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how much is too much?

how much will you be willing to spend on a gallon of gas for the ranger till you want some thing a little more effecient

i think my limit might be $4 cause then im lookin at about 70 to fill it up a week and thats gonna kill me

what about every one else how much $$ will you dish out before you think about selling your baby
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I am not selling. Period. I will be buying a motor cycle here in a few weeks so the truck will just get used on the weekends or when it rains. I will not get rid of my truck.

If I were to fill my truck up from empty it would cost me $65 to fill up right now. I am still planning on taking it to FL this June too.
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same ill ride a peddle bike befor i sell my truck
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right now it would just wouldnt be cost effective to get another car instead of the truck. im considering getting a motorcycle or a vespa or something.

but probably 4.50-5 will be the point where i go nuts and walk everywhere
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Actually since gas is more expensive, I only put premium shell gas in. I figure if I am gonna pay up the pooper, I might as well get exactly what I want.

but the efficiency question is a moot point. I dont think you could ever be "too efficient"
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im with ^^^ if it gets to 5 bucks i am walking
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i want to get a bike but my mom wont let me and i sooo wish i was older and could get a real job. considering my 200 pay checks and spending 140 of it on gas sucks ***** oo and not to mention my 900 for insurance every 6 months
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i wont sell my truck i will ride my bike to school and work if i have to thats 20 miles a day
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when it hits $4.. i want to buy a 351w 1995ish bronco...

keep buying the honda's and prius and i'll keep buying trucks.. sounds good to me

already had a little car.. aka escort.. dear god never again... i like my GF little focus but i dont fit in it.. I am too tall the seat doesnt go back enough and then the steering wheel feels to far away.. Def little cars are designed for little people..
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I don't care. honestly. I like at $5 i'll start driving the subaru again. The ranger is just too comfortable to sell or park. That's only if i'm still working 35miles away. If I'm at school...ranger all the way. I ain't selling. Hell....I wanna get my good old 7mpg 400hp chevy back on the road. I don't care.
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I don't think I'm going to ever get rid of my truck regardless of gas prices. If they get too high I'll buy a bike (which I want to do anyways but that would be a good excuse).
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i dont want to get rid of my truck
that and i wont get didly squat for it as it sits so why try?

its 3.26 here and thats ****in bad, i remember when i moved up here at the end of September it was like 2.60..
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its 3.65 here
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MPG whats that. I get 10.7 out of my F-350 and I just had a 347 built for my Ranger(I got the oil leak fixed too). Fortunately I have a XR600R DualSport, so if it gets super bad I will just wheel the Ranger and ride my bike. Bad thing is the car seats don't fit so well on the bike.....
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I don't care how high gas gets I'm not gettin rid of my truck. I'll just stop ridin around town so much, and drive like your suppose to to save gas. I love my truck, now if I still had my 92 F-150 now that would be another story...
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MPG whats that. I get 10.7 out of my F-350 and I just had a 347 built for my Ranger(I got the oil leak fixed too). Fortunately I have a XR600R DualSport, so if it gets super bad I will just wheel the Ranger and ride my bike. Bad thing is the car seats don't fit so well on the bike.....
dude, we need to meet up and go hit independence!!!!!!
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Doubt I'll get rid of the Ranger regardless of gas prices. As gas goes up, I drive less and use my old fashioned bike more. Otherwise I just car pool. Gas split between 4 people is pretty cheap.

I guess I'm lucky that my summer job is only 2 miles away from home, I use about 5 gallons a week then.
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i get 11-12mpg
but i have 4.88s, 35s and a heavy foot
so i asked for it, if i cared that much about fuel economy i would find a geo or something
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I won't be getting rid of mine either. I have the Saab to drive when it gets too expensive, but until then I'll keep of driving the Ranger.
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stop eating fat cakes and you will have money for gas.

I drive a government vehicle....it can be 400000000000 a gallon....the government pays for it. They get there time out of me so w/e,.................
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Won't get rid of my big beast either. $4.50+ a gallon here for diesel right now. Oh well i love the truck too much.
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By the end of summer, gas will be $5+ a gallon... most people will have to sell their vehicle in order to afford a tank of gas.
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I couldnt see me getting rid of my truck the gas here in kelowna is 132.9 a litre and i fill up 2 times a weeks so i pay alot but it seems normal everyone here seems to drive trucks and not mind paying alot for it lol. either way this summer is going to be expensive lol
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Both political partys have sold the american people out. We need to drill off the coast(s). We need to drill in Anwar. Bottom line, we won't get off foreign oil by using less of it, we need to drill for our own oil. Ethanol doesn't pencil out. Biodiesel doesn't pencil out. Hybrids don't pencil out in the long run or short for that matter.

Bottom line, trucks are on their way out until there's some new technology that allows for this new 35mpg brand wide requirement that congress is making happen.
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Yep, I don't think I woudl ever get rid of my truck just because of gas prices.. I honestly am tempted to go buy a pedal bike for work.. I only live about 6 miles away.. only problem is, its all downhill.. So I'm shooting myself in the **** by having to ride a pedal bike all the way back up =)
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