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71_Charger

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Hutchinson, Kansas
United States

 

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How I See It........My 2 Cents Worth

By 71_Charger

Please keep in mind, this is my opinion only.
I do not speak for anyone else. If you agree with me, Fine, if you disagree with me, that's fine too, this is just my 2 cents worth.

I hear people every day, whining and crying about the price they have to pay to enjoy their cars. Most of the people that I know are into "Muscle Cars", yet I hear others complaining about the same thing, "The Price Of Gas".
Well Here's What I Think......

Yes the price that we are paying for gas is outrageous, infact, it is at an all time high in the US. Oil has topped $100 a barrel, which trickles down to the consumer. We are currently paying anywhere from $3.00 to $4.00 a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline.

STOP WHINING!!!!!!!!!!

This is what you chose!!

I am no economic genius, but haven't you been paying attention?
All my life, oil based products, not just gasoline, has been on a constant and steady uphill climb. Price and demand. And personally, I don't see it EVER going down, price or demand. So, what is it I'm trying to say here?

I chose to own a Muscle Car, I made the decision early on, that I wanted to have a hobby that was going to cost me money every time I wanted to participate.
As the old saying goes....."You Got To Pay To Play The Game"

I have talked to people that have put "MEGA BUCKS" into their cars, and now are refusing to take their car to a car show or cruise because "The Price Of Gas Is Too High".
BULL!!!!!!! I say, You Got To Pay To Play The Game.
You have to go to the shows and cruises, they are not going to come to you.

What good is that Classic Muscle Car, or any customized or modified car gonna be sitting in the garage? You were willing to spend all that money for a car, but now you're not willing to send a lil more to cruise, or show it off. Then I say, sell it! Cut your losses and get rid of it.
You Got To Pay To Play The Game.
If you think it's too expensive to do it today, surprize,
it isn't gonna be any cheaper to do it tomorrow.

Ok, I'll get off my soapbox now.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Dodge500
Jun 10, 2009 at 4:17 pm
I know when I get my car done it wont be sittting in the garage after all the hours I put into it and money.Its going to driven the way its ment to be.As fast as the prise of gas rises lol....
 
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thejudge
Apr 7, 2008 at 12:34 am
I'm gonna hanger my 2.5 million dollar Lear jet till the price of jet fuel goes down I don't care if I'm paying 3500 a month for insurance I'm gonna park it anyway.
 
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CrazyPete
Apr 6, 2008 at 6:06 pm
I agree with ya 100% the old saying is you gotta pay to play............today i did get a good laugh i found one of my race gas invoices from 1993 and 110 octance was 3.50 a gallon boy have the times changed
 
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wayne6890
Apr 6, 2008 at 1:10 pm
AGREE, could not have said it any better!
 
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71_Charger
Apr 6, 2008 at 9:04 am
Hey, thanks for your comments.
Yea, I can't see putting thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours into a car, then complain cuz I had to pay $100.00 to get it to a car show.
Doesn't make sence to me.

UH-OH.......Now I've put in 4 cents.
 
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JoeBane
Apr 6, 2008 at 8:44 am
Gas could be 15 bucks a gallon, and i'd STILL go to the shows. Why bother having a classic car then, if you're going to leave it in the garage and whine about gas prices! SHOW OFF YOUR HARD WORK!! That's my 2 cents.
 
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99999999
Apr 6, 2008 at 8:27 am
I AGREE!!! Why have a Muscle Car and put all that time and money into for it to JUST sit in a garage?!?! There is so much fun to be had by taking it to car shows and crusins so that others can enjoy and admire your ride. PLUS you meet and make great friends too. And that can be priceless smile image
 
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tamatt79
Apr 6, 2008 at 7:58 am
As much as it sucks to pay these kind of prices for gas, you are correct. It is just a HUGE shock to all of us that prices have tripled in a 5 yr period. No where else in the car circle have prices on anything we need increased like this. frown image But you are so right in saying if we want to play, we are going to have to pay. Nothing we can do about it.
 

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