" Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all -- in which case, you fail by default,"
To beat the grim reaper in life it's not about how long you live but how you live it.
Of course I remember filling my 10 gal tank on my Corrolla for $5.00 but also remember paying $2.00 per gallon $25.00 for a tank and thinking I won't be able to afford it much longer. Ah those halcyon days of so long ago!
I'm daydreaming about compressed natural gas bi-fuel conversion with a compressor in my garage.
CC for gas. Accumulating those points!!!
Article in Bloomberg showed an analysis (can't remember who did it) that said every 1 cent rise in gas prices equates to $1 billion in consumer spending redirected from retail to gas. I'm not sure how they come to that conclusion, since the US uses an average of 19.8 billion gallons of motor gasoline per year. To my way of mathing, that means $198 million per year per 1 cent change. And that ain't much.
Non plaudite. Modo pecuniam jacite.
You can buy a Honda Civic GX that runs on compressed natural gas for about the same cost as a hybrid. If you have city gas at your house, you can install a compressor for about $4,000. My NStar cost is equivalent to about $1.00 per gallon. In eastern Massachusetts, there are quite a few filling stations though the cost is double what you pay at home if you own your own compressor.
GM is coming out with a bi-fuel Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra pickup next month. Dodge has a bi-fuel Ram 2500 pickup coming out this summer. It makes a ton of sense as a work vehicle.
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