Hurting your wallet?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by phideaux, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    West Ky is now at $3.80/gal.
    May start crimping our lifestyle.
    Cut McDonalds down to only once a month instead of twice a month.
    $55 for a fill up in a 2013 Nissan Altima ,Im glad I get 35-40 mpg, but Im still cutting back on some driving.
    Its hurting my working kids more than me, going to work everday cost them a lot more.
    I think the worst may still be coming.

    Will it hit $5 /gal this year?

    [​IMG]

    Jim
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013
  2. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    It's almost $4 a gallon here. I stopped taking useless trips and consolidate all my errands to a single day.
     

  3. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz In the army now..

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    My truck burns diesel, $4.16 per gallon this morning here in North Ga. Big ouch!
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    I didn't vote for the somabitch...twice !!
     
  5. FishyOne

    FishyOne New Member

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    $3.89 for ethanol-free 87 octane in my area. I average 24mpg in my Impala and spend about $150/month on gasoline. Less money for guns & ammo!
     
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Now that right there is one more thing I like about this forum.

    Btw, neither did I...twice.:cool:

    Gas prices are not done yet, I think everybody that voted for him should buy my gas.;):D

    keystone...keystone....keystone...

    Im marching also.


    Jim
     
  7. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz In the army now..

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    Just back forth to the office I drop $150.00 a week in diesel. I get 17.5 mpg, just a long drive each way.
     
  8. Blkhawk73

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    don't even look. I know the station I go to is always within a couple cents of the next station and usually lower. Gotta have the gas and not gonna drive extra just to save a whole dollar. Only drive 12 miles a day anyways.
     
  9. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    Regular is not killer yet here in S.C. at $3.55 but my Shelby which likes premium only is covered in the garage for weekend duty only. :D
     
  10. Blkhawk73

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    The way I see it, if you can't afford the gas, maybe it's not the best idea to have the car it's going in. One of those, "if you can afford the car, you should be able to afford the repairs and gas" things I guess.
     
  11. FishyOne

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    This is very true. I know a couple people without cars for this reason. They could afford a decent car but the cost of fuel, insurance, licensing, maintenance, repairs, etc makes it smarter for them to use public transportation.

    These days I figure $3,000/year to own and operate an reliable automobile.
     
  12. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    More than that in some cases.
     
  13. threetango

    threetango Special Dance Instructor

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    Since you added your post right after mine, here's my situation.

    We also have a 2013 Jeep Wrangler 4x4, 6 cylinder and a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 6 cylinder and believe me I can afford the gas, repairs and ability to trade every year if I want too for all three.

    Just don't drive the Shelby on a daily basis as there's no need to, it's a pleasure car. :D

    And as Paul Harvey used to say "That's the rest of the story".
     
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  14. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I may have to buy a couple scooters.
     
  15. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Heck, I was thinking, I shouldnt have got rid of all my horses, but they were costly to maintain also.

    Thinking more on a good bycycle.:D:rolleyes:


    Jim