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Old 10-11-2008, 01:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Miata - '01 Mazda MX-5 Miata
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Nice find... I say that because I'm not knocking you in my next sentence

What I'd be interested in seeing is a per capita consumption graph. If everyone uses 40 gallons a month, and that drops to 38... But the population increases by 6%, that's nearly a 7% increase in consumption.

I personally have changed my habits of refueling. I apply my Self Rationing scheme to the trends in the cost of fuel. If I'm anticipating fuel to go down, I'll try to avoid refueling (and only refuel a partial tank). If I know fuel will go up for a significant amount of time, I'll fill the tank. That on top of setting rationing based on the state of my fuel gauge (unless prices will rise)
Cars have not created a new problem. They merely made more urgent the necessity to solve existing ones.
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