Gas prices are ridiculously high these days. I was pumping gas to my Honda Civic hatchback yesterday and the meter climbed up quickly to $5.00 in a few seconds. If you're planning to get an SUV these days, you might consider getting a Japanese made like Honda or Toyota. I heard they're pretty cheap on gas.
Of course I know a lot of people out there are paying much more. SUV owners are probably paying $60-100 by now. Poor Hummer H2 owners...
You think? If you're stupi...er rich enough to buy what is essentially an ex MOD car, which is about as useful in the city as tits on fish and nothing more than basically viagra on four wheels, then you deserve to pay outrageous fuel prices to cover all the damage you're doing to the environment...
...doesn't bother me, I say jack up gas prices even more, cripple the economy, people don't seem to change until they hit rock bottom, so let's do it....and then....maybe, we will finally get serious about alternative energy sources.
If fuel prices had been kept pace with inflation for the past twenty years, the average price of gas would be $2.25 per gallon. In essence gas is still a better value than it was twenty years ago. Besides higher gas prices will help increase demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles. Driving more fuel-efficient vehicles would reduce our energy needs and be better for the environment. Those who drive SUVs without a really good reason (e.g. they actually have to drive off road), deserve to pay a substantial part of their income to keep their fuel guzzling pollution spewing status simple operating.
Personally speaking, I drive a fuel-efficient vehicle and even at today's gas prices only spend about 5.6 cents per mile to drive. A 10-cent change at the pump only changes my driving costs by 0.2 cents per mile or $1.00 per tank.
If it is going to take high fuel prices to break America's habit of wasting gas on status symbols, let the prices keep rising it is good for the environment.