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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5698 times:

Today at 9am on the way to the airport, gas was $1.81 for unleaded.

On the way home from the airport at 1:45pm, gas at that same station was now at $2.02.

WTF is this all about?>:-( Why are prices so high? Confused Of course I want to blame Bush cause I hate that guy, but this time I'm not gonna blame him cause he is already being blamed for everything else.  Laugh out loud


Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
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User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5680 times:

Prepare to be flamed by the entire rest of the world, who for the most part has much higher gas prices than the highest in the United States.

User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5674 times:

Before you fret some more, check out prices in Canada and Europe, or the rest of the world for that matter. Two bucks a gallon is cheap by comparison.

However, I do see your point -- why the big swing in one day?



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12568 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5672 times:
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Prepare to be flamed by the entire rest of the world, who for the most part has much higher gas prices than the highest in the United States.

Too damned right! If Americans had to pay what most Europeans pay for petrol, you'd all be driving compact cars instead of SUVs  Smile

Not that I'm complaining, I'm working in Qatar at the moment where petrol costs £0.10 per litre (about 1/8th the price in the UK) Big grin



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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5666 times:

Without flaming... but, nonetheless: I'll just say that the gallon of fuel costs around $5.25 here in Germany at the moment...  Big grin

Regards,
Frank



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User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2734 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5664 times:

You have it so easy, come over to England and fill your car up, you'll most probably have a heart attack!


Simon



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User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5653 times:

The two biggest problems are lack of refining capacity and the necessity for the refineries we do have to produce multiple formulas of gasoline since the requirements vary state to state and even city to city.

Maybe if we could get the environmental whackos to STFU and allow the building of new refineries, expansion of existing ones, and drilling in ANWR, we could bring down the price of gas.



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7780 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5642 times:

Admittedly a 20 cent hike in the course of a day is a pretty significant jump. But I would be willing to speculate that a new supply of gas had come in, with a markedly higher cost.

Read this article from today's Washington Post and you will get a better idea as to what makes up gasoline costs. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64180-2004May3.html

One of the more interesting points is that we complain so much about the cost of gasoline, even though we always know how much it costs. You know the price per gallon of gas, but how much is a gallon of milk this week at your grocery store??? I bet you the gas is still cheaper.

The beauty of the free market is that we do have choice. You can drive less, you can carpool, you can take advantage of public transit where it exists, you can buy a more fuel efficient vehicle.

And in the grand scheme of things gasoline, when kept in constant dollars adjusted for inflation, still remains pretty damn cheap in the US.



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5635 times:

"Maybe if we could get the environmental whackos to STFU and allow the building of new refineries, expansion of existing ones, and drilling in ANWR, we could bring down the price of gas."

Maybe if you could get the macho "dork"heads to buy soemthing else than SUVs and heavy trucks for daily commuting and stimulate the manufacturing of efficient engines, expansion of public transport, and improving the overall use of petroluem products in the United States, you could bring down the price of gas.

It's not about "environmental whackos" (read conservationists), it's about a free market: You folks want your Excursions and Hummers to get to work, you end up needing much more gas, so you end up paying the price for a vastly increased demand opposed to a decreasing or steady supply. It's the economy, stupid!

On a side note, gas prices in the US are still heaven for any European.



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User currently offlineMEA310 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2002, 660 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5627 times:

Same thing here in Lebanon,the gas prices are reaching staggering numbers,it's 16$/tank(tank=20litres) for 98Octane!Now that is damn high!

MEA310



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User currently offlineDazultra From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 689 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5627 times:

In the UK, if my calculations are correct, the equivalent price per gallon in dollars is about $6.50... (of which about 80% is tax  Sad)

Daz.


User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5613 times:

Oh dear Americans, the gas is high ?

Don't you think if the demand was lower the prices would be lower too ? And why is the demand so high ?

I'll tell you: because so many very smart Americans decided to drive SUVs and other horrible and inefficient vehicles.

I'm actually very happy that these guys have to pay now, and I hope the prices will continue to climb to reach the same level as in Europe. Then we'll see if it was so smart to buy a ridiculous big block for small dicked guys.  Big grin


User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1614 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5599 times:

Was down at $1.61 here in Columbus last night. I'd only used a quarter tank, which is less than 4 gallons for me, so it wasn't worth going out.

User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

I wish gas was $1.81 here. I filled up this morning at $2.13, and thats a lot cheaper than its been in the past few weeks  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5584 times:


Gas is in the $2.00 range in the Chicago area, altough there are a couple of stations that are selling it at $1.66 in the suburb I live in. Granted the place was packed last night when I went to fuel up my car. It wasn't fun having to circle three times in a car running on fumes.

Sebolino:

Thanks for the kind sentiments. However if only "small dick guys" buy big trucks, wouldn't France be littered with them?



User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4119 posts, RR: 29
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5581 times:

To answer the question why gas prices are increasing:

The worldwide economy is improving, which results in higher demand for energy. US refineries do not have enough capacity, therefore they buy gas from Europe.

Hope this helps,

RJ100



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User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5572 times:

I guess I am lucky for the relatively "cheap" gas compared to other countries. I was just "complaining" about the 20 cent hike in less than 8 hours.

FB05



Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5543 times:

I was at the Exxon just 20 min ago buying a coke.Price for regular: $2.06

why?crude oil prices are pretty high now,and theres a high demand.Its all about supply and demand.And when the gas prices are high,i like to hop into this.



why?well it looks better than those SUVs the size of small countries Big grin even better,its growing popularity in Maryland,or at least the hotel newspaper said so  Smile



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User currently offlineSK901 From Denmark, joined Feb 2004, 113 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5542 times:

Hmmm, what's the problem. You americans shouldn't
comlpain about your gas prices. I filled my care up
yesterday it cost me $4,79 a gallon.



Traveling is living
User currently offlineWn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5538 times:

I'm actually very happy that these guys have to pay now, and I hope the prices will continue to climb to reach the same level as in Europe.


For the record, I do not drive an SUV or other type of fuel inefficient vehicle. So I should pay for those who do? What an f'in communist logic. Now I remember why I moved away from you our god-forsakened piss-hole continent. Get it through your thick heads. My money is not yours!


We'll remember your sentiments the next time you get taken over by the fascisti, pal.


User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5535 times:

I hope gas prices get a lot higher! I've been noticing a tad less traffic and people taking their cars out instead of their SUVs.

Higher gas, solution to traffic congestion? Or maybe just people going slower to consume less gas (even worse).

As long as the speed limit doesn't go back to 55.



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5526 times:

Yes, as an American I have been 'conditioned' to our relatively low price of gasoline as compared to the rest of the world .

But what chaps my A$$ is the percentage increase that has been 'passed along' to me, the consumer.... from $1.49 in January '04 to $2.19 (today, unleaded), that's a 47% increase in price! Yikes!! I'm interested to know what percentage increases in gas prices have been experienced by other countries as compared to us here in USA.

Edited to note that the price of unleaded petrol in Corona, Ca. went from $2.05/gal on 5/2/04 to $2.19/gal on 5/03/04. Only because the price of crude oil hit an alltime high of $38/barrel. Just got news today that it jumped to $38.75/barrel!! Price of gas should jump to $2.29 by the time I get home tonight!!!!!! This is so f**ked.

[Edited 2004-05-04 23:11:15]


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User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5518 times:

Same hike here in Montreal, it jumped from 84.4 (already too high) to a whooping 94.4 per litre. I wonder what the hell justifies that hike? Did the barel of oil went up this much in 24 hours?

User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5515 times:

Gas prices in Europe are higher not only due to taxes but also because of better quality. In the US the cheapest is usually 87 octans (but I saw 85 as well) and the best 93-94. In Europe its usually 95 for the worst and 99 for the best.


User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6452 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5504 times:

The reason is the terror activity in Saudi Arabia.

The trans-national oil companies are pulling out their technical experts leaving the facilities at an uncertain fate.

It makes the international oil market very nervous. All oil traders all over the world are trying to build up stocks in order to ride over an eventual supply crises. It drives up prices.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
25 Post contains images EA CO AS : In the UK, if my calculations are correct, the equivalent price per gallon in dollars is about $6.50... (of which about 80% is tax ) We in the U.S. al
26 Cactus739 : Gas in Phoenix has been relatively stable as of late... today I paid $1.97 at the QuikTrip... then got a 99 cent hot dog too.
27 Aerobalance : Hey Sebolino, This 'Smart American' drives an SUV that gets 10.629 km/liter. It happens to be a very efficient machine. I'm sure you can never guess w
28 Post contains images Sebolino : Aerobalance, I'm not disappointed, not at all. If you drive an efficient car, that's wonderful (which anyway I doubt). But for having had some "discus
29 JAL777 : I personnaly like that gas taxes are high, it prevents my country to be full of Chevrolets. So what you're saying is that with the exception of you an
30 JeffM : Without "Big Oil" companies.... you would likely triple the cost of your fuel. FREE MARKET "And the fact is that the high prices are related to a high
31 Post contains images Superfly : Sebolino: I partially agree with your post but a lot of our obnoxious gas guzzling SUVs come from Japan and Germany. In fact, Chevrolet's average fle
32 EA CO AS : I personnaly like that gas taxes are high Taxes lessen your purchasing power and deprive you of enjoying the fruits of your labor. Anyone who claims t
33 Aerobalance : Sebolino, A doubter is a pouter. I'm sorry to see you strike down my mileage figures. I'm very happy with my efficient SUV. I know, you can't understa
34 L-188 : Guys, you want to partially blame somebody for these prices, you need to go back 10 years and blame Clinton and his lack of foresight and wanting to c
35 Post contains images Superfly : L-188: Oh come on now, don't you think this whole Clinton-bashing is a bit old especially 3 1/2 years in to the Dubya administration? Clinton supporte
36 Post contains images L-188 : Nope, your even worse, "California Scum" As far as Clinton and Carter, Yes I will bash them, They are the ones that where making the decisions at the
37 Superfly : L-188: So your implying that 'The Last Frontier' is intended for big business to tap out the last remaining resources?
38 L-188 : What I am implying is that it is up to Alaskans to decide what resources they wish to have developed. Not some granola Cruncher who is paid to bribe s
39 Superfly : L-188: How do most Alaskans feel about this issue? I had a roomate from Homer, Alaska who was an outdoors type but not a granola cruncher. She was ver
40 L-188 : Superfly. E-Mail me, I might know her. But when I graduated high school in Homer in 1991, I couldn't wait to get out of that town. Very much a hideout
41 Post contains links and images B2707SST : By far the biggest cause: the price of crude oil is up more than 60% from a year ago. The price of an average gallon of gas in the US has only gone up
42 Post contains images Airplanetire : The raising gas prices in this country are only such a big deal, I believe, because people drive such big cars in general. Nowadays, I observe about h
43 Superfly : Airplanetire: Next time anyone who complains about gas prices is buying a car, if you do not already have one, buy a fuel efficient car. You'll be do
44 JeffM : You can thank Gov. Davis for the mess in California. Man am I glad I left.
45 Post contains images Turtle : I know, it's the quality oil that we went for when going in the war in Iraq! It's so good we must charge more for it... (war for oil...please!)
46 Jcs17 : I was pretty shocked when I went to a gas station today and 93 octane was $1.92 a gallon--it was $1.81 last time I filled up. Not that the majority of
47 IMissPiedmont : The price of crude has very little to do with the price of gasoline, 26 years ago it was pushing $60.00 per bbl. And ya'll might just acknowlwdge the
48 Sebolino : Wn700driver: I do not drive an SUV or other type of fuel inefficient vehicle. So I should pay for those who do? What an f'in communist logic. It's act
49 L-188 : Does Chevy even make a car, outside of the Corvette with a V-8 anymore??? Milage doesn't strike me as the reason why anybody would buy a vette.
50 Post contains images B2707SST : The price of crude has very little to do with the price of gasoline, 26 years ago it was pushing $60.00 per bbl. Actually, crude and retail gas prices
51 Akumas : We here pay around $.80 for 0.2 US Gallon of gas (petrol in your case.)
52 JAL777 : It happens that we have also in France our load of small sized boys, and many of them would love to buy an ugly car like yours. Fortunately, gas price
53 Planespotterx : I heard on the news in the UK its gonna get worse, I dont drive yet, but im learning to. Its all because of Shell/Texaco etc pulling people out of Afr
54 Greaser : It's true about people who use SUVS but don't use them as SUVs, but as town cars. Actually, contrary to what almost all of you think, China is prob. t
55 Post contains images Sebolino : Oh JAL777, I'm surprised. You don't drive a "nice" V8 ? Tell us why then. Typical French arrogance. Oh yes, I forgot, that's a national feature (Typic
56 Post contains images Akumas : Espion007 - Smart cars are for Smart people good job
57 Post contains images Alpha 1 : We still pay so much less than the rest of the world, yet we bitch about it. Relax, I bitch, too! Yesterday, the sign at the station where I go said $
58 Goingboeing : Chevrolet's average fleet gas economy (CAFE standards) are higher than Mercedes, BMW and Lexus. Chevrolet does have economy cars in there fleet and ar
59 Post contains images Fritzi : Chevrolet does have economy cars in there fleet and are just as reliable as French cars. LOL, you think thats a good comparison?? Here is a ryhming sw
60 Post contains images Alpha 1 : And the automakers adamantly oppose any effort to include them in the CAFE standards. Of course! Because that would be a PR disaster for them. About a
61 Rev3oh2 : I'll admit, it's nice to be paying $1.71 per gallon here in North Carolina (the last time I filled up), and driving a Nissan. Just across the border i
62 Jwenting : Just noticed when I drove home that the gas station near the office now charges €1.30 per LITER. That's about $6.50 a gallon, so PLEASE don't compla
63 Post contains images LH423 : That's about $6.50 a gallon, so PLEASE don't complain about high gas prices in the US. Then write you MP and tell him you want your petrol taxed less.
64 Aloges : Alpha 1, of course it's hardly possible for most people to own and operate four vehicles. But why buy a Ford Excursion for your family trips when a Fo
65 L-188 : Well, I got my F150 because I wanted the 8 Foot bed. It has the 4.2 Liter Six, which is the small motor. I just wouldn't want to drop say 40 grand on
66 Post contains links Leskova : Just read an article that the fuel price here in Germany has reached €1.20 per liter... with the Euro currently at $1.21703, and the gallon (still)
67 FDXmech : IMissPiedmont is right. Taking account inflation, gas prices are cheaper now than 20 years ago. I worked at a gas station during the gas crunch of 198
68 Post contains images TWISTEDWHISPER : 1 gal in Sweden is currently $5.0652. I'd be happy to pay 1.5, 2.5 or even 3.5 for a gallon... Guess you know now why you don't see a lot of SUV's, Do
69 Post contains images QIguy24 : TwistedWhisper, What are you talking about?? Sweden and Norway has thousands of SUV's in their countries. And you have your big ass Volvos Now the big
70 Post contains links VectorVictor : no one is about to throw their SUV away to buy a Metro Let's go to the tote board than shall we? Just at Carmax's http://www.carmax.com Texas location
71 SXFAN : Greece's prices are 0,80 Euros/L for 95 octanes gas & 0,95 for the Shell V-Power & BP Ultimate (99 & 100(?) octanes). Can somebody please tell me the
72 Aerobalance : SXFAN, This American drives a 'Monster' SUV, A '97 Honda CR-V with a Monster sized 2 liter engine. This American is telling you to shove your arroganc
73 Post contains images SXFAN : ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
74 Aerobalance : SXFAN, I was referring to your statement of: "Why don't you Americans switch to smaller but more efficient SUV's as we in the E.U. do?" You were denot
75 Tom in NO : I was going to say that unleaded has hit $1.80 for the first time in New Orleans. However, seeing what the rest of the world pays, I'll just shut up,
76 SXFAN : I was asking for you to tell, but because of my english I probably confused you. Anyway its O.K. at the moment. I had no intention to sound arrogant b
77 Aerobalance : SXFAN, No problem. I like small engines for their potential economy, and I like big engines for their cheap torque! I'm thankful that I work hard enou
78 Sebolino : Welcome to the land of FREEDOM, the freedom to live and choose as we wish Because you think we're not free to buy the car we want in Europe ??
79 EGGD : Sounds like petrol prices are going up again here. I guess if there was any doubt that the UK had some of the highest fuel prices in the world its non
80 Aerobalance : Sebolino, Did I say that you're not free? Yet concerning what you have stated on this thread I'm not sure if you would like complete freedom. I quote
81 Post contains images EGGD : Yes, that is PRECISELY why they raise taxes on fuel prices in Europe
82 BN747 : The prices are out of control because the oil industry knows they can get away with it.. there's no shortage of anykind. No major refineries off-line.
83 FDXmech : >>>The laws of economics suggest that the greater the demand... the lower the prices.. that's why the US has lower prices than europe by far.
84 L-188 : Oh another point, don't think that all of the US has cheap gas. Aniak, Alaska reportedly is $4.78 US.
85 A330Fan1 : I was driving in Westwood, outside Los Angeles today and prices were about 2.40 or 2.50, even 2.60 per gallon!!! OUTRAGEOUS!!! -A330Fan1
86 Post contains images Superfly : Goingboeing and Sebolino: My comment about Cheverolet being as reliable as French cars was actually meant to be a joke. I am suprised no one here saw
87 Post contains images Leezyjet : Taken this from my post in the other thread about Uk/Germany Petrol prices :- Just heard on the news (ITV) that petrol prices are set to rise again in
88 FDXmech : >>>About the whole CAFE standards argument. I think SUVs and trucks should ONLY come as diesels period! The yuppies, soccer moms and gangster rappers
89 Post contains images Sebolino : Are you implying that your unnaturally high gas prices are a government enforced obstruction to prevent your society from purchasing heavier and large
90 Post contains images Sebolino : Goingboeing and Sebolino: My comment about Cheverolet being as reliable as French cars was actually meant to be a joke I didn't say anything about you
91 Superfly : Sebolino: But you're victim of your prejudices. Not true. I like French cars a lot. The Citroen SM and DS are one the world's most beautiful cars. I
92 AvObserver : Though it often got me flamed in the Car and Driver forum, I've much sympathy for the European viewpoint, here. I think the frequent American preferen
93 Superfly : AvObserver: Well said! The funny thing is, those who scream; "'freedom of choice" is really just conforming. These people in upper-income suburbs are
94 Post contains images Fly727 : Around 2.60 USD a gallon here in Mexico City for "Premium" gas.... Quiet expensive but not as high as in Europe though. RM
95 Captaingomes : I admit, I haven't read everything in this thread for lack of time, but I want to add a few comments. First of all, freedom of choice in the US is a g
96 Superfly : Captaingomes: When low sulphur diesels come on to the market, will there me emissions testing for them? Right now, diesel is exempt from smog. I hope
97 Captaingomes : Superfly, I'm not quite sure what will happen with respect to emissions testing, especially with older generation cars, but a few automakers are testi
98 Post contains images Superfly : Captaingomes: Mercedes is just introducing the E320CDI which will get I believe about 39 MPG on the highway, do 0-60 in the mid 6 second range, and q
99 Post contains images Captaingomes : Superfly, I'm actually not aware of that particular BMW diesel engine, and how it was put in the Lincolns! That's pretty cool. Maybe later on I'll pos
100 Post contains images Superfly : Captaingomes: I am sure Henry Ford Sr. turned over in his grave when that happened! It's a very rare car. Very few people bought it with that option.
101 L-188 : Shoot, I wish that Ford would cut two cylinders off the Powerstroke diesel and then mount it in the F-150's. and make it an option for the F-250's. An
102 Post contains links L-188 : Actually checking on it, Navistar and Ford are aparently on the outs over quality issues with the 6.0 Liter powerstroke engine. There was a 4.5 liter
103 Cptkrell : Predictably, some of the posters in this thread have automatically focused on what is "right" or "wrong" regarding people'a personal choices of vehicl
104 Jwenting : I'm the head of a family of 5. Compacts don't work for that, do they? I need bigger vehicles to get my family around. You'd be surprised. You can easi
105 Flyingbronco05 : Gas, at that same station as I mentioned earlier is now $2.11. I hate the way this trend is going. I do, however, find it humorous how the gas station
106 Portcolumbus : $1.99 for 87 here in Columbus. It was a $1.78 not 24 hours ago. I thought oil went down $1/barrel?
107 Flight152 : Captain-- Consider the Mercedes E320 CDI can't be sold in New York, California and a few other states because it doesn't have acceptable emissions.
108 Post contains images PanAm330 : Gotta love those TDI Volkswagens... 40-something MPG . Unfortunately, the money my family saves with the VW, is negated by the fact that my father req
109 Captaingomes : Flight152, true, the new E320 CDI is only 45 state compliant, but it would be compliant with ultra low sulphur diesel, which will be available in 2006
110 Dc10guy : This is why our leader Geogre Dubya Bush gave us that great tax cut. So we can give that money to the oil companies. Its all part of this plan.
111 Cactus739 : I paid $2.16 a gallon for 87 at a QuikTrip this past weekend... was up from about 2.04 last week.... I found my receipt from the first time I bought g
112 Dc10guy : Cactus739, I'll bet you live on the west side of PHX too. I live in GYR and I paid $2.13 . When the rest of the country pays what we pay the shit is g
113 Cactus739 : DC10guy... I live in central PHX.. Biltmore area... I work in North Scottsdale... the QuikTrip I went to was North Phoenix, like 20th Street and Bell.
114 Dc10guy : Cactus739, I think we are getting really screwed here in PHX. Gas is $0.40 cheaper in Flagstaff & Tucson....And I ain't buying the "additive" crap, Th
115 Jeffm : This is why our leader Geogre Dubya Bush gave us that great tax cut. So we can give that money to the oil companies. Its all part of this plan. Brilli
116 Tanyaluvs2fly : gas here in Maine is $1.91, well the last time i filled up 2 days ago
117 L-188 : We are in the 1.90+ range here in ANC now. I have to buy gas tommorrow. Thank god I can do it at Costco. I would like to point out again if Clinton ha
118 Mark777300 : Actually, to our friends in Europe, yes, gas prices are in the moon over there. I almost had a stroke when I filled the tank up on my rented car while
119 L-188 : Hey I wouldn't mind going back to horses for some trips. I just have never been on one, so I don't know what I am asking.
120 MD-90 : You'd be surprised. You can easily pack 5 Europeans in a compact, so why not 5 Americans (especially since what you call a compact we call something e
121 L-188 : Ok, I am going to step out on a limb here and say something. Most europeans can get away with smaller cars, because they are more willing to have othe
122 MD-90 : Our only real large toy is a 1976 Old Town Tripper canoe. It actually works better on top of the Grand Caravan than it would on a large SUV. The van's
123 L-188 : Well, I admit to owning a 1/2 ton truck. Last week I hauled 20 bags of manure for my lawn to the house. Something I wouldn't have been able to do in o
124 USAir_757 : As a person who is 6'5, and lives in an area where mass public transportation is all but non-existant (as it is with most of the US, by the way), I do
125 MD-90 : How big were those bags, L-188? We dumped 35 40lb bags of dirt to fill holes in the yard. Mom only got 15 the first time to see how it went, then 20 t
126 VectorVictor : They have 3 little kids and need the room. My parents had four kids and we had Caprice Classic sedan (A Superfly Special would be the Caprice wagon, I
127 L-188 : I don't remember the weight, but they where 1 cubic foot bags. So not really that big. But again I wouldn't want to haul manure with you inside a van
128 Post contains images MD-90 : Of course Mom took out the two second row bucket seats and put down a tarp, double thickness, to fully cover the area. And I'm not sure how big these
129 FDXmech : Interestingly, adjusted for inflation, a bbl of crude was approx $90.00 USD in the early 1980's.
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