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10. Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: $54,095
Today’s cars all seem to be focused on delivering fun driving experience that’s still friendly on gas. Those two elements are often an important factor in a car purchase, but sometimes you just want to feral thrill of a big, loud engine.
Feeling the political pressure from opponents and the always unpopular spike in gas prices President Obama has fired back at Republicans.
“A lot of the folks who are running for a certain office who shall go unnamed, they’ve been talking down new sources of energy,” he said during a speech to students in Maryland. “They dismiss wind power. They dismiss solar power. They make jokes about biofuels. They were against raising fuel standards. I guess they like gas-guzzlers.”
In particular Obama targeted Republican nominee and House Speaker Newt Gingrich who has mocked the President’s support for biofuels, calling him “President Algae”. In the face of rising gas prices that have spiked 15 percent this month, Gingrich has made $2.50 a gallon gasoline part of his campaign, something Obama says simply isn’t within the control of politicians.
Instead, President Obama continues to push on with a mandate for more alternative fuel vehicles as well as more fuel efficient cars and trucks through increase CAFE standards, in search of a 54.5 mpg average by 2025.
If you’re a woman and you’re looking to get lucky, you may want to think about driving a cleaner car to get some more dating action. Who knew that driving green was good for your love life?
In the 2010 Timberland Eco-Love Survey, results showed that American men had a better opinion about women who care about the environment. In fact, their numbers show that one-quarter of men polled think that women who are eco-friendly make better life partners (24 percent) than those who aren’t so environmentally responsible.
Other interesting results include 54 percent of the men surveyed would question whether to start a relationship with someone who litters. Some men would wonder if a woman was worth dating if she doesn’t recycle (25 percent), leaves the lights on when not at home (23 percent) or drives a gas-guzzler (21 percent) – that means you’d have better luck picking up if you traded in your SUV for a electric hybrid. The only issue with that trade in would be the downgrade in backseat space. But if the front seats recline in the hybrid, the problem solves itself and you’re all set for your next green date. Vroom, vroom!
[Source: Autoblog Green]