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Italianman

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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 7:19:54 PM

Summer always brings higher gas prices, especially as refiners switch to summer formulations. But just as warm weather is hitting the Snow Belt early in 2012, high gas prices have gotten here ahead of schedule too. According to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the national average price of unleaded regular started the week at $3.80 per gallon, some 20 cents higher than at this time last year. Gas has not been this expensive since May 2011, and four states have already hit $4/gallon average price. Several more are within a dime, and are likely to soon cross that threshold.

When gas prices trip that psychological trigger, consumers tend start reevaluating their behavior and looking for ways to save on fuel costs. Here are five ideas for how you can combat high gas prices, now and into the fut
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sjf238
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 11:19:43 AM

OK
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BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 7:32:52 AM

#4 is my motto!!!

[Edited by: BEGTWO at 7/9/2012 8:33:21 AM EST]
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 7:06:19 AM

Thanks for the info.
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mike1881
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 5:10:20 AM

Buy a motorcycle, that'll save on gas.
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Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 4:34:14 AM

Don't drive.
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 3:22:17 AM

k
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cmmattia
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2012 1:41:58 AM

walk, walk, walk, walk, walk..... nothing is EASY !!!
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danny999
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 11:17:28 PM

Buy 5 MOPEDS.
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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 11:12:30 PM

This story reads like it's 6-7 months old!
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 5:39:35 PM

This goes around like it's ground-breaking info.
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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 4:10:36 PM

Basic ideas.
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BlueberryFocus
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 12:18:54 PM

I've got tip 5 down pat - I bike to work. Granted it's only 10 miles round trip, but its $1.33 I don't spend each day. When I do drive I hypermile if the situation allows, and if it doesn't I maximize my coasting time and engine braking time between the lights. The gas I don't burn is the gas I don't need to buy.
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Cashless
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 11:25:23 AM

Good information to know.
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TXRanger09
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 10:27:18 AM

Finally some new tips along side a few old ones.
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md11capt
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 10:08:14 AM

#1. Don't buy any.
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mike1881
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 4:51:46 AM

Same old story.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 4:28:32 AM

Drive less save more
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wilbur_gas
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 3:35:45 AM

Drive less makes sense to me!
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molebaby96
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 3:28:22 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 12:41:22 AM

Understood.
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eomc17
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 12:38:06 AM

Our golden child president already told us how to save on gas.
You have regularly scheduled tune-ups and make sure your tires are properly inflated (while paying out of your @ss for each gallon of gas).

There you have it. If you need this kind of advice, just ask NOBAMA.

I would like to add a third step. Vote NOBAMA OUT of office in November.
He wants gas prices high so you will buy those expensive Leafs, Volts, and Hybrids. And he won't tell you how expensive Obamacare REALLY is. ACCESS is not AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE, folks. Do you want him to raise our deficit by another 5 to 6 TRILLION DOLLARS????
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Message Posted: Jul 7, 2012 12:09:28 AM

OK
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:55:46 PM

quit driving
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bisonjim
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:46:00 PM

When was this article written??
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AuntJaime
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:12:04 PM

Oh SURE!! Soooooooooooo easy!
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unipanini
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:11:27 PM

I have the same question as andy1024.
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uglytom
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:09:39 PM

Ride a Bike
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MN1
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:08:58 PM

Ride a bicycle.
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:07:54 PM

Should buying a new car be considered an "easy way"?
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roadrunnin
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:07:32 PM

best way to save, don't drive, stay home.
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NanaNJNJ
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 11:01:54 PM

Nice.
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northeast2
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:59:33 PM

Don't drive.
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:58:42 PM

If I have to move...I will miss walking to work..
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DerHahn
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 10:32:57 PM

easy to save on gas in this heat wave. stay indoors. too hot in the car.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:57:37 PM

walk, jog, roller blade,skip and bicycle
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txkrb
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:55:50 PM

"Summer always brings higher gas prices, especially as refiners switch to summer formulations. But just as warm weather is hitting the Snow Belt early in 2012" What??

Is this article from early April?
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esq262
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:36:06 PM

Stay home.
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lonewolf_947
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:12:12 PM

Best way to save is don't go anywhere..........
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rabbit1976
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 9:09:16 PM

get a gas saver a 4cyl
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 8:43:11 PM

horrible article.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 8:39:51 PM

Best way, drive less
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 8:24:19 PM

bad read
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Kriesel
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 8:09:45 PM

buy diesel
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orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 8:08:07 PM

The best choice would be to have a high mpg vehicle that's paid off, and good for another 10 years at least. Like my car, a 10 year old turbodiesel VW wagon, 55 US mpg average last 4 complete tanks ie about 60 US gallons of diesel in the last 3300/5300 km miles. By now, all the stuff that's going to go wrong has gone wrong, and I don't care what it looks like anymore.

Electric is the way to go in the future. People who laugh at electrics just aren't reading the fine print about the cost of running one. ie, almost nil. No oil or filter changes, no emissions, mufflers, radiators, engine cooling systems, water pumps, transmissions, and so forth. With regenerative braking, even the brakes, as in hybrids too, last 5 or 6 times longer. And the cost for 'fuel'? About 1/5 that of a gasoline car.

Rule of thumb: the distance you go in a car is about
$5.00 for gasoline = $3.50 for diesel = $0.90 for an electric.
Yeah, big upfront cost but no maintenance costs or fuel costs...and your insurance will be about 50% of what you are paying in some markets.
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 8:07:05 PM

wow
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PurplepassionNC
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 8:06:53 PM

Go slower not a great idea. Drive less, definitely not a fun idea.
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RRBC
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 7:49:37 PM

nothing new
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Italianman
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2012 7:20:23 PM

cool stuff!
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