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Old 04-18-2018, 09:24 AM   #61 (permalink)
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The average gas price here is $2.58. I've noticed no change in people's driving habits. I've heard nothing about the increasing gas prices. A few weeks ago there were still 2017 Prius on the dealer lots. They didn't order any 2018s until they sell the 2017s.

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Old 04-18-2018, 09:42 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Something else that's high in price lately, gold.
Enough to where I sold most of mine.
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Old 04-18-2018, 11:41 AM   #63 (permalink)
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3.29 for Premium here this morning. 2.99 for regular.

Oil futures are up over 2.4% so far this morning; looks like we might be seeing $4 gallon again soon.

Traffic did seem to be a tiny bit less crazy this morning. I actually had to change lanes to go around an Escalade going UNDER the speed limit!! Not THATS never happened before.
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:28 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Canadian normie advice

High gas prices are starting to pop up as a topic in the mass media. There was a piece on the news this AM about price increases (and how they're bound to go even higher as the weather improves).

Also this syndicated columnist (newspaper & online) wrote about what you can do to your car to make it more efficient. Proof that he's writing for normies and not us weirdos:

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If you’re getting within 10 per cent of your vehicle’s NRCan (EPA) rating, stop reading this, you won’t do much better.
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Your Corner Wrench: Dos and don’ts for better fuel economy -- Barring mechanical problems, the best way to get better mileage comes down to how you drive
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Think I'll be seeing gas prices close to $3 soon....people don't get my hypermiling until I tell them it's basically like paying $1.90 for gas.
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"If you’re getting within 10 per cent of your vehicle’s NRCan (EPA) rating, stop reading this, you won’t do much better."

I don't understand this mindset. If people like this were all we had, we would still be living in a paleolithic era with no innovation ever.

When I drove across Pennsylvania this week, gas prices ranged from $2.89-2.95 across the state, but that didn't stop most of the traffic from going over the posted speed limit.
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If you’re getting within 10 per cent of your vehicle’s NRCan (EPA) rating, stop reading this, you won’t do much better.
That's once in over 100 fillups. There were 2 outlier storms that tank. And I was still breaking it in. Oh, and it got serviced.
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High gas prices are starting to pop up as a topic in the mass media. There was a piece on the news this AM about price increases (and how they're bound to go even higher as the weather improves).
Got one of those here, too. https://www.ksl.com/article/46303053...-in-the-nation Apparently the average in Utah is $3/gal now. I wouldn't know, pretty much all of our day-to-day driving is electric with the Volt.

I don't really pay attention to how much gas costs. I just figure out which stations usually have the best deal and gas up there when I need to.
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Old 04-20-2018, 07:25 AM   #69 (permalink)
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"If you’re getting within 10 per cent of your vehicle’s NRCan (EPA) rating, stop reading this, you won’t do much better."
That's just speaking truth to Murricans. If they're running a full size pickup or SUV, even driving technique can't save them (present company excepted, Slowmover). Hell, even with a manual and hypermiling the hell out of it (and being forced to avoid the big highway for other reasons) I was lucky to average 19 mpg in my wife's XTerra. More than 10% over EPA, but not numbers anyone other than a dedicated hypermiler would see.

Then he ends with a little tough love:

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That's once in over 100 fillups. There were 2 outlier storms that tank. And I was still breaking it in. Oh, and it got serviced.
A normal person might read that and think: "2 fillups that were within 10% of the rating... that's pretty good!"

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