Essay by no1biatch2uCollege, UndergraduateA+, November 2006

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"Autophobia" by Steve Vanagas argues that the invention of the car has created a world-wide addiction. We have begun to view cars as a necessity and not a luxury. He argues the negative effects that cars have done on our environment and also provides future solutions to get people out of their cars and into public transit. Cars are a practical means of transportation easing our lives with the freedom of movement.

Advertising slogans are intended to draw attention to one or more aspects of a product. Generally, they make claims about the product being of high value, offering good value, or providing a specific and important benefit to customers. The ad chosen, causes people to want to enhance their identity by purchasing a nice automobile and that's why this ad is persuasive. An insightful quote such as the one in this ad inspires people to reach a new level of confidence and convenience by the purchase of the car advertised.

The 2007 Buick Rendezvous offers a 3.5L 3500 V6 SFI engine, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes and Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist. This vehicle has the power of an SUV, luxury of a Sedan and minivan capability. Although the thought of owning a beautiful car such as the one showed does sound appealing, after reading some of the negative effects that the author discussed I might be a little weary on the purchase of my first car. As expected, the thought of having freedom at the tip of my fingers does sound like a great idea; I think I would be more content knowing that I am lending a helping hand in protecting our planet one step at a time.

In Steve Vanagas' article; "Autophobia", the author presents the argument that cars are an addiction and we have begun to see...