Monday, May 7, 2007

Got Hummer?


If you do have one, I'd like to know: Are you still enjoying your ride? I imagine by now you either hate the monstrosity with a passion or remain completely enamored with it.
If you live where I live (Lake Forest, CA) right now per gallon 87 octane gasoline is running at about $3.51 per gallon. Hummer owners are probably not only the most-frequently-seen customers at the local gas stations (8 miles per gallon city!), but they are likely dropping somewhere between $81.00 (H3) and $112.32 to fill it up all the way!
Holy crap!

I don't own one. I rented one (not by choice) on a business trip in Denver and was pretty unimpressed. Power, handling, driver comfort, road visibility...no good. But maybe that's just me. I drive a 2000 Honda Civic. But a number of people in Orange County do own Hummers, Exploders and Escalades, etc. A number of them are realtors...but don't get me started there.

But I guess you don't even need to have a Hummer to experience a coronary at the gas pump these days. Today, May 7, 2007, gasoline prices in the United States of America are only cents away from the all-time highest per gallon price in our nation's history.

And unfortunately, my opulent Orange County friends, there are few reasons to expect any future price declines as we approach the summer months and then the cooler fall and winter seasons.

So, I really do hope those of you are enjoying that gigantic beast of inefficiency and impractical machinery! Enjoy it, for the sake of the rest of us, who ride in your wake.

Now for all of you Hummer owners, if you ever see someone you've never met before at the gas station or on the road tell you to "f*&% off!" by flipping you the bird, view this site and it will help you with some background information as to the reasons why.


3 comments:

Vicki Lloyd said...

No Hummer in my garage, but gas prices are hurting me too. I get over 30 mpg on the freeway, but my driving habits (drive 4 blocks and stop to show a house, drive 9 blocks and stop again) I only get about 21 most of the time. Since you live in LF, try going to Costco for your gas. I just filled up yesterday and it was $3.42 for regular. The $1.50 per tank savings will buy you a Polish dog & soft drink! (grin!)

Markus Arelius said...

Thanks for the tip Vicki! I'll checkout Costco next time I'm near Alton/Spectrum! And I'm not one to shy away from a hotdog and a coke!

Limousine said...

Yes its true, gas prices are hurting.
So my advice is - no GAS only petrol.
And everything will be good!