Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 16:24:16 +0000 (UTC) From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: Re: gasoline grade - how important?
Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com> writes: >DervMan wrote: >> "leon" <laldynospamhlink.net> wrote in message >> news:5uWwg.3914$bP5.1519nospamread1.news.pas.earthlink.net... >> >>>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... Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au http://lios.apana.org.au/~c900 | http://www.classicsaab.net and other URL's Email: c900nospam.apana.org.au | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: saabonautnospaml.com | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.