Site News - 11/22 Member of the Year Voting
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 17:55:06 +0100
From: "DervMan" <>
Subject: Re: gasoline grade - how important?

"Craig's Saab C900 Site" <> wrote in message news:ea2s7g$k06$ > Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*> writes: > >>DervMan wrote: >>> "leon" <> wrote in message >>> news:5uWwg.3914$ >>> >>>>The uproar over my statement - "crazy prices" is quite hilarious, >>>>Please >>>>understand : here in US average price per gallon used to be around $1 >>>>for >>>>a >>>>regular. >>> >>> >>> [snip rationale] >>> >>> Quite. However, it is your choice to live nearly two hours from where >>> you >>> work. The day of the long distance commuter may well be over... >>> > >>He said he lived 45 minutes from work, which is only a little worse than >>average. The average commute in the US is probably 25-30 minutes. But >>with telecommuting on the rise that number is surely falling fast. The >>confusing thing is that I don't sense any decrease in the number of cars >>on the road when I do venture out these days... > > More trucks (I mean the ones that carry freight - not the 'pretend' types > aka Hummers, Ford F-series, SUV/AUV's, etc.), and more 'soccer mums' > driving > 4wd's. That's a massive trend here in Oz. The 4wd market has grown > massively > and most people are buying them not to take off-road, but because they're > 'safer'. Bit of a misnomer because when a 4wd hits a normal car, normal > car > is 'overridden' due to the significant differences in body height, weight, > and other less significant factors. > > At least Saab doesn't seem to have a 'soccer mum set' that I know of! 8-) > Then again Saab (at least here in Oz) doesn't sell any SUV/AUV/4wd/Awd > type > vehicles at the moment... Nor in the UK, but they have tried in the US, as I understand. -- The DervMan

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