Many Utahns Trading In Their SUVs For Smaller Vehicles

Many Utahns Trading In Their SUVs For Smaller Vehicles

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OREM, Utah (KSL News Services) -- National statistics are beginning to show more and more people trading in their large sport utility vehicles for smaller cars and consumers are beginning to change their driving habits as a result of high gas prices.

Ivan Rasmussen just sold her bronco and bought a sedan instead and makes her husband drive the new smaller vehicle as well. ”He has a truck but he only drives it to work and when not driving to work he drives this.”

The U-S Energy Information Administration reports that gas consumption has dropped 3.3 percent which means gas inventories actually rose 4.4 million barrels even with the damage from hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The Rasmussen’s are following another national trend by changing the type of vehicle they drive. “I got rid of my gas hog and bronco and bought a fuel economy car.”

Rasmussen says her new sedan gets 20 more miles per gallon than her S-U-V which will save them at least $150 each month.

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