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Old 03-08-2011, 08:44 AM
 
Location: South East
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My landrover is paid for and I would never get rid of it! The price of gas does not really matter to me. I can carpool kids safely and comfortable, tow my horse or boat and it is reliable. Not sorry at all.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Gas prices dont affect what people drive, they may affect how much they drive..
LOL. I think 2008 was a long long time ago, for many to forget what happened.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:57 AM
 
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CAFE regulations were signed into law in 1975. So unless you're telling us that Ford wasn't a Republican ...
Try again.. Even Obama takes credit for passing legislation making the changes which will result in smaller cars..
President Obama Announces National Fuel Efficiency Policy | The White House
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LOL! I hauled a sofa and and end table in a Ford Escort, and an oversized wing chair and its ottoman home in a Honda Civic.
And I've hauled 4x8 sheets of drywall on the roof of my jaguar, that doesnt mean they were designed to do it..

And if you want to put 2-3000 package of mail in your car, feel free.. Let me know how often your car is in for repairs due to the weight..
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No problem for my Mazda 3 hatchback! Neither would your plywood example pose a problem.
Your going to tell me you can fit sheets of plywood in the back of a Mazda hatchback? haha.. thats just too funny
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Easy. The SUV is more likely to roll over than the Prius..
That didnt answer the question, especially considering reports indicate that the newer SUVs are far less likely to roll over and ARE safer than small cars..
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None of that takes up enough room to justify an SUV ...
Luckily for me, thats not your business to decide how much room I need.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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LOL. I think 2008 was a long long time ago, for many to forget what happened.
I didnt get rid of my SUV's then either..
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I didnt get rid of my SUV's then either..
I didn't say everybody did, but you're aware of what happened in the new/used marketplace, right?
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Some people will always drive SUVs. Even in Europe with their high gas prices you see SUVs. But, if gas prices continue to rise, fewer people will be buying them and more people will be buying smaller more gas efficient, vehicles.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Well I imagine those with less income will start buying more fuel efficient vehicles,those who aren't,won't.

The ones who will be most affected will be those who cannot buy new,they will be stuck between a rock and a hard place.

But such is life.
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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I didn't say everybody did, but you're aware of what happened in the new/used marketplace, right?
Yep.. actually bought another newer model.... People were selling because they were being told at the time that high gas prices were here to stay.

Motto I've learned a long time ago.. Do the exact opposite of everyone else..

I bought another SUV when people were selling
I bought another home when people were selling
I sold a home when people were buying

Its worth well for me..
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Great Falls, Montana
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Always been an SUV owner until about 5 months ago when I treaded my SUV for a Hybrid. At first, I missed my vehicle but now with the gas prices it is a blessing?

Do you think move SUV's will be traded in especially in warmer climates or the gas prices will not affect what people drive?
Being from Montana, I was surprised to see just how many full sized trucks, cars, and SUV's there were being driven here in Texas .. I haven't seen too many people down here scrambling to trade down for anything that gets more than 20 mpg.

Clear back in 2006 I saw the writing on the wall and downsized .. The smaller engine size for us has paid off in that with the wild fluctuations in gas prices, we're able to maintain the family budget regardless.

Ours gets 38 mpg and 27 mpg respectfully, and the only way I would make an adjustment, is if the price of gas reached $6.00 per gallon or higher.

Of course then too, owning your own helps. It's easier to bear the brunt of our failed politics with regard to fuel costs when you don't have the car payment or the required full coverage insurance to pay.

Irony .. both the Saturn and the Sonoma, are worth more now, than they were the day we bought them ..
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Well I imagine those with less income will start buying more fuel efficient vehicles,those who aren't,won't.
Smarter people in general, they don't have to be lower income folks. In fact, my maid switched to a used Explorer in 2008 because she got it at dirt cheap prices.
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