This weekend the KP Spouse told me about a couple of his colleagues, both of whom drive Chevy Avalanches, live in the suburbs, and used to drive to work. One of them has started taking the train and is trying to sell his Avalanche, because he doesn’t want to keep spending what he has to on gasoline.
The other one has parked his Avalanche, and has been shopping for a small car to drive. He found a dealership in the northern suburbs that had a Hyundai Elantra in that bleh green color that was just rolling off of the delivery truck; all of the other colors (black, silver, etc.) already had a waiting list. He put a deposit on the bleh green Elantra over the phone to make sure it didn’t get sold while he was getting up there. Needless to say, he paid the sticker price for the bleh green Elantra.
See what $4.25 gas will drive people to do?