Seasoned Veteran Poster
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hendersonville, NC
Fuel Efficiency vs. Cost Effeciency.
So yeah i drive a 97 T-Bird with a V8 in it right... so i might be one of those people that refuses to give up their big gas hogging cars no matter what the price of gas costs... or i might not be. I have been looking around for a smaller 4cyl car (ie Focus, Escort, Sentra, Carolla etc.) Well turns out that any nice ones that i would be caught drving in happen to be about $6k and up... im sorry but i dont have that kind of money... so heres my point. Why WOULD i take out a loan for $6K on a car that maybe only gets 10 more mpg's when my car has been totally paid off since the day i bought it. I really dont like the way gas prices are looking and they WILL get worse; but nothing is going to be done about it and i wont be making any more money doing the same job im doing, so why should i even care? no one else does. I just thought of this because its not cost effecient for a working person who lives paycheck to paycheck as it is to go out and get a loan for a more gas friendly vehicle. If i go into anymore details this rant will become strictily political. Oh well se ya next earth day ill still be killing the environment just like all of my blue collar brethren.
1997 Thunderbird LX, 4.6L, Performance White.
3.27 TL, 300hp J-Mod, Mid-Mount Magnaflow w/2.25" True Duals to 3" Magnaflow 15* Slash Cut Tips, PI Intake,
FR500 Steering Wheel, FRPP Wires, 180* T-Stat, 22C Plugs, Cobra Vert Rears, RSTB, SC "L" Braces. 175k and still flying!