Paying less to use a Gallon

Discussion in 'Election Forums' started by gkjpalmer, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. gkjpalmer
    Offline

    gkjpalmer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Messages:
    109
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +23
    My old car got 21 miles to the gallon @3.00 dollars a gallon.
    My Current car gets 42 miles to the gallon @ $4.00 dollars a gallon.
    My USE cost for gas has gone down @ $4.00 dollars a gallon compared to when I PAID a Dollar less per gallon.

    Again...arithmatic.
     
  2. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    You gonna make some wingnut brains hurt with that one.
     
  3. Caroljo
    Offline

    Caroljo Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Messages:
    6,596
    Thanks Received:
    1,175
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Location:
    Michigan
    Ratings:
    +1,337
    Geesh.....
    Well, many of us can't afford a newer, more economic car, because we don't make the money to make those payment. So.....good for you that you're saving money. Many of us aren't and CAN'T.
     
  4. gkjpalmer
    Offline

    gkjpalmer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Messages:
    109
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +23
    Many people cannot afford a new car right now, I hardly could so I bought a Used Car....but thats where we are going. (In other words, the right direction.)

    BTW, the savings I get in fuel costs helped me to afford the same payment on my new used car.

    Again, Arithmatic.
     
  5. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,427
    Thanks Received:
    5,598
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,617
    I see all these TRUCK-SMART guys bombing around town in trucks bigger than some of my first apartments, and wonder if they completely crazy or if they OWN an oil company.

    Understand now, I'm not talking about working trucks, I'm talking about the sorts who use their gigantic -- usually new and very creature-comfort equipped -- trucks for nothing other than getting from point A to point B.
     
  6. Katzndogz
    Offline

    Katzndogz Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    65,659
    Thanks Received:
    7,418
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +8,337
    obama's answer is, if you can't afford gas, then get a new car and make payments on it. It's a clever use of If the peasants can't afford bread, let them eat cake." obama responds to the cost of gasoline by blaming the victims of his feckless policies telling them it's their fault because they won't buy a new car.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
  7. uscitizen
    Offline

    uscitizen Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    45,941
    Thanks Received:
    4,791
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    My Shack
    Ratings:
    +4,807
    It does not have to be newer just more efficient.
     
  8. JWBooth
    Offline

    JWBooth Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    6,799
    Thanks Received:
    1,555
    Trophy Points:
    200
    Location:
    Fredonia Republic
    Ratings:
    +1,957
    In the early 80's there were production autos that did 30-50 mpg. and gas/diesel was a lot cheaper.
    Big whoop.

    http://ericpetersautos.com/2012/07/19/a-lesson-from-the-past-about-the-rip-off-of-today/
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
  9. Katzndogz
    Offline

    Katzndogz Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    65,659
    Thanks Received:
    7,418
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Ratings:
    +8,337
    If you examine the math, at $5.00 a gallon, it would take you 26 years to see any benefit from buying a new car that's more fuel efficient.

    Is the Chevy Volt’s payback period really 26 years? | Midwest Energy News

    Most people do not keep a car for 26 years, even if we were guaranteed a 30 year lifespan of a fuel efficient car. That's why these cars are pretty much a waste of money. They really are more expensive to own and operate than a conventional car.
     
  10. gkjpalmer
    Offline

    gkjpalmer Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Messages:
    109
    Thanks Received:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +23
    In the 80s, Repubs in conjunction with oil and detroit fought higher cafe standards tooth and nail. They still do.
    They also fought alternative energy like ethenol while corn was being subsidized to rot in silos.

    Big whoop? Thats what you come up with? BIG WHOOP?

    Wow...thats deep.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1

Share This Page