Americans aren't known for their willingness to buy fuel efficient cars. After all, this is a country that has a lot of wide open space still and cities where you almost never have to parallel park. Our fuel is cheap compared to other countries, too, so why not buy something with a massive V8 that's also 18 feet long?
Venezuelans have long taken advantage of cheap gas, too. But in today's TMS, the days of nickel gas could be fading away, forcing people to ditch things like Ford LTDs for much smaller and more efficient cars. According to The Associated Press, even the late president Hugo Chavez "once confessed it pained him to practically give away fuel to luxury car owners." Just as in this country, some people abuse the fact our gas is much cheaper and buy something that makes no sense at all.