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dmastous:
Just talking to my brother who is living near Columbus. He says you are paying $3.19/gal. No he is a bit of a glass half empty kind go guy. Well let's face it, he's a glass empty kind of a guy. So I have to think he's talking about the most expensive gass (92 octane) or the most expensive stations.
But it's pretty strange that when I visited, gas in Ohio was less expensive than here in New England. So has something happened there that you are pay a lot more for gas then last year, or do I have to factor in the empty glass part?
Here in Mass we are paying an average of $2.85-$2.95 for regular. I just paid $2.85 last night.
What are you paying?

pawan89:
Flashback to March: I pull up to a gas station, smile at the dude and tell him 'fill it up with regular please' wait a few minutes, hand him a crisp $20 bill and drive out. Gas price, $1.89
FastForward to the Present: I pull up to a gas station, look at my meter wondering if i really need to fill it up again so soon, scowl at him and snap 'regular full', watch the price ticker going up faster and faster (waiting for it to stop) for a few minutes, hand him enough money to feel a noticeable weight loss in my wallet and drive out. Gas price, $2.89 and going up faster than my tennis service speed - which is anything but slow on a good day.

And I drive a Civic. God save everyone driving a General Motor or Luxury GCV (Gas Chugging Vehicle, people also call them SUVs, Trucks, Pickups etc.)

Richard:
http://www.gasbuddy.com
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dmastous:

--- Quote from: "pawan89" ---Flashback to March: I pull up to a gas station, smile at the dude and tell him 'fill it up with regular please' wait a few minutes, hand him a crisp $20 bill and drive out. Gas price, $1.89
FastForward to the Present: I pull up to a gas station, look at my meter wondering if i really need to fill it up again so soon, scowl at him and snap 'regular full', watch the price ticker going up faster and faster (waiting for it to stop) for a few minutes, hand him enough money to feel a noticeable weight loss in my wallet and drive out. Gas price, $2.89 and going up faster than my tennis service speed - which is anything but slow on a good day.

And I drive a Civic. God save everyone driving a General Motor or Luxury GCV (Gas Chugging Vehicle, people also call them SUVs, Trucks, Pickups etc.)
--- End quote ---

Poor managment on the part of the now former big three.
The main reason Toyota is the #1 car manufacturer in the world is that the US auto makers focused on making and selling trucks and SUVs. Especially Ford. They are being hoist by their own patard.
You'd think they would have learned their lesson after the mid-seventies. Back then they were still making huge metal beasts while Datsun, Toyota and Honda made small gas efficient cars. OPEC started playing footsy with oil prices and gas prices rose to, then unbelieveable, highs. Gas lines at the gas pumps, some areas only allowing people to fill up on odd or even days.
That gave the Japanese automakers the foot in the door they needed and they haven't looked back. Especially Toyota.

pawan89:

--- Quote from: "dmastous" ---
--- Quote from: "pawan89" ---Flashback to March: I pull up to a gas station, smile at the dude and tell him 'fill it up with regular please' wait a few minutes, hand him a crisp $20 bill and drive out. Gas price, $1.89
FastForward to the Present: I pull up to a gas station, look at my meter wondering if i really need to fill it up again so soon, scowl at him and snap 'regular full', watch the price ticker going up faster and faster (waiting for it to stop) for a few minutes, hand him enough money to feel a noticeable weight loss in my wallet and drive out. Gas price, $2.89 and going up faster than my tennis service speed - which is anything but slow on a good day.

And I drive a Civic. God save everyone driving a General Motor or Luxury GCV (Gas Chugging Vehicle, people also call them SUVs, Trucks, Pickups etc.)
--- End quote ---

Poor managment on the part of the now former big three.
The main reason Toyota is the #1 car manufacturer in the world is that the US auto makers focused on making and selling trucks and SUVs. Especially Ford. They are being hoist by their own patard.
You'd think they would have learned their lesson after the mid-seventies. Back then they were still making huge metal beasts while Datsun, Toyota and Honda made small gas efficient cars. OPEC started playing footsy with oil prices and gas prices rose to, then unbelieveable, highs. Gas lines at the gas pumps, some areas only allowing people to fill up on odd or even days.
That gave the Japanese automakers the foot in the door they needed and they haven't looked back. Especially Toyota.
--- End quote ---


Yes, and GM had also developed a highly successful electric car in the mid nineties that could compete performance wise with any other car and ran purely on battery. and then the gas barons killed it. I am glad to see the toyota/honda hybrids have inspired Ford to come up with a few of thier own (one?)

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