Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: My Two Left Feet
Location: S.D. Cali
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I think this gas thing is sad and funny at the same time. The effects its having on low income people. This is a trip. Low income people can't afford a really nice hybrid, or a 08 Camry or something like that. So they buy whats available, such as gas guzzling Cadi's in poor conditions for under $3,000. Heres whats funny.
In order for a car to run in its prime it must be maintained vigorously. It would cost thousands to get that Cadi to run optimal and get the normal but low MPG it was rated to do.
So in all reality in my opinion its not the cost of gas thats a factor, its the cost of operating a vehicle these days that older then 4 years, or any vehicle over 60,000 miles on the clock. Poor maintenance is worst then equates to poor mpg on fill ups and higher repair cost.
I would be concerned with the number of poorly maintained cars out there, which people are opting to by gas at faster rates then are willing to do things such as fuel pumps, rings, seals, plugs, hoses, brakes, proper tire pressure and size and load factor.
3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.