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Old 02-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #21
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I filled up at our local Costco station yesterday at $3.699. It's probably higher today. Seriously, my wife and I are already shopping for cars as our lease expires in January 2014. 2014 and we're getting anxious as we can get rid of our Honda CRV any time according to Honda Financial. Wife is dying for a Toyota Prius V. Drove one this week and it amazing. I'm getting the itch also. Anyone interested in a 2011 CRV-EXL with 21k miles?

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:40 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by imoldernu View Post
Yeah... I know you love RVing... 'Twas our plan in the early days... "See, Honey? We can do the State Parks for $5/night, or as Campground Hosts, we could stay in different parks for months at a time, and see the country." But that was in 1978...
I hope to be able to do a bit more RV'ing before I get older, or lose my interest.

With the gas price as high as it is, plus the hassle of driving, each trip I take must be for 6 weeks to 2 months to make it worthwhile. Hence, it requires a bit of planning.

Full-time RV'ers normally do not move about as much because of the fuel cost as well as the lack of need to return home, but full-timing is not for us.

Other than RV'ing, we do not drive much anymore to be bothered by the higher cost of gasoline. In fact, if the higher price is reflective of better demands, then it means that the economy is picking up, which is more than a compensating factor for people with equities. So I hope.

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:15 AM   #23
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$3.79 at Martins (grocery store) yesterday, but now I have a credit for 40 cents off/gallon. When I redeem that I wait until the pickup is low and take a couple of 5 gallon cans to get the whole 30 gallons that is the max one can take. Then I put that in DW's car or the motorcycle.

While we both like the 4WD pickup, on a good day it gets 18 mpg so it will probably be the last one we buy, especially since when we make the last move we won't really need a pickup truck anymore.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:24 AM   #24
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It jumped from $3.42 to $3.67 between Wednesday and Saturday here in the Atlanta metro area. I'm happy we traded in the old car on a new Mazda3 which can get 40mpg. We've averaged 33mpg in the first month and a half so far. Now my old 4x4 truck sits around most of the time.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:34 AM   #25
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Local driving (170 mile round trip or less in winter, 250 mile round trip or less in summer) is currently costing us about 2 cents/mile or roughly 45 cents per gallon.
Longer trips (which we make 1-2 times per year) currently costs us $3.89/gallon or about 11 cents/mile.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:41 AM   #26
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Interesting Martyb, I just saw regular priced at $3.65 in Crockett this afternoon. Almost 15 cents differance between Lufkin and Crockett. (~45 miles apart) I drive into the Shreveport area seveal times a month and have also noticed the price drops 15 to 20 cents a gallon as soon as I cross the state line.

Maybe it's time to buy back into some oil/gas stocks.
A good friend of mine lives in Crockett, but drives to work everyday in Lufkin. She tells me gas is cheaper in Lufkin, too. I work in Lufkin 4 days a week, have an apartment there, then drive to Shreveport on weekends. Last month, I spent the weekend in Huntsville, TX, and passing through the Trinity area, I was surprised that gas was way cheaper there than in Lufkin. I don't know what to attribute the wild differences to within the east Texas area. live in Crockett?
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:50 AM   #27
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While we both like the 4WD pickup, on a good day it gets 18 mpg so it will probably be the last one we buy, especially since when we make the last move we won't really need a pickup truck anymore.
We are on a road trip with our 36 highway mpg lightly loaded Civic right now, vs our road trip last year in our 18 highway mpg big car. So glad we picked cramped vs comfy every time we fill up.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:52 AM   #28
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A few places around here were at $2.99 back around November or December. They are mostly at $3.69 now.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:54 PM   #29
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I just filled up the car at $4.159 a gallon in San Francisco.

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