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Old 06-15-2000, 02:18 PM   #1
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High gas prices are probably the best thing to get more cars like the impreza brought into the US.

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Old 06-15-2000, 02:29 PM   #2
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8Complex,

Just don't wish for big bombs, hate for them to lose their oil supply, and run the cost up more.

oooh!! To own a gas saving car like a metro.
Heck what I am I thinking, I will pay the price.

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Old 06-15-2000, 02:48 PM   #3
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If the US would just start using its own damn oil supply, we wouldn't have to worry about them at all. You know we CAN supply enough gas completely internally, but for some reason we won't... something about needing to make sure there are enough reserves or some nonesense... besides, even now I think around 45% of our gas is domestic, so overseas isn't a very good excuse...

And anyway, it will help to get rid of those annoying SUVs.
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Old 06-15-2000, 02:51 PM   #4
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The funny thing about gas prices, its about 50% tax......
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Old 06-15-2000, 02:54 PM   #5
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gas price hike? get used to it! its old news here in cali.. its been at that price range since last yr.. ok it has gotten better the past 2 weeks.. we will see
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Old 06-15-2000, 02:59 PM   #6
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things are going nuts up here in Boston
which makes my A4 less attractive to my wallet, oh well...
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Old 06-15-2000, 03:15 PM   #7
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You guys want to come and live in the UK for a while. Our petrol (gas) is fast approaching $6 a gallon and the tax take is 84%!!!!!
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Old 06-15-2000, 03:16 PM   #8
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Bomb the middle east??? The usa stopped buying oil from the middle east a long time ago...just in case they got pissed off at us for some reason, like bombing them;-)
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Old 06-15-2000, 03:23 PM   #9
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Anyone who thinks it's the MidEast who's responsible for the high gas prices is a fool.

Try good ol' Uncle Sam.

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Old 06-15-2000, 03:59 PM   #10
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Try the people selling it. Don't blame our government for everything.
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Old 06-15-2000, 04:11 PM   #11
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I suppose I shouldn't say this...but...

...when I was in Wilmington it didn't even cost me $20 for a full tank. I think it was 1.54 for premium? (I always use premium.)

You guys need to move here. Less angry cops (or at least more generic cops), no smog laws, backroads galore...

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Old 06-15-2000, 04:28 PM   #12
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In the midwest of this wonderful nation is the main problem (with gas prices going up) I don't remember y ... I saw it on the news ...The northeast is suppose to have the lowest prices this summer ....THANK GOD!!!!!!
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Old 06-15-2000, 04:39 PM   #13
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just outside my office

87-$1.61
89-$1.71
91-$1.81

gas prices havn't changed in quite a while when y'all were paying 1.30 we were still paying 1.60
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Old 06-15-2000, 04:44 PM   #14
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Welcome to our world. Us guys in Northern California have been getting gouged for a while now. I haven't seen 87 go for less than $1.50 for almost 6 months.
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Old 06-15-2000, 05:21 PM   #15
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Hey Doc, what is the gas tax used for in the UK? I've heard that in some European countries it is used to subsidize gov't programs like universal health care...that would be a worthwhile tax I wouldn't mind paying extra dollars for at the pump.
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Old 06-15-2000, 07:22 PM   #16
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Here in So CA it's around $1.49 87 and $1.61 for 93.


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Old 06-15-2000, 08:58 PM   #17
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I'll jump in. Petrol excise duty is actually ~87% grossed up (then VAT at 17.5% is applied - double whammy). The excise duty is supposed to pay for transport, but as you can imagine a lot of it gets diverted (the UK is a net contributor to the EU, along with Germany). Case in point: the motorist coughs up something like 31 billion quid in taxes every year, and the yearly transport budget is 5 billion. 26 billion goes back into the coffers (some of it to health, which is worthwhile, but a lot of it is wasted away).

Either way, we've been used to paying through the nose for petrol for years. It's only galling when you lot complain that it goes above $1.50 a gallon .

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Old 06-15-2000, 08:58 PM   #18
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Well back during the last big gas price hike one of the US mags had in one of the stories a graph showing what countries pump the most oil each year. The shock was that Russia was the largest of all of them. At least your not paying the same as the guys in the UK or Japan. If you were you can be 100% sure that the SUV craze would be deader then John Bobitts sex life.
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Old 06-15-2000, 09:06 PM   #19
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Hey man, John Bobitt had it sewed back on and was making pornos for a while there... plus I'm sure that every now and then he gets some chick that just wants to 'see' it. LOL
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Old 06-15-2000, 09:21 PM   #20
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OK. Someone asked what happens to the tax paid buy UK motorists. From The Times, today, 16 June:

"MOTORISTS will probably be forced to pay substantially increased road tolls under European Union plans for VAT to be imposed on all tunnel and bridge crossings.
The Government expects to lose a judgment in the European Court of Justice in September, which could mean a 17.5 per cent increase in all toll prices. Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, could also be forced to pay back millions to EU funds to compensate for lost VAT receipts going back to 1994.

Britain has been joined in its protest by France, the Netherlands, Ireland and Greece, which will also be affected."

Welcome to Europe.
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Old 06-15-2000, 09:34 PM   #21
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8- good point I almsot forgot about his porno debut. He also got one of the chick in the porno pregnant. Makes ya wonder. If after it gets cut off he can do pornos then maybe his wife cut it off in the first place so that she could get a night off?

Oh and bummer about the UK gas prices!
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Old 06-15-2000, 09:49 PM   #22
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No offense, I get the impression Europeans like paying taxes. I believe the income tax for wealthy people are in the 80% range, so as to pay for social programs, like welfare, healthcare and free heroin (Amerstdam).
I think its ridiculous how Americans are triple and quadruple taxed: corporate tax payed by employer, income and state tax, then sales tax to spend our money and/or capital gains tax for saving our money. We just can't f****n win.
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Old 06-16-2000, 12:11 AM   #23
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stick- you also forgot to count on any local school bonds (which aren't even voted on by the public) and the county taxes. It was all the extra taxes that got to me in Maryland. It came out to like 33% of my paycheck went to taxes. Not a nice thought at all. The more I thought about working 4 months of the year just to pay taxes the more I wanted the job I have now in Japan where I pay no taxes. On the up side by coming here I got all the cash I needed to buy a house in upstate NY. House payments suck though. Good thing I paid enough up front to be able to pay it off in about 10yrs.
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Old 06-16-2000, 01:48 AM   #24
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Thumbs down Oh no!! I think it is beginning to happen... (gas prices)

I think I'm starting to get used to seeing them over $2.00/gallon for 87 octane and paying $27-30 to fill up my tank.

People this is not good. I think we should bomb the middle east until they lower our gas prices...

Anyone else noticing the problem with the gas prices kinda fade into the background?
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Old 06-16-2000, 07:39 AM   #25
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Greg, where in upstate NY did you buy? I used to go to Blue Mountain Lake (Adirondacks) as a kid. Beautiful area. Big black flies in May. I'd like to take my kids up there some time but I'm afraid the flies might carry them off!

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