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I'm a cheapskate, pure and simple. It is for the money. 51 65.38%
I love the environment. I want to save the world. 14 17.95%
I want to be number one. I love watching my MPG #s climb! 11 14.10%
It makes great party conversation. I also like bragging at the pump. 2 2.56%
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:51 AM   #11
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Yeah, I can't answer this poll - I would have picked 3 of those.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:01 AM   #12
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If all my reasons were there and I could vote for them in order, they would be
1. I detest big oil.
2. I'm concerned about what overconsumption is doing to national security.
3. I'm concerned about what overconsumption is doing to world stability.
4. I'm concerned about what overconsumption is doing to the US economy.
5. I'm cheap.
6. I like the challenge.
7. Environment.

Solve all of those, and I'd be happy to consume gas like it wasn't running out. Mind you I still wouldn't want an SUV.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:08 AM   #13
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I'll follow Silveredwings format.

1. I detest big oil.
2. I love learning and trying "new" things with cars and pushing limits.
3. The wife is an environmentalist. I'm along for the ride, but do care some too.
4. I would like to be number 1.
5. Extra cash in the pocket is a perk.
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:40 AM   #14
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I'll add that driving for FE keeps me out of trouble and more relaxed behind the wheel, ie: speeding tickets, looking out for "the man". Clean record for 6-1/2 years. (knocks on wood)
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:02 AM   #15
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I would pick three of those as well.

it's about money, enviroment, and just efficiency in general. I've always been the type to want everything to be efficient.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:04 AM   #16
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If all my reasons were there and I could vote for them in order, they would be
1. I detest big oil.
2. I'm concerned about what overconsumption is doing to national security.
3. I'm concerned about what overconsumption is doing to world stability.
4. I'm concerned about what overconsumption is doing to the US economy.
5. I'm cheap.
6. I like the challenge.
7. Environment.

Solve all of those, and I'd be happy to consume gas like it wasn't running out. Mind you I still wouldn't want an SUV.
These are my items too - maybe in a different order, that's all.

Most importantly for me, it's global economic-political.

We're sending billions of $$ to the OPEC countries. They're using the money to support their welfare states with their disfunctional economies. That situation is BAD and will only get worse. Remember what happened with depression-era Germany? People with no hope can make huge trouble for the rest of the world.

I say, choke 'em off. Quit sending them money. And the only way to do that is to kill off the demand and consumption of oil.

And I love a technical challenge.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:22 AM   #17
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On another website someone said how clean gasoline cars have become with wonderful 3-way catalytic converters & he is not worried about his grandchildrens' health. But recent studies say that the closer to freeways that children live or go to school, the more severe lung problems or deaths they have. Internal Combustion Engines or ICE (specially low fuel efficiency) must not be near people. If production to consumption fuel development technologies are all considered, Electric Vehicle(EVs) & high electrical storage densities are the one full & final solution to pollution. If electrical energy storage densities for batteries or nano ultracapacitors are raised, EVs will be the mode of transport in the world & the one fault of interruptable renewable energy sources(electrical storage) will be solved.

Now, there is light at the end of the tunnel for electrical storage densities. EEstor, ABC Batteries, MIT developments in Nano technology, etc. all point to ways that are converging to raise & solve the electric storage density problem.

Long live Electric Vehicles. Long & soon may ICE be dead.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:30 AM   #18
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It's all about the $ for me. I hate to waste money. I like the challenge. And I like to be different.

I just graduated law school and I am preparing to take the bar. I am not working during this time, and I have to drive 70 miles round trip every day. That's a LOT of money when you're not working and the price of gas is very volatile. The speed limit is 70, but I used to find a speedy driver and follow him/her. I might have gone over the speed limit, but I can't remember.

Now I drive behind big trucks, going about 60-65mph. My mileage has gone from a consistent 19mpg to about 25mpg.

The great thing about hypermiling is that, with the exception of driving slower, a one-time change can produce long-term results. (i.e. taking out extra weight)

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Old 06-14-2007, 10:35 AM   #19
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Sad to say, but my answer was Money$$$. I drive 65 miles one way to work and I can barely afford the gas.

However, this site has taught me a few things and the more I learn, the more I feel that environment creeps in as well as enjoying watching my MPG rise. So yeah, where is the "All of the above"?
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Looks like a caricature!

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I don't want to give any more money to this sow than I have to.

He looks like a caricature of a caricature. Kinda reminds me of the old Genesis video, land of confusion.


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