Author Topic: Do lower gas prices change your vehicle habits?  (Read 2189 times)

StartingEarly

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Do lower gas prices change your vehicle habits?
« on: December 10, 2014, 06:56:28 PM »
Are you planning any road trips with family or friends you normally wouldn't?  Thinking about different vehicles than you normally do?

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Re: Do lower gas prices change your vehicle habits?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 09:15:59 PM »
Nope. I know the low prices are temporary in the scheme of things and habits stick around for a long time. So, no change to our vehicle use as a result of lower prices.

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Re: Do lower gas prices change your vehicle habits?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 09:26:45 PM »
No, but I'm hoping to benefit from other people changing their habits.

I'm hoping small efficient cars are a bit cheaper to buy due to slightly lower demand :)

Although arguably, looking to buy a car in general is a change in habits from not having one, but that isn't caused by fuel prices :)

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Re: Do lower gas prices change your vehicle habits?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2014, 09:56:29 PM »
I can't say that it changes my habits.  It does, however, make me cringe less whenever we take a weekend trip to see family or something. 

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Re: Do lower gas prices change your vehicle habits?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 12:09:05 AM »
No changes here. We are planning a trip to California for Christmas by car so we are pleased it won't cost as much but the trip was planned before the price drop. It's sure a nice bonus. As along as it lasts.

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Re: Do lower gas prices change your vehicle habits?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 12:37:15 AM »
No, but I don't enjoy driving anyways, plus I'm in Minnesota, so if it snows, I would prefer to not be on the road...there are many unsafe drivers that I need to look out for.

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Re: Do lower gas prices change your vehicle habits?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2014, 06:10:59 AM »
I definitely wouldn't change anything as big as car choice; the prices will likely continue to fluctuate. I'm happy about the lower prices, but I don't think we'll add any driving, just be glad to get to do the holiday travel we have to do anyway for a little less.

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Re: Do lower gas prices change your vehicle habits?
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2014, 07:11:25 AM »
Nope.  They just make me sad that there's less incentive to others to be less wasteful.