Rethinking Their Driving Habits in Lufkin, Texas

Rising fuel prices are gradually forcing this Texas community to rethink how they drive and what they drive.

Published: 09-Jan-2006

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A significant hike in gasoline prices over the past year has made folks not only rethink their driving habits, but also what cars they're driving.

"About six months ago, when gas prices shot up, people who bought domestic SUVs because of certain incentives wanted to trade them in for reliability and gas mileage," said Paul Wood, manager of Loving Toyota in Lufkin.

People are looking more and more toward buying cars that lower the cost of ownership such as fuel, repairs and insurance, he said.

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