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Old 06-08-2008, 05:11 PM   #21
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$10.15 / US Gallon for Diesel in Kent, UK

I forgot in an earlier post that the US have different measurement for gallons to the UK, so its actually slightly better than I thought (i was using 4.54L=1Gal before).

How glad am I that I traded in my 15mpg 4x4 for a 50mpg estate car ;)
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:18 PM   #22
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Paid $3.85/gallon at Sam's Club yesterday. Ugh!
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:40 PM   #23
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I pay over 4.00 for gas. I am seriously considering a hybrid for my car. Checked out the honda civic hybrid and do like it. Currently I drive the Acura RL which is a gas hog. Not good for city driving which is what I do. We do use a Suburban 3/4 ton for towing our Airstream. I don't plan to cancel any of my trips but it will force us to make cut back in other areas.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:12 PM   #24
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Great comments everyone!
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:32 PM   #25
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I already had to cut out my drives through the park and it's really ticking me off.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:00 PM   #26
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$3.98 now. No big deal, I didn't get myself into a situation where I'm driving a 12mpg behemoth on a 50 mile commute. Hooray for common sense.
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:30 PM   #27
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No big deal, I didn't get myself into a situation where I'm driving a 12mpg behemoth on a 50 mile commute. Hooray for common sense.
I take exception to that. It is not always about common sense. Some of us have no choice, but to have lengthy commutes. My common sense tells me that I have bought a house in an area that is desirable for the schools and affordable. I then got a new job a few years later that pays much more than I was earning, but is quite a distance away. I do not think my common sense has failed me thank you very much.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:00 AM   #28
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I take exception to that. It is not always about common sense. Some of us have no choice, but to have lengthy commutes. My common sense tells me that I have bought a house in an area that is desirable for the schools and affordable. I then got a new job a few years later that pays much more than I was earning, but is quite a distance away. I do not think my common sense has failed me thank you very much.

Oh c'mon now, I certainly wasn't targeting the exceptions to the rule.


We all know millions of people built/bought further and further out in the car-dependent exurbs in order to get an affordable house, and they are now paying the price, literally.

Forward thinking is not America's strong point.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:21 AM   #29
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In Des Moines Iowa gas is 3.98 to 4.15 for the good stuff. living on SSI is a big pain in the tocas now I drive only to the store I can not afford to go any where else
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:36 AM   #30
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$4.29 here, at the museum yesterday we entered to win a new 2008 Honda Civic hybrid, so everyone pray we are the winners!
DW has to have the van for her business, no way around it and out of all the vehicles she could use it gets the best gas mileage at 24. We just picked up a 98 Honda Accord with a 4 cylinder engine, have not had a chance to estimate its mpg yet but I am sure it gets pretty good gas mileage.
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