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Old 07-19-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Bought my '91 in '91 and couldn't fit $10.00 worth of gas in it.

Last night I was on empty and it took $42.00 and I still had a lot of miles left in the tank before stopping.

Thank God I don't have an SUV to run around in.
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I just wish my earnings had increased by 400% since 1991.
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really bruce? i fill up and so far I haven't been able to put 40$ of super into my car, and i fill it from basically empty every time
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I just filled mine from close to E for 29 bucks


but Ive always wondered something... whats up with the gas gauge, the lines arnt even!
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I was on "E" stuck behind an accident for about 45 minutes going up hill on a road with no exits. I had just finished making fun of two friends who were with me for paying for high priced gas in the next state when traffic backed up.

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$38.01 for me in thursday and It wasnt even on E. However $40 to fill up the Miata dosent bother me considering gas stations wont allow me to buy enough gas to fill the Expedition.
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I just wish my earnings had increased by 400% since 1991.
mine did infinity %, mostly because in 1991 i was 11
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$38.01 for me in thursday and It wasnt even on E. However $40 to fill up the Miata dosent bother me considering gas stations wont allow me to buy enough gas to fill the Expedition.
putting gas in the miata is almost fun compared to my 34gallon truck, usually takes 30g to fill on E, you can do the math
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don't worry, it will be $80 for a tank by this time next year.
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don't worry, it will be $80 for a tank by this time next year.
No it wont.
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really bruce? i fill up and so far I haven't been able to put 40$ of super into my car, and i fill it from basically empty every time
Yeah but NJ has some of the cheapest gas in the country.
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No it wont.
we can either elect an oil baron to give oil interests what they want, or the alternative which will fight and raise prices. I don't really give a **** either way.
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When my needle is exactly on the "E", it needs exactly 10gallons... which is perfect for calculating mileage. I get 26mpg right now, boosting A LOT.

And don't blame everything on the oil barons. Quite a bit of the rise in gas costs is simply due to the US economy being in the *******. The value of the dollar is down and everything costs more. There was a great article in Car&Driver this month or last that broke down every penny in a dollar of gas... they don't make as much money per gallon as you'd think. And even if they were seeing $2 on every gallon, they have the right (maybe the responsibility) to charge what the market will allow... just like every other product in a free-market economy.

This statement might not be popular, but the American public still isn't to the point that europeans reached 20yrs ago when it comes to purchasing smaller fuel-efficient cars. Soccer moms still think they "need" an Excursion. Until we get to the point that we only "need" a 1.3turbodiesel Corolla wagon, and we end the war so the economy can recover, it's $4.50 and we can just suck on it.
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When my needle is exactly on the "E", it needs exactly 10gallons... which is perfect for calculating mileage. I get 26mpg right now, boosting A LOT.

And don't blame everything on the oil barons. Quite a bit of the rise in gas costs is simply due to the US economy being in the *******. The value of the dollar is down and everything costs more. There was a great article in Car&Driver this month or last that broke down every penny in a dollar of gas... they don't make as much money per gallon as you'd think. And even if they were seeing $2 on every gallon, they have the right (maybe the responsibility) to charge what the market will allow... just like every other product in a free-market economy.

This statement might not be popular, but the American public still isn't to the point that europeans reached 20yrs ago when it comes to purchasing smaller fuel-efficient cars. Soccer moms still think they "need" an Excursion. Until we get to the point that we only "need" a 1.3turbodiesel Corolla wagon, and we end the war so the economy can recover, it's $4.50 and we can just suck on it.
well, backlash in the form of price spikes when our legislators support alternative fuels, cleaner air, and off-shore drilling restrictions (vs. tapping the unused leases) is enough for me to point the finger at politicians who give in to demands.
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$52 for full tank and im actually pretty happy, cause with the subaru it was like 60 and would last only half the miles.
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$52 for full tank and im actually pretty happy, cause with the subaru it was like 60 and would last only half the miles.
my subaru killed a trans, and for this reason alone its been sitting and will probably continue to sit.
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politicians who give in to demands.

what exactly do you think a "representative democracy" is?
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Just filled my truck with $68 of 87 octane. Only $3.86 a gallon here for 87.
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what exactly do you think a "representative democracy" is?
one day "the people" might demand emancipation from corporate ownership...but that will be called the socialist revolution or something.
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don't worry, it will be $80 for a tank by this time next year.
it already is in holland
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