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WAILUKU, Hawaii - "Maui No Kai Oi" is a popular Hawaiian saying that means Maui is the best. Mike Sweeney recently moved to this idyllic island from Denver and was hit with the other side of living in paradise with his first visit to the gas pump: Maui is also No. 1 in gas prices.
Originally posted by niteboy82
If they had been living with a budget that depended on $3/gal gasoline, and it went up to $10/gal I am pretty sure it would still affect people. That's like saying that since I walk to work that it shouldn't matter to me if I spend $200 on a pair of Nikes when I'm used to spending $70.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
Most people dont drive Hondas. Most people fill their car or truck up once or twice a week, depending on the car model. So for most people its a huge issue. Me personally I spend about $40/week and thats driving a Toyota.
Originally posted by LLoyd45
Obviously you have a good paying job, or you wouldn't be feeling quite so self-righteous or as your avatar says smarmy.
Lose your job to outsourcing or have your pay reduced due to downsizing, then we'll see what you have to say. Most people are less than two paychecks away from being on the street and homeless. It only takes one major setback to ruin a person's whole life.
Oh, By the way, I don't have a new or big car, a plasma screen TV, or a new home that I'm paying on. I'm just a poor smuck trying to get by from paycheck to paycheck like probably 90% of the population is doing now. Thanks for your comments.
Originally posted by jojoKnowsBest
Do as the NASCAR does and start drafting. The closer you tail a Semi your car will get sucked along by the negative pressure wave saving up to 20% more power and using less gas to achieve the same speed (See Myth Busters). The closer you get the less fuel you use but remember tail gating is illegal and dangerous.