CRUDE-OIL FUTURES HIT NEW HIGH AT $119.74 A BARREL

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Re: CRUDE-OIL FUTURES HIT NEW HIGH AT $119.74 A BARREL

Post by stev » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:45 am

How about a Honda Fit or Toyota Yargis? :-k
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Post by vicaphit » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:37 am

You could get a larger car that still gets 40+ mpg. Something that wouldn't get flattened in a collision.
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Post by ibleet » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:44 am

vicaphit wrote:You could get a larger car that still gets 40+ mpg. Something that wouldn't get flattened in a collision.
There is such a beast? :-k

I'm hard pressed to find a compact that gets 40+ mpg. Most are in the low to mid 30's.

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Post by Apoptosis » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:48 pm

look how cheap the gas is in that picture... must have been pre-2005... lol

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Post by bubba » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:36 pm

stev wrote:How about a Honda Fit or Toyota Yargis? :-k
Not enough head/leg room, same for the chevy Aveo. They are roughly the same sixe as the ForTwo but since there is no back seat there is more room inside.
vicaphit wrote:You could get a larger car that still gets 40+ mpg. Something that wouldn't get flattened in a collision.
The ForTwo has a higher safety rating than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Has one hell of a drivers cage built into the frame.
Watch this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssx4uQnDcV8 you can still open the door :shock: granted you wouldn't survive the G for from slamming the wall but still you can open the door.
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Post by Sporg » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:03 am

I wonder if you can get any mowing (or lawn care) attachments for the Smart For Two.
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Post by unfaithfulsfan » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:50 am

I'd love to have a motorcycle but with my luck I'd be through someone's windshield the first day! I've already survived an abdominal gunshot wound (flatlined twice), a broken neck, diabetic coma and insulin shock (flatlined once). Don't think I'd better tempt the fates too much!! Guess I'll just suffer the crappy mileage at $3.63 a gallon. At least I don't get stuck in Buffalo's snow!!! :drinkers:
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Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:41 pm

Woah, that's a lot of flatlining!

How long have you been officially dead? :P

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Post by stev » Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:37 pm

unfaithfulsfan wrote:I'd love to have a motorcycle but with my luck I'd be through someone's windshield the first day! I've already survived an abdominal gunshot wound (flatlined twice), a broken neck, diabetic coma and insulin shock (flatlined once). Don't think I'd better tempt the fates too much!! Guess I'll just suffer the crappy mileage at $3.63 a gallon. At least I don't get stuck in Buffalo's snow!!! :drinkers:

Hi neighbor! I'm just up the road from you. Gas in Niagara Falls is $3.73 without Smokin Joe's discount.
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Post by ibleet » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:18 am

unfaithfulsfan wrote:I'd love to have a motorcycle but with my luck I'd be through someone's windshield the first day! I've already survived an abdominal gunshot wound (flatlined twice), a broken neck, diabetic coma and insulin shock (flatlined once). Don't think I'd better tempt the fates too much!! Guess I'll just suffer the crappy mileage at $3.63 a gallon. At least I don't get stuck in Buffalo's snow!!! :drinkers:
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Post by Zertz » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:34 pm

bubba wrote:
stev wrote:How about a Honda Fit or Toyota Yargis? :-k
Not enough head/leg room, same for the chevy Aveo. They are roughly the same sixe as the ForTwo but since there is no back seat there is more room inside.
vicaphit wrote:You could get a larger car that still gets 40+ mpg. Something that wouldn't get flattened in a collision.
The ForTwo has a higher safety rating than a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Has one hell of a drivers cage built into the frame.
Watch this vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssx4uQnDcV8 you can still open the door :shock: granted you wouldn't survive the G for from slamming the wall but still you can open the door.
Impressive, but wouldn't a brutal stop like that severely injure or kill everyone inside anyways?

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Post by bubba » Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:53 am

Like I said, you wouldn't survive the G's from slamming into the wall. But if it can hold up to that, then getting smacked at a lower speed you would be ok, well at least alive.

But hitting a wall at 70mph in just about any car can kill you.
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Post by Apoptosis » Tue May 06, 2008 2:53 pm

Oil reached $122.73 today... Ouch

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Post by stev » Tue May 06, 2008 8:52 pm

ibleet wrote:
vicaphit wrote:You could get a larger car that still gets 40+ mpg. Something that wouldn't get flattened in a collision.
There is such a beast? :-k

I'm hard pressed to find a compact that gets 40+ mpg. Most are in the low to mid 30's.

A Ford Escort Diesel back in the 1984-1986 (Mazda engine) got 54mph highway!

A old VW golf diesel gets 52mpg and that has a sibling 2008 prototype hybrid that will hit 70mpg.

A 1979 VW Rabbit diesel gets 45 mpg city/up to 57 mpg highway!

It's just plain wacky that back in the mid 80's plenty of cars were already beyond the 50mpg.

As for regular fuel vehicles, 1989-2001 Geo-Metro got an amazing 46 miles per gallon, all on good old gasoline, from a three-cylinder engine designed by Suzuki.

The Suzuki Swift sold Canada as the Pontiac Firefly got an amazing 58mpg hwy!

The older Mazda 323's got 42mph hwy. However, those were rice burners on a small frame than today's Mazda 3 series that replaced it.

Seeing today's gas sippers sitting around 35mpg is really nothing to talk about. Those cars of a decade or so got the best mpg ... AND that was when fuel was less than $1.30 !!!!!! :shock:

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Post by alister » Wed May 07, 2008 1:48 pm

Apoptosis wrote:Oil reached $122.73 today... Ouch
Gas will probably jump about .10 a gallon by next week....
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Post by moon111 » Wed May 07, 2008 4:19 pm

Although I HATE paying high gas prices, I have to consider the positive impacts it brings. Not only does force people into smaller vehicles, thus being beneficial for the environment, but since Canada is the largest exporter to the U.S. (Almost 2 million barrels daily.), it helps our economy immensely.

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Post by stev » Wed May 07, 2008 5:39 pm

alister wrote:
Apoptosis wrote:Oil reached $122.73 today... Ouch
Gas will probably jump about .10 a gallon by next week....
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Post by aticotech » Wed May 07, 2008 5:57 pm

I actually believe the wholesale price of crude oil isn't whats the driving force of gasoline prices. I've read that its really the refining process. I've read that the U.S refineries can produce about 9Million barrels of gas a day, and U.S. drivers consume 10Million. Now that seems like easy supply/demand economics, but there has been speculation that the refineries are purposely not improving capacity. The Oil industry states that since Hurricane Rita, damages on the equipment has hindered them. I personally think these business are not going improve capacity due to no financial incentive. They are making big money now, without having to invest in infrastructure. The best bet is get a more fuel efficient car and move closer to work. All other solutions to this gas issue are years in the making.

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Post by alister » Fri May 09, 2008 8:40 am

stev wrote: :yikes:
It has already jumped about ten cents a gallon here. They did not wait until next week. I guess that they wanted to get it in before the weekend, maybe that is their mother's day present to everyone :)
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