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May 28, 2008

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Tom Welch

Jeff, if you trade in your Maxima, you'll take beating. Perhaps you should try selling the car yourself, it appears to be in great condition...how many miles on it?

Tom Welch

George Soros said in an interview last weekend that he believed current high oil prices were not sustainable and that the world was in a oil bubble...meaning oil prices could come crashing down as it did in the 1970s.

Ed S.

Tom, if you really believe that, I have a bridge you might be interested in! :)
I was driving in the 70's; oil's "crash" was from One-dollar-per-gallon gas down to 75 cents again. There will not be an equivalent 25% drop---$4 to $3. There may be little dips, but no major "crashes" especially if the Bush gang attacks Iran.

Tom Welch

Frankly, I don't know who to believe, but if Bush attacks Iran, driving will become unaffordable for most of us. It will be time to buy a bike.

Jeff McMahon

Ed, Tom,

I bought a gray Honda Fit 2008 this morning. It has 10 miles on it. It has sport paddle shifters for extra speed. I anticipate double the gas mileage of the Maxima. My wife is still deciding if she will keep the Maxima or not. I'm exhausted. Dealership fatigue.

Tom Welch

Ed, the problem is that the oil industry is complex and most importantly, not very transparent, so these so-called oil experts offer diverse opinions that are next to impossible validate.

Jeff, good for you, I'm glad you found a Fit. BTW, in 1976, I bought a Honda Accord for $4,000 @ Torrance Honda. Take a nap and perhaps this weekend get us some pictures.

Ed S.

Why not a *red* one, Jeff? How do you expect to turn any heads? :) Congratulations.
Tom, I bought a Toyota Corolla in 1978 for $4800 from Carson Toyota. It lasted only 6 years though. All the other cars I've purchased have been more than 10 years old before I replaced them. As price rises, so has durability, it seems to me.

herculodge

We may sell the old 99 Altima and keep the mint Maxima for slight driving. Man, decisions. Tired. Jeff

Ed S.

Fit pictures, please!

Jeff McMahon

Yeah, my wife will photograph them this weekend, I hope. Jeff

Ed S.

Oil up a record $11 a barrel in one day, to a another record of $139 a barrel. Gas expected to hit $5/gal by July 4th. I'm sure you're glad you got a "Fit", Jeff. And people are looking at my Smart with lust in their hearts.

Jeff McMahon

Ed,

I got the Fit, but my wife kept it. She is selling her Altima to her brother for 5K. If he doesn't buy it in the next 2 weeks, we'll put it up for sale.

With oil up again (I heard it on NPR during my workout), I may have to sell the Maxima and get a 2009 Fit, which has slightly more power and slightly better gas mileage than the 08 model.

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