I'd like to say I came about this web site from the Readers Digest article in this issue. I have always had a mind for fuel economy, and I knew that aggressive driving would sacrifice FE more than any other factor. I had no idea there was such a community out here I have learned a lot just reading over some of these threads. Currently the only car I have is a 68 mercury cougar, before any one gets all excited about that I plan on getting a second more fuel efficient car this summer. Which is one of my questions along with a few other myths or misconceptions I might have. 1. What car would fit my criteria I'm looking to buy a car 10 years old and $3000 - $6000 range that would get ≥30 mpg? (I'm looking to save gas and money) 2. What are peoples thoughts on motorcycles? If its true that 90% of driving is done by solo why not get the lightest frame and smallest engine? 3. As far as hybrids go I have heard rumors of solar panel kits available. Is there kits out there you can purchase and install to charge the battery? 4. Another hybrid question when you brake with a hybrid is there an electric generator assisting on the braking and recharging the battery? Or do the cars have conventional brakes? 5. Last hybrid question why aren't there plugs on hybrids can't we just plug it in at night to charge the battery thus saving that much more gas? 6. last question are there any real electric cars available to the public, I have seen security guards drive around in over sized golf carts but is there something available that can hit speeds needed for normal flow of traffic?