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Gas Prices Expected to Go Down Soon: Do You Fill Up Often?

The Big Question 2012/06/23 00:31:28
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  • Eden Andalus 2012/06/24 17:29:11
    No
    Eden Andalus
    +1
    I dunno I don't drive a car...I have someone else to worry for me about that
    troll
  • Sebasti... Eden An... 2012/06/25 03:08:26
    Sebastiaan Oosterveld
    Hi.. and who might that be?
  • Patriot Unit 2012/06/24 17:26:30
    No
    Patriot Unit
    I fill up as in often as I can. And just why is it the gas prices are expected to go down during the summer, Could it be to glean another vote of two. They should be half of what they are now if not less, should have been that was from day one of this administration. It just indicates another planed failure of Obama's he has done nothing to improve this countries energy policies, in fact he has made them worse. So I only by gas when I need it, don't drive unless I have to go to town, whether it be 10 miles, 30 miles, or 100 plus miles. to the nearest town, or where I go for my medical treatment.
  • george 2012/06/24 17:06:19 (edited)
    Yes
    george
    Every two weeks or so but it's a big tank. I consolidate my errands and make less trips. I love my truck but this may very well be my last V8. Who knows? Fortunately my wife has a fuel efficient A4 that we use a lot.
  • Wild Dog 2012/06/24 16:53:04
    No
    Wild Dog
    Motorcycle ,yes, cars sit more often. The gas prices are dictated by our free market investors. Barrel prices don't fluctuate that much to justify the big price swings. Drilling more here hasn't had an effect, as oil is a world commodity now, and oil co's have to keep sbareholders happy. All the BS about Keystone is bluster .They have a line reaching Nebraska ,ang goimg to Illinois ,and a coupls of other places .They can just extend from Nebraska to Texas ,and that oil will be shipped to the far east(China mostly) .that's why they want to get to a coast ,and even the Canadians are wary of their actions.
  • Sweetness 2012/06/24 16:51:09 (edited)
    Yes
    Sweetness
    I fill up at end of the week..(Friday) just in case..
    sonic 2012
  • Jim 2012/06/24 16:27:33
    Yes
    Jim
    +1
    Easier to fill up around 3/4 of a tank than to wait until it is near empty and have to take out a loan from the bank to fill it.
  • lucythetooth 2012/06/24 16:26:51
    No
    lucythetooth
    I wait until I'm down to about an eighth of a tank, so it works out to about every three weeks or so.
  • angel face 2012/06/24 16:25:19
    No
    angel face
    My car is good on gas
  • ed 2012/06/24 16:13:45
    Yes
    ed
    +2
    twice a week and gas right now is $3.10 a gallon,I would like to see $2.10 but I know that's not going to happen.
  • MadAsHEck ed 2012/06/24 17:55:07
    MadAsHEck
    +1
    Wow! We are still running about $3.97 a gallon down from over $4.50 a month or so ago.
  • ed MadAsHEck 2012/06/25 23:40:00
    ed
    hang in there maybe they will start dropping pretty soon.
  • DavidK 2012/06/24 16:03:52
    Yes
    DavidK
    +1
    10 -16 MPG depending on the mood I'm in. No maintenance bills, no electricity here. Can go for 280 miles without plugging in. American made.

    bgfbfgbf
  • Wild Dog DavidK 2012/06/24 16:55:28
    Wild Dog
    +1
    Good American citizen ,and I applaud that.
  • DavidK Wild Dog 2012/06/25 03:13:37 (edited)
    DavidK
    +1
    Our family has always been all about buying American. Nothing else matters if people buy new foreign vehicles. A close friend drives a BMW & Subaru and he and his wife always brag about buying "American made" when ever they go to the stores.He recently bought a $6.00 stair gauge and bragged that he supports purchasing American products. I asked him how many of those stair gauges would it take to cover the cost of your Beemer?!?!?. LOL!!! Go figure........
  • Wild Dog DavidK 2012/06/25 16:24:21
    Wild Dog
    LOL ,what patriots. All my working life has been supporting our industrial manufacturing practices ,and .operations. I've seen our citizens work hard, and diligently producing cast aluminum parts for Johnson/Evinrude outboard motors ,to designing, and making production fixtures ,and machines. There are none better than us at making products. It's a shame we're in the spot we're in, and it's mainly because of the pols that we voted in. Slowly ,I've seen some things returning to the states ,and it gives me a little hope for our future.
  • DavidK Wild Dog 2012/06/26 05:29:50
    DavidK
    +1
    Lets hope Johnson/Evinrude stay here and successful! I have had both for many years now and recently bought a pair of 225-HO Vtecs for my Wellcraft Scarab. I had Mercs on it but I like the acceleration and quietness better with the Evinrudes.
  • Wild Dog DavidK 2012/06/27 23:08:07
    Wild Dog
    +1
    Evinrudes burn much cleaner now ,and have less moving parts ,less maintainence .they have also bruoght back small outboard manufacturing from china to here also.No, it's owned by a Canadian company now, but they will keep operations here ,as they've founfd this is a motor many people here like. Good choice.
  • k fleming 2012/06/24 16:00:13 (edited)
    Yes
    k fleming
    +1
    Lucky for me, my old Rabbit gets 50 mpg and has a small tank. I shop around and find the best deal and fill up.
    But I don't care what they say, until fuel goes back to $1.25 and Diesel a few cents lower, it's overpriced!
    Obama, his cronies, and the lazy industry keep blocking infrastructure upgrades than would help bring the price down! As is we are now exporting more oil than we import, the reason for this is because the pipelines from say the gulf cannot handle the volumes required in New England.
  • Oli 2012/06/24 15:47:06
    No
    Oli
    Just when i need to, so every 2 weeks
  • RoseyRhod 2012/06/24 15:40:15
    Yes
    RoseyRhod
    I have to do a lot of driving. I go to and from work, of course, and taking the bus really isn't an option because I work graveyard shifts on weekends. The bus doesn't even run on weekends. My son and mother both live about 30 miles away, and I go to see one or both of them several times a week.
  • apachehellfire65 2012/06/24 15:31:57
    Yes
    apachehellfire65
    when i need too.
  • Gordon 2012/06/24 15:31:55
    No
    Gordon
    +1
    Our Toyota Prius gets 50 to 60 MPG, so we only fill up every 2 to 3 weeks. blue Toyota Prius
  • RoseyRhod Gordon 2012/06/24 15:40:53
    RoseyRhod
    +2
    Lucky! Wish I could afford one.
  • Gordon RoseyRhod 2012/06/24 15:45:50
    Gordon
    Prius is not real expensive. I think that our Prius set us back around $21 or $22K, perhaps $23K.
  • Oli Gordon 2012/06/24 15:48:16
    Oli
    +1
    that's expensive :P
  • Gordon Oli 2012/06/24 15:54:04
    Gordon
    I thought that all new cars were around $18K and more. Cars are more expensive here in Florida than they were back home in central Virginia.
  • k fleming Gordon 2012/06/24 16:04:10
    k fleming
    +1
    Find an old VW diesel, shop around the internet for parts, and for less than $5000 you could have a restored classic Rabbit or Jetta, with lower insurance, lower cost to drive, and the same mileage as a Prius.
  • Gordon k fleming 2012/06/24 17:29:32
    Gordon
    Thanks for the tips. I owned a VW several as a 2nd car years ago, and it was a pretty good car.
  • DavidK k fleming 2012/06/28 01:38:51
    DavidK
    Too bad America doesn't quite get the "diesel" concept except in their trucks. Almost every Country has diesel cars. What gives?
  • k fleming DavidK 2012/06/28 01:59:57
    k fleming
    The stigma is going away, I see a lot more new VW TDIs. In the 80s General Motors built the worst diesel in history and it scared the market away from buying diesel for a long time.
    But lately it's the emissions regulations that are keeping the good cars out of the dealerships.
    For example, there was a large following trying to convince VW to bring the Lupo diesel here, but somehow a 90 mpg car puts out more emissions than the EPA will allow, and VW didn't want to risk the money to clean it up to our standards.
  • DavidK k fleming 2012/06/28 03:20:11
    DavidK
    I'm no VW fan as they are a "mechanics nightmare" but sooner or later the US will step up to the plate with diesels.
  • k fleming DavidK 2012/06/29 00:02:40
    k fleming
    I'm not a huge fan either, the older ones are easy and cheap enough for me to work on. I only used the Lupo as an example because it was the efficient car in the world and it was not brought here because of gov't bureaucracy.
  • Oli Gordon 2012/06/24 20:52:08
    Oli
    +1
    well now that you say that aha.. I suppose the price doesn't matter, if it suits your needs that is all that matters!
  • MadAsHEck Oli 2012/06/24 17:58:47
    MadAsHEck
    Price any Mid Sized car on the Market. Prius is well in the competative price range, and when you figure in about a $1500 a year saving in Maintenance, fuel, and insurance, over the life of the contract the overall price drops drastically.
  • k fleming MadAsHEck 2012/06/28 02:01:07 (edited)
    k fleming
    Until the battery won't hold a charge anymore and the car is no longer worth buying a $5000 battery for it.
    So you have no economical choice but to through away an otherwise good car.
    It doesn't sound so good for the environment to me.
    Plus if you an an average Hybrid driver you drive many more miles and end up burning more fuel than if you had kept you regular car.
  • MadAsHEck k fleming 2012/06/28 19:14:12
    MadAsHEck
    You speak from not knowing much about the Prius.

    The Battery is warreated for 100.000 to 150,000 miles depending on where you live. Over that time figure the fuel savings at 50 MPG, versus the cost to drive the average car getting 28-30 MPG and you can see you are wrong.k
    You can get a new one Dealer installed for about $2800, or DIY for under $1000.

    Not considering the savings on the Car insurance, and overall maintenance.

    Might help to do some research prior to making these statements.
  • k fleming MadAsHEck 2012/06/29 02:26:55 (edited)
    k fleming
    Still looks gay.
    Also tends to promote moral-licensing.
    http://junkscience.com/2012/0...
  • MadAsHEck k fleming 2012/07/01 16:41:59
    MadAsHEck
    Trolling are we???

    There's no way to change a closed mind.
  • k fleming MadAsHEck 2012/07/01 22:08:16
    k fleming
    Not really.
    Yes, I agree.
    http://suite101.com/article/e...

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