Price of GAS

Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by phenoyz, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. farmecologist

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    Yeah...owners are selling theirs into the used market as well. Kind of hard not to when carvana, etc... is offering 1000s more that they paid for it.

    Yet another reason we are NOT in the market for another vehicle until this sellers market pivots substantially towards buyers.

    The /r/FordMaverickTruck/ subreddit is kind of an interesting place to visit every now and then.
     
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    That beats the ratio I remember from driving to Logan Airport in Boston a few decades back, which I think was around four painted lanes to seven lanes of cars or so.

    I wasn't an accustomed Boston driver, and I was returning to the airport in a rental car, and it all felt a little daring for my taste.
     
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    Out of 1027 Mavericks for sale 22 are private party
     
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    In that part of India, it seemed the rule was that for N painted lanes, there were 2N+1 functional traffic lanes. And I don't think their painted lanes were as wide as typical U.S. lanes.

    I suspect traffic on that road to Logan didn't include plenty of mopeds, rickshaws, and carts pulled by oxen and camels.
     
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    a salesman once told me that he had to hire a cab to follow in his rental car to get him out of the city.
     
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    I haven't done driving to Logan for a long time. But when I did, taking T was much quicker than driving my own car or taking a cab. I don't know how I managed driving in and out of that city for years then without a navigation system. And now, even with the best navigation system, I would not try driving to and from Logan by myself.
     
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    I'd been flown out to attend some meeting or training with a vendor in some suburban business park somewhere in Andover, and I don't think anybody even thought to ask if there was a practical transit alternative other than renting a car at Logan. After the experience, I might have tried harder the next time, had there been a next time. No Google Maps transit routing back then, and I'm used to those kinds of suburban business parks being pretty inaccessible except with a car. (Or you get a google transit route that ends with a leg where you walk for 48 minutes along a six-lane artery with no sidewalks.)
     
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    True, the Greater Boston area public transit is nowhere close to being a perfect way to move around. IIRC, there is a commuter line to Andover, but it will take several station hops, and depending on the final destination location, you may still need to rent a car or take a cab from the public transit station.
     
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    The internet has gotten rid of the hassle of selling private party, and there is more options than just Carvana. Some. like KBB, connect you to a local dealer.

    It likely means not getting top dollar, but with today's market, the seller is still coming out ahead without the paying the cost of selling on their own.
     
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    I think of the sort of business park where the vendor was located as being pretty much the same kind of place, no matter where in the country I've seen one. Not sited or landscaped with transit accessibility as a criterion.
     
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    "Opening the (curiously named) strategic petroleum reserves, electing more energy friendly friendly administrations, buying more energy efficient vehicles, curtailing non-essential travel, and driving like a Boomer are all chicken soup type therapeutics." #140

    On planet price-of-gas, reducing fuel consumption may be chicken soup. On planet Earth, it slows the rate of [CO2] increase which is important. Excess fuel consumption is voluntary and basically recreational, but unwise.

    Unclear how SPR fits in, or if a more appropriate name is being proposed?
     
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    well, 5 or 6 bucks isn't doing it either.

    when mosp people on priuschat are driving a prius to save money instead of the planet, i think we're doomed.
    otoh, personal vehicles are only one part of the puzzle
     
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    If I see how other people I share this planet with are treating it, I have absolutely ZERO desire to share a vehicle with them... /s
     
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    I've never seen so many Tesla's running around EVER! I wonder if folks kept them in their garage and are, now, getting some use out of them? You cannot find a hybrid or Prime Toyota in any of our dealerships....bought before they even arrive.
     
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    An ironic view of mass transit….
     
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    just got a wake up call from our heating oil company. if i shut the house down for the winter, the fuel savings will pay for a villa in tuscany.
     
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    i have seen those. if i were younger, healthier, and had a like minded spouse, i would give it serious consideration.
     
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    Yeah! I may consider that option. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    sidebar 2: I read an article about a retired couple who decided to live on a cruise ship year round. The cost of hopping from one cruise to another year around turned out to be cheaper than paying the mortgage, utility, and food. Not a bad idea if you are OK living with COVID risk 24/7. The utility, room, and board are all included.
     
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    i read that! it's great if you love cruising. i'm a landlubber :sick:
     
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