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View Poll Results: Are you ready for $8/ gallon gas?
Hell no! 10 27.03%
I have no choice but to pay it. 15 40.54%
It won't make it to $8/ gallon. 12 32.43%
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:22 PM   #21
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Ya, my next car is probably going to be a Malibu hybrid.
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:28 PM   #22
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Next up hybrid retrofit kits for cars and trucks....Hey I can dream.

When prices reach $8.00 I will still drive just alot less and alot slower.
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I love my cavalier....its not the "textbook example" of a good fuel efficent car but I've put 200 miles on it, mostly in town at 28MPG.

vs 18MPG in town (heavy foot) on my SSEi

I will save about $50 a month just too and from work with gas at $4.00 along with the price difference between premium and regular.

I'm trying to find a CRX-HF or a newer civic that is a good deal.


either way, oil will not get cheaper, the demand is too high mostly because of asia'* massive population growth and industrial growth.


oil will likely hit $300 a barrel in a couple years.
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Ever notice that over the years as the cars got more fuel effecient the gas prices rise. I'm thinking that the price per mile is comparable to what it was when the family road hog was getting 12 mpg.

I also noticed that the oil companies are making record profits....... again.



For those who have to use premium gas............ Esso here on Vancouver Island has been selling 91 octain as regular gas for the past month or so. Strange looking stuff though, it'* almost yellow in colour. Word is that they got a deal on it from "offshore" wherever that is.
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Ever notice that over the years as the cars got more fuel effecient the gas prices rise. I'm thinking that the price per mile is comparable to what it was when the family road hog was getting 12 mpg.
That is not true. Cars have not become more fuel efficent in the last 2 decades at all.

Take the bonneville for example, a 1988 bonneville would get 30MPG on the highway, what does an 08 G8 get on the highway? v6 version.....

Here is an interesting read:

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/edi..._fuel_economy/
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Ever notice that over the years as the cars got more fuel effecient the gas prices rise. I'm thinking that the price per mile is comparable to what it was when the family road hog was getting 12 mpg.
That is not true. Cars have not become more fuel efficent in the last 2 decades at all.

Take the bonneville for example, a 1988 bonneville would get 30MPG on the highway, what does an 08 G8 get on the highway? v6 version.....

Here is an interesting read:

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/edi..._fuel_economy/
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Cars have gotten heavier and more powerful but yeah lots of cars in the 80s got better gas mileage.
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Cars have gotten heavier and more powerful but yeah lots of cars in the 80s got better gas mileage.

Damn youngsters

I'm talking about MY youth not yours.

When I was your age the majority of family cars were damn lucky to see 18 mpg. There were no jap imports and VWs were rare. They were made of steel (thick enough to stop a bullet) including the bumpers, which by the way, you could use to push another car with and not do any damage.

So if you look at it from MY point of view, the majority of cars on the road today are more fuel efficient, lighter, more prone to accident damage, more expensive to buy, repair, and maintain.

Yes, I'm old. I remember 25 cent a gallon gas. (imperial gallon). My first car was a 1958 Dodge with a 303 cid V-8, paid $45 for it and drove it for 3 years, My first new truck cost me $4200 brand new (1977 Toyota SR5)
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Over the next few years, I do foresee new technology being created to make more ethanol out of non-ordinary things (such as certain wastes) and bio-diesel being created from the ethanol wastes.

In due time, the gas problem will be solved (at least price-wise)
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http://www.insideindianabusiness.com...m.asp?id=29204


If it can be done for aviation fuel, then auto gas can't be far behind.
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Being 19, I want the opportunity to own a car capable of ripping the rear tires off at the touch of the throttle without applying any sort of brake. However, with gas prices, I don't think that'* going to happen. I was really looking forward to a G8.

As for the older cars not being gas efficient, my g/f'* old 88 Chevy Nova (as seen here) could get me like 50 miles on 5 bucks of gas. That equates to, at the time, about 29 MPG. And guess what, that was riding the **** out of it, flooring it at every red light/stop sign because occasionally you could get people to stare at the piece of crap car that it was w/ shot carbeurator, and taking it mudding in the mountains. The carb was completely shot, and often you'd hit the gas and it'd just bog out and stall or idle real low until you let off and tried again. But, it pulled that Jeep out no problem .

That was an awesome car, but gf'* lil brother got it, hit a few things with it, sold it to get a 99 Jetta, and the girl he gave it to forget that it used a quart of oil every other time you put gas into it. She went to philly when she ran away from home, and on the way back, she said the engine just shut off. I was pissed to say the least... I should have bought that car.

Now I'm looking for a beater to replace the bonne. I don't think I'll get rid of the bonne, but I may drop the insurance on it until I expect to start doing highway driving for the summer. It does great highway driving, but city driving sucks the life out of my wallet And I've considered a bike, but for the price, I don't think it'* worth my life.
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