The Connection Between Gas Prices and Car Choice, Explained

<p>The cartoon strip 'This Modern World' looks at how gas prices have influenced motorists' selection of motor vehicles in the United States - from the 1970's to 'five minutes from now'.</p>
June 7, 2008, 1pm PDT | Irvin Dawid
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Is motor vehicle selection influenced by gas prices? Tom Tomorrow, illustrator of "This Modern World", detects a pattern since the first oil spikes of the 1970s, but signals a cautionary note should today's high prices end, even momentarily.

Thanks to Mike Keenly

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Published on Sunday, June 1, 2008 in Salon.com
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