Roger all that Carl. A well maintained old car, driven intelligently is a
better bet right now than a Prius, unless you’re a door-door salesman in a big
The head of Shell predicted a month or so ago that we’d see $100/bl oil by
year’s end. Looks like he was conservative! He also predicted $150/bl mid
next year. Of course, his prediction needs to consider our sinking $ – pray
the Chinese don’t start asking for cash instead of Treasury Bills (debt)!
Just filled up our '86 Accord yesterday – $40 for the first time. 211,000 mi
on it with an input of 7500 gallons (our little ones); 6600, 1992 purchase
dollars; under $6000 insurance; under $3000 repairs; and worth $1500-3000 today!
These are great times for belated public awareness, so I’m personally rooting
for $4/galUS soon! Maybe at $200/bl, we’ll start asking why we’re burning the
raw nmaterial we depend on for ‘unusual’ stuff, like fabrics, concrete, rugs,
medicines, fertilizer, paint, macadam…
Here’s a quick test to see if you’re a potential Nobel Peace winner too:
a) How many pounds of plant & vegetable matter did it take to make enough
petroleum to get 1 US gallon of gasoline?
b) How many years did it take to form all the known oil deposits?
Do dee doo dooo, do dee doo dooo…–
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.
In reply to a message from PeterCrespin sent Tue 20 Nov 2007:
Drive your car as it is. That’s the way you like it, cause
that’s the way you bought it.
Drive it until the wheels fall off. Extended by good
maintenance, probably, the most economical on a cost per mile basis
of purchase price + fule & maintenance.
Convert to gas or Diesel and do #2.
Don’t worry about selling price, because of #2.
Number three will be recovered because of number 2.
You don’t have to concern your self with recovery time, because
of number 2.
The cost of petrol, diesel and gas will continue to climb,
probably at an ever increasing rate.
I just read one economist advising that Saudi Arabia no longer has
the capacity to level out the price of fuel by pumping more, as
they are at capacity. China will increase the demand, so…
The archives and FAQ will answer many queries on the XJ series…
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