At least someone has a sense of humor when it comes to gas prices

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I saw this at a Shell station I drove past and thought it was definitely worth getting a pic and sharing :D



    But as someone who needs to buy premium, I'm not LOLing :mad:
     

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  3. e.m. macrumors 6502

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    here in san francisco, regular is above $4 at most gas stations.
     
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

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    You have to laugh, because otherwise you would cry.
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I guess we're laughing even harder over here in California, as the price of your premium is the price of our regular.
     
  6. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    And I thought I was getting a steal at $3.50 last night. Now I know I was.
     
  7. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I've seen that picture floating around the web for a few days. Quite a deal compared to what we're paying over here in Munich, though.
     
  8. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Ours is $8/gallon so really I have no sympathy :p
     
  9. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    Man! How can you say that living in the UK!! lol

    Yeah, my local Esso in Wallingford, Oxon, UK is £1.19 / litre for diesel. To dang expensive lol.
     
  10. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Yeah, but we Americans have cars <------------------ this big -------------------> for no apparent reason, so we needs lots of gallons to get from here to there. And here in Los Angeles, we don't know how to walk, and we forgot to build much public transportation, and our traffic leaves us idling for hours. So we need about a gallon per minute when we're out of the house.
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Yes but you're forgetting that for years now we've been attempting to rectify the situation of poor public transit systems so we're cutting up freeways and roadways to build for a better tomorrow. Thereby we're idling longer watching "the better" tomorrow and looking at the faces of the newborn children hoping they will get to see the unveiling of the new public transit system in their lifetime. :)
     
  12. djellison macrumors 68020

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    I'm actually looking forward to a 10 day holiday my other half and I are having in NY-state in June. For 5 days, we're having a car to head up-state to Ithaca. I just can not WAIT to pull up at a Gas station and not have to spend £60 to fill up.

    Doug
     
  13. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    Just spent $40 fill up my '05 Civic, this would have been a high priced fill up for an SUV just a few years ago. ><

    And I'll agree with the public transportation system, but they're slowly improving it in Denver, I'm going to be moving into the center of downtown shortly, so everything will be within a ten minute walk from everything else :)

    As it stands, I need to drive halfway to downtown before there's any sort of mass transport system line that doesn't suck (Park & Rides w/ Rail Access).

    Our transit system has been rather pretty highly, then again the city spent a couple million expanding I-25 with HOV lanes that are always closed, as incompetent as any bureaucracy.
     
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    Totally unrelated, but make sure you do all of these in Ithaca: go shopping on the commons (lots of neat little shops), walk around and explore the Cornell campus (go up the bell tower if it's open), and have a meal at the Nines (good food, cool atmosphere). Ithaca is pretty much my favorite small city.
     
  15. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Not this picture, this was the first time releasing it to the interwebs, and it's only a few hours old anyways ;)
     
  16. iDAG macrumors 65816

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    I wish I could be LOLing at that but with be being only 16 with my parents making me pay for my own gas, I don't think I will be LOLing for a long time. :(
     
  17. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Beats the traditional piccy. regular = Arm
    Mid grade = a leg
    Premium = First born
     
  18. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I don't think I'll be doing much driving when I get my license, if any. (But that is a great picture. :))

    Enjoy it while you can people, this looks like the beginning of the end.
     
  19. tanktowns56 macrumors newbie

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    I hate to say it but I think we're gonna have to become a socialist economy. Eventually the truckers are gonna go on strike and when that happens the government is gonna have to step back in to retake control of the commanding heights of the economy ex. gas.
     
  20. LumbermanSVO macrumors 65816

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    Here is some data from recent fuel stops in my truck:

    3/24/08
    1251 miles
    208.0 gallons
    $4.090 per gallon
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    $850.72


    3/27/08
    1121 miles
    167.7 gallons
    $3.999 per gallon
    _______________
    $670.63


    3/30/08
    1128 miles
    174.0 gallons
    $3.789 per gallon
    _______________
    $659.29


    8/5/08
    1463 miles
    213.4 miles
    $3.397 per gallon
    _______________
    $724.92

    8/6/08
    506 miles
    60.0 gallons
    $4.399 per gallon
    _______________
    $263.94


    8/8/08
    816 miles
    117.7 gallons
    $4.039 per gallon
    _______________
    $475.39


    4/10/08
    1071 miles
    135.9 gallons
    $3.850 per gallon
    _______________
    $523.22


    4/20/08
    1332 miles
    209.0 gallons
    $4.019 per gallon
    _______________
    $839.97


    4/22/08
    838 miles
    114.0 gallons
    $4.059 per gallon
    _______________
    $462.73


    4/26/08
    1480 miles
    241.0 gallons
    $4.039 per gallon
    _______________
    $973.40


    4/30/08
    1234 miles
    180.0 gallons
    $4.059 per gallon
    _______________
    $730.62







    Now remember, this is ONE truck out of a fleet of 20,000 trucks. There are over 6 million trucks in the US paying these prices for fuel. This is why the price of stuff is going up.

    Also remember that truck drivers are consumers as well. We buy stuff at the store just like you do. We are getting hit at the store and we are getting hit MUCH harder at the pumps than you are.

    But I don't believe the price is high enough to really effect most people yet. Why? Because when the light turns green you all still mash the throttle to the floor, you still do 70+ on the highways, you still race around like a bunch of maniacs strung out on meth. I wont believe the price is REALLY hitting people that hard until their driving habits change, regardless of what car they are driving.
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    These high gas prices make it worthwhile to keep one's vehicle in top running shape.

    This morning I filled up the second car. About a half tank worth for $30.

    For me, it makes taking mass transportation even a better deal. :)
     
  22. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Except for those of us with German cars, where it's probably cheaper to have reduced fuel economy than to keep up with all of the maintenance :D
     
  23. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I think you're under the assumption that people understand that their driving habits actually have an affect on fuel economy. I don't believe most people do.

    Forget silly hybrid cars. How much petrol can be saved if every driver was taught to drive efficiently? The potential is certainly there for savings to be huge.
     
  24. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Seriously, we americans complain about gas too much. Sure, it has gone up a lot lately, but man the rest of the world has it way worse and we don't hear you guys complain (although I'm sure you do sometimes)
     
  25. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Having done the 100 mile trip between college and home several times in the past month, I've been experimenting with various speeds and my car's average trip MPG display. With the cruise control set at 70mph (speed limit) for the trip, I can do around 30 MPG. With the cruise control set at 80 (yeah, it's speeding, but keeping up with traffic), I get about 29 MPG. On Thursday, I did the trip with the cruise at 80 and windows and sunroof open (which tends to reduce MPG due to drag) and still got around 28.5. I haven't done the math, but I can't imagine the fuel consumption in these different scenarios being significant. We're talking about maybe a gallon here, if that.

    Of course, this test is by no means scientific, since I can never do the entire trip with the cruise control on without crashing into someone who is driving slow, so I wasn't doing those speeds the entire time, but for almost the entire distance, I was. So driving habits on the highway aren't really going to change much in terms of fuel consumption. Can't say the same for the city, but I'm sure habits will have a greater effect there.
     

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