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Old 03-29-2018, 03:55 PM   #31 (permalink)
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OK, I don't remember the last time I've seen a fuel efficient car advertised on the front page...
Last December while I was taking some days off at my mom's apartment in Florianópolis, I saw an ad for the local Volvo dealer on the last page of Diário Catarinense featuring a XC60 hybrid. But it's not even available in Brazil (by now only the XC90 is locally available in hybrid versions).

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Old 03-29-2018, 05:21 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I drove 511 miles today and was looking forward to getting cheap gas in the Phoenix area, but when I checked, the lowest in the entire valley was $2.339.
Don't feel bad - it's been around $2.80-2.90 herebouts for a long time ($2.50-2.60 if I need to go to Carson City).

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Most drivers flew past me, but for half an hour or forty-five minutes, as I drove south from Flagstaff up and down mountains...
Been quite a while since I drove that way, but isn't it basically downhill all the way?
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Old 03-31-2018, 02:33 PM   #33 (permalink)
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When you go south from Flagstaff it warns you of eighteen miles of downhill grades, but there are definitely uphill portions. I usually downshift to stay around the speed limit, but once I get closer to the bottom, I often cost in neutral. The uphill portion bleeds off my excess speed and requires me to start accelerating again.

When I drive from Phoenix to Show Low people always pass me going uphill, so I felt surprised they drove differently south of Flagstaff.
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Old 03-31-2018, 02:47 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I just checked, and the average price is at a 3 year high in Canada.
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:22 PM   #35 (permalink)
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confirmation bias?

Today: the first time I've ever seen an online ad for the Pacifica hybrid ... "SAVE GAS!"

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Old 04-03-2018, 07:31 PM   #36 (permalink)
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The ad at the top of this page is for a 2017 RAM 2500 crew cab that has total "savings" up to more than what I paid for either of my current cars. Not sure if it's because there's a market for them or they're desperate to get rid of them. Either way, I'm gonna have to pass.

Where do we place our bets on whether or not economy cars will start appreciating in value?
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:39 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I think people in the market for a new vehicle are regretting the SUV they bought only 5 years ago.
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Really glad I learned about ecomodding and saving gas when I lived in Canada. I fill up for less than $30 and I go over 500 miles between fill ups in my 2010 Insight and +700 miles in my 2000 Insight!

I switched to a 2001 Insight back in 2015 out of necessity, gas was like $4/gallon where I lived in Ontario at the time, and I was making minimum wage part-time doing factory work. Ever since then I've never looked back!
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The ad at the top of this page is for a 2017 RAM 2500 crew cab that has total "savings" up to more than what I paid for either of my current cars.
Yeah, and even after the "savings", they're still asking enough to pay off my mortgage :-(

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