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Are You Ready For $2.50/gal Gas America?  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2049 posts, RR: 22
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

The experts are predicting $2.50/gal gas by Memorial Day. The only ray of sunshine is that they also are saying it'll drop to just below $2.00 by July 4. Of course, this is all contingent on nothing further goofily happening in the world.


II Cor. 4:17-18
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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3201 times:

It's already $2.50 a gallon here in California.


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User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1388 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

I'll get flamed for this, but I think it will be good for America. This country is so auto-dependent, and uses such much oil per capita, it's horrifying. The culture of consume, consume, consume, which is furthered by this administration's anti-conservation stance, is leading the country down a pretty bad track. We need to curb residential and commercial real estate development that is 100% pro-automobile, and anti-pedestrian, anti-public transport. If $2.50 a gallon is what it will take the US to get its act together, to knock some sense into developers, or get people to start buying hybrid cars, then maybe that's not such a bad thing.

[Edited 2005-04-04 19:00:35]

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

NYCFlyer:
I agree wholeheartedly but there is one major problem. This will hurt the prices of goods which hurts the poor the most. Food doesn't come from grocery stores, they come from farms via trucks which uses fuel to deliver food to the stores. The truckers aren't going to eat the cost and they shouldn't. The extra cost will be passed on to consumers.

[Edited 2005-04-04 19:19:33]


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User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1388 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3191 times:

Superfly - yes, I agree with you. There are many other economic problems that would be set off in a domino effect if the price of gas really did go that high, but I just left them out to make my point. This country definitely doesn't need another recession.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

NYCFlyer:
I am sure you would agree that it's totally retarded that massive subdivisions are going up without any mass public transportation system in place to accomodate these commuters who need to get to & from work.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

As Superfly correctly stated the prolonged rising cost of gasoline will indeed have a ripple effect on our economy and everything that is connected. I'm old enough to remember what happened to cost of everything following the price shocks of 1973 and 1979; i.e. the double-digit inflation and the misery index (inflation + interest rates). That being said, with the current debacle in mind; the American motorist has been scapegoated long enough IMHO. Even if one uses public transportation 100% of the time, the high oil prices will impact the transit companies operating budgets as well.

Another thing to keep in mind NYCflyer is that the higher fuel costs is majorly hurting the airline industry particularly the legacy carriers; just count the number of threads and posts in the Civil Av. section regarding fuel costs hurting most of the carriers and possibly jeopardizing jobs. One reason why deregulation of the airlines came into being in 1978 was due to the skyrocketing airfares attributed from the rising cost of fuel at the time.

In early 1991, it was high fuel costs that ultimately pushed the once-proud PanAm and Eastern over the edge.

[Edited 2005-04-04 19:20:52]


"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13202 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3179 times:

Perhaps it wouldn't be as bad if some of the increase was going as taxes to offset the costs of our military in the Middle East and elsewhere protecting the oil infrastrucure, shipping lanes or toward the fight against terror, but instead it is making corrupt governments and big oil business leaders and owners of wells richer. As noted above, the soaring prices of gasoline, as well as diesel, fuel oil for heating, oil for making electricity, jet/aviation fuels will hurt us all in the world, possibly leading to a economic recession. Travel for business or tourism will also be negativly affected by such high fuel prices. Prices in New Jersey for Regular Unleaded are $1.99 - 2.10/gal depending on the station, raising up 30-40 cents per gallon since last fall. Changing living/working patterns will take too long to affect fuel usage. Hopefully this increase will make some better off people realize their 'fuelish' ways, shift to more appropiate daily vehicles instead of large engined cars or SUV's, consolidate shopping, tell their kids to walk or use a bike to get around and so on. Maybe finally the airlines will have to raise fares to cover expenses.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 7):
Hopefully this increase will make some better off people realize their 'fuelish' ways, shift to more appropiate daily vehicles instead of large engined cars or SUV's

So how are prima donna soccer moms and Nuevo Riche going to show off that they've 'made it'? What are they going to drive to impress there fellow Church goers and neighbors? What are they going to drive to rub in the face of family members and co-workers that they are 'better off'?



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

By the way, my last post was meant to be totally sarcastic.  Smile


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User currently offlineAJBUS300 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

bring it on baby!........I wont stop driving because of stupid gas prices so whatever. It is ALMOST $2.50 down here, if not already....so a few cents won't make a difference......and for those who want to whine and complain, catch city transportation and park the car!


Live each day as if it was your last day on God's beautiful green earth
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3646 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

I'm going to keep driving no matter what the cost. I might not drive as much, but I will keep on.

I think we are lucky here in the USA to have delayed this for as long as we did.


User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

It's 5.96 here today so it could be worse I guess.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

I can't wait to see the resale value of those over-valued SUVs hit rock bottom.
Most annoying SUVs has to be Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Infinity, Acura and Honda. They can't even go off road!
They just sit up high, block your vision and drink lots of gas.



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User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9518 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Quoting NYCFlyer (Reply 2):
I'll get flamed for this, but I think it will be good for America. This country is so auto-dependent, and uses such much oil per capita, it's horrifying

People won't stop buying gas. They will just simply pull the funds from other personal budgets and continue that way. They will cut corners and limit the amount of services and purchases they make. Vacation destinations will suffer. People won't buy as much non-necessary items for play. Sure, the grocery stores will still sell their items. But places like Best Buy will feel the pinch. The book stores will feel the pinch. Airlines will feel the pinch. Music stores will sell less cd's. Movie theaters will feel the pinch as they switch to Netflix and Blockbuster rentals. It's a trickle down reaction that won't be good.



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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
I can't wait to see the resale value of those over-valued SUVs hit rock bottom.
Most annoying SUVs has to be Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Infinity, Acura and Honda. They can't even go off road!
They just sit up high, block your vision and drink lots of gas.

I'm sorry to break the news to you...Acura's MDX and Honda's Pilot and CRV are unibody designs so they sit up just a few centimeters higher than your average car in the United States. Try driving one of these things, they are just like a car. Also their engines have VTEC technology and if you look at their gas mileage consumption, they are the same as any v6 car that's out there in the market...(21 22 mpg on the highway). So they could be labeled as an alternative to your standard van...just with a SUV look to it.



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3117 times:

Quoting 767-332ER (Reply 15):
So they could be labeled as an alternative to your standard van...just with a SUV look to it.

...and they are the ugliest things on the road.



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User currently offlineDrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5209 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

While gas is skyrocketing--compared to other liquids (liquor, coke, milk, etc.) gas is still a bargain. Thats what I keep telling myself as I pay $2.20 a gallon for 93 octane.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3110 times:

Quoting Drerx7 (Reply 17):
Thats what I keep telling myself as I pay $2.20 a gallon for 93 octane.

You lucky duck!
I pay $2.50 for 87 octane here!  hissyfit 



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User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

What do you think of the excersion or Hummer S'fly?


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

Thats why i always take the bus/metro here. it costs total about $4.50 round trip here from the suburbs to downtown DC.


Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

Quoting David b. (Reply 19):
What do you think of the excersion or Hummer S'fly?

One thing mis-informed self-appointed enviornmentalist don't understand is the the Ford Excursion has been around for years and it's called the F-350 pick up truck. These vehicles do serve a purpose and most are utilized for towing boats, campers and going off road. Most importantly, the Excursion comes with an availible diesel engine which get 40% better milage than the gasoline variant. Also they can be used as a bio-diesel.
The Ford Excursion is not a show off status vehicle like the others.

The Hummers are stupid usesless vehicles!
The H2 has poor off road performance and doesn't come with an availibe diesel. The The Hummers (including the H1) is for guys with little dicks that need to prove a point.



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3077 times:

Its really high up here. There is only one highway, the 101, and because of it, we are paying in upwards of 2.75 a gallon for unleaded. Its ridiculous, and its only a matter of time before other goods start increasing as a result.

-Copa


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
One thing mis-informed self-appointed enviornmentalist don't understand is the the Ford Excursion has been around for years and it's called the F-350 pick up truck.

Even prior to the debut of the Ford Excursion, there have been some after-market conversions of a Ford-equivalent to the Chevy Suburban. In most cases the conversion was a cross between a Ford F-350 Crew-Cab and a Bronco.

Here's a couple of examples:




[Edited 2005-04-04 21:25:58]


"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

I noticed that the Shell here in Daytona has their V-Power for 2.649 a gallon with the lesser grades decreasing by 10 cents each.... the place was still packed!

Cheapest regular around here is about 2.25


25 AA777 : its 2.60 a gallon here for premium (washington D.C.)..... not cheap. And all of our cars use gas pretty fast too....... But compared to Europe we have
26 Superfly : PHILBOS: Well I'll be darned! That explains it. There is a black F-150 conversion near my girlfriend's place. It's called the Centerion which I though
27 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : Paid $2.579 for premium the other day. It will make me switch some of my driving to my Integra, which gets 30 mpg. It would be good if Americans would
28 Superfly : ScarletHarlot: Doesn't your other car get good milage too? Don't you have a Mercedes SLK or something?
29 CaptOveur : Its not like I do a lot of unnecessary driving... If it costs $2.50 a gallon for me to get my ancient honda accord to and from school I guess I will j
30 SSTjumbo : I'm paying $2.25 cheapest in the greater Chicago area. Average is high $2.30's. I've thought about finding some 100LL that's been strained out of airc
31 PHLBOS : Superfly, Centurion Vehicles is the company that makes those Ford truck conversions. In my neighborhood, there's a black '95 or '96 F-150 Crew Cab th
32 Swatpamike : Ahh, I love my Hyundai Accent. 33mpg city with A/C. Cheers swatpamike
33 Post contains images Superfly : PHILBOS: Ford should have put those in to full production back in the 1980s and early 1990s. That way people wouldn't be stuck with buying the Chevrol
34 PHLBOS : Couldn't agree with you more on that; especially since the downsized '79 and later full-size Fords and Mercs. no longer offerred the 460 cid w/the 70
35 MD-90 : Pray you never see the ugly side of a Ford Expedition, however. Gas is $2.16 in my neck of Mississippi. Ouch.
36 N766UA : And not that long ago we were paying less than a buck a gallon in some places. Man, I'd kill to be paying a buck fifty again... flippin' OPEC and thei
37 Srbmod : Similar prices here on the Southside of Atlanta. I'm glad I filled up Friday when gas was about 10 cents cheaper. I'll see how much it is on the Nort
38 Superfly : PHILBOS: I should have included that "all around. town" meant city proper San Francisco. BART which covers most of the Bay Area is as expensive as SEP
39 Post contains images Aviationfreak : OK here is the typical European answer: I would be more than happy to pay $2.50/gal. Fuel prices out here are outrageous! Now you can me! Sander
40 ScarletHarlot : 'Fly - I have a CLK 55 and its mileage is not that great - 21 or 22 mpg. Mr. Harlot has a Boxster and it gets around 23. As you can see, the Integra i
41 N766UA : Well, it's true... Europe does pay something like 1.50 a litre.... and there are about 4 of those in gallon.
42 Alessandro : Soon above 1,5 US$/liter here in Sweden...
43 Sovietjet : I agree, rising gas prices will hopefully teach all the gas guzzling SUV owners something. The other day my friend's dad was complaining about how it
44 Flight152 : I can't wait to see the resale value of those over-valued SUVs hit rock bottom. Most annoying SUVs has to be Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Infinity, Acura and
45 Aviationfreak : Yep and even diesel is expensive. Where will it end? Sander
46 ANCFlyer : Diesel is comparable these days to 93 Octane. I've seen it as low as $2.01g in Anchorage, and as high as $2.26g. Can't figure that one - I buy fuel a
47 Superfly : ...yet worse milage than the econo-boxes they're based off of. On top of that, can't perform any duties as an SUV. Therefore they are overpriced usel
48 Post contains images Texan : $2.129 around DAL. I would take public transit to work if it were not for the fact that it takes me 20 minutes to drive to work vs. 175 minutes to tak
49 BH346 : While I know most truck-based SUVs and trucks are capable vehicles, I'm convinced that nearly every F-250/350, whatever the Chevy and Dodge heavy duty
50 FlyMIA : Already I think 2.49 for permium around my House in MIA so 2.50 means 3.00-3.20 for California South Florida NYC.
51 Post contains images Flyingbronco05 : Today on the way to class at 9am, gas was $2.16. On the way home from classes at 2pm, gas was $2.51. I guess memorial day came early here. This sucks
52 September11 : gosh .... I can not look at gas price listing sign -- it hurts my eyes LOL
53 Post contains images Aerobalance : Yes, I'm ready.....and to celebrate, I'm going to go out and buy a Nissan Titan later this month!
54 Falcon84 : I think by this time next year, we'll be reminscing about the "good old days" of $2.50 gas, I really do. If gas keeps climbing, it won't stop at $2.50
55 Airlinerfreak : I remember the days when it was just that low. Here in California it is how long before it gets to $3.00. Near where I live, it costs $2.99 for the pr
56 Lekohawk : I'm not in favor of everyone driving an SUV... but when I moved to my new apartment, I borrowed a friend's Volvo XC90 (pretty comperable to the Lexus
57 KaiGywer : Here around Mankato, MN, gas starts at $2.09/gal for 87 and 89 octane (which by the way I don't understand...why is the price the same for two differe
58 N1120A : I am never ready for 2.20 a gallon premium in MSY or 2.70 a gallon in LAX, I am never ready for my country to be a laughing stock. I am not ready for
59 NYCFlyer : we city people who take public transport as a way of life will have the last laugh. maybe one of these days all the outer suburban and exurban people
60 Superfly : NYCFlyer: I grew up in northern Indiana and we had lots of snow in the Great Lakes area and all we had was an AMC Hornet and Ford Mustang. We never ha
61 Post contains images N317AS : I thought that was what Corvettes are for.
62 N1120A : Nah, Superfly is right by no need to stop at the H1, go right on the the H2 as well. And Corvettes are for lady hair dressers at this point
63 Post contains links NYCFlyer : Superfly, I'm glad we speak the same language here on SUVs. I get so riled up on the SUV topic, I started another thread: http://www.airliners.net/dis
64 PHLBOS : Superfly, The $70 Zone 1 figure I quoted you covers only most of the Philadelphia area including immediate Center City area. However, if one lives in
65 Falcon84 : Gas was $2.34 this morning here-I only got enough so my wife can take the care to work tomorrow, and pay about 15 to 20 cents left on her route to wor
66 Post contains images RayChuang : I'm ready for US$2.50/US gallon gasoline in the USA. After all, I drive a Honda Civic HX CVT that usually gets about 33-37 miles per US gallon in norm
67 CaptOveur : I used to ride the bus as well. For some reason American cities just can't figure out public transit. I really think the bus system in SAT is worse fo
68 Post contains images WunalaYann : By buying a Toyota Prius. This car has nearly as much torque as any 4.0l V8 in current production, all in 1200kg package. You get from 0 to 60 mph in
69 NYCFlyer : well, the problem isn't as much the cities as it is 1) bad zoning allows that allow for sprawl, and 2) real estate developers who insist that people
70 Post contains images Superfly : We had it fugured out generations ago but public rail systems were ripped up in the 1940s & 1950s. Transportation spending only went to building more
71 CaptOveur : Where the hell do you live? I can take a piss out my back window and have it land in my neighbors yard. I live in a newer part of town that was pastu
72 Post contains images Superfly : I like this cartoon. Watch it! You are speaking logical and when we a dealing with developers and local governments, well..... Many sun belt cities in
73 Sleekjet : Silly me. 13 months ago, I traded in my Civic Hybrid (48 mph) for a new Accord (26 mph). Is it too late to get it back?
74 SK A340 : Are they giving the gas away in the US? As my countrymen has posted, the American gas price is nothing compared to our. Right now you have to pay 41,9
75 Post contains links and images AA777 : See guys, Imagine 5.77 for a GALLON of gas!! My car would cost.... 75 dollars to fill!!!! And I only have a 15 gallon tank (I drive an Audi A4, hardly
76 ScarletHarlot : Filled up my CLK last night - $35 - $2.599 a gallon! I checked the mileage on it and it only got 21 mpg. My next car will be more efficient. I would l
77 Superfly : The most fuel efficient car I've owned was a 1980 Volkswagen Dasher diesel and 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit diesel. It got 50 MPG and was exempt from smog.
78 PHLBOS : Were you still living in Indiana at the time? The reason I ask was because most diesel-powered cars (when new) I don't believe could be sold in Calif
79 Superfly : PHILBOS: No this was here in California. Funny story on how I got the Dasher diesel wagon. In 12th grade (1990) I had a crush on my English teacher. S
80 Captoveur : Can I ask what made you get rid of the hybrid? I have been giving one a lot of thought and swore i would buy one the day one passed me on the interst
81 Post contains images QR332 : Feels damn good to be in the Gulf right about now We fill up our '99 Mitsubish Pajero to full for about 60QR, which is about $16.50.
82 PHLBOS : 'Fly, Interesting story. Nonetheless, the chances are your Dasher diesel was not originally sold in California. If you look through many car ads (rega
83 Post contains links and images KaiGywer : I don't live in rural ID, and after this, I was not going anywhere until the next day when the roads were cleared.
84 Sunking737 : I filled up today for $2.12 gallon in Montrose, MN were I live. On TV this morning a gas station in CA was at $3.29 gallon. I am glad I don't live in
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