When my wife and I bought a new Prius earlier this summer, the one thing we jointly swore was that we wouldn’t join the ranks of smug Prius owners. Brad DeLong clearly has no such inhibitions.
Incidentally, for all of the rapidly rising sales, I’m sure there are many places in the US where a Prius is still relatively uncommon. Not Berkeley. Toyota of Berkeley, where we bought our car, proudly boasts that it has sold more Priuses than any other dealership in the world (around 70,000, we were told). Just on our little block, there are a half dozen other Priuses. You’d think they are taking over the world.