The 1908 Ford Model T averaged 25 miles per gallon. Amazingly, that's about what new cars average today!
If given the choice between our snazzy hybrid SUV and the Coupe, I'm pretty sure I know which one my son, Brooks, would rather drive. But he's 7 years old. By the time he gets his driver's license I'm guessing he'll be more appreciate of the importance of saving money at the pump.
If Congress votes the right way on fuel efficiency, cars and trucks will average 35 mpg by 2019 -- just when Brooks will be in the market for his first car.