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I can't go to town as often. I can, but it's not worth it. We try harder to combine even more errands than normal. I'm forced to stay home and workout here rather than at the gym which i enjoy sooooo much more. Tighten up.
 

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It makes me be even more judicious in choosing where and how I drive.
 

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I don't drive. Thank goodness. I would be homeless if I had to pay for gas (and a car payment and insurance).<br><br>
Shouldn't all cars be electric by now? What the hell are we waiting for?! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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WE had to stop going to church much and watch it on the web and also limit our trips to the store . I agree cars should go on alternative fuel by now.
 

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I'm considering selling me car and investing in this instead:<br><br><a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/attachment.php?s=cdc5a13e90a7b387d654cdf059e7f880&attachmentid=14720" title="">Attachment 14720</a><br><a href="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/2/22/222f917a_vbattach14720.jpeg"><img alt="LL" src="http://cdn.veggieboards.com/2/22/525x525px-LL-222f917a_vbattach14720.jpeg" style="width:300px;height:300px;"></a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Vegan Wannabe</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2831784"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I don't drive. Thank goodness. I would be homeless if I had to pay for gas (and a car payment and insurance).</div>
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Same here, we wouldn't be able to afford to have a car.
 

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Right now not much. I use about 18 gallons of gas a month. At $3/per that's $54 a month. At $4/per it's $72. So less than $20 difference to me in direct costs. However if we are talking about all the other things I use that depend on petroleum to be made and shipped it makes a much bigger impact.
 

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It's not the price that bothers me so much as the gasoline itself. If I lived in a bigger city with lots of pedestrians or a town that actually caters to bicyclists, or if the local mass transit actually went through my neighborhood, I'd choose one of these alternate forms of transportation. Most definitely.
 

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I'm very frugal about how often I'm willing to drive. Much of my daily needs can be accomplished on foot, but I do find that I have to drive across town or up to the Valley a couple times a week. I'm so broke these days as it is, I have to be very specific about when and where I actually drive.
 

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I just eat a lot of beans and they are pretty cheap.<br><br><br>
Joking. I do not drive and with the rest who said I would not be able to afford it anyway. I even think if I was working it would be out of my budget.
 

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I keep having to spend more and more on gas. I think the government should put in legislation to control unnecesssary increase in gas prices (i.e. whenever there's a war going on in oil-producing countries which happens a lot these days).
 

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So far, I'm fine. While nothing but a convenience store and an ABC store are within walking distance, I don't have to drive far at all to do what's necessary. Trader Joe's and Whole Foods trips might become less frequent, but that's okay. I drive a mini, so my mileage is quite good.
 

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I keep researching more and more about converting a gas powered car to electric. Saw a pickup truck online the other day, where they hid the 18 golf cart batteries under the bed of the truck.<br><br>
Also getting closer to pumping up the tires on one of my curbside bike finds and also thinking about how big of a mini "truck bed" I could build on the back of the bike.
 

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it's ok for me. Even tho I drive far, my car is good on gas.<br>
I feel horrible for all the soccer moms around here with their huge minivans. I don't know how they do it.
 

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<span style="font-family:'Arial Narrow';">The rising prices don't change my driving habits. I can't really change my driving habits. I will cut back on other things before I cut back on gas.</span>
 

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Years ago when gas first went over $2 a gallon, I started cutting back on my driving and combining trips. I'm so used to it now that it is second nature. If gas went back down to less than $1 I would probably continue the habit just because its better or the planet.<br><br>
With this recent price hike to over $3 a gallon, I have noticed that when there are social events aways from my house, I'm not as likely to go if I feel obligated but wouldn't otherwise go. I have only gone to the events that really mean something to me. This is actually a good thing, because it is helping me learn to say no and be OK with it and also realize that people often don't care/notice or if they do, the ruffled feathers are usually temporary.<br><br>
I have also considered getting a motorcycle. I'd keep my truck too, but the bike would sure help with the gas milage. I drive a little old Ranger that gets about 24 mpg.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Wolfie</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2832355"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><span style="font-family:'Arial Narrow';">The rising prices don't change my driving habits. I can't really change my driving habits. I will cut back on other things before I cut back on gas.</span></div>
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Do the gas price rises change your font and size??
 

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it's ok for me. Even tho I drive far, my car is good on gas.<br>
I feel horrible for all the soccer moms around here with their huge minivans. I don't know how they do it.</div>
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whew. thankfully i don't have a minivan and an evil suv.
 
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