Camry Hybrid Takes Place of Prius

Camry Hybrid Takes Place of Prius

Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

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People can’t wait for a Prius. I mean they really can’t wait.  What I want to say is they have stopped waiting.

The Camry hybrid is available now. A new Prius can be acquired in time for the 2012 Olympic games.

The Camry has been America’s best-selling passenger car for 8 of the 9 years. And now they come in hybrid flavor, too. Hmm…what does that mean?

The first gasoline-electric hybrid went on sale in 1999. It was a Honda Insight and gasoline was $1.36/gallon. Now the price of gas is 2.5 times that.

The car price probably went up the same. I am not sure.

Besides being environmentally friendly and cheaper at the gas pumps, hybrid drivers are permitted to get carpool lane stickers, allowing them to spend less time parked on high-speed parking lots, thus saving more money.

Toyota and Honda have started something.

Not only is there a waiting list for a Prius, there is also a waiting list for Honda Civics as well.

Business is good for the Japanese carmakers.

When will American car companies learn what American drivers both want and need?

What do you think?

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

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