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Old 23rd June 2005, 18:23   #16
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Its going to makeme a little bit on the conservative side.....i am trying to save money for a lot of things.
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Old 23rd June 2005, 18:33   #17
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Petrol was Rs.20/- when I have started paying fuel bills from my pocket. As the Price kept growing upwards, I kept moving from vehicles with higher mileage to lower mileage. Hero Honda SS -- CBZ -- Zen -- Palio D

Fuel price hardly matters to me. But I keep bugging at the service center for that extra mile, but not at the cost of power..
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Old 23rd June 2005, 19:04   #18
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Yes I am affected, only when I fill petrol! Not while driving!!
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Old 23rd June 2005, 19:08   #19
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Hike in fuel prices will definitely not affect my driving pattern or driving style in any way.
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Old 23rd June 2005, 19:10   #20
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At present it will not affect my driving characteristics but if the price touches 50Rs mark then maybe i will start using my bike more than Car but will not change my driving style.
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Old 23rd June 2005, 19:10   #21
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When you've used a Gypsy for the last 11 years you get immune to these hikes. You live once Ride hard.
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Old 23rd June 2005, 20:42   #22
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No way....

I drive only on the weekends so it does not make much of a difference. And even if the price of fuel touches $100/barrel (which is being predicted)...I don't think I can stop driving the way I do now....

Now only if my company stops my regular transport....mmmm.....nah...even then I'll still be driving the way i do....

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Old 23rd June 2005, 20:45   #23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BuRnT RuBbEr
cant stop redlining...but maybe..idea of shifting to DXB may come into m mind.....


but there they have really strict automobile laws and restrictions on mods and top speeds....
Only one response to that - HA!
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Old 23rd June 2005, 20:57   #24
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Well, I will drive for Max F.E for the first one hour after filling up the gas.. Until the idea and the calculation of spending a few more bucks sinks in.. Then probably, i won't bother myself with the price-hike and drive normally. The amount is already Rs 47.35 for us bangaloreans.. If it touches anywhere near Rs 50.. I am gonna use my car only for the weekends and switch over to a bike/scooter..

That was an honest reply..
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Old 23rd June 2005, 22:17   #25
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I would say it won't change the driving pattern, but will surely make you think twice before getting a performance mod done.
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Old 23rd June 2005, 23:15   #26
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i would be lieing if i said a completely "NO".
I mean i will drive the same amt of miles like i do these days...but when i see the fuel needle going low...hmmmm...
i'll come out of the red part of the tacho... ...but NO, switch off the damn aircon man...lets go redlining again...
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Old 23rd June 2005, 23:27   #27
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.NO coz i always drive for economy..atleast try to ...i dont redline unless provoked .hahah
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Old 24th June 2005, 00:45   #28
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It really wont affect anyone.This issue will be in people's mind for another 2-4 days and then,everyone will be lining outside the gas station filling fuel as usual.

And as far as im concerned,i care a damn about it.There are better things in life to do than sit back and sulk over the fuel hike.

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Old 24th June 2005, 01:02   #29
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totally agree with x machine it will linger around in our minds for a while and then will be totally forgotten about.it wont change my driving style.will still hear my engine scream in every gear and will see my tachometer needle over the 5000 rpm mark.but i will use the ac less often then i do.


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Old 24th June 2005, 09:25   #30
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15 bucks to 50 bucks.. miles logged in getting more n more thats the only difference..
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