Prepping for Rising Gas Prices
More than likely site members are all over the spectrum about transportation. Some do not need a car. Some need a truck. Some need large SUVs. Some need only bicycles.
Well, seems that at my house, I need this, that, and that other, too.
Some of you caught in a traffic jam might be docked some pay. I can be late for court, and be held in contempt and subject to hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars for being late.
30 years ago, after writing that check for two hundred bucks for missing a deposition (I was at the er, having had a mild heart attack), I knew I had to have a second vehicle. I have no public transportation, must rely on friends to get me to court. Or, rely on that second vehicle. So, my car has a flat tire, I use my truck. (That judge that sanctioned me is a great friend, has apologized ever since.)
I am accustomed to driving vehicles with power. Now, what 4 cylinder car will work?
I studied SUVs that have some room, great gas mileage, and my main criteria: acceleration. I have driven muscular vehicles since I was 11. I am 69. When I mash the pedal I expect instant response. I let my freak fly and punched up my sports car from 50 mph t0 100 mph in the bat of an eye, for the hell of it, to get around that damn sluggish SUV.
I am going to buy a Hyundai Kona. I will save my Tundra mileage, and load up the miles on a car costing 2/3 of the price.
Any ideas about vehicles? If I get no magic solution from the magic members, come Friday, I will drive home in a Kona.
Input, ideas on fighting back on gas prices is much appreciated.
For what it is worth, food, is getting higher priced, being sold in smaller containers. Stock up now, my friends.