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Re: Your Gas Prices
« Reply #60 on: August 31, 2005, 02:27:51 pm »
OMG!!!!!!! Our gas prices went nuts today. We were paying 1.10 a litre and now we are paying $1.30 a litre. That turns into $4.10 after the exchange rate into American dollars per gallon!!!!!! I waited in line for half an hour just to top up a quarter of a tank because they are saying that by the end of tomorrow we may spike even higher!!!!! I guess it is time to look into getting Hutch a cart and teach him to pull!!
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« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2005, 02:30:37 pm »
OMG!!!!!!! Our gas prices went nuts today. We were paying 1.10 a litre and now we are paying $1.30 a litre. That turns into $4.10 after the exchange rate into American dollars per gallon!!!!!! I waited in line for half an hour just to top up a quarter of a tank because they are saying that by the end of tomorrow we may spike even higher!!!!! I guess it is time to look into getting Hutch a cart and teach him to pull!!
that sounds like a plan.

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Re: Your Gas Prices
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2005, 02:34:18 pm »
Ang I here ya we get, as you all know a lot on snow in Canada too and in the winter you need a truck or Suv with 4 wheel drive or you aren't getting anywhere. And here in Edmoton they don't salt the roads as it gets to cold and the salt doesn't do anything, they sand the roads and barley ever plow, so you are driving on lots of snow.
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« Reply #63 on: August 31, 2005, 02:36:33 pm »
OMG!!!!!!! Our gas prices went nuts today. We were paying 1.10 a litre and now we are paying $1.30 a litre. That turns into $4.10 after the exchange rate into American dollars per gallon!!!!!! I waited in line for half an hour just to top up a quarter of a tank because they are saying that by the end of tomorrow we may spike even higher!!!!! I guess it is time to look into getting Hutch a cart and teach him to pull!!

Hey Saintgirl

Are you in Nova Scotia??
I am going to be there next week and need to rent an SUV, need to brace myself as to what I am going to pay for gas for the drive from Halifax to Middleton!
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« Reply #64 on: August 31, 2005, 03:11:37 pm »
 ::) holy shyt just went to town to get reg gas that was 2.59 this morning and now it's 4.99 a gallon.  than we had a huke's that the pump's would be shut off at 5pm so every body and thier brother was getting gas.. and i live in a very very small town... Damn i know i should had got gas yesterday it was only 2.48 so i guess ill be staying right at home. So much for a holiday weekend. Playing on the lake. i can still play on the lake just have to use little gas in the waverunner. just take it out for a spin. well we had friends coming down to the lake Not now.
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« Reply #65 on: August 31, 2005, 03:43:24 pm »
same thing here i got a half a tank of gas costed 19.30 and i got the last of the gas at that place also in every gas station in my town. AND SURROUNDING TOWNS THATS ALL THE GAS. Its bad here i PAID 288 A GALLON FOR WHAT I GOT
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« Reply #66 on: August 31, 2005, 04:22:55 pm »
It went up 50 cents OVERNIGHT, its now 2.99. This just makes my stomach sick  >:( We the USA needs help cause of all the diaster they make the gas price this high!!!!!!!

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« Reply #67 on: August 31, 2005, 05:13:25 pm »
Tony,
I don't mean to pick on you I really don't, but you keep setting me off! ;)  I have 3 dogs, meaning I need alot of cargo room.  So why not go with a van?  Or a station wagon?  Because I need sturdy 4 Wheel drive.  I don't want it I need.  Right now I'm living with my grandparents as their health is foundering, and they live in the midle of nowhere.  Cross some dirt roads that are never worked on, go up 70 degree hills, and I live in New Hamsphire where we have lovely lovely snow, and often, when it's too cold to snow, we get freezing ice.
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i also don't MEAN to set u off but.. understand there are countries (besides our own) which suffer the same condition as your beloved NE... and they don't abuse the availability of trucks like us. you have 3 dogs, i have 2. you live in the snow, ditto. granted i'm not offroadin', but in the jungles of Chicago downtown, i might as well be.

a sturdy wagon w/ 4 wheel drive you ask? Audi has been making these for ever and a day, since the 80s i believe. ditto to benz (4matic series) and now bmw. teutonic cars too outrageously priced? try any subaru wagon -  been AWD, and more reliable than most american trucks, since the 80s -  or the RAV4/CR-V (both car based mini-utes w/ FRUGAL 4bangers) don't like japanese? try the new dodge magnum wagon 4wd or ford escape. the MISCONCEPTION is that snow dwellers (beside yourself) NEED 3 ton 4WD trucks to survive. I drove around MI / IL in a slammed Miata for 2 years. Never got stuck. it's a 50/50 balanced rwd car with snow tires mounted.

again, similar to the doggy food thread, there ARE better solutions that ppl are simply unwilling to accept; PROVE to me a 15mpg 4wd truck is more capable in the snow than a 27mpg RAV4/CRV... actually don't bother. it's not. trucks are heavier, stop slower, accelerate slower,  turn slower due to bigger tires/height. AND of course, burn more gas. drive on ice? no amount of awd, 4x4, 10 wheel drive can save you on ice. "almost" every car, beyond the tire factor, is equally doomed. did you know a Mazda6 wagon (which I sold for awhile) has more cargo room than a Ford explorer??? and Europeans ride motorcycles (50mpg+) in the SNOW??? this is what i mean by 'asinine' Americans.

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Re: Your Gas Prices
« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2005, 05:22:51 pm »
got gas this am - at 2.65 - not to ba (can't believe I even said it!!!)

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« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2005, 05:32:33 pm »
Audi and Mercedes and Volkswagen all have All Wheel drive vehicles in wagon form.  However I'm not independantly weathly, and I can't afford those.  Even Subies up here are overpriced.  We go through cars like water here because the salt destroys everything.  They all rot away.  A car you can get for under a grand in the south or Midwest is gonna be at least $2,500.  I was looking at the Ford Freestyle, but I can't afford that either.  Especially now that I am unemployed, I'm glad I didn't go for the $500+ payments:)  I looked at the Magnum and it made me claustrobic.  Like I said earlier the Escape isn't condusive (Aren't big words great? :) ) to a growing Dane, a spaztic setter and a 80 pound+ sled dog.  On the test drive we went to my house and picked up the boys (Dane and Chinook) and they had to lay on top of each other and even then Sanity was pushing into my back.  Plus there are times where I go out on doggy events with friends.  Mainly of the Dane variety.  I posted pics. 

My car gets about 20mpg, and I'm actually pretty happy with that.  There were many other considerations for Cargo, such as my Honey is a drummer, and try fitting a 5 peice set, plus cymbals into a Jeep wrangler (Talk about a gas hog :|)  Also, and this is totally vain on my part, but I'm a little person.  I've always been attracted to things that make me feel safe, so I get a big dog, a big car, a big man, ect.  We have to deal with Boston drivers, my man is from Chicago so I know that you're not much better off, and they all drive ENORMOUS cars that they don't need and because they're in these cars, that have huge blind spots in the first place, they don't even look before thy cut you off.  I saw someone in an Excursion crack into a Jetta, and rip the back half of the car off, sending it into a tailspin and not even notice.  Being able to be seen is a big load off of my mind.

I have no problems with little cars.  I drove a 88 5 speed Volkwagen Golf pretty much from 17 on, till I got the dogs, and I NEVER got stuck in that thing.  It always started, got great gas mileage, but I ran out of gas one day, called AAA and the tow truck company loaded my car with Diesel.  Destroyed the fuel pumps, and it wasn't worth the money to fix.  I cried for like a week I loved that car so much. 

Ang

PS I'm a car geek too  :P  But more into the gas guzzling old school muscle cars.  I know it's horrid for the environment, but I miss when cars were made out of metal.  *Sigh*


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Re: Your Gas Prices
« Reply #70 on: August 31, 2005, 07:00:15 pm »
I'm gonna go weld some metal plates to my car now ,and maybe some pointy spikes on the front.. People are getting so crazy, it will be like Mad Max and the Thunderdome here shortly.   People will be hijacking the gas truck before it gets there..

I expect a midget in a viking cap to be on the roof of my car banging on the windshield with a piece of drive shaft on my way to work in the morning :)
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Re: Your Gas Prices
« Reply #71 on: August 31, 2005, 07:43:48 pm »
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I'm gonna go weld some metal plates to my car now ,and maybe some pointy spikes on the front.. People are getting so crazy, it will be like Mad Max and the Thunderdome here shortly.   People will be hijacking the gas truck before it gets there..

I expect a midget in a viking cap to be on the roof of my car banging on the windshield with a piece of drive shaft on my way to work in the morning

LOL..........I would LOVE to see that.   :D  ;D  :D

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« Reply #72 on: August 31, 2005, 08:04:52 pm »
Gas in town is $2.99 for regular unleaded. This is crazy. We have a friend that hauls gas and he has been hauling 18 hours a day trying to keep stations from going empty. God only knows how much our propane will be for heat this winter.
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« Reply #73 on: August 31, 2005, 08:08:00 pm »
I'm gonna go weld some metal plates to my car now ,and maybe some pointy spikes on the front.. People are getting so crazy, it will be like Mad Max and the Thunderdome here shortly.   People will be hijacking the gas truck before it gets there..

I expect a midget in a viking cap to be on the roof of my car banging on the windshield with a piece of drive shaft on my way to work in the morning :)

My husband said they are escorting the gas trucks by police

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« Reply #74 on: August 31, 2005, 08:09:15 pm »
I found this for anyone who lives in Ontario.
http://www.ontariogasprices.com/index.aspx

This one is for Canada and USA
http://www.gasbuddy.com/

This helps you find the cheapest gas around!



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