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Old 11-13-2014, 12:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Go big (As gas prices drop, America resumes big car love affair)

As Gas Prices Drop, America Resumes Big Car Love Affair - DailyFinance

Might as well park that micro junk- gas is CHEAP!

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Old 11-13-2014, 01:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I never really lost my love affair with big cars. But I have gained an appreciation for how good small cars can be.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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We are still very far from two dollars a gallon and when we hit that the first time, I bought a bike. I doubt that I will ever consider gas to be cheap again.
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I had a 71 LTD with a 351 Cleveland back in the day, and LOVED it.

Of course, I couldn't afford gas for it, so by the end of the week I would be walking to work. I lived in Illinois at the time, and five miles is a looooooong walk in the winter time!

Never again!
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I'll keep the same cars....might go faster than 90km/hr (55mph) on occasion though.


...Talk about living it up!
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Now is the time to stock up on eco cars and sell for inflated price when gas goes back up
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One of the things I wonder about in idle moments: just WHAT are all these people compensating for, anyway? Smaller cars (and trucks) are more convenient, more fun, often more comfortable - and IMHO anyway, it's nice to have a few extra thousand in the stash.
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So true to both the above posts.

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Old 11-13-2014, 02:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I like bigger cars if they have a substantial feel, or in other words, if they have a bit of that bank-vault feel. Camrys and Crown Vics/Grand Marquis/Town Cars score highly on that measure.
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I've been seeing more Insights popping up on Craigslist lately for very reasonable prices.

People have short memories and even shorter perspectives.

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