Tennesseans trade in SUVs for hybrids

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 1:00am

This is a good time to get a deal on a sport utility vehicle or pickup truck, according to Greg Fite, Honda sales manager at Darrell Waltrip Honda in Franklin, because a lot of them are being traded in for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

He said the number of people turning in their big vehicles for smaller cars has just about tripled at his dealership in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The trend started with gas prices that were already on their way up before Gulf winds and floods hurt domestic petroleum production.

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