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Holy bonus! 2 months ago, My local gas station had regular unleaded at $3.01. Today it's at $2.11.

Who would have thunk it. I've never seen a drop this steep before. Let's count our blessings guys. This means more money for bike parts! Or beer.

check:
http://www.sanfrangasprices.com/

I'm waiting on $1.99!

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Don't forget how outraged everyone was when the price hit 2.00 a gallon. The whole spike, I believe was to get people to accept 2.00 gas. How about 1.50, and why do I still pay .50 more for diesel, a byproduct? I am happy the price is falling though!
 

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I am glad the price is falling too, but I finally swithced to commuting by bus to work. To dam hard to find parking in San Francisco. Now that I cut back on that time to get some UGI.
 

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SF Jakey said:
Don't forget how outraged everyone was when the price hit 2.00 a gallon. The whole spike, I believe was to get people to accept 2.00 gas. How about 1.50, and why do I still pay .50 more for diesel, a byproduct? I am happy the price is falling though!
I do not compute on the $2 outrage!!

The diesel prices, specially the car grade diesel is insane!! These new diesel cars are soo efficient too. All your fuel economy will be erased by high prices. New diesel cars are illegal to sell in california btw. Bastahds.
 

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At least diesel has come down some after the hurricane. Biodiesel went up after the hurricane (ever seen those soybean farms in the gulf?) and hasn't come down since. Holding steady at $3.63!!!
Are you driving a biodiesel machine. If so, how do you like it?
 

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SF J has it right. Even though the price has fallen recently, it still sucks!

I'm convinced that the gas companies raised the prices into the crazy realm over the last few months simply to get us to accept prices in the low to mid [email protected] range. Once we had a taste of more than $3 / gallon, we're happy to accept the $2.39 as being good.

It's a national outrage. The Senate hearing where the heads of the oil companies said that the excess profits were put back into the companies should be taken out and shot. That's their excuse?

So the bottom line I guess is that it's OK to gouge people as long as you put a lot of the money back into your own business?....... and we just accept it...... We're just sheep being manipulated by the worlds richest people.
 

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TDI Jetta running B20 (20% biodiesel, 80% regular diesel). Great car, I'd recommend to anybody. The only difference I've noticed when adding the biod is a little less diesel odor. Mainly doing it for the environmental/political benefits. As the price gap widens it's becoming harder to make the trip to the oasis ( http://www.biofueloasis.com/ ), but I figure every little bit helps.
 

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francois said:
New diesel cars are illegal to sell in california btw. Bastahds.
Only until they have 7500 miles on them.


https://www.craigslist.org/nby/car/115542412.html​

This is overpriced by about $4000, but it's nice. They're hard to find, but not that hard to find.

I think 30mpg may be enough if it comes with a 200hp 8500rpm Honda motor, a six-speed and limited slip for $20k:


2006 Civic Si​
 

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Folks from out of state are price-gouging with their VW diesels at Craigslist cause they know it's not available here.

I was interested until I realized how much Diesel costs here. No way!

That civic is CarOfTheYear (car and driver I think).

It IS fugly though. Err, I mean bugly. If they made a hatchback, I'd be real interested. Gotta love that hatchbacks!!!

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FixThatBike said:
TDI Jetta running B20 (20% biodiesel, 80% regular diesel). Great car, I'd recommend to anybody. The only difference I've noticed when adding the biod is a little less diesel odor. Mainly doing it for the environmental/political benefits. As the price gap widens it's becoming harder to make the trip to the oasis ( http://www.biofueloasis.com/ ), but I figure every little bit helps.
Good on you. That shows more commitment than the "Support Our Troops" sticker/ribbons that seem to be on every other car (irony?). My sis is looking into a trailer hauling (F-250/350) diesel for a full biod conversion. I'm researching car-based diesel wagons...if only those turbo Subies weren't so much damn fun!
 

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Ever wonder why

Americans pay less than any other country in the world for Gasoline....???

It's because Americans live in a capitalist country where companies can do pretty much do whatever they want with profits that were earned by selling a legal product and consumers can choose to buy from whomever they please.

Go to France or some other socialist country where the Government controls the gas prices... and see how much a gallon...er I mean litre of Gasoling costs you.

Sure I'm not happy about gas prices...and you are 100% correct about oil companies raising the price up to 3 so they can get 2 without much complaint. But even when gas becomes $5 a gallon....other coutries like France and Italy will be paying $15.

We got it real good here in the USA and it is because of Capitalism and Democracy!
 

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FixThatBike said:
At least diesel has come down some after the hurricane. Biodiesel went up after the hurricane (ever seen those soybean farms in the gulf?) and hasn't come down since. Holding steady at $3.63!!!
And have you noticed that the quality has gone down since? Seems there is more water and particles in the stuff i get in San Jose.
 

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francois said:
I was interested until I realized how much Diesel costs here. No way!
My Impala had an unreliable event (didn't start one night to go home), so I've been driving our big diesel crew-cab around. It sucks when $75 is only 3/4 of a tank. It's down to about $2.45/gal
 
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