There'* about 6 similar emails going around, and I've seen all of them debunked. It irks me that people perpetuate the myths by forwarding it before they even bother to look into whether it'* legitimate or not.
Look at gas prices this way:
Some cars here (including both of mine) can match the mileage of the Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Sonata, Azera, and Tiburon on the freeway. Granted, my fuel costs a little more to do that, but look at what I get for that little extra?
None of those cars can begin to compare to the frills, comfort, performance, and handling. Not to mention the safety in driving (comparitively) a tank with excellent crash ratings and a reputation for driver survival.
If gas prices affect us, think about how badly it'* affecting all the people with trucks and SUV'*, not to mention the people that think they're better off driving tiny imports, and don't even know they're not.