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Old 03-19-2010, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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I already drive a small car that gets about 27 or so in town, and low 30's on the highway. Not bad, but still hurts when gas goes up in price! I wish I had a car that does better- it's absolutely absurd that small compact cars these days (Mine is a 2008 Kia Spectra) don't get far better mileage than this! Certainly the technology exists to make these small cars much more fuel efficient than they are.
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Old 03-19-2010, 01:25 PM
 
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Nromally the worse hit places are those dependent on tourist like Vegas and florida. But no matter what just stop driving as much as you can. It easy to cut 10% out.That will help pay for the higher transportation prices on things you buy like food.
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Old 03-19-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I already drive a small car that gets about 27 or so in town, and low 30's on the highway. Not bad, but still hurts when gas goes up in price! I wish I had a car that does better- it's absolutely absurd that small compact cars these days (Mine is a 2008 Kia Spectra) don't get far better mileage than this! Certainly the technology exists to make these small cars much more fuel efficient than they are.
They exist, you just don't have them over there, for some reason, even the diesels you do get are the less effective ones.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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My Nissan Cubes get about 34 city and 26 highway when I watch my foot. They may be damn funny looking cars, but I'm the one laughing at the pump. We also have a 2010 Versa that is doing better highway, but a little worse city. Just trying to combine trips and avoid needless trips.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Gas dropped 4 cents today to 2.99.9. Gas is too high especially in ca with all the taxes imposed by the thieves in the legislature.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:20 AM
 
Location: H-town, TX.
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When we were the only country that loved gas guzzlers we couldn't understand everyone criticizing us. Now the 1 billion Chinese are starting to drive SUVs and full sized cars around and we are made because they are driving "our" oil prices up?

Oil doesn't belong to any one country, it belongs to the person who owns the land its on and they have a right to sell it to the highest bidder
Hope you do not get the idea that you could drill for oil in your backyard just because you wake up wanting to do so one morning...oil/mineral rights, FTL.

P.S. I would bet the house that 1 billion Chinese will never have the income to afford a gas powered vehicle beyond a glorified rickshaw.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Hope you do not get the idea that you could drill for oil in your backyard just because you wake up wanting to do so one morning...oil/mineral rights, FTL.

P.S. I would bet the house that 1 billion Chinese will never have the income to afford a gas powered vehicle beyond a glorified rickshaw.
Chu8na us the fastest growing car market in the world, and all the car makers are making serious efforts to get shares in it.
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