i also think it's "cute" that you gloss over the connection between lower gas taxes due lack of public transport infastructure shaping the way americans view driving over several generations, and as such fuel economy cars have not been available in our marketplace until very recently, and as such they are viewed with skepticism. your denial of the culture of driving in america is where this argument stops. clearly you are arguing based on opinion and not fact, so here is some reading for you:
Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America by Cotten Seiler (paperback or e-book)
if you have actual facts to back up your silly position instead of hot air i would be delighted to continue this nonsense. but for now, i will leave you with some words a kindly old holy guy once uttered: "go from the presense of the foolish man when thou percievest not in him the lips of knowledge."