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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 05-08-2008, 01:55 PM   #41
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Premium here is technically at the $4 mark :( My Bonne is being worked on right now and when I give her some fresh gas it will be bittersweet.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:06 PM   #42
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What I don't get is with the high price of gas people still drive like idiots. It'* amazing how many people still rip down the highway at 80MPH in a big SUV. I decided last year to drop from about 78-79 to 75 and I get about 2 MPG better. And it only costs me a couple extra minutes of driving. I can shave a couple more MPG if I drop down to 70 MPH.
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Well, if it goes up to $8 (hell even $5/6 is insane) a gallon then I'm gonna have to garage the SSEi somewhere, and buy a little piece of crap Civic to drive around for a while.
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During the gas crunch of the late 70s my dad bought a fully loaded big V8 grand marquis for almost 75% off MSRP I wonder it things like that will happen again for big gas burners.

Diesel is not the answer either because my dads Excursion with the V10 gets 12 mpg on the hwy and the woman down the road that has a 6.0 powerstroke version gets about 13 so who knows.

Idk I am just tired of everybody saying oh I want a diesel cause the mileage ain't that much better. In Iraq the are paying like 7 cents a gallon sheeh.

I would like to say I am gonna buy a small 4 cylinder but I wont because I like to drive nice cars like the Bonneville for driving comfort. Even driving my TGP leaves me missing a bigger car.
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ive definitely noticed the price of gas savers going up
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You know what sucks about all this? I was at a talk by the head of Oldsmobile in 1997 at Michigan State where he basically said, "hey we know its coming, but the government will have to force us cuz we're making so much money off of SUV'*". This is what drives me insane about US automakers. They know something is going to happen and let Toyota take the lead. Innovation and market resilience means planning ahead and looking at the market 10 years out, not next year. We have the best automotive workers in the world and the worst management ever. GM, Ford and Chrysler saw this coming in the late 90s as they watched the emergence of China. And what did they do? Fought CAFE standards. Had they been innovative instead of resistant and conservative they may have been able to reposition themselves and in the meantime save thousands of Michigan jobs. No, the CEOs and COOs decide to bank on short term gains because that gets them huge yearly salaries. Thanks guys. The ways management has screwed the workers.... classic.
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It'* nice having a rocket that'* still decent on gas. Problem with my car is the gearing isn't setup for economy, so I can do 26-28 MPG in town, and only about 30-32 freeway

But a 5 mile drive to work (max) sure helps as well. Couple lights, and then stay @ 70 on the freeway the whole way there.

Our 88 nova, I REV'd the **** out of it CONSTANTLY lol.. Couldn't do worse than 30mpg.
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Question, at 8-10 bucks a gallon, who will be able to afford it? Not very many people. At least not near the consumption we've had. Supply will exceed demand, and the prices will fall.

Did you know the federal gov't estimates there are 112 BILLION (with a B) barrels of oil located domestically? That'* enough oil to power 60 million cars for 20 years. Unfortunately, the moratorium President Clinton signed in '95 bars access to 85% of that oil. It'* a pity the people (politicians) who supposedly care about the average American, and alleviating burdens or whatever, don't care enough to actually do anything about it.
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The Civics aren't crap. Remember, there'* a REASON why they're holding their value.

I figure I could still get $7500 out of my 2004 Civic with 88,000 miles. Crazy, but true.
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