in the north Maine woods a few times a year, steered me towards a Ford pickup. I bought a diesel F350 to get decent mileage, and it's been a HUGE disappointment. I was hoping for mid-20's mileage and got just 15 to 20.
So, I was really excited to learn that Honda was making a pickup, the Ridgeline. And guess what, it's EPA mpg ratings are no better than a Ford V-6 F150! Why on earth would Honda make its first truck with a V-8 and such lousy mileage? Why can't Honda offer a 4 or 6 cylinder version? It'll never get to the top of the mileage charts, but I'd be ecstatic with 20 mpg City and 25 Highway.
Capitalism: The cream rises. Socialism: The scum rises.