Gas Price! If Gas Per Gallon Flipped Up to $10.00, Would You Still Drive??

@artistry (4153)
United States
January 25, 2010 12:17am CST
If there was a long oil embargo and the price of gas rose to $10.00 per gallon, would you still drive your car? Would you try to find another means of transportation, moped, bicycle, bus or some other method? Would you keep your car in hopes that the price of gas would come down, or sell it?
4 responses
@abruzzi10 (622)
• Latvia
25 Jan 10
Hey, mate! Kinda hard question. It's really complicated. I will probably count how much money I can spend for gas and then calculate. I think in this situation, best way is little cars with small amount of fuel needed. But I don't like small cars . So I probably would take a bus or something else. Sorry for my bad english, have a nice day!
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
25 Jan 10
....Hi there, Hope your day is going well. If gas were to jump up to that amount, I would be in a bind to afford to put even 10 gallons of gas in the car, my gosh that would be $100.00 dollars. I more than hope that this doesn't ever happen. A small car is a good idea, but small cars are not as safe in my opinion as larger ones, especially driving on a highway with big trucks behind you. I would park my car as well and look for a bus. Your english is fine, you write like you have an accent, which is attractive. "o) Please don't apologize. Take care, thanks for your response.
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• Latvia
25 Jan 10
Hey, again! Yup. They aren't safe. Haha, kinda funny because in my country, we all say that small cars are for women. Actually It's kinda strange in my country. There are lot of poor people, but anyway if you go to city center, I'm guarantee you, that you will find some new Bentleys, Ferraris, BMWs and also some Masserati, Hummers... Strange country, isn't it?
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
25 Jan 10
..Hi there again, It is interesting how the segments of the population are grouped. Here in the states, there are pockets as well, some rich people even live in gated communities, trying to keep the riff raff out I guess. You go into certain towns and as soon as you cross into a certain area you know for sure that the incomes are much lower than the area you just left or vice versa. You can tell by the big houses and the Mercecedes-Benz's, and the BMW's as you say. The deciding factor is always the amount of money that you have. It is an interestimg dynamic, money opens the doors to many things, those who are without, learn to do with what they can afford. Take care, always nice to chat with you. I have a question which I might ask the next time we write. "o) L.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
27 Jan 10
I doubt that there would be a market for cars if that was the price of fuel. The bottom would fall out of the car industry and have a dreadful effect on the economy. Personally, I'd be isolated as the nearest town is almost an hour away. Imagine the cost of goods and services...food and postage. What is the price of fuel for you? We are paying about $1.30 a litre now...that's double what it was 7 years ago.
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
28 Jan 10
...Hi MsT, You are right, everything would spiral into a disaster. The cost of food being transported would escalate, we would be hard pressed to afford a loaf of bread and a gallon of milk. We would be heading for a steep cliff. The cost of a gallon of gas here is around $2.85. It was over $3.00 not too long ago. Hopefully this situation will never happen, anytime soon or ever. Take it easy.
@sexyposh (576)
• Philippines
25 Jan 10
I'd probably move to a place where my home is near to the office, school, market place, park, mall, and all other important places so that I'll just walk.. lols!
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
25 Jan 10
...Hi sexyposh, Now that's a great idea. My neice found an apartment where she can walk to everything. No car needed. Saves her gas, car insurance. Everything is right down the street from where she lives, even the supermarket. Smart move. If this were to happen, hopefully it won't, my car would sit, and I would wait it out. Catch the bus or whatever, to get to where I would have to go. Thanks for responding. Take care.
• United States
25 Jan 10
I would definitely find another means of transportation. I can not afford to be paying that much for just 1 gallon. I would definitely keep my car because gas prices do change as we have seen in the past and I would use it if necessary but would try to use it as little as possible.
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@artistry (4153)
• United States
25 Jan 10
...Hi there udischas84. If gas went up to $10.00 per gallon, I would park my car and see what else was available to ride. I could not afford that amount of money either. Hopefully that will never happen. I would do as you, keep the car, and hope that in time, the price would come down. In some areas, a car is a necessity, so I would guess car pooling would become much more prevalent. Thanks for your reply, take it easy.