High Gas Prices: Will it affect your Corvette driving ???

Just heard on the tv that the national average is $2.62 per gallon . If the prices go alot higher...say...over $3.25 , will it cause you to cut down driving your vette ? Since i use mine for weekends and car shows
(never exceeding 2500 miles per year), it will not affect my usage whatsoever. Will it you ???
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My Corvette is my daily driver. I get 23-25 mpg on the road. 17-19 in town. I'll continue to use it as my daily driver. I drive mine around 30,000 miles a year.
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Hell no, I think the last trip to England it was right a $5.00 US. So why should we think it is high at $3? Like allot of thing in the USA, we're spoiled.
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I'm in complete agreement with you, dad. Gasoline in Norway is $6.73 a gallon......
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So, the rest of the world pays too much, so we should too? I don't think so.
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The point is that gasoline in the United States has been artificially underpriced for quite some time. We're now beginning to understand how the rest of the world lives. A friend of mine living in Lucca, Italy, was entertaining Danish diplomats two nights ago. Said the Danes had been briefed by their State Department that the United States was in such a state of decline that we'd cease to be a world power within 15 years. I think the 15 year factor optimistic.
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Think what you want, pay what they ask. It won't get better, we are going to start paying the adjusted world market amount for gasoline, not the manipulated amount. Now if you have a legitimate way to correct it to the way you're thinking, what are you waiting on?
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I drive 2 vehicles 2005 KIA Sorento LX 3.5L V6 196 HP 13 Mpg in town 17 Hwy (This is a great vehicle other than gas mileage) 1998 Corvette C5 5.7L V8 345 HP 17 Mpg in town 25 Hwy (Great Mileage as long as I keep my foot of off the floor) Gas here in Cali for 93 octane is over $3 a gallon
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ZRiX wrote: [...]

The choices in California are 87, 89, and 91. No 93. There are few 76 stations that sell 100.
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Sorry it was a typo
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"Erik Veit" < snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com> wrote in message
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No - it's the most fuel-efficient car I own (27 mpg on the highway).
Weird, isn't it.
Mike Squires 1990 Z51
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The C6 gives amazing mileage - 28 mpg at 75 mph, 30-31 at 70, and I average 20 to 21 commuting. It will remain my daily driver.
I have owned:
Car             In-town    Highway     General use --------------------------------------------------------------- 1958 Buick Roadmaster 8 14 10 1965 Buick Wildcat 11 16 ? 1967 VW Bug 28 36 28 1980 Audi 4000 21 33 22 1985 Mustang GT 5.0 17 28 19 2001 Lexus LS 430 Ultra) 21 26 21 2005 Corvette 6-spd 20 30 21
The VW (I still have it) gives 36 mpg at 60 mph, the Corvette 35. The VW gives 28-30 mpg at 70, the Corvette 30-31. So here we have a 400-hp 186-mph near-exotic that burns little more fuel than does a classic 1.5-liter 53-hp VW that's about half its weight. Both are *great* drives.
Progress moves on, folks.
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'The C6 gives amazing mileage - 28 mpg at 75 mph, 30-31 at 70, and I average 20 to 21 commuting. It will remain my daily driver. I have owned: Car In-town Highway General use ---------------------------------------------- 1958 Buick Roadmaster 8 14 10 1965 Buick Wildcat 11 16 ? 1967 VW Bug 28 36 28 1980 Audi 4000 21 33 22 1985 Mustang GT 5.0 17 28 19 2001 Lexus LS 430 Ultra) 21 26 21 2005 Corvette 6-spd 20 30 21 The VW (I still have it) gives 36 mpg at 60 mph, the Corvette 35. The VW gives 28-30 mpg at 70, the Corvette 30-31. So here we have a 400-hp 186-mph near-exotic that burns little more fuel than does a classic 1.5-liter 53-hp VW that's about half its weight. Both are *great* drives. Progress moves on, folks. -- V'
REPLY: It is simply astounding that a C6 gets what it does in gas mileage. Interesting comparison on your cars.
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Gas pricing is done the same way house pricing is done. The few who control the market will push the price up until it meets noticeable resistance. Economic gurus have said that in the US, that resistance won't be met until the price per gallon tops $6.00. If that is the point where resistance will nullify the upward push, then that is the price we had better get ready to pay. It will be pushed until that happens.
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On or about Mon, 22 Aug 2005 18:05:02 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Dave in Lake Villa) wrote or did cause to be written:

I buy about 500 gallons per year. 20 years ago gas was about $1/gal. as I recall. That would be $500. Last year it would have cost about $800. Today the price would be $1300. Your theoretical $3.25 would be another $325.
How much do people pay for cigarettes? I'm willing to pay an extra $10/week this year over last and another $6 isn't going to deter me either. And when I finally do get deterred from driving because of gas prices I am MORE likely to drive a high mileage Corvette on those trips I now use a vehicle that carries more cargo but gets worse mileage.
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Dave in Lake Villa wrote:

OK, the ugly American speaks out.
I use computed gas mileage as an indicator of how much fun I'm having in the 'vette.
When it gets above 22 (average city freeway & highway) I know I'm doggin' it. Down around 21.5 means there's a nice balance in my life.
My company issued car is a G35X. While well air conditioned and quieter than the 'vette, it only gets 19 city and 21.5 highway (91 octane a must). Always had thought that Japanese engineeers were economy minded. The Infiniti changed my mind.
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Heck I get better Gas Mileage in my C6 then I do on my 96 Chevy Pickup, although I only drive my Baby on the weekends I still put at least about 200 miles a week on it, but I will continue to drive it until hell freezes over or until the wheels fall off and then I'll just buy another one........

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I sure didn't buy it for the gas mileage ,but damn it eats gas! It's a third car anyway but high prices would never stop me from driving it. That would be just plain dumb.
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