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Old 03-20-2020, 07:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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More Ecomodders during a recession?

Anyone else see a silver lining in the likely future recession? Potentially more ecomodders and forum activity?

I've been taking all of this with a dark humor and this morning I've been struck with the idea that, although fuel prices have tanked, we're likely to see many more people with more time than money. Think we'll see more shifting priorities? Or have automakers picked too much of the low hanging fruit?

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Old 03-20-2020, 08:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know. More people aren't driving than are still driving but want to do it more efficiently. Their extra brain cycles are taken up looking for TP.

Besides, most people new to it leave in a huff when they find out that the driver is the most important mod.
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Recession...???

When this crisis is done and over, itís going to be pedal to the metal.

Cheap and abundant oil is going fund the comeback and then some.





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Yep, and gas guzzlers will be the top consumer pick once people start getting paychecks again.
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Low fuel prices might create opportunities to buy fuel efficient cars.
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Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I already have the car I want.
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Recession...???

When this crisis is done and over, itís going to be pedal to the metal.

Cheap and abundant oil is going fund the comeback and then some.

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The recession we are in right now.

From Fortune Magazine:

"The optimistic view from economic forecasters is that the annual GDP growth rate in the second quarter of 2020 will, at best, be -8%. Others predict as bad as -15%. Combined with educated guesses that the first quarter will also see negative growth in retrospect, there's a good chance the country is already in a recession."
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Read the OPís first post.

Future Recession

Yes the whole world is now in recession.

Thanks Mr. Obvious for pointing that out...

We will be fine.

No infrastructure has been lost.

Hopefully, little to no workforce will be lost.

Consumers are still going to consume and need the essentials at the very least.

The travel industry however is probably in trouble in the short term.


Relax.

Weíre still in good shape.

Itíll take time to return normalcy.

Nobodyís throwing in the towel yet...







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Trick is to get the virus early, get immune and take advantage of vacation fire sales. I was looking at some flights earlier - $20 to Miami, $30 to LA, $60 to South America.
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The normal price to Miami should be $20. Actually, they should pay people to visit, but somehow they don't seem to need to do that. That said, it was the launching point for me to visit the Keys, which were fantastic. Best SCUBA I had ever done.

My conundrum is that even if we build immunity early, that doesn't mean stuff will be open during vacation. I was seconds away from pulling the trigger on flights to the Big Island and my wife was telling me prices were just going to go up, then all this occurred. Prices have never been lower, but what's the point in visiting if all the shops are closed and national parks shut down? I'd go snorkeling, but I hear even visits to the beach are prohibited for reasons unknown to me. Do oceans and sand transmit disease easily?

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