hvac talk has some quoting anomalies sometimes. I never advocated buying anything.
I will now:
I advocate buying a junker for 5k or so. That is more than I paid for my truck 10 years ago. Minimum liability insurance, uninsured motorist coverage for illegal aliens about 5+ a month. Better than spending 35k on a gas saver. Use the 30k over to pay for the gas, the insurance savings alone will buy bunches of gas. Interest on loan,.. more gas.
I would not advocate buying a new vehicle, much less an energy saver one. The dollars do not add up.
Normally I would agree with you, but What doesn't add up is when you have two "junkers", a tractor, riding mowers, acreage, a just on her feet sister, dying grandfather, all to take care of, a 40 plus hour work week plus setting up a new business.
The last thing I need to worry about is my wife breaking down on the highway.