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Old 12-29-2010, 11:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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A company I run into regularly has the Connects.
Only issue we found is the back is a couple of inches too short for a ladder once the safty "wall" is installed.
Do you have any info of a solution?
Are they planning a diesel version ?
They would cut our fuel use by nearly 1/3
I figure half of us can fit in smaller vehicles, the other half carry too much.

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Old 12-29-2010, 11:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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ehheeheh! you'r luky, i already pay in my country 6.67 dollar for gallon since August

Gallon
1 US gallon = 3.78541178 Liters

And i pay 1,43€ X L of 98 octane petrol

1 Euro = 1.3241 U.S. dollars
and if i go for premium petrol(100octane)...oh my god, its no good to think about it
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Problem is that isn't just fuel this time. Have you bought a Big Mac lately?

Honolulu prices in Indiana.

Why do I keep hearing the name "Weimar?"

All the same I need to get after my aero package and push for 30 MPG. I got to 28 last summer.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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When gas prices were at $4 per gallon the IRS raised the estamated cost per mile to drive tax write off figure from around $.45 per mile to $.52 per mile, last time I checked it was down to $.50 per mile, now the IRS doesn't like to give people a chance to keep their money unless it's well founded and when I've added up my cost to drive a civic vx that cost me $1,200 while doing all of the repairs my self it still came out to around $.26 per mile to drive my car and out of that $.06 per mile is fuel.
People will whine and cry about how they can't afford gas and I realize that everyone on this form is trying to save as much fuel as possible but when you look at all the numbers you realize that most people can't afford to drive as much as they do no matter what the fuel price is.
Your non-fuel costs per mile are pretty high, do you not drive a lot?
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
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ehheeheh! you'r luky, i already pay in my country 6.67 dollar for gallon since August

Gallon
1 US gallon = 3.78541178 Liters

And i pay 1,43 X L of 98 octane petrol

1 Euro = 1.3241 U.S. dollars
and if i go for premium petrol(100octane)...oh my god, its no good to think about it
Here in NZ we pay $5.75US/gal for 91RON, $5.98US/gal for 95RON, and $6.18US/gal for 98RON.

Luckily both of our cars run 91, as with most cars in NZ that aren't european or performance models.

30MPG puts me at about 19c/mile, which is a lot. It's amazing that people here still buy SUVs.

Unfortunately NZ taxes diesel and petrol differently, which makes diesel more expensive than petrol if you have a car with low fuel consumption, basically: petrol is taxed by the liter, but diesel cars pay by the kilometer.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:24 AM   #16 (permalink)
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This is old news for those who have been watching and listening. Say what you want about him, but Glenn Beck has been talking about this and food price inflation for a long time now and the mainstream media is just now catching up to it. It's part of the reason that I bought my 2 Metros as a hedge against fuel cost inflation and why I am starting a garden in my back yard this spring. If I wasn't poor I would also work on my dream of going off the grid and running my house off of solar power to further hedge against the inevitable rise in energy prices. I could then build one of the Metros as an electric car and charge it off the sun. I'll also be selling off my 2 musclecars soon since I can no longer afford to drive them and fear they will lose their value and I will be left with nothing. For food, I am expecting to have to learn to hunt and fish soon as I will not be able to afford to eat otherwise. Maybe I am overstating it ( I hope I am!) but I don't think anyone really realizes just how bad it is about to get.
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Currently we're paying $7.02 for a paltry US Gallon..

Each time I fill my car at the moment is over 70 ($108)

so I wouldnt moan too much about $5 a gallon
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:07 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Your non-fuel costs per mile are pretty high, do you not drive a lot?
No I don't drive a whole lot, about 9,000 per year, I just keep my car maintained by replacing the things that brake or wear out and using the parts that should last, exhaust that has life time warranty, replacing wiper blades when they start to streak.
Getting full coverage insurance added about $11 per month but I feel it's worth it because my car is well maintained and rust free (1993 civic vx) and I keep seeing salt and sand trucks drive by and it will pay out if I hit a dear.

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Old 12-30-2010, 12:38 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Quote:A study from the Oil Price Information Service estimates drivers will spend $305 on gasoline in December.

100 gal/mo
I guess they didn't study me. $31.49 on 12/08 for the Insight, and it's still got about half a tank. $48.59 on 11/13 for the Toyota pickup, and its needle's still on full :-)

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Problem is that isn't just fuel this time. Have you bought a Big Mac lately?
Someone's claiming that a Big Mac is food?

Seriously, though, I have to say that I haven't seen any sign of food price increases, but then I buy mostly raw ingredients and cook from scratch, rather than buying convenience foods, so maybe the increases are going to the middlemen, rather than to the farmers.

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