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Old 10-10-2011, 07:31 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Jeebus,

Didnt know me hypermiling the 535i would have such an effect!

15% reduction in real terms?

Thats positive, surely.

Now how do we deal with the fact that the cause is not people conserving fuel, but people losing jobs and a reduction in the consumerism that drives the economy?

Fun times ahead, methinks

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Old 10-10-2011, 03:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Now how do we deal with the fact that the cause is not people conserving fuel, but people losing jobs and a reduction in the consumerism that drives the economy?
Not sure for you in the West, but for me in the East its proven by just observing everyone else doing as before - max acceleration just before max braking for lights, PSL + 10 everywhere, no anticipation.

Yep - just the same.

At the same time took Mrs A for our once per year trip to "Livingston" on a rare day off, and everyone is still spending as fast as possible.

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Fun times ahead, methinks
"Interesting" certainly, "fun" perhaps not.
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..a reduction in the consumerism that drives the economy?

Fun times ahead, methinks
I think a large part of the underlying problem is national debt - it basically locks the economy into a perpetual growth bubble.
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I think a large part of the underlying problem is national debt - it basically locks the economy into a perpetual growth bubble.
Agreed, but the problem is reducing or removing that debt.

At the moment we have reduced the "growth of spending" via "cuts", but not actually "reduced spending" overall yet.
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Not sure for you in the West, but for me in the East its proven by just observing everyone else doing as before - max acceleration just before max braking for lights, PSL + 10 everywhere, no anticipation.

Yep - just the same.

At the same time took Mrs A for our once per year trip to "Livingston" on a rare day off, and everyone is still spending as fast as possible.



"Interesting" certainly, "fun" perhaps not.
Yep still Stamp and Slam (TM) here too..

Sick fed up of passing folks whilst on Glides


Of course It'll be fun- We've got the gen to be able to cope, unlike most of the population..
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Agreed, but the problem is reducing or removing that debt.

At the moment we have reduced the "growth of spending" via "cuts", but not actually "reduced spending" overall yet.
The major issue here is that so many people are "ME ME ME- I WANT!"

And the corporations know it!So do the Governments and the Councils.


What would be the alternative?
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On the bright side, the less fuel is consumed in the UK, the more theres for the rest of the world. Thanks for subsidizing cheap gasoline in America.
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On the bright side, the less fuel is consumed in the UK, the more theres for the rest of the world. Thanks for subsidizing cheap gasoline in America.
Our Pleasure!

Just send me a 1969 440RT Charger for $1000, and I'll keep up the good work
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Just send me a 1969 440RT Charger for $1000, and I'll keep up the good work
I'll just take the engine in a Pantera please, you can keep the rest of it.
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I'll just take the engine in a Pantera please, you can keep the rest of it.
Much as they're one of my favourite bands (Pantera..google it if you're not easily offended), I'd rather just have the engine...

or a crate 573ci

mind you, the old m30 is enough for sidewaays action and keeping the fuel sales up about there.

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