Dude, because nobody makes a hybrid truck and you can't carry jack in the back of a moped. Dude, why do guys who drive trucks think it's a stupid idea that a truck could possibly get higher mileage?! Dude,are you so insecure that you're afraid your buddies are going to make fun of you? Dude, does it scare you to save money at the gas station? Dude, does it offend red necks to save money on gas and maybe breathe a little bit cleaner air? Dude, why does it have to be either or? Dude, do you understand at all what's going on in the Middle East? Dude, I've been sent there 4 times in my military career and I can tell you it's all about oil. Dude, the American taxpayer is funding both sides of the War on Terror; up to 30% of every gallon of gas you burn came from the Middle East and we have a defense budget of over 400 billion dollars. Dude, do you have a clue how much money that really is? I know a guy who has modified his V-6 Toyota T-100 to get over 30 mpg on the highway. He doesn't have to slap a magnetic yellow ribbon on the back of his truck to show his patriotism, his actions show it. Dude. I knew I was asking the wrong people. And I know how you will react to this post. You'll roll your eyes, turn on Rush Limbaugh, and convince yourself that I'm wrong. You have to. Why? Because you have too much invested in trucks. You believe that you are what you drive. You've sunk thousands of dollars into your truck. You've bought the hype that a real man drives a truck, drives it fast, and doesn't care about how efficient it is. You've convinced yourself that there is no link between our soldiers dying in the Middle East and the cheap oil we are addicted to. You have too much of yourself invested in this that you can't think outside the box. You have to change too much to change what you drive and I guarantee you won't do it.