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How much is gas in your area?


Ours jumped up to $3.07 today. :jawdrop: It had gotten down to $2.86 around Christmas. This is ridiculous.

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Twinkle1 Twinkle1 6 years 36 weeks
Ok, maybe with no traffic and no stops and going full speed, 13 hours is doable. We almost moved to Italy a few years ago and at that time we calculated it would take us 2 days to get to Venice, but we planned on sleeping and eating. :D
colormesticky colormesticky 6 years 36 weeks
$3.21 for regular at Arco last night. Ugh.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 36 weeks
Well, Google Maps says that London to Milan is 13 hours... They're always 1-2 hours high, and he drives like a bat out of hell, so I dunno. ...though, I guess ferry/train time would be an issue.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 6 years 36 weeks
Wait Linz, the UK is less than half a day's drive from Italy? Does he drive a rocket?
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 6 years 36 weeks
One reason fuel (and cars) costs so much in Finland, is the government wants to encourage people to use public transportation or walk/bike when possible. Unfortunately for those of us living in the countryside, there is no other option but to drive.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 36 weeks
A friend of mine from England says, "In the US, 100 years is old; in the UK, 100 miles is far." He also brags about being less than half a day's drive from Italy. Bastard.
Jinx Jinx 6 years 36 weeks
Thats true Moto, I was discussing going someplace with a UK friend, and I said its an 8 hour drive, and they were like, if I drove 8 hours, I would be in the ocean! :rotfl: Of course there, a 10 km walk is nothing, but here you may as well be asking someone to walk across country! :) ~ Have a great, 2008! ~
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 36 weeks
It was $4/gallon in Italy when I went in 7th grade. Last time I went, I didn't really pay attention because I was on a motorcycle and didn't care as much. :oops: It would be interesting to see the difference in yearly mileage and average daily commutes between the US and Europe, though. In England, for instance, 100 miles is considered pretty far, but it's a hop and a skip in the US.
Jinx Jinx 6 years 36 weeks
I drove by the gas station just to answer this, lol. It's 1 dollar and 5.5 cents per LITER, which works out to about $3.99 per US gallon. That would be regular gas, but full serve. You got to pay the big bucks for service! :rotfl: Twinkle, I can't believe gasoline is that much!!!! OMG! :jawdrop: A friend from UK told me this summer our gas prices were the same, only there's was in pence, so really twice as much. Yikes at $8.00!!!!! I'm still in shock. ~ Have a great, 2008! ~
TNgirl TNgirl 6 years 36 weeks
I saw it this morning for $3.09 but the further I go away from the city the cheaper I can find it. When I first bought my car in 2000 I could fill it up for around $15-$18 but now it costs over $30. :(
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 6 years 36 weeks
If I ever buy a new car, I'm definitely getting a hybrid, but I don't know if I ever will buy a new car. I drive short distances maybe once or twice a week, and I'd much rather NOT have a monthly payment. I like paying cash for a used car and driving it until it dies. I've just never been into cars as anything more than pure function. It costs about $35 to fill up my old Honda, but I think I only fill it up once a month so that's not too bad.
audreystar audreystar 6 years 36 weeks
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audreystar audreystar 6 years 36 weeks
last time we were in the market for a car i wanted to get a hybrid so bad but hubby wasn't having an of it. :(
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 6 years 36 weeks
Linz, Land Rover Discovery has always been my dream car. :love: Guess with gas prices this high, I will just have to keep on dreaming. :( We've had a Citroen Picassa (4 door hatchback) for about 4 years now. It gets 40 miles to the gallon, handles fine on unpaved roads and is comfortable/roomy enough for everyday use. I would prefer something bigger for road trips though.
t0xxic t0xxic 6 years 37 weeks
Chevy has the new Hybrid Tahoe and Im in love with those. Ive always wanted one but Ill never ever be able to afford one. Lust worthry fo sho. Our SUV gets 17 mpg when the oil is freshed we have changed the oil in months.... its getting about 12 now. It sucks bad but its a 00' and its a V8 huge ass powerful engine, but when we got it thats all we could get. Didnt have alot of choices and of the choices that is what would fit us all and we could get financed for :( Having bad credit sucks. ~~~ t0x = :yaar:
LaylaCams LaylaCams 6 years 37 weeks
My little nissan is about 35 bucks to feel up, and the hubs truck is 75. We're trading my car in for a smaller type SUV soon, and we plan on getting a hybrid.
wynter wynter 6 years 37 weeks
We have a little SUV..gets about 26-28 miles per gallon. Not too bad I guess and it's roomy enough for us, kiddos, and the dogs. As much as I'd like a smaller car, it's not going to happen with as tall as hubby is and as tall as I'm expecting the boys to be.
jennifer76 jennifer76 6 years 37 weeks
:rotfl: BA HA HA HA HA! Rabbit tissues. HA HA HA HA HA! :rOTFL:
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 37 weeks
Wow - it flagged my post, and I didn't even use a link or post anything bad. ?
audreystar audreystar 6 years 37 weeks
rabbit tissues?? who knew?
jennifer76 jennifer76 6 years 37 weeks
Look into the Subaru Outback! We leased one of those in college and LOVED it! And it did fine for us on the unpaved mountain roads, on the snow, everything! And it won't burn gas like an SUV. :true:
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 37 weeks
Ha ha ha! I wanted to rent a Smart for a couple of days after our motorcycle rentals ran out in Italy, and there was no way we were getting two people, and gear for two people (on a nearly three-week long trip) into a Smart. Now the local Mercedes dealership sells Smarts, and I would love to have one, but they're a bit on the spendy side, and it's just not practical for more than one person and some groceries. I do make little "beep beep!" noises when we see them scooting around town, though. I'd like to replace my car with a little station wagon, maybe, but I want something that can handle a bit of unpaved roads in the mountains, so I'm looking to go the SUV route. Yes, I am a dirty American.
jennifer76 jennifer76 6 years 37 weeks
I love my tiny little Rabbit, but I have to say we do occasionally run into issues. Like, I offered to drive my friend to the airport last week. And she just looked at me. :rotfl: Uh lessee...me and my two kids plus her, her husband, her BIL and her two kids....? Not fitting in my little European car. :rotfl:
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years 37 weeks
$3.15 but luckily I get free gas with my job ♥ Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.
MotoLinz MotoLinz 6 years 37 weeks
I wish America got all the little cars and motorcycles that Europe and Asia get. (I say as I'm looking at gas-guzzling Land Rovers.) It is funny how Europeans manage to fit three kids and a dog in a 2-door hatchback without much issue.