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Old 08-04-2005, 09:01 PM   #21
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Well, considering the ridiculously low gas price in the USA, I can understand you want one. Still, I hope the US government finally gets some sense and starts caring about the environment and raises the price for gas.

Here's an interesting figure (from http://www.trouw.nl/rubriek/1123070046158.html all the rest is in Dutch, but the figure is in English):
Price in EUR per liter

Country City aug-05

Turkey Istanbul € 1,598
Netherlands Amsterdam € 1,409
Norway Oslo € 1,350
United Kingdom London € 1,314
France Paris € 1,250
Belgium Brussels € 1,242
Germany Frankfurt € 1,189
Denmark Copenhagen € 1,186
Portugal Lisbon € 1,184
Lebanon Beirut € 1,177
Japan Tokyo € 1,108
Spain Madrid € 1,045
Finland Helsinki € 1,029
Ireland Dublin € 1,029
Czech Republic Prague € 1,001
Romania Bucharest € 1,001
Switzerland Geneva € 0,965
Bulgaria Sofia € 0,855
Greece Athens € 0,829
Serbia Belgrade € 0,793
Cuba Havana € 0,788
Brazil Brasilia € 0,772
Canada Toronto € 0,645
Taiwan Taipei € 0,644
United States Los Angeles, CA € 0,622
Nicaragua Managua € 0,589
South Africa Johannesburg € 0,522
Russia Moscow € 0,505
Panama Panama City € 0,493
Puerto Rico San Juan € 0,422
China Beijing € 0,401
Syria Damascus € 0,378
Nigeria Lagos € 0,297
Kuwait Kuwait City € 0,185
Egypt Cairo € 0,179
Venezuela Caracas € 0,037

Although a doubling of the price would be maybe too much, I think that a 50% increase in price might be reasonable. If they do it by raising the tax on gas, then Bush immediately has a source to pay off the huge deficit. And spend money on environmental protection.

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P.S. I'm also looking at you, Canada.
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Old 08-05-2005, 02:46 AM   #24
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Actually - the reason I posted this in FYM is because I thought it would spark the whole "gas guzzling machine born from war" type of reaction.

I'm seriously thinking about it. I would not buy it as my everyday car - only drive it occassionally. More of a hobby.
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Are you looking to get the original Hummer or H2? I wouldn't drive an H2 because every rich snot nose soccer mom out there is driving one. Get the original that says "I'm a bad man and will run you off the road." Plus, you could get the optional gun turret at the top of it and shoot small animals.
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by LoveTown
[B]hahaha great, I got somebody to adopt me and it's gone already!!

LoveTown maybe we can be sisters?
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Right - the original is about 100k, which is a little steep for me. But I hear ya!

I'm definitely thinking H2. I'm a big man and need a big machine. Lol.
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Are you looking to get the original Hummer or H2? I wouldn't drive an H2 because every rich snot nose soccer mom out there is driving one.
i imagine the H3 will soon usurp this distinction from its 'mid' sized brother as it starts around $30 000 USD.

a friend of mine grabbed an early one here in canada. he likes it.
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When I see one I assume the driver must be an asshole and the aggressively yellow one on my tail the other day did not help soften my viewpoint.
I know somebody who calls H2s "toolboxes", partly because of their square shape, partly because of the type of person who drives them!

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They get THIRTEEN MILES PER GALLON

Just say no.
I thought it was closer to TEN mpg! Either way, it's disgusting. On principle, I won't drive any car that gets less than 20 mpg. No matter how big and bad you think you are, you still need to breathe clean air.

I see so many H2s, 4x4s and SUVs clogging up our roads here. Because, after all, you need 4 wheel drive and a Hemi to navigate our flat, straight city streets. It's just an ego-wank, that's all.
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I think they're a disgusting waste of resources and can't believe anyone besides military personnel would either want one or have a legit reason for buying one.
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Hummers. A disgusting example of a culture which is hooked on status symbols and over-indulgence.
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I agree with the above two comments.
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yeah, me too.
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Those things are a fantastic symbol of the time honored American tradition of over-doing it.

Don't do it.
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I don't think those cars are necessary at all, either. They're not even pretty. They're like the Louis Vuitton's of cars: ugly as hell but everyone buys them for status.
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They're like the Louis Vuitton's of cars: ugly as hell but everyone buys them for status.
That's a great comparison. It's so true!
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