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Old 04-22-2008, 05:22 PM   #1
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I gotta wonder watching the news lately and gas over $4 a gallon with no end in sight, oil is near $120 a barrel, auto manufactures are turning to small cars so it sounds like the large SUV will become extinct if these trends continue. Don't look for deals on Hybrids as they are selling and expensive, the Tahoe Hybrid sells for 50K! I love my Tahoe, but with insane gas prices I have cut back on driving as gas is killing us, we spend almost $600 a month just in gas and most of it is my wife just driving to work. I hope the powers that be realize that they are killing this economy as we personally now avoid malls and restaurants eat at home now, yeah it is starting to hurt. If gas hits $6 a gallon, then I gotta pull out the Bicycle I guess. The problem is our weak dollar and countries like China demanding more gas. we need to make Ethanol from switch grass or something else. I don't see why we aren't exploring for more oil here in the U.S as well. The price of gas and food is starting to get ridicules.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:27 PM   #2
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thankfully there are ares like here that are still low (OMG i think LOW is below 315 a gallon, look their changeing us) anyway i paid 312 today.

but if gas does get over 5 dollars a gallon here, i will sell my building and put all the stuff at my house, and work from home. only going out when i need to or want to take the boat out.
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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im pulling out the bike pretty soon here too.

good thing i only live about 3 miles from work.
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:28 PM   #4
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im not to worried as i have a 98 cadillac deville with a 300 HP NorthStar v-8 that gets 28 MPG. no mods what so ever. :cool2:
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im not to worried as i have a 98 cadillac deville with a 300 HP NorthStar v-8 that gets 28 MPG. no mods what so ever. :cool2:
Wow the caddi gets 28MPG!, that's pretty cool.
I have definitely started slowing down in my driving, no more pretending this thing is a Corvette.
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Wow the caddi gets 28MPG!, that's pretty cool.
I have definitely started slowing down in my driving, no more pretending this thing is a Corvette.
i get about 27 highway in the vette, but i dont go on the highway much with it. so im stuck with 13-15 MPG. onetime i even got 9MPG.

no but the problem is the caddy is such a clunker nobody could or would daily drive it. atleast is a big tank that would hold up in an accident.

here is a pic from today. i drove it today just to run it. had a bunch of around town driving. i mean ALOOT. all stop and go lights.

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i get about 27 highway in the vette, but i dont go on the highway much with it. so im stuck with 13-15 MPG. onetime i even got 9MPG.

no but the problem is the caddy is such a clunker nobody could or would daily drive it. atleast is a big tank that would hold up in an accident.

here is a pic from today. i drove it today just to run it. had a bunch of around town driving. i mean ALOOT. all stop and go lights.
Yeah but I see it needs premium, that could be expensive.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:54 PM   #8
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if it comes down to it i'll buy a motorcycle to ride whenever possible...

the 9.5 MPG in my hoe is kicking my ass with gas just hitting $3.69.... and the camaro isn't much better with it well overdue for a tuneup and me driving it like a race car...
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These prices are starting to scare me, I paid $3.79 today. I get reimbursed $800 a month for gas from work but that doesn't cover the half of it these days. I don't know what we're going to do, you can't hand these things away right now.
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It's getting scary and doesn't look like the rising costs are going to slow down anytime soon. I spend almost $200/wk in gas in my Tahoe alone, plus whatever gas my wife puts into her car to commute to and from her job. We decided against buying another full-size suv for her strictly because of the spiking gas prices.
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