Gas chugging vs sipping
Here's whats up:
My parents are willing to buy my next car, thanks to my dads recent sucsesses at work. By no means am I a small car type of guy. I'm into SUV's and trucks...I like everything big, it's just part of who I am I guess.
With recent gas prices, life's a bitch for those of us who are into SUVs...So I'm considering getting one of these new hybrid SUVs that are starting to hit the market. They sound solid, but I'm no expert on cars. My biggest concern would be repairs...hybrids seem pretty complicated and your average repair shop may not do it for a realistic price.
But there's another option which will have most of you pulling your hair out. I spent my summers with my uncle, when I was younger. He was a big offroad enthusiast and his H1 was his baby. Naturally from countless trips in that car, I grew attached. Every time I see a hummer go by I remember those earlier years, but it seems unrealistic to just use it for urban life. It's list price is far higher than the hybrids which makes it a good candidate (because I can resell it and keep the extra), but I wonder how long it would take before it's 12mpg and increase mileage would drain the extra value, leaving me losing on the deal.
What's your take on the situation? (thanks in advance...sorry this was so long haha)