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Old 24th June 2005, 09:45   #31
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a definate nope.... i might walk a bit more now ... but drive with pedal to the metal as usual
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Old 24th June 2005, 11:12   #32
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I voted No....
I drive the car on the week-ends..my wife drives the car max 2 times a week. Majority of my running till date has been out of town trips so I dont see my driving pattern change.
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Old 24th June 2005, 11:16   #33
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I'd rather use my bikes more for city driving. But whenever I use my car, I use it the way it is supposed to be used; throttle it to the hilt. I also think of this fuel price increase as an oppurtunity for me to exercise a bit and reshape myself :-).
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Old 24th June 2005, 11:24   #34
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Affecting Driving Pattern... thats an understatement...

i sold my car !!!

just kiddin
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Old 24th June 2005, 11:30   #35
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No for me too....

It will surely pinch for a couple of times when I go to the petrol bunk, but then I will get accostomed to it
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Old 24th June 2005, 11:42   #36
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No, If I had changed the style of driving everytime teh fuel prices went up, I should have been walking 20 miles to work today..
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Old 24th June 2005, 11:57   #37
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well .. they may increase the price of fuel .. so what ?
apna income also increases every year

so that kinda neutralises it ..

fuel and money .. it's there to be burnt ..
what's the point of saving 50 bucks on a fill and then go have a double helping of baskin robbins with it ?

I mean, if one wants to save there are loads more areas one can do so, without lifting your foot off the pedal !
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Old 24th June 2005, 12:01   #38
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Don't drive the car enough to warrant a change in my driving pattern. I go 600 kms. (most) during a month. So I don't see it affecting me by more than a couple of hundred rupees.
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Old 24th June 2005, 12:09   #39
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No way, Though I ride a bike (whick aint an economy one anyways ;-)).
heck I may rethink about changing some other habits(read booze ) but no cuts on riding :-)
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Old 24th June 2005, 12:15   #40
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Nope. Its a diesel after all. The happiness of tanking up and looking at the bill at the pump far exceeds the frustration of slow launches .
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Old 24th June 2005, 12:23   #41
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Well my cars automatic and hence gives a pretty ****ty average.... so I feel guilty to pull it much now and stay as far away from the tempting red line on the tacho. I am not voting in the poll coz i think in a few days time i will be back to my red zone :-P
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Old 24th June 2005, 12:41   #42
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i wouldnt change my driving pattern..... but would see the fuel pump more often...
that would definately change my driving route more frequently
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Old 24th June 2005, 13:15   #43
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no for me too. in these city conditions we go the same way. we canot redline or try for economy. we need to follow the same old traffic.i mostly go in peak times so cant help.
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Old 24th June 2005, 13:32   #44
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i started taking out my kinetic more often, especially on weekends.

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Old 24th June 2005, 17:10   #45
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Never! Besides it wouldn't make too much of a difference anyway. I'll redline my car whenever and wherever i want to.
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