With gas prices back down to $1.36 at the Sam’s Club in Jackson, MI, I’m wishing that I would not have set fire to my H2 (Kidding)
But seriously, those crazy $4.00 plus gas prices changed something inside my brain in regards to consumption. I have actually dropped insurance on the H2 to “storage only” and it is currently parked in my garage until it is called back into active duty. I also got rid of my Dodge Durango (15 MPG) and got my wife the Dodge Grand Caravan that she had been wanting (24 MPG) I also bought myself a nice little Ford Focus (39 MPG) I now officially own all of my vehicles! This is huge, bucause up until recently I’d been leasing something new every two to three years…money down the tubes. For the first time in a long time, I really feel like I’m making smart decisions with my finances, and I don’t ever want to go back to the “I’ve got to have the latest and greatest thing” mentality that I’ve lived with for the past 10 years.
Anyways, I’m sure enjoying these gas prices, but I don’t think they will last long. I also PRAY that these cheap prices don’t derail our attempts to create better alternatives to oil based transportation!