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Old 03-13-2008, 04:28 PM   #801
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On the rise

Today's ugly local market:
Unleaded $3.76
Diesel $ 4.26
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:45 PM   #802
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:54 PM   #803
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Doin the math, with the increase in mpg it still works out o be even or slightly better.
I truly believe the producers figured it out to minimize anyone to have an advantage....
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:41 PM   #804
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Doin the math, with the increase in mpg it still works out o be even or slightly better.
I truly believe the producers figured it out to minimize anyone to have an advantage....
Yup...my math shows that too but can someone check my math...it doesn't sound right.

I did some quick math using the e-class mercedes diesel vs gas mpg.

The diesel version gets 26 in the city.
The gas version gets 18 in the city.

If gas is $3/gal and diesel is $4/gal, then it costs $.50 more per gallon to fill up with diesel than with gas. The few extra miles you get out of the diesel then becomes a wash. That doesn't even take into account the extra $$$ for a diesel engine.

Anyhow, can't beat the diesels for towing power!
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:44 PM   #805
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It seems that at least half of the Fed's job is to ruin a good thing as soon as it rears it's ugly head.
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Old 03-13-2008, 05:53 PM   #806
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Regular 3.09 per gal and diesel 3.69 per gal here we go again every spring but worse....:-(
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:34 PM   #807
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Egad, I now have a choice. Pay for a Starbucks or pay the same for a gal of gas. Oh, what to do...

It's a lot like the 70's when folks were grenaging their cars for Pinto's and Vega's and the like. Eventually the market got itself righted out.

For us it's what are our priorities - eating out a few times a week or going camping for the summer. Fung Lu and his family at our favorite Chinese Restaurant are going to miss us.

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Old 03-13-2008, 07:24 PM   #808
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Fuel prices in northern Illinois are $3.39 for reg unleaded and diesel is $3.99 today. Wisconsin is up to $3.49 and $4.09.

The summer fuel requirement in Chicago will add to that!

With the dollar shrinking in value, don't expect any relief in the near future (never is possible)!

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Old 03-13-2008, 08:47 PM   #809
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cheapest diesel in town today ARCO 4.039

cheapest regular unleaded Costco 3.299

Did you guys read the article in Wall street....talking about 5 dollar regular and 6 dollar diesel by fall. I hope someones lyin to me.
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Old 03-14-2008, 08:01 AM   #810
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3.45 unleaded----3.99 diesel and for the Ford 2.79 for e85. With the declining dollar the numbers predicted for the fall are a reality. Our country has overspent, we have lost the ability to produce in a competitive manner so hyper inflation will be the result for the next few years. We have no energy policy and never had one. Both sides of the aisle are at fault for this mess. We were warned many times and Brazil is one of the few that found independence. Solution? MAKE LOTS OF MONEY to absorb the increases. I wish it was easy but you know what they say about life being fair. I would guess your income will have to increase at least 10%/year for the next 5 years to have the same standard of living we have become comfortable with. The middle class is all but lost in this race, it is every man/women for survival and our country will look much different in the next decade. I am OK, as I am an importer, but I worry so for our kids and beyond. I am trying to set them up for the future, but it is impossible to see how far this decline will go??
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:45 AM   #811
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In an article on CNN this morning it is noted that the price today is still below the 1981 high of 3.04 when inflation is included in the equation.

Gas prices set another record at average $3.28 a gallon - Mar. 14, 2008

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In an article on CNN this morning it is noted that the price today is still below the 1981 high of 3.04 when inflation is included in the equation.

Gas prices set another record at average $3.28 a gallon - Mar. 14, 2008

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Yea, that article provided some great comfort!

Today, I nearly drove off into a ditch when I saw diesel at $4.29/gallon!

I personally don't care what it was like in 1981. All I care about right now is 2008.
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:24 PM   #813
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:29 PM   #814
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:31 PM   #815
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Yep silvertwinkie I know what you mean about 1981 versus today. It's just interesting to see the comparison.

We went past a gas station tonight to get to one we frequent and gas at the second one was 13 cents a liter more. We turned right around and headed back to the other and as we were pulling in they were putting the higher price up on the sign.

Of course I was the one who told my wife to go to the second gas station so guess who got the old "we shoulda stopped when I wanted to" look .

It's like playing the lotto right now when going for gas.

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Old 03-17-2008, 06:40 AM   #816
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Western station in Idaho Springs Colorado yesterday.
$2.99 reg.
$2.19 E-85
$3.79 Diesel

The station just added E-85 within the last 2 weeks. I haven't had the chance to use it enough to give a good comparison for fuel economy, but with a savings of 80 cents I think I'm sticking to this station as much as possible. Seems like most fuel in the area was around $3.09 reg.
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:48 AM   #817
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Diesel at the beginning of the week. $3.98. at the end $4.20. I am laeaving CA as fast as I can and I still want to know why Diesel went from being the cheapest to the most expensive.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:06 AM   #818
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Gorda is in Monterey County, CA and gas today is $5.69 per gallon as quoted on the news, KTLA this morning. Doing mapquest Gorda is between Cambria and Carmel on Hwy 1. Not to many choices in that neck of woods. Guess will stay in Pismo Beach this year and not visit Big Sur.
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Gorda is in Monterey County, CA and gas today is $5.69 per gallon as quoted on the news, KTLA this morning. Doing mapquest Gorda is between Cambria and Carmel on Hwy 1. Not to many choices in that neck of woods. Guess will stay in Pismo Beach this year and not visit Big Sur.
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