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Old 06-28-2009, 06:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I don't think anyone should get a penny for buying a 22mpg vehicle, that's not even trying
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't think anyone should get a penny for buying a 22mpg vehicle, that's not even trying
I still maintain that for most people, the few times a year they actually use their truck/SUV to it's capability, they'd be better of renting one and having a more fuel efficient car.

The gas savings would more than pay for a few rentals a year.
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I still maintain that for most people, the few times a year they actually use their truck/SUV to it's capability, they'd be better of renting one and having a more fuel efficient car.
When my brother was looking at the HyperRocket, he said, "You can't carry anything in that." I told him most people didn't carry anything anyway. My brother never carried anything in his huge SUV he had for years. At least he sold that when gas prices shot through the roof
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I do love my old cars. True they don't hold a candle to an ecomodder's Civic or Metro, but I get better mileage in mine than most people I know that SHOULD be getting better mileage in their newer more efficient vehicles. The 30 mpg GM ads? The new 35 mpg Ford Focus? I can do that WITHOUT the expenses of the newer car. Also the junkyard here doesn't have much for foreign cars. I know of 1 Metro in there. But at any given day, there are at least 30 cars that I can pull parts from for my cars. There are still a lot of old a-bodies running around here.

$4500 off a new car is still a LOT more than I can afford. Not only that, but higher insurance rates and higher registration fees, higher repair costs too. I won't ever do it.

But I guess it would be good for the people who have parked their old gas guzzlers and that won't sell because people can't afford to drive them. If they don't plan on buying a new car themselves, then it should be worth $4500 to someone who wants to scoop it up to trade it in on a new car.

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