Gas prices . How does it effect your daily life

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    Gas here is 3.75. I find that we dont go on as many weekend trips as we used too. I used to visit my mom at least once a month . Now its more like once every 3 months.. saving for kids college so dont have much for travelling these days..
     
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    Not much, but when gasoline is $1.00 a gallon, I can't afford to buy it.
     
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    They haven't. Other than the short period of time where gas prices plummeted along with everything else after the economy crashed, I've been paying anywhere from $2.50 - $4.25 a gallon for a while now.
     
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    Gas prices are up 50 cents a gallon in the last six months. I drive almost 300 miles a week and buy 10 gallons of gas a week

    That means it is costing me an extra $5 a week for gas

    Hasn't really changed my driving
     
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    Yep but those guys with the big SUV's and Daullies....

    Neighbor has a honkin big duallie and only pulls something about 4 times a year.
    And he drives it to work every day.
     
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    Good question. I appreciated breaking down issues in terms of personal impact.

    Gas has been so overpriced in San Francisco for years that when the country feels a sudden surge in pricing, it doesn't 'hurt' me as drastically as it might across state lines.
     
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    hello,
    I still use the car as needed, for the job and grocery. For all other leisure time activities I use the bicycle and train services or the combination of both.
    The winter is almost gone, the streets aren't icy anymore, so you can often use your bicycle now :)
     
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    Because of the high cost of gas, I can't buy as many condoms as I used to buy. I'm sure there are many more in America just like me. Therefore, I look for the birth rate to climb due to the high cost of gas.
     
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    I use about twenty gallons of gas a week. If I filled up, it would be twice a week. Because I live in California, the price of gas is just high enough to make stealing it attractive so I don't fill up. I get enough gas to get me where I want to go and back, every day. So far, I've only lost a few dollars in stolen gas. Some of my neighbors have lost $100.00 at a whack.
     
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    I drive my golf cart to work

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