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Old 12-29-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:46 PM
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1992 Honda Civic VX Hatchback = 66 MPG.

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Airbags, mandatory reinforced bumpers and other improvements added weight. You're much safer in the car of today than in the car of 1992.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:49 PM
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Some posts above were deleted. National politics is off topic in this forum. Discuss the price of gas without discussing the politics behind it.

If you want to discuss the politics, we have a Politics and Other Controversies forum you can use for that.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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I agree with those who say that we need to control the demand side of the equation. We certainly don't control the supply side. While there is growing demand in emerging countries that we cannot control, our best bet for influencing/mitigating the price of gas is to consume less. This can be done by reevaluating the types of cars we drive and by how we develop our communities. If we can both significantly increase our efficiency and reduce the amount of miles we drive per year, $5 a gallon wouldn't be a huge financial burden. Even with $2 gas, someone driving a giant SUV would probably spend more on gas per year than someone driving a fuel efficient hybrid or clean-diesel small vehicle at $5 a gallon.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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I agree with those who say that we need to control the demand side of the equation. We certainly don't control the supply side. While there is growing demand in emerging countries that we cannot control, our best bet for influencing/mitigating the price of gas is to consume less. This can be done by reevaluating the types of cars we drive and by how we develop our communities. If we can both significantly increase our efficiency and reduce the amount of miles we drive per year, $5 a gallon wouldn't be a huge financial burden. Even with $2 gas, someone driving a giant SUV would probably spend more on gas per year than someone driving a fuel efficient hybrid or clean-diesel small vehicle at $5 a gallon.
The big difference I see in vehicles is the the 4 door pickup, while large SUVs may be dinosaurs, the 4 door pickup is everywhere. The F150 is one of the best selling vehicles in the U.S always has been, but more families are choosing large pickups verses SUVs, not verses hybrid cars. Personally I'm 6'2", my 11 year old is 5'4", he can't sit behind me in a Prius or any other small car for that matter. Again, my 9 year old is 5'1" and he can squish his knees into my chair for a short ride but not a 25 to 100 mile trip.

As people we are bigger than we were in the '80s, cars need to reflect this.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:28 PM
 
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Public transportation in Florida sucks, it's the worst and the wages are peanuts.

I only make $7.25 part time with COLLEGE education and gas in this hell hole is $3.15 I cannot get anything better in this tourist based state and I don't have money to leave... How I'm supposed to pay for gas, I'll have to work a week and a half to fuel my Kia Spectra, my job is 45 minutes away in rush hour .

Last edited by Bo; 12-31-2010 at 03:43 PM.. Reason: I explained this edit in the Direct Message I sent you.
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