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post #1 of 16 Old 08-04-2009, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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I was just wondering at what price do we all think it will be time to give up are trucks. Where is the point where we say we don't really need this truck it is toy. I can always get a smaller truck or use my friends,or shoot renting one would be cheaper. I know a lot of people don't use there truck enough to make it pay. I do since we have horses,but at what price will it stop. Where I will just get feed,and pull the trailer. Then drive a eco car the rest of the time. Where does it stop $2.50,$3.50,$5.00.

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Little late to the game here? Well I think the time we give up are ERRRRRRRRRR......I mean our trucks is when pigs fly. Last year prices around here were upwards of 4.50 a gallon and I saw a high of 4.89. Many were keeping their trucks, but having a lot of thoughts about selling them.

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I'll start driving my 'Bird more, but I have no intention of selling my truck! Was quite an inconvenience going 2 months without it!


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Little late to the game here? Well I think the time we give up are ERRRRRRRRRR......I mean our trucks is when pigs fly. Last year prices around here were upwards of 4.50 a gallon and I saw a high of 4.89. Many were keeping their trucks, but having a lot of thoughts about selling them.
yes it is a late thought,but you don't think prices will stay down forever. Another hurricane or something,and bam $5.00 a gallon.
there are people that really don't need a truck that it is only a want.
Those will be the people that get rid of there trucks first. Unless they have money.

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I don't think I would sell my truck but the highest I ever paid was $4.89 a gallon after Hurricane Katrina. I just stopped driving my truck unless I really had to go somewhere.
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if diesel prices go too much farther north of what it is now. then that means people have keeled over. there is no reason for diesel to be the price it is now. there is no reason for GAS to be what it is now. Last years prices were not because of hurricanes, it was because of speculators driving the prices up. people need to wake up so prices level off and never go that high again.

however, no matter what the cost of fuel, i will not give in and sell my truck. screw the investors and all that. i may drive my other car more but i wont let them get to me.

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hah! gas just went higher than diesel today around here!


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I paid over $5.20 a gallon last year in New York while on Vaca. Drove so much that I had to fill up 3 times there but I'll never quit driving it.

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But when diesel prices went up so did gas prices and a diesel gets as good as or better MPG as a lot of SUV's, trucks, and other larger cars. I know I was out of town at a car show when gas went up to over $5 a gallon just for a week or so and I was in my mustang which doesn't get much better around town then my truck.

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The highest I paid here in Ca was $5.00, but I saw it has high as $5.30. I did probably drive fewer miles, but didn't stop driving. Even still towed our 5th wheel to vacation spots.

I had a guy at work ask me why I didn't buy an econo-box to drive. I explained I am making payments on the truck and paying insurance. The econo-box would cost me payments and insurance....so I could use that money for fuel. He looked at me with a funny look on his face. He drives an econo-box and just didn't get it. Interestingly, he asked me the question while we were on a company fun time and we were carpooling my truck! He was glad to ride in my 6-passenger crew cab instead of burning his own gas....Go figure!!


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