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Old 12-28-2007, 05:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Hey i agree with you ramblindoug, it never ceases to amaze me, how many i work with who scream at the price of gas and in the very next sentence brag about how they just got 15 extra horsepower in their gigantomobile by adding some performance booster. Some think I'm a nut, a few have jumped on the bandwagon. One asked me to find him his own metro and one bought my last metro. S.

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Old 12-28-2007, 06:10 PM   #22 (permalink)
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You know, Shultz, same thing happened to me just last week. A friend of mine asked to buy my Firefly. My brother wanted me to help him find one a year ago.
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Old 12-28-2007, 08:39 PM   #23 (permalink)
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How about

"go ahead and honk
It's still my gas " (bumper sticker)
or
"Hop in and gain
it's the slow lane train" (Slogan)

And people like me could be in the front, like the giant wind blocking smoky gassy train engine. Smaller cars can brake to a stop faster than larger vehicles, (if the brakes are properly maintained). If I brake, you will be aware because you are ecodriving (unless your watching your scanguageII) and brake, you will slow down faster, and won't hit my vehicle.
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:50 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I'd like green stickers that say Green Lane... reflective too. They could either be shaped like a turtle or triangle or both.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:09 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I'd like green stickers that say Green Lane... reflective too. They could either be shaped like a turtle or triangle or both.


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Old 12-31-2007, 09:55 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I have also had a few inquires if my Mazda 323 parts cars were for sale. I'm not selling them (they are in good shape and are getting more rare every day). Maybe some people are starting to wake up and notice the high cost of fuel.....
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:32 PM   #27 (permalink)
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The best bumper stickers have three points. They are:
1) humorous
2) make your point
3) make the other person have sympathy for your cause.

My suggestion would be something like.

Yes I'm going slow. I'm saving gas to buy Viagra.

Only a thought, of course I don't need it yet. LOL
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Old 12-31-2007, 12:46 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Way to swing the thread back on topic mapman.

Those are excellent points. I think that would make a great bumper sticker!
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:44 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I think that as long as it's a voluntary movement, have fun with it. I like the Jeep guy's slogans.

The fact is that MOST people don't care too much about fuel economy, so trying to force something like speed limit reductions on them would fail. Sure, they will still complain about gas prices- most people just like to complain.

If someone wants to save money on gas, let them buy a small car and drive 30mph- that's their choice. But I REALLY am uncomfortable with making laws trying to shove fuel efficiency down others throats.

The free market will, in the end, solve everything. If oil become too expensive, people will buy methods of transportation that involve spending fewer dollars. Every man has a threshold for how much he is willing to pay to drive his big pickup, or SUV. Soon, I will be buying a Land Rover Discovery, which gets about 15mpg.

Now, since I might put on 30 miles in one week, my threshold is pretty high- I would keep my disco even if gas went up to 5 or 6 bucks per gallon. But my father drives more, and is more worried about gas mileage. Gas is barely $3/gallon, and he's already bought a small Mitzu.

I guess, what my point is, is this:

At what point does ecomodding turn from a passion and hobby, into an ideology that must be forced upon others? Perhaps the only kind of ecomodders are those whose goal in life is to see that we're all driving [the same] tiny car. Or, perhaps that's not the case at all.

I think I could better summarize it with this:

Are you ecomodding for you OWN gain, or for everyone elses?

See, I like 4x4s. But I would never imagine trying to tell everyone in the country that they aught to buy a 4x4.

See what I mean?

I'm truly interested in hearing your thoughts on the matter.

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Old 01-04-2008, 02:23 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I think the answer is: as with any group of people who share an interest, you're going to find a range of political beliefs. People pursue efficiency for any number of reasons.

We're all likely to find someone here with views that are opposite to our own. All I ask is that we stay civil when that inevitably happens.

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