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Old May 25th, 2008, 02:09 PM
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We're just a few pennies under $4 per gallon here on Oahu.
And in this morning's paper they said the island of Lanai is at $5!!!
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Old May 25th, 2008, 02:31 PM
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[...]With gas over $4/gallon, I average about one fill-up a month, around $30 at a time. That's far below any threshold I can envision.
Wow! that's a really small tank...probably around 8 gal. Jeez...that sounds good to me!

While I'm driving about 25% less than I did a year ago, with the higher gas prices it's still costing me more. Ya can't win for losin' nowadays.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 03:01 PM
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Wow! that's a really small tank...probably around 8 gal.
Yep. 1994 Saturn SC-1.
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Old May 25th, 2008, 05:14 PM
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Out of curiosity, what are people's thresholds here? Meaning, at what price point where you will simply say, forget it, I ain't driving and will walk, bus, etc?
No threshold for us...

In the morning, the hubby drops off kids to school in Pearl City (from Ewa Beach) and then drives into town for work. Afternoons, I drive from Ewa Beach to Pearl City to pick the kids up from school and bring them home. it would be difficult to do on theBus (kids are too young to go alone) and obviously too far to walk.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 03:11 AM
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I'm watching KHNL news right now, and they just finished a story about how TheBus ridership is up, despite this -- the end of school -- being their traditional slowdown season.

These higher gas prices are working! We should be embracing this.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 03:55 AM
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We should be embracing this.
“We” should first be directed at all those solo drivers who are just traveling to and from work. On the other hand, those carpooling, cycling, or moped/motorcycle riding should also be embraced. Those who need their 4-wheeled vehicle for work (contractors, vendors, photographers, videographers, etc.) should not be frowned upon.
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Old May 31st, 2008, 05:50 AM
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Everyone should be embracing the high cost of fuel and food. It might be the one thing to get us all to thinking and doing what we should be in order to bring down overcomsumption, excess, and pollution.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 03:04 PM
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“We” should first be directed at all those solo drivers who are just traveling to and from work. On the other hand, those carpooling, cycling, or moped/motorcycle riding should also be embraced. Those who need their 4-wheeled vehicle for work (contractors, vendors, photographers, videographers, etc.) should not be frowned upon.
I'm directing "we" at anyone who lives on this planet.

Solo drivers commuting to work is where we stand to make the greatest improvement, but everyone who burns fossil fuels -- including carpoolers, hybrid drivers, and those using their vehicles for work -- need to change their ways. The only way we'll get people to honestly do that is by hitting them in their wallets. I understand it'll be rough for a little while, but it will be better for all of us in the long run.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 01:21 AM
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Bump!

I ran across fueleconomy.gov that partially pertains to this thread. The site is broader in scope and very interesting.

I've been thinking about buying a Nissan Versa or Honda Fit because of the gas mileage and fairly low environmental impact. Neither are hybrids but my low mileage doesn't really justify the added expense of a hybrid. I did a comparison using the site linked above; comparing my older (1995), somewhat luxury sedan that's not a gas guzzler but also isn't known for uber-mileage, and the Versa and Fit if purchased new.

Bottom line is, considering my annual mileage and my current car's mpg, I'd save approx. $30/month in gas while adding approx. $300/month in the form of a car payment! And that monthly payment takes into account a trade-in plus additional cash for a 33% down payment. Whatta rude awakening! I'll still reevaluate whether or not I'll even bother to own a car after I analyze my 2008 car expenses.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 01:25 AM
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according to: http://hawaiigasprices.com gas hasn't hit $4 or more/gal.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 01:31 AM
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according to: http://hawaiigasprices.com gas hasn't hit $4 or more/gal.
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Oh, lucky you.
Pssst...Random? Kani posted that price on May 18!
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 01:44 AM
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There is a 10% discount on cash purchases of gas at Lex Brodie's on Sunday only. Got my Toyota Corolla filled for $24.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 01:57 AM
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There is a 10% discount on cash purchases of gas at Lex Brodie's on Sunday only. Got my Toyota Corolla filled for $24.
Is that every Sunday?
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 02:02 AM
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There is a 10% discount on cash purchases of gas at Lex Brodie's on Sunday only. Got my Toyota Corolla filled for $24.
Only $24.? Really?! That's incredible in this day and age! Is that for the first 4 lanes at Brodie's or just the first 2 lanes that are cash/self serve?
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 02:28 AM
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The $24 got me 5 gallons of gas which for my Corolla is pretty good. But of course I don't wait for my gas gauge to touch the "E" on the bottom. I go there long before that happens.

The discount applies on cash purchases only (5% Mon - Sat; 10% Sun) and the good ol' attendent pumps the gas for ya. Again, CA$H only.
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 02:37 AM
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The $24 got me 5 gallons of gas which for my Corolla is pretty good. But of course I don't wait for my gas gauge to touch the "E" on the bottom. I go there long before that happens.

The discount applies on cash purchases only (5% Mon - Sat; 10% Sun) and the good ol' attendent pumps the gas for ya. Again, CA$H only.
Aha! Those are lanes 3 & 4...cash/mini-serve! I, too, don't wait to hit empty. I usually top off when the tank is 2/3 full. But that decision is purely psychological. I don't want to see what an empty tank will cost! Denial rocks!
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 09:20 PM
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Pssst...Random? Kani posted that price on May 18!
Oh, please. I was still paying more than $4/gal on Molokai ... in May.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 02:37 AM
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Oh, please. I was still paying more than $4/gal on Molokai ... in May.
What are you paying now?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 02:40 AM
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What are you paying now?
About 4.60 or something, regular. I got about a few drips over 2 gallons on just $10 worth.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 12:45 PM
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Correction to my posts on this topic. It is 5¢ off for cash M - Sat., and 10¢ off on Sunday per gallon for cash customers @ Lex Brodie's. Not 5% or 10%. Sorry.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 07:44 PM
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Costco has a 3% (yes, 3 per cent) cash rebate on gasoline purchases with their Costco card. We save about 13 cents a gallon. If you can get a Costco Business card, you will get a 5% rebate on gasoline any day of the week.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 09:08 AM
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We been in Montreal, Canada two weeks ago. Regular in Montreal cost around $7 per gallon! Most cars in Canada - compact cars. Very few trucks (and they obviously used for bussiness). A lot of people riding motorcycles and scooters. Kind of funny to see lady going to work in office (in tipical office outfit) on scooter, but that pretty common in there.
Also seen A LOT of people on bicycles.
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If only we were paying $7/gal (or $10/gal)! Then we might have a chance to control our foreign oil dependency AND traffic problems at the same time.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:26 PM
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Actualy, we NOT depend on Middle-East oil. 99% of oil imported to US from - Canada, Mexico, Venezuela.
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I don't know where you get your information, but last time I checked, Canada, Mexico and Venezuela were foreign countries.
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