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#960306 - 05/16/08 03:20 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... #Just Jay
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Originally Posted By: Just Jay
Originally Posted By: Green Lantern
People:

Get a Honda Civic and/or Accord ...


Yes... help our nation out by sending more profits overseas!


So, buy a Toyota. At least Toyota employs American assembly workers, unlike Ford and Chevy (Canada & Mexico)

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#960319 - 05/16/08 03:23 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... Pale Rider
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
I would be all set it my cars would run on farticles


Nice!

I have to agree there are people who want SUV's. I bought one about a month ago - we needed it for the space and didn't want a minivan because we live in the country and wanted a hitch, 4-whl drive, etc. It sucks on gas but we felt we didn't have much alternative at this point in our lives
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#960336 - 05/16/08 03:29 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: Happy Gilmore
you can then notify the police ...


You mean my hubby that parks his squad car in the drive next to the SUV?
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#960387 - 05/16/08 03:56 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... QCL
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Originally Posted By: Happy Gilmore
you can then notify the police ...


You mean my hubby that parks his squad car in the drive next to the SUV?


look, I can't fix all your problems...okay, when the hubby falls asleep, run down, go out the back, use a long t-shirt (so you will have time to get back in bed before the fumes ignite), then act like your asleep when all you-know-what breaks loose...
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#960392 - 05/16/08 04:04 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... #Just Jay
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Originally Posted By: Just Jay
Originally Posted By: Green Lantern
People:

Get a Honda Civic and/or Accord ...


Yes... help our nation out by sending more profits overseas!


Initially. But increased disposable income due to savings on gasoline purchases can be used for any number of U.S. made consumer products and services. And the U.S. does not really make any cars that are comparable to Civics and Accords in terms of fuel economy, although I like Compguy's post about the Toyota, definitely comparable and as he wrote, they employ U.S. peeps.
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#960393 - 05/16/08 04:07 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... TheManofSteel
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I cannot disagree but it still stinks.

And in all fairness of full disclosure, I am on the waiting list for a Smart Car...

I need something to balance out the gas guzzling Dodge Dakota, and semi guzzling Jeep Compass.
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#960395 - 05/16/08 04:11 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... #Just Jay
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That Jeep must be alot of fun though.
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#960399 - 05/16/08 04:16 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... TheManofSteel
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You know, yes and no... not nearly as fun as my Cherokee was, or a new Commander would be, but it has been very dependable and relaible, the best car I have ever driven in winter (handled the snow and ice better than any other car or truck I haver had), and gets decent milage... averages 26 miles to the gallon.

I know it has not been a market smash, but I would recommend it.
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#960405 - 05/16/08 04:29 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... #Just Jay
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I have the Jeep Commmander. I love the way it drives. Not great on gas though 15 - 17 mpg
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#960409 - 05/16/08 04:33 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... sunshnbanker
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A Commander is not about the milege... its about the feel!
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#960418 - 05/16/08 04:46 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... #Just Jay
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Ya baby. Thats what I tell myself everytime I see that needle going down. :tear:

Sound system is great too. I have never driven a Jeep before owning this vehicle - I think i'm hooked!
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#962163 - 05/20/08 07:05 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... sunshnbanker
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we could all start buzzing around on scooters at 80 mpg... who's with me!

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#962193 - 05/20/08 07:44 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... texasbanker123
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I've been considering a scooter. Practical, but fun to drive. My only problem is where to store it in the winter. I've got a small garage.

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#962341 - 05/20/08 09:22 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... CB#3
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I'm too chicken to drive a scooter - - I like a little steel and plastic surrounding me when I go anything over 5 miles an hour Just killed me to put $58 of gas in my little mellow yellow bug this weekend and it was about 10 cents cheaper Saturday than it is today Heard last night that a number of European countries have gas at $8.00+ a gallon!!
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#962365 - 05/20/08 09:52 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... CB#3
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Originally Posted By: Excess
I've been considering a scooter. Practical, but fun to drive. My only problem is where to store it in the winter. I've got a small garage.


How about under the bed? Don't those things fold up all nice and compact?
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#962482 - 05/21/08 12:02 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... TheManofSteel
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Originally Posted By: Green Lantern
Originally Posted By: Just Jay
Originally Posted By: Green Lantern
People:

Get a Honda Civic and/or Accord ...


Yes... help our nation out by sending more profits overseas!


And the U.S. does not really make any cars that are comparable to Civics and Accords in terms of fuel economy,

I have a Pontiac G6, live where it's got lots of steep hills(not flat like Jersey) & get 37 miles hwy & 20 city. Not sure, but last time I looked Pontiac was an American made car
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#962839 - 05/21/08 05:27 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... Pickles
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I paid $3.97 a gallon on Monday and it was $4.03 on Tuesday! $55 to fill up. AAARRRGGGHHH!!!
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#962848 - 05/21/08 05:39 PM Re: Gas expected to surpass $4.00 per gallon... califgirl
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$50 got me half a tank Sunday.
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