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$3.38 gas what will be your next vehicle be

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  1. letts

    letts TS Member

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    with gas costing more everyday, what will your next vhicle purchase be?

    Letts
     
  2. JRW

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    Myself I need a truck for towing our travel trailer. We are lookihg at GM 2500 HD with Duramax and Allison tranny. Wife wants to wait until fall and she wants to keep our YukonXL and dump the Cadilac. Jerry in MI
     
  3. smsnyder

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    i can't wait to see a motor home being pulled by a compact car. lol
     
  4. CalvinMD

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    My next vehicle might just run on grass and hay
     
  5. halfmile

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    A bus pass.

    HM
     
  6. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You have to keep it in persepctive....
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    My gas hog pickup is paid for. I'd rather put up with $3.38 a gallon than a $300 a month truck payment. I only drive it a couple of times a month anyway. $30K+ buys an awful lot of fuel.<br>
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    Ditto for my '71 Land Cruiser. It's paid for.<br>
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    My wife has a 2004 Toyota RAV4. It gets 22 city, 28 hwy. We use it for trips, unless serious off roading is needed or we have to haul something very heavy or bulky.
     
  7. Beretta687EELL

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    Chevy extended cab pick up ... pretty tough to haul 40 flats of shells or a skid of targets in a car. Bill Malcolm
     
  8. Beretta687EELL

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    BTW, gas here in Southern Ontario, Canada is currently running about $4.85 per gallon. Bill Malcolm
     
  9. goose2

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    I have a 07 chevy avalanche that I never drive with the higher gas prices. I also have a 07 scion xb that gets 37 mpg in town that I drive all the time now. To me its a no brainer. Why help the rich oil bastards get richer. Its my way of fighting back.
     
  10. JH

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    Simple, become a vehicular specialist: Keep a paid-for older pickup/large vehicle for hauling, etc. and also have a small gas miser for long trips.

    Instead of having a new expensive vehicle, have two paid for older "specialized" vehicles.....the small miser and the hog truck.....
     
  11. Hauxfan

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    Works for me!

    Screw those gasoline moguls!

    Hauxfan!
     
  12. CalvinMD

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    I finally broke down and got an econobox
     
  13. wam6187

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    An Appoloosa - I always loved that breed.

    Bill
     
  14. School Teacher

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    The wife and I will keep the paid for Toyota Tundra for hauling and towing our bass boat. It is a wonderful vehicle but only gets 15 mpg in town and 19mpg on the road.


    We will continue to drive our two 1997 Mercury Cougars, each with the questionable Ford 3.8 V6 engine, until they turn to junk. A 3.8 V6 Cougar gets about 20 mpg around town and perhaps a little more on the road. We like the older big Cougar because they are configured like the older Ford Mustang and have comfortable front seats. My wife had a 1964 ½ Mustang and loved it.


    The next vehicle, probably next year, will be a 4 cylinder Toyota Highlander with two wheel drive. We will buy no more Fords. Toyota builds wonderful vehicles and Toyota service is great.


    We do not drive as much as we used to but will take a 2000 mile road trip in June to celebrate our 37th anniversary. We like to visit Washington DC to visit Mount Vernon, Arlington Cemetery, The Viet Nam memorial, the Smithsonian Museum, various art museums and to ride the DC Metro.


    We will also visit Gettysburg, Colonial Williamsburg and Cumberland Gap National Park.


    Sometimes, it is nice to wake up in the morning and say "Where do we want to go to today?" and then go do it.
     
  15. hoggy

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    A bicycle built for 2.... Than all I'll need to find someone to pedal it...
     
  16. kehrby

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    Just bought my "next" vehicle a few months back. I've still got my gas sucking truck because you gotta have a truck but a $500 1993 Ford Escort that gets 36 mpg is hard to beat!!! BTW schoolteacher, don't judge all Fords by your 3.8L experiences. Ford still builds some good cars.

    Steve
     
  17. Beretta687EELL

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    DB Bill, Good observation, but no I calculated based on a US gallon. This weekend most posted prices were $1.109 per liter. 4 liters is very close to 1 US gallon. The Imperial gallon is 4.54 liters. The CDN dollar is about 91 cents US. So $1.109 X 4 / .91 = $4.8747 US / US gallon. Bill Malcolm
     
  18. richrob

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    My next purchase will be a 64-70 Chevelle convertible to restore. If the new Camaro hits the showroom floor before I find a Chevelle I may get that first.

    I just paid $57 to fill up my "good milage" car because driving the truck was getting too bad, but now I think, whats the difference, its gonna cost me no matter what. -Rich
     
  19. 3200

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    Another VW Jetta DIESEL - 50plus mpg !!!
     
  20. kolar12

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    My 1970 450 Honda. Great for going to work when the weather is nice. Leave the Suburban for week end shoots. Gary
     
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