• Apr 15th 2008 at 8:11PM
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On an episode of her Mob Logic.TV called "Hybrid Hullabaloo" the lovely Lindsay Campbell (pictured right) had the opportunity to ask an owner of the iconic super-sized Tonka toy something she has been wanting to ask for a long time.
While interviewing random people in the parking lot of a "big box" store about hybrids and why they aren't driving them, she spots a man returning to his king-sized ride and runs to confront him. With mic in hand and cameraman in tow she starts, "Tell me seriously, I've always wanted to talk with a Hummer owner and find out what the hell you were thinking when you bought this car" Find out his reaction after the jump.

[Source: MobLogic.TV]

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      • 7 Years Ago

      Boy, the dum dums come rushing into this blog when anything controversial gets posted. If you don't like it, why are you reading this blog?

      • 7 Years Ago
      > 12.
      > and the Answer to why do you drive a hummer?
      > Because I bloody well want to. I earned the money
      > for this car I should be able to drive what the
      > hell I want.

      should you also be able to pollute the air as much as you please? Have you considered the social and environmental costs that may come with driving 'what the hell you want' ?

      > 16. This is the dumbest reporting I've ever seen.

      Dumb how? not smart reporting or reporting that you don't like?

      > 18. and there is nothing wrong with buying a
      > Suburban (or Hummer) because they need it,

      please tell me who _needs_ a Hummer. Thank you.

      >This just reinforces my belief that most of the >"environmentalists" out there aren't interested in >actual conservation, but instead just asserting >their moral superiority.

      so you feel that the environmentalists are morally superior? Is it wrong to act morally?...even when choosing a car to drive?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Too bad there wasn't a Lexus LS600H on there. That'd be funny. You drive a hybrid and get 1/4 the gas mileage of the lady with the 3 cylinder non-hybrid! How do you feel? The Lexus is truly just an image car. GM's full size hybrid SUVs are much more impressive. It's just a shame that you can't get a stripped-out Silverado hybrid on the cheap. Many companies that actually need capable full-size pickups could save tons of money if these were available. Unfortunately, GM is already eating some of the cost on the luxed-up versions. Hopefully the cost of the two-mode system will go down as it spreads throughout the model range. I can't wait to see the two-mode combined with a small diesel!

      Also, anyone else think it's funny that they ripped on GM's Hummer when the thing was sponsored by GM's Saturn?
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is not a good method for changing opinions -- in fact it polorizes and makes the environmental movement look crazy.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Don't go to Target, target typically has a higher income compared to a K-Mart or Wal-Mart. Try one of those or an even lower income shopping center and start asking questions. You'd be in for a shocker that most folks can't afford hybrids, and do just fine in a guzzler, because the offset of dollars saved at the pump isn't greater than how much more the hybrid is. And i thought the guy in the hummer said he lived in the mountains? Who are we to say he doesn't need AWD?!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Who is this dolt and why is she on TV? She has no idea what those people do with their cars or what their needs may be yet she so arrogantly parades around demanding that people drive hybrids.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree with you, Wise Golden. That kind of behaviour only serves to anger people. It does nothing to help further environmentalism or fuel economy, but rather encourages people to continue what they are already doing. The only people who benefit are those who get a bizarre sense of self-worth by attacking others.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I bought it hoping annoying chicks would ask me stupid questions. It's working!
      • 7 Years Ago
      You want to devise a great way to create backlash against the entire environmental movement?
      Have this bimbo hassle people for the cars they decide to drive.

      This just reinforces my belief that most of the "environmentalists" out there aren't interested in actual conservation, but instead just asserting their moral superiority.

      The woman was hassling a someone for driving a Geo Metro. Does she not understand that particular model gets better fuel economy than ALL current hybrids? Also, a hybrid doesn't make sense for everyone.

      A hybrid hatchback doesn't work for a larger family, and there is nothing wrong with buying a Suburban (or Hummer) because they need it, or a contractor driving a truck because they need to haul things.

      A little hybrid makes great sense for a single yuppie who lives in San Francisco, but it's not a solution for everyone.
      • 7 Years Ago
      41? Last I checked our fleet of Prii was only getting about 45. My boss complains he could get that from a TDI Jetta, and not feel like you are driving a golf cart on the interstate. The 3 cyl Geos did get 50+....and don't even talk about the Insight...that is only 1/2 a car. We have THOSE abominations at work too, and I can hardly fit in it. I agree if they would stop making hybrids so freakin wierd they might sell better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This idiocy was much like the old automotive "focus groups". You ask a group of people "would you buy a heated cup holder in your new car?" and they say sure. You build cars with a heated cup holder option and it sells exactly zero. Parking lot poles and focus groups are a waste of time - Lindsay should get a job selling shoes.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The video clip could have been interesting if it had been set up properly instead of being displayed in spurts. Reminds me of the old days when I used a slow telephone modem.
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