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Old 05-06-2008, 06:12 PM
 
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Seems that gas guzzlers are going the way of the dodo. Couldn't come soon enough.
Frustrated Massachusetts drivers try to sell their gas-guzzlers - The Boston Globe

Gas prices are never going to sink to the levels we have seen for the past 20 years, but if they do eventually drop somewhat, will Americans make the same mistake again?
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:18 PM
 
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Perhaps. But I don't have much sympathy for "financially-strained SUV owners." We've known since the oil shocks of the early 1970's that good mileage might come in handy one day.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Seems that gas guzzlers are going the way of the dodo. Couldn't come soon enough.
Frustrated Massachusetts drivers try to sell their gas-guzzlers - The Boston Globe

Gas prices are never going to sink to the levels we have seen for the past 20 years, but if they do eventually drop somewhat, will Americans make the same mistake again?
I don't understand the irrational hatred of the SUV. If someone wants to spend vasts sums of money on gasoline, that's their business.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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From the link article:

In April, the average used SUV took more than 66 days to sell, at a 20 percent discount from vehicle valuation books, such as Kelley Blue Book, compared to 48 days and a 7.8 percent discount a year earlier, reported CNW Marketing Research, an automotive marketing research company.

Sounds like some great deals to be had out there on pretty new SUV type of vehicles.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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I don't understand the irrational hatred of the SUV. If someone wants to spend vasts sums of money on gasoline, that's their business.
Exactly!

GO USA!
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Funny thing is almost EVERY automaker produced the evil SUV and it was sold globally.

Also the small matter that for their size the larger SUVs were quite economical...

But people never let facts get in the way of emotion.

I wonder what people would think the gas mileage of this auto is???

http://www.classiclimo-mn.com/img/97lincoln_limo.jpg (broken link)

I average 22mpg when driving it....
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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Well the market value of a Power stroke Excursion, and an H1 Hummer is still way up there. Think all the hoopla about the death of the suv is premature, but I hope they become relatively worthless, I will buy a dozen, then when all the true believers have sufficiently crammed themselves and their families into the ecomobile, death traps of their choosing, fuel prices will come back down! Once again I would ask of those taking part in the planetary emergency hysteria, what vehicle do you suggest a family of 5 or more drive if not a large suv or full size van?
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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I don't understand the irrational hatred of the SUV. If someone wants to spend vasts sums of money on gasoline, that's their business.
Yes, but they have no right to complain about how high gas prices are.
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Yes, but they have no right to complain about how high gas prices are.
Why can't they complain??
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: In NASCAR World
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Default SUV's are not all gas guzzlers!

I own an SUV, but it is economical. Not all SUV's are gas guzzlers. Mine gets around 30MPG. Go Honda!!!!!!!!!!!!
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