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cdwccrn's avatar

As gasoline prices fall, are you returning to old driving habits?

Asked by cdwccrn (3605points) November 12th, 2008 from iPhone

assuming you had to adjust your driving when gas was more than $4 a gallon.

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AstroChuck's avatar

No. It’s just a matter of time before it shoots up again. I actually think that high oil and gasoline prices are good in the long run. It’s the only way I can see to force us off the stuff.

augustlan's avatar

In February, I traded in a big pick-up truck in for a minivan, partly to save on gas just because I do so much driving. Other than that, there was no real way to adjust my habits. That said, I think the next car I get (when I’m no longer playing taxi driver to 3 children) will be much more fuel efficient. I doubt I’ll ever again think about gas the way I used to. We MUST find an alternative!

cdwccrn's avatar

yes, we must. Should have addressed the issue years ago. Oh,yes, we did. Until lobbyists killed the programs.

AstroChuck's avatar

Actually, President Carter addressed this very thing. But then along came Reagan. First thing he did was have the solar panels at the White House taken down. Then he began tearing apart all of Carter’s energy policies.

cdwccrn's avatar

not surprised.

St.George's avatar

Nope. I’ve only driven when I’ve had to and I continue to do so.

nexstar5's avatar

I pretty much haven’t changed. 26mpg driving hard makes me happy.
If i had a truck or suv id be more happy, but would look into selling it in case the inevitable increase happens again soon.

skabeep's avatar

I’m back to how I was when it was cheap.

paradoxer's avatar

@AstroChuck – that’s the same worn out lie that’s turned into an urban legend. The solar panels were taken down in 1986 when the Whitehouse roof was being repaired, they were not put back up because it was uneconomical to do so. Reagan took office in January of 1981. As for Carter’s energy policies, they were farcical at best. If you didn’t like Reagan say so, just don’t perpetuate the untrue bullshit that Republican haters like to reference.

AstroChuck's avatar

How can you say Carter’s energy policies were farcical? Do you even know what that means? Jimmy Carter committed the US to reducing the import of foreign oil as well as conservation. After he made that commitment he stood by it. Imports of oil dropped the next couple years. Don’t believe me? Look it up. Show me I’m wrong. As to whether I liked Reagan or not, NO! He was a cancer on this nation and was the catalyst in the dismantling of our public school system as well as pointing us backwards well it came to alternative energy development. In 1985 he dismantled the Synthetic Fuels Corporation Act of 1980. Carter’s name has been dragged in the mud due to repetative mantras by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and other left hating, propaganda spewing fatheads. But that’s probably where you get your news, that or Brit Hume.

paradoxer's avatar

@AstroChuck – given the fact that you have little credibility due to your earlier blatantly wrong post, I would think you’d have better sense about debating facts. And given your latest response, apparently I was right about you being a Republican hater. Moreover, your response shows you are really no better than Rush Limbaugh or Brit Hume, you spew your biased crap in the same manner.

Carter was a good moral man, I admired his principles. But Carter’s presidency was a dismal failure by most measures. Reagan was a good man, I admired his principles as well. By most measures, Reagan had one of the most successful presidencies in history.

For the record, I’m a centrist and quite believe the adage that if you aren’t a liberal by the age of 20, you have no heart, if you aren’t a conservative by the time you are 30, you have no brain, if you aren’t a centrist by the time you are 40, you have gained no wisdom. You sir, have gained no wisdom.

cdwccrn's avatar

I’ve never heard that adage, but I like it and will give it some thought.

augustlan's avatar

Don’t mess with Chuck!

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