A Limit to Doing Our Part for the World?

May 29, 2007

I want to do our part to save our world — that’s part of the reason why we traded our SUV in for a smaller car. But spending $124,000 for an extra-luxury Lexus hybrid car? No thanks. I’d druther use that money for a good-sized down payment on a house.

But, wow, look at the list of features this car would come with!

  • Bluetooth for hands-free phone operation (well, that doesn’t help me any)
  • Voice-activated navigation system with back-up camera
  • 19 speakers for the sound system. Where can you put 19 speakers in a sedan? Hummer, sure, but a sedan?!
  • 8 gig hard disk for audio files
  • Four-zone climate control with infrared sensor
  • Heated rear seats
  • Power recliner and leg massager for one of the rear seats (ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh)
  • An electronic parking assistant (I just have my partner hop out of the car and help me park)
  • Built-in DVD screen for the rear seats
  • Dynamic radar cruise control
  • LED headlights
  • Cameras that senses an obstruction approaching from front, and also senses if the driver isn’t paying attention to the road (now that’s scary!)
  • etc., etc., etc.

Despite having a V8 engine, it looks like this sedan would get mileage in the “low 20’s” per gallon. At $124,000, I expect it to get at least 60 miles per gallon! This simply won’t do.

But, ach, look how beautiful it is …

Lexus LS 600h L

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2 Responses to “A Limit to Doing Our Part for the World?”

  1. daveynin Says:

    Insurance is way up through the roof if own this car. Get this car crashed, and lose $124,000. Hard drive crashed? Lose another audio files.

  2. Barry Says:

    WOW about the list of features but is that worth for 124k???? NO WAY!


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