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The Ever Increasing Gas Prices............  
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Saw a bit on CNBC last night that showed a gas station in California's gas prices:


But seriously, if gas gets to about $2 where I live (it's hovering around $1.50 right now), I'm going to park my car and get a motorcycle.

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Poor Californians... $2.28 for a gallon of gas... How 'bout €1.18 for one litre?

Anyway, those "prices" are fun - if you don't have to pay them! Big grin

[Edited 2003-03-01 21:24:52]


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Quit yer belly achin'

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/336511/6/


User currently offlineVictech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

Time to get an all-electric car--36kWh and it's ready for another 150 miles...in Florida, with energy at $0.06/kWh, you can fully charge an EV for less than $2.50...sure beats paying $1.40 for (at best) 20 miles.

User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

I'm not bitching. I just got an SUV, I'm not paying any price. I have to drive, and I understood that my car would be expensive to mantain.

My moms car (Passat 1.8 Turbo) costs 32+ bucks per fillup becuse her engine was designed for premium gasoline (though her 32 miles per gallon kicks the hell out of my 18 on the highway!)

-Max Powers


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6280 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

I wish I could buy gas for $1.50. I paid $1.76 yesterday. No big deal as I can afford it, I just wish there were a valid reason for the increase.

Oh well, it's still cheaper than it was 20,30 or 50 years ago when adjusted for inflation. Plus, the higher it goes the cheaper my new truck is in relative terms. I spent $40.25 for gas last week, the old beast would have been over $70.00.



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineWardialer From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Oh give me a break. Big deal, compared to the gas prices in Europe we are still OK. No one is complaining about the extremely high prices of houses and esp. rent. Whats up with that. Please tell me.

User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Yeah gas is expensive...not to mention my Neon only takes Premium (currently $2.39/gal) but I am actually enjoying the higher gas prices, the number of people I have noticed taking BART has jumped up, less people are driving their cars to work, not to mention its about time gas has gone up in price.

I hope it goes up more....thats just that many less people driving and less pollution.


User currently offlineGc From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2003, 356 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

Try driving over here, then you'll know the meaning of expensive gas!!  Smile

User currently offlineDaedaeg From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

I'm always a little perturbed when people say we got it good compared to our European counterparts. However the average American car is probably not as fuel efficient as the average European car. Also our driving lifestyles maybe slightly different. The fact is if you're use to gas being a certain price and it suddenly jumps to 2 dollars/gal, that could have an adverse effect on your livelihood and you have a right to be upset.


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User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

This my friends is exactly what GW Bush is trying to do ... And has done. All his oil buddies are loving this .... I'll bet he will keep the war pressure on until it hits $3.00 per gallon,


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineNASA737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1604 times:

You all forget that Europe and the US pay more or less the same price for gas. Its the TAXES that are different. Socialism isn't cheap.

User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

$2.27 9/10 ????????????????????????

Lucky I can pay for gas on base, were up to $1.85 now.  Big grin


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

DC10Guy, you have to bring your hatred of the US president into every discussion?

US gas prices are a laugh, they're that low.
Wait until you hit the European level of €2-3 a liter...



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

"You all forget that Europe and the US pay more or less the same price for gas. Its the TAXES that are different. Socialism isn't cheap."

Well, yeah. Socialism. Errr... ummmmm... huh?



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Aloges...we find that in alarmingly increasing number here on this Forum: Europe countries are all communist/socialist; I have absolutely no idea where that comes from, maybe one of these gentlemen cares to tell us all about it...?


I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

Jwenting, that's why I dislike him so much... His only concern is OIL & Texas.(And of course robbing the working class of their pensions)


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

I will assert that high gas prices aren't as important to Europeans because the vast majority of them rely on public transportation to get around their cities. I'm not sure about out-lying areas, but at least the major cities in Europe have excellent, reliable buses, trams, trolleys, even subways to get people where they need to go. Hence, cars are not relied upon as a primary means of transportation so much as they are here in the US.

I think the gas prices going up may be a good wake-up call for people to stop using their cars to go everywhere, and start using public transportation. Unfortunately, since most major US cities don't even have a subway, that will be difficult. What our country REALLY needs, in the long run, is to get away from so much private car useage. That, of course, will make it necessary for state and local governments to concentrate on developing a good infrastructure of public transportation EVERYWHERE. The investment might be pretty big, but I DO think it is necessary for our nation to get beyond its current oil-hungry policies. Fuel-efficient cars are only a small part of the progress needed.


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