Do you mean like E85? I live in Illinois, so ethanol is big here. But your milage isn't quite as good with E85, and it't only marginally cheaper, so in terms of dollars per mile you don't really save anything; in fact, it may cost more.
I don't drive a big car either. I'd sure hate to have to spend $60 to fill up my tank. When gas prices go up, it doesn't really effect us too much, as both DH and I drive small cars. We do have an old rust bucket of a pickup but we only use it for hauling stuff, stuff that we can't do with a Beetle or TT.
Yeah, the E85 fuel! I forgot what it was called. I have heard the same thing about the price and efficiency of it as well, so maybe that's why Memphis doesn't have it yet...who knows lol! I guess at this point, there really isn't any good alternative yet huh? I definitely feel ya on the big car thing! I wouldn't want to spend $60 to fill up my tank eithor. Today I found gas for $2.39 - (which is really $2.40- most ppl forget to round up and add the 9/10ths to the prices.) I put $20 in...and while it didn't fill it up all the way (my tank was about 1/4 full.) it put a good amount in there- definitely more than the last time i filled up! Colin has a truck- we also use it to haul stuff- he is always building things in his spare time, so having a truck is really a necessity,especially in the South. I have a Mercury Sable...it's gets decient gas milage...but not as great as I would like. Sometimes we use his motorcycle to run errands and go out if we don't have to bring anything back with us- it really saves on gas!