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Old 07-18-2008, 10:12 AM
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We'll have the same problem next summer so the fear will still be there in 12 months.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Chino, CA
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Yup, agree... the fear will always be with us as long as we're dependent on a diminishing resource. Hopefully the seed funding of alt energy, better vehicles, public transit etc. will continue and get us completely independent from non renewable resources.

The only way that will happen is with proper leadership. If it's part of our mission statement for the United States to continue our pursuit for energy sustainability, then it could happen (via tax incentives, subsidies, etc.).

-chuck22b
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Yup, agree... the fear will always be with us as long as we're dependent on a diminishing resource. Hopefully the seed funding of alt energy, better vehicles, public transit etc. will continue and get us completely independent from non renewable resources.

The only way that will happen is with proper leadership. If it's part of our mission statement for the United States to continue our pursuit for energy sustainability, then it could happen (via tax incentives, subsidies, etc.).

-chuck22b
well that's debatable. the oil crisis in the '70's was worse than this in terms of the relative price of gas.
we learnt absolutely nothing, nada, zilch, zero!!!!!
just go onto any of my anti-suv threads and you'll see why we'll never learn!
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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well that's debatable. the oil crisis in the '70's was worse than this in terms of the relative price of gas.
we learnt absolutely nothing, nada, zilch, zero!!!!!
just go onto any of my anti-suv threads and you'll see why we'll never learn!
Even today, most people still love their Tahoes and Explorers and those scaling back are only scaling to the crossover SUVs. Though they are an improvement, they are still large, powerful vehicles that drink the fuel.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:57 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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the scary thing about the prospect of oil going down is that we won't have learned a thing. gm will call off it's launch of the volt, people will trade in their corollas for excursions etc (btw- i mean all of that figuratively!)
I'm not trading my corolla; I'm driving it till it won't drive anymore!
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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I was big on small fuel-efficient cars ----until one turned my Tercel into a pretzel---with me inside! Now I drive a Tundra---solely out of fear for my life!
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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Just wait until George "Dubya" and all his infinite wisdom decides to invade Iran. That would present $200 oil very quickly.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I was big on small fuel-efficient cars ----until one turned my Tercel into a pretzel---with me inside! Now I drive a Tundra---solely out of fear for my life!
I understand, JoeyT. My corolla has side air bags but thank god we haven't needed them yet.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I was big on small fuel-efficient cars ----until one turned my Tercel into a pretzel---with me inside! Now I drive a Tundra---solely out of fear for my life!
I had a Tercel once too and loved it but traded it in for a truck for the very same reason..fear for my life. While I didn't have any accidents, just seeing tires and a bumper as the view from my front window or back mirror scared the heck out of me.
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:44 AM
 
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I'm not trading my corolla; I'm driving it till it won't drive anymore!

yip, your stance is the one being taken by most americans!
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