With the prices of gas soaring high, those of us with big trucks and gas thirsty v8's are not hurtin, but more trying to conserve on money spent on gas. There has to be better ways of saving money. Lately I have been trying to ride my motorcycle when I can, but has crossed my mind to make an addition to the vehicle line up. Between the k-5, the 63 Impala SS, and my motorcycle, plates and insurance companies like me. The motorcycle gets 50 mpg but can't carry very much and can't ride it in the rain. What about a cheap car or small truck for gas mileage? Would the cost of plates, insurance, and maintenance add up to any sort of money saved for the lack of gas used? Or would it actually end up spending more taking care of another vehicle? I think the latter. Montgomery Gentry said in a song, I ain't tradin in my family's safety, just to save on a little gas. I kinda feel that way about it. My k-5 might be big, heavy, and thirsty, but I feel safe in it and I know my family will be too. Versus something made out of styrofoam and tinfoil. Everyone is rushing out to get these "fuel saving vehicles" and hybrids. Just out of curiousity, what happens when those batteries go out? I heard a lady in town here had a Ford hybrid, an early one can't remember what model, but her battery went out after about 4 or 5 years. SHe went to Ford, and the dealership said it would be multiple thousands of dollars, she said $9,000 but that sounded kind of extreme to me. Also what about these electromagnetic fields around the hybrids or battery powered cars? Don't they create a large eletromagnetic field around them? Thats what I have been hearing about them. I know this is long but I just felt like bringing up some of these issues I keep hearing about. For me I'll stick to the blaze.