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JT
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2007 1:31:38 AM

If gas prices reach $4 per gallon ($1.50 c/L in Canada) this summer, would you consider purchasing a more fuel efficient vehicle?
Yes I would purchase one
Yes I would consider it
No I would not
Not Applicable

Post your thoughts about this poll below.

[Edited by: TB at 2/12/2007 10:09:50 AM EST]
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Versa808
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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2013 4:18:14 AM

It depends if the technology on future cars advances. But at the moment... Nope!
puljujarvi
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2013 10:02:27 AM

Really looking at seriously changing vehicles to a hybrid after my experience with driving hybrids for my taxi job. All of them getting at least 45 mpg and some as high as over 60 mpg. Why choose otherwise when the prices are nearly the same for gas only vehicles that are hard pressed to even get 35 mpg?
dieselfanON
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Message Posted: Dec 10, 2013 9:16:45 AM

sometimes I think of electrical cars like TESLA, but I heard that price of Electricity is skyrocketing in the next 24 month.... is it worth the switch
Versa808
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:53:58 AM

Nope
rjr54
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2013 9:27:11 PM

Already did. And I am saving $200 / month.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 2:21:26 AM

Nope.
E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Nov 3, 2013 4:38:09 PM

Like some others, I already started doing this a couple of decades ago....
US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2013 9:38:19 PM

No
5w30
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2013 11:07:02 PM

when i have no choice! ; )
rjr54
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 12:40:43 AM

I am saving for a plug in hybrid so I can save the gas in the city but still drive across the country.
blue_focus2012
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2013 12:02:35 AM

I did last summer. Went from 16 mpg to 35 mpg.
Z12
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 8:41:59 PM

I might
priver
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 8:13:23 PM

yes, a sailboat.. let it rise!!
E-Squirrel
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2013 7:16:16 PM

Yes, I posted here back in 2008 that I would the next time I purchased a new vehicle. At the time, I was driving a vehicle with an EPA estimated highway rating of 34 mpg. In February, I bought a new, 2013 Mazda 3, with an estimated highway rating of 39 mpg.

Present gasoline prices are actually a bit lower since I posted in 2008, but the increasing taxation across America means that the prices will be higher, even if oil prices drop.

[Edited by: E-Squirrel at 4/7/2013 7:18:03 PM EST]
appleNY
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2013 7:16:00 PM

No - Not Within A Year
rjr54
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 10:37:11 PM

With Canadian prices currently down to $1.28, prices are finally under $5.00 / gallon. (Although many Canadian prices are still above $5.00.)
rjr54
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2013 10:33:32 PM

Of course $1.50 / litre is $5.68 / gallon. And $4.00 / gallon is $1.06 / litre. So the question is kind of inconsistent.
rjr54
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2013 7:57:05 PM

Still saving.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2013 9:05:59 AM

No
thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 2:40:13 AM

Still can't afford one.
rjr54
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2013 12:55:05 AM

Still saving for a plug in hybrid.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Mar 15, 2013 7:41:27 AM

No
thorman52
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2013 12:11:44 AM

No. I couldn't afford one if I wanted one. It'd be public transportation for me when I'm priced out of the market.
appleNY
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2013 9:57:47 PM

no
Versa808
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2013 2:49:49 AM

No, not right now.
appleNY
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2013 1:19:22 PM

no
appleNY
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2013 8:10:41 AM

no
rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2013 10:11:33 AM

P.S. the price of gas is over $4.00 a gallon. Heck it is over $5.00 a gallon here.
$1.50 per litre is $5.68 per gallon. So the question is different for litres and gallons.
rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 11:11:08 AM

We are saving for a plug in hybrid.
awillisant
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 10:29:36 AM

no
stlhawk
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 10:13:49 AM

Just depends on the cars out there. My main concerns are safety (no smart cars) and comfort. After that, mpg factors in.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2013 5:41:44 AM

No, but it is over $5 a gallon, then I would consider it.
rjr54
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2013 8:42:42 PM

It looks like there is a typo in this question - $4/gallon is $1.05/litre. Since our dollars are close to par, one can compare without an exchange rate.

The Canadian price was over $1.05 in the summer of 2006. So asking in 2007 is sort of a moot point. At $1.25 today ($5/gallon) $1.05 would be a huge bargain. Those were the days . . .
appleNY
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 6:42:03 PM

no
appleNY
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2012 8:49:58 AM

no
Versa808
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 4:10:16 AM

Yes!
Versa808
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2012 4:10:15 AM

Yes!
US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2012 1:54:27 AM

yes
achung53
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 11:16:40 AM

You. I bought a hybrid last year.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 4:46:58 AM

No
pricewar
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2012 3:11:18 AM

N
crmedic
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 7:52:40 AM

I am considering a conversion to CNG now
redsox20042007
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 5:23:21 AM

No
JacksonLittle
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 5:06:23 AM

No. I would not have the money to do so at this time.
Versa808
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2012 4:59:26 AM

No, due to the immature stages of the technology, it has to be reliable.
US_ICEMAN
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 10:20:40 PM

Yes I would purchase one
Versa808
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 8:22:53 PM

No
coffeebrake1015
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 4:56:09 PM

yes
GOBLUE1
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Message Posted: Aug 30, 2012 11:09:33 AM

Maybe I'll go Horse and Buggy or even a bike maybe I'll lose more weight. :-)
rxpx40
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 1:34:29 PM

Time to buy a bicycle.
rxpx40
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2012 1:34:20 PM

Time to buy a bicycle.
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