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View Poll Results: Your thoughts on gas prices?
The Lower the Better 143 65.60%
Its fine where it is today 15 6.88%
The Higher the Better 50 22.94%
not sure/other 10 4.59%
Voters: 218. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-01-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: NH. NY. SC. next move, my ground condo
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Why gas in the U.S. is so cheap - May. 1, 2008


and one of the points is, because we in this country DEMAND low gas prices, there has never been much incentive for us to conserve or demand the car companies to give us good alternatives

only know are people even beginning to think of these things

and i can guarantee you, if the price of gas falls again to 1/gallon, people will stop conserving, and car companies will start ramping up the suvs and v8s etc...

Yeah, i know your right about that. even with the price as high as it is now there still making big low mileage cars and trucks. so if the price went lower that would only increase the number of low mileage cars and trucks being made, because more people would be able to afford them.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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Oil hits record $122 on $200 oil prediction, supply concerns - Yahoo! News (broken link)

oil may be headed towards 200/barrel

i am starting to wonder if 100 is the new floor, maybe higher?
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: America
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The fact that they are still making large and fuel inefficient cars is mind boggling to me. I guess there is a lag though between what consumers want and what producers supply.
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Yeah, i know your right about that. even with the price as high as it is now there still making big low mileage cars and trucks. so if the price went lower that would only increase the number of low mileage cars and trucks being made, because more people would be able to afford them.
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Old 05-06-2008, 09:41 AM
 
Location: NH. NY. SC. next move, my ground condo
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ALL i know is i got rid of my low mileage vehicles. my worst now is my 24 mile to the gallon windstar van. which when i get done rebuilding the engine will get a little better than that.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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i am not sure if someone asked this or not but

Why is it that gas stations (in the same area) have different prices?
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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i am not sure if someone asked this or not but

Why is it that gas stations (in the same area) have different prices?
Free market and competition.
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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i am not sure if someone asked this or not but

Why is it that gas stations (in the same area) have different prices?
In my area, it's just the opposite. They all seem to have the same prices. I say collusion, monopoly and anti-trust.
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Old 05-07-2008, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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The fact that they are still making large and fuel inefficient cars is mind boggling to me. I guess there is a lag though between what consumers want and what producers supply.
They will quit making them when people quit buying them which will probably be sooner rather than later. My thinking is that some models like the Suburban and Expedition are on the way out. The Excursion is already gone.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:10 AM
 
Location: America
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kevk

true, true. They are making hybrid escapes now though so I guess there is room for some of these monstrosities.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:27 AM
 
Location: NH. NY. SC. next move, my ground condo
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Talking I Hate Gas

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i am not sure if someone asked this or not but

Why is it that gas stations (in the same area) have different prices?

Yeah, i know . i see the same thing here. it seems like each station charges what ever they want to. it seems pretty rediculous to me that a station up the street charges 10 cents more a gallon than the station down the street.
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