Hybrids Face Long Hill in Land of the SUV

Higher priced vehicles -- and their owners -- are less sensitive to high priced fuel.

Published: 01-Jun-2005

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Ted Leitner and Kathy Wodehouse could be the past and future of American motoring.

First there's Ted Leitner, the Padres' radio broadcaster. Leitner drives a Hummer, the huge military vehicle that General Motors has adapted for civilian use.

"If GM asked me what changes I would make in this vehicle, I couldn't think of any," said Leitner, who guessed his truck gets 9.5 miles per gallon.

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