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Where i live I can still get gas for $1.64 at Sma's club and $1.66 at Wal-mart but the other stations are running $1.69 to $1.79.as a consumer we shouldn't have to put up with this crap. I read an article that said we should boycott all but a small handfull of staions and let Mobil/Exxon feel the pain.....maybe we could get some of these oil companies to come around!.......why are we still soo dependant on Opec's oil??......getting enough people together on something like this would be a small miracle!!:eek:
 

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86.9 cents per litre ($3.28 Cdn per gallon). Suck ****.

At 16.5 mpg that my Trep is currently getting, my wallet is hurting rather badly.
 

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your mpg's seem low.
i feel the bite of those prices even more on the island.
 

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I don't understand how Americans can complain.............I just filled for 74.3 cents per litre today and I feel like I got a steal!!! Works out to more than $2 per gallon!!!
 

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Here's an idea i got in an email the other day;

Robin Williams for President?

Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan. What
we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.
Robin Williams' plan...(Hard to argue with this logic!) \

The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in the
affairs of other countries, past &present. You know, Hitler,
Mussolini, Tojo, Noriega, Milosovich and the rest of those 'good
ole boys.' We will never "interfere" again.

We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with
Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don't want us there anyway. We would station troops at our borders and allow no one to sneak through holes in the fence.

We will allow all illegal aliens 90 days to get their affairs together and leave this country and will give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where they are. I'm sure France would welcome them.

All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90
days, unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist
nation would be allowed in If you don't like it there, change it
yourself and don't hide here. Asylum would never be available to
anyone. We don't need any more cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.

No "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home, baby.

Energy wise, the US will make a strong effort to become
self-sufficient. This will include developing non-polluting
sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in
the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will have to cope for a while.

Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don't like it, we go some place else. They can go somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of the wells filling up the storage sites would be enough.)

If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we
will not "interfere." They can pray to Allah or whomever, for
seeds, rain, cement, or whatever they need. Besides, most of what we give them is stolen or given to the army. The people who need it most get little or nothing.

Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island some place. We
don't need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the
building would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal
aliens.

All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer.

The Language we speak is ENGLISH.....learn it...or LEAVE...

Now, ain't that a winner of a plan.

"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor,
your tired, your huddled masses." She's got a baseball bat and
she's yelling, 'You want a piece of me?'"

If you agree with the above forward it to your friends!!




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Just fuelled up 87 octane @73.6 cents a litre , 89 octane @78.8 cents a litre.

Gotta be rich to drive.
 

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Avenger said:
I don't understand how Americans can complain.............I just filled for 74.3 cents per litre today and I feel like I got a steal!!! Works out to more than $2 per gallon!!!
Looks like Vancouver is the most expensive as far as North America goes! :mad:

Hey Avenger R/T, what's that car on your signature BTW?

It reminds me of a Ferrari F50 kit car designed for the Pontiac Firebird Formula. (which is a good idea IMO, atleast you've got some speed to back up the looks at 13.5 sec)
 

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Just thought i'd inject some info... really America has has and still has some of the cheapest fuel in the world. At the moment in Australia regular unleaded will set you back nearly $1.00AU/ltr which is roughly $2.70US/Gallon. It's also incredibly expensive in the UK. I think what hurts here is that when your used to paying a certain price... and then over a course of months it goes up dramatically you think you're hard done by... but really it's still not ALL THAT expensive... when it gets to $3/Gallon i'll probably feel like most of you... cuz thats just what im used to paying back in Oz. And here in the bay area it ain't that far off... 2.49 is the highest i've seen here.
 

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I'm torn between kinda being glad about the high prices because maybe that will force better, cheaper, and more environmentally friendly alternative fuel useage. I'm torn between that and being pissed off at the oil companies taken advantage of us, but I don't know if they really are so I guess I won't get pissed right now.
 

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May I suggest something think for a second of how much gas is waisted from sitting at stop lights when there is now cars coming the opposite way. this happens all the time. now think of how much gas is being wasted times how many cars this is happening to. My dad just moved up here from MS and hes so pissed at just how many stop lights arent utilizing the senesore properly. I guess if you dont do this you wouldnt waste the gas and have to by more essentilaly paying more taxes and so on... In canada our goverentment says lets vote on something. if the public says no they say well we think its a good idea and does it anyway. but we accsept it and move on. we are being raped and dont even see it...
 

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There are too many ****ing taxes on gas! Yes i know it pays for the roads, but why do goveners and politicians have like 3 vacation homes??? hmmm.....
 

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$2.17 a gallon but it beats and of the EU nations at over $5 a gallon. I use 2 fill ups a week just to go to work to make money to buy gas. Makes sense yes?
 

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$1.58 a gallon here at Sheetz.... $1.64 a gallon at Exxon and Texaco. The trep seems to get crappy mpg with Sheetz... with Exxon and Texaco... well my wallet feels the wrath. :crazy:
 

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$1.58 a gallon here at Sheetz.... $1.64 a gallon at Exxon and Texaco. The trep seems to get crappy mpg with Sheetz... with Exxon and Texaco... well my wallet feels the wrath. :crazy:
christ man you got it cheap!! 87 here is now 1.78, and that just came down from 1.82. 89, which is what my car only likes :( is 1.83 now and is going up. I put half tank in my car and took 18.00. This sucks, I dont even want a truck anymore, just cause of the gas prices, now its getting expensive to run the trep. Cant wait till this summer when i start the mods to my ar, and drive the S-10. That thing will be getting crappy gas milage for sure, but at least will be fun to drive.
 

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our plus, the one above 87' is 172.00 a gal in cleve ohio, so far SunoHoe(sunoco) is my fav gas, sad to say.

ALi
 

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filled up with 87 today at $1.58. i was not used to getting much more than 300 miles to my tank, and when i saw i was at 300 i decided to go fill it up. i only had to put 13 gallons in and was very surprised...i got 23 mpg!!
 

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May I suggest something think for a second of how much gas is waisted from sitting at stop lights when there is now cars coming the opposite way. this happens all the time. now think of how much gas is being wasted times how many cars this is happening to. My dad just moved up here from MS and hes so pissed at just how many stop lights arent utilizing the senesore properly. I guess if you dont do this you wouldnt waste the gas and have to by more essentilaly paying more taxes and so on... In canada our goverentment says lets vote on something. if the public says no they say well we think its a good idea and does it anyway. but we accsept it and move on. we are being raped and dont even see it...
Toyota Prius anyone?

The reason we don't get anywhere in Canada is we vote too much. I'm sure the Quebec issue would've been solved a long time ago in many other countries.


Also, the reason we need cheap gas more than any other country is because the vehicles we drive. Those guys in UK cruise around in a 1 litre Vaxhaul once in a while, how much gas do you need for that?

But when you are tearing up a steep trail in a lifted 4 litre Cherokee with 35 inch mud tires, and on top of that, transporting it back and forth with a 5.4 litre Expedition, things change quite a bit.

(not pointing fingers at anyone on this board;) )
 

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The reason we don't get anywhere in Canada is we vote too much. I'm sure the Quebec issue would've been solved a long time ago in many other countries.
Any other Adolfs here ? :baaa:

Cheers,
CrzyCanuck :devil:
 

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Boycotting one gas station is what not to do. All that does is give the other gas companies more power, driving the fuel industry closer to a monopoly.

What to do is consider fuel economy when buying a new or used vehicle, at the same time making our current vehicles more fuel-efficient and reducing our consumption by driving less.

I suggest improving your current car's fuel economy by switching to low rolling resistance tires, keeping the tire pressure up, shifting at low RPM's, going with something other than a paper air filter (K&N comes to mind), and keeping good spark plugs in.

I suggest reducing consumption by living near where you work. A big problem today is caused by people commuting from one town or city to another to work. I used to do the daily commute over an hour each way every day; now, it only takes me 15 minutes, tops. Work on finding work near to home, or finding a home near to work. Stay in the same town or city, even if it means taking a pay cut (by getting work closer to home) or downsizing (by getting a home closer to work). It's not just the gas savings, and it's not just the wear and tear saved on the car. Your whole quality of life will improve significantly, and you'll live longer. You simply can't put a price on that.

When choosing a place to live, try to locate within walking distance of shopping and schools. Not only will your fuel consumption costs go down, but also your health and well-being will improve. I'm not saying eliminate the car entirely, but at least have the option on a nice day to walk to shopping. Obviously, if it's bitterly cold and raining and you need a loaf of bread, by all means, drive.

Buy fuel-efficient cars. This means going for a 2.7L Intrepid instead of a 3.5.

Finally, change your driving style. A more sedate driving style at or near the speed limit will save you lots in fuel consumption.
 
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