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Old 08-19-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
dwight
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$36.46

Stopped to gas up this morning, and 87 was going for $2.659 (I know it's
higher in some areas). The Sunoco was selling its Ultra94 for only two cents
more, so I chipped in another 26 cents for that.

Still, $36.46 is my new record for a tankful of gas. (It really wasn't that
long ago... I remember breaking the $20.00 barrier for the first time.)

What's really amazing to me is my own reaction. I just shrug, fill up, and
continue to drive the same way I always do.

If my tires were suddenly $250 apiece, I'd probably take it a little easier
on start-ups and turns. If my brakes became $1,000 jobs, I'd be doing a lot
more coasting. But seeing gas nearly double in price in a very short time
hasn't affected my driving or slowed me down.

Is it because the price comes in little bumps two and three times a week?

How has the gas price increases affected your own driving, folks?

dwight


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Old 08-19-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
trotzo
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Re: $36.46

I think locking gas caps are about to make a big comeback......

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Old 08-19-2005, 19:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: $36.46

I've been riding the bus for quite some time now - since before it was
even $1.75/gallon. With my Ranger, my last fillup was $45, but I only
fill up a few times/month with my regular driving.

However, I'm getting closer to replacing the Ranger. If it hadn't been
for the $5000 engine replacement, it'd be paid off and gone. My
original plan was to have an SUV and a coupe for my wife and I. I was
thinking Toyota 4Runner with the V8 engine - could actually use it to
trailer the Buick if I were to do that in the future, and an Infiniti
G35 coupe.

Unfortunately the G35 coupe requires premium fuel... that may have to
get axed. The V8 4Runner only gets a little better mileage than the
Ranger... may have to change that plan.

Right now I'm sort of in limbo. I do know that we don't like having to
have other people drive when we go out with them (currently have my
Ranger and wife's 95 Civic). I've considered cars like the Audi A4 3.2
AWD, BMW 330xi (2005 they stopped making it with the body change), Acura
TL, and a variety of others. Personally I'd like AWD for this if I
don't end up with an SUV.

There isn't one American car that really interests me, for my practical
purposes. It's a sad truth, and I've really tried to find one.

So the gas prices are affecting potential replacement vehicle choices.
We'll see what happens.

Steve
72 Skylark Custom455

dwight wrote:
> Stopped to gas up this morning, and 87 was going for $2.659 (I know it's
> higher in some areas). The Sunoco was selling its Ultra94 for only two cents
> more, so I chipped in another 26 cents for that.
>
> Still, $36.46 is my new record for a tankful of gas. (It really wasn't that
> long ago... I remember breaking the $20.00 barrier for the first time.)
>
> What's really amazing to me is my own reaction. I just shrug, fill up, and
> continue to drive the same way I always do.
>
> If my tires were suddenly $250 apiece, I'd probably take it a little easier
> on start-ups and turns. If my brakes became $1,000 jobs, I'd be doing a lot
> more coasting. But seeing gas nearly double in price in a very short time
> hasn't affected my driving or slowed me down.
>
> Is it because the price comes in little bumps two and three times a week?
>
> How has the gas price increases affected your own driving, folks?
>
> dwight
>
>

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Old 08-19-2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
one80out@hotmail.com
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Re: $36.46

In Cali the price has been stuck at $2.xx for quite awhile (topping $3
these days), and $40 fillups for the 21 gallon '70 Cougar are old hat.
But until this Spring I had always driven the Coug or my kids' '65 289
Mustang fb whenever I had an out of town appointment. Even though I
got reimbursed at $0.375 per mile (now it's $0.405) and that was more
than enough to cover the 12 mpg of either one of these old heaps, I
guess it just sunk in that I was still paying a $20/day premium to
drive them compared to the 37-40 mpg I get with an '01 Echo. So I
quit. Since I already take the bus or the subway to the office
($28/day parking will do that to you), the old heaps just don't get
much use anymore. :(

180 Out

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Old 08-19-2005, 21:01   #5 (permalink)
Jeff
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Re: $36.46

Gas is expensive, no matter how you look at it. What I do to "ease" the pain
is use my Discover card that pays 5% on gas. Hey, at $2.50 a gallon, .125
cents per gallon back helps!


<one80out@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1124502968.980964.315770@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> In Cali the price has been stuck at $2.xx for quite awhile (topping $3
> these days), and $40 fillups for the 21 gallon '70 Cougar are old hat.
> But until this Spring I had always driven the Coug or my kids' '65 289
> Mustang fb whenever I had an out of town appointment. Even though I
> got reimbursed at $0.375 per mile (now it's $0.405) and that was more
> than enough to cover the 12 mpg of either one of these old heaps, I
> guess it just sunk in that I was still paying a $20/day premium to
> drive them compared to the 37-40 mpg I get with an '01 Echo. So I
> quit. Since I already take the bus or the subway to the office
> ($28/day parking will do that to you), the old heaps just don't get
> much use anymore. :(
>
> 180 Out
>



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Old 08-19-2005, 22:01   #6 (permalink)
Michael Johnson, PE
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Re: $36.46

Hey Steve, have you looked at the Escape hybrid? It looks interesting.
Here's a link:

http://www.fordvehicles.com/escapehybrid/home/

AGuyNamedSteve wrote:
> I've been riding the bus for quite some time now - since before it was
> even $1.75/gallon. With my Ranger, my last fillup was $45, but I only
> fill up a few times/month with my regular driving.
>
> However, I'm getting closer to replacing the Ranger. If it hadn't been
> for the $5000 engine replacement, it'd be paid off and gone. My
> original plan was to have an SUV and a coupe for my wife and I. I was
> thinking Toyota 4Runner with the V8 engine - could actually use it to
> trailer the Buick if I were to do that in the future, and an Infiniti
> G35 coupe.
>
> Unfortunately the G35 coupe requires premium fuel... that may have to
> get axed. The V8 4Runner only gets a little better mileage than the
> Ranger... may have to change that plan.
>
> Right now I'm sort of in limbo. I do know that we don't like having to
> have other people drive when we go out with them (currently have my
> Ranger and wife's 95 Civic). I've considered cars like the Audi A4 3.2
> AWD, BMW 330xi (2005 they stopped making it with the body change), Acura
> TL, and a variety of others. Personally I'd like AWD for this if I
> don't end up with an SUV.
>
> There isn't one American car that really interests me, for my practical
> purposes. It's a sad truth, and I've really tried to find one.
>
> So the gas prices are affecting potential replacement vehicle choices.
> We'll see what happens.
>
> Steve
> 72 Skylark Custom455
>
> dwight wrote:
>
>> Stopped to gas up this morning, and 87 was going for $2.659 (I know
>> it's higher in some areas). The Sunoco was selling its Ultra94 for
>> only two cents more, so I chipped in another 26 cents for that.
>>
>> Still, $36.46 is my new record for a tankful of gas. (It really wasn't
>> that long ago... I remember breaking the $20.00 barrier for the first
>> time.)
>>
>> What's really amazing to me is my own reaction. I just shrug, fill up,
>> and continue to drive the same way I always do.
>>
>> If my tires were suddenly $250 apiece, I'd probably take it a little
>> easier on start-ups and turns. If my brakes became $1,000 jobs, I'd be
>> doing a lot more coasting. But seeing gas nearly double in price in a
>> very short time hasn't affected my driving or slowed me down.
>>
>> Is it because the price comes in little bumps two and three times a week?
>>
>> How has the gas price increases affected your own driving, folks?
>>
>> dwight
>>
>>

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Old 08-19-2005, 23:01   #7 (permalink)
Joe
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Re: $36.46

"dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in
news:XrOdnaCjiNWh-pveRVn-ig@comcast.com:

> Stopped to gas up this morning, and 87 was going for $2.659 (I know
> it's higher in some areas). The Sunoco was selling its Ultra94 for
> only two cents more, so I chipped in another 26 cents for that.
>
> Still, $36.46 is my new record for a tankful of gas. (It really
> wasn't that long ago... I remember breaking the $20.00 barrier for
> the first time.)
>
> What's really amazing to me is my own reaction. I just shrug, fill
> up, and continue to drive the same way I always do.
>
> If my tires were suddenly $250 apiece, I'd probably take it a little
> easier on start-ups and turns. If my brakes became $1,000 jobs, I'd
> be doing a lot more coasting. But seeing gas nearly double in price
> in a very short time hasn't affected my driving or slowed me down.
>
> Is it because the price comes in little bumps two and three times a
> week?
>
> How has the gas price increases affected your own driving, folks?
>
> dwight


I got my boss to let me work 3 days a week from home. At the moment,
I'm actually saving money.
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Old 08-20-2005, 06:01   #8 (permalink)
Scott Van Nest
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Re: $36.46

Hey Steve-

I had been looking at all those Jag adds on the net. started looking at
comperable $30k sport Lux cars. and damn if they all don't want 91 fuel.
I will likely be in the market for one of these sometime next year. But do
any of them not require 91? I had read on one of the Jag forums that people
are running 87 regardless. Have you ever heard of such a thing? running 87
octane when the manufactures says 91?
But anyways, my options are a really tricked out F150 or a sport Lux.
hmmm

Scott
"AGuyNamedSteve" <seeverist@GS455.earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:tJvNe.7686$Wi6.2020@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> I've been riding the bus for quite some time now - since before it was
> even $1.75/gallon. With my Ranger, my last fillup was $45, but I only
> fill up a few times/month with my regular driving.
>
> However, I'm getting closer to replacing the Ranger. If it hadn't been
> for the $5000 engine replacement, it'd be paid off and gone. My
> original plan was to have an SUV and a coupe for my wife and I. I was
> thinking Toyota 4Runner with the V8 engine - could actually use it to
> trailer the Buick if I were to do that in the future, and an Infiniti
> G35 coupe.
>
> Unfortunately the G35 coupe requires premium fuel... that may have to
> get axed. The V8 4Runner only gets a little better mileage than the
> Ranger... may have to change that plan.
>
> Right now I'm sort of in limbo. I do know that we don't like having to
> have other people drive when we go out with them (currently have my
> Ranger and wife's 95 Civic). I've considered cars like the Audi A4 3.2
> AWD, BMW 330xi (2005 they stopped making it with the body change), Acura
> TL, and a variety of others. Personally I'd like AWD for this if I
> don't end up with an SUV.
>
> There isn't one American car that really interests me, for my practical
> purposes. It's a sad truth, and I've really tried to find one.
>
> So the gas prices are affecting potential replacement vehicle choices.
> We'll see what happens.
>
> Steve
> 72 Skylark Custom455
>
> dwight wrote:
> > Stopped to gas up this morning, and 87 was going for $2.659 (I know it's
> > higher in some areas). The Sunoco was selling its Ultra94 for only two

cents
> > more, so I chipped in another 26 cents for that.
> >
> > Still, $36.46 is my new record for a tankful of gas. (It really wasn't

that
> > long ago... I remember breaking the $20.00 barrier for the first time.)
> >
> > What's really amazing to me is my own reaction. I just shrug, fill up,

and
> > continue to drive the same way I always do.
> >
> > If my tires were suddenly $250 apiece, I'd probably take it a little

easier
> > on start-ups and turns. If my brakes became $1,000 jobs, I'd be doing a

lot
> > more coasting. But seeing gas nearly double in price in a very short

time
> > hasn't affected my driving or slowed me down.
> >
> > Is it because the price comes in little bumps two and three times a

week?
> >
> > How has the gas price increases affected your own driving, folks?
> >
> > dwight
> >
> >



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Old 08-20-2005, 08:01   #9 (permalink)
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"Michael Johnson, PE" <cds@erols.com> wrote in message
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> Hey Steve, have you looked at the Escape hybrid? It looks interesting.
> Here's a link:
>
> http://www.fordvehicles.com/escapehybrid/home/


The Hybrid would be a fair replacement for my wife's current Escape, since
it's mostly used as a commuter and some very light hauling. But that I4
engine putting out 133hp and torque at only 124... might not do what Steve
needs it to do.

dwight

> AGuyNamedSteve wrote:
>> I've been riding the bus for quite some time now - since before it was
>> even $1.75/gallon. With my Ranger, my last fillup was $45, but I only
>> fill up a few times/month with my regular driving.
>>
>> However, I'm getting closer to replacing the Ranger. If it hadn't been
>> for the $5000 engine replacement, it'd be paid off and gone. My original
>> plan was to have an SUV and a coupe for my wife and I. I was thinking
>> Toyota 4Runner with the V8 engine - could actually use it to trailer the
>> Buick if I were to do that in the future, and an Infiniti G35 coupe.
>>
>> Unfortunately the G35 coupe requires premium fuel... that may have to get
>> axed. The V8 4Runner only gets a little better mileage than the
>> Ranger... may have to change that plan.
>>
>> Right now I'm sort of in limbo. I do know that we don't like having to
>> have other people drive when we go out with them (currently have my
>> Ranger and wife's 95 Civic). I've considered cars like the Audi A4 3.2
>> AWD, BMW 330xi (2005 they stopped making it with the body change), Acura
>> TL, and a variety of others. Personally I'd like AWD for this if I don't
>> end up with an SUV.
>>
>> There isn't one American car that really interests me, for my practical
>> purposes. It's a sad truth, and I've really tried to find one.
>>
>> So the gas prices are affecting potential replacement vehicle choices.
>> We'll see what happens.
>>
>> Steve
>> 72 Skylark Custom455
>>
>> dwight wrote:
>>
>>> Stopped to gas up this morning, and 87 was going for $2.659 (I know it's
>>> higher in some areas). The Sunoco was selling its Ultra94 for only two
>>> cents more, so I chipped in another 26 cents for that.
>>>
>>> Still, $36.46 is my new record for a tankful of gas. (It really wasn't
>>> that long ago... I remember breaking the $20.00 barrier for the first
>>> time.)
>>>
>>> What's really amazing to me is my own reaction. I just shrug, fill up,
>>> and continue to drive the same way I always do.
>>>
>>> If my tires were suddenly $250 apiece, I'd probably take it a little
>>> easier on start-ups and turns. If my brakes became $1,000 jobs, I'd be
>>> doing a lot more coasting. But seeing gas nearly double in price in a
>>> very short time hasn't affected my driving or slowed me down.
>>>
>>> Is it because the price comes in little bumps two and three times a
>>> week?
>>>
>>> How has the gas price increases affected your own driving, folks?
>>>
>>> dwight
>>>
>>>



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Old 08-20-2005, 09:01   #10 (permalink)
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"Joe" <avoidingspam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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>
> I got my boss to let me work 3 days a week from home. At the moment,
> I'm actually saving money.


Sure. But you're missing out on the thrill and adventure of rush hour.

Or do you venture out at 5:00 once in a while, just for the thrill?

dwight


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