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JT
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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2012 9:01:01 PM

Gas prices have been rising rapidly (currently $3.80 US / $1.29 CA avg). At what price level will you be forced to make significant changes in your driving habits?
That has already happened
$4.50 US / $1.55 CA
$5.00 US / $1.70 CA
$5.50 US / $1.85 CA
$6.00 US / $2.00 CA
$6.50 US / $2.20 CA
Over $6.50 US / $2.20 CA
Gas price will not cause me to change my habits

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Jac7257
Rookie Author Peoria

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Message Posted: May 26, 2013 12:37:00 PM

I'm on a fixed income, and I take care of my elderly mother, so the prices of gas has hurt me financially, but my mother means more to me. Therefore I really have no choice but to continue as I have been, but we get as much done in one day so we are not driving as much.
achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2012 10:23:47 AM

That has already happened
LISAADRIANA
Rookie Author Salem

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Message Posted: Dec 16, 2012 3:33:19 PM

seem to be driving more this year
gizmojoe
Veteran Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 7:19:10 PM

Gas prices have already affected my driving.
Ferdman17
Champion Author Albany

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Message Posted: Aug 28, 2012 2:33:12 PM

$5.00 US / $1.70 CA
fhnorth
Sophomore Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 7:02:26 PM

That has already happened
fhnorth
Sophomore Author Nevada

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Message Posted: Aug 22, 2012 7:02:15 PM

That has already happened
gaspumpin
Champion Author Indiana

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Message Posted: Aug 7, 2012 9:42:36 PM

It has already happened. All unnecessary trips are gone. Several chores are concentrated in one trip. Have been doing that for several years now.
skinsfan125
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2012 5:46:56 PM

I started a few years back. I started consolodating trips, keep quick starts and stops to a limit, and i maintain my vehicle on a regular basis. So it probably wouldnt matter much.
s90201
Rookie Author Long Island

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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2012 6:18:22 PM

$5 and I'm not driving anymore
lreichman
Rookie Author Kansas City

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Message Posted: Jun 17, 2012 1:02:58 AM

I think $5.00 and higher for a gallon of regular gas would be pushing the limit, but I live in the Mid West!
Effincrazy
Rookie Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2012 10:58:41 AM

That happenned some time ago.
gasscout_1
Veteran Author Grand Rapids

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2012 5:51:12 PM

4.50 I'll buy a scooter.
tz2001
Veteran Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2012 9:12:09 AM

I know walk 5 miles to work and back, uphill both ways.
1brendle
Champion Author Winston-Salem

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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2012 10:00:01 PM

That happened at $3 a gallon, I remember when you could fill a tank for under $5. As long as people don't make a change, it will continue to go up. We'll be spending more for gas than for groceries eventually.
ranger1169
Champion Author Harrisburg

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2012 8:50:07 PM

I can't make changes
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2012 7:57:41 PM

I WON'T
Sumflow
Rookie Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 3:49:04 AM

Not yet!
papa56NC
All-Star Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2012 2:41:42 AM

Habits can be changed.
swordfish0007
Rookie Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 7:32:51 AM

Gas prices have already affected my driving.
ouch12
Rookie Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 9:46:22 AM

When I am going to do an errand over town I try to check out which station offers the best price and hope by the time I get there the price isn't changed. I wont make a sole trip to a station tough; fill-up is combined with a needed trip across town.
bulldog317
Rookie Author Ohio

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 7:13:38 AM

we can't go to far, have to save the gas for work.
Paulafm
Rookie Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2012 6:32:43 AM

Gas prices have already affected me. I quit my part time job because I was paying more in gas prices then it was to travel to work.
Silverado4185
Rookie Author Pensacola

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 1:35:29 PM

Fuel shouldn't cost more than half of a $300-$400 car payment.
sjlynch
Rookie Author Oklahoma City

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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2012 6:41:26 AM

I already have changed habits
MOPARTECH
Rookie Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2012 8:05:26 PM

this has already caused me to combine trips
Road4Runner
Sophomore Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2012 7:19:21 AM

Ontario prices have been rapidly on the rise for fuel and this senior lady has made significant changes to her will I drive or not. The high prices have definitely brought a new level of awareness that is causing me to get involved here on the gas buddy site to help with other gas buddies, banding together walking more, driving less campaign .. the fuel pricing will be impacted by our combined effort to effect positive change with the market pricing index.

HAPPY EASTER BLESSINGS to all GAS BUDDIES out there.
HFAJR0034
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 7:06:57 AM

NONE
renee6
Rookie Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 6:49:46 AM

we have been making adjustments for quite awhile.
vtroger
Veteran Author Vermont

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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2012 6:45:24 AM

If I have a 15 gallon tank and the price increases by $1, then filling up costs me an additional $15. If I fill up weekly, this is an additional $60 out of pocket every month for the very same amount from a year earlier. Since we are totally dependent on gas, I have to pay it. If I eat out once less per month, then my monthly expenses stay the same.
bensmanda
Rookie Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2012 6:38:04 PM

We rarely go anywhere and we carpool more. We also have gotten to where what can be ordered and sent through the mail will be. Rather than drive we try to use any other means of getting something somewhere as we can find. We have changed significantly already. If it goes any higher I am going to invest in a horse and ride it around where possible.

[Edited by: bensmanda at 4/4/2012 9:40:02 PM EST]
willijack
Rookie Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2012 9:33:37 AM

I have already modified my habits. I make fewer 'miscellaneous' trips.
mvidmar
Rookie Author Omaha

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2012 11:15:43 AM

A major concern is that representatives of the current administration have made comments of the nature that: the ideal cost per gallon for retail gas would be in the $8-$10 range, because that would drive public demand for alternative energy solutions. I agree, and frankly I'm an alternative energy advocate, but this is the absolute most "brute force" method for getting us to the future. I suspect that prices in this range would do far more harm than good - but it'd be a great excuse for a control-driven government to create and fund (out of what...?) a "Fuel-Coupon" program for the lower classes and disadvantaged... Hmmmm...
pjomin
Rookie Author Baton Rouge

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 2:36:22 PM

My driving habits have already changed. Have an economy car and a 7 passenger vehicle. I only drive the larger vehicle when 5 or more people going. I also live 20 minutes from the closest grocery store. MY choice but I plan very carefully when going to store

[Edited by: pjomin at 4/2/2012 5:37:07 PM EST]
ricbkatz
Rookie Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2012 8:29:44 AM

hard to look for a job
charmer1212
Rookie Author Memphis

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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2012 10:36:49 AM

already have
tymaus
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 10:01:45 AM

I have already switched to my scooter for around town...it gets 100 miles to the gallon...lol
harrie1968
Rookie Author Albuquerque

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2012 4:14:03 PM

Since gas prices are increasing instead of decreasing, I've started utilizing our Railrunner shuttle to and from work but off course, I drive about 40miles to work so its starting to help me with saving $$$ and its not too bad since the shuttle gets me here in less then 45mins, plus less wear and tear on my car. :)
buyinahorse
Rookie Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2012 9:42:56 AM

When it hits $4 a gallon, I'll change to a motorcycle for my work commute of 70 miles daily. Not very safe, but what else can be done? Ya gotta work.
Keukahawk
Rookie Author Maine

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Message Posted: Mar 27, 2012 3:02:32 PM

After reading the various postings, it is very clear, that most of Us do NOT know or understand the mechanics of Capitalism and gasoline pricing. We import more petroleum products from Canada than any other Country. We are the ones responsible for the sharp, rapid increases, by accepting what the various News Media and Government Employees are telling us, no questions asked!
LJ0810
Rookie Author Louisville

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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2012 8:39:45 AM

I have already made changes to driving habits. Try to combine all trips into one.
sugarbearAR
Rookie Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2012 6:49:56 PM

when gas hits 4.00 a gal i'll park 3 hotshot trucks layoff 3 drivers
if my customer want allow me to add the difference to the trip cost--
i still say we aren't affected by the iranian problem--the gov. just
wants us to think so...their linning their pockets at our cost. that's
all i got to say,now!!
420manCA
Rookie Author Oakland

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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2012 1:02:22 AM

current gas prices are the only good thing about having old classic v8's that don't run!,of course if we just out lawed speculating on oil prices for starters, prices would drop enough to at least fix if not fill the tank of those old v8's!!!!
eibli
Rookie Author San Francisco

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 10:21:58 PM

$6.00 US - I'll give hyper-miling a more serious thought and invest in a mpg gauge.
gatekeepertwo
Veteran Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 8:33:06 PM

The government energy chief Mr. Chu stated the strategy was to get prices to go up to $8 a gallon. This is obviously to force the public to embrace alternatives against our will.

[Edited by: gatekeepertwo at 3/24/2012 11:42:23 PM EST]
mshriver1
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 6:38:49 PM

Its not just the thirty percent increase in gas since Jan first. Tack on thirty percent to your utilities, other fuel, and food too. It is mind boggling that the media says the economy is better. I am making what I made twenty years ago paying 2012 prices at the pump and grocery store.
mshriver1
Rookie Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 6:32:50 PM

mothballed the SUV and bought a Honda Civic
NakedDriver
Champion Author Des Moines

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 6:01:05 PM

ə i had to start cutting back when it hit $3.40! now midgrade (our cheapest) is almost 30¢ more! ə
NOTSOGRN
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 3:49:45 PM

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That has already happened
kitkat58
Rookie Author Arkansas

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 3:49:24 PM

yes. it has already happened. It is way to high but I know it's going to get higher..Whos getting rich this time/
fishnutWA
Rookie Author Seattle

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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2012 3:26:30 PM

Already has happened
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