High Gasoline Prices Aren't Scaring Toledo Car Buyers

But auto show goers are looking at hybrid-electric options.

Published: 07-Feb-2005

TOLEDO -- Consumers at the 2005 Toledo Auto Show are shopping for more than the latest vehicle trends.

Locally, gasoline prices flirted with the $2.00 per gallon mark this week. How much higher would prices have to go before vehicle buyers shied away from hot selling SUV's and full-size pickup trucks?  According to Perrysburg resident Heidi Decker, $2.50 to $2.75 per gallon.  

Decker checked out a large Toyota SUV reported to get 15 miles per gallon in the city and 19 miles per gallon on the highway.

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