23 Apr '11, 2pm

Are You A Green Snob?

Are You A Green Snob?

The first time I saw a Prius, Dustin Hoffman was behind the wheel. Then celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Aniston were seen pulling up to red carpets all over Hollywood , Beverly Hills and Brentwood in the hyped hybrid. That’s when I began to dismiss the Prius as merely a “statement car.” And then my dad, who has always been a car guy at a distance, got into an argument with a friend of his over his friend’s recent purchase of an SUV. My dad’s argument was that in this day and age the environment had to be considered when buying a car. Now keep in mind that, while my dad does enjoy outdoor activities, he has never been considered exactly ecocentric. In fact, he himself drove a Hollywood-type car without a conscious. The next day my dad literally drove his statement home- he bought a Prius . Though at first the car was merely a way to say “see!” to hi...

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