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Old 04-23-2007, 09:40 AM  
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Gasoline at $4 Coming to a Pump Near You, Unfazed by Rising Tab

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Pretty alarmist, IMO, but possible.

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Old 09-06-2007, 05:17 PM   #421
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I've been paying around 2.59 in Seattle for a couple of weeks now. It did go up to around 2.65 for Labor day. I figure we'll drop down to around 2.30-2.35 this winter, but I don't think it will get lower. We'll see.
Consider yourself lucky, I haven't seen prices like that since January, and of course OPEC quickly put the kibosh on that.
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Old 09-06-2007, 05:27 PM   #422
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:29 PM   #423
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No, barring any really nasty events, I would guess that it will be in the $2.20 - $2.30 range.
So this would be a good time to take a road trip to K.C.?
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:58 PM   #424
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It's still way over $3 here. I thought I would drop off after Labor Day but it hasn't budged a bit.

I'm going to keep my Impala long enough to trade it for even value and then get something smaller; probably a Honda or a Toyota with a stick shift. I can't do anything about the prices, but I can damn sure control what I drive.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:52 PM   #425
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So this would be a good time to take a road trip to K.C.?
If you like buying gasoline at the lowest price of the year, yes.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:53 PM   #426
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It's still way over $3 here. I thought I would drop off after Labor Day but it hasn't budged a bit.

I'm going to keep my Impala long enough to trade it for even value and then get something smaller; probably a Honda or a Toyota with a stick shift. I can't do anything about the prices, but I can damn sure control what I drive.
Yeah, but you get that great climate to go along with your exorbitant gasoline taxes.

Oh, wait.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:56 PM   #427
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Yeah, but you get that great climate to go along with your exorbitant gasoline taxes.

Oh, wait.
At least it's flat up here. That's probably good for mileage.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:57 PM   #428
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At least it's flat up here. That's probably good for mileage.
In Chicago traffic, there's no way I would drive a manual. Better mileage be damned.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:23 PM   #429
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In Chicago traffic, there's no way I would drive a manual. Better mileage be damned.
I've driven a car with a stick up here before. And I certainly did NOT like it. But I don't drive nearly as much now as I once did.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:25 PM   #430
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:32 PM   #431
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In Chicago traffic, there's no way I would drive a manual. Better mileage be damned.
I don't think it makes that much difference. Probably depends on which automatic you compare the stick shift to.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:49 PM   #432
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I don't think it makes that much difference. Probably depends on which automatic you compare the stick shift to.
It's about 10% savings over an automatic on average, IIRC.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:52 PM   #433
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I don't think it makes that much difference. Probably depends on which automatic you compare the stick shift to.
The reason I'm looking at a manual is for the speed factor. If I'm going to get a car with a smaller engine, I don't want one that'll take half an hour to pass somebody.
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:59 PM   #434
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It's still way over $3 here. I thought I would drop off after Labor Day but it hasn't budged a bit.

I'm going to keep my Impala long enough to trade it for even value and then get something smaller; probably a Honda or a Toyota with a stick shift. I can't do anything about the prices, but I can damn sure control what I drive.

What kind of milage do you get with your Impala? I owned a 2003 Impala that got 30 mpg on the highway. Traded it for a Dodge Dakota that got 19 mpg right before the prices skyrocketed

Many times I wished I had that Impala back. Roomy and good gas milage to boot. Anything that gets close to 30 mpg is ok to me.
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It's about 10% savings over an automatic on average, IIRC.
At that, you would get 33 mpg rather than 30. Not a good tradeoff IMO.
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