I miss cheap gas

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  1. poppe macrumors 68020

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    I miss cheap gas. Today many things went wrong and have set a depression in, and the only thing that has really ever just solved this depression was the days of being able to drive a whole tank screaming wonderful lyrics of sorrow. With gas where I am sitting at 3.20 however I am no longer able to do such a drive.

    Now I know I could go listen to music on my laptop or do something of that sort, but there is nothing like that beautiful feeling of going 75 down a 55 and the bass banging the pain out of your heart.

    Anyone else feel that way?
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Well, I may not be able to drive yet, but that doesn't mean I don't pay attention to gas prices.:)

    Yeah, cheap gas was great.

    But I'm waiting for hydrogen powered vehicles to be mass produced.
     
  3. poppe thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Sorry for Double Post

    I watched a lady today bang upon a door like a grizzly bear protecting her cubs from hunters. She pounded screaming and crying. A deep voice yelled back for her to go home. She pleaded to be let in. The door never budged... She screamed at him "How could you be sleeping with her" among other things. She grew silent after wearing herself out. She sat down against the door and began to weep. Her hands covered her face hiding her humiliation. She grew some strength and stood up to the towering white door. Pounding again she began to ramble questions of her lovers fidelities. A womans voice came stinging out from behind the door "Yeah bitch I'm pregnant to. So leave bitch." She paused for a moment catching her pain inside her throat. "Please just let me have my stuff. I just want my stuff so I can leave. Please..." The tears fell crashing to the floor. She stood in her sorrow waiting for her gold purse and cell phone. A few minutes later a door mad an echoing clicking sound. The door slid open a few inches, revealing a hand with a gold purse (the cell phone was inside). The door slammed leaving the woman hollow, in the lonely hallway. She quietly exited the apartment building.
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Wow, that's just... wow. I don't even know what to say. :eek:

    That sounds like a scene from a soap opera or movie ...it's just unreal.
     
  5. poppe thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Tell me about it... I couldn't stop watching and it just kept stabbing a dagger in to my heart as I watched her heart shatter...
     
  6. faintember macrumors 65816

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    I feel your pain. I have had to park my baby (a '66 Pontiac Lemans 4-dr hardtop with a 389) for over a year because of gas prices.

    Runs on 93 octane. 22 1/2 gallon tank. 13mpg when I am being "nice" in it and < 11mpg when I drive it as I enjoy most. :(
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Mm hmm. Gas ain't cheap 'round here.

    I think this map indicates average price for regular unleaded fuel, i.e the cheapest grade.

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    My car requires premium unleaded. A listing of the cheapest ones 'round here...

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  9. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Was that an unsolicited poke at my car?
     
  10. antonwalker macrumors member

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    But it takes power to make hydrogen fuel, unless they have improved A LOT, hydrogen is not the way to go. It will make us less dependent on oil companies, but I don't think it will work that well to make use less dependet on energy in general. Water powered cares are the future ( a long time in the future).:(
     
  11. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    No. It was an unsolicited poke at those that think their personal 'right' to a cheap, subsidised fuel with a limited and dwindling supply outweighs the need for an uncontaminated atmosphere for the rest of us... for all of us.

    But, since you asked, I'm glad your ancient pre-catalytic car is on blocks, metaphorical or otherwise.
     
  12. faintember macrumors 65816

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    I was going to send you a private message, but they are blocked/not allowed. Since that is the case I will respond here:

    My car is no worse than a SUV. It passes my states emission guidelines with no problems, catalytic converter or no. If it could run on a alternative fuel I would be more than happy to use it, but alas, it does not.

    Looks like it will be pulled out of the garage this week, you know, because of the weather getting nice and all...
     
  13. poppe thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I get what you are saying, but that is not what we are talking about. There are many threads on here about conserving gas and all that stuff if you'd like to share your thoughts there.

    This thread is more to find people who miss cheap gas so they could cruise in there car and be lost in the music when things start adding up.
     
  14. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    Damned if I don't miss cheap gas also. I remember nearly filling a gallon jug for $0.25. I could ride my mini bike all day.

    I used to buy gas for my car at $0.75 per gallon. Those were the days.
     
  15. furious macrumors 65816

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    There is only one realistic source of hydrogen on earth and that is crude oil. Now if we need to use crude oil to produce hydrogen it will be a waste. What I would like to see is that we use crude oil to make plastics. That way crude oil will be semi-renewable. Meaning that we can recycle the plastic (which we currently have/made) and only need the oil to make new plastic.

    Now if we really want hydrogen the only pure source is the sun. Good luck. Another is the atmosphere of Jupiter. Have fun.
     
  16. furious macrumors 65816

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    You could run your car on an ethanol blend. They have higher octane. Like a premium unleaded. Now I live in Australia and ethanol blends are cheaper what are they like in the USA?

    Ethanol is only an alcohol. Two types of alcohol methanol and ethanol. Methanol is known as wood alcohol. Ethanol is known as grain alcohol. Look up the Wiki.
     
  17. RojoLeo macrumors 6502

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    I was filling up at $.90 per gallon as little as 7 years ago. When the prices peaked last year it was 4 times that in my neck of the woods. Wow.

    $20 used to last me a long time in my '77 Camaro (8-12 mpg), I switched to a BMW when the prices started to get high (30 mpg).

    As for music when driving, I find Chill on Sirius to be extremely relaxing, but of course I've always got that custom "Road Rage" CD handy. ;)
     
  18. Queso macrumors G4

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    Gas will be cheap again one day. All we need to do is kill off the five billion other humans and the Earth's entire resources will be ours once more.

    All we need to do is synthesise a deadly virus that only effects people not living in Europe or North America (but it can kill the Aussies, more Gold medals for us that way), and you'll be able to drive your car to your heart's content :)

    Or maybe instead we could form an über-pressure group and force our Governments to kick out the oil lobby and put some real rather than token effort into finding alternative energy sources.

    Just a thought.
     
  19. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    I like how you think, dynamicv. Screw those aussies (MJ), I just want cheap gas.
     
  20. furious macrumors 65816

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    We can normally get the e10 (10% ethanol) stuff at most gas stations, and of course e85.

    The e10 causes the engine to begin spark knocking, but that might be the fuel injection system getting used to it, as I haven't tried it again since.
     
  22. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    Mmmmm, the jury is out on this.:)
     
  23. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I choose option 2. :)
     
  24. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Moving people takes work, work requires energy. Moving me in my car takes energy, no matter what fuel powers it.






    If that seems incoherent, it's because I'm drunk. :)
     
  25. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    This thread is about driving therapy, only you lack the raw talent to blurt it out like I do. :p
     

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