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View Poll Results: What is your fuel price limit that you will not make the Camaro5Fest II trip?
$3.50 a gallon 0 0%
$4.00 a gallon 10 25.00%
$4.50 a gallon 4 10.00%
$5.00 a gallon 16 40.00%
If gas goes above $3.50 a gallon I will not make the trip 10 25.00%
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:38 AM   #1
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Hot Topic (Prices at the Pump)

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If (not saying that it will) Oil reaches above $220 a barrel and gas prices sky rocket will you still go to Camaro5Fest II.....
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:38 AM   #2
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:56 AM   #3
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I wish I could go. I'm still waiting on getting my Camaro....BUT, IF things were different, I would go no matter what!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:27 AM   #4
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I will be going regardless of the price of Fuel !!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:34 AM   #5
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I live 10 miles from Firebird so it does not matter.

On the same subject of gas prices, I recently came back from overseas and the price for regular gas in France was $8.00 per gallon, and for high test it was over $9.00 per gallon. While we feel like we are paying a lot, there are other countries where it is very expensive to drive anything but a Fiat 500 or Smartcar. We have it pretty good in comparison.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:40 AM   #6
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Saudi arabia it is .50 cent

The sheiks over there are so rich it is retarded because of our need for oil.
Our country has us so locked down on drilling etc, So i dont feel bad about it at all. I just wish i could get a reach around for this a55 f*cking I am getting.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:42 AM   #7
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I will not be attending due to the distance but on the topic of gas it is a huge deal to me.
I have commuted 100 miles a day for the last 10 years. I made the decision back in november to sell my house and relocate where i work to elliminate the commute because i could see this was coming. I close on my new house in a little less than 3 weeks and it couldnt come soon enough. right now at current prices me and my wife are spending close to 600.00 a month in fuel which is insane. once we move I will be only 7 miles from my work and the wife will have to travel 15 miles one way which will be half what she used to drive. our gas bill should be 1/3 or less what it once was at maybe 200.00. if gas goes higher our savings will only increase. I fully intend to start riding my road bicycle to work when weather allows me to as well as riding my harley which gets 40mpg. the camaro will be used for rainy days as well as weekend fun. I think if gas gets to 4 and 5 bucks a gallon people will be following suit and moving closer to their jobs because the gas you spend to commute will be too high
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:46 AM   #8
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ya gotta drive.....and going to the fest is a lot of fun.....so if I am going to be driving my camasro, might as well have fun doing iot!! I'M GOING!!
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:47 AM   #9
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Well I wasn't planning on going. But I will admit, If I was planning on going and gas hit $5/gal I'd cancel. Not because I technically couldn't afford it, but because I'm a cheap bastard. If oil hits $220 a barrel, get ready for a full out depression. The Saudis said that they'd increase exports w/o OPEC's consent if prices started to spike. But we should all remember that the largest portion of our imports comes from the Western hemisphere and any major price hikes are due to speculation and not lack of supply. Please note that it would appear that we actually don't even import oil from Libya, which is the latest excuse for the oil price spike.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:51 AM   #10
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If gas goes higher, I will change my driving habits. That means less short "road trips" which means less money I will spend on food/hotels/etc, which means less money injected into the economy, which means slower economic recovery. I spend my money responsibly and I wish the government would do the same. Go StL Cardinals.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:51 AM   #11
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i don't care if it gets to $10 a gallon, i'm going.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:51 AM   #12
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" it doesn't matter".

I will go no matter what the price is, you only live once and the next one will most likely be in the east. I commute 90 miles round trip to work so I will feel it a little there.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:53 AM   #13
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If gas goes higher, I will change my driving habits. That means less short "road trips" which means less money I will spend on food/hotels/etc, which means less money injected into the economy, which means slower economic recovery. I spend my money responsibly and I wish the government would do the same. Go StL Cardinals.
If Albert gets the 10 year money he's asking, he can help us all out.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:57 AM   #14
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Saudi arabia it is .50 cent

The sheiks over there are so rich it is retarded because of our need for oil.
Our country has us so locked down on drilling etc, So i dont feel bad about it at all. I just wish i could get a reach around for this a55 f*cking I am getting.
Damn, .50 cents. We should go to war with them n take their oil. Jk. Greedy pricks.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:03 AM   #15
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I live 10 miles from Firebird so it does not matter.

On the same subject of gas prices, I recently came back from overseas and the price for regular gas in France was $8.00 per gallon, and for high test it was over $9.00 per gallon. While we feel like we are paying a lot, there are other countries where it is very expensive to drive anything but a Fiat 500 or Smartcar. We have it pretty good in comparison.
Good point, but those countries (cities) have really good public transportation systems in place unlike most cities in the US. Gas in those countries is heavily taxed because of the reliable public transportation systems available to use.
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Old 02-24-2011, 11:10 AM   #16
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Good point, but those countries (cities) have really good public transportation systems in place unlike most cities in the US. Gas in those countries is heavily taxed because of the reliable public transportation systems available to use.
100% true.

If you live in the suburbs you're even more out of luck. There are so many places in the suburbs that don't have bus stops for miles apart and if a bus does stop, it'll be once every hour or more sometimes. It's not so bad to commute in the city, but subways are much dirtier here than what I've seen in western Europe for the most part.
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Saudi arabia it is .50 cent

The sheiks over there are so rich it is retarded because of our need for oil.
Our country has us so locked down on drilling etc, So i dont feel bad about it at all. I just wish i could get a reach around for this a55 f*cking I am getting.
That's what we would have if we started drilling years ago
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100% true.

If you live in the suburbs you're even more out of luck. There are so many places in the suburbs that don't have bus stops for miles apart and if a bus does stop, it'll be once every hour or more sometimes. It's not so bad to commute in the city, but subways are much dirtier here than what I've seen in western Europe for the most part.
I agree with you that the subways here are much dirtier as the Paris subways were very clean compared to NYC, and the trains came to the station on average every three minutes.

You are correct with regards to being out in the suburbs and not having as many train or bus stops. Even with the great public transportation there were too many cars on the road as we all seem to like our independence, and they have horrible rush hours. Makes LA's seem tame by comparison.

Cold fusion is the answer, but it would suck with a head on as you would have to close a portion of the freeway for about 100 years.
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Gas prices have no bearing on our decision to not go to the event. Decision came solely on distance between here and there. Maybe next year?
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Gas prices have no bearing on our decision to not go to the event. Decision came solely on distance between here and there. Maybe next year?
Agreed. The gas prices don't make a difference, the only way I would make the trip would be by plane because it's on the other side of the country and that's just no fun without my car, so nope, maybe next year if they do it closer to Florida.
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Saudi arabia it is .50 cent

The sheiks over there are so rich it is retarded because of our need for oil.
Our country has us so locked down on drilling etc, So i dont feel bad about it at all. I just wish i could get a reach around for this a55 f*cking I am getting.
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I thought this might be interesting. You can see that the state and county governments have at least 20% say the price of gas. Can't blame it all on world markets.

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I thought this might be interesting. You can see that the state and county governments have at least 20% say the price of gas. Can't blame it all on world markets.

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