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Old 08-18-2004, 08:36 PM   #1
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gas prices...

how do u v8 guys afford gas? im not 16 yet so i havent been faced with the prices of gas yet but i do take notice of it...$1.77 here...almost seems like the best way to go would be with a v6
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simple; i get roughly the same mileage from my gt as my 3.8. the real question is how do we afford the insurance
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what would u say u spend on gas in a week for a v8?
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Old 08-18-2004, 08:42 PM   #4
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I am only 62 a month in full coverage ins. on mine. Gas mileage isn't too bad unlesss you use the go pedal alot.

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Old 08-18-2004, 08:56 PM   #5
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i filled up yesterday for 165 or something like that.
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Old 08-18-2004, 09:52 PM   #7
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it is killer in deed, its like 1.97 around here for premium gas, and 1.67 for regular...

takes about 25$ to fill it up on the Mach1 ( premium only ) and 16-18 on my v6, I always get 10$ worth and then get another 10$
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$20.00 to fill up the 3.8 Mustang 5spd.

$25.00 to fill up the 2.4 (I4) Tempo auto.


Just isn't fair.
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Old 08-18-2004, 11:03 PM   #9
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you guys are *****ing about 1.70 for regula gas try 1.99 around here
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$2.04 per gallon mid grade ... I never use the ultra cheep stuff. Just filled up today $29.00 that will last me roughly 5-7 days depending on if I just go to work and back or if I putz around town before I head out. ...Really ****ty deal.. The insurance premium form my V8 is slightly less then the premium for the Kia.
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Old 08-18-2004, 11:25 PM   #11
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Guess being 39 yo and making >$60k a year makes me a bit immune to insurance and gas prices. Of course 28 mpg with the V6 helps.

If I feel the urge for speed I just drag out the Diplomat and put the hammer down.

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d00ds its still 2.30 where i live for premium. how are you getting in the mid 1 dolla range when all the refineries are in cali?
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Old 08-19-2004, 12:26 PM   #13
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Man my car eats up so much gas. Im just thankful my job is literally a 4 min. drive. I just drive like a normal person I can usually get a good 3-4 days on a fill up. Depends BTW gas here is 1.87 for the cheap **** and 2.01 for 94
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prices r actually going down $1.78 regular $1.99 for 93 octane. I spend $26 a week in gas.
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1.98 for the cheap stuff here...
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Old 08-19-2004, 03:45 PM   #16
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Well, I filled up for $1.69 a gallon.

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it's about 1.80 here right now, it was 1.65 a couple weeks ago. they basically jack the prices up during higher demand periods.

Prices would go down considerably if environmentallists wouldn't block drilling and production of domestic oil. I think it is rather hypocritical of them really. I heard a really good argument on this recently as well.

The oil has to be drilled somewhere to meet up with the demand so the environmentallists block it where they can. These locations would also be regulated for safety. So since the oil companies can't drill for oil in these places they go to 3rd world countries that have very loose regulations for oil drilling and the environment.

If the environmentalists would allow drilling here then it would be properly regulated. (and the prices would go down thanks to the lack of tariffs)
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Yes we need to develop other energy sources but we must also realize that for the time being that we are dependant on oil. it can't be a sudden transition.
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Yea, my teacher was talking about one day the only reason why they went with gasoline was because they struck oil in Texas. I think the other choice was alcohol.
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all the refineries are in cali?
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i can ***** because i have to pay w/ quarters dimes and nickles im that poor
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fill up alot doesnt bother me in a v8, its like a badge of honor. also, 87 is only like 1.5X right now, but the 3.99 for the 100 is a huge PITA (lol, jk)
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you guys are *****ing about 1.70 for regula gas try 1.99 around here
yea 2 dolla here 210 premium
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$1.79 a gallon in the backwoods of southern Indiana, cheaper than milk, or bottled water. Adjusted for inflation, it is about 1/2 the price that it was in '80 when it was less than a dollar a gallon.
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