Any suggestions as to what it is preparing to be "refilled" with? Manufacturing is offshore, white collar is moving that way, unemployment is up, the number of empty or unsold houses it at a 2 YEAR supply [five year in some areas], the financial sector is eating itself and the act of borrowing for necessities is now becoming more difficult.
I have had a few of them and it is possible that the fastest car might just be slowing down for some other reason than fuel.
How do we fix it then?
You will have to find some living quarters within the 600s because you would have lost your job at the sewer plant for some dork that would have accepted your position for pennies. I suggest you turn your skills into road side assistance for stranded motorists by replacing their throttle bodies with Ford made products that way you will have a beer at the end of the day to drown your sorrows.
My job would be one of the last ones to go, but even if it did I would be able to make money doing something. It's not like I have a large house payment, I could live on much less income than I do now.
I can do much more than replace throttle bodies. I have built cars from the ground up. Mock my Ford throttle bodies on my S600 all you want, it just shows how little you must know about automotive technology. Believe me there are few people who can intimidate me in that deptartment.
I don't drink. I have only been drunk once, I found it to be utterly pointless.