Since he was a carpenter, he would drive a pick up or a van. Probably used.
Max pollution/gas consumption.
He would try to make up for it in other ways. Maybe turn his thermostat down a little and wear a sweater around the house. He would probably ride his bike to temple, or take the bus.
He wouldn't care what his buddies drive or pass judgement (not his job he figures).
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