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Are you living your lives differently due to gas prices?

Sep 1st, 2005, 04:22 PM
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I didn't realize how goo dmy fuel economy was relative to some other small cars. I get 22 city/27 hway on mine...which is pretty good. It;s a 4 cylinder SUV, so I think the real determinant of how much gas you'll use is the engine. The small cars that have V6 engines (especially the luxury ones) use more gas than my car.
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Sep 1st, 2005, 04:34 PM
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Well, those are interesting "statistics", frankie. Mind telling us where you found them? I find it utterly amazing that the two cars you happen to compare both emit exactly 19.39 gallons of carbon dioxide per gallon of gas used. In other words the two cars have the SAME emission ratio? That's really amazing. Where did you get those statistics? I'm not saying it isn't true, I don't have a clue, but I contend it is an amazing coincidence.
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Sep 1st, 2005, 04:37 PM
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Duh. Never mind. I was THINKING carbon monoxide. I do realize that all cars emit the same level of carbon dioxide per gallon of fuel. Never mind that one.
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Sep 1st, 2005, 04:45 PM
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Patrick bud, I went to the driveclean.ca.gov website-- and ran the clean vehicle search. The two SUVs that came up were both hybrids. There were a few station wagons sprinkled in there, but calling them SUVs is a bit of a stretch. The clean BMWs did catch my eye, I will tell you....
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Sep 1st, 2005, 04:46 PM
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well, you sure know how to hurt a gals feelings, Patrick, I'll give you that.
Actually, I just picked those #s right out of my head, I'm so darn smart. Or,
I went to enviromentaldefense.org. a very interesting site.
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Sep 1st, 2005, 06:31 PM
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Good point, Frankie. There is a lot of valuable information for folks looking to learn, not hear a political diatribe, on the Environmental Defense website. Great resource.
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Sep 1st, 2005, 06:51 PM
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What? They just link to other websites. So?
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Sep 1st, 2005, 07:15 PM
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Sure, I'm walking more when possible to nearby library and shops, planning errands so as to not dash out for some little thing. We sold our Suburban as well as RV and now have a Toyota RAV4 to improve gas economy.

Here in Springfield, MO, we are lucky that you don't have to drive so far to get places, one reason we retired here.
I wonder...will Americans ever really promote a public transportation system?

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Sep 1st, 2005, 10:22 PM
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NO! Maybe if we stopped spending frivelous money on McDonald's, an espresso, and finally budgeted ourselves a little bit better, we wouldn't be so outraged at the price of gas. Go to an island like Bermuda, and see we have had it good all along. Who knows, maybe this increase in gas prices will make us a healthier America. Stop putting $1.50 in the vending machine ten times a day and we will be fine. As far as changing my plans, I may be dead tomorrow and I do not want to have any regrets.
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Sep 2nd, 2005, 12:58 AM
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I can highly recommend Jared Diamond's book Collapse (how societies choose or fail to survive). It gives some good examples of what happens when societies depend too much on scarce resources.
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Sep 2nd, 2005, 02:51 AM
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sorry but RRs belong in Africa for use at the lodges, not on US streets. And SUVs, hmmmmm. Aggressive things responding to some kind of need, lol.
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Sep 2nd, 2005, 08:16 AM
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ttt - just to make sure Patrick knows I wasn't pulling numbers from my nether regions.
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