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NO WAY, i always buy used! 11 61.11%
ABSOLUTELY, i'm a patriot(gotta stimulate the economy) 2 11.11%
MAYBE, if prices dip below $10k 5 27.78%
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:36 PM   #41
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Thanks for that. We should save the silver, and gold/metallic beige for the robot overlords. It gets confusing. Yesterday I though I was being chased by one of the overlords, and well, it was just Nissan Armada. Its a good thing I didn't see Transformers....
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Old 01-20-2009, 04:28 PM   #42
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Could be worse, it could have been an armada of Armadas -- an Armada squared, as it were.






I, for one, welcome our armada of Armada Robotic Overlords.




...was there a serious discussion going on in here? Well, it is "The Pub", no reason not to act drunk, eh?
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:11 AM   #43
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That is perhaps the scariest picture I have ever seen. The third one looks like the one I trapped though.
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:02 PM   #44
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fuel prices continue to "creep" upwards. i wonder if that is in the back of consumers minds(and where will it stop?)?

and i wonder if it will affect new car sales, be it not buying or buying for economy?
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:18 PM   #45
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That is perhaps the scariest picture I have ever seen. The third one looks like the one I trapped though.
Careful with that, some dude *cough*"vacationing" in Amsterdam trapped a "goblin" ... turned out it was some poor kid with downs syndrome...
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Careful with that, some dude *cough*"vacationing" in Amsterdam trapped a "goblin" ... turned out it was some poor kid with downs syndrome...
Lots of coughing there...are you sure "vacationing" was all that went on?
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Old 01-25-2009, 03:48 PM   #47
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I don't think the price creep will keep people from buying new vehicles, but it will surely suppress light truck and SUV sales for some time to come. Right now, many consumers paying attention to the spot price of oil however are scratching their heads. After all, why is oil at it's lowest price in years, yet fuel prices are climbing? Blame station owners for attempting to actually make a living!

Demand is down, so they have to make up for the lower volume with higher prices. History has already shown what the market will actually support there. The only real challenge for them now is to remain price competitive with their peers as they attempt to jack some profit back into the business.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:45 PM   #48
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only a few days left to vote...
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Old 01-29-2009, 08:33 AM   #49
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another example of why education, not bailouts, is the answer...

http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=5667
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:50 AM   #50
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Just voted, "NO WAY". But that's not really true. I am not in the market for a new car right now. My wife and I have six running (more or less) vehicles - three '91 Civics, an '03 Altima, '95 Sonoma and '93 Wrangler. So we've got the "new" car, the fuel misers and the utility. I'm enough of a mechanic to keep the fleet running without much expense.

We are in way too much debt to even think about a new car. Our jobs don't require anything newer, and I'm not excited by what I see on the market.

That said, I'd at least consider the Aptera if it is available outside of California in a few years. The smarter thing to do would be to move closer to work if the housing market ever always me to sell.

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