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Old 02-18-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Possible regrets

$4.00 gas is here today so the projections of $5.00 by the summer may be on track. However, this is a regular thing each year when the refineries change over to summer blend but it still blows having only a Jeep with these gas prices.

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Old 02-18-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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It's getting real bad. Especially if your JK eats gas, you just feel like a sucker

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Old 02-18-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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No regrets here. Even made my mpg worse by installing larger tires. Haha. Luckily, I have my sons car I can drive if I have to. 99 Civic that gets damn near 40mpg on the highway. Even still, I would only drive it as a last resort.

Also, my wife and I work in the same building. She has a 09 Accord that we can carpool in.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:02 PM   #4
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Just remember when Obama took office the national average was $1.65 per gallon. It's been a great 4 years.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #5
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Gas is 1.40/L in Montreal. That's 5.30$/gallon.



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Old 02-18-2012, 12:16 PM   #6
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Took gas volatility into account when I researched everything prior to purchasing mine.

My only regret is not accounting for the modding bug. Holy Moly!
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:18 PM   #7
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #8
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Just wait until the bombs start flying in Iran. Thankfully we have two company cars in the house and the Jeep is just for goofing.

We are boaters though, and high fuel costs keep a lot of people at the dock.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #9
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$4.00 gas is here today so the projections of $5.00 by the summer may be on track. However, this is a regular thing each year when the refineries change over to summer blend but it still blows having only a Jeep with these gas prices.
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It's getting real bad. Especially if your JK eats gas, you just feel like a sucker
not sure why all the whining.....yeah it sucks but you knew you were getting a jeep, not a jetta. if it gets too bad, trade it. take it in the shorts and get something you can get 25-30 mpg in and get stuck in the snow and never see the off road again.
its my daily driver and i go over 100 miles a day. bought it in august and just went over 12400 miles and have already spent over $3500 in gas since i got it. i have choices.....i choose to keep the jeep.
i love the way the "media" predicts the rise in the cost of gas and the oil companies follow suit. I'm sorry, if you have BILLIONS of $$ in profit, you don't need to raise prices....they're just a bunch of greedy pricks. sorry, done venting.

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Old 02-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #10
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Just remember when Obama took office the national average was $1.65 per gallon. It's been a great 4 years.
iwhatever you think about Obama and politics, the implication is pretty biased. if you look at the chart of monthly avg national gas prices, you can see that Jan 2009 was approx as you say, however July 2008 the avg was $4.12 - so it's not as if the previous administration had us wallowing in cheap gas and then Obama came and ruined the party
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:29 PM   #11
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At least I do have my motorcycle but there is not a strong possibility I will had a vehicle to my possessions at this time. It also would not make sense to get rid of my JK and lose several thousand dollars just to save a little on gas.
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Just remember when Obama took office the national average was $1.65 per gallon. It's been a great 4 years.
Not trying to turn this into a political thread and certainly gas was at low and prices needed some correction, but the President's recent plan to "sock it" to the oil companies in taxes is certainly going to drive up the price of gas as the taxes are passed on to every consumer.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:34 PM   #13
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Damn! I definitely did not start this as a whine and certainly didn't want it to be some political rant from a hater. Gas wasn't any $1.65 here that is for sure. I hope the tread gets shut down soon. It is crap like this that gets me to dislike having specific vehicles because of maybe being mistook for sharing in that kind of thinking by association. It provides me reason to discontinue participation on certain discussion boards as well.
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not sure about "socking it to the oil companies", are you referring to attempts to revoke incentives and subsidies and preferences for oil companies and fossil fuels. not to hijack the thread, but it really is sad that politics have become so hypocritical. I like driving cars, and I like cheap gas, but it is a commodity and there is supply and demand, the entire world is increasing demand for cars and gas, prices go up and down and supply meets demand.

Socialism is generally when others pay your way. With gas, if I pollute your air or warm your environment, and don't pay for it, Then I am benefiting from socialism. So when we see the price of gas at $4, and think it is high, we should reflect on the true costs and subsidies, and concede that we are benefiting from a little bit of socialism - if you want a truly economic price that includes all the costs ( think mideast wars and US navy to protect shipping lanes), gas would be significantly higher

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Not trying to turn this into a political thread and certainly gas was at low and prices needed some correction, but the President's recent plan to "sock it" to the oil companies in taxes is certainly going to drive up the price of gas as the taxes are passed on to every consumer.
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There are lots of vehicles out there that get better gas milage, there are lots of vehicles out there that go faster, but I bought my jeep as an extension of part of my personality. Much like the three scooters in my garage and my wifes Jag, over time there will be little on my Jeep that will remain stock, and modifications tend to only drop MPG, that being said I feel your pain with gas prices hitting me in the wallet, however I refuse to let that dampen the Joy I feel when I travel, or diminish the kick I get out of seeing other folks look at me so enviously.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:51 PM   #16
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Just wait until the bombs start flying in Iran. Thankfully we have two company cars in the house and the Jeep is just for goofing.

We are boaters though, and high fuel costs keep a lot of people at the dock.
If any bombs start flying in Iran then we have nobody but ourselves to blame for allowing this out of control financial oligarchy of a government to start yet another useless war. Maybe that will get the sheep off the couch marching on DC instead of wasting away watching football and DWTS. /rant

Luckily I have my civic to fall back on.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #17
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love my jeep...no regrets, no surrender......no politics.

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Old 02-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #18
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Socialism is generally when others pay your way.

That would be Obamacare.
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That would be Obamacare.
or Romneycare
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #20
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I have no regrets. Im just going to have to get a second car in a few years that gets good mpg and keep my jeep for a toy like Jimbo
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:27 PM   #21
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I thought this started out about mileage.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:30 PM   #22
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I thought this started out about mileage.
It did but it brought the morons out. By the way, how is the weather in Rushland? Have you had a Hanity lately? What about a good old fashioned Becking? I'm out to enjoy the day now.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #23
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You really stirred them up.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:43 PM   #24
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Self employed with a Dodge Ram van with a 36 gallon tank and 9 miles to the gallon. My jeep is my ECONOMY car. Want to pass on the cost of gas to my customers I travel to, but I am lucky that they are spending little what they are so I have to suck it up. So I have been putting in 12 gallons at a time so I don't have to haul all the gas weight on my already overloaded service van. Is that called physics?
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #25
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I agree with the OP, that it does take its toll sometimes when at the pump and I do get a little pissed, but I have no regrets on buying my Jeep. Regardless of ur beliefs, the rising prices are annoying and I cant stand how quickly they rise vs how quickly they fall.
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:49 PM   #26
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By the way it doesn't matter who is in office. It is what it is in a free economy. If I were trying to get reelected I would try to make gas as cheap as possible. Might be out of the current leaders control or 4.00 is cheap compared to what it should be. Could be worse.
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I love my 3 mile commute to the office, and $0.55/mile when I work in the field =P
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Old 02-18-2012, 01:58 PM   #28
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Cost of doing business....I could drive a civic everyday and be pissed off about it, or just suck it up and be happy in my jeep....if funding allowed I'd have both but having just a jeep and paying for the gas mileage is still cheaper than having the jeep AND another vehicle that gets great gas mileage
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #29
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For me this was a "want it" purchase and "enjoy it" ownership. Same thing when deciding on the Rubicon....didn't need it....just wanted it.

I just came back from a couple years living/working in Greece. Now that's a place where owning a Jeep would be nuts. Gas is now $10.00 a gallon and with the traffic there you can expect around 10 mpg. (My wife's mini van used to get 14 mpg in Athens now it gets 19 mpg in the city back home in the good ole USA.)
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:22 PM   #30
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how do you think i feel. just gave back a chevy volt that i had for 10 months and put gas in it once and ordered a jku sahara. sometimes you got to suck it up to drive what you really like

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