I totally sympathize with Maxine. I drive a big van because I have mucho kids and grandkids, so it sucks gas. Man, did I ever love my dad's new Prius, a hybrid that's really great on gas. What kind of car is this, do you ask? According to an email I got at work the other day, it's a car that runs on air instead of gas. Pretty nifty, huh? I hope it's for real. I'll be keeping my ears to the ground about this one. This is the email I got: "T he Compressed Air Car, developed by Motor Development International (MDI) Founder Guy Negre, might be the best thing to happen to the motor engine, and people all over the world. The $12,700 CityCAT, one of the planned Air Car models, reaches 68 mph, goes for a range of 125 miles. It will take only a few minutes for the CityCAT to refuel at gas stations equipped with custom air compressor units. MDI says it should cost only around $2 to fill the car up with 340 liters of air! The Air Car will be starting production soon, thanks to India 's TATA Motors. Forget corn! That's a joke. There's fuel, user friendly, pocketbook friendly fuel! What can be better than air? This is the same company which-a few months back-invented a car that costs only $2500 new. BUT it's not available in the USA . Why is it that a gasless vehicle that eliminates the reason to buy oil from foreign countries hasn't nipped the minds of US manufacturers? How bad can this be for anybody, anywhere in the world -- except for foreign oil?"