$70-Large 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid Qualifies For Tax Break (And I Kick Myself In The Middle Again)

According to Green Car Reports, the 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid qualifies for a $1800 tax credit and I have to wonder – how does this happen? The US government offers the rebate to motivate consumers to buy more fuel efficient vehicles but in this case, something has to be wrong when a $70,000, 380hp, 20/24 mpg car qualifies for the credit. Automakers are obviously aware of how to get their cars hybrid-tax-credit-worthy and I’d hate to think that we are all paying for it. It seems unfair, especially when the my 1999 van also gets 20 mpg’s but goes 0-60 mph in 16.1 seconds and the Porsche Cayenne gets to 60 mph 10 seconds faster.

So congrats to the person buying the Porsche Cayenne S – you are going hybrid which is better – but for karma sake, maybe you could skip the line on your tax form where you get the $1800 credit. Or take the credit and donate it to a worthwhile cause… like Jubbling or me directly.

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