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Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to snipper_cr

Re: WTF with the f*king gas already?

That and the tolls they just raised to $0.95.


andyross
Premium,MVM
join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to Jon

I noticed that here in the NW suburbs, 90% of the stations are about $4.299. Talk about collusion.



sleuth
Premium
join:2001-08-30
West Des Moines, IA
reply to scooby

said by scooby:

said by sleuth:

Gah I'm actually looking at the Prius right now.

I hate myself for saying that...

Make sure you check the total cost of ownership. For most people it takes around 10 years to break even paying the hybrid premium price.

True in some cases. More specifically we're looking at the Prius V. Totally within our budget and we need another larger vehicle to add to our household. So it's a Prius V or another SUV, or possibly a diesel burning VW. At any rate, they're all going to have a pretty similar sticker price. At least with the Prius V I get a tax deduction and great fuel efficiency.

I just somewhat lose my manhood... what is it 0-60 in 14secs? hahaha.


Chinabound
Premium
join:2002-12-21
Antioch, IL
kudos:3
reply to Jon

said by Jon:

That and the tolls they just raised to $0.95.

Maybe I'd feel differently if I had to commute every day, but I am using the tollways a few times per week, and usually in my box truck (higher toll cost).
I won't complain about the toll increase simply because there are no more back-ups (up here, anyway) after their fantastic reconstruction project, we're paying much less than most major metropolitan areas that do have toll roads, and, unless you're driving like a total asshole who thinks he's playing a video game, the fuzz are not issuing speeding tickets even at 15-20 mph over the posted 55 mph speed limit.


jsinaiko
Premium
join:2001-04-25
Chicago, IL
reply to Jon

I just paid 4.33 in Blue Island (outside Chicago but in Cook County). In my hood it's at least 4.60 now.
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Nuckfuts
Premium
join:2003-10-18
Joliet, IL

What a joke.


Parneli

join:2004-12-28
Naperville, IL
Reviews:
·VOIPO
reply to Chinabound

said by Chinabound:

I won't complain about the toll increase simply because there are no more back-ups (up here, anyway) after their fantastic reconstruction project, we're paying much less than most major metropolitan areas that do have toll roads, and, unless you're driving like a total asshole who thinks he's playing a video game, the fuzz are not issuing speeding tickets even at 15-20 mph over the posted 55 mph speed limit.

Agreed. The difference on 88 between now and 5 years ago is worth the cost...

Even more so in bad weather... the state can barely take care of the Eisenhower, while 88 is spotless


aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL
reply to Jon

Drove by Sam's Gas station in Streamwood and got it for $4.20 ...
This effing insane. Wasn't the price $3.20 last year?



RXDOC
You want what?
Premium,MVM
join:2002-03-13
Pawtucket, RI
reply to Jon

Just wait for the summer time folks. 5 bucks easy by then!



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL

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said by RXDOC:

Just wait for the summer time folks. 5 bucks easy by then!

Here's a Speedway on 95th in Chicago. I read somewhere that the gas stations will star showing PORN on the monitors
so we can all watch someone else get screwed.
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Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to Jon

I stopped for gas yesterday it was 4.29. Drove by the same station this morning and now it's 4.39. F*king ridiculous.



Warzau
Premium
join:2000-10-26
Naperville, IL
kudos:1
reply to Jon

I just gassed up @ Costco and it's down to 4.10.



gdm
Premium,MVM
join:2001-06-15
Mchenry, IL
kudos:3
reply to Jon

Yeah it was $4.21 by me last night and now $4.39



aight

join:2001-12-18
Lafox, IL
reply to Jon

I wonder if the Gas Stations are directly connected to the CBOE?



jsinaiko
Premium
join:2001-04-25
Chicago, IL
reply to Jon

Most gas stations don't even own the gas. Some jobber outfit owns it and gives the gas stations a percentage. They call in or do it automatically in some cases twice or more a day giving the new prices. So the owners who take a lot of heat really don't have much to do with it.

At least that's what a guy I know a little who owns a gas station (in Michigan) told me.
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VegasMan
Are We There Yet?
Premium
join:2002-11-17
Schaumburg, IL
Reviews:
·AT&T Midwest

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reply to RXDOC

said by RXDOC:

Just wait for the summer time folks. 5 bucks easy by then!

Rhode Island? When did you move there? And shouldn't that be Quahog?
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VegasMan
Are We There Yet?
Premium
join:2002-11-17
Schaumburg, IL
Reviews:
·AT&T Midwest

1 edit
reply to aight

I wonder if I can get my car to run on Speedy Freeze. $41.59 for unleaded is just a little high.
Just a side note the last time I filled up my car it was $3.27 at the Delta Sonic in Naperville on Feb 1st. I still have 3/8 of a tank.
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In need of a Vegas vacation.



my2005gto
Premium
join:2003-01-29
Schaumburg, IL

It could be 6 bucks a gallon and I wouldn't step foot in a Prius or any other "green" car. I drive American muscle (one V8 one V10) and will till I die. I pick my cars because I love driving them. I'm not picking a crappy hybrid car to save 15 cents a gallon.

BTW, I don't eat organic either.



snipper_cr
Premium
join:2002-01-22
Wheaton, IL

said by my2005gto:

It could be 6 bucks a gallon and I wouldn't step foot in a Prius or any other "green" car. I drive American muscle (one V8 one V10) and will till I die. I pick my cars because I love driving them. I'm not picking a crappy hybrid car to save 15 cents a gallon.

BTW, I don't eat organic either.

We all have our premium vices. I will never touch any "Domestic" beers (think Budlight, Miller, Coors). Some will never drive "green." To each their own!

Speaking of beer...
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Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL
reply to my2005gto

If you can afford it...



djtim21
It's all good
Premium
join:2003-12-22
Lake Villa, IL
reply to Jon

I just got back from PA (Scranton area) and paid 3.89 there. On the way home - Same gas station I referenced above is 4.59. The price difference from the east coast to here is pissing me off. a 70 cent difference is totally crazy.
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scooby
Premium
join:2001-05-01
Schaumburg, IL
kudos:1
Reviews:
·ooma

said by djtim21:

I just got back from PA (Scranton area) and paid 3.89 there. On the way home - Same gas station I referenced above is 4.59. The price difference from the east coast to here is pissing me off. a 70 cent difference is totally crazy.

This must have something to do with the price difference. »www.epa.gov/otaq/fuels/gasolinef···reas.htm
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jsinaiko
Premium
join:2001-04-25
Chicago, IL
reply to Jon

Guys - stop whining. In Europe they pay over twice as much. If you want lower prices, let us awful liberals get some real funding for alternative fuels research - not just the bullshit lip service they give it now - with the understanding that taxpayer will pay for this research. That's you and me.

Also, allow real regulation of the markets and stop with the unregulated free market bullshit. It doesn't work: it's what has given us Comcrap, AT&T and all those other consumer-friendly corporations that see people like us pure cash for a bare minimum of service and nothing else.

So - the next time you vote, and get pissed off about taxes and regulation, think about what low taxes for rich people and corporations and a lack of a serious regulatory regime has given us. It isn't a coincidence that this crap didn't happen in the more highly regulated environment of pre-1980 America; that is, before Saint Ronald Reagan.
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Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL

1 recommendation

said by jsinaiko:

Guys - stop whining.

No


jsinaiko
Premium
join:2001-04-25
Chicago, IL

It ain't gonna help. And it ain't gonna make you feel better because you'll still be paying the high prices.

It's been pointed out that part of this is the improving economy; more driving, more stuff being transported, etc., which means higher demand. But - as the market is supposed to work (and occasionally does, but not often) - as the price goes up, usage and development of alternative methods emerge and demand falls so the price goes down. Maybe. Some of the time.

Above and beyond the price manipulations and gouging (not by gas station owners but by futures traders and market makers) increased demand in place like China and India also affect global prices. With huge and growing middle-classes there demand is much greater than it was even 20 years ago.
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Jon
Premium
join:2001-01-20
Lisle, IL

1 recommendation

I know but I'm gonna bitch any way. I just went to put a little gas in my car and it's up to 4.49 now.
WTF could possibly justify a 20 cent jump since Wednesday? Fucking ridiculous.



scooby
Premium
join:2001-05-01
Schaumburg, IL
kudos:1
Reviews:
·ooma

I dropped my family off in Flint today and drove back. I paid $3.77 per gallon in Flint. As I went west the prices increased. At the Michigan border it was $3.97 and just into Indiana it was $4.12. What the heck.

Reformulated gas has to cost more but 80 cents more? Something fishy is going on.
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"I want to legalize freedom" – Ron Paul


cwm1276

join:2004-01-16
Stillman Valley, IL
reply to Jon

Don't forget about the great state of Illinois's Sales tax on gas. Illinois has a flat tax and then a 6.5% sales tax on top. So when the price starts going up we get to pay an additional 6.5%.

We can all thank the 3 or 4 counties that elected Quinn, the rest of us wanted someone else.



VegasMan
Are We There Yet?
Premium
join:2002-11-17
Schaumburg, IL
Reviews:
·AT&T Midwest

said by cwm1276:

Don't forget about the great state of Illinois's Sales tax on gas. Illinois has a flat tax and then a 6.5% sales tax on top. So when the price starts going up we get to pay an additional 6.5%.

We can all thank the 3 or 4 counties that elected Quinn, the rest of us wanted someone else.

The 6.5% tax has been there for years, well before Quinn became Gov.
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jsinaiko
Premium
join:2001-04-25
Chicago, IL
reply to cwm1276

Yeah, those three or four counties have most of the people. Better luck next time - you'll need it.
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